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Title: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on May 17, 2009, 03:21:19 PM
I for one watch a lot of TV shows in other ways than stumbling onto them on TV, so I thought I'd make a thread about it, for the rest of you who also prefer to pick your own TV shows. This is just like all the other "I finished watching" threads---list the last one(s) you saw and tell us what you thought.

Here are the last two episodes I saw:

I SPY season 2: "Blackout"  ----very interesting, hilarious, exciting, and the show just gets better and better. I'm working my way through all three seasons of I Spy--never seen any of them before (I'm a young'un) and am enjoying the heck out of them. I love how it all seems so plausible---the assigments, the problems, and how they get out of them. Other spy movies/shows are "Jose Jimenez is taking over the world!! Get your laser shovel and save the planet!!!" so it's refreshing to have one that's more grounded in reality. And I love when they let Cosby ad-lib and be himself, but he's a great dramatic actress. And I think I'm in love with Robert Culp (but not his white pants). :)

THE MUPPET SHOW season 3: starring Leslie Uggams and Danny Kaye (two different ones)------this is one I grew up with, but it's fun to see them in order because you can see the progression of how the muppets came to be how they are now--i.e. Gonzo just barely started talking like he does now, but his head is still squished. I love the muppets and their postmodern humor. Now that I'm older I have fun learning about the muppeteers---i.e. it's more obvious than ever now when Frank Oz's hand is in a puppet as opposed to Jerry Nelson, and spotting their voices is getting so easy, but still lots of fun.

How about you guys?
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Post by: Drusilla on May 17, 2009, 04:15:50 PM
Just finished Firefly again... still great again.
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Post by: RoninFox on May 17, 2009, 04:27:09 PM
THE MUPPET SHOW season 3: starring Leslie Uggams and Danny Kaye (two different ones)------this is one I grew up with, but it's fun to see them in order because you can see the progression of how the muppets came to be how they are now--i.e. Gonzo just barely started talking like he does now, but his head is still squished. I love the muppets and their postmodern humor. Now that I'm older I have fun learning about the muppeteers---i.e. it's more obvious than ever now when Frank Oz's hand is in a puppet as opposed to Jerry Nelson, and spotting their voices is getting so easy, but still lots of fun.

How about you guys?

I've been loving having the Muppet Show on DVD, and season 3 had the episode I was waiting for from the start, with Alice Cooper.  Never before had they had a guest that seemed like such a strange choice at first, but ended up so so perfectly matched.

I've been showing anais Battlestar Gallactica from the start (new series) and we've made it into season three.  We watched "Hero" last night, so "Unfinished Business" is next.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on May 18, 2009, 12:54:04 AM


I've been loving having the Muppet Show on DVD, and season 3 had the episode I was waiting for from the start, with Alice Cooper.  Never before had they had a guest that seemed like such a strange choice at first, but ended up so so perfectly matched.


I'm still waiting for my favorite----with Carol Burnett. Genius!! But I LOVE that Alice episode--- "do I get commission on soul rentals?" I love people who are willing to make fun of themselves. (he also made fun of himself on Monk, which I thought was hilarious)
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 18, 2009, 11:26:20 AM
"Kingdom" with Stephen Fry.
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Post by: MrTorso on May 20, 2009, 09:12:02 AM
I usually have several shows I am watching on DVD at any given time. Currently I am watching Duckman Season 2, Homicide Season 3, Titus Season 1, Lost Season 2 and X-Files Season 8.
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on May 20, 2009, 09:19:36 AM
I usually have several shows I am watching on DVD at any given time.

Me too. 

We're watching the West Wing (season 4), and now that we're done with Lost, I'm going to start The Shield.  Also, I'm waiting for Netflix to deliver Weeds (season 4) and True Blood.
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Post by: Thrifty on May 20, 2009, 09:28:44 AM
I been rewatching season 5 and 4 of Quantum Leap.

Lotta folks don't like season 5 because it migrates from a "Sam Beckett interacting with ordinary people's lives" to having a more sci-fi feel (like the three episodes with the evil leaper) and more interaction with famous people (Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Dr. Ruth).  Me though, I found those new terms much better and thought season 5 was the best.
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on May 20, 2009, 09:34:14 AM
Just watched Spaced for the first time a week ago.

Having loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, I have no idea why it took me that long to watch this. It is sheer brilliance!! Of course, I'm talking about the Region 1 release that only came out a year ago. The show was filmed in 99/01, so it's been a while.

If you ain't seen, it, do so ASAP.
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Post by: Thrifty on May 20, 2009, 10:58:32 AM
I usually have several shows I am watching on DVD at any given time.

Me too. 

Me three.  In fact, I have a binder with just "current shows" that I'm watching in it, so I can keep track without having to dig through cases.

In the rotation:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I don't really watch broadcast TV. Like ever, in fact. I fucking HATE commercials.  So I have certain nights where I watch some shows, and others just get filled in when I feel like it.  I don't watch movies that often; maybe 1-2 a week, max.


Same here, with the sole exception of 24 which I always watch on first run every time.  There's something about the realtime aspect of it that makes me desire commercials, so that the real time thing is accurate (as in, it takes an hour to watch an episode instead of 44 minutes).

My television DVD habits differ though, in that I will only watch one show at a time.  I don't often intersperse it with another DVD until I'm finished.
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Post by: dangfish on May 20, 2009, 11:46:00 AM
The bulk of my TV watching is from my DVR recordings.  Since I record most of my favorite new shows when they are broadcast, a good majority of my DVD watching are old shows.  In between my DVR watching, I've been working on these on DVD:

Star Trek Voyager -  season 7
I Spy - season 1
Dark Shadows - Year 1
Gunsmoke - Season 1
Scrubs - Season 6
Rockford Files - Season 2
Nip Tuck - Season 2
Robin of Sherwood - Season 1
Wild Wild West - Season 1
Wanted Dead or Alive - Season 1
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 2
Simpsons - Season 11
Family Guy - Volume 4
Futurerama -  Season 2
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Post by: dangfish on May 20, 2009, 02:48:03 PM
Oh yeah, forgot I'm also working on Futurama S4 and Wild Wild West season 1 (did you see that Season 2 is now on sale for like $20 new on Amazon?)

I might get season 2, but I probably won't go much beyond that.  I loved Wild Wild West as a kid but I saw some of the later ones a few years ago and they just get waaay too silly in the later seasons.  The first season you can almost take seriously and is more dramatic and suspenseful as a result. Not that the silliness doesn't have it's appeal.....I know that you don't turn to this show for realism but I'm afraid I would have to be 14 again to get the same joy out of the later seasons that I did before.
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 20, 2009, 03:04:17 PM
Just saw the pilot for Glee.  I really liked it. 
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Post by: Compound on May 20, 2009, 05:40:07 PM
True Blood, Season 1.  Kinda eh so far.
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Post by: Drusilla on May 20, 2009, 09:23:55 PM
True Blood, Season 1.  Kinda eh so far.

It gets better.
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Post by: RVR II on May 22, 2009, 06:35:50 PM
SmackDown Wrastlin 8)
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Post by: Tripe on May 23, 2009, 05:12:41 AM
Doctor Who: The Time Warrior

Oddly the previous story I watched was The Hand of Fear so I did the Sarah Jane bookends in reverse order.

I love Pertwee's wardrobe, aside from the shirts, ooh but those are horrid.

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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 23, 2009, 09:12:57 AM
The Brak Show season 1 disc 1.

I love old adult swim show.

Mom:How are you
Brak:Don't talk to me mom I'm a Murderer!
Mom:Oh dear.
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Post by: Tripe on May 23, 2009, 10:35:58 AM
Doctor Who: The Time Warrior

Oddly the previous story I watched was The Hand of Fear so I did the Sarah Jane bookends in reverse order.

I love Pertwee's wardrobe, aside from the shirts, ooh but those are horrid.



Never a big fan of crushed velvet myself.

I love it, not a fan of capes though so I'd probably give that a miss too :)
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on May 23, 2009, 04:09:52 PM
I Spy Season 2 Disc 5--almost done with season 2. It keeps getting better and better!
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Post by: Thrifty on May 23, 2009, 06:40:11 PM
I'm watching 24 season 7 right now.

Despite that I already saw every episode when it was first run just a few months ago.  I especially like the commentaries.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on May 24, 2009, 02:07:10 PM
Watched a lot recently

Bob Newhart Show season 3
Monk season 5
Muppet Show season 2
I Spy season 2 (just finished it!)
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on May 24, 2009, 03:05:15 PM
I just remembered the other one I watched recently: BLACKADDER III ----the planet's best blackadder, IMHO. most likely because Hugh Laurie as a foppish moron is a great foil to Blackadder's biting cynicism, and Baldrick complete's the picture. Perhaps it's also that Britain's history is ripe for satire---Wlliam Pitt the younger, the Scarlet Pimpernel, mad king George III, etc. I love this like crazy. Here's one of my fav quotes (pardon mistakes--tis from memory)

"Then go out in the street and hire me a horse"
"Hire you a horse? For ninepence? On Jewish new year in the rain? A mere fortnight after the Dreaded Horse Plague of Old London Town? With the blacksmith's strike in it's 14th week and the Dorset Horse Fetishist's Fair tomorrow?"
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Post by: jana on May 24, 2009, 05:06:28 PM
I just remembered the other one I watched recently: BLACKADDER III ----the planet's best blackadder, IMHO. most likely because Hugh Laurie as a foppish moron...

I love telling people who watch House about Blackadder. Especially the ones who are like "OMG I R teh biggest Hugh Laurie fan!!!1".
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Post by: Tripe on May 24, 2009, 05:36:13 PM
I've always been most partial to Blackadder II, myself.

I find the first one a little underrated. But yeah II is still my favourite, Tim Machinery is so much more entertaining as Percy than as Darling (he was one of the best Mercutios I've ever seen as well, but that's digressive).

The best episode of III is the one featuring she who makes II so bally brilliant, Miranda Richardson.
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Post by: Darth Geek on May 24, 2009, 09:24:00 PM
I've always been most partial to Blackadder II, myself.

I find the first one a little underrated. But yeah II is still my favourite, Tim Machinery is so much more entertaining as Percy than as Darling (he was one of the best Mercutios I've ever seen as well, but that's digressive).

The best episode of III is the one featuring she who makes II so bally brilliant, Miranda Richardson.
Agreed. While I do like III, I thought the setting was the least interesting and gave them the least material to work with.
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Post by: jana on May 25, 2009, 07:46:12 AM
I just remembered the other one I watched recently: BLACKADDER III ----the planet's best blackadder, IMHO. most likely because Hugh Laurie as a foppish moron...

I love telling people who watch House about Blackadder. Especially the ones who are like "OMG I R teh biggest Hugh Laurie fan!!!1".

This is the main reason I won't watch House. It's such a fucking waste of the man's talents.

Except for showing off his adaptation of an American accent.
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Post by: Tripe on May 25, 2009, 10:57:28 AM
He already did that:

http://www.youtube.com/v/6riY-103vbc&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0xcc2550&color2=0xe87a9f&border=1
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Post by: Darth Geek on May 25, 2009, 03:33:52 PM
He already did that:

http://www.youtube.com/v/6riY-103vbc&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0xcc2550&color2=0xe87a9f&border=1
That was KICK ASS!
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on May 26, 2009, 12:08:25 PM
I have to agree--that video is genius. Jeeves and Wooster go to Nashville. I love those two. Sorry to start a war over Blackadder II vs III. Personally I could never get into II, except for it's segment on the BRILLIANT "Blackadder's Christmas Carol." Pure genius.

Anyway, enough war. Memorial day is over!!!

Watched more Bob Newhart Show, this time season 4. Some of my favorite eps are on season 4, i.e. the one I watched last night, "Death of a Fruitman"---John  Fiedler is my hero!
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on May 26, 2009, 12:12:54 PM
a tedious "Twilight Zone"? My whole world is crumbling!
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Post by: anais.jude on June 01, 2009, 06:07:32 PM
Star Trek TOS. I'm on The Menagerie Part 1. Oh Capt Pike, we hardly knew ye
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 01, 2009, 09:03:50 PM
Dead Like Me Season 1 disc 1

Decided to give this show a try.

Pretty funny.

Has a kind of Dougles Adams feel to it.
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Post by: anais.jude on June 02, 2009, 05:05:02 PM
Oh now I'm on the first episode with chekov!!!!
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Post by: anais.jude on June 02, 2009, 06:04:35 PM
I would like to mention I'm 14 episodes in and kirk hasn't boned anything!
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 05, 2009, 06:49:52 PM
When I get ready in the morning, I usually have either Gilmore Girls or Pushing Daisies playing on the DVD player in my room. It helps me develop my girlish whimsy for the day.  :-*

Of course, once I get enough money the second season of Star Trek: TNG will help keep Lorelai and Ned company.
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Post by: mrbasehart on June 05, 2009, 06:53:12 PM
When I get ready in the morning, I usually have either Gilmore Girls or Pushing Daisies playing on the DVD player in my room. It helps me develop my girlish whimsy for the day.  :-*

Would it be wrong of me to admit my love for the Gilmore Girls (yet again)? 

Oh, and RIP, Pushing Daisies.   :'(
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 05, 2009, 07:11:07 PM
Would it be wrong of me to admit my love for the Gilmore Girls (yet again)? 

Never!

Quote
Oh, and RIP, Pushing Daisies.   :'(

Yes, one of those sad cases where a series really does live up to its name.

Nice to see that Anna Friel is still getting work, though.
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Post by: CSAllen on June 07, 2009, 02:18:26 PM
Add Netflix streaming...

I streamed series 1 of The IT Crowd, a British show -- I must say that it had me teary-eyed (with laughter) on several occasions.  It borders on cheesy and over-the-top at times... but in a good way.



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Post by: Darth Geek on June 07, 2009, 02:34:26 PM
I'm watching more Shaun the Sheep from Netflix. As soon as it comes out in season sets, I'm getting them.

Funniest thing ever:
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/ryandowney902/ShaunSheepPig.jpg)
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on June 07, 2009, 02:36:24 PM
just saw a few episodes of HOUSE for the first time---brilliant performance by Hugh who will always be the Prince Regent and Wooster to me :)

Also watched some Animaniacs--why don't they make them this good anymore? Hilarious for kids and adults, educational but not preachy, entertaining to the last drop (except buttons and mindy). how I miss the good shows
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Post by: Tripe on June 22, 2009, 02:15:10 PM
The entirity of Extras

&

Season/Series two of Jonathan Creek

I'd forgotten how The Problems at Gallows Gate was resolved so that was even more fun to watch. :)
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Post by: Tripe on July 04, 2009, 05:48:08 AM
Oh, my turn again.

Dr Who: Carnival of Monsters

Thrill as the Doctor faces the terrifying glove puppets of doom, groan as you endure the tedium of Jo. Actually one of my all time favourite stories, I just don't get the whole Katy Manning thing, I should have listened to her audio commentary but I couldn't be bothered (now one by Lis Sladen, that I'll always listen to)

One of the best things on the DVD is the little bit of test footage the BBC produced about chroma key; it's interesting to hear the producer speculating about one day making entire movies without sets in the traditional sense.
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 04, 2009, 06:23:46 AM
We just started on the first season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and we just finished up season one of Deadwood.
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Post by: dangfish on July 04, 2009, 11:36:04 AM
In the summer I always break out the DVD set collections & kick netflix into high gear.  I just finished re-watching ST Voyager after starting the series from the beginning two summers ago.  I've started on season three of Next Generation (not really interested in re-watching the first two seasons. Season 3 is where it really started to get good).  I'm also finally getting back to The Shield after two years off. I just started season 4.  It's a little hard to jump back into but I remember all the bigger plot points and I rewatched the last disc of season 3 to refresh my memory. Also started on season five of Rockford Files and am finishing up season one of Magnum P.I.  I've always loved Rockford Files and have finally started to appreciate Magnum, although it's no Rockford.   I also started watching Nip/Tuck season two after watching season one two years ago.  And I'm also still working on season five of Mission Impossible and season one of Gunsmoke.  I like new shows too, honest,  but when I purchase DVDs I usually stick with old shows because most of my new shows I DVR during the tv season and watch them then.  I'm a huge LOST nut and kept telling everybody I was going to re-watch the whole series over the summer in preperation of the final season in Jan. but with all this other crap I'm watching it doesn't look good for LOST.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 04, 2009, 11:56:02 AM
I watched all of the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited episode. Now I will watch Superman: TAS..
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Post by: Compound on July 04, 2009, 03:10:45 PM
I've been hopping back and forth between Burn Notice and Parker Lewis Can't Lose.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on July 05, 2009, 01:51:57 PM
Still on my Animaniacs/Pinky and the Brain kick. jUst watched one of my FAVORITE episodes, the Animaniacs 65th Anniversary Special. The whole thing is great, especially the brilliantly cheesy song, "silly bizarre crazy mad... and KOOKY! Yakko, wakko and DOT, they're hip they're cool they're Ho-ot!" and Jim Cummings' brilliant impression of old early sound cartoons, "I'm a-frolickin' in the outback, just as chipper as I can be...." But the best part of this episode are the end credits. Go read them! They are HILARIOUS!!
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Post by: dangfish on July 05, 2009, 02:29:47 PM
There are still 5-10 good eps in the first two seasons of TNG - Elementary Dear Data, Conspiracy, 110010001, Measure of a Man, The Big Goodbye, Where Silence Has Lease...

I agree. In fact, I would say there are several decent episodes in the first two seasons.  I'm just skipping them now for a few different reasons: I used to have most of the first two seasons on VHS and watched them to death. Plus, my DVD sets start with season 3.  One of these days I'll get the first two, but I'm not in any great hurry.  On a slightly off-topic note, I was surprised to find the complete Star Trek animated series at Best Buy for 15 bucks the other day.  I snatched up the last one. Have always meant to pick it up at some point.  Two days after this purchase I saw the exact same item on sale at a mall store for 60 bucks!  Made me feel good.
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Post by: Tripe on July 05, 2009, 04:39:54 PM
Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage
Marple: The Body in the Library
Marple: 4.50 From Paddington


Ooh I love these shows, I still think Hickson is the best actress to play Jane but Geraldine McEwan is great (Ive not seen any of Julia McKenzie's turns yet though I think one of them is on PBS tonight so I'll check that out). I also love playing British character/comedic actor bingo with the guest stars. :)

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Post by: CSAllen on July 05, 2009, 07:10:22 PM
Police Squad (in color!) -- it's the 1982 TV show upon which the Naked Gun series was based.  I highly recommend it to anyone that liked the Naked Gun or Airplane movies.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 05, 2009, 09:54:22 PM
Police Squad (in color!) -- it's the 1982 TV show upon which the Naked Gun series was based.  I highly recommend it to anyone that liked the Naked Gun or Airplane movies.


I finished this not long ago. I'm old enough to remember when these first aired, and thinking that "Sugar is sweet--I'm gonna break your face" was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen.  As an adult, I think my favorite bit was, "It took me three weeks to find her apartment--she neglected to give me her address."

Or the search for the Naked Female Robber who'd be targeting laundromats..."I'd just finished doing my laundry when a call came...."

Was impressed with Kathryn Leigh Scott - Maggie Evans from the old "Dark Shadows" - in the first one.  Really good with that kind of comedy.
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Post by: Cosmic Muse on July 06, 2009, 08:57:20 AM
I've been watching a lot of Unsolved Mysteries on DVD, mostly their Ghost and UFO related DVDs. I just love a good true life paranormal show every now and again.
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Post by: CSAllen on July 06, 2009, 03:59:49 PM
I've been watching a lot of Unsolved Mysteries on DVD, mostly their Ghost and UFO related DVDs. I just love a good true life paranormal show every now and again.

The show Sightings was one of my faves.  It's pretty much the same thing.

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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 07, 2009, 05:29:24 AM
Kingdom with Stephen Fry.  It's a comedy/drama about a lawyer in a small town. Not flashy cases or murders but good stories and a "story arc" about his brother - who was his law partner - committing suicide.  After he's gone, Fry's character starts to find out all sorts of stuff he never knew about his brother (I won't give it away).  Tony Slattery has a nice bit in it as the town eccentric.

They've only shown one season here in the states on PBS. But someone's been nice enough to put the whole of season two up on YouTube and is putting up season three as it comes out....
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Post by: Tripe on July 07, 2009, 05:39:19 AM
Henry VIII - I like Ray Winstone and the show is OK while playing not as fast and loose with history as the more recent depiction of the be dropsied ones reign (which I'll be rewatching in a bit).

What is wierd is hearing Helena Bonham Carter and the show's director both describe Winstone as "Sexy" in the making of feature. Er I know he was in Sexy Beast and all but really.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on July 07, 2009, 12:45:28 PM
Mary Tyler Moore season 3

Such a great show!
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 07, 2009, 12:55:23 PM
Henry VIII - I like Ray Winstone and the show is OK while playing not as fast and loose with history as the more recent depiction of the be dropsied ones reign (which I'll be rewatching in a bit).

What is wierd is hearing Helena Bonham Carter and the show's director both describe Winstone as "Sexy" in the making of feature. Er I know he was in Sexy Beast and all but really.

(http://content6.flixster.com/skin/profile/10/84/29/10842944_profile_mbox_background.jpg)

Game, set and match to Mr. Winstone. 
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Post by: RVR II on July 07, 2009, 12:59:40 PM
WHO THE HELL TOOK A PICTURE OF ME LAYING OUT IN CANCUN?!?!?! :angry:
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 07, 2009, 01:56:01 PM
WHO THE HELL TOOK A PICTURE OF ME LAYING OUT IN CANCUN?!?!?! :angry:

That's the accuracy of google maps for ya.
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Post by: RVR II on July 07, 2009, 02:03:37 PM
WHO THE HELL TOOK A PICTURE OF ME LAYING OUT IN CANCUN?!?!?! :angry:

That's the accuracy of google maps for ya.
True..
In Fact, we Zoomed in on our land we purchased using Google Earth 5.0 ad Man! That's Close! :o
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 08, 2009, 06:00:00 PM
I'm watching Wonderfalls. Haven't seen that in a long while. Hilarious series...
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 08, 2009, 07:31:10 PM
I'm watching Wonderfalls. Haven't seen that in a long while. Hilarious series...

Caroline Dhavernas.... *sigh*
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on July 08, 2009, 10:10:13 PM
Just watched more Mary Tyler Moore show and I am astounded at the brilliance of the amazing Nancy Walker.
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Post by: torgosPizza on July 09, 2009, 09:25:50 AM
I started watching Californication (from Showtime) available via Netflix Instant. And I gotta say - it is awesome so far. Besides the copious amounts of nudity (which usually doesn't last for very long), the characters are really well defined, especially involving Duchovny's character and his demons.

Combining those attributes, and Mulder's penchant for starting fights and making fun of people, it's quickly becoming one of my favorite shows (which I'm, once again, finding late in the game). Anyone else a fan?
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Post by: TheBatman on July 10, 2009, 12:32:36 PM
Batman: Animated Series - The really dark one made in the 90's. Best animated version of Batman ever

Fist of the North Star - Now picture Mad Max, now instead of picturing Mel Gibson as Max picture Bruce Lee on steroids and that is the hero of this fantastic anime about a wandering Kung Fu expert who makes people's heads explode by touching them on various pressure points on their body.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 10, 2009, 01:19:35 PM
finished Wonderfalls. Now I'm watching Spielberg's 80s tv series Amazing Stories. It is like a more varied Twilight Zone. Short stories that vary from week to week. Some are drama, others are comedy, etc.

 Just watched one where a guy is playing mummy in a movie. While in costume he is informed his wife went into labor at the local hospital. He races there, still in costume. The locals think he is a legendary mummy that haunts the local swamps and try to kill him. Eventually the REAL mummy gets loose. Very funny stuff.

One the next disk is my favorite one. A beaten down guy who is married to a hag of a wife, has a Harri Krishna son and a young punk son and has a lousy job escapes every night into watching TV. But when the wife sells the set he runs out and buys a new one from a strange dealer. When the wife is yelling at him again he in frustration points the remote at her and she disappears. At first he makes her a game show model, but soon turns her into June Cleaver. He turns the older son into Faceman from the A-team and the younger son into Gary Coleman from Different Strokes.  Eventually tons more TV personalities escape including: The Hulk, KITT, Ed McMahon, and more. It is hilarious!
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Post by: Darth Geek on July 10, 2009, 08:05:49 PM
finished Wonderfalls. Now I'm watching Spielberg's 80s tv series Amazing Stories. It is like a more varied Twilight Zone. Short stories that vary from week to week. Some are drama, others are comedy, etc.

 Just watched one where a guy is playing mummy in a movie. While in costume he is informed his wife went into labor at the local hospital. He races there, still in costume. The locals think he is a legendary mummy that haunts the local swamps and try to kill him. Eventually the REAL mummy gets loose. Very funny stuff.

One the next disk is my favorite one. A beaten down guy who is married to a hag of a wife, has a Harri Krishna son and a young punk son and has a lousy job escapes every night into watching TV. But when the wife sells the set he runs out and buys a new one from a strange dealer. When the wife is yelling at him again he in frustration points the remote at her and she disappears. At first he makes her a game show model, but soon turns her into June Cleaver. He turns the older son into Faceman from the A-team and the younger son into Gary Coleman from Different Strokes.  Eventually tons more TV personalities escape including: The Hulk, KITT, Ed McMahon, and more. It is hilarious!
That sounds awesome!
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 11, 2009, 05:09:47 AM
finished Wonderfalls. Now I'm watching Spielberg's 80s tv series Amazing Stories. It is like a more varied Twilight Zone. Short stories that vary from week to week. Some are drama, others are comedy, etc.

 Just watched one where a guy is playing mummy in a movie. While in costume he is informed his wife went into labor at the local hospital. He races there, still in costume. The locals think he is a legendary mummy that haunts the local swamps and try to kill him. Eventually the REAL mummy gets loose. Very funny stuff.

One the next disk is my favorite one. A beaten down guy who is married to a hag of a wife, has a Harri Krishna son and a young punk son and has a lousy job escapes every night into watching TV. But when the wife sells the set he runs out and buys a new one from a strange dealer. When the wife is yelling at him again he in frustration points the remote at her and she disappears. At first he makes her a game show model, but soon turns her into June Cleaver. He turns the older son into Faceman from the A-team and the younger son into Gary Coleman from Different Strokes.  Eventually tons more TV personalities escape including: The Hulk, KITT, Ed McMahon, and more. It is hilarious!
That sounds awesome!

It is: here is TV.com's full summary (http://www.tv.com/amazing-stories/remote-control-man/episode/47200/summary.html)

Also forgot to mention.. the punk son.. is played by Chunk from Goonies! Also Richard Simmons, Clara Peller (Where's the Beef lady), and Jake Steinfield (Body by Jake) are in the end part.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on July 11, 2009, 06:38:13 AM
The first five episodes of Reboot.

The animation is a little clunky,and the plot arcs haven't started yet but i was surprised at how well the show has held up.  Most of the humor is still funny and the episodes are much better written then today's cartoon fare.  I can't wait to see more.  Anyone who hasn't seen this show should check it out it's up on Youtube.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 11, 2009, 02:48:58 PM
Me and Tyrant are in the midst of a Transformers marathon. We're planning on watching it all start to finish, with the movie where it needs to be. We met because of Transformers, so we're having fun. :^)
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 11, 2009, 06:44:35 PM
Me and Tyrant are in the midst of a Transformers marathon. We're planning on watching it all start to finish, with the movie where it needs to be. We met because of Transformers, so we're having fun. :^)
Shout box set?
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 11, 2009, 09:06:10 PM
Yup. It's a nice set. It's got a cool cast reunion in the special features where they just all sit around and reminisce. Cool stuff.
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Post by: Darth Geek on July 12, 2009, 08:27:43 AM
Blackadder III a few days ago, and Blackadder I yesterday. The addition of Hugh Laurie is great, but not nearly as funny as Miranda Richardson from II, and noone, noone compares to the sheer force of nature that is Brian Blessed! I like the writing and plots of Blackadder I, better, too.
I think it's still a tossup between I and II as my favorites. Although I enjoy the idiocy of Atkinson's Blackadder I character. It's much more fun to see a conniving slimy prick get his commuppance when he is not as smart as he thinks he is, rather than when he actually is smarter than those surrounding him.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 12, 2009, 02:45:53 PM
Yup. It's a nice set. It's got a cool cast reunion in the special features where they just all sit around and reminisce. Cool stuff.
Iordered it and the GI Joe set. TF one shipped on about Saturday...

Then I can trade the Rhino Sets in at a local store. Will then get Armada/Energon/Cybertron box sets.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on July 12, 2009, 03:34:24 PM
I've come to appreciate the more highly allusive nature of "The Black Adder" in recent years--I think it doesn't resonate with a lot of Americans because, while the humor is occasionally very broad, a lot of the funny depends on a knowledge of British history and literature that people simply don't have.

Blackadder III is usually the favorite, and it's much more self-contained (and the Prince is a buffoon-character easily responded to).  I think the lower-class genius serving the upper-class twit is appealing to Americans as well.


III is my favorite too, and that's why---I know the history and culture. I love smart humor like that. But I think that's why a lot of people don't get a lot of british humor--we americans are so uneducated
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 12, 2009, 04:55:34 PM
"Being Human" on YouTube (Ghost, Vampire and a Werewolf rooming together trying to be normal)

Haven't decided what I think of it yet.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on July 13, 2009, 12:41:03 PM
They're Pinky and the Brain....

I was actually watching the one where he becomes a folk hero, Big Johnny Brain Jones Peach Pit Bill Boone Crocket. And Star Warners. And a couple others, but I love those.
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Post by: Tripe on July 13, 2009, 01:58:05 PM
Marple: The Moving Finger Not the best but Emilia Fox is pretty damn sexy with red hair, if only the wig had been shaped differently.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 13, 2009, 04:07:24 PM
V the original mini series...
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 13, 2009, 08:31:23 PM
V the original mini series...

I'm saving that.  I'm not hopeful for the new version. Figure they'll dumb it down like they're doing with these "remakes" of sci-fi movies.

Might watch that the night the new V show premiers
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Post by: ManUnderMask on July 13, 2009, 11:21:40 PM
Kamen Rider Hibiki. I love this show! Plus the entire Kamen Rider brand isn't too bad either.
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Post by: James of LinHood on July 14, 2009, 08:51:03 AM
I just started rewatching season 1 of The X-Files.  Even though I have all the seasons on DVD it's been years since I last watched this show.  Rewatching this show is reminding me why this is one of my favorite TV shows ever.   8)

EDIT: I just realized that the FBI is now paying me to surf!  Woo hoo!   :P
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 14, 2009, 12:52:42 PM
watching Cowboy Bebop
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Post by: Tripe on July 14, 2009, 02:55:58 PM
Marple: By The Pricking of My Thumbs

Lovely, a perfect blend of genteel and homicidal as all the best ones are. Plus this is really a Tommy and Tuppence story  (and they could really do with more adaptations, there roles in it for at least four pairs of actors), and they almost get the ages right.

Much better than The Moving Finger.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 14, 2009, 07:58:17 PM
Marple: By The Pricking of My Thumbs

Lovely, a perfect blend of genteel and homicidal as all the best ones are. Plus this is really a Tommy and Tuppence story  (and they could really do with more adaptations, there roles in it for at least four pairs of actors), and they almost get the ages right.

Much better than The Moving Finger.
They showed A Pocket Full of Rye here last night.  Good production but kept wishing it was Mrs. Farnaby instead....   :)
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Post by: Tripe on July 15, 2009, 04:33:39 AM
Yes, I'm still in two minds about Julia. She's not bad but my top two are still Joan and Geraldine.

Thing is there aren't that many left to adapt unless they want to do what they did with By The Pricking of my Thumbs  and The Sittaford Mystery or something.

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Post by: mrbasehart on July 15, 2009, 06:38:52 AM
Been watching Charlie Brooker's new show, You Have Been Watching, which is Have I Got News For You, just about television rather than politics.  Funny stuff.
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 19, 2009, 08:05:43 PM
Watching the first episode of an anime series called Taisho Baseball Girls.  It's a wonderful, gentle little comedy series set in Tokyo in 1925 and at an all girls school.  One girl decides wants to play baseball and begins to rope in her classmates to do so.  It's quite lovely, and an antidote to the hyper crazy stuff that you sometimes see in anime.
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Post by: RVR II on July 20, 2009, 04:23:06 AM
Been watching my Beavis and Butthead: The Complete Series incl. Music videos on dvd while the wife is on vacation this week in Miami 8)
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on July 20, 2009, 08:40:02 AM
Watching the Little Dorrit miniseries on my netflix. As a Dickens fan I've been pretty impressed so far, even if the story moves a bit slow in some points. The sets and costumes look great and the cast is top notch.

And who wouldn't love Andy Serkis as a psychotic murdering Frenchman?
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 20, 2009, 10:34:04 AM
GI Joe...
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on August 01, 2009, 01:36:01 PM
SGC2C
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Post by: Rattrap007 on August 02, 2009, 06:06:38 PM
Well not on DVD or anything, but just watched two episodes of Newhart. Laughed my ass off.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 03, 2009, 02:49:24 PM
Dragnet 1967
Seems pretty dated when dealing with drugs but with everything else it feels more real then something modern like CSI.  I forgot Harry Morgan was in this show.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 03, 2009, 04:33:26 PM
I forgot Harry Morgan was in this show.

That's why they cast him in the Tom Hanks movie.  He plays the same character just promoted.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 03, 2009, 04:54:03 PM
I have never seen the movie,was it any good.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 04, 2009, 07:13:50 AM
Seinfeld season 4.
One of the best seasons but it still isn't making the pain of The Room go away.  I need help.
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 04, 2009, 09:13:59 AM
Seinfeld season 4.
One of the best seasons but it still isn't making the pain of The Room go away.  I need help.
Dead Alive (AKA Braindead)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 04, 2009, 09:16:44 AM
I'll have to see if my brother own that,it sounds like the type of movie he would own.
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 04, 2009, 09:30:14 AM
I'll have to see if my brother own that,it sounds like the type of movie he would own.
It's also the type of movie that should have come out with a Special Edition by now with LOTS of features!

Dead Alive is definitely the greatest fun horror movie of all time.
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Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2009, 10:53:34 AM
Watched Ep. 4 of Being Human tonight.  One great thing about these 6-episode seasons is that a lot of shit goes down pretty fast.

Watched the first episode a moment ago, it's fairly ace.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 04, 2009, 07:42:27 PM
Watched Ep. 4 of Being Human tonight.  One great thing about these 6-episode seasons is that a lot of shit goes down pretty fast.

Watched the first episode a moment ago, it's fairly ace.

Yeah, if PSCD hadn't posted about it in this very thread a few pages back I'd have never found it.  I like it a lot.
See....I am good for something once in awhile.   ;)
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 04, 2009, 07:45:02 PM
Watched Ep. 4 of Being Human tonight.  One great thing about these 6-episode seasons is that a lot of shit goes down pretty fast.

Watched the first episode a moment ago, it's fairly ace.

Yeah, if PSCD hadn't posted about it in this very thread a few pages back I'd have never found it.  I like it a lot.
See....I am good for something once in awhile.   ;)
That's what he said.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on August 05, 2009, 03:44:36 PM
MONK SEASON 7! Yay!!
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 06, 2009, 11:24:39 PM
Right now I'm watching an episode of The Night Gallery.  Vincent Price is having dinner with Bill Bixby and a goat (no joke). 
Earlier tonight I watched a few episodes of "Man to Man with Dean Learner", which I hadn't heard of until today.  It's a fake English talk-show, hosted by a sleazy strip-club owner/porn producer named Dean Learner.  Fans of British comedy should probably check it out.

Also, I can't recommend "Look Around You" enough. 
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 06, 2009, 11:46:09 PM
SGC2C

I watched the one with Peter Fonda and Buzz Aldrin the other night (not together).  I love it.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on August 07, 2009, 12:35:21 PM
finished off Monk season 7 just in time for tonight when they show the first episode of season 8, the final season.  :'( But I'm excited about it.  :D
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 07, 2009, 02:21:02 PM

Also, I can't recommend "Look Around You" enough. 

Seconded.  My wife and I watched the first series back in 2005, and then I watched the second one and told her she wouldn't like it.  Well recently I've been downloading it to make hard copies of (it's not available in the states), and watching it again it's as good as the first series, just in a very different way.  I also loved the callback joke in the first episode: "Thanks, Tchaikovsky. Thaikovsky."

It's very very dry humor, but if you're attentive (and fairly science-aware, for the first series), it's awesome.

Thanks Hanks.  Thanks.
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Post by: dangfish on August 07, 2009, 03:01:23 PM
My original summer plan was to watch Star Trek TNG over again and watch my second season of Nip Tuck that has been sitting on my self for three years.  Then I was planning on getting the rest of the series from netflix.  I only watched a few of each and then crime shows kind of unexpectantly took over my summer. I've watched three seasons of the Shield (maybe the best cop show ever but reeaallllly intense) and almost two seasons of  Magnum PI.  I've always been a huge Rockford Files fan but it took me a couple of decades to finally appreciate Magnum.  Also watched season five of Mission Impossible and quite a bit of Alfred Hitchcock Presents season two. And of course I've gotten in a bit of MST and Rifftrax  as well. Oh....and in the last week I've been watching a bit of Roger Moore as The Saint.  I like this show in small doses. 

On the non-DVD front I enjoyed the third season of Primeval, although I agree with the majority that it wasn't quite as good as the first two seasons. I did like the new guy though.   I also watched Burn Notice, although I'm a couple behind now. And I'm really enjoying Warehouse 13 on syfy.
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Post by: dangfish on August 08, 2009, 07:27:42 AM

 
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And Dangfish, I think Magnum actually holds up really well to viewing 20 years on, but my wife can't stop commenting on how "short his shorts are," at which I sort of roll my eyes and turn up the volume.
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Yeah, a lot of 80's shows feel soooo dated now (Miami Vice and  Simon&Simon to name a couple)  but Magnum is pretty much timeless.  I've noticed that the better shows and books very often are.  It's a sign of quality.  Despite watching so much of it this summer I never noticed the short shorts thing, or I did and instantly forgot.   Either I'm not very observant or I have the common reaction of most men.   
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Post by: dangfish on August 08, 2009, 12:13:11 PM
The characters on Magnum are awesome. TC, Rick, Higgins, Ice Pick, Lt. Tanaka, Mac, hell, I even don't mind Luther Gillis. 


Yeah.  The whole friendship thing between these characters is really at the heart of the show.  As I said, I never could get into the show when it was on or in reruns.  A couple of friends (knowing my tastes) insisted that I try again.  This time I started from the beginning and it finally clicked.  Very few shows are able to successfully combine comedy, drama, action, and adventure in the way that this show did.  Higgins is slowly becoming one of my favorite TV characters of all time.  Almost any scene with him is guaranteed is be entertaining. I'm seeing most of these episodes for the first time, and I haven't gotten to Luther Gillis yet.  I guess he wasn't in the first couple of seasons. 
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Post by: Rattrap007 on August 08, 2009, 02:02:58 PM
Watching some episodes of Bullshit
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Post by: Action Batch on August 08, 2009, 02:09:02 PM
Watching some episodes of Bullshit

I love that show!
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Post by: anais.jude on August 10, 2009, 05:46:21 AM
Season 2 Disc 2 of Strangers with Candy. I'm watching the Cult episode. Man I love me some Alan Tudyk!!!


"Harken to my voice"
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 10, 2009, 08:04:09 AM
More of Chef! with Lenny Henry.

Season 3 is depressing, isn't it?
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on August 10, 2009, 12:11:21 PM
Realized how long it's been since I watched Animaniacs vol 2. That was great to watch again. A lot of classic episodes like "The dragon! The Dragon!! The dragon!" and the dracula one, which was funny since I just saw Twilight. I prefer this kind of vampire.
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Post by: Tripe on August 10, 2009, 12:13:50 PM
Torchwood Series 1 most of the discs, possibly the most annoying menu screens ever.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 10, 2009, 05:11:04 PM
How long have I been a blue beer drinker, I wonder?  Last time I noticed I was still a part of Disembaudio's Squadio".  Maybe they kicked me off the team.

Staying on topic, the last tv DVD set I watched was Night Gallery Season 2. 
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Post by: Tripe on August 10, 2009, 05:23:38 PM
How long have I been a blue beer drinker, I wonder? 
Since your 50th post.
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Post by: dangfish on August 10, 2009, 06:05:44 PM
How long have I been a blue beer drinker, I wonder?  Last time I noticed I was still a part of Disembaudio's Squadio".  Maybe they kicked me off the team.

Staying on topic, the last tv DVD set I watched was Night Gallery Season 2. 

Funny you mention Night Gallery, which is a great show by the way.  My antique collecting friend was reading from a very old TV guide and there was this whole article about a pre- Twilight Zone Rod Serling show.  It was a western called Loner.  It was only on one season but apparently Serling wrote all the episodes, which immediately makes me want to see it.  Can't believe I just learned about it today.  Anybody else know anything about it?
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 10, 2009, 07:49:46 PM
I knew he did something before the Zone, but I had no idea it was a western show,
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 10, 2009, 08:05:42 PM
Wasn't before Zone it was after. 1965 - 66. Zone was cancelled in '64.

It starred Lloyd Bridges and tried to be more serious than just you're regular shoot 'em up.

There's a documentary on Serling's life called, "Submitted For Your Approval" that shows a clip from it - Bridges arguing with Brock Peters about if Peters tries to stand up to the racists in town he's only going to get himself killed.

And there's this.

http://www.youtube.com/v/9L1DeOKAaEg&hl=en&fs=1

It was cancelled for being "too cerebral".
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Post by: dangfish on August 10, 2009, 09:59:09 PM
Thanks for the video.  It looks like an interesting show.  I hope it turns up on DVD one day. 
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 11, 2009, 06:42:11 PM
Doctor Who Planet of the Dead

It was ok but RTD's version of Doctor Who is feeling so predictable and old hat at this point,nothing really surprising or thrilling in this one.  Does every companion have to kiss The Doctor now?  One thing is for sure RTD isn't leaving too soon.
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Post by: anais.jude on August 11, 2009, 07:40:31 PM
Simpsons, Season 9'? 10? Disc 1? I don't know
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Post by: RoninFox on August 12, 2009, 03:25:51 AM
Been re-watching a lot of Futurama and Venture Bros lately.  Greatness incarnate in both those shows.
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Post by: anais.jude on August 12, 2009, 05:04:44 AM
Simpsons, Season 9'? 10? Disc 1? I don't know

Trying to make it through the others before season 12 comes out next week?

No, I just re-started Netflix and had no idea what to rent, so I said, "Hey, I never bought that last couple Seasons of the Simpsons"
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Post by: Tripe on August 16, 2009, 07:22:11 AM
Shalkespeare Retold: Much Ado About Nothing

Excellent, great performances all round, even from chimp-in-a-wig Billie Piper. The writing is fantastic and, with just a little tweaking, the whole thing would play well on stage.

Going to watch the other three over the next few days.
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Post by: Smoky on August 16, 2009, 10:17:39 AM
Darkwing Duck. Night of The Living Spud to be exact. Goofy looking monster but still a good ep.

Bill Cosby is a great dramatic actress? I never would have guessed.
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on August 16, 2009, 12:51:50 PM
Shalkespeare Retold: Much Ado About Nothing

Excellent, great performances all round, even from chimp-in-a-wig Billie Piper. The writing is fantastic and, with just a little tweaking, the whole thing would play well on stage.

Going to watch the other three over the next few days.

On an eerily similar note, I've been watching my copy of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged" while I've been getting dressed in the mornings. Now that, my friend, does indeed play well on the stage.
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 16, 2009, 01:08:53 PM
Shalkespeare Retold: Much Ado About Nothing

Excellent, great performances all round, even from chimp-in-a-wig Billie Piper. The writing is fantastic and, with just a little tweaking, the whole thing would play well on stage.

Going to watch the other three over the next few days.

On an eerily similar note, I've been watching my copy of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged" while I've been getting dressed in the mornings. Now that, my friend, does indeed play well on the stage.
I always thought it would be funny to do a play as Shakespeare: Cliff Notes. Where a student only reads the Cliff notes version before the test the next day. Then he falls asleep and dreams the play, but the characters are trying to make sense of it what with all the removed material.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 16, 2009, 01:27:17 PM
I have been watching the first season of MacGyver.  I had forgotten what a great fun show this was.  Anyone know how Terry Nation became a producer?  Also Londo and Savik are in two episodes!  Lots of fun.
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on August 16, 2009, 01:27:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Hf7qoOV2dkA&hl=en&fs=1&

http://www.youtube.com/v/7kweP6MwssY&hl=en&fs=1&
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 16, 2009, 01:38:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/BaQNuBHd6CY&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on August 16, 2009, 01:47:50 PM
I love Rowan.
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 16, 2009, 02:06:48 PM

http://www.youtube.com/v/IwbB6B0cQs4&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: anais.jude on August 16, 2009, 02:54:58 PM
oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh its that dreamy Hugh Laurie!
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on August 16, 2009, 03:48:21 PM
How I love Hugh. Speaking of Classic British writings on TV, I just rewatched one of my all time favorite miniseries, the BBC/Masterpiece Theater version of "Our Mutual Friend" from about 10 years ago. It's such a good adaptation. I still remember the first time I saw it, knowing absolutely nothing about the story or characters ahead of time, and getting completely sucked in. All the surprises surprised me. I couldn't wait for part 2 and 3 the consecutive Sunday nights. It's been so long since I've seen it I forgot about all the great characters because there are so many. It's so masterfully written and adapted, so you never get confused about "who is this" or "which story line is this" or "what's going on". I forgot why I love it so much---this is one of Dickens best, where he doesn't get too dark or too annoyingly whimsical. It's the perfect balance, IMHO, like Nicholas Nickelby (which is darker than this, but not too dark). Anyway, now I'm going to go read the book again. One of my favorites, and I haven't read it in about 10 years.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 16, 2009, 06:18:45 PM
Anyone know how Terry Nation became a producer?

Some shows give producer credits to writers.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 16, 2009, 06:40:36 PM
Ok I wonder why they do that.  Any way I wonder how he got on the writing staff to begin with.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 16, 2009, 09:06:04 PM
By Legolas do you mean the actor who played him the Peter Jackson films because there is no way he is old enough,Revenge was broadcast in 1975.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 18, 2009, 09:21:35 AM
Ok I wonder why they do that.  Any way I wonder how he got on the writing staff to begin with.
Terry Nation created the show, "MacGyver".  They give writers (and actors) producer credits as a way to give in to higher pay demands without having to actually pay them as much or more than other artists that they have to work with.  Or as a way to offer them payment on the "back end" - that they go on making money as the thing sells.

For instance, Patrick Stewart is listed as a producer of ST: Nemesis.  He most likely didn't do shit on that film except keep turning down scripts that weren't the one co-written by Brent Spiner.  But he said he wouldn't do the film for less than a certain amount of money that was close to someone with more box office (let's use Juila Roberts, just for example).  The studio figures if they give in to Stewart and pay him that much, Roberts agent can argue that she's a much bigger draw and if you can pay him that much you can start paying her more.  And she wouldn't be the only one. So if they go on record payng Stewart that it makes problems for them.

So instead they say to Stewart, we'll list you as a producer and that means you might not make the money now but you'll be drawing a check from this for as long as it sells - which in Nemeshit's case was a bad gamble. But he only had himself to blame there.

With Nation it was probably "You can have my idea but I want a salary and a producer credit so that I'm making money for as long as you do."
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 18, 2009, 11:24:59 AM
Ok I wonder why they do that.  Any way I wonder how he got on the writing staff to begin with.
Terry Nation created the show, "MacGyver".  They give writers (and actors) producer credits as a way to give in to higher pay demands without having to actually pay them as much or more than other artists that they have to work with.  Or as a way to offer them payment on the "back end" - that they go on making money as the thing sells.

For instance, Patrick Stewart is listed as a producer of ST: Nemesis.  He most likely didn't do shit on that film except keep turning down scripts that weren't the one co-written by Brent Spiner.  But he said he wouldn't do the film for less than a certain amount of money that was close to someone with more box office (let's use Juila Roberts, just for example).  The studio figures if they give in to Stewart and pay him that much, Roberts agent can argue that she's a much bigger draw and if you can pay him that much you can start paying her more.  And she wouldn't be the only one. So if they go on record payng Stewart that it makes problems for them.

So instead they say to Stewart, we'll list you as a producer and that means you might not make the money now but you'll be drawing a check from this for as long as it sells - which in Nemeshit's case was a bad gamble. But he only had himself to blame there.

With Nation it was probably "You can have my idea but I want a salary and a producer credit so that I'm making money for as long as you do."

Wow I had no idea Terry Nation had the idea for MacGyver.  Say what you want about his writing style but he was clearly a good ideas man.  He created three things I enjoy.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 18, 2009, 04:21:34 PM
What episode did you watch?  Like any show it has it's share of bad episodes but I find RDA is good at keeping them entertaining.
It's a show that's goal is more to be fun then "good"  It may help that i am also a Doctor Who fan and the shows are some what similar.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 18, 2009, 05:49:40 PM
Oh, it was one where Southern California was supposed to be Russia, and there were people with terrible attempts at accents running around being Deadly Serious, and...it was just really shittily done.  Production values, writing, everything felt very cheeseball, lame, cheap, and...well, Canadian.

Either you're saying that MacGyver was a Canadian show, or you're simultaneously insulting MacGyver and Canadian TV. 
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 18, 2009, 06:22:26 PM
Oh, it was one where Southern California was supposed to be Russia, and there were people with terrible attempts at accents running around being Deadly Serious, and...it was just really shittily done.  Production values, writing, everything felt very cheeseball, lame, cheap, and...well, Canadian.

Your sure you're not talking about MASH,or any other show made for American TV that was set in another country?
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 18, 2009, 08:07:45 PM
Oh, it was one where Southern California was supposed to be Russia, and there were people with terrible attempts at accents running around being Deadly Serious, and...it was just really shittily done.  Production values, writing, everything felt very cheeseball, lame, cheap, and...well, Canadian.

Either you're saying that MacGyver was a Canadian show, or you're simultaneously insulting MacGyver and Canadian TV. 

The latter.
Most of The X Files and a good bit of first run syndication sci-fi from the 80s and 90s boom were produced in Canada - Earth: Final Conflict, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, The Starlost, Poltergeist: The Legacy,   After that there was the new Battlestar Gallactica, The 4400, Smallville, The Dead Zone, Warehouse 13, Supernatural and the current versions of Stargate.  Talk is that Fringe is moving there.

In fact, I often think they make better shows producing them there because they're not distracted by all of the stupid crap going on in L.A. - and all the brown nosers.

EDIT: Actually, there's been more than I thought (http://www.imdb.com/List?endings=on&&locations=Vancouver,%20British%20Columbia,%20Canada&&heading=18;with+locations+including;Vancouver,%20British%20Columbia,%20Canada).  Like Dark Angel, Dead Like Me, Eureka, Jeremiah, The L Word.....
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 18, 2009, 08:30:09 PM
Oh, it was one where Southern California was supposed to be Russia, and there were people with terrible attempts at accents running around being Deadly Serious, and...it was just really shittily done.  Production values, writing, everything felt very cheeseball, lame, cheap, and...well, Canadian.

Either you're saying that MacGyver was a Canadian show, or you're simultaneously insulting MacGyver and Canadian TV. 

The latter.

Well I am a Canadian sir, and let me tell you that you're right.  Canadian TV is as cheap as all that, and more.  But just because it's cheap does it mean that it stinks?  Well I think it does.  SCTV and The Kids in the Hall are two that I consider classics, but other than that the pickings are slim.  I kind of liked Trailer Park Boys for a while, and The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was funny as a kid (Vincent Price was in it), but that's all I can think of off hand.
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 18, 2009, 08:33:12 PM
Oh, it was one where Southern California was supposed to be Russia, and there were people with terrible attempts at accents running around being Deadly Serious, and...it was just really shittily done.  Production values, writing, everything felt very cheeseball, lame, cheap, and...well, Canadian.

Either you're saying that MacGyver was a Canadian show, or you're simultaneously insulting MacGyver and Canadian TV. 

The latter.

Well I am a Canadian sir, and let me tell you that you're right.  Canadian TV is as cheap as all that, and more.  But just because it's cheap does it mean that it stinks?  Well I think it does.  SCTV and The Kids in the Hall are two that I consider classics, but other than that the pickings are slim.  I kind of liked Trailer Park Boys for a while, and The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was funny as a kid (Vincent Price was in it), but that's all I can think of off hand.
Red Green was hilarious!
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 18, 2009, 08:38:04 PM
Oh, it was one where Southern California was supposed to be Russia, and there were people with terrible attempts at accents running around being Deadly Serious, and...it was just really shittily done.  Production values, writing, everything felt very cheeseball, lame, cheap, and...well, Canadian.

Either you're saying that MacGyver was a Canadian show, or you're simultaneously insulting MacGyver and Canadian TV. 

The latter.
Most of The X Files and a good bit of first run syndication sci-fi from the 80s and 90s boom were produced in Canada - Earth: Final Conflict, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, The Starlost, Poltergeist: The Legacy,   After that there was the new Battlestar Gallactica, The 4400, Smallville, The Dead Zone, Warehouse 13, Supernatural and the current versions of Stargate.  Talk is that Fringe is moving there.

In fact, I often think they make better shows producing them there because they're not distracted by all of the stupid crap going on in L.A. - and all the brown nosers.

EDIT: Actually, there's been more than I thought (http://www.imdb.com/List?endings=on&&locations=Vancouver,%20British%20Columbia,%20Canada&&heading=18;with+locations+including;Vancouver,%20British%20Columbia,%20Canada).  Like Dark Angel, Dead Like Me, Eureka, Jeremiah, The L Word.....

I didn't really consider American productions filmed in Canada to be Canadian, but I suppose I could.  In which case there are hundreds of crappy Canadian movies being shot here every year.
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Post by: anais.jude on August 18, 2009, 08:55:26 PM
Something Funny happened to me today (well funny if you know me and my personality)

Co-worker comes up to me, says "Hey you heard about that show Arrested Development?" and then I proceeded to burst out laughing for about 5 min.

Anyway, I am watching AD
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 19, 2009, 08:41:49 AM
I'm making my way through the entire Seinfeld series, since I just bought the fridge box set. Currently on season 6. Great stuff.
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Post by: BEERxTaco on August 19, 2009, 08:50:46 AM
Just finished Dexter Season 1 and 2, starting 3. Great show.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 19, 2009, 01:09:32 PM
Watching Space Ghost Coast to Coast Season 1.  Best talk show ever.
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Post by: darth duke on August 25, 2009, 09:03:54 AM
I go through different phases where I get really hooked on a certain TV show series and watch it for a while on DVD, then switch to another one.  Right now, I'm in another Doctor Who phase (I seem to go through my Doctor Who phase every time a new season of the 'revival' series comes out on DVD).  I don't get BBC, so I have to watch the new Doctor Who on DVD.  I loved Christopher Eccelson.  He was brilliant.  I kind of like David Tennant but sometimes, he goes way over the top and it gets to be too much.  My favorite is still Tom Baker, especially the stories where he has K-9. 

I'm watching season 4 of the 'revival' Doctor Who mixed with some of my favorite 'classic' stories.  I recently got a DVD of some William Hartnel stories (the first ever Doctor).  The acting is a bit halting and the sets and effects are certainly riff-worthy but they are a lot of fun to watch anyway.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on August 25, 2009, 11:22:07 AM
watching some Simpsons Season 12
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 30, 2009, 07:51:19 PM
News Radio,lots of News radio.

You know it's a good show because Andy Dick is on screen and I don't have the urge to kill him,like at all.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 02, 2009, 06:26:25 PM
I'm watching the entirety of Mr. Show.  Great stuff.
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Post by: Hebs on September 02, 2009, 06:30:07 PM

Co-worker comes up to me, says "Hey you heard about that show Arrested Development?" and then I proceeded to burst out laughing for about 5 min.



HAHA You're awesome, anais

I found out my friend named her fish Tobias Funke.  Apparently, for a solid 10 minutes, I was just smiling with my mouth a little open like a guppy... (not sexy)
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Post by: Tripe on September 03, 2009, 05:38:21 AM
Disc 2 of the Second Series of The Boondocks, I love the audio commentary on The Hunger Strike (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Strike), Aaron McGruder and Rodney Barnes would probably be fun guest riffers.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 03, 2009, 09:33:59 AM
The Shield season 3 disc 1.

I am sure that is 100% how the police don't do things in real life,but it does make for interesting tv.  I just hope their aren't any idiots out there who think this is real.
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 04, 2009, 10:31:32 AM
Just finished up season 8 of Seinfeld, only one more to go! Good thing too, because as much as I love the show, it does start to wear on you after a while.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 04, 2009, 10:48:52 AM
Dexter: Season 3

I was late to the Dexter party but I decided to give it a shot. I find it pretty entertaining.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 04, 2009, 04:27:48 PM
finally got back to watching more I Spy, season 3. In last night's episode I saw.... The Icky Elf "Buzz" from MST3K's Girl in Gold Boots. Weeeeeird.
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on September 04, 2009, 06:15:07 PM
My brother and I just finished Rome. Awesome.

Also have been watching BBC's Robin Hood, but it's slowly starting to suck so there's a good chance that we'll never finish it. Oh well.
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on September 04, 2009, 06:41:37 PM
That show...I agree, it starts out fun, but once they started the "colorblind" casting I starting going, "Huh?"

And then the incredibly heavy-handed metaphors...blah.  Did you get to the Muslim ninja-girl episode yet?

Terrible show.

Yeah, the show began to get a little full of itself, and the character of Kate just annoyed us to no end. She was such a bitch and there was no real reason for them to keep her around, were we actually supposed to like her? I know that the writers were desperate for another strong female lead, but that was a severely pathetic attempt to deliver.
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on September 04, 2009, 06:44:55 PM
They tried the same thing more recently, by shitting on "re-imagining" the Arthur legends, with Merlin.  I saw about half an ep and thought, "nope."

Ditto. The fact that they used the phrase "before Harry Potter" in their marketing automatically gave it a fail. Come on, people, get creative!
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Post by: Tripe on September 04, 2009, 06:47:09 PM
They tried the same thing more recently, by shitting on "re-imagining" the Arthur legends, with Merlin.  I saw about half an ep and thought, "nope."

Yep complete and utter shite. What are Tony Head and Richard Wilson thinking?

You want Robin Hood, you need to watch Robin of Sherwood. Or Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. ;)

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Post by: Darth Geek on September 04, 2009, 08:11:24 PM
They tried the same thing more recently, by shitting on "re-imagining" the Arthur legends, with Merlin.  I saw about half an ep and thought, "nope."
Is that one of the ones where they strip all the magic and fantasy out of the story (King Arthur 2004), ie. everything that made it interesting in the first place? I hate it when they do that. Who wants to watch some kid who wields supreme executive power because some watery tart lobbed a saber at him?
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 04, 2009, 08:24:55 PM
They tried the same thing more recently, by shitting on "re-imagining" the Arthur legends, with Merlin.  I saw about half an ep and thought, "nope."

Yep complete and utter shite. What are Tony Head and Richard Wilson thinking?

You want Robin Hood, you need to watch Robin of Sherwood. Or Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. ;)


I watched the whole first season of the new Robin Hood hoping it would get good but it is such a preachy ultra PC mess.  I mean Robin Hood(The guy known for being good with arrows and swords)NEVER KILLS OR HURTS ANYONE!  Is this the A-Team?  Why is he so feared?  Robin of Sherwood is one billion times the show Robin Hood is.
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on September 04, 2009, 08:38:04 PM
They tried the same thing more recently, by shitting on "re-imagining" the Arthur legends, with Merlin.  I saw about half an ep and thought, "nope."

Yep complete and utter shite. What are Tony Head and Richard Wilson thinking?

You want Robin Hood, you need to watch Robin of Sherwood. Or Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. ;)


I watched the whole first season of the new Robin Hood hoping it would get good but it is such a preachy ultra PC mess.  I mean Robin Hood(The guy known for being good with arrows and swords)NEVER KILLS OR HURTS ANYONE!  Is this the A-Team?  Why is he so feared?  Robin of Sherwood is one billion times the show Robin Hood is.

Plus Guy of Gisborne, while played by a suitable actor, has one of the stupidest costume choices ever. All black leather? Come on, really? I've yet to travel to England but it's bound to be really hot at least a couple of days out of the year, right?
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 04, 2009, 08:44:35 PM
They tried the same thing more recently, by shitting on "re-imagining" the Arthur legends, with Merlin.  I saw about half an ep and thought, "nope."

Yep complete and utter shite. What are Tony Head and Richard Wilson thinking?

You want Robin Hood, you need to watch Robin of Sherwood. Or Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. ;)


I watched the whole first season of the new Robin Hood hoping it would get good but it is such a preachy ultra PC mess.  I mean Robin Hood(The guy known for being good with arrows and swords)NEVER KILLS OR HURTS ANYONE!  Is this the A-Team?  Why is he so feared?  Robin of Sherwood is one billion times the show Robin Hood is.

Plus Guy of Gisborne, while played by a suitable actor, has one of the stupidest costume choices ever. All black leather? Come on, really? I've yet to travel to England but it's bound to be really hot at least a couple of days out of the year, right?

Yeah I had forgotten that,what is this the Matrix?!

That was one of the painful things seeing actors who may have been good wasted.
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on September 04, 2009, 10:19:11 PM
The thing that always bugged me about him is that he's a virtual twin for Gerard "Lisping Ponce" Butler.

I'm actually pretty familiar with the man's body of work, and I can say for sure that he's one of those English actors who's constantly in the "made for tv / Literary Remake movie" circle but can't quite break in to American mainstream. That and the fact that, yes, he looks like Gerard can't be helping his career any.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 05, 2009, 04:13:07 AM
Just watched an episode of Police Squad! In Color.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 05, 2009, 09:00:30 AM
They tried the same thing more recently, by shitting on "re-imagining" the Arthur legends, with Merlin.  I saw about half an ep and thought, "nope."
Is that one of the ones where they strip all the magic and fantasy out of the story (King Arthur 2004), ie. everything that made it interesting in the first place? I hate it when they do that. Who wants to watch some kid who wields supreme executive power because some watery tart lobbed a saber at him?

No, it's more like...let's make Merlin a young man (WTF?) and make everything angsty.  Also, the guys are all kinda androgynous.

And guys in black leather?  Did Joel Schumacher direct this?
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 05, 2009, 12:01:27 PM
Best Robin Hood is the original Errol Flynn version, IMHO. Next it's the Disney. :)

Been watching Monk season 7. Lots of good episodes there.
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Post by: doggans on September 05, 2009, 12:13:32 PM
Last night I caught on TV a first season episode of Monk for the first time in years. I forgot how much the show has changed since then. A lot more tension between the characters, and more arguments played for laughs than for drama/character development.

And I still wonder how the umbrella at the end of the first season theme ever got flipped backward in the first place
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Post by: FordPrefect on September 05, 2009, 12:33:54 PM
Last night I caught on TV a first season episode of Monk for the first time in years. I forgot how much the show has changed since then. A lot more tension between the characters, and more arguments played for laughs than for drama/character development.

And I still wonder how the umbrella at the end of the first season theme ever got flipped backward in the first place

I assumed Sharona put the umbrella that way without noticing the pattern Monk had established. Or maybe she did it on purpose just to mess with him.

I never really watched Monk after Sharona left.  The new assistant annoyed the shit out of me.

I like both Natalie and Sharona, but to each his own. Sharona returned in the fourth Monk novel, "Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants". There's also a rumor that she's going to make a guest appearance at some point during the final season.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 05, 2009, 06:08:06 PM
The 6th season of Top Chef.  Every season ends I say I'll never watch again and the next season comes and I get sucked in....  But we don't have Bravo on our cable (well, not the one we can afford) so have to wait and watch online.

This is a REALLY insufferable group though this year.  Get the feeling I won't make it all the way thru.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 05, 2009, 07:19:10 PM
Frank Hurbert's Dune.

This is a pretty good version of Dune with some good acting in it but good night the SFX,sets,and costumes are awful.  I mean it there are episodes of Star Trek and Doctor Who from the sixties that have better looking planets and costumes that are less silly.  Really it pulls what could have been a really good production down to just being decent.  I really hope someone at some point gives Dune the Lord of the Rings treatment.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 05, 2009, 07:31:06 PM
I don't really care what accent a character has unless it is a plot point.  Also it's not the first time a movie has mispronounced the name of a character at least some people were not calling Chani Cheney while other were calling Chani Chani.  Over all despite all of it's faults(including some how having worse SFX)I think this is much better then the film version.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Tripe on September 05, 2009, 07:33:14 PM
Over all despite all of it's faults(including some how having worse SFX)I think this is much better then the film version.

I think narrative wise that's true. Visually the film seems to get more things right (Gurney not withstanding)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 05, 2009, 07:37:10 PM
Yeah that is what really hurts.  The version that looks like Dune doesn't have a plot,and the version that has a plot doesn't look like Dune.  I'm telling you Dune needs it's own Peter Jackson to come in and make a film version that looks good and has a plot.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: spaceforarent on September 06, 2009, 08:34:43 PM
There. Finished every episode of Seinfeld.
Now which show do I watch through?
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 06, 2009, 09:19:27 PM
I would say News Radio or The Good Life.  Both are really good but should not take you as long.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: spaceforarent on September 06, 2009, 09:37:14 PM
I would say News Radio or The Good Life.  Both are really good but should not take you as long.
Both new to me. I'll have to see if I can..."aquire" them. Which might sound bad, but when I like something, I buy it when I can afford it, and sometimes when I can't (that Seinfeld fridge set was a pretty bad choice at the time).
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: FordPrefect on September 07, 2009, 12:03:41 AM
There. Finished every episode of Seinfeld.
Now which show do I watch through?

If you're interested in animated shows, you could try Death Note or Futurama.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: spaceforarent on September 07, 2009, 12:14:13 AM
There. Finished every episode of Seinfeld.
Now which show do I watch through?

If you're interested in animated shows, you could try Death Note or Futurama.

I've seen every episode of Futurama, and all the movies. With commentary.  ;D
It's my favorite show. From what I've heard, the Bender heads from Comic con are being released to the public. They're even supposed to be selling empty ones, for people that already bought the whole series.
As for Death Note, I tend to stay away from anime.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: FordPrefect on September 07, 2009, 12:42:12 AM
There. Finished every episode of Seinfeld.
Now which show do I watch through?

If you're interested in animated shows, you could try Death Note or Futurama.

I've seen every episode of Futurama, and all the movies. With commentary.  ;D
It's my favorite show. From what I've heard, the Bender heads from Comic con are being released to the public. They're even supposed to be selling empty ones, for people that already bought the whole series.
As for Death Note, I tend to stay away from anime.

Glad to see another Futurama fan here on the forum. Have you played the video game or read the comic books? I don't know much about the Bender heads from Comic Con. I'll have to look into that. I've seen all the Futurama episodes and movies with commentary as well. I thought I'd try and watch them again so they'll be fresh in my mind when the new episodes start airing in Summer 2010.

I'm not a big fan of anime either, but Death Note is an exception. It's the only anime series that held my attention for all 37 episodes. I finished it just recently, but I thought I'd check into some other Death Note stuff to see what those are like. If you're only going to watch one anime show, I'd recommend that.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: spaceforarent on September 07, 2009, 12:55:48 AM
There. Finished every episode of Seinfeld.
Now which show do I watch through?

If you're interested in animated shows, you could try Death Note or Futurama.

I've seen every episode of Futurama, and all the movies. With commentary.  ;D
It's my favorite show. From what I've heard, the Bender heads from Comic con are being released to the public. They're even supposed to be selling empty ones, for people that already bought the whole series.
As for Death Note, I tend to stay away from anime.

Glad to see another Futurama fan here on the forum. Have you played the video game or read the comic books? I don't know much about the Bender heads from Comic Con. I'll have to look into that. I've seen all the Futurama episodes and movies with commentary as well. I thought I'd try and watch them again so they'll be fresh in my mind when the new episodes start airing in Summer 2010.

I'm not a big fan of anime either, but Death Note is an exception. It's the only anime series that held my attention for all 37 episodes. I finished it just recently, but I thought I'd check into some other Death Note stuff to see what those are like. If you're only going to watch one anime show, I'd recommend that.
I have the game for PS2, but it's too frustrating for me to finish. My brother made it all the way through, and I watched him, so I have seen the entire thing though. I'm glad to have found it on accident years ago, because now it goes for over $100 new.
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Futurama-Complete-Collection-Press-Release/12572
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For those fans that already own every "Futurama" adventure on DVD, a limited number of empty "Bender Heads" will also be available for purchase. Prebook is September 2.
September 2nd has already gone by with no additional word, so I have no idea if this will even be true.

I know a few people that have made anime exceptions for Death Note, so perhaps I will check it out. It goes in my "maybe" pile of stuff to check out.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2009, 05:24:05 AM
There. Finished every episode of Seinfeld.
Now which show do I watch through?

If you're interested in animated shows, you could try Death Note or Futurama.

I've seen every episode of Futurama, and all the movies. With commentary.  ;D
It's my favorite show. From what I've heard, the Bender heads from Comic con are being released to the public. They're even supposed to be selling empty ones, for people that already bought the whole series.
As for Death Note, I tend to stay away from anime.
This looks AWESOME!
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-front.jpg)
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-open-back.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 07, 2009, 10:24:21 AM
There. Finished every episode of Seinfeld.
Now which show do I watch through?

If you're interested in animated shows, you could try Death Note or Futurama.

I've seen every episode of Futurama, and all the movies. With commentary.  ;D
It's my favorite show. From what I've heard, the Bender heads from Comic con are being released to the public. They're even supposed to be selling empty ones, for people that already bought the whole series.
As for Death Note, I tend to stay away from anime.
This looks AWESOME!
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-front.jpg)
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-open-back.jpg)
Why does all the really, really cool stuff have to be "limited number"?  But the shitty stuff can be found on every corner?
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2009, 12:50:28 PM
There. Finished every episode of Seinfeld.
Now which show do I watch through?

If you're interested in animated shows, you could try Death Note or Futurama.

I've seen every episode of Futurama, and all the movies. With commentary.  ;D
It's my favorite show. From what I've heard, the Bender heads from Comic con are being released to the public. They're even supposed to be selling empty ones, for people that already bought the whole series.
As for Death Note, I tend to stay away from anime.
This looks AWESOME!
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-front.jpg)
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-open-back.jpg)
I wonder if it's made in Mexico?
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2009, 12:56:52 PM
Can you guys quote that picture again? I haven't seen it enough.
There. Finished every episode of Seinfeld.
Now which show do I watch through?

If you're interested in animated shows, you could try Death Note or Futurama.

I've seen every episode of Futurama, and all the movies. With commentary.  ;D
It's my favorite show. From what I've heard, the Bender heads from Comic con are being released to the public. They're even supposed to be selling empty ones, for people that already bought the whole series.
As for Death Note, I tend to stay away from anime.
This looks AWESOME!
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-front.jpg)
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-open-back.jpg)
I wonder if it's made in Mexico?
Why?
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 07, 2009, 01:07:50 PM
Bender is Mexican.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2009, 01:26:53 PM
Bender is Mexican.
The "Why?" was response to Imrahil.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 07, 2009, 02:40:40 PM
Can you guys quote that picture again? I haven't seen it enough.
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-front.jpg)(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-open-back.jpg)(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-front.jpg)(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-open-back.jpg)(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-front.jpg)(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-open-back.jpg)(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-front.jpg)(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-open-back.jpg)
What do you mean?
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 09, 2009, 12:11:59 PM
i love creative packaging. that's too cool.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: spaceforarent on September 09, 2009, 12:23:07 PM
I ignored everyones suggestions (for the time being) and watched through the seven episodes of World Shut Your Mouth. Very funny stuff. Now if only there would be a R1 release.

This is one of my favourite pranks from it (anyone else think that the guy looks like Kenny Bania from Seinfeld?)
http://www.youtube.com/v/xQyeIEphIiI&hl=en&fs=1&
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: mrbasehart on September 10, 2009, 08:54:14 PM
Okay, after 2 episodes, I might be ready to call Glee my favourite new show of the season.  Is that wrong? Because if it is, I don't wanna be right!
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 10, 2009, 09:04:27 PM
Spectacular Spider man Volume 4

This is a better series then I thought it would be it has an interesting take on some of the character.  The animation while not perfect is miles a head of what you see in most kids shows today. Also it has some episodes that are pretty well written.  It feels more like Spiderman then what we have been getting in comics or the last movie.  I'm glad I gave it a shot.  The show isn't perfect but it is the first kids show i have seen in years that didn't make me want to kill myself.  Show like this are the reason kids used to look forward to saturday mornings.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: mrbasehart on September 10, 2009, 09:05:34 PM
Spectacular Spider man Volume 4

This is a better series then I thought it would be it has an interesting take on some of the character.  The animation while not perfect is miles a head of what you see in most kids shows today. Also it has some episodes that are pretty well written.  It feels more like Spiderman then what we have been getting in comics or the last movie.  I'm glad I gave it a shot.  The show isn't perfect but it is the first kids show i have seen in years that didn't make me want to kill myself.  Show like this are the reason kids used to look forward to saturday mornings.

It also has some great continuity from episode to episode, which is really rare but incredibly welcome, especially when you watch it on DVD.  I need to see the second season.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 10, 2009, 09:12:45 PM
I have only seen Volume four because that was all Redbox had but I plan to pick up the rest as soon as I can.  Wow it's just great seeing a good cartoon again.  Takes me back to when I was a kid in the late 80s-mid 90s when it seemed liked there were tons of good cartoons on every saturday morning and I had to pick and choose what to watch because there was just too much on.  Now adays it is mostly flash "animated" trading card Pokeclone garbage.  Nice to see someone is fighting the trend and I hope they get to do a lot more episodes and shows.  While nothing will ever take the place the 90s Spiderman cartoon holds in my hart this is head and shoulders above that version MTV did a while back and it is best thing anyone has done with kids animation in a long time. What station is airing this any way?
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: FordPrefect on September 11, 2009, 12:28:01 AM
I have only seen Volume four because that was all Redbox had but I plan to pick up the rest as soon as I can.  Wow it's just great seeing a good cartoon again.  Takes me back to when I was a kid in the late 80s-mid 90s when it seemed liked there were tons of good cartoons on every saturday morning and I had to pick and choose what to watch because there was just too much on.  Now adays it is mostly flash "animated" trading card Pokeclone garbage.  Nice to see someone is fighting the trend and I hope they get to do a lot more episodes and shows.  While nothing will ever take the place the 90s Spiderman cartoon holds in my hart this is head and shoulders above that version MTV did a while back and it is best thing anyone has done with kids animation in a long time. What station is airing this any way?

It was originally airing Saturday mornings on The CW. Disney XD (formerly Toon Disney) picked the show up for a second season and that is it's current home. New episodes from the second season are going to start airing next month. The series has currently stopped production. Whether or not the show gets a third season entirely depends on the ratings for season two and the sales of the DVDs. So...feel free to buy the first season anytime soon.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 11, 2009, 06:32:54 AM
Man if it was still on CW it would give me a reason to watch the CW. 

I don't have direct tv any more but I am going into Wal mart today so I think I will pick it up.

If Disney's first act after buying Marvel is to cancel a show this good I will look on that as a bad sign.  How many shows are this good right out the gate?  Most shows spend the whole of the first season finding their feet.  They had better not cancel this show.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 11, 2009, 10:24:20 AM
Okay, after 2 episodes, I might be ready to call Glee my favourite new show of the season.  Is that wrong? Because if it is, I don't wanna be right!
Really?  I've been avoiding it because I figured it was another "High School Musical" clone.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 11, 2009, 03:12:35 PM
Okay, after 2 episodes, I might be ready to call Glee my favourite new show of the season.  Is that wrong? Because if it is, I don't wanna be right!
Really?  I've been avoiding it because I figured it was another "High School Musical" clone.
I've been against it for that reason too, but now I might watch it, because MrB has pretty good taste.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 11, 2009, 07:06:16 PM
I just watched the first four episodes of SSM and I have to say Wow!

This is the best Superhero cartoon I have seen since BMTAS.  I love that we see the villains before they become villains and that rather then there being tons of  people getting superpowers by chance there is a reason for it here.  The mob wants to destract Spiderman.  Also this is the first Spiderman cartoon where the villains use real guns and they talk about and try to kill people.  I love hpw they are setting up Eddie Brock.  I how when Peter goes to the Bugel the animation takes on and exagerated tone and comedic timing.  This shpw is really good.  I can't wait for the second season to come to DvD.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: FordPrefect on September 11, 2009, 11:20:39 PM
I just watched the first four episodes of SSM and I have to say Wow!

This is the best Superhero cartoon I have seen since BMTAS.  I love that we see the villains before they become villains and that rather then there being tons of  people getting superpowers by chance there is a reason for it here.  The mob wants to destract Spiderman.  Also this is the first Spiderman cartoon where the villains use real guns and they talk about and try to kill people.  I love hpw they are setting up Eddie Brock.  I how when Peter goes to the Bugel the animation takes on and exagerated tone and comedic timing.  This shpw is really good.  I can't wait for the second season to come to DvD.

Well, if you don't have Disney XD and you don't feel like waiting for The Complete Second Season to be released, you can buy Volume 5. It's coming out in November and it will feature the first few episodes from the new season. Volumes 1-4 feature episodes from the first season, so if you already have The Complete First Season set, you don't need them.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 12, 2009, 06:05:47 AM
Well that is cool.

Am I the only one who finds it strange hearing Bender's voice coming out of Sandman?  At least Phil Lemar doesn't sound like his Futurama character.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: mrbasehart on September 12, 2009, 10:34:18 AM
Okay, after 2 episodes, I might be ready to call Glee my favourite new show of the season.  Is that wrong? Because if it is, I don't wanna be right!
Really?  I've been avoiding it because I figured it was another "High School Musical" clone.
I've been against it for that reason too, but now I might watch it, because MrB has pretty good taste.

Now I do have a soft spot for musicals in general, but it's not as "clean" as High School Musical.  And it features Jane Lynch.  Jane Lynch is always in good things nowadays.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 12, 2009, 11:32:01 AM
Well I love musicals anyway, but only good ones.

I've been revisiting Mary Tyler Moore season 2. Some great episodes in there. Can't wait for season 5.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: a pretty girl is like on September 12, 2009, 11:50:01 AM
We've just finished season 2 of Flight of the Conchords.  And my New Zealand accent is coming along nicely.
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Post by: iv3rdawG on September 12, 2009, 11:54:23 AM
TMZ
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 12, 2009, 03:03:56 PM
We've just finished season 2 of Flight of the Conchords.  And my New Zealand accent is coming along nicely.

I can't heap enough praise on this show. Murray is the greatest character since George Costanza.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 12, 2009, 03:39:38 PM
Okay, after 2 episodes, I might be ready to call Glee my favourite new show of the season.  Is that wrong? Because if it is, I don't wanna be right!
Really?  I've been avoiding it because I figured it was another "High School Musical" clone.
I've been against it for that reason too, but now I might watch it, because MrB has pretty good taste.

Now I do have a soft spot for musicals in general, but it's not as "clean" as High School Musical.  And it features Jane Lynch.  Jane Lynch is always in good things nowadays.

Almost always. She was in "I Love You, Man."

Nope.  She was in Role Models though.  And she was awesome! :) 

Her role in that movie is actually a little similar to the character she plays in Glee, too.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 12, 2009, 05:11:07 PM
We've just finished season 2 of Flight of the Conchords.  And my New Zealand accent is coming along nicely.

I can't heap enough praise on this show. Murray is the greatest character since George Costanza.

Murray is indeed brilliant, but this show has a ton of great characters; leaving aside Bret and Jemaine, there's also Mel and Dave who are both fantastic.

The whole cast is awesome. The guest stars are great as well. Patton Oswalt as an Elton John impersonator!!!

The show really deserves to win the Emmy. So does Jemaine. I can't figure out why Rhys Darby didn't get nominated.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 12, 2009, 05:34:52 PM
Really? I thought she was in ILYM as a minor part. Ah well. Yes, she was awesome in Role Models, and I loved her in A Mighty Wind and The 40 year Old Virgin.

2 of the best comedies of the past few years, IMO.  Especially A Mighty Wind.  Her and John Michael Higgins are terrific together in that movie.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 13, 2009, 07:47:25 PM
MASH season 2 disc 1.

The show was starting to find it's self at this point and start turning into the great show it would latter become.  It's sad that larry Gilbert is dead. 

The Critic Disc one.

I don't think this show could have kepted up for ten years but i think it should have gotten more then 22 episodes on two networks that didn't support it.  The show was good and i think it could have been good for another two season.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 13, 2009, 07:57:45 PM
As for Jane Lynch, Check out "Party Down" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1073507/) and numerous other appearances!
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 14, 2009, 02:36:08 PM
MASH season 2 disc 1.

The show was starting to find it's self at this point and start turning into the great show it would latter become.  It's sad that larry Gilbert is dead. 


Funny---I've been watching MASH season 7. I have them all, so sometimes I'll just pull out a random season, pop in a random disc, and press "play all". I like all the show's metamorphoses, but my favorite is after David Ogden Steirs has arrived but before Radar leaves, so between 5 and 8.

Also been watching Bob Newhart Show, season 2. I love all the wonderful characters, like Carol, Mr Carlin, John Fiedler's character, Howard, and Michelle.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 14, 2009, 04:52:38 PM
Chappelle's Show  Season 2.

I really miss this show.  :(
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Post by: Hebs on September 14, 2009, 08:06:33 PM
Chappelle's Show  Season 2.

I really miss this show.  :(


ME TOOOOO.  Oh what a loss.  At least it didn't run long enough to get stale....?

"Yeah but that R Kelly pee could be digital ... look at this...{pees on Prosecutor}  See that - I didn't even do that"
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Post by: wurwolf on September 15, 2009, 07:00:09 AM
We've just finished season 2 of Flight of the Conchords.  And my New Zealand accent is coming along nicely.

It's really not.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: wurwolf on September 15, 2009, 07:03:03 AM
Are you saying that because he's brown?
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 16, 2009, 12:42:36 PM
been watching more Bob Newhart Show. Why won't they release season 5?
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Post by: Destin on September 16, 2009, 01:21:46 PM
IT Crowd Season 3 is on Netflix instant watch now.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 16, 2009, 01:37:36 PM
IT Crowd Season 3 is on Netflix instant watch now.

Thanks for the tip!

I dig this show.
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Post by: Destin on September 16, 2009, 01:53:04 PM
IT Crowd Season 3 is on Netflix instant watch now.

Thanks for the tip!

I dig this show.

Same here. I have been indoctrinating Friends Family and Coworkers to watch it... :D
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 18, 2009, 08:11:43 AM
Season one of Buffy.  In many way it's better than I remember (as I remember season one being rather flawed in a lot of ways), but man, some of that incidental music is ridiculous.
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Post by: dignan on September 18, 2009, 08:16:44 AM
Season one of Buffy.  In many way it's better than I remember (as I remember season one being rather flawed in a lot of ways), but man, some of that incidental music is ridiculous.

Oh yeah, the music for that season BLOWS.  Hehe.

I've been rewatching Frisky Dingo.  Good Lord that show makes me laugh.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 18, 2009, 06:26:44 PM
Season one of Buffy.  In many way it's better than I remember (as I remember season one being rather flawed in a lot of ways), but man, some of that incidental music is ridiculous.

Oh yeah, the music for that season BLOWS.  Hehe.

I've been rewatching Frisky Dingo.  Good Lord that show makes me laugh.

Frisky Dingo was great. Unfortunately, it sounds like it's dead in the water. Those were good adultswim times when Frisky and Lucy (also dead...WTF?) were both on. At least Venture Bros. lives to see another season...only a month to go!
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 18, 2009, 08:17:47 PM
Black Bart Pilot

This came on my Blu ray of Blazing Saddles and it was pretty painful.  It has one or two funny jokes but that is it and in tone it is nothing like the movie.  That isn't always a bad thing just look at MASH but here it just doesn't work.  Did the producers really think they would be able to get the N word on the air on a weekly basis?  Also speaking of MASH this show that was made at the same time look amazing so why can't we have restored episodes of MASH that look this good? If they can do it for a failed pilot why can't they do it for a classic?
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 18, 2009, 10:55:39 PM
My friend intro'd me to PSYCH and showed me "Six MIllion Years Too Late" (I think is what it's called). Much funnier than I thought twould be (I'm leery of recent TV shows). She also intro'd me to STARGATE SG-1 and showed me one episode that was like Groundhog day, then the 100th ep and the 200th. There's some clever writing in this show, but the cheesy FX and the awful MIDI music is sooooo annoying that I could never watch this show on my own.
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Post by: Russell on September 20, 2009, 04:20:24 PM
I like Mythbusters quite a bit.
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 20, 2009, 04:32:07 PM
I like Mythbusters quite a bit.
Mythbusters is awesome. The only show I used to watch with any regularity. But then I had to cut down my cable service for finacial reasons and no longer get Discovery.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 20, 2009, 04:39:11 PM
everytime I watch mythbusters I think "Man, what a sweet gig!" Those guys are so lucky--just figure out how things work, blow things up, etc.
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Post by: Russell on September 20, 2009, 06:28:18 PM
everytime I watch mythbusters I think "Man, what a sweet gig!" Those guys are so lucky--just figure out how things work, blow things up, etc.
Oh I know. I wish 10 years ago I would have said "I'm going to make a show where I pretend I'm doing science but all I do is explode CD's and crash cars into TV sets... all in the name of... SCIENCE!". Ack! Will someone help me? I think that I was somehow blinded by science.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 20, 2009, 06:30:48 PM
everytime I watch mythbusters I think "Man, what a sweet gig!" Those guys are so lucky--just figure out how things work, blow things up, etc.
Oh I know. I wish 10 years ago I would have said "I'm going to make a show where I pretend I'm doing science but all I do is explode CD's and crash cars into TV sets... all in the name of... SCIENCE!". Ack! Will someone help me? I think that I was somehow blinded by science.

"And I get to work with a super-cute redhead all day!"
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 20, 2009, 08:09:31 PM
Season one of "Perry Mason".

Maybe there wasn't ever a time when a lawyer cared if their client was guilty or not before defending them to the hilt...I don't know....but I watch this and I want to believe.
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Post by: Russell on September 20, 2009, 10:14:41 PM
"And I get to work with a super-cute redhead all day!"
No fair!  ;)
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 21, 2009, 10:48:06 AM

MST 516 - Alien from LA.  Dear god...what a horrible movie.  I normally enjoy the 80s stuff, but this was -awful-.  Is that guy's Australian accent even remotely approaching realistic?



Isn't that "Dull surprise!" --need to watchi that again.

Watched Bob Newhart season 4 and Monk season 7
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 21, 2009, 11:28:34 AM
Season one of MXC......   ;D
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 21, 2009, 05:33:10 PM
I saw the pilot of Bored to Death.  Great cast, and I think the series has promise, but the pilot didn't do a whole lot for me.  I'll give it a couple more episodes.
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 21, 2009, 06:26:58 PM
Twilight Zone: Printer's Devil - Wow, what an amazing episode. Burgess Merideth does such a great acting job in this. I will admit to not having seen many TZ episodes. I got this one because of Cinemassacre's top ten TZ episodes. As soon as I heard this guy played The Devil I just had to see it, and boy am I glad I did. I will probably slowly work my way through other Twilight Zone episodes, too. SOme classic television is classic for a reson, and this definitely qualifies.
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Post by: Russell on September 21, 2009, 08:02:31 PM
Twilight Zone: Printer's Devil - Wow, what an amazing episode. Burgess Merideth does such a great acting job in this. I will admit to not having seen many TZ episodes. I got this one because of Cinemassacre's top ten TZ episodes. As soon as I heard this guy played The Devil I just had to see it, and boy am I glad I did. I will probably slowly work my way through other Twilight Zone episodes, too. SOme classic television is classic for a reson, and this definitely qualifies.
My favorite episodes are probably "The Monsters are due on Maple Street", "Eye of the beholder" or "To Serve Man"... Classic.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 22, 2009, 12:16:39 PM
The season premiere of House.  A great double episode which discarded all of the formula of the previous series, and featuring practically none of the cast except House.  I think they really needed to work on his character for the series to go anywhere, and they did precisely that.  Also, it has Franka Potente in it, and I think she's great.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 24, 2009, 08:35:42 AM
Enterprise turned into a really good show in the last couple of seasons.  A shame that it had lost too many fans for it to continue.
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Post by: Russell on September 24, 2009, 07:19:53 PM
Enterprise turned into a really good show in the last couple of seasons.  A shame that it had lost too many fans for it to continue.
Did you see the series finale Mrbaseheart? It was a novel concept... but they kinda screwed a few things up.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 24, 2009, 07:41:53 PM
Enterprise turned into a really good show in the last couple of seasons.  A shame that it had lost too many fans for it to continue.
Did you see the series finale Mrbaseheart? It was a novel concept... but they kinda screwed a few things up.

I did.  I agree with Imrahil about it.  Up until then though, it was the best Star Trek had been since the last seasons of TNG.  They even explained the Klingon head bumps!
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Post by: Russell on September 24, 2009, 08:42:24 PM
I did.  I agree with Imrahil about it.  Up until then though, it was the best Star Trek had been since the last seasons of TNG.  They even explained the Klingon head bumps!
That was good. I wasn't totally satisfied with the explanation though.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 25, 2009, 07:06:55 AM
I think that was one of the mis steps they made.  We don't need three episodes to explain a change in make up,it may make some fan happy but to me it felt like a waist of time.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 25, 2009, 08:54:26 AM
I just didn't think we needed it.  I mean when Keri's make up changed on DS9 we didn't spend a 6th of a season explaining it.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 25, 2009, 08:59:14 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kira_Nerys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kira_Nerys)

So I misspelled Kira sorry my point stands.  Make up changes all the time.  I didn't think it was needed that is all.  Sorry for upsetting you.
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on September 25, 2009, 09:16:40 AM
I have the first episodes of Sharpe coming in the mail. After months of being pestered about it I finally get to see what the fuss is about (plus I've got a thing for Sean Bean  ;D )
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 25, 2009, 09:18:03 AM
You notice it but explaining it 30 years after the fact when most people may not even remember what the Klingons used to look like seems like an insane level of geekitude.  As I said Spock's,Quarks,and Kira's make up all changed over the years and they never explained that.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 25, 2009, 09:33:18 AM
You notice it but explaining it 30 years after the fact when most people may not even remember what the Klingons used to look like seems like an insane level of geekitude.  As I said Spock's,Quarks,and Kira's make up all changed over the years and they never explained that.

This is Star Trek we're talking about. The whole series is based on insane geekitude.  The changes in other characters' make-up wasn't as dramatic, and wasn't referred to in the universe (unlike the Klingon's change, which was mentioned in that 25th anniversary episode where the DS9 crew travel back in time).  and therefore wasn't really needed to be explained.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 25, 2009, 10:20:51 AM
Twilight Zone: Printer's Devil - Wow, what an amazing episode. Burgess Merideth does such a great acting job in this. I will admit to not having seen many TZ episodes. I got this one because of Cinemassacre's top ten TZ episodes. As soon as I heard this guy played The Devil I just had to see it, and boy am I glad I did. I will probably slowly work my way through other Twilight Zone episodes, too. SOme classic television is classic for a reson, and this definitely qualifies.

Find "The Obsolete Man."  That's a pretty excellent one.

These are both fantastic. I love "spur of the moment". really, I love the ones that trick me completely. I watched one episode last night that was a rip off of It's a Wonderful Life. Don't know the title.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 25, 2009, 10:59:12 AM
no it's with a guy who I've only seen in other Twilight Zone eps and his identity is gone (I meant the pottersvile part of Wonderful Life). He's in another of my favorite eps "Number 12 is Just Like You"....Actually, with that title I can find the other title......... ok it's called "Person or Persons Unknown", that's right.
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Post by: Compound on September 25, 2009, 03:47:35 PM
30 Rock - Season 3

I have to hand it to Fey. There aren't many shows that make me laugh out loud, and yet 30 Rock manages to do so in almost every episode.
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Post by: Cosmic Muse on September 27, 2009, 11:28:01 AM
Well, the first few episodes of the uncut Vegeta (Saiyan) Saga with Japanese dialogue and subtitles.
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Post by: dangfish on September 27, 2009, 12:39:47 PM
Over the past month and a half I've found myself getting into the show NCIS with Mark Harmon.  I usually don't watch shows like this but I've found this to be very addictive.  Unlike most crime ensemble shows (the CSI and Law and Order franchises leap to mind) the characters don't walk around all bleak and serious all the time.  The show is half crime show, half comedy, and is pretty effective at both. The actors are good at handling both and there is great chemistry between the characters.  USA shows them all the time but I've also started getting them on netflix so I can watch them in some semblance of order.  USA network tends to skip around chronologically.  There are some running threads, but it's not super necessary to watch them in order. Anybody else watch this?
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 28, 2009, 01:02:05 PM
some fav pinky and the brain eps: You Said a Mouseful, It's Only a Paper World, Funny You Don't Look Rhennish, and Pinky and the Brain.... and Larry!
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 28, 2009, 01:48:57 PM
watched a few Twilight Zone eps. (Mighty Casey, a World of His own, king Nine will not return, & Man in the Bottle).

Also watched Batman Brave and the Bold episode - Mayhem of the Music Meister on Youtube. Awesome musical episode with Neil Patrick Harris. It kicks ass..
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Post by: Compound on September 28, 2009, 04:40:49 PM
Also watched Batman Brave and the Bold episode - Mayhem of the Music Meister on Youtube. Awesome musical episode with Neil Patrick Harris. It kicks ass..

I caught this as well. I've got to concur. It was absolutely  legen... wait for it... dary. Hell, this episode just sold me on the B&B season set whenever it comes out.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 29, 2009, 09:39:14 PM
watched some more SG-1. Enjoyed the ep I watched ("Mobius"), but I'd never watch it on my own.
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Post by: Tripe on October 04, 2009, 08:02:31 AM
The Colour of Magic - Bit of a mixed bag really.

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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on October 04, 2009, 03:20:03 PM
more Bob Newhart Show as I eagerly await the arrival of my brand new Mary Tyler Moore Season 5. The anticipation is as exciting as the anticipation of Christmas when I was a kid. WHat can I say, it's my fav show, and I've been waiting for more eps since, what, 2003?
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 05, 2009, 10:39:59 AM
So I've been catching up on some classic or new-classic series that I missed till this point. I started watching Red Dwarf from series one all the way till about mid series-seven, then it just kind of got boring. Now, halfway through season one of Lost!
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Post by: mrbasehart on October 05, 2009, 04:58:11 PM
So I've been catching up on some classic or new-classic series that I missed till this point. I started watching Red Dwarf from series one all the way till about mid series-seven, then it just kind of got boring. Now, halfway through season one of Lost!

Red Dwarf's most recent episodes, Back to Earth, were a bit of a return to form.  Season 8 is better than 7, but not by much.
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Post by: mrbasehart on October 05, 2009, 05:29:25 PM
I found myself laughing at season 8 a lot actually this time around.  Krytie TV alone is gold, but the erection-filled basketball game in Pete was pretty good, and all the Rimmer sex in Back in the Red Part I was funny.

Krytie TV is easily my favourite episode of that series.  When he completely screws over Lister, it's hilarious. 
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on October 05, 2009, 05:53:31 PM
I'm watching MARY TYLER MOORE SEASON 5!!!! YAY!!!!
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Post by: Darth Geek on October 10, 2009, 09:38:42 PM
(http://86rabbit.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/vorvon.jpg)
Oh, please somebody dress up as that for Halloween and post pictures! That thing is hilarious!
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Post by: Rattrap007 on October 11, 2009, 07:30:33 AM
Watching Dragonball on DVD. Just picked up the Funimation box set on Friday. Great to see it in it's uncut glory.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 11, 2009, 01:00:50 PM
On a whim, I netflix an obscure Canadian science fiction show from the 70s called "The Starlost", and boy howdy, is it bad. It's not a bad idea. A huge ship leaves a dying Earth with a dozen or so pods, containing people of different cultures. Some people from the Amish pod escape into the ship proper, and try to figure out what's going on.

Problem: The acting is bad. Really, really bad. Most everyone is stiff, there are a lot of bad line readings, blank faces, etc. Just bad.

I'm only four episodes into it, there's 16 over all, but damn those four were a chore to get through. Not sure if I'm even going to bother with the rest.
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Post by: dangfish on October 11, 2009, 02:50:08 PM
Speaking of obscure Sci-fi, I've been batting around the idea of netflixing Earth-Final Conflict for some time.  I've never seen it.  I've had a couple friends tell me it was awful but recently I had a couple other folks tell me that the first season is worth watching.  Has anybody watched it?  Is it worth gettng into?
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 11, 2009, 03:24:44 PM
Speaking of obscure Sci-fi, I've been batting around the idea of netflixing Earth-Final Conflict for some time.  I've never seen it.  I've had a couple friends tell me it was awful but recently I had a couple other folks tell me that the first season is worth watching.  Has anybody watched it?  Is it worth gettng into?
Definitely worth checking out since you can watch it from the beginning now.  How far along you'll enjoy it is up to you and your tastes.

The last season was shit - tried to take it one more year past Roddenberry's original ending.  So be warned.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on October 12, 2009, 12:30:03 PM
finished Mary Tyler Moore season 5. Brilliant. Didn't think that show could get better, but it does. Sue Ann Nivens gets more screentime so it's great. So many great episodes, but the second to last, "Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcaster's School", cracked me up especially. I miss Rhoda, though, so maybe I'll have to buy Rhoda season 1. Is that a good show? I only ever saw one episode, and that I don't remember.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 13, 2009, 09:15:58 AM
I just finished the first season of Lost (yeah, I know, I'm way behind) and I've managed to keep myself spoiler free this entire time, so it was a very enjoyable ride. Will start Season Two next week.
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Post by: spaceforarent on October 18, 2009, 08:35:16 PM
I would say News Radio or The Good Life.  Both are really good but should not take you as long.
Watched through Season 1 and most of Season 2. Pretty funny stuff, and extremely well cast. Stephen Root and Phil Hartman are absolutely fantastic, but I could very much do without Andy Dick. And not just because it's Andy Dick, I just don't like Matthew.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on October 18, 2009, 08:40:16 PM
News Radio is one of those shows that i can always count on to make me laugh.  I have to say one of the things that always amazes me about it is that Andy dick can be on screen and i don't want to kill him.  Glad you are enjoying it.
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Post by: Cosmic Muse on October 19, 2009, 09:23:20 AM
I've been watching subtitled videos of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM26TuA6_HM
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Post by: Cosmic Muse on October 19, 2009, 09:27:36 AM
I just finished the first season of Lost (yeah, I know, I'm way behind) and I've managed to keep myself spoiler free this entire time, so it was a very enjoyable ride. Will start Season Two next week.

I don't know what season this takes place in so you might not want to click on the link, but to those of you who have watched Lost religiously, could you let me know?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrWPG6qSJ-I

Just in case you miss the joke:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1KIMmWWW-Q
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on October 19, 2009, 02:51:50 PM
MASH season 11 disc one---don't often watch the post-radar eps but this contained the only Halloween eps I could find. Meanwhile I saw a bunch of really good eps that I'd forgotten about.

Does anyone else remember any of the other Halloween eps in MASH--what season they're in, or what else was going on in the ep, so I can find it? I'm in Halloween mode so I must satisfy my craving.

Also watched half of Blackadder III. Still my fav.
BLACKADDER: "Then go outside and hire me a horse!"
BALDRIC: "Hire you a horse? For ninepence? On Jewish New Year in the rain? A bare fortnight after the dreaded horse plague of Old London Town? With the blacksmith's strike in its 15th week and the dorset horse fetishist's fair tomorrow?"
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on October 20, 2009, 09:25:44 AM
Finished MAD MEN season 2.  It may be a little soapy, but It's a great show.  Right now Jon Hamm would be my vote for the perfect guy to play Batman.
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Post by: mrbasehart on October 20, 2009, 11:13:13 AM
Give him 15 years and he'd be perfect for The Dark Knight Returns movie. 
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 27, 2009, 06:27:14 PM
Just finished the entirety of Buffy, now I'm going through Angel.  Rough start but who can't love the "painbow" line from "Sense and Sensitivity".
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 27, 2009, 06:40:26 PM
"It's Garry Shandling's Show".  Watched this back when it was first on Showtime. Just as wonderful as I remember it.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on October 27, 2009, 06:41:44 PM
The Man from U.N.C.L.E season 1 disc 1

I have not seen this show since I was a kid.  It is a well acted and verry well directed TV show(Thanks in no small part to Richard Donner)and it is fun but good grief does it stick to forula.  I don't remember it being this formulaic,pretty much the same thing happens at the same point in each episode.  You would think everyone involved would start noticing that their lives keep repeating the same beats over and over again.  Also what is up with giving each act it's own name I don't remember that either,a lot of times the names give away what is going to happen latter in the act if you hadn't alllready guessed it.  Still it is fun and it does have a good theme by Jerry Goldsmith.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on October 27, 2009, 06:48:01 PM
latest episode of Venture Brothers and also White Collar. Both were great.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 29, 2009, 08:13:51 PM
First episode of "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace"   :D :D :D :D

Oh my god...I kept going between flashbacks of all those bad syndicated horror shows from the 80's, lousy film adaptations of Stephen King novels and memories of The Room!!!
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Post by: mrbasehart on October 29, 2009, 08:24:07 PM
First episode of "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace"   :D :D :D :D

Oh my god...I kept going between flashbacks of all those bad syndicated horror shows from the 80's, lousy film adaptations of Stephen King novels and memories of The Room!!!

It's a wonderful series, and a bit of a shame that it never really got the recognition it deserved at the time.  Ironic in a way.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 29, 2009, 08:34:17 PM
First episode of "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace"   :D :D :D :D

Oh my god...I kept going between flashbacks of all those bad syndicated horror shows from the 80's, lousy film adaptations of Stephen King novels and memories of The Room!!!

It's a wonderful series, and a bit of a shame that it never really got the recognition it deserved at the time.  Ironic in a way.
I'm just sick that it was done in 2004 and I'm just now seeing it!

This is like "Police Squad!" only with parody about self-important "Masters of Horror" and publishing and....

This needs a movie!   :D
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Post by: Tripe on October 30, 2009, 03:51:58 AM
Wait till you get to "Bastard Monkey Hands!!!!"  ;)

And then watch The I.T. Crowd or Nathan Barley if you've not seen those. :)
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Post by: TeamRAD on October 30, 2009, 04:19:54 AM

Do you know what's going on w/ this flippin' chicken?!!!!    :D

Sonuvabitch.

"Hell Hath Fury" is the funniest thing I'll probably ever see. Darkplace is gold. Now Liz, stop dreaming about lipstick and help Dean!

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Post by: Trumpysgirl on October 30, 2009, 03:03:57 PM
I'm starting up the first season of Mad Men today and I must say I'm excited.

Yes, I've never seen it before, but dammit I don't have cable!
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 30, 2009, 09:22:58 PM
Mentioning this here because it's the only place I can remember us talking about the show....

Anyone interested in the BBC series, "Being Human" - just saw on a website that tracks when TV shows air "On break, returns: 2009-12-07".  On the other hand, SciFi Scoop quotes Russell Tovey (who plays George) as saying a second season started filming in August and that they'll air in January.

Maybe they've moved things up.  We'll need to keep our eyes out for ways to see it here after that.

Possible bad news....the SyFy Channel is making an American version....   :speechless:
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Post by: Tripe on October 31, 2009, 05:28:21 AM
Get ready to see far more handsome versions of John and George and a waay "sexier" version of Annie.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on October 31, 2009, 06:16:52 AM
Last night I watched Tree House of Horror 1-9.

That was fun.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 31, 2009, 07:10:55 AM
Get ready to see far more handsome versions of John and George and a waay "sexier" version of Annie.
Yeah, that will make up for the shorter episodes and vastly inferior writing....   :grr:
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Post by: Tripe on October 31, 2009, 12:44:24 PM
Get ready to see far more handsome versions of John and George and a waay "sexier" version of Annie.

I dunno, I think Annie's pretty sexy, and my wife drools over Aidan.

Note the inverted commas around the word there. As for the bloke, I've no idea what ladies like in boys really, and nor do execs at Siphie. ;)
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 31, 2009, 01:05:55 PM
Get ready to see far more handsome versions of John and George and a waay "sexier" version of Annie.

I dunno, I think Annie's pretty sexy, and my wife drools over Aidan.

Note the inverted commas around the word there. As for the bloke, I've no idea what ladies like in boys really, and nor do execs at Siphie. ;)
Hard to see them doing better than John....and George is cute in his geeky way.

But they'll find some pretty boys who can't act and tart Annie up.  And as long as they can keep the "tweens" interested they'll have a show....the bastards.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on October 31, 2009, 01:14:25 PM
been watching lots of Monty Python lately. "I don't like the sound of these here bonsentraion bamps!"
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Post by: Tripe on October 31, 2009, 05:37:43 PM
No I mean they won't be sexier, they'll be embarrassing and skanky. :)
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 31, 2009, 06:01:59 PM
No I mean they won't be sexier, they'll be embarrassing and skanky. :)

Like Robert Patterson scummy and Kiera Knightly thin.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 05, 2009, 11:38:27 AM
Bonanaza season one discs 2&3

These episodes have had a lot of work done on them and while they don't look as good as Star Trek or Doctor Who they still look pretty good for a 50 year old show.  Also lots of extras,I am enjoying this.  I just wish Netflix didn't have disc one on Verry long wait.
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on November 05, 2009, 12:39:06 PM
Just bought season one of How I Met Your Mother. The perfect formula of that show still astounds me.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on November 07, 2009, 12:03:59 PM
Muppet Show season 3. Frank Oz is a genius.
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2009, 12:20:56 PM
Muppet Show season 3. Frank Oz is a genius.
Agreed. I can't believe Season 4 isn't out yet.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on November 08, 2009, 12:54:16 PM
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.  Hilarious English show.
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Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2009, 04:02:03 PM
Check out Man to Man with Dean Learner too.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on November 08, 2009, 06:35:31 PM
Check out Man to Man with Dean Learner too.

Thanks, I actually watched that series first.  Those guys are funny.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 11, 2009, 07:17:49 PM
Check out Man to Man with Dean Learner too.

Thanks, I actually watched that series first.  Those guys are funny.

Dean: "And are the wasps a metaphor..?"

Garth: "Yes, let's say they are."

 :D

I'm getting nostalgic for "Fernwood 2Nite".
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on November 12, 2009, 07:52:59 PM
Animaniacs and the John Adams miniseries. Strange bedfellows, eh?
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Post by: Tripe on November 13, 2009, 04:18:58 PM
Babylon 5 season one episodes 1-8

Great stuff as I remember it being. The little bit about the ant's on the orchid from episode six is still one of my favourite scenes in the entire show, it's certainly one that I remember the most.

It is sad seeing Richard Biggs though; he's right up there with Andy Hallett as somebody in a sci-fi/fantasy show whose death was untimely and really really saddened me (and both were due to similar problems). :(
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 13, 2009, 05:01:37 PM
Meh, I liked the first season of Babylon 5, but O'Hare's acting in that always felt a little too soapy.  And his departure set up the really cool Babylon 4 storyline they did later on.
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Post by: Tripe on November 14, 2009, 05:54:59 AM
When the show was first on I remember reading descriptions of O'Hare as "Captain Plywood" or "Commander Cardboard" but a reviewing does show that he turns in a pretty good performance in most scenes. He's not the best actor in the cast but he very good in many of his scenes. :)
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Post by: goflyblind on November 14, 2009, 06:06:20 AM
working my way through two guys, a girl and a pizza place. i really wish this would come to dvd, but the ripped-from-recorded-vhs aesthetic is somewhat familiar...
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 14, 2009, 06:46:37 AM
Meh, I liked the first season of Babylon 5, but O'Hare's acting in that always felt a little too soapy.  And his departure set up the really cool Babylon 4 storyline they did later on.

Can you give an example of what you mean? I rather liked his understated, sort of weary take.

I haven't seen the show in quite a while, so I can't really list any specific examples, but my impressions of him were that he was a little stilted.  Especially if he was matched up with someone genuinely good like Mira Furlan, Peter Jurasik or Andreas Katsulas. 
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 15, 2009, 09:39:02 PM
Well i think he is five or so years older then the rest of the cast and once you hit a certain age your age does start to catch up on you.  The first season of Red Dwarf was i think 20 years ago so he must be getting on.  I can't wait to get the disc from netflix so i can see it for myself.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on November 16, 2009, 03:25:55 PM
Jane Eyre (miniseries 2006ish) and Anne of Avonlea (or "Anne of GG the sequel" --silly name)
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Post by: Rattrap007 on November 17, 2009, 04:57:17 AM
MST3K - Bride of the Monster

several episodes of Complete Savages...
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Post by: Trumpysgirl on November 17, 2009, 07:40:50 AM
Started the Richard Sharpe series. We began by making fun of it, but once all the really interesting stuff started we shut up and just enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to watching the rest now.
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Post by: doggans on November 19, 2009, 08:09:01 PM
Been watching through the first couple of seasons of Andy Griffith on DVD. Just starting the first disc of Season Three, and Gomer Pyle still hasn't shown up. I always thought he was around since a lot earlier. Now I'm starting to wonder if the whole character--including his spinoff and the existence of Jim Nabors himself--wasn't just a figment of my imagination.

I like that the DVDs have the original sponsor spots. Some delightful fourth-wall-breaking in those.
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Post by: Compound on November 19, 2009, 08:11:17 PM
Ahem.

This is the theme to Garry's Show.
The theme to Garry's Show.
Garry called me up and asked if I would write his theme song.
I'm almost halfway finished.
How do you like it so far?
How do you like the theme to Garry's show?

This is the theme to Garry's Show,
The opening theme to Garry's show.
This is the music that you hear as you watch the credits.
We're almost to the part of where I start to whistle.
Then we'll watch "It's Garry Shandling's Show".
<whistles>

This was the theme to Garry Shandling's show.

Didn't like him on the Tonight Show or Larry Sanders but I did like him in this.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 19, 2009, 08:49:15 PM
Ahem.

This is the theme to Garry's Show.
The theme to Garry's Show.
Garry called me up and asked if I would write his theme song.
I'm almost halfway finished.
How do you like it so far?
How do you like the theme to Garry's show?

This is the theme to Garry's Show,
The opening theme to Garry's show.
This is the music that you hear as you watch the credits.
We're almost to the part of where I start to whistle.
Then we'll watch "It's Garry Shandling's Show".
<whistles>

This was the theme to Garry Shandling's show.

Didn't like him on the Tonight Show or Larry Sanders but I did like him in this.
Isn't that just about the greatest thing you've ever seen?

Did you get to the Gilda Radner episode yet?   :'(
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 19, 2009, 09:13:24 PM
Been watching through the first couple of seasons of Andy Griffith on DVD. Just starting the first disc of Season Three, and Gomer Pyle still hasn't shown up. I always thought he was around since a lot earlier. Now I'm starting to wonder if the whole character--including his spinoff and the existence of Jim Nabors himself--wasn't just a figment of my imagination.

I like that the DVDs have the original sponsor spots. Some delightful fourth-wall-breaking in those.

I have always liked The Andy Griffith show.  It has good story telling and Don Knotts,Hal Smith,and what's his name who plays Flowd always crack me up.
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Post by: Tripe on November 20, 2009, 06:06:42 AM
So I finished the first season of Babylon 5, just a great show, I might even watch the special features.
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Post by: tgeorgic on November 20, 2009, 06:56:17 AM
So I finished the first season of Babylon 5, just a great show, I might even watch the special features.

if you havent watched the other seasons yet make sure you dont listen to the commentaries.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 20, 2009, 08:07:58 AM
Also don't watch the introductions to each season,they contain major spoilers.
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Post by: MontyServo on November 20, 2009, 09:22:36 AM
I am currently watching Season 1 of Xavier - Renegade Angel on DVD (via Netflix).

This may be one of the most bizarre shows I have ever seen, but it is also very very funny.
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Post by: Tripe on November 20, 2009, 09:49:36 AM
So I finished the first season of Babylon 5, just a great show, I might even watch the special features.

if you havent watched the other seasons yet make sure you dont listen to the commentaries.

As I said earlier (*then last page in fact ;))

Babylon 5 season one episodes 1-8

Great stuff as I remember it being. The little bit about the ant's on the orchid from episode six is still one of my favourite scenes in the entire show, it's certainly one that I remember the most.

It is sad seeing Richard Biggs though; he's right up there with Andy Hallett as somebody in a sci-fi/fantasy show whose death was untimely and really really saddened me (and both were due to similar problems). :(

I don't normally bother with special features on a disc though.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on November 20, 2009, 01:15:17 PM
Been watching through the first couple of seasons of Andy Griffith on DVD. Just starting the first disc of Season Three, and Gomer Pyle still hasn't shown up. I always thought he was around since a lot earlier. Now I'm starting to wonder if the whole character--including his spinoff and the existence of Jim Nabors himself--wasn't just a figment of my imagination.

I like that the DVDs have the original sponsor spots. Some delightful fourth-wall-breaking in those.

I have always liked The Andy Griffith show.  It has good story telling and Don Knotts,Hal Smith,and what's his name who plays Flowd always crack me up.

Someone else likes Floyd! Yay! I love the show in B&W, but once it's in color it loses its wimsy, overall---there are some gems, i.e. when they make a movie about Andy with Gavin MacLeod, when Don Knotts comes back---but the B&W eps are the best.

Just finished "John Adams". Also watched MST3K "Final Justice." "Go ahead on."
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 20, 2009, 02:03:52 PM
I mostly watch just the Black and white episodes too.  John Adams was great even if it did play with some facts.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 21, 2009, 08:08:07 PM
Alias season one discs one and two.

My brother bought these discs at moviestop and didn't like it but after I enjoyed Star trek so much i decided to give it a shot.  From the adds i was expecting something awful but you know what it is a pretty good show.  It is kind of over the top and dumb but in a fun way and all the actors are good and the stories are exciting.  I have now added the rest of the discs to the top of my netflix Q.  my favorite part so fare is when the villains are trying to assassinate the one guy and they plant a bomb in his chest,talk about cool.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 21, 2009, 08:34:50 PM
I don't care for girl power shows either but this show is kind off about a whole cast more then most shows.  I mean it is about one character in is the snese that most episodes are told from her point of view but the whole cast tends to get equel time and it does a good job of keeping the tention going episode to episode and it doesn't treat Sidney like some kind of superhero she gets her but kicked a lot when she goes up against guys bigger then her and only really exscapes by the skin of her teeth.  It's not a show i would buy on DvD but I am enjoying the stories enough so far to rent it off of netflix.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 22, 2009, 05:12:36 PM
Got out the DVD set and watched a bunch of Brisco County Jr. episodes last night.  Man that was a good show, would have been nice to have gotten one more season.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on November 22, 2009, 06:25:05 PM
been watching the miniseries Victoria & Albert from circa 10 years ago. Very good, and very interesting.
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Post by: Tripe on November 22, 2009, 06:50:29 PM
been watching the miniseries Victoria & Albert from circa 10 years ago. Very good, and very interesting.

Are you looking forward to the film?
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 25, 2009, 10:54:55 AM
Cheap Seats...Without Ron Parker - Season 1

This show never gets old for me.

"Roll call."
"A Cossack."
"Check."
"Chuck Barris."
"Check."
"A Foot Locker employee."
"Check."
"A Chippendale's reject."
"Check."
"A Chippendale's bouncer."
"Check."
"A serial killer."
"Got 'im!"
"Good."


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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on November 25, 2009, 06:30:16 PM
been watching the miniseries Victoria & Albert from circa 10 years ago. Very good, and very interesting.

Are you looking forward to the film?

I'm always torn when it comes to actual films because they always want to Hollywood-ize things, add nudity, change history, make people talk like 21st century, etc. so I try not to get my hopes up.

Last TV stuff I watched: the Thanksgiving eps from The Bob Newhart Show, a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, MST Alien from LA, and the Carol Burnett show, which needs to be released on DVD
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 25, 2009, 06:39:34 PM
.....and the Carol Burnett show, which needs to be released on DVD

Saw a banner ad on IMDB in the last week or so for a box set of Carol Burnett....but Googled and can't find anything that isn't Gunthy-Riker or "grey market".

Maybe it's in the works....
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Post by: Tripe on November 25, 2009, 06:45:25 PM
been watching the miniseries Victoria & Albert from circa 10 years ago. Very good, and very interesting.
Are you looking forward to the film?
I'm always torn when it comes to actual films because they always want to Hollywood-ize things, add nudity, change history, make people talk like 21st century, etc. so I try not to get my hopes up.
Considering Al and Vicky's love for nudie etchings and the like, I'll be surprised if they portray their relationship as racy as it actually was. ;)
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 25, 2009, 06:51:20 PM
been watching the miniseries Victoria & Albert from circa 10 years ago. Very good, and very interesting.
Are you looking forward to the film?
I'm always torn when it comes to actual films because they always want to Hollywood-ize things, add nudity, change history, make people talk like 21st century, etc. so I try not to get my hopes up.
Considering Al and Vicky's love for nudie etchings and the like, I'll be surprised if they portray their relationship as racy as it actually was. ;)

Are you talking about the Young Victoria, with Emily Blunt? I really enjoyed that movie.  And no, it's not at all racy.  :)
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Post by: Tripe on November 25, 2009, 06:55:52 PM
Are you talking about the Young Victoria, with Emily Blunt? I really enjoyed that movie.  And no, it's not at all racy.  :)
Yep that's the one, not sure when it's coming out exactly but obviously I'll see it in the first week. :)
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 26, 2009, 09:55:51 AM
"Sordid Lives"......a few episodes out of the 12 that were made.  A "black comedy about white trash" it centers on a small town in Texas and a family with a Gay semi-closeted son out in Hollywood working on an acting career (and dodging a stalker ex-girlfriend who doesn't even get it when she walks in on him and another guy), an Uncle who is committed to a hospital for wanting to dress up as Tammy Wynette (his therapist plans to cure his homosexuality and transvestism as a way to get on "Oprah") and everyone else is either sexually frustrated, obsessed with keeping up appearances, on Valium or all of the above.

Thing is, this was spun off from a movie (adapted from a play) and the episodes take place before the events of the film.  And as the film centers around the funeral of one of the characters where all sorts of chickens come home to roost....  Even though there's enough jokes and weird situations to be entertaining, it still suffers from being a prequel if you watched the movie.

I just tried it because it features Olivia Newton-John in an acting role....and I wanted to see under what circumstances someone would still let her "act".  So far, the role is very brief and superficial so it works....
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on December 03, 2009, 12:40:26 PM
been watching the miniseries Victoria & Albert from circa 10 years ago. Very good, and very interesting.
Are you looking forward to the film?
I'm always torn when it comes to actual films because they always want to Hollywood-ize things, add nudity, change history, make people talk like 21st century, etc. so I try not to get my hopes up.
Considering Al and Vicky's love for nudie etchings and the like, I'll be surprised if they portray their relationship as racy as it actually was. ;)

Are you talking about the Young Victoria, with Emily Blunt? I really enjoyed that movie.  And no, it's not at all racy.  :)

It's good, eh? Well maybe I'll see it then. I love supporting period piece films, and anyway I love non-American cinema.

And the last TV stuff I've watched are my 2 VHS tapes of the Carol Burnett show--12 hours of Carol Burnett!!!
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 03, 2009, 03:12:46 PM
Monty Pythong Almost the Truth episodes one and two.

Pretty good so far but I could do with out all of the famous people talking about their favorite routines and talking about why they are so great.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on December 03, 2009, 09:01:20 PM
I'm watching "The Prisoner" Special edition DVD set right now.  Very nicely remastered with loads of commentary tracks by writers and directors, most of whom seem to have hated working with the late, great Patrick McGoohan. 
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 04, 2009, 09:57:54 AM
Deadwood seasons 1&2.

I have not watched this in a very long time and I had forgotten most of it,what i good show.  It is one of the best shows of the decade and i can't wait until I get a chance to watch season 3.  What a shame that it was canned and yet Two and a half Men and CSI go on.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 04, 2009, 10:08:05 AM
It's really good.  Episode 2 has a bit too much talking about how great the show is but other then that it is a really good series.  For one thing each movie gets it's own hour long episode and the Pythons are very honest about what they think went wrong and why with The Meaning of Life.  Also they give you a lot of background on the things that inspired python like The Goon Show.  It really is a good set.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 04, 2009, 10:11:25 AM
Yeah me too. I would buy the rest of them on Blu Ray.  Life of Brian looks amazing.
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Post by: spaceforarent on December 04, 2009, 12:31:28 PM
Bought Home Movies Volume 4 today, so I'm watching that. Didn't realize they have an anniversary set for basically the same price as all 4 volumes together. So it looks like I'll be selling this one I just bought and getting that set.
So anyone wanna buy Home Movies volume 4?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on December 06, 2009, 05:14:31 PM
Been going through the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes on the Netflix Instant Watching thingie.  Just finished The Abbey Grange from the second series.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 06, 2009, 05:54:30 PM
Been going through the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes on the Netflix Instant Watching thingie.  Just finished The Abbey Grange from the second series.

Really good show shame about Brett getting ill.  The episodes get worse as they have to write around him more and more.

This weekend i watched Monty Python seasons 1-3.  My sides are hurting from laughing so hard.  there were i few episodes I don't think i had ever seen before.  Plan to start on season 4 next weekend.
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Post by: Darth Geek on December 06, 2009, 08:38:41 PM
First season of Tales from the Darkside. SOme of them were fun, but not as good as I remember. Really bad acting in some of them, particularly Only Sin Deep. When Lea Thomson doing a laughably bad tough girl attitude is the best actor in an episode, you're in trouble. The one that was much better was Collection Completed. M. Emmett Walsh (and everyone else) is really good in this, except at the end, when he starts to chew scenery.

On to Season two in a bit. I haven't seen them in a long time, but I understand they get better.
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Post by: Compound on December 07, 2009, 08:20:55 PM
Well, thanks to Sheldon trying to teach Penny about science in tonight's "Big Bang theory", I'm now watching:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YGDCZ0MJL.jpg)

And it's really sad that despite my actual training in science, the lyrics to "Gravity" are still the first thing that pop into mind when someone mentions gravity.

(It's also sad that I own a CD of covers of these songs. But really, having Blind Melon singing "Three is a magic number" is worth it.)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 08, 2009, 12:05:11 PM
Red Dwarf Back to Earth.

The third episode is really pretty good,but the first two episodes aside from a chukle here and there are complete garbage.  Also it is sad to see the dwarfers looking like they do now.  I hope after this they just let Red Dwarf die.  This was just sad.  4.5/10.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on December 08, 2009, 12:32:57 PM
a great old tv special called "a child's christmas in wales"------loooove
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 08, 2009, 12:44:07 PM
I got more enjoyment out of it than I would get from, say, watching a blank television screen.  So in that sense I liked it.  Sure, it wasn't as good as other RD, but it wasn't as bad as all that.

It's more watchable than about a third of modern Doctor Who episodes.

 ;D ;D ;D

Sorry just had to take a minute to laugh at you.  The cast was lifeless,the music stock,the sets and CG were awful,the writers didn't even bother to try writing joke for half the thing.  It was just there.  As if they said "this is new red dwarf and we know you are going to watch it so why bother with sets,a script,or acting." it was one of the worst things i have seen in a long time.  Nowhere near as good as New Who.  The only new Who i can think of that got as little enjoyment out of as this is Love and Monsters.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 08, 2009, 12:52:21 PM
Except for the ending Fear Her is great,I don't care for gridlock or fathers day,but the rest are some of my favorite stories of all time.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on December 08, 2009, 01:00:42 PM
a great old tv special called "a child's christmas in wales"------loooove

I've heard about that. I imagined it to be sort of like a Brit version of "A Christmas Story."  Close?

well, it's not that kind of humor, but it is a guy retelling his experiences, so I suppose so. it's a grandpa telling his grandson what christmas was like as a kid at the turn of the century. it's funny but in a different way. it's based on the writings of the welsh poet dylan thomas so the turn of phrase is so interesting. it's also only like an hour long. but i recommend it to anyone, except those who cant understand welsh accents. :)
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Post by: Tripe on December 09, 2009, 03:45:38 AM
a great old tv special called "a child's christmas in wales"------loooove
I've heard about that. I imagined it to be sort of like a Brit version of "A Christmas Story."  Close?
Welsh, which admittedly Dylan Thomas was a wee bit ambivalent about, but still.

He was a great writer, if only he'd enjoyed the sauce a little less.
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 09, 2009, 06:37:07 AM
a great old tv special called "a child's christmas in wales"------loooove
I've heard about that. I imagined it to be sort of like a Brit version of "A Christmas Story."  Close?
Welsh, which admittedly Dylan Thomas was a wee bit ambivalent about, but still.

He was a great writer, if only he'd enjoyed the sauce a little less.

Yes, but Welsh = Britons. So. :)

Shh! Don't say that!
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 09, 2009, 06:58:15 AM
Better off Ted.  Last night's episode on ABC.

I don't know how long this show has been on or anything about it all i know is that I tuned in about 5 minutes after it started and it is one of the funniet things I have seen in a long time and if most episodes are as good as last night's I will be tuning in each week.  It's funy I have never worked in an office but a lot of the corprate stuff in this and The Office reminds me of Wal mart.  I can just imagine them starting a breeding program to save money.
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 09, 2009, 07:31:39 AM
I didn't say they were English. I said they were British. The island on which they live is Great Britain.

Shh! Don't say that either!
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Post by: Tripe on December 09, 2009, 09:46:52 AM
Yeah best to stick with English Irish, Welsh and Scottish really
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on December 09, 2009, 01:35:25 PM
Now what part of Great Britain is New Zealand in?
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Post by: Darth Geek on December 09, 2009, 02:53:08 PM
Now what part of Great Britain is New Zealand in?
Near Paris, I think. just west of Quebec.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 09, 2009, 04:30:45 PM
Now what part of Great Britain is New Zealand in?
Near Paris, I think. just west of Quebec.
"Took a left at Greenland."
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Post by: doggans on December 09, 2009, 04:41:34 PM
"Took a left at Greenland."

"Are you a mod or a rocker?"
"Um, no, I'm a mocker."
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 09, 2009, 04:59:38 PM
"Took a left at Greenland."

"Are you a mod or a rocker?"
"Um, no, I'm a mocker."
"We're just good friends."
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Post by: Darth Geek on December 09, 2009, 06:41:36 PM
Tales From the Crypt season 2 - Korman's Kalamity. I have been enjoying the season two a lot. Definitely improved over season 1 (although that had it's strong points, too). Korman's Kalamity has Harry Anderson (Night Court) as an artist at Tales From the Crypt comic book, who can make his drawings come to life (unintentionally). His horrible wife torments him and belittles him. This was a really fun episode, although very broad in it's style and comedy. Some cool monsters, a fun performance by Harry Anderson. And Cynthia Gibb as the most unconvincing policewoman I've ever seen. She's hot, yes. But everything else is played so comically, I have to believe her casting was intentionally comedic.

Also worth mentioning was the episode For Cryin' Out Loud, about a music producer about to run off with the money who can suddenly hear his own conscience as a voice in his head (played by Sam Kinison). It's acted brilliantly by Lee Arenburg, I really can't say enough about him in this. Sam Kinison as a conscience that literally drives him mad is excellent casting. I'm not a huge fan of Kinison (he's funny, but his screaming just gets in the way of it, for me), but he is perfect here because he just drives this guy bananas. Also of note is Katey Sagal (Married...with Children, Futurama) slutting it up and looking really hot.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on December 09, 2009, 08:58:21 PM
"Took a left at Greenland."

"Are you a mod or a rocker?"
"Um, no, I'm a mocker."

"Are you a homo?"
"I'm a Bobo."

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Post by: Tripe on December 12, 2009, 05:34:54 AM
At school we've been reediting the sound on the last episode of Blade: The Series to practice using Pro Tools.

Oooh but that's a crappy show; cookie cutter, white wolf games looted inspired, vampires and the actor playing Blade has this wierd speech impediment where, after a while, he starts to sound like Elmer Fudd.

I'd have actually really liked it if at some point he'd said "be wery wery kwi-ut, I'm huntin' wampires ahahahahahaha"
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Post by: Darth Geek on December 17, 2009, 05:30:45 PM
A Charlie Brown Christmas.

You know, I disagree with a lot of this.  Linus is just wrong when he says his little spiel about what Christmas "is all about," Charlie Brown is wrong when he assumes that all commercialism = bad (the implication is, for example, that Snoopy doesn't LIKE decorating, he just does it).  His big fucking problem is that he's trying to conform to society's rules about liking Christmas. Fine, he doesn't.  Great. BFD.  Get over it.

That said, I like the snowing scenes and the music.  Lucy's a twat, but she's still not as bad as Peppermint Patty.
I always found it hilarious how instantly power mad Charley Brown gets when he becomes the director.
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Post by: spaceforarent on December 19, 2009, 01:57:24 PM
Just watched the one episode of Archer that has aired so far. Coincidentally I started seeing ads for it right after I started watching through Home Movies, the coincidence being that the main character is voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, and he uses essentially the same voice as he does for Coach McGuirk.
I think it shows great promise and can't wait until it actually starts up. I'm sure it'll end up on Adult Swim once FX is done with it.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 19, 2009, 05:46:04 PM
"Stephen Fry In America" - interesting to see the US through his eyes.   :)
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Post by: Tripe on December 19, 2009, 08:48:24 PM
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency I thought it was really cute, I know my father would have loved it.

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Post by: Cosmic Muse on December 20, 2009, 04:09:12 AM
Steven Seagal, Lawman
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 20, 2009, 08:20:00 PM
White Collar.  USA Network puts out another show that's light and enjoyable - what a surprise!

It's been renewed for a second season too, and it's only halfway through their first.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on December 20, 2009, 08:41:50 PM
A Charlie Brown Christmas.

You know, I disagree with a lot of this.  Linus is just wrong when he says his little spiel about what Christmas "is all about," Charlie Brown is wrong when he assumes that all commercialism = bad (the implication is, for example, that Snoopy doesn't LIKE decorating, he just does it).  His big fucking problem is that he's trying to conform to society's rules about liking Christmas. Fine, he doesn't.  Great. BFD.  Get over it.

That said, I like the snowing scenes and the music.  Lucy's a twat, but she's still not as bad as Peppermint Patty.

and I disagree with you. but that's what makes life fun. :)
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Post by: Tripe on December 21, 2009, 04:25:14 AM
Do you watch Father Christmas?

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Post by: lassieface on December 21, 2009, 12:40:59 PM
Top Gear...latest Christmas episode for streaming http://www.zshare.net/video/701518007bf4320f/ (http://www.zshare.net/video/701518007bf4320f/)
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Post by: jewishcarpenter on December 21, 2009, 12:41:57 PM
Someone should probably get over here and punch me in the face for watching an episode of "Jersey Shore". Goddamn it, what a retarded show.
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Post by: Tripe on December 21, 2009, 12:47:16 PM
Do you watch Father Christmas?
We have, but decided on just The Snowman last night.  I remember not liking FC as much.

Hmm he seems to be your sort of FC. It's one of my favourites of Briggs' work. :)
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on December 21, 2009, 01:35:51 PM
The Snowman.

Love, love, love this short.  It's been 5 years since I've seen it and I forgot most of it.  Great music too.

I remember that! I love that! haven't seen it in a very long time.

watched Charlie Brown (love) and Rudolf----the stop motion in Rudolf makes me crazy but it's written well enough, and, hey, it's tradition
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 22, 2009, 10:06:31 PM
"Family Guy: Blue Harvest" and "Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side"....

Both very funny but so much of them seemed to be about just recreating the original scenes from the movie in animation....padding, for lack of a better word.

Robot Chicken got right to the point.....

Not sure about my favorite line but "Since we know they're taking Han to Jabba the Hut we should rescue him in three years..." might be it.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on December 22, 2009, 10:11:42 PM
Farscape season four.

Why did they have to cancel this show,it was so good?!  Every time I become a fan of a show it gets canceled,why?  Well at least the season are back out on DvD and cheap so I can see them all now.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 02, 2010, 09:55:42 AM
The first season of Kids in the Hall.

I think my favourite sketch is SKOORA!  For those who haven't seen it, I refuse to mention what it's about.  It has to be experienced!
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on January 02, 2010, 10:26:07 AM
The first season of Kids in the Hall.

I think my favourite sketch is SKOORA!  For those who haven't seen it, I refuse to mention what it's about.  It has to be experienced!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on January 03, 2010, 09:59:43 AM
Watched Series 1-3 of the IT Crowd.  It starts out a bit...lame? Predictable? Typical?  But by Series 3 found its groove. 

Here's when the show became awesome for me:

http://www.youtube.com/v/jFvpP5dEtpA&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Season 1 had very few laughs I thought but plenty of potential. 
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Post by: lassieface on January 03, 2010, 10:33:47 AM
Watched Series 1-3 of the IT Crowd.  It starts out a bit...lame? Predictable? Typical?  But by Series 3 found its groove. 

Everybody!

011-899-98819-99119-725.......3
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Post by: dangfish on January 03, 2010, 12:35:19 PM
Ballykissangel seasons 1,2 and 3 in the last two weeks.

A BBC series about the people in  a small town in Ireland.  Very well done production.  If you liked All Creatures Great and Small than you would probably enjoy this. 
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Post by: dangfish on January 07, 2010, 03:32:30 PM
Better Off Ted, S1, D1.

It isn't the unqualified success that some would make it out to be, and it certainly isn't, as the packaging proclaims, "the funniest sitcom since Arrested Development" (that honor goes to 30 Rock).  But it's not bad.  A minor misstep in casting, though, I think--Portia DeRossi is normally good, but not bitchy enough here.  The guy from Andy Richter is the clear standout in what I've seen so far (first 3 eps).

I'll continue to rent it from Netflix unless it becomes unbearably bad.  Right now I'd say it's about as good as Chuck or Burn Notice (=rentable, but not worth owning).


I enjoy it but I don't think it's fantastic either. Not yet, at least.  I agree about 30 Rock.  That show is definitely firing on all cylinders.  I never watched Andy Richter.  Which guy are you referring to?
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 07, 2010, 03:39:59 PM
I don't think Portia's character is meant to be a bitch.  She's a little unfeeling and very strange, but you do see in later episodes that she has a heart.  And I still think she's kinda hot.  Not as hot as Andrea Anders, but still....   :)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 07, 2010, 04:18:21 PM
I only just discovered Better off Ted but I really like it.  It's like Red Dwarf meets The Office with a dash of Monty Python.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 07, 2010, 04:32:29 PM
Well Red Dwarf in have that some episodes science fiction type stuff happening in the lab and Monty Python in that there are moments when it can go completely off the wall and do things you wouldn't see in a normal real world based comedy.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 07, 2010, 05:27:57 PM
 I have never seen either show but I do know that in real life companies don't get to tasar you for trying to quit or tell you who to marry.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on January 09, 2010, 02:14:29 PM
I SPY---awesome ep "happy birthday" in season 3---like hitchcock
TWILIGHT ZONE, the original----one of the best series ever perhaps
RED DWARF-----never seen this before and I find it quite brilliant, you smeg heads!
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 11, 2010, 09:05:06 PM
Watched the first half of Season 1 of Robot Chicken. I just discovered this show a while ago when I got the Star Wars Special DVD as a blind buy. Brilliant!
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Post by: Compound on January 11, 2010, 09:46:22 PM
Over the past week, I've watched:

Fringe Season 1
JJ Abrams' nicely written supernatural FBI show. Nice combo of overarching mythology and one-off monsters of the week. Well worth the time to watch.

Chuck Season 1
IT geek becomes super-spy and is helped  by hot Aussie girl and Jayne.

Greatly enjoy this show. It's a great blend of action, comedy and geeky references. Still need to pick up season 2 on disc. (Gotta wait for a sale.)

Supernatural Seasons 3 & 4
Sam & Dean Winchester are monster hunters and each week, they encounter a new critter.

While I enjoy the monster hunting bits of the show, the post-hunt part of the show is getting on my nerves as that's where the story arc for the season is getting the most play. And unfortunately, for these seasons, it consists of a lot of Sam and Dean yelling at each other. Still, the other 40 minutes are fun so I'm putting up with it.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2010, 06:11:53 AM
Almost finished with Angel season 2.  Some people should not be allowed to do commentaries.  Mainly people who, despite talking about how much they loved doing it, sound bored with their own work.
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Post by: spaceforarent on January 15, 2010, 06:21:07 AM
I got sidetracked and my NewsRadio watching pretty much stopped, but over the past few days I've almost finished the series. I was a bit worried going into season 5, but Jon Lovitz seems to be doing a fine job taking over. Still don't like Andy Dick, but still, I'm quite enjoying this series.
Hopefully I'll be able to see episode 2 of Archer that aired last night very soon.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on January 17, 2010, 04:01:16 PM
I started watching season one of The Mighty Boosh.  So far I'm not too impessed.  The metro-sexual keeps looking at the camera.  However, I want to see everything Matt Berry has ever been in, because he is brilliant in everything I've ever seen him in (Darkplace, IT Crowd).
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on January 17, 2010, 04:47:45 PM
I started watching season one of The Mighty Boosh.  So far I'm not too impessed. 

He's painfully unfunny in The IT Crowd, IMO.  I hate his character and, given that they dumped him in series 3, so did they.

He's the goth guy right?  Yeah, pretty bad character.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 17, 2010, 05:03:50 PM
I never liked The Mighty Boosh.  It always felt a little desperate and tried too hard to be "out there."
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Post by: LordZordec on January 18, 2010, 08:52:24 AM
Here is my wife and I's Netflix lineup, all TV-on-DVD shows...

Hawaii Five-O
Star Trek: DS9
Moonlighting
That Girl
Welcome Back Kotter
WKRP in Cinncinatti
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Alf (just added to the rotation)

TV from back before TV sucked...
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 18, 2010, 09:13:05 AM
WKRP in Cinncinatti
Now THAT was some good TV! That reminds me, I should see if more seasons are out to get my Dad for his birthday.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on January 18, 2010, 11:26:07 AM
WKRP in Cinncinatti
Now THAT was some good TV!

Yes.  It's too bad the DVD releases don't have all the original music intact.  They couldn't afford all the rights, even for stuff playing in the background, so they used public domain stuff for the dvds, I think.  It's a shame, the music was like an extra character.
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 18, 2010, 02:29:18 PM
I've been watching a lot of Mythbusters with my instant streaming disc on my PS3 through Netflix, and I am very close to experiencing Kari Byron overload. I think my head might explode soon. And in a good way.
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 18, 2010, 02:35:57 PM
I've been watching a lot of Mythbusters with my instant streaming disc on my PS3 through Netflix, and I am very close to experiencing Kari Byron overload. I think my head might explode soon. And in a good way.

Ew.

Wait, which head?

Did not specify.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 18, 2010, 05:13:02 PM
WKRP in Cinncinatti
Now THAT was some good TV!

Yes.  It's too bad the DVD releases don't have all the original music intact.  They couldn't afford all the rights, even for stuff playing in the background, so they used public domain stuff for the dvds, I think.  It's a shame, the music was like an extra character.

Still they should have bit the bullet and at least paid to get "Hot Blooded"....that song was WAY too much a part of that scene to lose.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on January 19, 2010, 07:51:40 AM
(http://blog1.ebates.com/ebates/planet-earth-blu-ray-big.gif)

I had seen most of this during it's run on the Discovery Channel, but borrored the Blu-Ray set from a friend to give it another viewing. As expected, it's all quite beatiful to look at in it's high def glory... really stunning stuff here. The narration is the original BBC version, not the Signourney Weaver version from American TV. While ol' Ripley did a good job on the US version, stuff like this just seems to exist to be narrated by distinguished British dudes. I did have some brain farts trying to convert kilos into pounds every once and again... damn my lazy American public school upbringing!
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Post by: RVR II on January 19, 2010, 08:03:11 AM
Had to double check my Netflix.. I got these back when they came out in 2007.. I think I'll watch them again :o
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Post by: Young_Nastyman on January 20, 2010, 08:52:13 AM
The Office Season 5 on Netflix Xbox360 stream
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on January 20, 2010, 10:14:20 AM
The Snuff Box series 1.  Fans of Matt Berry should watch this, but probably already have, so never mind.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 20, 2010, 11:00:53 AM
Been watching more Better Off Ted.  It's pretty good. Sounds like it won't make it to a third season though.

DARN IT!

Every time i like a show it gets canned!
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 20, 2010, 11:46:48 AM
Been watching more Better Off Ted.  It's pretty good. Sounds like it won't make it to a third season though.

DARN IT!

Every time i like a show it gets canned!

Quote
Take it! take the cancelled shows I was just getting into! TAKE IT ALL!
- Invader Quirk
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on January 20, 2010, 12:48:40 PM


I had seen most of this during it's run on the Discovery Channel, but borrored the Blu-Ray set from a friend to give it another viewing. As expected, it's all quite beatiful to look at in it's high def glory... really stunning stuff here. The narration is the original BBC version, not the Signourney Weaver version from American TV. While ol' Ripley did a good job on the US version, stuff like this just seems to exist to be narrated by distinguished British dudes. I did have some brain farts trying to convert kilos into pounds every once and again... damn my lazy American public school upbringing!

I LOVE this!! amazing shots! But who IS the narrator in the British Version? I don't love Sigourney Weaver so actually the version i own is Disney Earth because it's the amazing James Earl Jones.

Ok, I've watched a lot of BOB NEWHART SHOW and lots of I SPY season 3 (we all have to be home at the same time to watch it so we're working through it slowly). MAN that show rocks---gets better every episode!
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Post by: doggans on January 20, 2010, 05:38:54 PM
Finally watched the series finale of "Pushing Daisies".

Next time the universe produces a show this fantastic, I hope it lets me know before it's canceled.
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Post by: doggans on January 21, 2010, 05:35:46 AM
I've heard about it, and I'm intrigued. The finale sorta felt like it was meant as a cliffhanger, and then they hastily added an epilogue when they learned they were canceled, so I'm sure there are plenty more stories for these characters. And I think the show's visual style could lead to some very cool comic art.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 21, 2010, 06:59:25 PM
I was watching Angel season two and my XBox 360 decided to break right before the last episode.  Also, I can't get it out of there.  And it's not my DVD.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 21, 2010, 07:04:31 PM
I was watching Angel season two and my XBox 360 decided to break right before the last episode.  Also, I can't get it out of there.  And it's not my DVD.

I had a DvD player that did that too me once and my brother's PS2 once did that to a game of his.  I hate it when that happens.  At least it is not like when I was a kid and the VCR would eat a library tape and my family would end up owing $30.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 07:33:57 PM
I was watching Angel season two and my XBox 360 decided to break right before the last episode.  Also, I can't get it out of there.  And it's not my DVD.

Hope you have a paper clip....  http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/92873 (http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/92873)
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Post by: spaceforarent on January 21, 2010, 07:54:01 PM
I decided to start watching through South Park, starting at the beginning. Haven't seen most of these episodes since I was about 12. Strange watching them now that I actually get the jokes.
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Post by: Young_Nastyman on January 22, 2010, 12:49:25 AM
I decided to start watching through South Park, starting at the beginning. Haven't seen most of these episodes since I was about 12. Strange watching them now that I actually get the jokes.

Ha! I know that feeling. It happened to me re-watching Rugrats. So many jokes that were thrown in there for the parents that went right over your head as a kid. The best ones were from the movies cause it was guaranteed the parents would be there.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on January 22, 2010, 11:14:15 AM
I went back and watched MONK season 1 and I'm always pleasantly surprised when pilot episodes are that good. Tony Shalhoub rocks.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 22, 2010, 08:34:25 PM
I am working my way through Blackadder for the 200th time.  I just finished Potato Tom Baker and Simon Jones are great in that one.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 22, 2010, 09:28:00 PM
You have a WOMAN's hand!

You have a WOMAN bottom!

Percy:We are doomed to wonder the seas with a captain who's legless!

Captain:That's not true I have not touched a drop!

Rally:The rain beats down so hard your head bleeds.

Blackadder:So some sort of hat would be in order.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 23, 2010, 03:29:46 PM
I was watching Angel season two and my XBox 360 decided to break right before the last episode.  Also, I can't get it out of there.  And it's not my DVD.

I had a DvD player that did that too me once and my brother's PS2 once did that to a game of his.  I hate it when that happens.  At least it is not like when I was a kid and the VCR would eat a library tape and my family would end up owing $30.

HOLY CRAP!  Not only did the CD come out without a scratch but my XBox works again!  Yeah!
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 23, 2010, 09:16:24 PM
I am working my way through Blackadder for the 200th time. 

Loves me some Rowan Atkinson, but haven't seen this show. I guess I'll just have to rectify that right now. Netflix, here I come!
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 23, 2010, 09:29:02 PM
Just to let you know the first season(no matter how much I may like it)has fewer jokes and is nothing like the rest of the show.  If I were you I would start with Blackadder 2.  It really is one of the best shows ever made but the first season takes a while to warm to.
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 23, 2010, 10:57:10 PM
If you like Shakespeare and/or English history, Blackadder I is good.


True, but also if you DON'T like Shakespear (like me) you'll love it, because they make fun of the speeches.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on January 24, 2010, 02:09:16 PM
I am working my way through Blackadder for the 200th time. 

Loves me some Rowan Atkinson, but haven't seen this show. I guess I'll just have to rectify that right now. Netflix, here I come!

you became a Rowan fan without Blackadder? I can just imagine how much you'll love him once you watch it. I especially love the Christmas Carol because it's a smorgasbord of the whole series.
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Post by: Bob on January 24, 2010, 03:57:03 PM
Watched a TON of Law and Order Criminal Intent via Netflix instant watch this past week.
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Post by: Crow T. Robot 666 on January 24, 2010, 05:05:53 PM
Season 4 of Get Smart.
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 25, 2010, 01:52:17 PM
I am working my way through Blackadder for the 200th time. 

Loves me some Rowan Atkinson, but haven't seen this show. I guess I'll just have to rectify that right now. Netflix, here I come!

you became a Rowan fan without Blackadder? I can just imagine how much you'll love him once you watch it. I especially love the Christmas Carol because it's a smorgasbord of the whole series.

I've seen snippets of the show before, and his stand-up routines from the 80s had many good monologues and speeches, so I'm quite sure I'll like him even more.
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Post by: LordZordec on January 25, 2010, 06:29:44 PM
I watched ALF last night on DVD...

Today, as I was driving home, I listened to MST3K: The Deadly Mantis on my video player
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Post by: lassieface on January 28, 2010, 05:49:53 AM
I watched ALF last night on DVD...

Today, as I was driving home, I listened to MST3K: The Deadly Mantis on my video player

Re-watched some Freeman's Mind episodes on YouTube. I fell asleep laughing.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on January 28, 2010, 11:24:25 AM
Started season 5 of LOST again, in anticipation of Tuesday's premiere.  I love it.
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 30, 2010, 12:55:21 PM
Watching a few of The Red Green Show season 1. What a hilarious show! I remember watching this as a kid. My brother first told me about it, and we used to sneak into the living room at 11:00 and watch it (probably in 1990 or 91, when it first started playing on PBS) with the sound down real low and our faces about a foot from the TV so we could hear it. We loved it from the very beginning, and it brings back fond memories.

Now, even on my bigcreen Plasma TV, I'm still tempted to stand a foot away and have the sound down. I'd probably blind myself, though.

Now if they would only get to releasing season 13 and 15. My family and I went to see episodes filmed with a live audience at BBC, and my Dad got to be in the end segment where they show the lodge meetings.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 30, 2010, 07:40:58 PM
Watching a few of The Red Green Show season 1. What a hilarious show! I remember watching this as a kid. My brother first told me about it, and we used to sneak into the living room at 11:00 and watch it (probably in 1990 or 91, when it first started playing on PBS) with the sound down real low and our faces about a foot from the TV so we could hear it. We loved it from the very beginning, and it brings back fond memories.

Now, even on my bigcreen Plasma TV, I'm still tempted to stand a foot away and have the sound down. I'd probably blind myself, though.

Now if they would only get to releasing season 13 and 15. My family and I went to see episodes filmed with a live audience at BBC, and my Dad got to be in the end segment where they show the lodge meetings.

That is so cool!

I used to love saturday nights because of MPT's line up.  The red green show/Blackadder/Red Dwarf/Blake's 7/Doctor Who/and another two episodes of the Red Green show.   Those were the days.
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Post by: MSTJedi on January 30, 2010, 09:46:18 PM
The finale of Dollhouse on the Fox website. Not sure what to think at this point. It sure was a lot to cram into one episode. Maybe I just need some time to mull it all over.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on January 31, 2010, 01:19:12 PM
watched lots of Muppet Show season 3 and I Spy season 2. great shows, though completely different. :)

On the Muppet Show DVD I watched the awesome vintage show "Muppets on Puppets" in which Jim Henson gave a brief overview of puppet history, how puppets are made, different types of puppets, and how you can make your own. It was so dang interesting! If anyone has this DVD:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FGrxKMwdUu8/SCtHqs_vN4I/AAAAAAAAC7w/8nj9n-IbnfQ/s320/Muppet%2BShow%2BSeason%2B3.jpg)
I would highly recommend that feature, "Muppets on Puppets." So cool!!
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 31, 2010, 01:34:41 PM
watched lots of Muppet Show season 3 and I Spy season 2. great shows, though completely different. :)

On the Muppet Show DVD I watched the awesome vintage show "Muppets on Puppets" in which Jim Henson gave a brief overview of puppet history, how puppets are made, different types of puppets, and how you can make your own. It was so dang interesting! If anyone has this DVD:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FGrxKMwdUu8/SCtHqs_vN4I/AAAAAAAAC7w/8nj9n-IbnfQ/s320/Muppet%2BShow%2BSeason%2B3.jpg)
I would highly recommend that feature, "Muppets on Puppets." So cool!!
Yeah, it is really interesting. Especially when they show them doing part of the performance with the camera behind the stage to see how they did it.

I wish they had kept of with the "Muppet Facts" that they had on Season 1 for the rest of the seasons, they were interesting. I wish there were interviews with the various puppeteers, too. C'mon, Disney, it's already criminal how long you are taking between season releases (and Muppets Tonight won't start coming out until The Muppet Show is all out), give up more interviews, maybe some commentaries (Brian Henson did great commentaries for Muppets Treasure Island and Muppets Christmas Carol) or something. Heck, I miss those cool little intros Brian Henson did way back when they aired on the Odyssey Network (remember that? The Muppets were the only good thing on that channel)
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on February 01, 2010, 04:50:50 PM
watched lots of Muppet Show season 3 and I Spy season 2. great shows, though completely different. :)

On the Muppet Show DVD I watched the awesome vintage show "Muppets on Puppets" in which Jim Henson gave a brief overview of puppet history, how puppets are made, different types of puppets, and how you can make your own. It was so dang interesting! If anyone has this DVD:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FGrxKMwdUu8/SCtHqs_vN4I/AAAAAAAAC7w/8nj9n-IbnfQ/s320/Muppet%2BShow%2BSeason%2B3.jpg)
I would highly recommend that feature, "Muppets on Puppets." So cool!!
Yeah, it is really interesting. Especially when they show them doing part of the performance with the camera behind the stage to see how they did it.

I wish they had kept of with the "Muppet Facts" that they had on Season 1 for the rest of the seasons, they were interesting. I wish there were interviews with the various puppeteers, too. C'mon, Disney, it's already criminal how long you are taking between season releases (and Muppets Tonight won't start coming out until The Muppet Show is all out), give up more interviews, maybe some commentaries (Brian Henson did great commentaries for Muppets Treasure Island and Muppets Christmas Carol) or something. Heck, I miss those cool little intros Brian Henson did way back when they aired on the Odyssey Network (remember that? The Muppets were the only good thing on that channel)

I know!!! WHERE is season 4? :(
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 01, 2010, 06:05:58 PM
Been watching the few episodes of LEXX that are on Hulu.  I remember it was strange but forgot how strange it was...
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 01, 2010, 06:17:40 PM
Been watching the few episodes of LEXX that are on Hulu.  I remember it was strange but forgot how strange it was...

Yeah, that chess game episode alone....
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Post by: MSTJedi on February 01, 2010, 09:11:31 PM
The finale of Dollhouse on the Fox website. Not sure what to think at this point. It sure was a lot to cram into one episode. Maybe I just need some time to mull it all over.

Well, the last probably 6 episodes it seemed clear that Whedon was cramming 6 months to a year's worth of storyline into one or two episodes.  I would have loved to have seen him gradually make his way through the multiple ( ;D ) plotpoints, examining each in detail.

But Whedon, being the swell person he is, wanted to bring a resolution to the series once he was told it was cancelled, so he busted his butt to shoehorn all the essential info/events into what few episodes he had left.

Oh, and the last TV show I watched (etc., etc., etc.) was season 1 of Dollhouse (yes: still.  I haven't watched anything 'pre-recorded' since).

Yeah, I gotta give Whedon props for ending this one properly once the boom dropped. Maybe I just need to watch it again and not on the Fox website. I have a slow DSL speed and my computer's ancient, so the video was a bit choppy. Didn't help the understanding of the action scenes at all.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on February 02, 2010, 12:33:26 PM
more I Spy season 2. MAN I love that show. Funny, exciting, suspenseful, interesting, smart, amazing jazz music, exotic locations--it has everything. Where has it been all my life?
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 20, 2010, 10:21:21 AM
It's Saturday, therefore I watched some of my Looney Tunes compilations.  I'm tempted to get some old 70s/80s commercials from Youtube and stick them in between every couple of cartoons to recreate the experience more authentically.

"Gaylord comes with a bone of his own...."
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Post by: FordPrefect on February 20, 2010, 10:31:39 AM
It's Saturday, therefore I watched some of my Looney Tunes compilations.  I'm tempted to get some old 70s/80s commercials from Youtube and stick them in between every couple of cartoons to recreate the experience more authentically.

"Gaylord comes with a bone of his own...."

Or you could just get this...
http://www.amazon.com/1-001-Classic-Commercials-Collection/dp/B00290X6NW
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Post by: Doctor Who? on February 20, 2010, 11:07:06 AM
Hey if you are going to put in adds you may want to put in these as well.

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,13525.0.html (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,13525.0.html)
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Post by: FordPrefect on February 20, 2010, 11:41:06 AM
It's Saturday, therefore I watched some of my Looney Tunes compilations.  I'm tempted to get some old 70s/80s commercials from Youtube and stick them in between every couple of cartoons to recreate the experience more authentically.

"Gaylord comes with a bone of his own...."

Or you could just get this...
http://www.amazon.com/1-001-Classic-Commercials-Collection/dp/B00290X6NW

No, because those don't break easily into separate tracks for reauthoring (they're usually one single program, and I don't want to go converting them to .avi and then editing them).  With the Youtube ones, I can just rip 'em in jdownloader and then drop them into a Nero Vision when I reauthor.

But I probably won't do it anyway.



Actually on this collection there is a chapter break for each commercial. There's not a complete index of every commercial, but you can hit your remote's chapter advance button and move to the next commercial, one ad at a time, through each disk. I haven't seen that on previous collections.
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Post by: satanloveskitties on February 22, 2010, 10:10:28 AM
Dude I love the freakin muppet show ! I heard they were bringing it back but so far no dice !
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Post by: Darth Geek on February 22, 2010, 06:00:59 PM
Dude I love the freakin muppet show ! I heard they were bringing it back but so far no dice !
I love The Muppets too. There have been rumors for years about various projects to bring them back to TV. Everything  from an "American Idol" type show to a Late Night type talk show. But so far none of them have materialized. I've just been enjoying the online Youtube videos.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on February 23, 2010, 12:34:30 AM
Just finished Mary Tyler Moore season 6. Some amazing classics in this season. Interesting to see how the show changed with the decade. Still my favorite show ever.
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Post by: Cosmic Muse on March 04, 2010, 10:30:53 AM
I'm watching the fan subbed Toei animated Yu Gi Oh Season 0 as it's called. If you've ever watched 4kids butchering of the NAS animated series, you will really appreciate this series. There's little to no Children's Card Games in the episodes I've been watching and it has alot of Yami/Pharoah Atem possessing Yugi's body and exacting sadistic justice on the bad guy of the episode like he was pinhead. In short, it's more faithful to the manga's dark, violent tone than the NAS animated series.
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Post by: spaceforarent on March 05, 2010, 08:48:04 AM
Just finished with every episode of South Park. Made it through pretty fast, though there are less than 200 episodes, so that was to be expected.
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 08, 2010, 05:21:56 PM
Neftlixed a recent documentary by John Landis about Don Rickles called Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.

My Dad and I watched it on Saturday. If you've ever seen Rickles perform, you know he's the king of insult comedy. Before Bill Hicks, before Sam Kinison, before Richard Pryor, before Lenny Bruce, he was making people's eyes bug out at the offensive slurs he hurled unflinchingly at the audience every night, and got away with it, because he was constantly hilarious. See interviews by just about every comic from the last 50 years pay tribute to Don. Hear behind-the-scenes testimony of Las Vegas and the state of it all during the rule of the mob. Absolutely fascinating stuff.

And he's still going strong, being a headlining act in Las Vegas to this day.

Highly recommended.

(p.s. I just LOVE the fact that "netflix" is now a verb! Excuse me, I must go netflix some stuff.)
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on March 08, 2010, 06:22:34 PM
Right now I'm watching this doc "The Brothers Warner" and I'm learning a lot--very interesting!
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Post by: Doctor Who? on March 08, 2010, 10:23:37 PM
Right now I'm watching this doc "The Brothers Warner" and I'm learning a lot--very interesting!

That sounds like it would be interesting,is it on DvD?
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on March 09, 2010, 02:11:11 PM
Right now I'm watching this doc "The Brothers Warner" and I'm learning a lot--very interesting!

That sounds like it would be interesting,is it on DvD?

yeah they had an ad for the dvd right after they showed it. twas on TCM, so if the dvd isn't on netflix or amazon, look on tcm.com
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Post by: spaceforarent on March 09, 2010, 02:15:18 PM
Watched through all of Frisky Dingo. Can't believe no one made me watch it before. Hilarious stuff!
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Post by: Tripe on March 11, 2010, 02:15:21 PM
Episodes 1-4 of  Life on Mars. Pan, I love that show, the remake (which I still enjoyed) couldn't touch it at all in terms of arse kicking.
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Post by: Compound on March 15, 2010, 08:38:17 PM
South Park

Comedy Central was showing a marathon, so I caught a bit of "Manbearpig" while channel surfing, which lead me to watching "Make Love Not Warcraft" then I watched Imaginationland on DVD and Woodland Crtitters Christmas is an extra...

Anyway, I'd forgotten how funny WCC was. The timing in that episode is just topnotch.
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 15, 2010, 08:51:22 PM
South Park

Comedy Central was showing a marathon, so I caught a bit of "Manbearpig" while channel surfing, which lead me to watching "Make Love Not Warcraft" then I watched Imaginationland on DVD and Woodland Crtitters Christmas is an extra...

Anyway, I'd forgotten how funny WCC was. The timing in that episode is just topnotch.
Yeah, Woodland Critter Christmas is one of their best. Manbearpig, not so much.
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Post by: LordZordec on March 16, 2010, 04:52:35 PM
In our Netflix rotation, we are back to Hawaii Five-O.

On Netflix.com, I have been watching a continuos barage of documentaries that convince me we are all screwed.
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Post by: Tripe on March 16, 2010, 05:17:34 PM
"If humans died now, let's watch our buildings decay" and stuff.
Love those, I find them oddly comforting.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on March 16, 2010, 05:21:17 PM
Anyone remember when History used to play history shows and National Geographic used to show nature films?  What happened to those days ???
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Post by: Tripe on March 16, 2010, 05:29:48 PM
Not sure really, it's just the reaction I have to seeing nature reclaim all of the buildings.

It's not a rational thing it's just the feeling seeing those buildings and monuments subsumed in foliage gives me.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 16, 2010, 07:48:32 PM
Niot sure really, it's just the reaction I have to seeing nature reclaim all of the buildings.

It's not a rational thing it's just the feeling seeing those buildings and monuments subsumed in foliage gives me.

Nice to know that something will still get some use out of those buildings after we're gone?
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Post by: Tripe on March 17, 2010, 04:28:55 AM
Something like that, I also like the process of reclamation, the way the steel rusts and stone crumbles and things like that. :)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on March 27, 2010, 07:42:10 PM
Just finished Get Smart Season three. This may be the best season yet,not only is it funny and well acted but it is also pretty smart for a sixties show and it is one of the most fun shows ever.  The two parter Little Black Book is one of the best ones yet.
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Post by: satanloveskitties on March 27, 2010, 08:13:56 PM
Planet of the apes remake .....bored
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Post by: MSTJedi on March 27, 2010, 08:36:40 PM
Currently watching the first book of the Avatar (The Last Airbender) series on Netflix streaming on the Wii. I'm liking this. I've used Instant Play on the 360, but only because I got a free month of Gold. I love that I don't have to pay extra to use it on the Wii.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on March 28, 2010, 12:22:43 AM
Been watching lots of I Spy since Robert Culp (the star of I Spy who isn't Bill Cosby) died.
RIP Kelly Robinson.
(http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/arts/photos/2010/03/24/robert-culp-8370924.jpg)
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Post by: satanloveskitties on March 28, 2010, 09:03:06 PM
Planet of the apes remake .....bored

That's not a television show.

yeah yeah I are not be good at reading the word pictures ! 
 
How bout kids in the hall season 2 Barns and Nobel's is having a sell t.v. d.v.d's buy one half off. Got that and sealab 2021 for 43 something...not too shabby .
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Post by: Compound on March 29, 2010, 09:27:37 PM
Rewatching The Middleman, a quirky little show about a secret agent who cleans up exotic problems and the photogenic young artist / temp worker who becomes his trainee. Tragically stopped after a dozen episodes, but a heck of a lot of fun.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on March 31, 2010, 12:33:04 AM
On an ANIMANIACS kick. I was so lucky to have this as a child. What a great show.
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Post by: Tripe on March 31, 2010, 06:31:54 AM
Well I finished series four of Jonathan Creek, Julia Sawalha is even cuter now she's got some signs of having lived a bit.

And Ade Edmonson is just delightfully weird as her husband.

It also contains two of my favourite stories; Angle Hair and Gorgon's Wood (which is a nice fairly gentle mystery until the last fifteen minutes or so, where it goes all sorts of gruesome).

I just wish the Christmas Specials were on DVD here.

And currently i'm watching Mulberry which I really wish they been allowed to bring to a conclusion of some sort.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on March 31, 2010, 12:43:20 PM
V:The mini series

I got this out just to see it so that i could see if it sucked as much as the show ABC has on right now.  Let me say this first,if you can not over looked dated SFX you will not like this show it is full of them.  if you can i am willing to bet you like me will find this to be a great mini series.  I can't beleive it was made in 83 parts of it feel so modern I don't want to give to much away because half of what makes it so good are the little suprises that are around every corner but the way it is shot and the story is told is very modern.  It is also very dark and chilling.  One of the reasons it is chilling is because it feels so real.  I also really liked the score it reminds me of the work Bernard Herman did for Hitchcock.  it really is a great Sci-Fi mini series if you can over look the SFX.
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Post by: Ayriana22 on March 31, 2010, 07:38:04 PM
Have been watching Warehouse 13 lately on Syfy/Hulu, but i can't seem to find the first few episodes. Its been pretty interesting so far. here's a link to the page if anyone is interested!

http://www.syfy.com/warehouse13/ (http://www.syfy.com/warehouse13/)
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Post by: RobtheBarbarian on March 31, 2010, 07:43:39 PM
My friend brought over season 2 of Supernatural. Nothing special in the way of story or episode structure, but the main characters are pretty likable.

I was happy to see an episode about a Blues Devil, though. Gave me an excuse to talk like Mashed Potatoes Johnson.
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Post by: bratpop on April 02, 2010, 03:54:16 PM
Netflix Instant just added Firefly, so I'm getting ready to watch that this weekend. If only I had one of those giant Millennium Falcon playsets, then I could really get into it.
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Post by: Ayriana22 on April 04, 2010, 02:35:26 PM

<3 <3 <3  firefly!!!! you can get a model of the ship and one of the reaver ships and one of the escape shuttles online....!!  Its awesome! Enjoy watching it!
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Post by: bratpop on April 04, 2010, 10:04:56 PM
Forget how funny SNL is or used to be... even the "best of" compilations aren't that funny.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on April 05, 2010, 01:34:21 PM
Good to know about SNL season i. Perhaps like most shows it had to get past season 1 to figure out what it is before it got good.

I've been continuing to work through I SPY season 3. Saw a great one written by Robert CUlp, something about a house, with Will Geer and Una Merkel. Very good.

Also ANIMANIACS and PINKY AND THE BRAIN. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

Plus my bro has been on a SUPERMAN TAS kick. Very good animation. Better than a TV show deserves.

And last night I watched THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE (a movie) which made me finally get the Pumaman joke: "You're the Pumaman!" "No, he's John Davidson Man!" John Davidson did look EXACTLY like the pumaman. So we had to watch THAT one. Still my all time favorite, even though now I have it memorized. Was the first one I ever watched and nothing will ever come close... maybe.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 05, 2010, 05:21:55 PM
Whenever I see Robert Culp, I think Columbo.  I doubt if he made more than a couple of appearances on that show, but I've seen those episodes a whole bunch.  I love Columbo.  :)
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Post by: RoninFox on April 21, 2010, 03:07:10 AM
Noticed the original Battlestar Galactica was on instant watch so I've been giving it a shot.  Haven't tried to watch it in years, since long before I got hooked on the remake series.  Never cared for it before, but now that I'm seeing it from the beginning again I can appreciate it.  Interesting to compare it now, see how many elements I didn't notice were carried over to the new version.  It's campy, but so far it's mostly good campy.

That said, I definitely prefer the new series to this.

And the robot dog is still f***ing stupid.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 21, 2010, 11:53:36 AM
Noticed the original Battlestar Galactica was on instant watch so I've been giving it a shot.  Haven't tried to watch it in years, since long before I got hooked on the remake series.  Never cared for it before, but now that I'm seeing it from the beginning again I can appreciate it.  Interesting to compare it now, see how many elements I didn't notice were carried over to the new version.  It's campy, but so far it's mostly good campy.

That said, I definitely prefer the new series to this.

And the robot dog is still f***ing stupid.

I watched it again streaming last year, my memories of it were mostly of the bad episodes, but it started out really good, then after the Pegasus episodes I thought it really went downhill fast.   It was originally intended to be a series of 3 or 4 TV movies, I think that's why the first half is so much better than the second.   I couldn't even re-watch a lot of the later episodes, maybe you'll do better...

Haven't heard much lately about the movie based on the original series.  Supposedly with Bryan Singer directing.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on April 21, 2010, 01:08:37 PM
Lots of MSTs lately, shorts mostly, like Dating, Is This Love, and Young Man's Fancy, but also some other episodes.

Been working through I Spy season 3 still (trying to make it last) and I adore this show more and more.

Also watched some Animaniacs. "Would you like to take a survey?"
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Post by: RoninFox on April 21, 2010, 01:32:32 PM
Noticed the original Battlestar Galactica was on instant watch so I've been giving it a shot.  Haven't tried to watch it in years, since long before I got hooked on the remake series.  Never cared for it before, but now that I'm seeing it from the beginning again I can appreciate it.  Interesting to compare it now, see how many elements I didn't notice were carried over to the new version.  It's campy, but so far it's mostly good campy.

That said, I definitely prefer the new series to this.

And the robot dog is still f***ing stupid.

I watched it again streaming last year, my memories of it were mostly of the bad episodes, but it started out really good, then after the Pegasus episodes I thought it really went downhill fast.   It was originally intended to be a series of 3 or 4 TV movies, I think that's why the first half is so much better than the second.   I couldn't even re-watch a lot of the later episodes, maybe you'll do better...

Haven't heard much lately about the movie based on the original series.  Supposedly with Bryan Singer directing.

I'm a little worried that I'm only a few episodes in and the battle scenes are already almost identical thanks to having as much stock footage as an old He-Man cartoon. He'll thanks to Space Mutiny I was used to most of that footage already. Not the shows fault, but it's still hardto put out of my mind.
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Post by: Scrivener on April 21, 2010, 02:15:10 PM
Guys, you cannot be doing this to me.  You're tempting me into re-watching the series.  I did it 31-32 years ago, and that should have been enough.  But noooooooo, Netflix has to dangle it in front of me like John Travolta offering Barry Pepper a tasty rat in Battlefield Earth, and you two have to basically hand me salt and pepper shakers.

And Gromit, you're pretty much right on why the writing went downhill so fast.  The producers thought they'd be making a few TV movies a year, then WHAM, ABC tells them they're going into production as a series, with virtually no lead time to develop scripts.  That's why they wound up blatantly cannibalizing movies like The Guns of Navarone, The Dirty Dozen, and The Towering Inferno for episodes.

Hi, my name is Scrivener, and I know way too much about 1970's sci-fi TV.

I'm going to stop now, before I speculate on somebody creating new FX sequences for BG the way they did for the hi-def re-release of the original Star Trek.  The madness must end somewhere! ... uh, but don't let me stop you.
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Post by: RoninFox on April 21, 2010, 02:25:10 PM
I'm going to stop now, before I speculate on somebody creating new FX sequences for BG the way they did for the hi-def re-release of the original Star Trek.  The madness must end somewhere! ... uh, but don't let me stop you.

Oh, just cut in footage from the new series for the exteriors.

I fully expect the writing to go downhill, reading the description of Galactica 1980 kind of showed me that was inevitable.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 21, 2010, 02:36:07 PM
Guys, you cannot be doing this to me.  You're tempting me into re-watching the series.  I did it 31-32 years ago, and that should have been enough.  But noooooooo, Netflix has to dangle it in front of me like John Travolta offering Barry Pepper a tasty rat in Battlefield Earth, and you two have to basically hand me salt and pepper shakers.

It's kinda worth it to watch the first 5 hours, then maybe the 2 parter with the Pegasus and Cain, but if you remember anything from the rest of them there's no need to watch them again.

Quote
I'm going to stop now, before I speculate on somebody creating new FX sequences for BG the way they did for the hi-def re-release of the original Star Trek.  The madness must end somewhere! ... uh, but don't let me stop you.

They barely came up with enough money to do the Star Trek episodes, I don't think a reworked original BSG would sell enough copies to pay for new effects.


I'm a little worried that I'm only a few episodes in and the battle scenes are already almost identical thanks to having as much stock footage as an old He-Man cartoon. He'll thanks to Space Mutiny I was used to most of that footage already. Not the shows fault, but it's still hardto put out of my mind.

If you plan on trying to watch them all you better get really used to seeing those same few effects shots of the vipers or cylon raiders in space, you'll see them over and over and over and over..........................
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Post by: Scrivener on April 22, 2010, 05:03:54 AM
Guys, you cannot be doing this to me.  You're tempting me into re-watching the series.  I did it 31-32 years ago, and that should have been enough.  But noooooooo, Netflix has to dangle it in front of me like John Travolta offering Barry Pepper a tasty rat in Battlefield Earth, and you two have to basically hand me salt and pepper shakers.

It's kinda worth it to watch the first 5 hours, then maybe the 2 parter with the Pegasus and Cain, but if you remember anything from the rest of them there's no need to watch them again.

Exactly!  Those were the TV movies they were preparing, and they were able to do some proper work with those scripts.  The rest ... not so much.  It's an open question whether they could have made a worthwhile series with some lead time.  At least, the name wouldn't have been synonymous for a quarter-century with "expensive turkey."

Ronin, don't even let us get started with Galactica 1980. (Come to think of it, that's kinda the counter-argument that the original would have been better with more time to write scripts.)

And the worst thing about all this ... or maybe best from your point of view ... is that I can almost see my way clear to start writing an iRiff for the pilot movie now, since Netflix makes it so conveniently available.  Must ... resist ... black hole ... of cheesy ... sci-fi ...
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Post by: The Lady Rommel on April 22, 2010, 01:02:23 PM
Just finished watching Supernatural Season 3, again...I love this show.

Guess I'll try to catch up on Season 2 of Dexter now.  And my friend got me Season 1 of Breaking Bad for my birthday.  AND I have season 8 (I think) of Smallville.  I really need to get watching this stuff.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 27, 2010, 06:33:38 PM
Watched a show from the BBC called "Truly. Madly.Cheaply - British.B.Movies".  Covered some really cool aspects of British film history not to mention Hammer Studios and films like Konga, Devil Doll, The Crawling Eye, Devil Girl From Mars and the original The Wicker Man...
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 27, 2010, 06:53:40 PM
Been watching a bunch of WKRP on hulu the last few days, now I can't get that theme song out of my head....  Acutally, it's both the opening and ending songs.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 27, 2010, 07:43:27 PM
Been watching a bunch of WKRP on hulu the last few days, now I can't get that theme song out of my head....  Acutally, it's both the opening and ending songs.
I need to watch some of those. Anybody know which episode has Johnny Fever becoming Rip Tide, inspiring Josh's Tom Servo voice?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 27, 2010, 09:08:35 PM
Been watching a bunch of WKRP on hulu the last few days, now I can't get that theme song out of my head....  Acutally, it's both the opening and ending songs.
I need to watch some of those. Anybody know which episode has Johnny Fever becoming Rip Tide, inspiring Josh's Tom Servo voice?
Just looked it up, that 2 parter is in season 3, looks like Hulu only has the first season available.  Luckily the hilarious Turkeys Away was a first season episode.
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Post by: gbeenie on April 28, 2010, 10:26:31 PM
Netflix currently has season 1 of The Incredible Hulk on Watch Instantly, so I streamed the pilot the other night. I was nuts for this show as a kid, but I haven't watched the pilot in at least a couple decades.

I have to say that, despite some of the era-specific stuff (the fashions, cars and technology), it doesn't come off as cheesy at all. True, by today's standards, the "Hulk" effects are not exactly jaw-dropping, but that ended up not bothering me at all. I knew, going into the "serious" comics of the 80s, that the Hulk show had predated a lot of that, by focusing on how having a monster inside you, waiting to be unleashed the minute you get pissed off, would totally fuck up your life. What I didn't get as a kid, and understand better now, is how much that pilot is about the absolutely insane extremes grief can drive a person to (Important Safety Note: Irradiated food is perfectly safe; irradiated YOU, not so much).

Oh, and I learned that Tom Petty's dad
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
is a real dick.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 29, 2010, 06:09:44 AM

Oh, and I learned that Tom Petty's dad
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
is a real dick.
Really, he looks like Walter Peck (ol' dickless from Ghostbusters.)
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on April 29, 2010, 01:46:16 PM
Watched an RSC version of Hamlet on PBS with Patrick Stewart and I adored it. WOrks perfectly set in modern day. One complaint was that Ophelia was really ugly, but since Hamlet wasn't a prize himself I guess it doesn't matter. Fantastic acting. Definitely my favorite Claudius ever, adored Polonius. I think Oliver is still my favorite Hamlet, but I'd have to watch them both again.
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on April 29, 2010, 01:54:15 PM
Just got Brain Donors in the mail from Netflix. Such a fun movie!
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Post by: RoninFox on April 29, 2010, 02:14:31 PM
Been watching a bunch of WKRP on hulu the last few days, now I can't get that theme song out of my head....  Acutally, it's both the opening and ending songs.
I need to watch some of those. Anybody know which episode has Johnny Fever becoming Rip Tide, inspiring Josh's Tom Servo voice?
Just looked it up, that 2 parter is in season 3, looks like Hulu only has the first season available.  Luckily the hilarious Turkeys Away was a first season episode.

Required viewing every Thanksgiving.  At least for Ohioans.
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Post by: Tripe on April 29, 2010, 02:26:28 PM
I think Oliver is still my favorite Hamlet
Oliver who? ;)

Have you see the Re:Told series?
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Post by: spaceforarent on May 07, 2010, 10:35:44 PM
Finished up another re-watch of Frisky Dingo.
Now I'm continuing my Breaking Bad re-watch, this time on Blu Ray. Just about half way through season 2 now
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Post by: RoninFox on May 10, 2010, 02:53:58 PM
Gods help me, I actually tried watching the Spaceballs animated series.

Tried.

Made it through a couple minutes of the first episode, which literally was nothing but a compressed version of the movie with lame acting, crappy animation, and 1% of the jokes.

The second episode I read the description and saw that it was "part two" of the same thing.

Made it through one minute of episode three and it was new material finally, basically an excuse to animate Mel Brooks's President Skroob character in bed with poorly animated chicks with giant boobies.

...

So...Any one else ever see that Curb Your Enthusiasm episode where Mel Brooks cast Larry David in the Producers?  The entire reason he did it was that he was sick of the Producers, and he wanted to put on an absolutely horrible production of it in order to kill it off.  At first I thought it was just a hilarious play on the original plot of the Producers, the purposeful flop that endures and become successful...Maybe he actually did try that plan here though.  Maybe he hates Spaceballs.  Maybe this is his punishment to all of us who actually liked the movie.
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Post by: Young_Nastyman on May 11, 2010, 03:50:26 AM
Maybe he actually did try that plan here though.  Maybe he hates Spaceballs.  Maybe this is his punishment to all of us who actually liked the movie.

Or maybe it's a Tom Clancy deal where he has nothing to do with it and just puts his name as a "seal of approval" and gets paid
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Post by: RoninFox on May 11, 2010, 04:11:40 AM
Maybe he actually did try that plan here though.  Maybe he hates Spaceballs.  Maybe this is his punishment to all of us who actually liked the movie.

Or maybe it's a Tom Clancy deal where he has nothing to do with it and just puts his name as a "seal of approval" and gets paid

I'd love to believe that, unfortunately Mel is one of the very few actors who reprise thier old roles. The only other two I know of being Joan Rivers as Dot and Dom Delouise as Pizza the Hutt.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 11, 2010, 05:59:02 AM
Season 1 of Chef!

I had forgotten how good this show was.  I'll have to buy the whole series at some point.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 15, 2010, 11:56:13 AM
I love those Animaniacs episodes where they drive people crazy. The guy on the plane, Mozart, Einstein, Lincoln. Good times.
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Post by: dangfish on May 15, 2010, 03:30:38 PM
Anybody familiar with a BBC show called Black Books? I know nothing about it except for the fact that our own Mike Nelson mentioned how much he liked it in an interview. I was thinking of netflixing it based on his recommendation. 
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Post by: goflyblind on May 15, 2010, 03:46:14 PM
Anybody familiar with a BBC show called Black Books? I know nothing about it except for the fact that our own Mike Nelson mentioned how much he liked it in an interview. I was thinking of netflixing it based on his recommendation. 

my mum got one of the series out of the library once and kept trying to get me to watch it but i never did. so i guess what i'm saying is that i can't help you.


edit: i picked up chuck season one on dvd and watched that the other day.
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 15, 2010, 03:47:08 PM
Anybody familiar with a BBC show called Black Books? I know nothing about it except for the fact that our own Mike Nelson mentioned how much he liked it in an interview. I was thinking of netflixing it based on his recommendation. 

It's a fun series with a good cast.  Better than the IT Crowd, but maybe not quite as funny as something like Garth Marenghi.
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Post by: anais.jude on May 15, 2010, 04:21:58 PM
I am currently working on Quantum Leap. I'm on season 4 right now.

I have also begun watching True Blood. As good as everyone says
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Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2010, 05:10:22 PM
Anybody familiar with a BBC show called Black Books? I know nothing about it except for the fact that our own Mike Nelson mentioned how much he liked it in an interview. I was thinking of netflixing it based on his recommendation. 

Channel 4. It's fecking excellent. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaeeCV8eRr4)

Ever see Father Ted?
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Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2010, 05:36:14 PM
I would.

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Post by: Tripe on May 22, 2010, 06:31:47 AM
Torchwood: Children of Earth

Eh not bad, a bit too angsty about what is ultimately a three headed intergalactic oven ready turkey. Also, in things like this, the people of earth always seem far to keen to just throw up their hands and go , "ooh they're just completely unstoppable, we'll have to give in!". Except it's one thing in a smoke filled room, you don't even know if it can really do what it says it can or if it had anything to do with the solution to the original problem back in the day.

Not good enough mankind!
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Post by: Tripe on May 22, 2010, 06:53:13 AM
Yeah it is, I don't get it, they even have somebody from UNIT in the story, what happened to five rounds rapid eh?
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 22, 2010, 04:24:12 PM
Yeah it is, I don't get it, they even have somebody from UNIT in the story, what happened to five rounds rapid eh?

They need the Brig back in charge ASAP!  I'm hoping the new season will have humans fighting back next time aliens invade.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on May 23, 2010, 02:17:03 PM
By the way the countdown has begun!
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,18214.0.html (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,18214.0.html)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 26, 2010, 09:30:37 AM
Working my way through Blake's 7.  it's been a decade since a saw it.  I am watching Pressure Point right now,good episode.  In just about every way season 2 is a huge improvement over season one.  I have not seen anything past the end of season two and I don't remember anything about any of the episodes I have seen so i am really enjoying this.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 27, 2010, 02:40:29 PM
Just watched the first episode and half of the second episode of Dexter on Netflix Instant Play. Always heard a lot of good things about this one, but since I don't have cable, I've never been able to watch it. Just now occurred to me to check on Netflix. Definitely looking forward to further episodes. Would've kept watching more, but the kids came home from school and Dexter is not the kind of show you want your grade schoolers watching.
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Post by: MontyServo on May 27, 2010, 02:46:15 PM
Just got the first disc of this from Netflix.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61uB5dNtdOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Will tear through it this weekend.  Anybody else remember this show?

Also plan on watching this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AECVSJ5RL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

which I actually own, but haven't watched yet.

'70's variety shows FTW!
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Post by: Young_Nastyman on May 27, 2010, 03:10:51 PM
Been watching King of the Hill from the beginning on Netflix Instant Watch. I'm currently in the middle of season 4
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Post by: OTC316 on May 27, 2010, 03:49:05 PM
Getting caught up on LOST via Netflix stream.
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Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on June 01, 2010, 01:24:25 PM
Getting caught up on LOST via Netflix stream.

Good luck with all that...
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Post by: Scorpy on June 02, 2010, 12:47:34 PM
I was going to say recorded Lost, but I'm actually pretty sure it was Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on June 02, 2010, 10:13:17 PM
I'm watching Gargoyles. Remember that show? Ah the memories.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on June 06, 2010, 02:58:05 AM
been watching Manimal. Dear god this is great stuff.. Cheesy 80s show for the win. Watched the first 5 episodes.. only 3 left :(
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Post by: MSTJedi on June 06, 2010, 11:45:11 AM
Watching Season 1 of Doctor Who (2005) on Netflix streaming. Good stuff. Lots of aliens and all-around weirdness.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 06, 2010, 01:07:50 PM
Just got the first disc of this from Netflix.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61uB5dNtdOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Will tear through it this weekend.  Anybody else remember this show?

"Hey, Margolis......"

 ;)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 06, 2010, 05:03:28 PM
Watching Season 1 of Doctor Who (2005) on Netflix streaming. Good stuff. Lots of aliens and all-around weirdness.

I rewatched S1 last year with my wife, and it was much better than I remembered.  Season 3, on the other hand, is much worse than I remembered.  I think I loved it at the time because Martha > Rose, but a lot of the stories in S3 blow.

All I can say is steer clear of Last of the TimeLords and Gridlock.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 19, 2010, 02:42:23 PM
Working my way through The Sweeney season 1.

All I can say is thank you to everyone who told me to check out this series.  Not only does it fill the hole Life on Mars left that there is not other show quite like it.  It's like someone took everything I like about 70s crime movies like The French Connection and put it into a weekly series.  I don't think I have ever seen a series in this style that is this good.

Thanks again for tell me to try this.

I can't wait to get some money so I can buy the whole series.
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Post by: Tripe on August 19, 2010, 03:39:59 PM
After you finish The Sweeney (well all that you can) watch some Inspector Morse stories and marvel at the difference in Thaw's character. :)

And for those who've not seen the show, here's its quintessence in about a quarter of a minute:

http://www.youtube.com/v/WZT5Fq7KuPk?fs=1&;hl=en_US&;color1=0xCCFF66&;color2=0xCC6666&amp;border=1

I watched the whole of Sherlock the other day, it's fantastic.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 19, 2010, 03:58:00 PM
After you finish The Sweeney (well all that you can) watch some Inspector Morse stories and marvel at the difference in Thaw's character. :)

And for those who've not seen the show, here's its quintessence in about a quarter of a minute:

http://www.youtube.com/v/WZT5Fq7KuPk?fs=1&;hl=en_US&;color1=0xCCFF66&;color2=0xCC6666&amp;border=1

I watched the whole of Sherlock the other day, it's fantastic.

I knew I had seen Regan in something else.  I used to watch Inspector Morse quite a bit when it was on PBS,you're right Thaw is a very good actor.

I am looking forward to seeing Sherlock now.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 19, 2010, 04:00:28 PM
I watched the whole of Sherlock the other day, it's fantastic.

That third episode is a cracker.   I hope they manage to get some episodes out this year, though considering it's the BBC....  :-\
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Post by: Tripe on August 19, 2010, 04:06:20 PM
Yeah, have they said officially if they're even going to renew it?
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 19, 2010, 05:00:39 PM
Yeah, have they said officially if they're even going to renew it?

I think so.  It was a huge hit, so they'd be dumb not to.  The only problem I see is that some of the team behind Sherlock are on Dr Who as well, so things might be delayed.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 22, 2010, 01:51:35 AM
Trying to get caught up with this US version of MasterChef.

Three episodes in and it's like the worse parts of "American Idol" and watching paint dry.  They spent the first two episodes showing these people sweating their balls off to get into the competition - telling us their background stories in an attempt to get us to like them - only to have many of them gone during this "mass elimination" in the third show over either how they chopped an onion or cooked an egg (the "watching paint dry" part).

Looks like it might turn into a real show worth watching in the fourth episode.  If they do this again I hope they film the first three episodes and then shelve them for the DVD "special features'....
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Post by: Tripe on August 22, 2010, 06:37:25 AM
I think so. 
Yeah it has been; one of my exes was all giddy about it when I was talking to her the other day, considering she writes fan fic about the shows she's keen on now and then, I have no doubt there'll be some sort of celebratory slashfest a-coming. :speechless:
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Post by: Rattrap007 on August 25, 2010, 06:28:23 PM
Rented a few TV series seasons on DVD from local library to watch while I'm sick in bed. Checked out Soap season 1, Star Trek TOS season 2, an Bob Newhart season 2. Watched Time Amok and Mirror, Mirror on ST. great episodes. Watched an episode of Soap and it wasn't as good as I remembered it. It was ok, but the guy with the dummy hasn't shown up nor does Burt think he can turn invisible.

Watched the first ep of Bob Newhart and god was that funny. He is offered a chance to do a TV show with his group therapy but turns it down because he doesn't feel appropriate about it. Well they want to so he agrees. They get on and the patients are too scared to say anything. It is on public TV so Bob just has to fill in the entire hour. Hilarious!
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Post by: Tripe on August 25, 2010, 06:32:24 PM
Where Is Everybody?
The Encounter
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge


Ann's been in a bit of a Twilight Zone mood recently we'll probably watch some more in a bit.

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Post by: mrbasehart on August 25, 2010, 06:34:46 PM
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge[/i]

I think that's the only episode of the Twilight Zone I've seen.  And that's only because it's a short film that was edited into the show. 

I've been watching The Closer, which is still as good as ever.  Also been watching Rizzoli and Isles, which is a less interesting version of the Women's Murder Club, but far more successful.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 25, 2010, 08:44:01 PM
It took 23 years, but we can now see '20 Minutes Into the Future'.

Yes, I'm watching the DVD release of Max Headroom.

While it's great to see them again (and on DVD), there were three extras that REALLY should have been in this set that aren't listed on the index for it (I haven't gotten far enough into the discs to see them being missing first-hand).  The first, is the original British pilot (where Bryce was evil instead of just amoral).  [That one was released on laserdisc over 15 years ago as 'The Max Headroom Story'.  I had it, but sadly sold it.]  The second is(/are) the Pepsi ads that Max was in (possibly hard to license).  The third which I REALLY was disappointed was absent was the music video by Art of Noise, 'Paranoimia (featuring Max Headroom)'.  It is a great tune and was a classic video.

A shame after ALL this time they couldn't manage to get the obvious extras into the set.   :'(


Oh....and there's no Blu-Ray because the source copy would make it extremely expensive to clean up.

I haven't bought mine yet (I'm just trying to decide where).
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 25, 2010, 09:15:45 PM
It took 23 years, but we can now see '20 Minutes Into the Future'.

Yes, I'm watching the DVD release of Max Headroom.

While it's great to see them again (and on DVD), there were three extras that REALLY should have been in this set that aren't listed on the index for it (I haven't gotten far enough into the discs to see them being missing first-hand).  The first, is the original British pilot (where Bryce was evil instead of just amoral).  [That one was released on laserdisc over 15 years ago as 'The Max Headroom Story'.  I had it, but sadly sold it.]  The second is(/are) the Pepsi ads that Max was in (possibly hard to license).  The third which I REALLY was disappointed was absent was the music video by Art of Noise, 'Paranoimia (featuring Max Headroom)'.  It is a great tune and was a classic video.

A shame after ALL this time they couldn't manage to get the obvious extras into the set.   :'(

  • According to the guy at Shout! who oversaw the project they found the cost of the Channel 4 movie too prohibitive to include it this time.  They're watching sales of this set to see if they might 1) release it separately and/or 2) release the Channel 4/Cinemax talk show and include it there.
  • Max hawked New Coke.  Not Pepsi.  And a good number of those are on the internet anyway.
  • Art of Noise is working on an "anniversary" retrospective....videos included (again, according to Shout!).  So they probably want to save that video for their own release.
  • The glaring omission from this set is no Matt Frewer.  But Shout! "reached out to him" several times.  Also wish they could have gotten the digital conversion PSA that Frewer did for Channel 4 as Max in a retirement home ("I used to be big, you know!").  That was on YouTube - don't know if it still is.

Oh....and there's no Blu-Ray because the source copy would make it extremely expensive to clean up.

I haven't bought mine yet (I'm just trying to decide where).
Interesting. Too bad Frewer isn't on it. Odd, since he never seemed like the kind of guy who was "ashamed" of his early work or anything.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 25, 2010, 10:46:43 PM
Too bad Frewer isn't on it. Odd, since he never seemed like the kind of guy who was "ashamed" of his early work or anything.

I was shocked that he didn't participate.  I've read interviews with him (connected to his return to the show "Eureka") where he's talked about the whole Max Headroom thing as something he was proud of and had no regrets over.  I know years ago there was a Museum of Television celebration of the show and he showed up for that.  And as I said, he'd just gotten back into the make up to do that PSA in the UK...

It's like Frewer did a complete 180o for seemingly no reason..

And even if all he'd done was commentary on one episode....that would have taken him 44 minutes (IIRC from videotaping them all those years ago) in a recording studio anywhere he needed to be.

Maybe it was a question of money....

And, hey, if Art of Noise has a video retrospective, I'll be gettin' that anyway.  So if Max is there - instead of here - it'll be kind-of in character for him (zipping between screens and 'shows' and all).  ;D  Though I have most of what Art of Noise put out on CD already, so I hope that Shout! will make the videos available to be purchased apart from a CD-based music-only retrospective, unless there's about 90% new versions of tunes on the CDs.

I don't believe it's Shout! that's doing the Art of Noise retrospective.  That's being done by the people who now own what was Chrysalis Records in the 80's (I think).  Max and the original talk show was a production of Chrysalis Records to show music videos of their artists on TV - and it grew into an interview show.

A now defunct company called Lorimax licensed Max from them and produced the "20 Minutes Into the Future" show.  Part of why I was afraid the show would be trapped in "rights limbo" with the two companies fighting over royalties for years like Adam West's "Batman".

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I do hope the sales of this warrant the release of the original ch.4 version, and with it the things that YOU said you noticed were missing, most of which I was unaware of.  In the meantime I can just continue to regret selling my laserdisc of it (for a measly $15).  ;)

I know it's no 12" laser but there are VHS tapes for sale on Amazon....

And there's other ways....   ;)
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 27, 2010, 04:07:02 PM
I do hope the sales of this warrant the release of the original ch.4 version, and with it the things that YOU said you noticed were missing, most of which I was unaware of.  In the meantime I can just continue to regret selling my laserdisc of it (for a measly $15).  ;)

I know it's no 12" laser but there are VHS tapes for sale on Amazon....

And there's other ways....   ;)

I suppose now there will be a torrent of posts asking you just exactly what you meant by that.  ;)  Of course, if there is, you could use-(a)-net to collect and download and dispense with them all.

Why, I don't know what you mean....

Gotta go....gotta see what's over on the Digital Archive Project site....
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 30, 2010, 05:03:11 PM
Watched the pilot of a new BBC series called Vexed.  It stars Lucy Punch (recently in Dinner for Schmucks as the psycho girl stalker, or the hideous Juliet in Hot Fuzz) and Toby Stephens (Main bad guy in Die Another Day) as two police detectives solving crimes.  It's actually a comedy, with Stephens playing a bit of a dick and Punch being the straight man.  I enjoyed it, and you can too, if you look for it.  (online)
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 30, 2010, 07:56:52 PM
And the second episode is much funnier than the first. 
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 04, 2010, 02:49:32 PM
been watching Season 4 of Enterprise..
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Post by: RoninFox on September 04, 2010, 02:58:51 PM
Just finished watching Firefly again.  Damn good show, as you all should know by now.
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Post by: Tripe on September 04, 2010, 03:08:09 PM
Damn good show, as you all should know by now.
When watched on DVD, without a doubt. :)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 04, 2010, 07:09:30 PM
Damn good show, as you all should know by now.
When watched on DVD, without a doubt. :)
When watched in order [possibly a subset of Tripe's comment], without a doubt. ;)

Been planning to rewatch those again as soon as I'm 'caught up' with the stack of other stuff I haven't seen yet.


Currently I've been watching season 4 of Rocky & Bullwinkle on DVD.  Glad they finally released those, after years of waiting.

SEASON 4 IS OUT?!
(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss52/DoctorWho99/BRILLIANT.jpg)

Does that season have the football story line in it?  That has always been my favorite Rocky and Bullwinkle story.
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Post by: Tripe on September 04, 2010, 09:29:30 PM
Damn good show, as you all should know by now.
When watched on DVD, without a doubt. :)
When watched in order [possibly a subset of Tripe's comment], without a doubt. ;)
Yes, that was the point I was making.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 05, 2010, 01:51:22 AM
Currently I've been watching season 4 of Rocky & Bullwinkle on DVD.  Glad they finally released those, after years of waiting.

SEASON 4 IS OUT?!

Does that season have the football story line in it?  That has always been my favorite Rocky and Bullwinkle story.

Yes, it's out.  But it was only released about a week ago, so you aren't too far behind.

I just finished watching the season tonight.

Sorry, Wassamatta U. isn't on this one [I believe that was the school associated with the football storyline, since Bullwinkle apparently went to two colleges (the other being Tick Tock Tech of course, and the Tick Tock Tech story was earlier)].  But since they finally released the first of the two 'The Bullwinkle Show' seasons, I suspect the 5th and final season will be along FAR sooner than the gap between 3 and 4.  [At least I hope so.]  So if your fave plotline isn't out as yet, here's hoping it will be soon.

Ok thanks.

I used to have an old tape when I was a kid that my grandfather had recorded the inter story line of Bullwinkle playing football with civil war battle plans on,I watched that tape so many times it snapped in two.  i really want that plot line on DvD.
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Post by: anais.jude on September 05, 2010, 08:21:34 AM
Currently I've been watching season 4 of Rocky & Bullwinkle on DVD.  Glad they finally released those, after years of waiting.

SEASON 4 IS OUT?!

Does that season have the football story line in it?  That has always been my favorite Rocky and Bullwinkle story.

Yes, it's out.  But it was only released about a week ago, so you aren't too far behind.

I just finished watching the season tonight.

Sorry, Wassamatta U. isn't on this one [I believe that was the school associated with the football storyline, since Bullwinkle apparently went to two colleges (the other being Tick Tock Tech of course, and the Tick Tock Tech story was earlier)].  But since they finally released the first of the two 'The Bullwinkle Show' seasons, I suspect the 5th and final season will be along FAR sooner than the gap between 3 and 4.  [At least I hope so.]  So if your fave plotline isn't out as yet, here's hoping it will be soon.

Ok thanks.

I used to have an old tape when I was a kid that my grandfather had recorded the inter story line of Bullwinkle playing football with civil war battle plans on,I watched that tape so many times it snapped in two.  i really want that plot line on DvD.

That was a great one, I would love that on DVD as well. And yes, the school was Wassamatt U. One thing I remember from that episode was a reference to Norman Mailer. Having just read some Norman Mailer a few months I must ask why they would reference him in a childen's cartoon.....
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 05, 2010, 10:47:44 AM
Currently I've been watching season 4 of Rocky & Bullwinkle on DVD.  Glad they finally released those, after years of waiting.

SEASON 4 IS OUT?!

Does that season have the football story line in it?  That has always been my favorite Rocky and Bullwinkle story.

Yes, it's out.  But it was only released about a week ago, so you aren't too far behind.

I just finished watching the season tonight.

Sorry, Wassamatta U. isn't on this one [I believe that was the school associated with the football storyline, since Bullwinkle apparently went to two colleges (the other being Tick Tock Tech of course, and the Tick Tock Tech story was earlier)].  But since they finally released the first of the two 'The Bullwinkle Show' seasons, I suspect the 5th and final season will be along FAR sooner than the gap between 3 and 4.  [At least I hope so.]  So if your fave plotline isn't out as yet, here's hoping it will be soon.

Ok thanks.

I used to have an old tape when I was a kid that my grandfather had recorded the inter story line of Bullwinkle playing football with civil war battle plans on,I watched that tape so many times it snapped in two.  i really want that plot line on DvD.

That was a great one, I would love that on DVD as well. And yes, the school was Wassamatt U. One thing I remember from that episode was a reference to Norman Mailer. Having just read some Norman Mailer a few months I must ask why they would reference him in a childen's cartoon.....

That is what I like about Rocky and Bullwinkle unlike say The Flintstones it wasn't just aimed at kids.  There are tons of jokes that I did not get as a kid and I get now. 

"How dare you use the word civil"
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Post by: doggans on September 05, 2010, 12:55:11 PM
unlike say The Flintstones it wasn't just aimed at kids.

I wouldn't say The Flintstones was just aimed at kids. Even in the sixties, were that many young children watching The Honeymooners?

I do much prefer Rocky and Bullwinkle, though.
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 05, 2010, 01:13:36 PM
unlike say The Flintstones it wasn't just aimed at kids.

I wouldn't say The Flintstones was just aimed at kids. Even in the sixties, were that many young children watching The Honeymooners?

I do much prefer Rocky and Bullwinkle, though.
Rocky and Bullwinkle would have been MUCH better if it hadn't been chopped up into such small segments. They spent almost more time rehashing what had previously happened than they did on the actual segment. I much prefered everything else on that show, particularly the Fractured Fairy Tales and such.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 05, 2010, 03:11:25 PM
unlike say The Flintstones it wasn't just aimed at kids.

I wouldn't say The Flintstones was just aimed at kids. Even in the sixties, were that many young children watching The Honeymooners?

I do much prefer Rocky and Bullwinkle, though.
Rocky and Bullwinkle would have been MUCH better if it hadn't been chopped up into such small segments. They spent almost more time rehashing what had previously happened than they did on the actual segment. I much prefered everything else on that show, particularly the Fractured Fairy Tales and such.

I like the small segments because it gives time for other stuff plus they got plenty of jokes in and it was a great parody of the old shorts from the 30s,40s,and 50s.

I have never seen an episode of the Honeymooners so i can't say if the Flintstones are anything like the Honeymooners or not.
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Post by: Tripe on September 05, 2010, 08:24:26 PM
unlike say The Flintstones it wasn't just aimed at kids.

I wouldn't say The Flintstones was just aimed at kids. Even in the sixties, were that many young children watching The Honeymooners?
Yeah The Flintstones was aimed at kids much less (i.e. not really at all) than Rocky and Bulwinkle which absolutely was written with kids in mind and then threw in stuff for the adults who might be watching.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 11, 2010, 08:38:04 PM
Big Bang Theory Season 1.. My first time watching the show. My god I laughed my ass off. So damn funny. I howled with laughter
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Post by: stansimpson on September 11, 2010, 09:29:19 PM
Big Bang Theory Season 1.. My first time watching the show. My god I laughed my ass off. So damn funny. I howled with laughter

I don't understand why people find this show funny.
You and I may disagree on many, many things, Im... but for this...  :highfive:
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Post by: doggans on September 12, 2010, 04:29:40 AM
Big Bang Theory Season 1.. My first time watching the show. My god I laughed my ass off. So damn funny. I howled with laughter

I don't understand why people find this show funny.

I've only seen a few episodes, but the juxtaposition of typical sitcom cliches and actual intelligent/obscure nerdy references certainly amused me. Not enough to buy a season, though.
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Post by: Tripe on September 12, 2010, 07:46:17 AM
Big Bang Theory Season 1.. My first time watching the show. My god I laughed my ass off. So damn funny. I howled with laughter

I don't understand why people find this show funny.

Yeah it's deeply unfunny and all the characters are idiots (but not in a funny way).
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 12, 2010, 06:38:13 PM
just watched the Pilot episode of Seaquest. found it a little dull.. all it is is Star Trek of the oceans. No major future tech like transporters. It is ok I guess, but I was bored.

Watched some S1 episodes of The Bob Newhart Show.. Hilarious!
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 12, 2010, 08:16:25 PM
just watched the Pilot episode of Seaquest. found it a little dull.. all it is is Star Trek of the oceans. No major future tech like transporters. It is ok I guess, but I was bored.

Watched some S1 episodes of The Bob Newhart Show.. Hilarious!

There were a few good Seaquest episodes the first season, but went downhill faster and faster as they messed around with it more and more.  If they had kept trying to be an updated version of Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea it could have been good, but the network royally messed it up trying to make it younger and what they thought was more trendy.

Can't go wrong with The Bob Newhart Show.
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Post by: stansimpson on September 12, 2010, 08:54:42 PM
just watched the Pilot episode of Seaquest. found it a little dull.. all it is is Star Trek of the oceans. No major future tech like transporters. It is ok I guess, but I was bored.

Watched some S1 episodes of The Bob Newhart Show.. Hilarious!
I watched last year's Oscar-winning documentary The Cove and I was reminded of Seaquest a lot.  Well, in at least It deals with dolphins and their relationship to humans... mainly to stress (or at least call into question) the slaughtering of thousands of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.  VERY much worth the watch, even if it doesn't seem like an interesting subject.  I mean, the premise of the story is how they pull together a dream-team to pull off a heist to record the slaughterings.  Interspersed is how Japan deals with it and the main activist who (and this should really make you watch it):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  Also, that dream team includes the world championship underwater breath holder and a small crew of people from ILM to develop life-like rocks with cameras hidden inside them.  There's a moment where they're at a warehouse at ILM, so I screen-captured this guy you may recognize hiding in the background (spoiler'd for size):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: NRRork on September 13, 2010, 09:04:29 AM
Just watched that Partial Terms of Endearment episode of Family Guy. I would've checked it out weeks ago, but I forgot about it.

I found it to be one of their rather tame episodes, really. And there was one part that made me laugh out loud for like a solid minute. Peter tries to lay this Wil E Coyote type trap for Lois, and it was the bait he used that made me crack up. I won't say anymore for those who haven't seen it.

Just another one of those things that was prejudged by its subject matter before anyone actually bothered to sit down and watch it. I mean, it wasn't G-rated, and it would've made all the usual suspects poop their pampers (Parents Television Council, etc). But again, for Family Guy it was pretty tame.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 13, 2010, 10:25:06 AM
Stupid Hulu, their discription for the Mary Tyler Moore Show says ALL 3 seasons, there were 7 seasons of that show.  Wanted to watch Chuckles Bites The Dust but that was in season 6.  Watched a bunch of what they have, such great writing on that show to go along with all the on air talent.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 13, 2010, 10:53:33 AM
I've been marathonning The Office (US) on Netflix... half-way thru season five(5) now.  Next I am gonna tackle Arrested Development.
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 13, 2010, 11:12:15 AM
Finished Futurama season 4 for the hundredth time this morning. Just 4 movies then the new season and my re-watch is finished (I'll do this about once a year)
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 13, 2010, 11:18:11 AM
You can pretty much quit after season 5 of the Office.  Hell, you could've quit after season 3.

I've enjoyed season 4 and 5 so far.  I've seen a few from 6 when they aired, and I enjoyed em.

I've pretty much seen all of the episodes already, but never in order.  I still like the UK version better, but Creed is awesome and I absolutely LOVE the unbridled hatred Michael has towards Toby for no real reason.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 13, 2010, 04:42:11 PM
The UK one is definitely better.

I don't think they're that comparable any more.  Would the UK version of The Office have been great after 80 or 90 episodes? David Brent would've been too much to take, I think. 
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 13, 2010, 05:36:53 PM
The UK one is definitely better.

I don't think they're that comparable any more.  Would the UK version of The Office have been great after 80 or 90 episodes? David Brent would've been too much to take, I think. 

I always point that out to people actually... shows go through a LOT of changes when they're on the air for 6 years.  The UK barely even had two(2) seasons.  It didn't have time to get stale.

Either way, I just finished season five(5) and I still like it.  I've seen most of six(6) and loved all the episodes I saw.  **shrug**  I don't really see what people dislike about it.
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Post by: stansimpson on September 13, 2010, 06:49:10 PM
The UK one is definitely better.

I don't think they're that comparable any more.  Would the UK version of The Office have been great after 80 or 90 episodes? David Brent would've been too much to take, I think. 

I always point that out to people actually... shows go through a LOT of changes when they're on the air for 6 years.  The UK barely even had two(2) seasons.  It didn't have time to get stale.
Ahem... (spoiler'd for size):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 13, 2010, 07:06:02 PM
I suppose that mainly holds true.  Though I think Star Trek: TNG had its strongest couple of seasons in the end. 

...

And I always liked Friends.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 13, 2010, 07:25:52 PM
Seasons 8 and 9 of Seinfeld have some of the most classic episodes of the whole series... can we say "festivus" ??
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 13, 2010, 07:46:13 PM
I suppose that mainly holds true.  Though I think Star Trek: TNG had its strongest couple of seasons in the end. 

...

And I always liked Friends.

Yup, STTNG ended pretty strong, but sure followed the pattern in the joke for the first season.   The beginning part of the cartoon is probably more true than the ending parts.

Friends was pretty consistent throughout, but I think the writing did peak in season 5 just like the joke says it should have.  I can remember some of those shows having me on the floor the first time watching them.

 
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Post by: RVR II on September 13, 2010, 09:09:16 PM
I think Star Trek: TNG had its strongest couple of seasons in the end. 
I would concur with this 8)
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 13, 2010, 09:10:42 PM

That said, the last TV show I watched on prerecorded DVD was parts of Sealab 2021.  My brother sent it to me, and I'd forgotten just how batshit crazy it was.  ;D
I've been meaning to get those DVDs. There's this one episode where the first half of it (at least, IIRC) was just a single shot of the outside of the lab, and you just hear the voices of the characters trying to get the power/lights back on. I remember it being really funny, guess I'll have to get the DVDs someday...


And as for that season breakdown, King of the Hill was pretty much consistent throughout its entire 13 season run. Besides a few series changing events and the change in animation it's pretty hard to pin down what season any single episode is from. At least that's how it is for me.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 14, 2010, 12:12:44 AM

That said, the last TV show I watched on prerecorded DVD was parts of Sealab 2021.  My brother sent it to me, and I'd forgotten just how batshit crazy it was.  ;D
I've been meaning to get those DVDs. There's this one episode where the first half of it (at least, IIRC) was just a single shot of the outside of the lab, and you just hear the voices of the characters trying to get the power/lights back on. I remember it being really funny, guess I'll have to get the DVDs someday...


And as for that season breakdown, King of the Hill was pretty much consistent throughout its entire 13 season run. Besides a few series changing events and the change in animation it's pretty hard to pin down what season any single episode is from. At least that's how it is for me.

I just wish Fox would finish releasing King of the Hill.  They did the same thing with NYPD Blue,they released the first few seasons and then stopped.  What is up with that?
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 14, 2010, 12:18:05 AM

That said, the last TV show I watched on prerecorded DVD was parts of Sealab 2021.  My brother sent it to me, and I'd forgotten just how batshit crazy it was.  ;D
I've been meaning to get those DVDs. There's this one episode where the first half of it (at least, IIRC) was just a single shot of the outside of the lab, and you just hear the voices of the characters trying to get the power/lights back on. I remember it being really funny, guess I'll have to get the DVDs someday...


And as for that season breakdown, King of the Hill was pretty much consistent throughout its entire 13 season run. Besides a few series changing events and the change in animation it's pretty hard to pin down what season any single episode is from. At least that's how it is for me.

I just wish Fox would finish releasing King of the Hill.  They did the same thing with NYPD Blue,they released the first few seasons and then stopped.  What is up with that?
What, didn't you get the insert for season 6? 7 is coming in fall...of 2007. Honestly, I don't even care if they decide just to release the rest on the flipper discs with no extras (like they have), just get them out there!
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 14, 2010, 12:49:11 AM
I just wish Fox would finish releasing King of the Hill.  They did the same thing with NYPD Blue,they released the first few seasons and then stopped.  What is up with that?

Because there's just so many manufacturing plants and they have to make sure that every brand new show (failed or not) is released within days of the last airing....

Probably why it took the last "Rocky and Bullwinkle" season five years to be released.   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

BTW....in response to the lifespan of a TV show....you know what would solve that "Writers run out of ideas" thing?  Buy scripts from freaking freelancers!!!!
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Post by: RoninFox on September 14, 2010, 05:10:24 AM

That said, the last TV show I watched on prerecorded DVD was parts of Sealab 2021.  My brother sent it to me, and I'd forgotten just how batshit crazy it was.  ;D
I've been meaning to get those DVDs. There's this one episode where the first half of it (at least, IIRC) was just a single shot of the outside of the lab, and you just hear the voices of the characters trying to get the power/lights back on. I remember it being really funny, guess I'll have to get the DVDs someday...

That's one of my favorite episodes.  It was more than half the episode too, it was that one exterior shot right up until the last minute or so.  Season 2 I think.
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Post by: doggans on September 14, 2010, 05:13:45 AM
  I could tell in a very short time I didn't like the characters, and I feel, "if I wouldn't waste my time associating with these characters in real life, I certainly am not going to waste my time with them for 'enjoyment'."

I'm not sure if I agree with that. There are lots of characters, especially in satire, that I would hate if I knew in real life, but find incredibly fascinating in fiction.

Take Bender, for example. Would anyone really want to be friends with a misanthropic, kleptomaniac, potentially-murderous robot? Of course not. But he's funny!
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Post by: Tripe on September 14, 2010, 05:27:22 AM
I could tell in a very short time I didn't like the characters, and I feel, "if I wouldn't waste my time associating with these characters in real life, I certainly am not going to waste my time with them for 'enjoyment'." 
Interesting because the issue I have with the US version  of The Office is that they try to make all of the characters likable to some degree, personally I don't want to care about them, I just want them to be entertaining.

Almost none of the characters in the British version (and this goes for Extras as well) are overly likable, not even Tim and Dawn, but they are entertaining for the most part.
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Post by: doggans on September 14, 2010, 05:41:31 AM
Good point. I think my inability to enjoy Bradley Cooper's character was part of the reason I found The Hangover to be so overrated. It had its enjoyable moments, to be sure, but not nearly worth the hype.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 14, 2010, 10:15:41 AM
I could tell in a very short time I didn't like the characters, and I feel, "if I wouldn't waste my time associating with these characters in real life, I certainly am not going to waste my time with them for 'enjoyment'." 
Interesting because the issue I have with the US version  of The Office is that they try to make all of the characters likable to some degree, personally I don't want to care about them, I just want them to be entertaining.

Exactly why Creed is my favourite character... he's really not likeable as a person.
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Post by: Tripe on September 14, 2010, 10:21:51 AM
I'll agree with that, he could probably fit in the British one  fairly easily.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 14, 2010, 10:32:42 AM
  I could tell in a very short time I didn't like the characters, and I feel, "if I wouldn't waste my time associating with these characters in real life, I certainly am not going to waste my time with them for 'enjoyment'."

I'm not sure if I agree with that. There are lots of characters, especially in satire, that I would hate if I knew in real life, but find incredibly fascinating in fiction.

Take Bender, for example. Would anyone really want to be friends with a misanthropic, kleptomaniac, potentially-murderous robot? Of course not. But he's funny!

Yeah, I'm definitely willing to put up with a-holes (to some extent) in a comedy, because often they're there to be funny, not likeable.  It's when you get a-holes that are supposed to be cool (the "cool guy" in The Hangover, for example) that I get turned off.  I really fucking loathed that guy.

Yea, there's a line that characters have to avoid to stop them going from funny to hated.  Watched a bunch of Mary Tyler Moore Show lately and Ted Baxter could have gone over that line the first season if they hadn't made him so childish, now there's a guy annoying enough that you wouldn't want to hang around with him but is key to a big chunk of the comedy on the show.  Later seasons they made him more likeable.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 15, 2010, 02:00:58 AM
Super Karate Monkey Death Car 

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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 15, 2010, 09:28:49 AM
Finally watching the second season of Burn Notice.  I lost the satellite dish right after the first season ended.  The second season really kicked into high gear.  I love how this show is exciting with out being too dark or adult to watch when the kids are up.  It many ways it reminds me of shows like The A Team and MacGyver.  I really enjoy this show.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 15, 2010, 11:33:59 AM
Super Karate Monkey Death Car 

Jimmy has fancy plans and pants to match. Jimmy has fear? A thousand times no!
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Post by: doggans on September 15, 2010, 12:22:26 PM
Everything I know about business, I learned from "Jimmy James: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler".
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 15, 2010, 01:08:15 PM
Everything I know about business, I learned from "Jimmy James: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler".

I wonder how many takes it took to get the scenes of him reading from the book, I've watched it many times and it still kills me, even just thinking about it the next day has me starting to laugh.  It also helps that the rest of the episode is pretty darn funny as well.  It's also extra funny for me since I got into RC helicopters, every instruction sheet that comes with the ones from China reads almost that badly.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on September 16, 2010, 07:26:49 AM
Got the first disc of Avatar the Last Airbender in the mail. I had seen one episode before and didn't like it, but numerous people assured me it was really good and I need to watch it from the beginning.

Eh. No.

The dialog is baaaad. It's baaaaad. Not M. Night's movie bad, but bad. It's riddled with cliches and isn't funny. There were some action sequences in the second episode that impressed me, though, so I guess they just need to never speak. Overall, though, not worth my time.

Would have been the most disappointing part of my evening if Michael Grim hadn't then won America's Got Talent.

Oh, and I also bought and watched season 3 of The Office. Overall, the season's not as good as two, but near the end it really picks up. Halfway through season 2 (while it was airing), I became upset that they wanted me to care about the characters. I just wanted humor. Well, I'm over that now, because it's obvious that the characters are what the show is about. And they're good, fairly deep characters. Pam has a lot of really good development over season 3, and the last two episodes are really impressive in that department.  I've caught episodes of the series throughout it's run so far and enjoyed it for it's humor, but as I watch them in order, I'm starting to really respect it for more than that. A show needs strong characters if it is to continue to be relevant and I think The Office has that. And I really disagree about later seasons going downhill. What I've seen from season 6 (which is a fair amount) was both funny and interesting. I don't see any signs that it's time to quit yet.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 16, 2010, 11:15:40 AM
Just finished season 2.  WOW!  I don't want to give away any spoilers but...WOW!  I can't wait for season 3.  Danial Jackson and Martin Crane in the same episode,that was fun.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 18, 2010, 03:20:34 PM
Been watching Greatest American Hero Season 1. Oh dear god this show is great. I'm laughing my ass off. Yeah they recycle footage now and then, but still very fun.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 18, 2010, 06:49:32 PM
Been watching Greatest American Hero Season 1. Oh dear god this show is great. I'm laughing my ass off. Yeah they recycle footage now and then, but still very fun.

...really?  I tried watching it a few years ago and found it unbearably dull.  You liked Big Bang Theory too, right?

yup..
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Post by: Tripe on September 18, 2010, 08:10:32 PM
Interesting, I generally like GAH, can't stand TBBT
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 18, 2010, 08:43:33 PM
 And I find BBT insultingly insipid.
I guess it's my turn to agree with you. My whole family loves the show, and they always try talking to me about it.
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Post by: stansimpson on September 18, 2010, 09:03:52 PM
 And I find BBT insultingly insipid.
I guess it's my turn to agree with you. My whole family loves the show, and they always try talking to me about it.
You too, huh?  And they don't watch anything on NBC's Thurs nights.   ::)  Is it cuz I live 2,000 miles away from them?


Clarification:  My family's tastes normally align with mine, prob moreso than most families.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 19, 2010, 06:40:04 AM
I watched an early episode of TJ Hooker the other day.  It was pretty awful - obvious, unrealistic, and boring too.  I'd gladly take the A-Team over it, which had its moments.
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 19, 2010, 08:33:38 AM
Watched through Frisky Dingo and Archer again. I must have watched every episode of Archer at least 10 times, probably a lot more, and I still find it just as funny as the first time I watched them (perhaps even more so, I'm still noticing jokes I missed before). In fact, I literally just noticed another one: in Skytanic, the serial number on the bomb is 934txs. In the beginning of the next episode, when Archer is using the code cloner, the code for the diamond is the same thing.

 :D :D And I just googled that, apparently the creators have been sneaking that into their shows since the days of Sealab 2021.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 19, 2010, 08:10:10 PM
Boosh and/or Ka-Kow!
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 19, 2010, 08:29:27 PM
Dexter. Saw the first two episodes. Enjoying it so far.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 22, 2010, 11:05:20 AM
I've seen a LOT of TV the past couple of days, mainly due to the network's insistence that they air all of their new shows in the same few days.  Lemme see - I liked Nikita, Hellcats may be a guilty pleasure, Chase blew, Outlaw was underwhelming, Covert Affairs is really awesome, Terriers seems like a lot of fun, Max and Molly is a whole lot of fat jokes with 2 charismatic leads, Castle is back! and I love it, HIMYM was again a little substandard, House was just as bleak and good as ever...  I'm probably forgetting stuff, bu that's most of it.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 22, 2010, 10:29:35 PM
Max and Molly is a whole lot of fat jokes with 2 charismatic leads

Mike and Molly, actually.  :-*  And yeah, it does go for the bloody obvious. Yet it still leaves it's two leads with their dignity (so far).
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 22, 2010, 10:44:26 PM
Interesting, I generally like GAH, can't stand TBBT

Avoid "The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson" tonight then...
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Post by: Tripe on September 23, 2010, 04:30:16 AM
Interesting, I generally like GAH, can't stand TBBT

Avoid "The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson" tonight then...

I really don't watch late night tv anyway, I love Craig but mostly for his stand-up, oh and The Big Tease. ;)
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 23, 2010, 06:26:36 PM
finished S3 of Dexter.
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Post by: MSTJedi on September 25, 2010, 06:38:06 AM
finished S3 of Dexter.

Still working on that. It's only available on dvd through Netflix, so I have to know when I'll be home to watch it, which is damn near impossible with this job.

I was able to watch the first episodes of the season for Community and Castle on my phone. Both are highly recommended.
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Post by: lassieface on September 25, 2010, 10:08:14 AM
finished S3 of Dexter.

That's the last season I watched, and some jerk spoiled season 4 for me!

The last show I watched was Film Riot, which is surprisingly good for a free online show.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 25, 2010, 04:18:31 PM
Just finished Season 4 of Dexter. Now to wait for S2 of DS9 to be returned to the library and then I can watch S2 and S3 back to back.
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Post by: LordZordec on September 26, 2010, 09:31:55 AM
We are watching Wings on Netflix - forgot how good that show was.

Next in the queue is Season 6, disk 2 of Star Trek: DS9.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 27, 2010, 03:37:36 AM
This is kind of on topic i want to plug this thread.

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,19343.msg582020.html#new (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,19343.msg582020.html#new)

I intend to watch one MST3K episode a week,what I watch is up to you.
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Post by: RoninFox on September 27, 2010, 03:55:45 AM
Watched through Frisky Dingo and Archer again. I must have watched every episode of Archer at least 10 times, probably a lot more, and I still find it just as funny as the first time I watched them (perhaps even more so, I'm still noticing jokes I missed before). In fact, I literally just noticed another one: in Skytanic, the serial number on the bomb is 934txs. In the beginning of the next episode, when Archer is using the code cloner, the code for the diamond is the same thing.

 :D :D And I just googled that, apparently the creators have been sneaking that into their shows since the days of Sealab 2021.

yup, just rewatched some season 1 Sealab last night and 934txs is the code Murphy gives to get to his secret soda machine. I think it was printed on a box in the episode where they're trapped in the closet too.
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 29, 2010, 06:30:02 PM
The Xtacles are 500% less funny once the helmets come off.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 29, 2010, 07:32:30 PM
Watching a lot of Season 2 of DS9
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 29, 2010, 10:36:57 PM
I've been watching Dilbert on Netflix.
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 30, 2010, 12:34:50 AM
I've been watching Dilbert on Netflix.
Loud Howard: "Sometimes I find things after I talk. Ooooo."
Love that show
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Post by: FordPrefect on September 30, 2010, 05:11:50 AM
I've been watching Dilbert on Netflix.
Loud Howard: "Sometimes I find things after I talk. Ooooo."
Love that show

Dilbert was a great series. I wish it hadn't been canceled so early, but I'm glad everyone can still check out the episodes that were made.
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 30, 2010, 05:54:10 AM
I've been watching Dilbert on Netflix.
Loud Howard: "Sometimes I find things after I talk. Ooooo."
Love that show

Dilbert was a great series. I wish it hadn't been canceled so early, but I'm glad everyone can still check out the episodes that were made.
I have it on DVD, it's awesome! I never liked Chris Elliot much before or since (well, he was good in There's Something About Mary), but he was incredible as the voice of Dogbert.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 30, 2010, 05:56:34 AM
I saw the second episode of the new Hawaii 5-0, and must I say I really enjoyed it.  It's basically an updated version of all those cheesy 80s series, like the A-Team or Knightrider, but with added visual flair and a bigger budget. 
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 30, 2010, 07:17:20 AM
Ya know what, I'm going to watch through Dilbert again now. I've only actually watched through it once.
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 30, 2010, 07:23:13 AM
Ya know what, I'm going to watch through Dilbert again now. I've only actually watched through it once.
I think I will too. It's been a while since I've watched it.
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Post by: NRRork on September 30, 2010, 08:56:01 AM
Simpsons: Season 4

Simpsony goodness at its prime... that was SO LONG AGO! *runs away weeping*

Though I must admit the movie was a lot better than I thought it'd be, I actually wound up enjoying quite a bit. And the last couple seasons have been an improvement... but it's still got nothing on around seasons 3-7.
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Post by: MSTJedi on September 30, 2010, 09:07:18 AM
Watching Battlestar Galactica. It's one of the few things I have with me that's not Rifftrax. On season 2 now. It's interesting knowing how it all turns out now.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 30, 2010, 09:34:17 AM
Ya know what, I'm going to watch through Dilbert again now. I've only actually watched through it once.
I think I will too. It's been a while since I've watched it.

The Unabeefer: Trend Setter
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 30, 2010, 09:37:34 AM
I just started seasons three of It's Always Sunny and Next Gen.  I had forgotten that Next Gen was very good when it was at it's best.  And Sunny is always great.
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Post by: Tripe on September 30, 2010, 10:16:00 AM
I watched the pilot of Tales of the Gold Monkey a week or so ago.  That show held up really well for being 1982.  I look forward to seeing the rest of the series--I have no specific memories of it, just the basic premise and the characters.  I know Ron Moody gets turned into Roddy MacDowall after the pilot.
Good to know, I remember it being something all my friends and I liked when they showed it and I've been thinki9ng about getting the show but I wasn't sure if it'd be OK.
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Post by: stansimpson on September 30, 2010, 01:32:05 PM
Simpsons: Season 4

Simpsony goodness at its prime... that was SO LONG AGO! *runs away weeping*

Though I must admit the movie was a lot better than I thought it'd be, I actually wound up enjoying quite a bit. And the last couple seasons have been an improvement... but it's still got nothing on around seasons 3-7.
Oh!  That reminds me... I'm working my way through Simpsons Season 11-13.  It's... difficult.  Esp watching them in order... cuz you know it's just gonna get worse (but it gets better some time after 13).  I'm mainly watching just for the commentaries... which are starting to degrade as well.   >:(  It's still worth it if just for the small gems in otherwise painfully forgettable episodes.  For instance...

Homer: Why'd they build this ghost town so far away?
Lisa: Because they discovered gold right over there.
Homer: It's because they're stupid, that's why. That's why everyone does everything.
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Post by: stansimpson on September 30, 2010, 02:45:02 PM
I watched a season 10 ep last night which had me roaring: "Brother's Little Helper."  My favorite was Bart's Tennis Ball/Testicle joke.
That's possibly one of (if not my favorite) ep from that season.  But for every good one of those, there's like 3+ stupid ones.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 30, 2010, 03:50:09 PM
I think season ten is pretty funny and most of the stories are good.  The stories stop being as good in season 11 but the jokes are still funny.  I think the last two seasons have been as good story wise and joke wise as anything they have ever done.  I think doing the movie and the show at the same time really took a lot out of the writers.
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 30, 2010, 06:44:42 PM
I really wanted to get the episode with the Ribwich. But it's a season 14 eisode, and I don't remember much good from the rest of that season. And it wasn't much longer after that that had Marge writing a romance novel and I just gave up. Sorry, but when you are cribbing for romance novels, you aren't scraping the bottom of the barrel, you're escavating underneath it! :P
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Post by: NRRork on October 01, 2010, 06:15:45 PM
Oh!  That reminds me... I'm working my way through Simpsons Season 11-13.  It's... difficult.  Esp watching them in order... cuz you know it's just gonna get worse (but it gets better some time after 13).  I'm mainly watching just for the commentaries... which are starting to degrade as well.   >:(  It's still worth it if just for the small gems in otherwise painfully forgettable episodes.  For instance...

Homer: Why'd they build this ghost town so far away?
Lisa: Because they discovered gold right over there.
Homer: It's because they're stupid, that's why. That's why everyone does everything.

Then you probably saw the episode where Lisa watched The Postman at an electronics store, and she turns on the commentary, and it's just Kevin Costner going "I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I don't know what I was thinking." I picture the commentary for seasons 11-13 to be something like that, or at least they should be. It's like Lucas trying to commentate The Phantom Menace:

"And this is where I decided to REALLY sodomize the franchise. You'll notice that Jar Jar is standing next to an alien's backside, and oh boy... yep, that was flatuance. I put a fart joke in Star Wars, and I STILL have millions upon millions upon millions of fans who still continue to unconditionally kiss my ass. I can really put whatever I want in these movies, and you'll all still shell out the price of admission in droves."
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Post by: Doctor Who? on October 15, 2010, 03:03:07 AM
I am watching Better off Ted.

*weeping*Oh why did they have to cancel this show and leave the middle and dancing with the stars on TV! :'(

Why can't funny shows ever stay on the air?!  it's the Critic all over again!
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Post by: NRRork on October 16, 2010, 04:27:04 PM
The Norm Show. Seasons 2 and 3 came out on DVD about a month ago.

Under normal circumstances, it would've been a little bit dirty for its time, but an average, forgettable sitcom.

Give Norm MacDonald the starring role, and it becomes one of the funniest shows I've ever seen.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on October 17, 2010, 06:01:03 AM
Watching Season 1 of ST: TNG. God are the crew idiots. Hate Wesley all you want in the first season, but he is right 99% of the time and could spare us and the crew a lot of problems. Seriously in about 3 episodes already he has had the answer about 1/3 of the way into the episode but they blow him off and tell him to shut up. Then at the last minute they actually listen to him and the problem is solved. Sure this caused a lot of fan hate for Wesley, but frankly I'd rather have the annoying boy wonder on my crew who solves the problem quickly and correctly then the idiot crew who only listens to the kid who saved their asses several before after all else fails.

Also Troi is pointless. She is about as useless as Sigorney Weaver's character in Galaxy Quest.

"PICARD!!!! You have insulted us for the last time..." -- Alien of the week
"I'm sensing anger and hostility captain. He may try to attack." -- Troi
"DUH" - audience


Yeah it is the first season and all but some stuff is still very awful.
- One episode features a human like species.. the entire planet is black people.. and it is a tribal culture. It is pretty racist. (I hear this is the directors fault mainly)
- One episode features an old Admiral getting younger. He starts out looking like a muppet because of the make up. I made lots of old man riffs because it was so hammy and poor looking.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on October 17, 2010, 06:11:52 AM
Yeah I just started working my way through TNG for the third time on DVD and I started with season 3 because 1 and 2 are so poor I always ended up giving up before I got to season 3.

Season 3 is when it becomes good Trek.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 17, 2010, 09:43:06 AM
Yeah it is the first season and all but some stuff is still very awful.

I thought it was ALL very awful the first season, OK, maybe the one where they find Lore and the one with the Bynars are acceptable, but that's pretty much it.   Oh, maybe throw in the last one where they pick up those frozen people.  So 3 out of 26.

Season 2 maybe 1/4 of the episodes were good, after that it picked up nicely.

There was a writers strike in there somewhere, don't remember which episodes were during that.  I think the Riker unconscious running clips in his head episode was one of them.

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Post by: Rattrap007 on October 17, 2010, 11:11:44 AM
also saw a youtube recently where it was all the bits of Worf getting his ass handed to him. Hilarious stuff. Mighty warrior indeed.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 17, 2010, 12:19:19 PM
Watching Season 1 of ST: TNG. God are the crew idiots.

The only thing season one was good for was "The Big Goodbye" (except that it started the obsession with the Holodeck later), Datalore and Tasha biting the dust.

Oh...and JC from Sidehackers was in one episode.

Quote
Also Troi is pointless. She is about as useless as Sigorney Weaver's character in Galaxy Quest.

"PICARD!!!! You have insulted us for the last time..." -- Alien of the week
"I'm sensing anger and hostility captain. He may try to attack." -- Troi
"DUH" - audience

That's how she got the title of "Queen of the Fucking Obvious".

also saw a youtube recently where it was all the bits of Worf getting his ass handed to him. Hilarious stuff. Mighty warrior indeed.

It's from growing up among those human wussies....   ;)
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Post by: Rattrap007 on October 17, 2010, 12:49:14 PM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 17, 2010, 12:59:38 PM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 17, 2010, 04:47:56 PM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
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Post by: Darth Geek on October 17, 2010, 05:30:03 PM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on October 17, 2010, 06:34:59 PM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.

Now you see that was one of my favorite scenes and it felt real to me.  If you are stuck on a ship with the same people year after year it stands to reason people are going to pull pranks on each other just to keep sane.  That scene didn't have Worf acting like an idiot,it had Riker pulling a prank.  Pranks happen all the time it was a fun scene and felt real to me.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 17, 2010, 07:38:44 PM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.

Now you see that was one of my favorite scenes and it felt real to me.  If you are stuck on a ship with the same people year after year it stands to reason people are going to pull pranks on each other just to keep sane.  That scene didn't have Worf acting like an idiot,it had Riker pulling a prank.  Pranks happen all the time it was a fun scene and felt real to me.

That was Generations and it was a hazing to celebrate Worf's promotion to Lt. Commander.  It might have even been a recreation of something done to officers moving up in rank in the Navy back in the day....

However, the point of that ultimately was to show Data that he still didn't get humor and lead him to install his emotion chip (which is why Geordi gets captured, etc).

All of the other stuff that happened to Worf in the other films was to make him at best the comic relief and at worse a complete ass.
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Post by: stansimpson on October 17, 2010, 08:50:12 PM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.

Now you see that was one of my favorite scenes and it felt real to me.  If you are stuck on a ship with the same people year after year it stands to reason people are going to pull pranks on each other just to keep sane.  That scene didn't have Worf acting like an idiot,it had Riker pulling a prank.  Pranks happen all the time it was a fun scene and felt real to me.

That was Generations and it was a hazing to celebrate Worf's promotion to Lt. Commander.  It might have even been a recreation of something done to officers moving up in rank in the Navy back in the day....

However, the point of that ultimately was to show Data that he still didn't get humor and lead him to install his emotion chip (which is why Geordi gets captured, etc).

All of the other stuff that happened to Worf in the other films was to make him at best the comic relief and at worse a complete ass.
This seemed like it should fit somewhere in this conversation:
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/en/images/5/52/Will_Scarlet.jpg)
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 17, 2010, 10:08:39 PM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.

Now you see that was one of my favorite scenes and it felt real to me.  If you are stuck on a ship with the same people year after year it stands to reason people are going to pull pranks on each other just to keep sane.  That scene didn't have Worf acting like an idiot,it had Riker pulling a prank.  Pranks happen all the time it was a fun scene and felt real to me.

That was Generations and it was a hazing to celebrate Worf's promotion to Lt. Commander.  It might have even been a recreation of something done to officers moving up in rank in the Navy back in the day....

However, the point of that ultimately was to show Data that he still didn't get humor and lead him to install his emotion chip (which is why Geordi gets captured, etc).

All of the other stuff that happened to Worf in the other films was to make him at best the comic relief and at worse a complete ass.
This seemed like it should fit somewhere in this conversation:
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/en/images/5/52/Will_Scarlet.jpg)

True.

Except that during the series run, that was the exception more than the rule.  And that episode (for that matter any episode that featured Q) all the crew were held equally up for humor....not just Worf.
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Post by: stansimpson on October 19, 2010, 12:09:05 AM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.

Now you see that was one of my favorite scenes and it felt real to me.  If you are stuck on a ship with the same people year after year it stands to reason people are going to pull pranks on each other just to keep sane.  That scene didn't have Worf acting like an idiot,it had Riker pulling a prank.  Pranks happen all the time it was a fun scene and felt real to me.

That was Generations and it was a hazing to celebrate Worf's promotion to Lt. Commander.  It might have even been a recreation of something done to officers moving up in rank in the Navy back in the day....

However, the point of that ultimately was to show Data that he still didn't get humor and lead him to install his emotion chip (which is why Geordi gets captured, etc).

All of the other stuff that happened to Worf in the other films was to make him at best the comic relief and at worse a complete ass.
This seemed like it should fit somewhere in this conversation:
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/en/images/5/52/Will_Scarlet.jpg)

True.

Except that during the series run, that was the exception more than the rule.  And that episode (for that matter any episode that featured Q) all the crew were held equally up for humor....not just Worf.
Yeah, I meant that more as a funny picture than commentary.  It's a funny retort but has little basis in truth.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on October 19, 2010, 05:18:53 AM
saw the episode where Yar dies.. from an oil slick monster..

*at the end of the previous episode you can see her wave goodbye in the background as Picard exits the cargo hold..
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Post by: lmolson73 on October 22, 2010, 04:56:16 AM
Laverne and Shirley.  I hadn't watched it in YEARS so I didn't know if I'd find it enjoyable, but it's still as funny as I remembered it.  Now that I'm a blue collar worker myself I appreciate the humor a lot more.


         
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Post by: spaceforarent on October 23, 2010, 10:32:20 AM
Watched the first 6 episodes of Louie. I've only heard good things, but I really just don't find it funny. Well, I liked that last episode (the one with the heckler and the acting). I'll probably finish the season, see if it gets any better.
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Post by: CJones on October 23, 2010, 07:25:28 PM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.

Now you see that was one of my favorite scenes and it felt real to me.  If you are stuck on a ship with the same people year after year it stands to reason people are going to pull pranks on each other just to keep sane.  That scene didn't have Worf acting like an idiot,it had Riker pulling a prank.  Pranks happen all the time it was a fun scene and felt real to me.

That was Generations and it was a hazing to celebrate Worf's promotion to Lt. Commander.  It might have even been a recreation of something done to officers moving up in rank in the Navy back in the day....

However, the point of that ultimately was to show Data that he still didn't get humor and lead him to install his emotion chip (which is why Geordi gets captured, etc).

Having just watched this recently, I feel like mentioning I never understood why no one else thought pushing Crusher into the water was funny. I certainly thought it was.

Anyway, I've been on a big Whose Line is it Anyway kick recently. It and MST3K are easily my two favorite TV shows of all time. I just wish Tony Slattery had been on the American version at least once.
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Post by: stansimpson on October 23, 2010, 09:50:41 PM
Having just watched this recently, I feel like mentioning I never understood why no one else thought pushing Crusher into the water was funny. I certainly thought it was.

Anyway, I've been on a big Whose Line is it Anyway kick recently. It and MST3K are easily my two favorite TV shows of all time. I just wish Tony Slattery had been on the American version at least once.
Awesome.  Same here (though The Simpsons, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, and The Twilight Zone all vie for the top spot).  Tony is by far my favorite Brit performer (with Josie right behind).  If you check out the first episode, you can see him in the audience! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXUqEL4piKg#t=3m13s)  Checking out the competition, no doubt.   ;)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on October 24, 2010, 09:22:14 AM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.

Now you see that was one of my favorite scenes and it felt real to me.  If you are stuck on a ship with the same people year after year it stands to reason people are going to pull pranks on each other just to keep sane.  That scene didn't have Worf acting like an idiot,it had Riker pulling a prank.  Pranks happen all the time it was a fun scene and felt real to me.

That was Generations and it was a hazing to celebrate Worf's promotion to Lt. Commander.  It might have even been a recreation of something done to officers moving up in rank in the Navy back in the day....

However, the point of that ultimately was to show Data that he still didn't get humor and lead him to install his emotion chip (which is why Geordi gets captured, etc).

Having just watched this recently, I feel like mentioning I never understood why no one else thought pushing Crusher into the water was funny. I certainly thought it was.



Yeah I always thought it was funny.  I think I spent half the movie's run time laughing because of that scene the first time I saw it when I was a kid.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 24, 2010, 10:12:59 AM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.

Now you see that was one of my favorite scenes and it felt real to me.  If you are stuck on a ship with the same people year after year it stands to reason people are going to pull pranks on each other just to keep sane.  That scene didn't have Worf acting like an idiot,it had Riker pulling a prank.  Pranks happen all the time it was a fun scene and felt real to me.

That was Generations and it was a hazing to celebrate Worf's promotion to Lt. Commander.  It might have even been a recreation of something done to officers moving up in rank in the Navy back in the day....

However, the point of that ultimately was to show Data that he still didn't get humor and lead him to install his emotion chip (which is why Geordi gets captured, etc).

Having just watched this recently, I feel like mentioning I never understood why no one else thought pushing Crusher into the water was funny. I certainly thought it was.



Yeah I always thought it was funny.  I think I spent half the movie's run time laughing because of that scene the first time I saw it when I was a kid.

Omens of things to come as far as these movies would go...

Either "That character wouldn't do that" or just "That makes NO sense" character or plot wise.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on October 25, 2010, 06:31:45 AM
I am watching season three of The Venture Brothers....

IN H FLIPPING D!

Man I love this show.

Anyone have any idea when season 4 is coming to Blu Ray?
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Post by: stansimpson on October 25, 2010, 11:00:54 AM
at least DS9 turned him into less of a pansy

And then came the movies....made him a clown.

Yea, First Contact was the only movie where he had good writing, the rest of them he was an afterthought or a total joke.
Agreed. Whichever one it was where they give him a hat on a boat or some such bullshit at the beginning was just embarrassing.

Now you see that was one of my favorite scenes and it felt real to me.  If you are stuck on a ship with the same people year after year it stands to reason people are going to pull pranks on each other just to keep sane.  That scene didn't have Worf acting like an idiot,it had Riker pulling a prank.  Pranks happen all the time it was a fun scene and felt real to me.

That was Generations and it was a hazing to celebrate Worf's promotion to Lt. Commander.  It might have even been a recreation of something done to officers moving up in rank in the Navy back in the day....

However, the point of that ultimately was to show Data that he still didn't get humor and lead him to install his emotion chip (which is why Geordi gets captured, etc).

Having just watched this recently, I feel like mentioning I never understood why no one else thought pushing Crusher into the water was funny. I certainly thought it was.



Yeah I always thought it was funny.  I think I spent half the movie's run time laughing because of that scene the first time I saw it when I was a kid.
That must've been awkward to others if that included laughing during the scene where Picard finds out his family just died in a house fire (which is the scene that directly follows).
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Post by: mrbasehart on October 25, 2010, 05:24:20 PM
There are a lot of things I don't like about Generations, but the Data scene in the boat isn't one of them.  I really did hate that they killed off Picard's entire family, that the movie makes little to no sense, and that it barely feels like the series.
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Post by: mrbasehart on October 25, 2010, 06:02:28 PM
There are a lot of things I don't like about Generations, but the Data scene in the boat isn't one of them.  I really did hate that they killed off Picard's entire family, that the movie makes little to no sense, and that it barely feels like the series.

I only saw it once, as I hated it, but I remember finding the lighting on the ship really, really off-putting.

I remember you not liking the guy's voice, but the redlettermedia people have done a pretty great series of reviews for the modern Star Trek movies.

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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 25, 2010, 06:09:10 PM
There are a lot of things I don't like about Generations, but the Data scene in the boat isn't one of them.  I really did hate that they killed off Picard's entire family, that the movie makes little to no sense, and that it barely feels like the series.

I can remember watching it in the theater and thinking 1: they didn't know how to deal with the big screen and 2: they are going over the top trying to make it seem like a movie instead of the show.  

Data pushing Crusher into the water should have been part of a few events that lead Data to want to install the chip, but they got lazy and figured they would make everyone over react to something that could actually be seen as funny (it was funny for Worf, it was funny at the end of ST IV)...

I still hate big chunks of the camera work, especially all the stupid zoom in on some one's face shots.  For some reason those get more annoying on video...  Crashing the Enterprise had zero emotional impact because of the way it was filmed.

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Post by: Tripe on October 25, 2010, 06:20:02 PM
Re-watching the Generations review (http://www.redlettermedia.com/generations.html); underneath the persona it's really spot on both in textual and technical analysis. :)
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Post by: stansimpson on October 25, 2010, 08:05:54 PM
 Crashing the Enterprise had zero emotional impact because of the way it was filmed.

QFT.

Even still, Generations is my favorite Star Trek movie.  I think I saw it in theaters at the perfect age.  And I (and pretty much my whole family) were really big into ST:TNG so it would've been epic no matter what.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 25, 2010, 08:27:42 PM
Data pushing Crusher into the water should have been part of a few events that lead Data to want to install the chip....

That's why I'll always maintain they wrote that movie backward.  They wanted two things - Kirk dead and that ship destroyed - so they built it backward and when they couldn't figure out how Data would let Soren kidnap Geordi....they went for the knee-jerk solution and went for the emotion chip.

If there was any real thought put into character development, Data would have done it during the last season.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 26, 2010, 01:47:50 PM
"The Walking Dead" pilot.

A Georgia sherriff's officer is wounded during a car chase (in a sequence that frankly takes up too much time...we're not here to watch road blocks set up and felons being shot in slow-mo...guess they think the pre-credits scene makes up for this).  He wakes up in the hospital to find it completely deserted except for piles of wrapped corpses, one or two half-eaten ones and the roomful of the Undead shown in the promos (not sure why his long bout of unconsciousness from a shoulder wound but..).

He makes his way home and sees signs that his wife and son evacuated so - after being taken in and brought up to speed by a father and son - he decides to head for Atlanta where the last media broadcasts said there were refuge camps set up with food and medicine and maybe they can get help for Karen ....(oops....wrong film)

I'd go more into the plot but there isn't much I can say without spoilers....because there isn't much that happens that isn't either "...and then they went there and did this" and/or isn't in 99% of zombie lore (including some of the stupid stuff the living always tend to do in these cases).  Nothing except for a lot of "male bonding".  In fact, an amazing amount of this show is guys sitting and talking about their problems with women....before AND after the "Walker" apocalypse.

It's clear that this is meant as a continuing drama and they're trying to get you caring what happens to this cop. I'm this far into the review and I still can't remember the guy's name.  I think his partner said it once.  Anyway, the pilot at least seems to be stressing the drama with the occasional bit of gore just to remind you why we're here.

And for a basic cable show, its not shy about that. The effects are very good.  Still, for fans of the genre and the R-rated stuff, shots to the head from all angles and in slo-mo could get old very fast.

If this lives or dies, it's going to depend on how fast they get people caring about the (ongoing) characters....

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: ktpatrick on October 28, 2010, 03:40:31 AM
A friend lent me his DVDs for the first 5 seasons of Supernatural. Watched them all in about 2 1/2 weeks and LOVE the show.
Like the dialogue, like the soundtrack, like the characters, like the story... it's all good. Much better than I was expecting.
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Post by: ScottotD on November 01, 2010, 06:52:16 AM
The Walking Dead

LOVED it.   Been years since I read the books and I can divorce myself pretty easily from other source material anyway but it's it's own beast and sends a CLEAR message of what kind of show it's going to be from scene one.

Perhaps talkier than I imagined but I assume the zombie apocalypse will be boredom broken up with extreme violence. I do worry a little that it's going to niche itself out of the market though.

Either way, thank you for my early Xmas present Mr. Darabont
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Post by: Rattrap007 on November 01, 2010, 10:34:23 AM
watching NCIS season 1. Another rental from the library. Good fun show. Good humor and characters.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 02, 2010, 09:56:27 PM
BBC4's "A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: Pt. 1"....."Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood".

May not have covered much new ground (never knew John Carpenter thinks Val Lewton is overrated).  But it has a loving attitude toward the genre. Tours old sets and the collections of props (for instance has a look at Lon Chaney's make-up case and life mask he used to test). Visits those involved (Carla Laemmle, Gloria Stewart, Donnie Donagan) and relatives (Sara Karloff).

It also shows more respect toward Bela Lugosi than anything I've seen in years.  Instead of dwelling on his association with Ed Wood or his addiction, there's praise for his work in later films and mention of an attempt to bring "Dracula" back to the stage in England.  They interview the actress who toured with him playing Lucy Seward.

Next one is supposed to be about Hammer Horror....   ;D
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 03, 2010, 05:59:43 AM
BBC4's "A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: Pt. 1"....."Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood".

May not have covered much new ground (never knew John Carpenter thinks Val Lewton is overrated).  But it has a loving attitude toward the genre. Tours old sets and the collections of props (for instance has a look at Lon Chaney's make-up case and life mask he used to test). Visits those involved (Carla Laemmle, Gloria Stewart, Donnie Donagan) and relatives (Sara Karloff).

It also shows more respect toward Bela Lugosi than anything I've seen in years.  Instead of dwelling on his association with Ed Wood or his addiction, there's praise for his work in later films and mention of an attempt to bring "Dracula" back to the stage in England.  They interview the actress who toured with him playing Lucy Seward.

Next one is supposed to be about Hammer Horror....   ;D

They finished the series (there's only 3) here recently.  It's exactly as you say - a good watch but there's not much new for the film buff.  The next episode has a nice little piece on Peter Cushing though, who gets overlooked in favor of people like Vincent Prince and Christopher Lee.
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Post by: Tripe on November 03, 2010, 06:06:07 AM
Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon

Oh Alpha what a ludicrous monstrosity you are.

Sarah looks cute in the argyle sweater though but not as cute as Thalira, white stripe and all.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 03, 2010, 08:10:11 AM
BBC4's "A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: Pt. 1"....."Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood".

May not have covered much new ground (never knew John Carpenter thinks Val Lewton is overrated).  But it has a loving attitude toward the genre. Tours old sets and the collections of props (for instance has a look at Lon Chaney's make-up case and life mask he used to test). Visits those involved (Carla Laemmle, Gloria Stewart, Donnie Donagan) and relatives (Sara Karloff).

It also shows more respect toward Bela Lugosi than anything I've seen in years.  Instead of dwelling on his association with Ed Wood or his addiction, there's praise for his work in later films and mention of an attempt to bring "Dracula" back to the stage in England.  They interview the actress who toured with him playing Lucy Seward.

Next one is supposed to be about Hammer Horror....   ;D

They finished the series (there's only 3) here recently.  It's exactly as you say - a good watch but there's not much new for the film buff.  The next episode has a nice little piece on Peter Cushing though, who gets overlooked in favor of people like Vincent Prince and Christopher Lee.

The host did admit at the beginning that the shows would be blatantly subjective....  You'll notice that Chaney, Jr. got a passing mention when he did much more in the horror/suspense genre than just the Wolf Man and the Mummy sequels.  The host stops to make note of Ernest Thesiger...but not a word about Dwight Frye.

Only one I'm not looking forward to is the third - The American Scream.  Hope it focuses on the original Halloween and before.  And doesn't kiss Carpenter's ass too much.   ;)
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Post by: Maverick Joe Six-Pack on November 03, 2010, 08:22:13 AM
Just finished Dexter season 1 and I am hooooooked!
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 03, 2010, 10:14:14 AM
Only one I'm not looking forward to is the third - The American Scream.  Hope it focuses on the original Halloween and before.  And doesn't kiss Carpenter's ass too much.   ;)

The host is Mark Gatiss.  He's one of the guys behind the new Sherlock series.  The third episode is decent, but as its the most recent one, it doesn't really cover any ground that's new (at least for me).  He doesn't kiss Carpenter's ass too much.  :)
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 03, 2010, 12:23:17 PM
Only one I'm not looking forward to is the third - The American Scream.  Hope it focuses on the original Halloween and before.  And doesn't kiss Carpenter's ass too much.   ;)

The host is Mark Gatiss.  He's one of the guys behind the new Sherlock series.

His stock just went up a little in my eyes.
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Post by: Tripe on November 03, 2010, 12:30:25 PM
He also plays Mycroft and I would love to see him play the Doctor, but that's not likely to happen.

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Post by: Tripe on November 03, 2010, 01:07:12 PM
Well there we go. Different strokes...
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Post by: lassieface on November 03, 2010, 07:50:35 PM
Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking is amazing! If you have any interest in space and science it is a must watch. I really want them to release it on Blu Ray though. The soundtrack is pretty good too.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 03, 2010, 08:30:00 PM
He also plays Mycroft and I would love to see him play the Doctor, but that's not likely to happen.



I wouldn't like to see his Doctor. He's really unappealing to look at, I hated his turn in the Lazarus episode, and I read one of his books and it was really bad.  So honestly I can't think of much I like about him.

Says the guy who thinks Psycho sucks....

(just so people unfamiliar will know how to judge that)


EDIT:  Just watched the second part of the "History of Horror - Home Countries Horror"....like how they managed to include Corman's Poe series as being "British based" with it's American producer, star and writer of the source material.  But then they were filmed there, feature Hazel Court and (I think) gives us our one and only opportunity to point out an ex-girlfriend of Paul McCartney, so.....   ;)

May I say that I like Hammer horror....but it's use of technicolor gore some times reminded me of a stand-up comic over using swear words.  Kind of relieves them of the need to be clever.
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Post by: ScottotD on November 05, 2010, 07:56:46 AM
Mythbusters: Demolition Derby Special.

They pretty much disolved a car by slamming a rocket into it and Kari is STILL the most attractive woman I've probably ever seen.



(just so people unfamiliar will know how to judge that)
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Post by: ScottotD on November 05, 2010, 09:30:53 AM
Mythbusters: Demolition Derby Special.

They pretty much disolved a car by slamming a rocket into it and Kari is STILL the most attractive woman I've probably ever seen.



(just so people unfamiliar will know how to judge that)

Even more attractive than Amy Pond? Pshaw.

It's very close I'll grant you
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 05, 2010, 10:01:49 AM
Mythbusters: Demolition Derby Special.

They pretty much disolved a car by slamming a rocket into it and Kari is STILL the most attractive woman I've probably ever seen.



(just so people unfamiliar will know how to judge that)

Even more attractive than Amy Pond? Pshaw.

It's very close I'll grant you

The latest episode of Mythbusters I got from iTunes has them testing driving tired vs. just under the drunk limit, exausted Kari was quite funny.

Kari Byron vs. Karen Gillan, wow, tough call...
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 05, 2010, 11:34:41 AM
SO Kari is still on the show? AWESOME! I haven't been watching any in a while, but I though she had left.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on November 05, 2010, 01:09:35 PM
yup.. she had a kid.. she's back now...
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 05, 2010, 01:56:34 PM
yup.. she had a kid.. she's back now...

Back on the show and back to being skinny.  The few shows she did before going on leave she was staying away from the more dangerous experiments.  The girl they had in to replace her for part of last season wasn't bad looking either, and seemed more mechanically inclined than Kari.
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 05, 2010, 02:01:31 PM
SO Kari is still on the show? AWESOME! I haven't been watching any in a while, but I though she had left.

She pooped out a baby, so I think she was gone for maternity leave.  I haven't watched this in forever either.
Uh-oh, no one ever gave Im "the talk"

I watched The Pilot Episode of Kids in the Hall on Netflix. This was my first KitH experience (minus a few youtube clips) and now I'm left wanting more.
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Post by: CJones on November 06, 2010, 01:22:38 PM
I am watching season three of The Venture Brothers....

IN H FLIPPING D!

Man I love this show.

Anyone have any idea when season 4 is coming to Blu Ray?

I love The Venture Brothers!  :highfive: I own all the VB DVDs. I actually didn't like it at first. Then they aired the Tag Sale episode. That was the best thing I'd seen on TV in years. Now it's my favorite show that's still airing new episodes.

I'm a child of the 80's, and I was (and still am) a big fan of 80's cartoons. So I love how this show parodies so much of what was on the air back then. And I really like how, despite the show being so silly, it actually has a surprisingly high level of plot, continuity and character development. The fact that the season 4 finale is coming up soon makes me sad. I really don't want to wait another year for new episodes. I look forward to buying this on DVD (I don't have a BluRay player, except in my computer)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 06, 2010, 02:41:54 PM
I am watching season three of The Venture Brothers....

IN H FLIPPING D!

Man I love this show.

Anyone have any idea when season 4 is coming to Blu Ray?

I love The Venture Brothers!  :highfive: I own all the VB DVDs. I actually didn't like it at first. Then they aired the Tag Sale episode. That was the best thing I'd seen on TV in years. Now it's my favorite show that's still airing new episodes.

I'm a child of the 80's, and I was (and still am) a big fan of 80's cartoons. So I love how this show parodies so much of what was on the air back then. And I really like how, despite the show being so silly, it actually has a surprisingly high level of plot, continuity and character development. The fact that the season 4 finale is coming up soon makes me sad. I really don't want to wait another year for new episodes. I look forward to buying this on DVD (I don't have a BluRay player, except in my computer)

Yeah I love the fact that I watch just as much for the plot as the jokes.  The only other american animated show I can think of that I do that for is The Simpsons.

I didn't like it at first either but then "The trial of the Monarch" won me over one night when i was waiting for Futurama to come on.

I am waiting for season four to come off of long wait on Netflix.  I don't want to buy it on DvD when it will get released on Blu Ray at some point.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 13, 2010, 01:53:38 AM
I have been watching Crusade for the first time.

You know I had heard for a few years that this show was awful(I believe one person I talked to called it worse then Voyager)but you know what I am please to report it is not that bad.  Does it have problems? Sure what Sci-Fi show doesn't in it's first season?  I mean an episode about a kidnapped cat,who thought that was a good idea?  But it is no worse then Babylon 5's fist season and there are some very good episodes too.  I find all the characters interesting and once I got past the fact that the episode structure and tone were different then Babylon 5 I really started to enjoy it and then Bang!  The plug was pulled.  That seems to be the main problem just as things were getting good the show gets canceled.  That is a shame because I was starting to feel that the plot arc of this show could have been as good as that on Babylon 5.  I will never understand why networks pull the plug on shows before viewers have been given a chance to really fin them.

So was this show as good as Babylon 5?  No,but then again what show can be when it is just given 13 episodes?

Was it better then the Star Trek spin offs?  Oh yes.  Well it was better then Voyager and Enterprise and just as good as TNG and DS9 if you ask me.

One thing I will say that was smart of JMS is that he did give this show a different feel,sound,and style to Babylon 5.  Maybe if the Star trek spin offs had done the same each show would have felt like it's own thing instead of just being generic Star Trek where pretty much any episode could have been a part of any series you just needed to change the names in the script.

Any way I am sorry this show did not get it's five years like Babylon 5 did.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 13, 2010, 10:25:20 AM
I have been watching Crusade for the first time.

Was it better then the Star Trek spin offs?  Oh yes.  Well it was better then Voyager and Enterprise and just as good as TNG and DS9 if you ask me.


The uniforms were ridiculous, the music was some of the worst music I've ever heard, and the story was completely anticlimactic after the 4th season of B5.  It just wasn't good.  Enterprise was loads better, and this couldn't even be in the same city as TNG.

How were the uniforms worse then the one piece jumpsuits in TNG?  Could you please explain to me how it was worse then the average episode of TNG I mean come one I like TNG as much as the next guy but none of the episodes never built to anything.  I felt Crusade was really building to something.  Also at least the music was not the same three pieces of generic space music played over and over again like the Star Trek spin offs.  Also it has characters unlike Voyager and Enterprise's cast didn't become characters until half way into season 3.

I think a lot of people just wanted Babylon 5 with a new cast and I am glad the show was not that,that is why I could not stand Voyager and Enterprise they just did what TNG did over again.   I really did like the fact that this show was it's own thing and yet it still continued the story of Babylon 5.

I know I am alone in this put I find the periods after wars to be just as interesting as the wars and I felt there were some great episodes in the 13 that we got.  I have no trouble believing that it would have been as good as Babylon 5 if it had gone on for five years.  Just compare the first thirteen episodes of Crusade to the first thirteen episodes of Babylon 5.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 13, 2010, 10:53:50 AM
Watched probably the 3 best episodes of Enterprise last night: The Forge, Awakening, and Kir'Shara.

Hadn't watch any of this show in a while, forgot how annoying the british guy was sometimes, luckily he wasn't in these three that much.

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Post by: ScottotD on November 14, 2010, 05:52:41 AM
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss eps 1 and 2.

I was so happy to see Hammer treated with the respect and reverence I feel they deserve, I found them a little dry in places but that could just be because I was as obsessed with Hammer and Universal Monsters as a youngster as Mark Gatiss seems to be.  It's really refreshing to see horror handled this way, I hope the episode on the 80's doesn't get dismissive of slashers as a subgenre.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on November 20, 2010, 07:35:54 AM
I just finished Burn Notice season 3,wow!  That was great.

I hope season four comes to DvD soon.
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 21, 2010, 11:26:40 AM
All of King of the Hill is streaming on Netflix. Just watched through season 13 again. Stayed great all the way til the end.
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Post by: doggans on November 21, 2010, 01:02:30 PM
All of King of the Hill is streaming on Netflix. Just watched through season 13 again. Stayed great all the way til the end.

...which is more than can be said for some of Mike Judge's features.  :rimshot:
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 21, 2010, 01:10:35 PM
All of King of the Hill is streaming on Netflix. Just watched through season 13 again. Stayed great all the way til the end.

...which is more than can be said for some of Mike Judge's features.  :rimshot:
:D
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Post by: MSTJedi on November 21, 2010, 09:13:37 PM
Finally got caught up with the 5th season of Doctor Who. Wasn't sure what to think about a new Doctor, but I loved just about the whole season (so far). Having Amy Pond in the mix definitely didn't hurt, though.  ;D
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on April 06, 2011, 02:24:23 PM
Watching Phineas and Ferb on Netflix instant.
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 06, 2011, 06:47:44 PM
Watching Phineas and Ferb on Netflix instant.

Been watching this with the kids lately. Pretty funny and actually has a theme by Bowling for Soup, my favorite local (Dallas) band.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on April 06, 2011, 07:23:18 PM
Watching Phineas and Ferb on Netflix instant.

Been watching this with the kids lately. Pretty funny and actually has a theme by Bowling for Soup, my favorite local (Dallas) band.

One of the creators worked also on Rocko's Modern Life. Can't go wrong there.
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Post by: doggans on April 06, 2011, 08:02:30 PM
Watched through "Andy Barker, PI", which I picked up at a closing Borders. Not necessarily a great show, but a lot of fun, with a wonderful cast and some of TV's best writers. I think had it gone on, it could have evolved into something spectacular, but its cancellation isn't as big a loss as some other shows.

Still, a fun watch and a nice addition to my DVD collection.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on April 07, 2011, 09:26:48 AM
My library has all the discs so i have started working my way through The Dick Van Dyke show,it has been years since i have seen an episode and I had forgotten what a brilliantly written and acted show it was.  I have a hard time deciding if this or Fawlty Towers is the best sit com ever made.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 07, 2011, 10:57:31 AM
Just got through the Marble Hornets series. The acting is horrible, but for an amateur project it's not bad.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on April 07, 2011, 04:01:35 PM
My library has all the discs so i have started working my way through The Dick Van Dyke show,it has been years since i have seen an episode and I had forgotten what a brilliantly written and acted show it was.  I have a hard time deciding if this or Fawlty Towers is the best sit com ever made.

I own all the Dick Van Dyke Show too. Aside from the damned "Twizzle" episode, it's near perfection.  There's only been a few shows I've felt met the bar set by the Dick Van Dyke Show... one is Newsradio.  Community's right up there, and oddly the guy who plays Leonard was a writer for TDVDS.
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Post by: spaceforarent on April 07, 2011, 04:04:32 PM
My library has all the discs so i have started working my way through The Dick Van Dyke show,it has been years since i have seen an episode and I had forgotten what a brilliantly written and acted show it was.  I have a hard time deciding if this or Fawlty Towers is the best sit com ever made.

I own all the Dick Van Dyke Show too. Aside from the damned "Twizzle" episode, it's near perfection.  There's only been a few shows I've felt met the bar set by the Dick Van Dyke Show... one is Newsradio.  Community's right up there, and oddly the guy who plays Leonard was a writer for TDVDS.

Funny, The Complete Series (http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=cs_top_nav_gb27) is today's deal of the day on Amazon.
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Post by: Fluttershy on April 13, 2011, 12:37:25 PM
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

It makes me cheer.
...yay...
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Post by: Doctor Who? on April 13, 2011, 01:46:22 PM
My library has all the discs so i have started working my way through The Dick Van Dyke show,it has been years since i have seen an episode and I had forgotten what a brilliantly written and acted show it was.  I have a hard time deciding if this or Fawlty Towers is the best sit com ever made.

I own all the Dick Van Dyke Show too. Aside from the damned "Twizzle" episode, it's near perfection.  There's only been a few shows I've felt met the bar set by the Dick Van Dyke Show... one is Newsradio.  Community's right up there, and oddly the guy who plays Leonard was a writer for TDVDS.

yeah News radio is one of my favorites.

One of the things I like about Dick Van Dyke is how the inter cast is in character from the first episode.  Also both the work place and the home scenes are very funny.  In most shows that have both work place and home scene one is funny and the other is a drag,in this show they are both pretty much perfect.  Dick Van dyke and Marry Taylor More are one of the all time great comedy teams.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on April 20, 2011, 05:56:05 PM
Just finished the episode Where did I come from.  one of the best episodes of anything I have ever seen.

"I was afraid something would happen and you would sleep through it"

"Isn't anyone going to ask me to turn around?!"

"turn around"

"Ta Da!"

 :D

Great great stuff.
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Post by: stansimpson on April 24, 2011, 01:50:05 PM
Just finished watching HBO's "Talking Funny". Four comedians sit around and talk about comedy. Oh, those four comedians? Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, & Louis C.K.  I laughed to tears and now my stomach hurts a bit from laughing.  But even when they're not being funny, they have some fantastic things to say about the art of stand-up. 

Here's Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/v/0A5v0Sfpk-8?fs=1
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Post by: Doctor Who? on April 25, 2011, 12:22:05 PM
I started working my way through Babylon 5 back in November and I made it to Sleeping in the Light today.

You know i am not an emotional guy.  I have this episode twice before so i know what is going to happen,and I know it is just a buch of actors on a stage and ones and zeros in a computer so why did I spend the last fifteen minutes fighting back tears?  The moment Sheridan showed up on Babylon 5 I had to fight to hold back the tears and when he went to the Coriana system I lost it,I got control again only to lose it when Babylon 5 was destroyed.  I can't believe of the third viewing this episode still has this type of effect on me,this is how you do a series final.
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Post by: Tripe on April 25, 2011, 12:24:50 PM
The episode where Sheridan is being interrogated, fourth season I think, that's a great bit of acting from the principals, a little tweaking and you have a one act  stage play right there.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on April 25, 2011, 12:35:08 PM
The episode where Sheridan is being interrogated, fourth season I think, that's a great bit of acting from the principals, a little tweaking and you have a one act  stage play right there.

Yeah Interspections in reall Time is a great episode.  Have you ever seen The Changeling?  In it there is a scene where some of the dialog from that episode is reused.
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Post by: Tripe on April 25, 2011, 01:13:13 PM
Oh yeah I've seen the whole series, a couple of times probably given the way I've seen it in dribs and drabs, but that one especially stands out, the ending is simply great, I'd not change that at all for the stage.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on April 25, 2011, 01:23:56 PM
Yeah. If you like B5 you should check out The Changeling.  it is a really good movie written by JMS and in it there is a scene where the hero is sent to a mental institution to try and get her to change her story to something the police want her to say and the guy running the institution uses some line from IIRT.
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Post by: Tripe on April 25, 2011, 01:28:34 PM
I'll check it out. :)
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 25, 2011, 05:18:24 PM
It's also directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Angelina Jolie.  Minor details, I know.  :)
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Post by: lassieface on April 26, 2011, 07:59:42 PM
I've been watching some of the NOVA Science Now specials hosted by the awesome Neil DeGrasse Tyson. They are definitely dumbed down for less science-literate people, but are still good.
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Post by: TTYT on April 26, 2011, 10:41:01 PM
Firefly off the DVR. Gorrammit, why did this show get cancelled so early?
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Post by: Tripe on April 27, 2011, 05:09:41 AM
Because it only makes sense when you rearrange the episodes from the order in which they were broadcast into the order they actually were intended to be broadcast.

Oh and Whedon has an abusive relationship with Fox.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on April 27, 2011, 06:46:40 AM
Firefly off the DVR. Gorrammit, why did this show get cancelled so early?

the same way both Crusade and The Critic got canceled sadly,the network executives decided they didn't like the show so they just killed it. Sad I know :'(
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Post by: Doctor Who? on April 27, 2011, 07:12:58 AM
Well, Crusade straight up sucked.

No it didn't. 

It did what spin off show should do it took place in the same universe with out being a repeat of what had been done on Babylon 5,if it had just been Babylon 5 2 it would have been awful but it did it's own thing.  While it may not have been perfect i think it had far fewer problems in ti's first 13 episodes then Babylon 5 had in it's pilot and first season. I remember it took me four tries to get through Babylon 5's first season,I got through Crusade in a weekend.  I would have loved to see what would have happened over the five years the show was supposed to be on.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on April 27, 2011, 07:22:05 AM
Hey here is a question for long time B5 fans.  In the cut of The Gathering that aired on TV on DvD?  I kinow the one I have that was included in the movie boxset is the one JMS likes but I would like to see the version that aired in 1993.
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Post by: gbeenie on May 04, 2011, 11:27:14 AM
We started finally watching Battlestar Galactica (the later one) last week. We're up to Season 2, Episode 7.

BTW, is anyone else besides me TOTALLY LOVING the new way Netflix is organizing TV shows for Watch Instantly now?
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 04, 2011, 11:39:29 AM
We started finally watching Battlestar Galactica (the later one) last week. We're up to Season 2, Episode 7.

BTW, is anyone else besides me TOTALLY LOVING the new way Netflix is organizing TV shows for Watch Instantly now?

Yep, I'm digging it. You get the whole series all together instead of broken up by DVD releases. So much easier.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 04, 2011, 11:48:13 AM
We started finally watching Battlestar Galactica (the later one) last week. We're up to Season 2, Episode 7.

BTW, is anyone else besides me TOTALLY LOVING the new way Netflix is organizing TV shows for Watch Instantly now?

Yep, I'm digging it. You get the whole series all together instead of broken up by DVD releases. So much easier.

And the new way the descriptions for each episode pop up when you cursor over one is cool, but I wish they still had the option to put up all the descriptions at once since sometimes it's easier to find the one you want by quickly scanning for key words on the page.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 04, 2011, 04:05:16 PM
Just finished the Prisoner.  That was an amazing last few episodes.  I had never heard of Leo McKern before this, but he was fantastic on that show.
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Post by: doggans on May 04, 2011, 05:02:15 PM
Just finished the Prisoner.  That was an amazing last few episodes.  I had never heard of Leo McKern before this, but he was fantastic on that show.

I mostly know McKern from his absolutely hilarious turn as the villain in The Beatles' "Help!"
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 05, 2011, 03:30:38 PM
I'm watching Twitch City right now, a very good Canadian comedy from Pontypool and Hard Core Logo director Bruce McDonald and starring Thirty Three Short Films About Glenn Gould writer Don McKellar and Deadwood's Molly Parker.  That said, I think I like season one more than season two.  Season two has more laugh out loud moments, but I prefer the initial season which was a bit darker, less cartoony and more of a dramedy than just a comedy (though as a comedy it works quite well).  Also, the main character becomes less overtly sociopathic (though his character arc was headed in that direction anyway).

The premise of the show is that TV addict shut in is looking for a new roommate after his old roommate accidentally kills a homeless man and goes to jail.  His old roommate's girlfriend (who is a bit more of a doormat in season one) moves into the closet and they end up in a relationship.

Bruce McCulloch is great in season one as a Jerry Springer's Rex Reilly.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 05, 2011, 03:35:23 PM
Farscape . . . Just watched episode 10 and boy, do I have far to go, what with 88 episodes. Liking it quite a bit so far. A little much on the SF synth-y music, but otherwise some good stories. Not to mention some damn good puppet work.
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Post by: Pak-Man on May 08, 2011, 02:56:07 AM
Between me being sick on Thursday and Tyrant being sick today, we've had a chance to watch the entire Venture Brothers Season 4 Blu-ray. How does this show stay so good? How does it do mature humor and adult language and situations without ever feeling juvenile or like they're trying to milk shock value? How do even incidental characters stay compelling and relevant and fresh and grow in realistic ways? How does it take one of the most fan-favorite characters and push him aside for nearly half the season without leaving me loathing his spiritual replacement (Who was introduced to the show, no less, off-screen, as a seemingly throwaway child molestation joke?). Why can't live-action shows rock this hard? So many questions...
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Post by: RoninFox on May 08, 2011, 03:09:44 AM
Between me being sick on Thursday and Tyrant being sick today, we've had a chance to watch the entire Venture Brothers Season 4 Blu-ray. How does this show stay so good? How does it do mature humor and adult language and situations without ever feeling juvenile or like they're trying to milk shock value? How do even incidental characters stay compelling and relevant and fresh and grow in realistic ways? How does it take one of the most fan-favorite characters and push him aside for nearly half the season without leaving me loathing his spiritual replacement (Who was introduced to the show, no less, off-screen, as a seemingly throwaway child molestation joke?). Why can't live-action shows rock this hard? So many questions...

So much damn truth in that post. The writing and character development on that show is nothing short of amazing.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 08, 2011, 04:30:16 AM
Between me being sick on Thursday and Tyrant being sick today, we've had a chance to watch the entire Venture Brothers Season 4 Blu-ray. How does this show stay so good? How does it do mature humor and adult language and situations without ever feeling juvenile or like they're trying to milk shock value? How do even incidental characters stay compelling and relevant and fresh and grow in realistic ways? How does it take one of the most fan-favorite characters and push him aside for nearly half the season without leaving me loathing his spiritual replacement (Who was introduced to the show, no less, off-screen, as a seemingly throwaway child molestation joke?). Why can't live-action shows rock this hard? So many questions...

QFT.

I think film schools should make future film makers watch The Venture Brothers.  This is how comedy is done.  it is also how you handle characters.  If there were more shows that payed this level of attention to their characters on TV I would be watching a lot more TV.  I have only seen the first disc of season 4 so far but I think it is even better then season 3.
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Post by: anais.jude on May 08, 2011, 10:47:41 AM
Just finished the Prisoner.  That was an amazing last few episodes.  I had never heard of Leo McKern before this, but he was fantastic on that show.

I mostly know McKern from his absolutely hilarious turn as the villain in The Beatles' "Help!"

Without the ring, there can be no sacrifice; without the sacrifice, there can be no congregation; without the congregation....no...more....me
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 08, 2011, 01:33:47 PM
I'm watching loads of House Hunters on HGTV while I spend my week in a hotel.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 08, 2011, 01:38:03 PM
I'm watching loads of House Hunters on HGTV while I spend my week in a hotel.

Some one made a show about people buying houses?
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 08, 2011, 02:08:48 PM
I find shows like that strangely soothing.  There's a show over here called Grand Designs, and it's about couples who decide to build their own home.  Then it covers the process over the year or so it that it takes - if it gets finished - through the inevitable trials and budget changes the entire thing goes though.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 08, 2011, 02:36:48 PM
I like cooking shows,but that may have something to do with the fact that I like cooking.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 10, 2011, 10:43:03 PM
I've become obsessed with "Holmes On Homes" and "Holmes Improvement" ... basically anything with that Holmes guy.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 11, 2011, 03:21:46 PM
iTunes had season 2 of American Pickers on sale recently so I picked it up, I'm about 2/3 through it, those guys meet some strange people....
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Post by: doggans on May 11, 2011, 06:34:01 PM
Finally got around to finishing up "Dollhouse". I kept up with it for a while when it was airing, but about halfway through season two I stopped for a number of reasons--I only had so much time to devote to watching TV, and with the cancellation having just been announced, it wasn't worth it to keep up with a show that was fairly good, but kept hinting that it was about to get really good and then not delivering on said hints.

Naturally, things start to pay off right around where I stopped watching. Maybe if they hadn't dedicated so much of the first season to filler episodes while saving EVERY PLOT TWIST for the last six episodes, the show might have survived.

On a side note, every time they mentioned retrieving Caroline's memories, I got the Portal 2 song stuck in my head.

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Post by: Darth Geek on May 11, 2011, 08:33:51 PM
Just watched my first episode of Archer (season 1, episode 7). I did quite like it. I'm not as big a fan of the spy genre they are spoofing, but I did think it was pretty funny. The animation was too basic and cheap for my taste, though. And I thought the voice actress for Lana REALLY didn't fit the character model. Not the lip sync or anything, I just didn't think that voice fit the character. For some reason I found this distractingly annoying throughout the episode. I will probably give another episode or two a shot, though.
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Post by: spaceforarent on May 11, 2011, 09:31:00 PM
Just watched my first episode of Archer (season 1, episode 7). I did quite like it. I'm not as big a fan of the spy genre they are spoofing, but I did think it was pretty funny. The animation was too basic and cheap for my taste, though. And I thought the voice actress for Lana REALLY didn't fit the character model. Not the lip sync or anything, I just didn't think that voice fit the character. For some reason I found this distractingly annoying throughout the episode. I will probably give another episode or two a shot, though.
Glad to hear it wasn't a total disappointment  :). Lana really is the worst part of the show though, she's too much of the "straight man" and only really works when paired with someone, or when the others are making fun of her monster hands.
Then animation gets better in season 2. Less stiffness.
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Post by: doggans on May 12, 2011, 03:39:48 AM
The problem is, Whedon is known for gradually building characters and plots.  That isn't acceptable to the top 3 networks, because they want results before a show goes on the air.

The first season wasn't 'filler' episodes, it was showing - one piece at a time - how the character of Echo was built, and developed, and learned the skills she would later use/need.
I don't have a problem with gradual development; my problem was that the individual Quantum Leap-style cases of the week got more repetitive than they should have been able to with such few episodes. :P Also, for the first 60% of the series, Echo was the least interesting thing about it, so putting all the focus on her instead of, say, Victor or Saunders felt like a letdown.

I would have liked to see the arcs leading up to the finale fleshed out a lot more, because I can only imagine how cool they could have gotten with more time to marinate.
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Post by: TeamRAD on May 12, 2011, 05:44:41 AM
Just watched my first episode of Archer (season 1, episode 7). I did quite like it. I'm not as big a fan of the spy genre they are spoofing, but I did think it was pretty funny. The animation was too basic and cheap for my taste, though. And I thought the voice actress for Lana REALLY didn't fit the character model. Not the lip sync or anything, I just didn't think that voice fit the character. For some reason I found this distractingly annoying throughout the episode. I will probably give another episode or two a shot, though.
Glad to hear it wasn't a total disappointment  :). Lana really is the worst part of the show though, she's too much of the "straight man" and only really works when paired with someone, or when the others are making fun of her monster hands.
Then animation gets better in season 2. Less stiffness.

I like Lana. She's taken right from a blaxploitation flick! And Aisha Tyler, I seriously don't think Lana and her sass could have been cast any better. 

:)



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Post by: mrbasehart on May 12, 2011, 06:06:02 AM
I think she's better used in the second season though, and her interactions with Archer in particular are very funny. 
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Post by: TeamRAD on May 12, 2011, 06:30:39 AM

But I think you could say that about everyone in the first season, sans Cheryl. She was off the chain from the get-go.

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Post by: mrbasehart on May 12, 2011, 06:47:05 AM
But I think you could say that about everyone in the first season, sans Cheryl. She was off the chain from the get-go.

I completely agree.  The second season is a step up from the first in practically every way. 
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Post by: spaceforarent on May 12, 2011, 03:56:56 PM
I should mention that my feelings toward Lana are similar to the way the AV Club described the show: episodes the range from very very good to phenomenal. She doesn't really have any of her own great moments, but pairs with everyone so well.

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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 15, 2011, 11:16:35 PM
Where did Netflix get the original mission impossible series in HD?  It's listed as HD and it sure looks better than DVD (although I don't have any of the series on DVD, just comparing to other ones on DVD)...  Are they streaming upscaled DVDs?

Been great watching these, I loved this show as a kid and it's still great.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 16, 2011, 09:16:06 AM
Could be HD masters from HDTV broadcasts that just haven't been pressed to disc.

I can find no references for Mission Impossible ever being broadcast in HD.

Maybe they used the original scans for the DVD releases, they usually scan the film at a higher resolution and then downsample, so it may not be broadcast HD but somewhere in between.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on May 18, 2011, 03:33:50 PM
MI-5.

I got the third season of this show out of the library.  It's like 24 crossed with Smiley's People.  I have to say i like it more then 24.  The stories are more intense and MI-5 is much better run then CTU.  Overall I have enjoyed the three episodes I have seen so far.
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Post by: Hebs on May 20, 2011, 09:47:38 AM
Sherlock!  :D  They are filming 2 right now - excited for that. :)
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Post by: Rattrap007 on May 20, 2011, 09:59:05 AM
An episode of SVU.. It is an episode where a guy goes nuts and kills 4 people over 48 hrs (2 hookers, a kid and his dad). He spouts off religious rantings. Turns out he had syphilis and it had turned his brain to swiss cheese. So since he is mentally impaired for it he just goes to a mental hospital. So we need a "big bad guy"  to prosecute. They turn sights on the insurance company that denied him coverage 7 years before because they failed to report he had it to the CDC. They practically charge the head guy with the murders himself. They more or less blackmail him into paying off the victims families in addition to changing their business practices. Ugh. God I hate crap like this where the Big Bad Business is to blame for all faults.
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Post by: Tripe on May 27, 2011, 12:10:31 PM
Martin Clunes - A Man And His Dogs

Which I'm told me about, a really nice documentary about dogs in all their variety. Norhing especially earth shattering, just a really nice look at man's best friend.

At the same, er,shop, I found another one of Clunes' shows; Islands of Britain. This is much the same only looking at the little islands that are dotted about the British coast. Clunes is very likeable and id certainly watch another documentary of his if he does one (or if he has already done so and I've yet to discover it). :)
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Post by: Tripe on May 27, 2011, 12:30:09 PM
No but I should definitly check into that. :)
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 09, 2011, 08:27:21 AM
My wife and just started rewatching Arrested Development on DVD... Such a great show... Was worried that the last five years or however long it's been would have led me to give it too much credit due to the nostalgia factor... But it's probably better than I remembered.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 09, 2011, 08:31:05 AM
I have started watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Wow what a great show.  it is so far ahead of anything else that was on TV in the mid 50s.  I just finish Bullet for Baldwin,what a great dark comedy.  Oh and Aunt Bee is in the very first episode.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 12, 2011, 05:03:24 AM
I just started season two of fringe last night and this show is getting better.  I just hope unlike lost it all makes sense in the end.
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Post by: Sass on June 12, 2011, 12:40:11 PM
Prison Break...again...being in Canada, they dont have that many good tv shows on our Netflix yet :(
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 14, 2011, 07:18:34 AM
I'm getting near the end of the second season of Fringe and I have to say this show may have had the biggest turn around of any tv show for me.  It has gone from being a show I refused to watch because it was a bad Xfiles clone,to being a show that i watched for one character I liked(Walter),to now being a show where I like all the characters and just can't stop watching.  I don't know what I am going to do when i get done with season 3.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 14, 2011, 02:52:51 PM
I've been plowing through Pawn Stars on Netflix.  Awesome show... I wish there was more of it to watch!
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 14, 2011, 02:54:22 PM
I'm getting near the end of the second season of Fringe and I have to say this show may have had the biggest turn around of any tv show for me.  It has gone from being a show I refused to watch because it was a bad Xfiles clone,to being a show that i watched for one character I liked(Walter),to now being a show where I like all the characters and just can't stop watching.  I don't know what I am going to do when i get done with season 3.

Wait for more... That's what the rest of us are doing.

Seriously, that show and Supernatural have filled the X-shaped hole in my television viewing.  Oh man, I love Fringe so very much.  Asteroid and the bowling alley guy are my favourite characters.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 14, 2011, 03:24:01 PM
I just finished Brown Betty and that has got to be one of the most fun episodes of TV I have ever seen.  I mean singing Zombies?!  This show is insanely fun.  I think season two is a huge improvement because they just started doing crazy stuff like this and stopped trying to hook everything into the real world.  I love the fact that pretty much any insane thing can happen.  I think Walter is my favorite character.  I just love how well Noble plays him.  it took me forever to figure out that he was in The Lord of the Rings.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 17, 2011, 05:44:24 AM
I have been watching the first season of Cheers,I have not seen this show in years and I forgot just how funny it was.

Is it just me or was Sam a much more rounded and likable character in the early episodes?  They have not nailed down Cliff's character yet,he isn't the complete loser he would be in later years. Also once in a while he is the voice of reason ???  Still it has one of the best theme tunes of all time.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 18, 2011, 02:57:11 AM
Yeah I have not seen the latter years in years but i do remember him not having much to do and not liking his character very much.  Still the rest of the characters are there and I think Cliff is one of the funniest characters ever so I don't think it will be too bad.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 18, 2011, 02:07:22 PM
Yeah those are great.  Frasier is one of my all time favorite shows.  Despite all his personal problems Grammer is a real talent.

Woody is great and I really like him but I think Coach's death is really sad.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on June 21, 2011, 08:21:49 AM
Been watching Quantum Leap season 1..
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 22, 2011, 11:11:17 AM
Charlie's Angels season one.  You know, it's a lot like Angels' Revenge.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 10, 2011, 08:04:33 PM
Now that Star Trek TNG and Voyager are on Netflix streaming I've been watching a whole lot of those. 

If you skip the early Voyager shows that had the cazon or whatever they were called it's a much more enjoyable show.  Kes and B'Elanna were always my favorite characters on that show, hate what they did to Kes's character when they decided to replace her with a barbi doll.  Although the last season they did let Jeri Ryan do a little acting.

Just started watching Starhunter 2300, not bad for a cheap sci-fi show. 

Seems like this month a ton of new series came to Netflix.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 10, 2011, 10:00:18 PM
Rewatched Battlestar Galactica.  Still good stuff.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 10, 2011, 11:36:30 PM
Finished season one of Star Trek TOS... Taking a break for this week's Disney movie.  Then I continue.
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 11, 2011, 03:03:21 AM
Currently rewatching this past season of 'Castle'.  I love Nathan Fillion in pretty much anything he does, and Stana Katic can act quite well also.  The characters - all of them - are well-defined and well acted.  While the series has a ton of funny moments (largely Fillion), it is serious enough to watch for the drama as well.

Castle's a great show, certainly better than a lot of the other procedurals out there, like Bones.
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Post by: Tripe on July 11, 2011, 07:48:28 AM
That would have been ace, I likes some Colm Meany I do.

Almost done watching all of Doc Martin, Ann has developed a huge crush on Clunes since those documentaries (the one about Horses was excellent too). Probably going to have to get her the two tv movies and then see if I can track down Men Behaving Badly or something. :)
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Post by: Tripe on July 11, 2011, 08:20:08 AM
And, like any addiction, it occasionally has moments of horror; I, like Martin, could have probably gone a lifetime without the moment where he walks in on Auntie Joan, shudder.  ;)

Yeah Enfield just wasn't the best fit was he? I'd probably just start with series two. She really likes Caroline Quentin too (must show her Blue Murder) so I'd be interested to see if she likes their interaction in the show.

I've watched the original movie where he's much more like he is in the documentaries, all interested and, when not sad about his slutty wife, generally lovely and affable (I also like Harvey much more than. Danny, wish Sturrock had played him in the TV show instead of being a whole new character ).
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 11, 2011, 08:43:34 AM
Clunes is also in a film called Staggered, which while I haven't seen in long time, remember quite fondly.
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Post by: Tripe on July 11, 2011, 08:56:57 AM
He also directed it and I think a reletive of his missus produced it.

The original movie is proving annoying to track down though I do have the second one and both of them are coming out in a month or so on DVD.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 06, 2011, 04:46:43 PM
Finished up Starhunter 2300 on Netflix.  I thought about half the episodes were good, half of them not so good due to being a bit boring.

Wish there were more seasons, stinks that it ends on a cliffhanger.

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Post by: Rattrap007 on August 06, 2011, 07:18:44 PM
Currently watching Phineas and Ferb (split, actually, between Netflix on-demand and the Disney Channel).  I'd seen someone on the forum say it was good (have no clue who, or in which thread), so figured I'd give it a try.

It is one of those rare things these days: a funny, intelligent cartoon show.  I've found myself laughing out loud during it, and even those episodes I don't laugh out loud at I find myself smiling through.  The older sister, the main 'comic relief' on the show, has hilarious voice work by Ashley Tisdale (the bitch in the High School Musical series that MK&B riffed the first one of... as hilarious as MK&B were with that one, I still hope they'll complete the HSM series).  But I gotta' say, I Love Perry!  [Their pet platypus... secretly a superspy.]  If I could, I'd get his trademark noise [somewhere between a purr and a gargle] as a ringtone.  :)

I too have been watching lots of P&F. I Love Doofenshmirtz. Dear god does he make me laugh every time.. You can find Perry's noise on Youtube.

"Boy if I had a nickel for every time I caught you..."
(Shows montage of Perry the Platypus being caught with a $0.00 counter in upper corner. Ends at $1.10)
"I thought that would be higher. Maybe I can buy a candy bar or something.."


The show follows the same exact formula almost every episode, yet it still is hilarious.

A. P&F Decide what to build that day.
B. Candace decides to bust the two
C. Where's Perry?
D. Secret entrance/mission brief from Monogram.
E. Perry is caught by Doofenshmirtz
F. Doofenshmirtz explains reason for his new --inator device
G. Candace tries to get mom to see P&F invention/Perry and Doof fight
H. Just before mom sees device Doof's invention causes the disappearance/disintegration of P&f invention
I. Mom just thinks Candace is being a pain


Same formula every time, yet I laugh my butt of each time. Hell I love Doofenshmirtz's voice. The voice in my head has started to talk like him now..


If you haven't seen the show before watch it. It is on Disney and Disney XD multiple times a day. a great description i head was it was similar to Family Guy in joke style with cutaway gags and bizarre lines, but done in a 100% clean family friendly show. The most remotely dirty joke I saw was in a the Hawaii episode. Perry's boss asks how Perry got the family to go to Hawaii. It cuts to P&F's  dad getting ready to clean out Perry's litter box when he notices the clumps and puddle is shaped like Hawaii. Not shown in a graphic way, but animated enough so it really get's the point across. Again that is the dirtiest I've really seen it get.
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Post by: Tripe on August 06, 2011, 07:23:17 PM
Currently watching Phineas and Ferb (split, actually, between Netflix on-demand and the Disney Channel).  I'd seen someone on the forum say it was good (have no clue who, or in which thread), so figured I'd give it a try.
That might have been me, there are others but I love Phineas and Ferb

Now everyone dance with squirrels in your pants.

http://www.youtube.com/v/GKL6WuiTlgk
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Post by: Rattrap007 on August 07, 2011, 01:51:41 PM
I love it when it breaks the formula in some little way. Like one instead of the "Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated" jingle the camera pan down to the basement and a lone guy just half heartily say "Doofenshmirtz basement.."

Also one I love was the teleporter incident where Perry and Candace got brain switched. That was hilarious.
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Post by: Tripe on August 07, 2011, 01:58:02 PM
My favorite inator is the retireinator, with the newspaper and the fat kitty cat that will warm the belly


I love old Doofensmirtz's song about how sweet his life has been since he defeated Agent P.

http://www.youtube.com/v/IVb-TFsFIZA

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Post by: Tripe on August 07, 2011, 04:21:23 PM
Speaking of musicals, I love that Richard O'Brien plays the dad. I wonder if Tim Curry has ever done a guest voice.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 08, 2011, 07:09:34 AM
I did some research, and he did an episode called "A Hard Day's Knight."
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Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2011, 07:11:59 AM
You know what, as I posted that I did briefly wonder if her voiced the butler in that episode.

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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 08, 2011, 08:34:25 AM
The Lone Ranger

This was in reruns all over the dial when I was a kid so couldn't help but watch it.  But now that it's on Netflix I finally got to watch the beginning in order...
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on August 10, 2011, 05:59:33 AM
I finally watched "Avatar:  The Last Airbender", probably one of the smartest written "kids shows" I've seen since "Batman:  The Animated Series", not including shows about candy colored magical ponies.  Had a very enjoyable cast, and a well established world and mythology.  I'd say my main complaint would be better established villains.  Ozai and Azula just came off as evil for the sake of evil, and it was notable especially after the great character development with Zuko in season one.  Zuko and his Uncle were two of the most interesting cartoon characters I've seen in a long time.

Have a new found disgust at "The last Airbender" now.  :angry:
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Post by: Scribblesense on August 13, 2011, 05:12:01 PM
Beyond Scared Straight. Well, I just caught one episode on TV but it's on instant streaming on Netflix. Is it terrible that I find this show immensely entertaining?

If you haven't heard of it, the show follows "at-risk" teens through a day visiting a correctional facility and talking to (well, being yelled at by) inmates with similar life stories. A bunch of dumbass 12-13 year old thugs being scared shitless for yelling at their mommies too much.

There's no consensus on how effective these programs are (and I really doubt being threatened to change their behavior is healthy, though from my limited research most of these programs also include mandatory counseling), but it makes for some entertaining reality TV. I don't think I'll follow up and watch the rest of the season though, as I feel my interest waning with other activities available to occupy my time.

Watching these inmates berate these girls for throwing their lives away was somewhat satisfying in a "horror movie" sense, heh. I guess I'm a terrible person for that. Though I really hope the program is effective for them and they don't spiral further out of control and end up in a much worse situation.
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Post by: Sass on August 17, 2011, 09:50:29 AM
Just finished watching "Better Off Ted".  Don't understand why it was canceled....it kinda reminded me of "The Office".  Ahead of its time?
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Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2011, 09:53:28 AM
The US version of The Office?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 17, 2011, 05:28:45 PM
The US version of The Office?

Even the US Office, I don't see it at all.  If anything, it reminds me of the IT Crowd, which is a great show, but the anti-thesis of the Office.  That said, Better Off Ted was a great show and it's a shame it didn't take off.

Watching 4 Foyle's War TV movies.  Never seen the show before, but pretty good.  I love the premise, which is a mystery show that takes place on British soil during WWII.  I think I would have preferred a more Sherlock Holmes style mystery, but it's still a very good show.
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Post by: Maverick Joe Six-Pack on August 24, 2011, 11:11:27 AM
Just rewatched the League Seasons 1 and 2 and Hulu
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 24, 2011, 04:55:27 PM
I watched the first series of the Inbetweeners over the past couple of days.  For anyone who doesn't know, it's a British show about school kids in the sixth form (meaning they're 16 or 17) who are neither the cool kids nor the nerds.  It's a little crude, but it's also really quite funny and well worth checking out for those of you who like that sort of thing. 

I'm also watching the new Thundercats series, which despite some problems, I'm quite enjoying.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 29, 2011, 08:10:42 AM
I got a disc out of the library called Darkwing Duck.  I saw a few episodes and it takes a while to wrap your head around but it's an interesting mix of the superhero cartoons of the early 90s and looneytunes style slapstick.  It's interesting and not what I expected from a Disney cartoon.
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2011, 10:21:57 AM
I got a disc out of the library called Darkwing Duck.  I saw a few episodes and it takes a while to wrap your head around but it's an interesting mix of the superhero cartoons of the early 90s and looneytunes style slapstick.  It's interesting and not what I expected from a Disney cartoon.
Oh, Darkwing Duck is awesome! Definitely one of the highlights of my younger cartoon watching years. I should revisit that sometime.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 30, 2011, 10:15:32 AM
I got a disc out of the library called Darkwing Duck.  I saw a few episodes and it takes a while to wrap your head around but it's an interesting mix of the superhero cartoons of the early 90s and looneytunes style slapstick.  It's interesting and not what I expected from a Disney cartoon.
Oh, Darkwing Duck is awesome! Definitely one of the highlights of my younger cartoon watching years. I should revisit that sometime.

Yeah, great show.  I heard the recent comic is great, but the move from Boom! Studios to Marvel might halt the series, much in the way it did with the Incredibles series, which I hear ended on a cliffhanger.

My favourite episodes are "the origin of Darkwing" episode (well, there are a couple, but the one that is clearly incorrect) and the episode that spoofs "the Dark Knight Returns."  Interestingly, I remember there being a surprisingly consistent take on time travel in those Disney cartoons in which if you travel to the future, you won't meet your future self as it implies that once you go to the future, it means that you haven't returned to the past and it's a timeline in which you've disappeared from the point you left.
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Post by: nakedmoses on August 30, 2011, 10:48:57 AM
I really liked "Death Valley" that came on last night. Like Reno 911 but with Zombies, Werewolves, and vampires.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1835129/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1835129/)
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Post by: Bob on August 30, 2011, 10:54:17 AM
Started watching the BBC show "Touching Evil" from the late 90's.    About detectives working major cases in London.   Looks like there was an attempt at an American version in 2004 that never took off.

So far, so good.   But then again, I am a Robson Green fan.
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Post by: Tripe on August 30, 2011, 10:56:17 AM
Do you have any of his albums?
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Post by: Doctor Who? on August 31, 2011, 03:24:24 PM
I finally got a chance to start season 4 of Burn Notice.  Is it just me or is Jesse the Scrappy Doo of this franchise?
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 01, 2011, 04:08:52 PM
I finally got a chance to start season 4 of Burn Notice.  Is it just me or is Jesse the Scrappy Doo of this franchise?

A little. He isn't nearly THAT bad. But yeah he is kinda unneeded.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 01, 2011, 04:12:41 PM
I finally got a chance to start season 4 of Burn Notice.  Is it just me or is Jesse the Scrappy Doo of this franchise?

A little. He isn't nearly THAT bad. But yeah he is kinda unneeded.

I have only seen the first four episodes but he doesn't seem to do anything but second guess the plans and mess them up so far.  Do our three heroes need this?  I think in the past three seasons they have proved they know how to deal with these type of problems.  He is not enough to ruin the show for me but i do kind of sigh whenever he starts second guessing the plan.
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Post by: Sass on September 03, 2011, 08:53:25 AM
I got a disc out of the library called Darkwing Duck.  I saw a few episodes and it takes a while to wrap your head around but it's an interesting mix of the superhero cartoons of the early 90s and looneytunes style slapstick.  It's interesting and not what I expected from a Disney cartoon.

Too funny...used to watch this as a kid and just got it out of MY library for my boys.  They love it!
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Post by: Invader_quirk on September 03, 2011, 08:44:46 PM
Just finished re-watching Paranoia Agent by the late great Satoshi Kon. I haven't seen all his movies, but based on what I've seen, this series is his greatest achievement in my opinion. The first time I watched through, I was very VERY confused most of the time, but it had me hooked. Every episode had me glued to the screen trying to piece together what the hell I was seeing, picking up on connections and getting a view of the big picture little by little. By the end, I understood basically what the point was, but along the way I missed or misunderstood loads of symbolism and was still unsure about many aspects. This time around was much clearer although I still don't get some things.

It's incredibly difficult to get your hands on this series (although it is on Netflix). It's seemingly been discontinued, which is so unfortunate. I think the message that emerges as you watch this show is an important one and I recommend it to everybody I know who's old enough to watch it. If you love Satoshi Kon (and why wouldn't you?), tracking down this show is absolutely worth the trouble.

Seriously. Watch it. The only person I have to discuss it with is my brother who seems to be embarrassed by discussions about stuff.  ::)
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Post by: Russell on September 04, 2011, 02:14:32 PM
Watched Lucky Star. Endlessly entertaining show.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on September 04, 2011, 02:41:22 PM
Watched Lucky Star. Endlessly entertaining show.

I enjoy Lucky Star a lot. Watching it is a lot like reading Azumanga Daioh!
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Post by: Russell on September 04, 2011, 08:26:53 PM
Watched Lucky Star. Endlessly entertaining show.

I enjoy Lucky Star a lot. Watching it is a lot like reading Azumanga Daioh!
I watched a clip and the show seems a lot like it. Konota is already one of
my favorite Anime characters though. I like her random expressions and her
care-free attitude towards everything.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 04, 2011, 08:41:54 PM
If you want anime, a few really good ones on netflix streaming right now include...

Spice And Wolf:  When a traveling merchant comes across a wolf deity that wishes to return to her home in the north, the two begin a journey across a European style land in search of adventure an profit.  Despite early indications, the show is not the usual fan service laced magical girlfriend show.  The show at time really is about barter economics, but the two main characters have a great dialogue between then, and at times the show feels like a 2 man play.   Both characters are smartly written, with Lawrence in particular not being the usual "anime guy" that sits and blathers all the time.  Both characters are quite smart and independent when they need to be, while not overly relying on each other.

Gankutsuou.  It's the Count of Monte Cristo set in the far off future!  Despite that, it is probably one of the most faithful adaptations the classic novel has ever had put to media.  While taking some liberties, the show keeps the books themes of how revenge will destroy you in the process.  The show also features a very unique art style that sets it far apart from other anime.

Gurren Lagann:  If you want action, this is the show for you.  From the studio that brought you Neon Genesis Evangelion comes a show that is nothing like it.  The show is instead almost a tribute piece to what the Big Giant Robot genre was before Evangelion made "mind games" the word of the day for the Genre.  The show continuously ratchets up the action with each episode with a very enjoyable cast of characters. 

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Post by: Russell on September 05, 2011, 02:01:53 AM
If you want anime, a few really good ones on netflix streaming right now include...

Spice And Wolf:  When a traveling merchant comes across a wolf deity that wishes to return to her home in the north, the two begin a journey across a European style land in search of adventure an profit.  Despite early indications, the show is not the usual fan service laced magical girlfriend show.  The show at time really is about barter economics, but the two main characters have a great dialogue between then, and at times the show feels like a 2 man play.   Both characters are smartly written, with Lawrence in particular not being the usual "anime guy" that sits and blathers all the time.  Both characters are quite smart and independent when they need to be, while not overly relying on each other.

Gankutsuou.  It's the Count of Monte Cristo set in the far off future!  Despite that, it is probably one of the most faithful adaptations the classic novel has ever had put to media.  While taking some liberties, the show keeps the books themes of how revenge will destroy you in the process.  The show also features a very unique art style that sets it far apart from other anime.

Gurren Lagann:  If you want action, this is the show for you.  From the studio that brought you Neon Genesis Evangelion comes a show that is nothing like it.  The show is instead almost a tribute piece to what the Big Giant Robot genre was before Evangelion made "mind games" the word of the day for the Genre.  The show continuously ratchets up the action with each episode with a very enjoyable cast of characters. 
I'll tell you I haven't watched anime very much until a couple months ago, it was JesuOtaku from TGWTG who re-kindled my latent
interest in Anime. She did a LONG ass video about the top 20 villains in Anime. it was 90 damn minutes long. She is so damn cute
though and (obviously) an Otaku. Let's face it, I am a sucker for hot young 20-something chicks who are heavily into anime. But I
would love it if I could find me a Meganekko. ;)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 05, 2011, 02:26:49 PM
I picked up season 1 of I Dream of Jeannie from the library.  Wow, this is terrible.  I just decided to leave it on while I do house work, but it really wasn't worth even looking at.
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Post by: Russell on September 05, 2011, 02:34:34 PM
I picked up season 1 of I Dream of Jeannie from the library.  Wow, this is terrible.  I just decided to leave it on while I do house work, but it really wasn't worth even looking at.
Yeah, unfortunately some series don't age very well at all.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 06, 2011, 04:59:33 AM
I picked up season 1 of I Dream of Jeannie from the library.  Wow, this is terrible.  I just decided to leave it on while I do house work, but it really wasn't worth even looking at.
Yeah, unfortunately some series don't age very well at all.

To me Get Smart aged very well. I watched it again a few years ago when I got it on DVD. I laughed my ass off. Good clean jokes that are really funny.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 06, 2011, 05:02:42 AM
I picked up season 1 of I Dream of Jeannie from the library.  Wow, this is terrible.  I just decided to leave it on while I do house work, but it really wasn't worth even looking at.
Yeah, unfortunately some series don't age very well at all.

To me Get Smart aged very well. I watched it again a few years ago when I got it on DVD. I laughed my ass off. Good clean jokes that are really funny.

Yeah Get Smart is one of the all time classics.
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Post by: Russell on September 06, 2011, 03:53:51 PM
To me Get Smart aged very well. I watched it again a few years ago when I got it on DVD. I laughed my ass off. Good clean jokes that are really funny.
I don't know about Get Smart, I can only take a joke with the punchline "I asked you not to
tell me that" so many times.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 06, 2011, 04:18:24 PM
60s Batman still holds up.  Well, most of it, anyway.
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Post by: nakedmoses on September 06, 2011, 04:29:37 PM
All 5 Shogun Assassin movies this weekend. "The eyes of someone who has been through Hell; Daigaro we have came to the crossroads of Hell."
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Post by: Russell on September 06, 2011, 10:18:51 PM
60s Batman still holds up.  Well, most of it, anyway.
Yeah, it's still pretty funny. 
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Post by: Sideswipe on September 06, 2011, 10:27:32 PM
Watching Columbo at the moment!  R.I.P. Peter Falk!
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Post by: stansimpson on September 07, 2011, 09:26:30 AM
Finished "Louie" Season 1 yesterday and I'm about half-way through Season 2.  Just watched the Dane Cook episode. I remember a while ago a blurb about how their feud was briefly mentioned during an ep. Nope... it was the crux of the ep. So uncomfortable, and still, somehow, funny. I've never seen a tv show that made me so sad at times and still be gut-bustingly hilarious at others... often in the same episodes. Can anyone point me to an article of either C.K. or Cook discussing that ep?
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Post by: Russell on September 07, 2011, 04:44:44 PM
Watching Columbo at the moment!  R.I.P. Peter Falk!
Can you blame him for dying? I mean he was married to Captain Janeway for Christ's sake.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 07, 2011, 04:48:31 PM
Watching Columbo at the moment!  R.I.P. Peter Falk!
Can you blame him for dying? I mean he was married to Captain Janeway for Christ's sake.

Janeway was hot. 
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 07, 2011, 04:53:12 PM
Watching Columbo at the moment!  R.I.P. Peter Falk!
Can you blame him for dying? I mean he was married to Captain Janeway for Christ's sake.

Janeway was hot. 

Hell yeah she was...

http://www.youtube.com/v/sZLcIpbOHIU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
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Post by: Sideswipe on September 07, 2011, 04:55:08 PM
GAH!
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Post by: Russell on September 07, 2011, 04:58:09 PM
Watching Columbo at the moment!  R.I.P. Peter Falk!
Can you blame him for dying? I mean he was married to Captain Janeway for Christ's sake.
Janeway was hot. 
Hell yeah she was...
http://www.youtube.com/v/sZLcIpbOHIU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
So you're saying Michael J Nelson in drag is hot?
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 07, 2011, 05:03:56 PM
Watching Columbo at the moment!  R.I.P. Peter Falk!
Can you blame him for dying? I mean he was married to Captain Janeway for Christ's sake.
Janeway was hot. 
Hell yeah she was...
http://www.youtube.com/v/sZLcIpbOHIU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
So you're saying Michael J Nelson in drag is hot?

Yes Gunflyer. That is exactly what I am saying.
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Post by: Russell on September 07, 2011, 05:10:15 PM
Yes Gunflyer. That is exactly what I am saying.
Okay, as long as you're not saying Kate Mulgrew was hot :D
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Post by: Sideswipe on September 07, 2011, 05:51:53 PM
so you wouldn't let her purge your impulse manifold
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Post by: Russell on September 07, 2011, 07:28:41 PM
so you wouldn't let her purge your impulse manifold
Not if she was the last woman on Earth.
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Post by: stansimpson on September 18, 2011, 10:59:11 PM
Started watching "I Shouldn't Be Alive" again.  It is more terrifying, horrific, and intense than any "Saw" or "Hostel" torture-porn.  You hafta squirm in your seat when they talk about the excruciating pain the people go through.

Ep I just watched had a guy get hit by an avalanche and has to literally crawl through 8 miles of snow covered wilderness (in January) with a broken leg shoved into his shattered pelvis... and if he falls asleep just once, he could very well die.  At one point, he actually crosses a river which was, of course, "as cold as it could be without freezing over".  And the best part is that all the stories are true, told by the people who survived it, and each episode will restore your faith in how possible it is to go through things so horrible you can't even imagine.  Like I said, more excruciating than torture-porn, just as horrific, and a happy ending!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 19, 2011, 06:43:43 PM
Finished Undeclared.  Not bad, but a bit disappointing.  Just couldn't get into it.  I really wish they spent more time with Eric and Hal.  He's the shows most interesting character and most of the other characters are kind of unlikable.  Eric, despite being a dumb jock seemed to have the most interesting arc and a sympathetic element that even the main character can't deny when they first met and I was interested in seeing Hal through his post-divorce mid-life crisis.  Still, over all I didn't care for it all that much.  Still looking forward to  Freaks & Geeks though.
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Post by: MSTJedi on September 21, 2011, 07:27:16 PM
Been watching Burn Notice. I'm up to the 2nd episode of the 3rd season. Really liking it. The on-again/off-again romance is a little frustrating at times, but the resulting quips are usually good.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 21, 2011, 07:40:08 PM
Been watching Burn Notice. I'm up to the 2nd episode of the 3rd season. Really liking it. The on-again/off-again romance is a little frustrating at times, but the resulting quips are usually good.

"Who the heck watches Burn Notice?!? HARRIS WATCHES BURN NOTICE!!!"
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Post by: stansimpson on September 21, 2011, 08:01:22 PM
Been watching Burn Notice. I'm up to the 2nd episode of the 3rd season. Really liking it. The on-again/off-again romance is a little frustrating at times, but the resulting quips are usually good.

"Who the heck watches Burn Notice?!? HARRIS WATCHES BURN NOTICE!!!"
:D :D  :clap:

Also... don't forget to watch the new game show What Is 'Burn Notice'? (http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/burn-notice-game-show/1199695/).
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 21, 2011, 10:58:11 PM
Been watching Burn Notice. I'm up to the 2nd episode of the 3rd season. Really liking it. The on-again/off-again romance is a little frustrating at times, but the resulting quips are usually good.

"Who the heck watches Burn Notice?!? HARRIS WATCHES BURN NOTICE!!!"
:D :D  :clap:

Also... don't forget to watch the new game show What Is 'Burn Notice'? (http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/burn-notice-game-show/1199695/).

I'm so glad somebody got that!  :)

And thanks for the SNL clip; haven't seen that. I gave up watching it a long time ago and the only time I see it is through clips. They still produce the occasional gem.
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Post by: Sass on October 04, 2011, 07:22:52 AM
I just started watching Burn Notice as well. It seems a little Canadian at times and Gabrielle Anwar's Irish accent in the beginning is a joke BUT I shall reserve judgment since I am desperate for something to watch.   :P
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Post by: Doctor Who? on October 04, 2011, 07:44:09 AM
I just started watching Burn Notice as well. It seems a little Canadian at times and Gabrielle Anwar's Irish accent in the beginning is a joke BUT I shall reserve judgment since I am desperate for something to watch.   :P

Yeah she drops that half way through season 1 and things really start to heat up in season 2.  One of the things I like a about Burn Notice is that it is a really smart action show but unlike most shows on TV today I can watch pretty much any episode with the kids in the room knowing the sex and violence will not go too far.  It kind of reminds me of shows from the 80s like The A Team and McGyver. It's one of those shows that if I am in a bad mood I can put an episode in and it always cheers me up.
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Post by: Darth Geek on October 04, 2011, 09:55:08 AM
Watching through the first season of Darkwing Duck. Oh man does this bring me back. And while still childish, it is still entertaining now. I think I've heard that later seasons got even better, too.
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Post by: ScottotD on October 05, 2011, 06:19:26 AM
The Joy of Sets.

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Post by: MSTJedi on October 05, 2011, 11:19:04 PM
They finally have Deep Space 9 on Netflix streaming, so I've watched the first few episodes. Always liked the show, but never really knew what the hell was going on because I never caught the episodes in order. Hopefully they won't pull the show from streaming any time soon and I'll be able to watch them all.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 06, 2011, 09:51:53 AM
They finally have Deep Space 9 on Netflix streaming, so I've watched the first few episodes. Always liked the show, but never really knew what the hell was going on because I never caught the episodes in order. Hopefully they won't pull the show from streaming any time soon and I'll be able to watch them all.

I think it's a 2 or 3 year deal.
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Post by: MSTJedi on October 06, 2011, 10:51:54 AM
They finally have Deep Space 9 on Netflix streaming, so I've watched the first few episodes. Always liked the show, but never really knew what the hell was going on because I never caught the episodes in order. Hopefully they won't pull the show from streaming any time soon and I'll be able to watch them all.

I think it's a 2 or 3 year deal.

Good. That should give me plenty of time.
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Post by: Russell on October 06, 2011, 06:43:12 PM
They finally have Deep Space 9 on Netflix streaming, so I've watched the first few episodes. Always liked the show, but never really knew what the hell was going on because I never caught the episodes in order. Hopefully they won't pull the show from streaming any time soon and I'll be able to watch them all.
To reiterate what Imrahil said, Season 3 is where DS9 began to have one hell of a compelling
and memorable story arc. The Search parts 1 and 2 are just a taste of what is to come over the
next five seasons... if you've never seen the whole show, you'll really enjoy yourself.

Ironically, DS9's final scene very much mirrored many of the aspects of the ending of my favorite
film, The Empire strikes Back... it's pretty amazing.
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Post by: Sideswipe on October 06, 2011, 06:48:52 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Russell on October 06, 2011, 06:50:44 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Very good though Sideswipe,
even I wasn't thinking about it from that angle.
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Post by: Sideswipe on October 06, 2011, 07:08:02 PM
you have me intriuged, Gunflyer.  go here

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=22843.0
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 12, 2011, 01:11:08 PM
Watched the first couple episodes of Ripping Yarns.  If you haven't seen it, it's a post-Monty Python series featuring Michael Palin and Terry Jones as they spoof the kinds of adventure stories they read in their youth.  Very funny stuff.
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Post by: shodan on October 12, 2011, 02:38:36 PM
smoking gun presents Worlds dumbest criminals.
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Post by: Darth Geek on October 12, 2011, 07:53:54 PM
Watched the first couple episodes of Ripping Yarns.  If you haven't seen it, it's a post-Monty Python series featuring Michael Palin and Terry Jones as they spoof the kinds of adventure stories they read in their youth.  Very funny stuff.
Sounds interesting. Is it on Netflix?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 14, 2011, 12:09:38 PM
Canadian netflix, although it looks as though it's missing  or the original 9 episodes.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on October 17, 2011, 06:32:26 PM
Been watching the first season of Adventure Time. I really am starting to love this show. In the middle of the season, it shifted from quirky fun to hilarious gloriousness. I'm glad there's a show like this for kids to watch and I hope it continues to be awesome for many years.

I also hope Cartoon Network gets their heads out their asses and release season DVD sets instead of this "select episodes" crap they've pulled for decades.
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Post by: Sideswipe on October 17, 2011, 08:48:59 PM
watching Fraiser, on Netflix.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on October 21, 2011, 03:27:17 PM
One thing I think is really great about Adventure Time is the implied post-apocalyptic setting. They never bring it up (at least so far), but there are remnants of our civilization, bombshells, and the like buried in the land of Oo. They even find some modern businessmen frozen in a glacier.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on October 21, 2011, 03:49:43 PM
Been watching SeaQuest DSV... Also Law & Order and SNL (the first season, which I have on DVD but am watching streaming for some reason)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 24, 2011, 03:20:40 PM
One thing I think is really great about Adventure Time is the implied post-apocalyptic setting. They never bring it up (at least so far), but there are remnants of our civilization, bombshells, and the like buried in the land of Oo. They even find some modern businessmen frozen in a glacier.

They do make very vague reference to "the Great Muchroom Wars" in a couple points and one of the more recent episodes implies that a Young Marceline was around shortly after a big war.  Still, I like that they don't go into detail.  I like to think of it as a more-fun version of Kamandi.

(http://g.courtial.free.fr/Kamandi_wallpaper_fond_d_ecran.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6DTj9VwvSB0/TBH8ieTdeCI/AAAAAAAAAWU/GTlJgkzqLwQ/s640/kamandi+killer+whale.jpg)

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_3930/subcat_6315/KAMANDI21-09C.JPG)
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Post by: shodan on October 24, 2011, 08:49:46 PM
Netflix lost 800,000 subscribers after the company split, then reformed.
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Post by: Sideswipe on October 24, 2011, 08:50:53 PM
I would have left too, if there was a better alternative.
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Post by: mrbasehart on October 25, 2011, 12:17:26 PM
Saw Once Upon a Time.  It stars Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin, and its set in a town where all the standard fairytale characters have been trapped there with no knowledge of how they got there or who they were before.  It's not bad, though it's still very early. 
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Post by: MSTJedi on October 28, 2011, 07:20:02 PM
Watched the two-parter Deep Space 9 episode "Past Tense" where Sisko and Bashir find themselves in the middle of a slum riot in 2024. It might have seemed a little distopian in1993 when it first aired, but now in 2011 in the middle of serious economic problems, it seems a lot more likely for the rich and powerful to actually herd all the unemployed, criminal, and mentally ill into walled off, free-for-all slums to be forgotten.
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Post by: shodan on October 28, 2011, 07:21:09 PM
Watched the two-parter Deep Space 9 episode "Past Tense" where Sisko and Bashir find themselves in the middle of a slum riot in 2024. It might have seemed a little distopian in1993 when it first aired, but now in 2011 in the middle of serious economic problems, it seems a lot more likely for the rich and powerful to actually herd all the unemployed, criminal, and mentally ill into walled off, free-for-all slums to be forgotten.
you mean NJ?
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Post by: shodan on October 28, 2011, 09:32:54 PM
And they actually tried to make an entire series out of that premise.
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Post by: MSTJedi on October 28, 2011, 11:29:42 PM
Man I hated that episode. It's one of those TV cliches--seems like EVERY series has a "trapped inside a bank as a hostage" episode. 

Yeah, the whole hostage situation was damn cliche of them, but as I said, the reasoning behind it hit a little too close to home.
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Post by: Russell on October 29, 2011, 01:37:00 PM
I just got the Brak show volume 2 for an excellent price on Amazon... that was a great show.
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Post by: spaceforarent on October 29, 2011, 01:55:42 PM
I just got the Brak show volume 2 for an excellent price on Amazon... that was a great show.
I haven't watched much of it, but based on what I have seen, I agree.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on October 29, 2011, 02:31:01 PM
I was immensely disappointed with the second season of Brak and sold it. It's really different and more about Dad than Brak.
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Post by: Russell on October 29, 2011, 03:05:29 PM
I was immensely disappointed with the second season of Brak and sold it. It's really different and more about Dad than Brak.
But i like Dad, he's my favorite character aside from Brak. :) Besides he's part of the reason that show works so well IMO.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on October 29, 2011, 03:32:56 PM
I was immensely disappointed with the second season of Brak and sold it. It's really different and more about Dad than Brak.
But i like Dad, he's my favorite character aside from Brak. :) Besides he's part of the reason that show works so well IMO.

I like Dad as well, but I just didn't think the second season was funny.
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Post by: Russell on October 29, 2011, 03:55:53 PM
I was immensely disappointed with the second season of Brak and sold it. It's really different and more about Dad than Brak.
But i like Dad, he's my favorite character aside from Brak. :) Besides he's part of the reason that show works so well IMO.
I like Dad as well, but I just didn't think the second season was funny.
Hmmm... curious, I liked it a lot. :(
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Post by: Darth Geek on October 29, 2011, 07:31:28 PM
Just finished watching the fourth season of Robot Chicken. Really good as usual. I did notice something, though. I've seen Season, 1, 2 and 4. Of all the miriad of pop culture things they cover, I have not seen a single use or reference to Mystery Science Theater 3000. It seems like they would definitely be fans. Has their been a sketch using them in any way that I just haven't seen yet?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 29, 2011, 10:41:31 PM
Started re-watching Farscape on Netflix, I got into it late and never saw the beginning, and never in order.
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Post by: MSTJedi on October 30, 2011, 08:24:34 AM
Started re-watching Farscape on Netflix, I got into it late and never saw the beginning, and never in order.

I did that a while back myself. Very good show, but man, does it take some weird turns.
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 09, 2011, 04:17:42 PM
Took me about half a year but I finished season one of Venture Bros. Still don't see why everyone tells me I'd love it. Maybe it gets better in season 2?

Will admit, did love the Space Oddity scene. I have a soft spot for "song lyrics as dialogue" jokes.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on November 09, 2011, 04:36:22 PM
Finished SeaQuest....  Been watching Law and Order as I fall asleep lately.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 09, 2011, 04:51:54 PM
Took me about half a year but I finished season one of Venture Bros. Still don't see why everyone tells me I'd love it. Maybe it gets better in season 2?

Will admit, did love the Space Oddity scene. I have a soft spot for "song lyrics as dialogue" jokes.

I loved the hell out of that show from the very first scene of the very first episode. "Careers in Science", "The Incredible Mr. Brisby", "Tag Sale – You're It!", "Past Tense", "The Trial of the Monarch" are the highlights for me. Between the music and the visuals, this show just has such a cool atmosphere.

Season two is a little different and a bit more epic. I actually prefer season one.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on November 09, 2011, 05:19:36 PM
Took me about half a year but I finished season one of Venture Bros. Still don't see why everyone tells me I'd love it. Maybe it gets better in season 2?

Will admit, did love the Space Oddity scene. I have a soft spot for "song lyrics as dialogue" jokes.

I loved the hell out of that show from the very first scene of the very first episode. "Careers in Science", "The Incredible Mr. Brisby", "Tag Sale – You're It!", "Past Tense", "The Trial of the Monarch" are the highlights for me. Between the music and the visuals, this show just has such a cool atmosphere.

Season two is a little different and a bit more epic. I actually prefer season one.

Personally, I preferred Frisky Dingo over basically anything the Venture Bros ever did.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 09, 2011, 05:25:58 PM
Took me about half a year but I finished season one of Venture Bros. Still don't see why everyone tells me I'd love it. Maybe it gets better in season 2?

Will admit, did love the Space Oddity scene. I have a soft spot for "song lyrics as dialogue" jokes.

I loved the hell out of that show from the very first scene of the very first episode. "Careers in Science", "The Incredible Mr. Brisby", "Tag Sale – You're It!", "Past Tense", "The Trial of the Monarch" are the highlights for me. Between the music and the visuals, this show just has such a cool atmosphere.

Season two is a little different and a bit more epic. I actually prefer season one.

Personally, I preferred Frisky Dingo over basically anything the Venture Bros ever did.

I love Frisky Dingo. Pretty much anything Adam Reed and Matt Thompson touch turns to gold.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 15, 2011, 09:11:49 PM
Started re-watching Farscape on Netflix, I got into it late and never saw the beginning, and never in order.

I did that a while back myself. Very good show, but man, does it take some weird turns.

Tell me about it, I'm now about half way into season 3 and no wonder I used to be totally confused when I would try to catch the show once in a while, if you didn't see every episode there's no way you could follow what was going on with all the different versions of Crichton and Scorpious running around....
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 22, 2011, 07:02:59 PM
Alright, I've put it off long enough: going to start watching Firefly tonight. Let's see if it meets expectations.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 22, 2011, 08:56:35 PM
Alright, I've put it off long enough: going to start watching Firefly tonight. Let's see if it meets expectations.

Watch a few before making up your mind, I was kind of ambivalent about the first one or two but it grew on me a lot after that.

I'm almost half way through season 4 of farscape, seems to be getting back to normal now, from mid season 3 to the beginning of season 4 it had some really bad episodes.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on November 22, 2011, 10:14:56 PM
Based on the frequent recommendations on this forum, I've been watching through American Dad. It is much better than Family Guy. At the beginning, I felt like it had promise but wasn't really there yet. As I get into the last two seasons, it's starting to become quite funny.
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Post by: shodan on November 22, 2011, 11:03:43 PM
looks like we have another browncoat in the making.
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Post by: Tripe on November 23, 2011, 05:11:49 AM
Based on the frequent recommendations on this forum, I've been watching through American Dad. It is much better than Family Guy. At the beginning, I felt like it had promise but wasn't really there yet. As I get into the last two seasons, it's starting to become quite funny.
Seriously, it's the best of the three shows, and it's an actual sitcom rather than a sketch show with a rudimentary narrative frame.
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 23, 2011, 08:59:49 AM
Based on the frequent recommendations on this forum, I've been watching through American Dad. It is much better than Family Guy. At the beginning, I felt like it had promise but wasn't really there yet. As I get into the last two seasons, it's starting to become quite funny.
Seriously, it's the best of the three shows, and it's an actual sitcom rather than a sketch show with a rudimentary narrative frame.
That isn't really saying much now is it?  :P
I still need to catch up on the last few episodes. The last one I saw was the hurricane one.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 23, 2011, 09:02:13 AM
Based on the frequent recommendations on this forum, I've been watching through American Dad. It is much better than Family Guy. At the beginning, I felt like it had promise but wasn't really there yet. As I get into the last two seasons, it's starting to become quite funny.
Seriously, it's the best of the three shows, and it's an actual sitcom rather than a sketch show with a rudimentary narrative frame.
That isn't really saying much now is it?  :P
I still need to catch up on the last few episodes. The last one I saw was the hurricane one.

I think the quality has been down for the most part this season.
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Post by: stansimpson on December 07, 2011, 10:10:41 PM
Just watched my favorite episode of "X-Files" again ("Monday" aka the Groundhog Day episode). Sure there are PLENTY of better ones, but I'm an absolute sucker for time travel stories. I love how the 6th and 7th seasons put aside their alien conspiracies and monster-of-the-week eps in order to do episodes that would fit very comfortably with The Twilight Zone. Most fans prob thought it wasn't taking itself seriously enough, but for me, those seasons are my absolute favorite.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2011, 03:10:14 PM
Some Firefly on Netflix.  Still great fun.  Plus any episodes that deals with Jayne is a good one.  He's the Tuco of the space western.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on December 26, 2011, 07:51:11 PM
Finally watched all of Home Movies.... Now I crave Dr Katz.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 26, 2011, 08:03:40 PM
Tried Archer. Made it about 8 minutes into the first episode before bailing.

Sorry to hear you didn't care for Archer, Im. Although, I'm not really surprised. I seem to remember you disliking The Venture Bros. as well, which is kind of in that same off-the-wall spy/villain/adventure genre.

Finally watched all of Home Movies.... Now I crave Dr. Katz.

Dr. Katz is my all-time favorite animated show, and Home Movies is easily in my top-ten. I can never get enough of Jon Benjamin's voice. I think when all is said and done, he'll be mentioned among some of the all-time greats.
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Post by: shodan on December 26, 2011, 08:10:16 PM
you see all those are a mix for me, couldnt get through archer or home movies but i love venture brothers. didnt like Frisky dingo though either.
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Post by: Rick (of Ralph and) on December 26, 2011, 08:56:07 PM
Really, you'd go as far as "excellent" for Black Books?
It's loud and crude and often violent, but I'm 2/3rds through the series and laughing my ass off. My favorite episode so far has Bernard and Manny trying to write a children's book. It reminds me of some of Ralph and my attempts to collaborate (except neither one of is a truly horrible person -- by comparison).
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on December 27, 2011, 02:55:46 PM
I think you're all idiots.
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 27, 2011, 03:50:33 PM
I marathoned Homeland just before Christmas.  A really good show with a great cast.  The last episode was horribly, horribly tense.
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Post by: Rick (of Ralph and) on December 27, 2011, 09:15:52 PM
I like it, but IT crowd blows it out of the water, for me.
I liked the episodes of that I saw, but my Netflix access was interrupted before it built up any momentum. I think I'll give it another go.
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Post by: monstermoviefanchicknj on December 28, 2011, 06:40:13 AM
I just tried watching "Terra Nova" by downloading it off YouTube.  The pilot sat on my head and crushed it.  I tried to give it another chance with Episode 2 but I can't get past the blurry CGI (I actually thought there was something wrong with my eyes for a minute during one scene with the speeding Jeep), stupid story lines, and where in Europe is that woman's (the mom) accent from??????

I just can't get into a show that has implied monsters.  Either show it or don't bother.  I'm going back to Primeval.  And I'll watch until next summer for "Falling Skies."  I L-O-V-E that show.
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on December 28, 2011, 07:04:41 AM
Just finished watching "EXTRAS".
I didn't think it was nearly as good as The Office but, for Ricky Gervais fans, it's still pretty good.  I love the British "I'm feeling very uncomfortable" style of humor.  Ricky makes me squirm better than anybody.
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Post by: spaceforarent on December 29, 2011, 09:42:53 AM
Tried Archer. Made it about 8 minutes into the first episode before bailing.

Sorry to hear you didn't care for Archer, Im. Although, I'm not really surprised. I seem to remember you disliking The Venture Bros. as well, which is kind of in that same off-the-wall spy/villain/adventure genre.


It just wasn't funny to me or to my wife, so I saw no real reason to continue.  I gave Venture Brothers like 4 episodes before quitting that one.  I also hated Home Movies, which another friend liked, so maybe it's just H. Jon Benjamin.
Well at least you gave it a shot. And that first 8 minutes is a pretty good indication of whether or not you'll like the show.

I'm still trying to see why everyone thinks I'd like Venture Brothers. I'm a few episodes into season 3, and while there are some things I enjoy in it I still wouldn't call myself a fan. I do like those two henchmen, but pretty soon one of them is supposed to die, and even though I was assured it gets better after that I just don't see how that can be. And even though it's a joke that's been run into the ground since the very beginning I still find Dr. Girlfriend's voice funny. That's not all I like about the show, but I don't really feel like getting into a whole discussion about what I like/dislike from the show. Do'nt know if I'll even continue after season 3 since I don't have 4 readily available.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 30, 2011, 09:32:08 AM
I like it, but IT crowd blows it out of the water, for me.

Was very sad to hear the news that IT Crowd won't be coming back.
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Post by: TeamRAD on December 31, 2011, 04:03:44 PM
I marathoned Homeland just before Christmas.  A really good show with a great cast.  The last episode was horribly, horribly tense.

Outstanding finale to an equally outstanding first season.

I'm eager to see what avenues they steer Carrie into the second season. She's destroyed on a Buffy level, and probably even more so. So sad.

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Post by: Sun-Wukong on December 31, 2011, 07:57:35 PM
Last month I sat down and actually watched Transformers: Beast Wars for the first time and loved every minute of it. I also kind of regret watching "Transmutate" right after "Code of Hero" in a marathon session because that much sadness made me want to commit suicide. In short, I regret not making it part of my childhood, as I can only imagine I would appreciate it much more if I had.

Since then I've been watching Beast Machines off and on; I just don't have the endurance to marathon it. That's not to say I don't like it, just that it's a very different kind of show. My experience with the majority of Beast Wars episodes was very self-contained and I could move on to the next quite easily, but I want to sit and contemplate after every few episodes Beast Machines or I just won't enjoy the next; not to mention most episodes have downer endings. Has anyone else shared my experience?
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 01, 2012, 08:36:49 PM
Thanks to my friend Jack, I watched the first few episodes of Big Bang Theory. I really liked it. I've been recommended this before, and I am glad I finally did see this. He even let me borrow the first three seasons, so I will be going through it all in the next month.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on January 02, 2012, 07:48:29 PM
Just finished S2 of Archer, I'm really digging that show and looking forward to the new season starting in a few weeks.

Thinking about going back and getting cheap used copies of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"... I watched it off and on over the first couple seasons and then just lost track of it.
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Post by: Artie on January 03, 2012, 07:14:37 PM
I recorded the pilot of "Working It" because of I wanted to see if it was as bad all the critics said it was.

It's bad.    It's not comedy. not anti-comedy,  it is a black hole in which all humor and common sense is pulled in and destroyed.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on January 14, 2012, 10:36:56 AM
After not seeing it for years I just finished the first four episodes of Robin of Sherwood.  I had forgotten how good this show was.  It puts the most recent film and Tv versions to shame.  It gritty,fun,exciting,and well acted all at the same time.  Why couldn't the latest TV version pull off something this good?
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 14, 2012, 05:27:09 PM
After not seeing it for years I just finished the first four episodes of Robin of Sherwood.  I had forgotten how good this show was.  It puts the most recent film and Tv versions to shame.  It gritty,fun,exciting,and well acted all at the same time.  Why couldn't the latest TV version pull off something this good?

Not a patch on Maid Marion and her Merry Men.  (I think besides me, only Tripe would have seen that show)
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 14, 2012, 05:51:11 PM
I just finshed Season Three of Big Bang Theory. Really liking this show and have been ripping through all three seasons that my friend lent me.
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Post by: Russell on January 14, 2012, 05:52:50 PM
He's all over the place! 900 feet up to 1300 feet?! What an asshole!
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on January 14, 2012, 05:57:28 PM
After not seeing it for years I just finished the first four episodes of Robin of Sherwood.  I had forgotten how good this show was.  It puts the most recent film and Tv versions to shame.  It gritty,fun,exciting,and well acted all at the same time.  Why couldn't the latest TV version pull off something this good?

Not a patch on Maid Marion and her Merry Men.  (I think besides me, only Tripe would have seen that show)

I have never even heard of that show. I will see if I can get a hold of it after I finish Robin of Sherwood.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 14, 2012, 06:00:55 PM
After not seeing it for years I just finished the first four episodes of Robin of Sherwood.  I had forgotten how good this show was.  It puts the most recent film and Tv versions to shame.  It gritty,fun,exciting,and well acted all at the same time.  Why couldn't the latest TV version pull off something this good?

Not a patch on Maid Marion and her Merry Men.  (I think besides me, only Tripe would have seen that show)

I have never even heard of that show. I will see if I can get a hold of it after I finish Robin of Sherwood.

It was silly kids' show from the late 80s.  I don't actually remember if it's any good or not, though I do remember Tony Robinson (Blackadder's Baldrick) having great fun as the Sheriff of Nottingham, while Maid Marian was one of the first women to make my "tummy feel funny."
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Post by: Tripe on January 14, 2012, 06:17:52 PM
It is fecking awesome. And I might occasionally sing the theme song in the shower.

Marian never really did much for me, she reminded mw too much of a classmate who once streaked at a snooker match.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 18, 2012, 05:13:38 PM
So how do you make New Girl, an already pretty good show, better? Put Lizzy Caplan in it of course!
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 18, 2012, 05:23:11 PM
So how do you make New Girl, an already pretty good show, better? Put Lizzy Caplan in it of course!

I haven't watched that yet. I'm not really a fan of bush baby lady, but maybe I should give it a shot. I've heard decent things about it. And Lizzy Caplan is awesome. Loved her in Party Down and I was still watching True Blood when she had her arc. And it was some arc, lemme tell ya'! YOWZA!!!

Is she gonna be a regular on the show?
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on January 18, 2012, 08:15:27 PM
She's a girlfriend / love interest of one of the primary characters... which screams "three story arc and done"... but either way, it's a show that's probably worth watching anyways. Not every episode has been an absolute winner, but I came into it with no expectations and have enjoyed it for the most part.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 18, 2012, 09:55:56 PM
Several people at work have been talking about Downton Abbey, so Monday since I woke up with a very sore back and was lying around all day I figured what the hell it's on Netflix I'll check out one or two episodes.

As of tonight I've now seen all of season one and the first three of season two.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on January 20, 2012, 07:21:31 AM
I have been watching some Tara King era episodes of The Avengers and you know what?  I don't think she is a as bad as everyone says.  I don't think the writing is quite as sharp as it was in the Emma Peel era but I don't think she is the problem.  When the writing is in good form she and Steed make a good team and the show is still a lot of fun to watch.  Overall I would say her only real crime is that she is not Emma Peel and anyone who came after her was going to be seen as a step down.
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Post by: Artie on January 20, 2012, 09:30:32 PM
Subscribed to Hulu+ for a month so I could watch the entire run of Picket Fences.  Mostly through Season 1, still a great show.  Looking forward to crazier stories of the later seasons.

This really happened:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: lassieface on January 22, 2012, 12:14:51 PM
My brother and I dived into Parks and Recreation and we absolutely love it. I'm crushing on Aubrey Plaza so bad.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 22, 2012, 12:38:58 PM
My brother and I dived into Parks and Recreation and we absolutely love it. I'm crushing on Aubrey Plaza so bad.

It's fantastic. And yes, Aubrey Plaza has a distinct brooding appeal.

Where are you in the series? I really liked the show from the very beginning, but I think season three is when it really hit its stride.
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Post by: lassieface on January 22, 2012, 06:13:08 PM
Where are you in the series? I really liked the show from the very beginning, but I think season three is when it really hit its stride.

On the finale of season two when Adam Scott and Rob Lowe join the cast.
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Post by: Tripe on January 22, 2012, 06:51:25 PM
So just finished episode three of the fifth season of Doc Martin, I love Ruth.
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on January 22, 2012, 08:00:11 PM
Dug out my copy of "Not just the best of the Larry Sanders Show".  It's dated of course but I still find it hilarious.  When will they make the entire series available on DVD?
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Post by: Artie on January 22, 2012, 08:44:54 PM
Dug out my copy of "Not just the best of the Larry Sanders Show".  It's dated of course but I still find it hilarious.  When will they make the entire series available on DVD?

http://www.amazon.com/Larry-Sanders-Show-Complete/dp/B003NHMYJW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327293857&sr=8-1

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uHwOMpdyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on January 23, 2012, 05:52:11 AM
Dug out my copy of "Not just the best of the Larry Sanders Show".  It's dated of course but I still find it hilarious.  When will they make the entire series available on DVD?

http://www.amazon.com/Larry-Sanders-Show-Complete/dp/B003NHMYJW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327293857&sr=8-1

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uHwOMpdyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

YaY-yay, and YAY!  When did this happen?  Ordering NOW!
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Post by: Artie on January 23, 2012, 07:40:43 PM
Dug out my copy of "Not just the best of the Larry Sanders Show".  It's dated of course but I still find it hilarious.  When will they make the entire series available on DVD?

http://www.amazon.com/Larry-Sanders-Show-Complete/dp/B003NHMYJW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327293857&sr=8-1

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uHwOMpdyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

YaY-yay, and YAY!  When did this happen?  Ordering NOW!

November 2, 2010 According to Amazon
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on January 24, 2012, 07:30:37 AM
I guess I just got tired of looking for it and gave up.  Anyway, I've ordered it and now have to check out some other shows that I thought were unavailable.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 25, 2012, 03:03:02 PM
Saw the first two episodes of Alcatraz, the new show by JJ Abrams.  It seems fairly standard and with some potential but the leading lady is very pretty.
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 27, 2012, 05:50:51 AM
Just finished going through Season 4 of Big Bang Theory on DVD. Still loving it. Now I may have to actually watch it on regular television now  :(
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on January 27, 2012, 06:26:47 AM
Got my The Larry Sanders Show DVD's and have been burning through them.  BTW, anyone else watch sitcoms in a small window on their desktop while doing other work?  Anyway I love that show, but I am shocked at how many people who had cameos that are now dead!  Wow, sometimes I forget how long ago the '90's were.
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Post by: Tripe on January 27, 2012, 06:29:04 AM
BTW, anyone else watch sitcoms in a small window on their desktop while doing other work?
Well shows yes, don't really watch too many sitcoms.
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on January 27, 2012, 06:31:36 AM
BTW, anyone else watch sitcoms in a small window on their desktop while doing other work?
Well shows yes, don't really watch too many sitcoms.

Well, yes, I meant shows.  Sitcoms came to mind as, well, ya know.................
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 27, 2012, 10:15:20 AM
BTW, anyone else watch sitcoms in a small window on their desktop while doing other work?
Well shows yes, don't really watch too many sitcoms.

It's the way I watch most things.  I consider it a pretty good show/movie if I actually pay more attention to that than whatever else I'm doing.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 28, 2012, 01:54:50 PM
I marathoned the first ten episodes of New Girl and I feel like kind of a heel for not giving it a chance right off the bat when it debuted. I just really don't care for Zooey Deschanel much and that was the sole reason I didn't give it a chance. But, after hearing good things, I decided to take the plunge. Her character does annoy me to a certain extent, but the overall quality of the show outweighs that minor distraction. I find this show to smart, funny, honest, and well crafted. It's one of those shows you watch where you can tell that there's a lot of care and consideration given to all facets of production. It's a quality show, and stands above the majority of sitcoms on the air.

I was bummed that Damon Wayons Jr. had to bail, but I watch Happy Endings as well so it's not really a loss. I guess the ratings are pretty steady, and the premiere was FOX's highest-rated Fall debut for a scripted show in a decade. Deschanel is clearly a big draw. I'm definitely on board with this one.
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 29, 2012, 03:27:47 PM
I watched the Big bang Theory episode The Recombination Hypothesis and Sheldon said Zachary Quinto could "Live long and suck it!". I hope that is an intentional quote of the Bum Reviews episode reviewing Star Trek 2009.  That would be THE GREATEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 29, 2012, 03:37:54 PM
I watched some show about a dude and a chick. It was alright, I guess.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 29, 2012, 03:41:32 PM
I watched some show about a dude and a chick. It was alright, I guess.

That's Castle and it's the greatest show on TV YOU HEATHEN!

I'm still watching Person of Interest.  I still think it's pretty good.

Has anybody stayed current with Once Upon a Time? I only watched 3 episodes and they're piling up on my computer and I'm not sure if I want to continue if it doesn't get better.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 29, 2012, 03:43:13 PM
Watched the last 4 episodes of Monk.  They really did a great job wrapping up that series.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 29, 2012, 03:50:29 PM
Watched the last 4 episodes of Monk.  They really did a great job wrapping up that series.

I gave up on that show.  How did it end?
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 29, 2012, 03:59:20 PM
He becomes a Monk. The end credits play the music to Cadfael.

I was gonna post a picture of the self-immolating monk, but thought it might be in bad taste.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 29, 2012, 04:04:55 PM
He becomes a Monk. The end credits play the music to Cadfael.

I was gonna post a picture of the self-immolating monk, but thought it might be in bad taste.

It might have started a flame war.

Now you're just blowing smoke up my ass.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 29, 2012, 04:06:30 PM
Watched the last 4 episodes of Monk.  They really did a great job wrapping up that series.

I gave up on that show.  How did it end?

I think they tied up all the subplots of the series in the last 3 episodes, or 2 if you count the two part finale as one show.

He was trying to get back on the force, that was resolved in the episode before the finale.
He was looking for the people that killed his wife, that was resolved in the finale.

Both of those have some pretty cool twists and turns.  So, watch them, they are on netflix now, those episodes reminded me more of the better ones in earlier seasons.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 29, 2012, 04:11:47 PM
He becomes a Monk. The end credits play the music to Cadfael.

I was gonna post a picture of the self-immolating monk, but thought it might be in bad taste.

It might have started a flame war.

Now you're just blowing smoke up my ass.

I have no burning desire to do anything to your ass, I'm afraid.

I've seen you checkin' out my ash.
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Post by: Sass on January 30, 2012, 06:09:41 PM
Just finished Sherlock...LOVED it!  Brilliant!
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Post by: MSTJedi on January 31, 2012, 06:44:40 AM
Been watching Bones lately on Netflix. Really enjoying it so far (almost done with the second season). This is another one of those series like Burn Notice that I've never caught on air, but really like once I watch it.

What's funny is that one of my ex-gfs actually went to high school with one of the actors (T.J. Thyne). I remember her talking about it when he was in The Grinch (one of Cindy Lou's brothers) and it took me until halfway through the second season to recognize him. Probably because they started syncing the actors' names with their appearance in the opening credits.
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Post by: Tripe on January 31, 2012, 06:47:30 AM
Been watching Bones lately on Netflix.
Most shaggable cast on TV, no?

Anyway, I just started showing Ann Big Train and she loves it, so that's as I suspected.  :)
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 31, 2012, 10:22:50 AM
Bones is pretty good, but the quality of writing dips so drastically after...season 5? That it became a chore to watch.  And I swear that Emily Deschanel's forehead gets larger every year.  Soon she'll look like Braniac.
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Post by: TeamRAD on February 01, 2012, 04:29:29 PM

Dave's Old Porn.

Fun stuff, especially the episode w/ Kristina Rose. My GOD!

Now it's time to finally take the plunge into Parks & Rec.

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Post by: TeamRAD on February 01, 2012, 06:23:55 PM

Dave's Old Porn.

Fun stuff, especially the episode w/ Kristina Rose. My GOD!

Now it's time to finally take the plunge into Parks & Rec.



I predict you'll love April to death.

Dammit, that isn't Rashida Jones!   :)

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Post by: Tripe on February 02, 2012, 08:44:46 AM
Watched the first episode of Hyperdrive: So far, so good.  :)
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on February 02, 2012, 10:05:45 AM
Went super retro and watched The Avengers 1965-1966 season with my big crush, Emma Peel in black leather.  OMG what ever it is, she had it in spades!
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Post by: Tripe on February 02, 2012, 10:28:37 AM
Kevin Eldon is the standout on it.
 
I find this to be generally true. :)

Rumor is that the woman on it will be the next companion on Doctor Who.
The one that controls the engines?
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Post by: Tripe on February 02, 2012, 10:40:22 AM
Yeah essentially the protocol officer. Delightful, does she get less so?
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Post by: Tripe on February 02, 2012, 10:53:54 AM
No, less delightful, if the show's hit or miss I could see her character getting tiresome, or not depending on the writers.
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Post by: TeamRAD on February 02, 2012, 04:26:24 PM
Watched about 12 minutes of "Portlandia." It's like the unfunny, never-ending skits at the end of an episode of SNL.

Oddly enough, I had a buddy try to sell me on it a couple of weeks ago by showing me some of his favorite moments. It was really awkward, because I didn't even grin once. It's definitely not for me.

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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 02, 2012, 06:09:47 PM
Watched about 12 minutes of "Portlandia." It's like the unfunny, never-ending skits at the end of an episode of SNL.
Oddly enough, I had a buddy try to sell me on it a couple of weeks ago by showing me some of his favorite moments. It was really awkward, because I didn't even grin once. It's definitely not for me.

The Battlestar Galactica one is tolerable, mainly because of the wife of the guy they think is Ron Moore and the segment at the end with Moore playing an unknown actor along with Olmos and Callis.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on February 02, 2012, 06:20:06 PM
I just watched an episode of The Avengers that had Polly from Doctor Who in it,that was a fun little surprise.
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Post by: mrbasehart on February 03, 2012, 04:00:51 AM
Are you talking about Miranda Hart? She's become quite popular over here in the past couple of years. She's in a new mini-series now called Midwives or something and it's meant to be good.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on February 03, 2012, 04:02:03 AM
I just started season 4 of Deep Space Nine.  I have not watched this show in a while.  Way of the Warrior was a good way to start the season my only complaint is that I kind of wish the war between the federation and the Klingons had played out over a longer period of time. There could have been some great episodes in that kind of plot arc.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 03, 2012, 11:19:59 AM
I've been watching Eureka.  Not bad, but they really lost any form of back-story consistency by the middle of the first season.

They sent the main guy through this huge series of checks, signed waivers, eye scan etc just to get him allowed to set foot in the big Global Dynamic building...... but then later, his wife and sister each come to visit and can just wander in and out at will.  And none of what they see even phases them as weird.  "Oh, yeah... there's all this sci-fi stuff happening. Whatever."  ....but it was supposedly all a heavily guarded secret in the beginning.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on February 16, 2012, 10:51:31 AM
I watched through Rocko's Modern Life, which I loved as a kid. It's actually still good and manages for the most part to avoid cliches and episode formula. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it has held up. I was also surprised how lewd it could be at times for a kids show.

I watched through most of Kids in the Hall. It's hit and miss for sure, but there's always at least one sketch in an episode that I really enjoy.

Tried to watch Spaced based on a slew of recommendations, but didn't make it through two episodes. I get what kind of humor they were going for, but it just bored me to death. The two characters have no chemistry and do nothing, making me wonder why I am spending time watching them. The awkwardness never turned funny for me, and the "eccentric" characters living in the building seemed uninspired. Maybe somebody can recommend a particularly good episode?

I just finished The IT Crowd. What the hell is with the six-episode seasons? Is that normal in the UK? Anyway, the first couple seasons were alright, but when season 3 hits it becomes absolutely hilarious. It's pretty sad that the creator decided against a fifth season because I think it was just hitting its stride.  :(

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Post by: mrbasehart on February 16, 2012, 11:04:46 AM
I'd recommend Garth Marenghi's Dark Place as well. 

I've been watching Torchwood, but I'll save that for my Doctor Who thread.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on February 16, 2012, 11:15:43 AM
No chemistry? Really? I'd say that a lot of this show is "if it's your kind of humor, then it is, and if it isn't, it isn't" but I don't know how you can argue that there's no chemistry.

I don't know what to tell you. Keep in mind I only saw an episode and a half, so maybe that relationship evolves...

Quote
Yes, 6-12 episodes is normal for UK/Irish series.  Generally one person is writing the entire series, so that limits the output but vastly increases the quality.  Linehan did a couple of other shows (Black Books and Father Ted) which may interest you (Black Books is on Amazon instant), but they don't come anywhere close to IT Crowd, in my opinion.  Both are rather more specifically tied to the UK (and Ireland, especially) so if you're not that familiar with it, they may throw you. IT Crowd is more US-friendly.

If you're into surrealist humor, I highly, HIGHLY recommend Big Train, which is a sketch comedy show from about 9-10 years ago.  It's the best sort of that thing to come out of Britain since Python.

I'll look into Big Train. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Post by: doggans on February 16, 2012, 03:06:28 PM
Tried to watch Spaced based on a slew of recommendations, but didn't make it through two episodes. I get what kind of humor they were going for, but it just bored me to death. The two characters have no chemistry and do nothing, making me wonder why I am spending time watching them. The awkwardness never turned funny for me, and the "eccentric" characters living in the building seemed uninspired. Maybe somebody can recommend a particularly good episode?

I recommend you keep pushing through at least a little while longer. If you don't find yourself changing your tune by the end of episode four (which is the first episode to heavily feature the great Peter Serafinowicz), you can almost definitely pass on the rest of the series.
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Post by: mrbasehart on February 16, 2012, 03:28:11 PM
Big Train is the show with the World Staring Contest segments, right? I always liked those.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on March 02, 2012, 07:52:32 AM
Deep Space Nine:Far Beyond the stars.

This is one of the best episodes of Star trek ever made.  It fun seeing the actors out of make up and in period,the ending breaks my heart every time.
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 02, 2012, 07:56:37 AM
Its a good episode, although a bit preachy.  I don't really like the implications that Star Trek may be all just the dream of a crazy guy though.  Even though, yeah, I realize it actually is.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on March 02, 2012, 08:10:46 AM
Its a good episode, although a bit preachy.  I don't really like the implications that Star Trek may be all just the dream of a crazy guy though.  Even though, yeah, I realize it actually is.

I felt like it wasn't preachy.  To me an episode is preachy when the story is stopped to tell people what the message was or the story has to jump through hoops to send the message,I don't think either was the case with this episode.  Everything happened as a natural part of the story and they got some of the details about what life was like for real writers at the time right(Keri's little subplot echos Star Trek writer D.C.Fonta's history).  I guess I can see why some people would think the episode is preachy but it never felt that way to me.  Oh and am I the only one who thinks it 's interesting that they made Quark the one who took a moral stand in this episode?
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 02, 2012, 08:26:41 AM
Quark has had some great thoughts on humanity.  Loved his comparison between the Federation and root beer.  Also when he tells Nog about the dark side of humans about how they can be as viscious and blood thristy as any Klingon.
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Post by: anais.jude on March 02, 2012, 08:56:12 AM
I know it is a few pages back, but I love Portlandia. The episode with Aimee Mann was AWESOME
 
"Sorry about all the albums I downloaded...it's just so hard to get to the record store"
 
"Hey Aimee, guess who we hate? Suzanne Vega!! (They both proceed to rip up pictures of Vega and destroy her CDs)
Aimee: "Acutally I have no issue with Suzanne Vega...you don't have to...ok
 
"Hey Aimee, we got you a gig!" (Cut to a whiteboard sign with christmas lights stating: Tonight in the Living Room: Aimee Mann"
 
 
I laugh so hard at this show. It remind me of Mr. Show (although so far, Mr. Show is better)
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Post by: anais.jude on March 02, 2012, 09:07:30 AM
The bad SNL assessment I can very much understand. It seemed extremely SNL to me but I think it was because of Armisen himself.
 
I like this format better than SNL because we have the same characters played by the same actors. I also like how the stories intertwine.
 
 
Oh, also, if you ever want to give it another chance, Kyle Maclachlan is the mayor. It's deliciously absurb.
 
 
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on March 02, 2012, 11:17:31 AM
Quark has had some great thoughts on humanity.  Loved his comparison between the Federation and root beer.  Also when he tells Nog about the dark side of humans about how they can be as viscious and blood thristy as any Klingon.
Quark has had some great thoughts on humanity.  Loved his comparison between the Federation and root beer.  Also when he tells Nog about the dark side of humans about how they can be as viscious and blood thristy as any Klingon.

Yeah I love it when Quark is used as a character instead of comic relief.  The fact that is is used as comic relief so much means that scenes like those two pack a real punch.
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on March 03, 2012, 10:54:42 AM
Since Davy Jones' passing I've been watching some old Monkees episodes.  Just a bitter sweet stroll down memory lane.  It was a pretty bad show, but important to me at 8 years old.  Since I've been in a 60's mood, I've also been watching "Lost in Space".  It's deliciously horrible.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 03, 2012, 02:42:38 PM
Since Davy Jones' passing I've been watching some old Monkees episodes.  Just a bitter sweet stroll down memory lane.  It was a pretty bad show, but important to me at 8 years old.  Since I've been in a 60's mood, I've also been watching "Lost in Space".  It's deliciously horrible.

I can't believe neither of those are streaming yet...

I haven't seen an episode of The Monkeys since the 70's.

Lost In Space was much better the first season, then it deteriorated badly.
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Post by: mrbasehart on March 03, 2012, 04:08:52 PM
Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, and Land of the Giants always used to show here on Sunday afternoons.  I was probably too young to make a judgement call on their actual quality, but I always liked the cheesy special effects all of them displayed.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on March 05, 2012, 06:01:22 AM
I have been watching 24 season 7.  So far besides the retcon with Tony this seems like the best planed season from a writing stand point since season one. I guess we have the writer's strike to thank for that.  It is much better then seasons 5 and 6. Oh and Kim is kind of useful for the first time in the series.
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on March 05, 2012, 07:55:45 AM
I wanted to see Julie Newmar as Catwoman, so tried to find the original season one of Batman TV series.  I cannot believe it has not been released on DVD yet.  Can this really be true?!
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on March 05, 2012, 08:04:42 AM
I wanted to see Julie Newmar as Catwoman, so tried to find the original season one of Batman TV series.  I cannot believe it has not been released on DVD yet.  Can this really be true?!

Sadly it is.  Fox produced the series so they own the rights to it but Warner Brothers now owns the character of Batman and the two studios have never been able to make a deal that would allow this series to be released on home video.
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Post by: Prince of Space 5049 on March 06, 2012, 04:08:24 AM
I wanted to see Julie Newmar as Catwoman, so tried to find the original season one of Batman TV series.  I cannot believe it has not been released on DVD yet.  Can this really be true?!

Sadly it is.  Fox produced the series so they own the rights to it but Warner Brothers now owns the character of Batman and the two studios have never been able to make a deal that would allow this series to be released on home video.

Odd.  Don't they realize there's money to be made here?  D'oh, It's not a question of money.  It's "how much" money.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on March 06, 2012, 05:53:40 AM
I wanted to see Julie Newmar as Catwoman, so tried to find the original season one of Batman TV series.  I cannot believe it has not been released on DVD yet.  Can this really be true?!

Sadly it is.  Fox produced the series so they own the rights to it but Warner Brothers now owns the character of Batman and the two studios have never been able to make a deal that would allow this series to be released on home video.

Odd.  Don't they realize there's money to be made here?  D'oh, It's not a question of money.  It's "how much" money.

They were able to make a deal for the movie and it is out on Blu Ray and DvD so there is that.
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 06, 2012, 08:01:58 AM
AMERICA!  FUCK YEAH!
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Post by: mrbasehart on March 06, 2012, 09:17:02 AM
Been watching A Bit of Fry & Laurie while playing computer games.  It's hit and miss, but it's pretty funny overall.
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Post by: Tripe on March 06, 2012, 09:20:01 AM
Soupy twist.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 06, 2012, 09:44:51 AM
Been watching A Bit of Fry & Laurie while playing computer games.  It's hit and miss, but it's pretty funny overall.

Overall I thought it was more hit than miss, except for the last season, the change in format made it more miss than hit for me.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 06, 2012, 09:57:49 PM
Twin Peaks

I watched it when I was a kid, way to young to get it (I'm not sure why I watched it except I liked the music and atmosphere) but it's totally worth revisiting.  Perfect mix of soap opera and dream-like fantasy.  Just started season 2 (where I hear things start to go downhill) which had some great scenes, my favourite being the first one, before Cooper's new spirit guide showed up.

Also got season 4 of Kids in the Hall.  That's fun.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 06, 2012, 10:11:14 PM
Twin Peaks is on Netflix now? cool. I'll have to put that in my instant queue, watch it after I finish Archer.  I probably only watched half of the episodes when they aired, maybe it will make slightly more sense watching them all.
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Post by: ayoung on March 06, 2012, 11:49:19 PM
Anyone familiar with Chuck here?  I really enjoyed the series since its inception in 2007 and have religiously followed each episode it was shown with.  I am sad that it has come to an end already and add to that the not so good ending and closure the characters were given.

Well you could say that it is something that you would still want the characters to be on, considering the whirlwind of events they went through leading to it.
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Post by: MontyServo on March 12, 2012, 05:31:13 PM
Been watching a lot of Netflix streaming recently.   I am going through seasons of SNL, The Munsters, and Emergency!.  There are so many shows in my queue that I want to try to watch but not enough hours in the day.  I do wish Netflix could get the streaming rights to more '70s shows like One Day At A Time and Love Boat.

I also have been watching the first season of Portlandia and catching up on the last season of Futurama.  Love Portlandia and am so happy that Futurama got good again.  (I wasn't a big fan of the first Comedy Central season)

On broadcast TV, I am pretty much sticking to my usual fare.  Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, Celebrity Apprentice, Chopped, Top Chef, Pawn Stars, and Storage Wars.  Gave up on The Office, I am sad to say.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 13, 2012, 10:14:44 PM
Just watched all of Monty Python Almost The Truth on Netflix.

I can't imagine any other group of people where you could show 6 hours of interviews with them and you just keep watching wanting more.  Of course there is a lot of stuff to cover with those guys, and they chronologically cover all of it.

A lot of the interviews with people that had nothing to do with Python were annoying, but most were pretty short.
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 31, 2012, 08:46:48 PM
The first episode of The Gary Shandling Show - Eh. I heard so many great things about this show. Gary himself is pretty good, and the self referential stuff is interesting for a while, but gets repetative. The rest of the cast is just aweful, and the writing is bad sitcom bad. I get the idea with all the self referential stuff that maybe that is intentional, but even so it still means you are just watching a bad sitcom. I will watch at least one or two more shows before I give it up, but I'm just wondering from other people if it takes a while to pick up, or if maybe the format changes or something?

EDIT: Okay, the second episode is just like the first. Maybe even worse, because the breaking the fourth wall stuff already got old. And they just keep doing the same thing with it. Gary, I like you, you're funny, but you're no Ferris Beuller. And even Ferris only did that shtick a few times in his 90 minute movie.

The theme song is still awesome, though.
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 31, 2012, 09:26:00 PM
I can't imagine any other group of people where you could show 6 hours of interviews with them and you just keep watching wanting more. 
Best Brains
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 31, 2012, 09:44:22 PM
After seeing the movie I'm watching the '91 cartoon series of Tintin.  Pretty good, about 8 episodes in and I see where they got most of the stuff for the movie.

Tried one of the cartoons from the '60s but it was not as good.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 04, 2012, 07:35:27 AM
After seeing the movie I'm watching the '91 cartoon series of Tintin.  Pretty good, about 8 episodes in and I see where they got most of the stuff for the movie.

From the comics, since the cartoon features direct adaptations of the comics.  Yeah, it was a good show.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 01:35:26 PM
My breakfast TV show is now Mythbusters.  I really like the two hosts and their incredible ability to just make shit. 
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 13, 2012, 01:58:31 PM
Been re-watching The Last Airbender series, amazing how many I don't feel like skipping, almost every episode is pretty darn good....
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 02:00:51 PM
My breakfast TV show is now Mythbusters.  I really like the two hosts and their incredible ability to just make shit. 

I literally make shit all the time.

Sure, but your kind of making shit is something only acceptably viewed on German porn sites.

So I've heard.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 13, 2012, 05:57:52 PM
My little sister saw some episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore show and fell in love with it so I have been getting it out of Netflix for her and I have to say it is a pretty good show.  Mary Tyler Moore is the only actress who can make me laugh by crying.  Oh and it was created by James L Brooks of The Simpsons.  It may be one of the smartest sitcoms I have seen in a while and I was not expecting to like it.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 06:00:21 PM
My little sister saw some episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore show and fell in love with it so I have been getting it out of Netflix for her and I have to say it is a pretty good show.  Mary Tyler Moore is the only actress who can make me laugh by crying.  Oh and it was created by James L Brooks of The Simpsons.  It may be one of the smartest sitcoms I have seen in a while and I was not expecting to like it.

If you like Mary, you should check out The Bob Newhart Show and Barney Miller.  Two very smart and very funny '70s comedies.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 13, 2012, 06:02:24 PM
I will.  I have been a fan of Bob Newhart's stand up for years but for some reason never got around to watching the show.  I think I got a discs of it out of the library once but it was so scratched up it would not play.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 13, 2012, 06:04:16 PM
One thing i will say I find amazing about the Mary Taylor Moore show is that it is one of the few shows both my 12 year old sister and I can watch and both get laughs out of of.  Oh and of Course Ed Asner is amazing,I can't believe CBS didn't want him in the show.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 13, 2012, 07:55:42 PM
Mary Tyler Moore is the only actress who can make me laugh by crying. 
Her, and Kevin Murphy. Tom Servo crying was always funny.
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Post by: Sideswipe on April 13, 2012, 07:57:06 PM
What is this crying you speak of?
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 13, 2012, 07:57:52 PM
Mary Tyler Moore is the only actress who can make me laugh by crying. 
Her, and Kevin Murphy. Tom Servo crying was always funny.

Yeah i love it when a movie finally breaks Tom and he starts crying.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 13, 2012, 08:04:29 PM
Mary Tyler Moore is the only actress who can make me laugh by crying. 
Her, and Kevin Murphy. Tom Servo crying was always funny.

Yeah i love it when a movie finally breaks Tom and he starts crying.
Or anything breaks Tom, really.

http://www.youtube.com/v/MPLggN6BkDY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
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Post by: lassieface on April 15, 2012, 09:43:12 AM
I'm on Season 8 of the X-Files. Up until this point I've watched every single episode, but I think I'm going to just watch the remaining mythology episodes (which is still quite a few).
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 15, 2012, 10:14:19 PM
Watched a few episodes of Quincy tonight on Netflix, I remember liking the investigations but I forgot how preachy (and over dramatic) that show was.  Guess I'm more sensitive to "preachyness" now because I don't think I'll be watching any more.
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Post by: Tripe on April 16, 2012, 04:46:33 AM
Watched the first episode of Fall of Eagles - it's very much of its time,  i.e. it's highly reminiscent of I, Clavdivs both in acting style and production values (while lacking the levels of sensationalism on display in that show). All in all, splendid stuff. I'm really looking forward to Vladimir Ilyich Picard turning up in a few episodes. :)
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Post by: Tripe on April 16, 2012, 05:56:38 AM
DVDs from the library but I think Netflix has it yes.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 06:00:28 AM
Reached season three of Mythbusters and now Kari Byron is on the show, it's not just my brain that's interested in the show.
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Post by: lassieface on April 16, 2012, 02:12:55 PM
Depends on what you consider the brain.
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Post by: Tripe on April 18, 2012, 05:57:39 PM
Watched some more of Fall of Eagles: Ooh (the future) Kaiser Bill, you is one nasty little bitch, and so dapper; this is one of the most historically accurate shows I've ever seen!

Also, I think I shall adopt a Pomeranian and name him Otto.
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Post by: Sass on April 19, 2012, 09:10:06 AM
Just started watching Monk...has some good laughs, but a little trite and can get realllllly tedious if you watch too many in a row...also watching Robin Hood on netflix...not too bad...really into the BBC right now.  Anyone have any good suggestions for series to watch?
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Post by: Sideswipe on April 19, 2012, 09:13:28 AM
If you are looking for a great BBC series to watch, you have to watch Top Gear!
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 05:17:47 PM
Just started watching Monk...has some good laughs, but a little trite and can get realllllly tedious if you watch too many in a row...also watching Robin Hood on netflix...not too bad...really into the BBC right now.  Anyone have any good suggestions for series to watch?

People seem to really love Johnathon Creek.  I've only ever seen a few episodes, but what I saw was a really fun mystery show with that stupid guy from QI in it.

Oh, and you should watch QI.
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Post by: monstermoviefanchicknj on April 21, 2012, 04:37:38 AM
If you are looking for a great BBC series to watch, you have to watch Top Gear!

Damn straight!!!

Richard Hammond  FTW!!!!!!  God I love that man.
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Post by: Tripe on April 21, 2012, 07:17:34 AM
Watched the pilot of a new BBC series called Vexed.  It stars Lucy Punch (recently in Dinner for Schmucks as the psycho girl stalker, or the hideous Juliet in Hot Fuzz) and Toby Stephens (Main bad guy in Die Another Day) as two police detectives solving crimes.  It's actually a comedy, with Stephens playing a bit of a dick and Punch being the straight man.  I enjoyed it, and you can too, if you look for it.  (online)

Finally watched all of these. Enjoyable. I guess it's getting a second series but Lucy Punch is jumping ship for a different show.
How utterly unlike her.
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Post by: Tripe on April 21, 2012, 07:44:54 AM
I will check that out.

Also, Jonathan Creek is awesome, it is a bit like Buffy in that the title character is often less interesting than their entorage, but the mysteries are generally excellent and, depending on the series, you get to see the lovely Julia Sawalha or the equally, but differently, lovely Sheridan Smith (or Caroline Quentin who I understand does it for some people too, all three are fun characters at any rate).
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Post by: goflyblind on April 21, 2012, 03:57:41 PM
finally got around to watching dirk gently series. it's been a long while since i've read the books, so i can't say how close to the feel of the novels the shows are, but it's pretty funny nonetheless. also, that's gotta be the cutest killer computer ever.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 06:58:38 AM
I will check that out.

Also, Jonathan Creek is awesome, it is a bit like Buffy in that the title character is often less interesting than their entorage, but the mysteries are generally excellent and, depending on the series, you get to see the lovely Julia Sawalha or the equally, but differently, lovely Sheridan Smith (or Caroline Quentin who I understand does it for some people too, all three are fun characters at any rate).

Caroline Quentin does it for me in Men Behaving Badly.
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Post by: Tripe on April 22, 2012, 07:15:31 AM
Well, different strokes. :)

She's in the greatest number of episodes of JC. :)
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 10:13:22 AM
I will check that out.

Also, Jonathan Creek is awesome, it is a bit like Buffy in that the title character is often less interesting than their entorage, but the mysteries are generally excellent and, depending on the series, you get to see the lovely Julia Sawalha or the equally, but differently, lovely Sheridan Smith (or Caroline Quentin who I understand does it for some people too, all three are fun characters at any rate).

Caroline Quentin does it for me in Men Behaving Badly.

Really?

Yeah, no idea why. 
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Post by: RoninFox on April 22, 2012, 11:09:08 PM
Got three episodes left to watch of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Yeah, yet another show I waited way too long to try. Loved it from the start, and it just keeps getting more epic. If there's a single complaint I could bring up about season 3 it's something that couldnt have been helped

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 22, 2012, 11:19:14 PM
Got three episodes left to watch of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Yeah, yet another show I waited way too long to try. Loved it from the start, and it just keeps getting more epic. If there's a single complaint I could bring up about season 3 it's something that couldnt have been helped

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: RoninFox on April 23, 2012, 10:31:00 AM
Finished the series last night. Ready to watch the new one already.

All of the praise that you would usually give a kids show doesn't apply because this wasn't "good for a kids show" it was just plain amazing. They did things with character development that would be challenging to pull off with any series.

I did try once before to watch the M Night movie, haven't tried it riffed yet. Just couldn't make it through, didn't care one bit for the characters. The series had me interested in those characters within minutes and maintained that the entire run. Don't think there was a single character I found annoying or uninteresting, and the voice casting throughout was nearly perfect.

Hell, they even pulled off a wrestling-like episode in a completely wrong environment and made it funny and not insulting to wrestling fans (unlike every other animated series to depict wrestling in history)  of course hiring Mick Foley to play your Rock takeoff will help there.

The arc Zuko takes was amazingly well handled. The "Zuko Alone" episode in Season 2 is probably my favorite.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on April 23, 2012, 11:39:05 AM
Avatar is a great series, but I didn't really love it until season 2. Season 1 starts off badly, in my opinion. If I wasn't watching it as research for our Airbender QuipTrack, I wouldn't have kept going after the first disc.

The only episode in season 2 I didn't like was Avatar Day, with the GODDAMNED BUBBLE PIPE, and the tired detective jokes.

I also hate that cabbage salesman. Such a forced joke.

Err... I really did like the series, though.
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Post by: RoninFox on April 23, 2012, 12:13:11 PM
One thing I realized is that as I was watching I could see all the mistakes they could have made and that they completely avoided. I could see them making Sokka into a complete comic relief character, never letting him hold his own in any fight. I could see them keeping Katara weak and having her only purpose as a love interest for Aang. I could see Zuko either staying a one dimensional villain or turning good too easily.

Thank god they didn't fall into any of those traps.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 23, 2012, 03:45:30 PM
One thing I realized is that as I was watching I could see all the mistakes they could have made and that they completely avoided. I could see them making Sokka into a complete comic relief character, never letting him hold his own in any fight. I could see them keeping Katara weak and having her only purpose as a love interest for Aang. I could see Zuko either staying a one dimensional villain or turning good too easily.

Thank god they didn't fall into any of those traps.

Never thought about how many cliche traps they could have fallen into.  The fact that they ended up with all the sidekicks being stronger in their own disciplines than Aang was a great way to keep them essential to the story since the climax was an epic battle.   You're right about Zuko, it's really hard to pull off that kind of transformation and they did a hell of a job, every step was believable. 

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Post by: Sass on April 24, 2012, 07:56:15 PM
Thanks!  I will definitely check out Vexed.   Just saw Toby Stephens in Jane Eyre and Tenant of Wildfell Hall.  Love him.  Sherlock is awesome :)  Can't wait for the next season :)
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Post by: MontyServo on April 25, 2012, 12:31:39 PM
This just hit Netflix Streaming!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GmATpWVPL.jpg)

I hope it is as good/awful as I remember it.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 25, 2012, 12:41:10 PM
That's a great idea.  Use Netflix to create a Saturday morning flashback.  I know they have some of the Krofft live action shows like Pufnstuf and Siegmund.  Just need to find some '60s or '70s era toons to go with them.  I know they have the Spider-Man show from the '60s and The Archies from around that time too.  I think I even saw Bat Fink on there at one point.  Not sure if that one is still available.


The holy grail for me would be if they put The Banana Splits on there.  All episodes in order, since the serial on them had a running plot from episode to episode.  Danger Island FTW!
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Post by: MontyServo on April 25, 2012, 01:14:00 PM
You need to eat an entire box of Fruity Pebbles first.
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Post by: The Lurker on April 28, 2012, 06:23:43 PM
I don't recall watching this when I was a kid.  Is it worth looking into?
http://www.youtube.com/v/xxhud0q5FOE
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 29, 2012, 07:10:35 AM
This just hit Netflix Streaming!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GmATpWVPL.jpg)

I hope it is as good/awful as I remember it.

Good night!  Is that Scotty in the middle?!
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 29, 2012, 10:04:05 AM
This just hit Netflix Streaming!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GmATpWVPL.jpg)

I hope it is as good/awful as I remember it.

Good night!  Is that Scotty in the middle?!

Yes, he was in this for about 8 episodes, then it looks like half the cast changed.

I watched some of the first one and then most of one later on, both with Doohan, looks like he didn't get much screen time, a few seconds here and there.  And he looks bored out of his mind in all the scenes I saw.

It is really awful and stupid and hammy.  I would think even 5 year olds would know that space station doors are made of metal, not balsa wood that you can smash through when ever anyone is in trouble on the other side... sheeesh...

The bad guy is prime riffing material, not sure about the rest, would be hard not to go totally mean ripping apart every aspect of it, and that gets old pretty fast.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 29, 2012, 10:41:14 AM
Based on Roninfox's effusive praise for Avatar, I started watching that show and it's pretty good! It's not anime, which I think would put a lot of people off without knowing what it is, but it has a sense of fun (and backs it up with the odd great gag) and it looks gorgeous. 
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 29, 2012, 10:57:54 AM
Based on Roninfox's effusive praise for Avatar, I started watching that show and it's pretty good! It's not anime, which I think would put a lot of people off without knowing what it is, but it has a sense of fun (and backs it up with the odd great gag) and it looks gorgeous.

Ha, my first thought was the movie Avatar, then I saw the word anime and figured it out...

That series somehow manages to get better and better, so if you like it at the beginning you'll love it by the end.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on April 29, 2012, 04:55:12 PM
Been watching lots of Big Bang Theory..
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 29, 2012, 05:49:25 PM
This just hit Netflix Streaming!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GmATpWVPL.jpg)

I hope it is as good/awful as I remember it.

Good night!  Is that Scotty in the middle?!

Yes, he was in this for about 8 episodes, then it looks like half the cast changed.

I watched some of the first one and then most of one later on, both with Doohan, looks like he didn't get much screen time, a few seconds here and there.  And he looks bored out of his mind in all the scenes I saw.

It is really awful and stupid and hammy.  I would think even 5 year olds would know that space station doors are made of metal, not balsa wood that you can smash through when ever anyone is in trouble on the other side... sheeesh...

The bad guy is prime riffing material, not sure about the rest, would be hard not to go totally mean ripping apart every aspect of it, and that gets old pretty fast.

Good night.  Sounds pretty bad,is it out on DvD?
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 02, 2012, 12:20:27 PM
Just finished the final season of Smallville on DVD.

Good to see Lex back for the dead.  Again.  And it was a pretty good conclusion.  Although Clark's deafeat of the evil seemed too simple after a whole season of talking about how hard it would be to beat.

Gotta say I'd rather see Tom Welling play the next Man of Steel than Henry Cavill.
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Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on May 10, 2012, 03:18:38 PM
(http://www.nooniefortin.com/images/TODDVD1.jpg)

Man, this show is so good. I'm only halfway through season 1.
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Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2012, 09:06:31 AM
One more episode of Fall of Eagles to go (much royal blood will be shed) but, in the penultimate one, Lenin actually said he would "make it so" which both Ann and I enjoyed hearing. :)
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 16, 2012, 05:41:45 PM
Okay I watched the first disc of Bones and seeing it in order it's not that bad of a show.  It's pretty average but the tone tends to be lighter then CSI and the fact that they are dealing with bones means it's less gory.  Still can't stand the fact that most of the cases seem to be solved by the magic holideck table.  Still the show is pretty light and the cast is good so it is hard to get mad at it and I was in the right mood so I enjoyed it well enough to keep watching. One thing I have to ask,Would it kill what's his name to look where he is going while driving and not drive so fast everything is a blur and maybe stop at a red light once in a while?! Good night the driving in this show is the least realistic I have ever seen!

I also decided to try out Castle just because what is his name from Firefly is in it.  Good night I am able to figure out most of the crimes with in the first ten minutes.  I mean the pilot episode was just a thin rewriting of The A,B,C Murders.  Still you can tell What is his name is having a good time and that seems to keep it worth watching and at least the cases are not solved by magic like in CSI or Bones.
I am just saying the least they could have done is put a note in the credits saying something like "story inspired by The A,B,C Murders".  I am just saying if you are going to completely rip off a book the least you can do is be up front about it.
I will say this,I do like the end credit music for Castle.  Too bad you can't hear the end credit music on TV because they are always playing an add on top of it. Yeah I think Castle is the better show too but only because the cast seems to be having so much fun.

I like both shows, but yeah, Castle is way better. Especially that last episode . . .

Don't worry about the holographic thingy, they ditch that in later episodes. What gets me the most about the more recent episodes is all the product placement. All of them drive Toyotas for some damn reason and every few episodes they sneak in a little infomercial in the script. "Oh my God! Your Toyota Prius is parking all by itself! I've never ever heard of anything like this, even though luxury cars have had this feature for several years!" "Yes, it's amazing, isn't it? I love my Toyota Prius!"


Good Night! And I thought the direct tv product placement in Burn Notice was bad.  I have not really watched either of these shows on Tv so I am starting with the first seasons of both and trying to avoid any spoilers.

Are you talking about Sams dialogue in the bar in season 1?

That and in season two there was a scene where I guy went into what kind of programing package he had from direct tv for no reason.

Well I can't view it so I will just have to wait for that episode to show up.

I will say this for Bones,I watched JAG when I was a kid and so it is nice to see the boss from that show getting work again.  Okay I guess guess I may be the only person one earth who watched JAG every week but we only got in two stations when I was a kid,three if we were lucky so there were not many action adventure shows to choose from.

Okay I admit I mostly watch the show to riff on it.  I mean the idea that most of these cases would even go to trial let alone get someone convicted is just insane but I can't completely hate Bones because I am watching it now and Jayne from Firefly just turned up.  At least he got a paycheck out of it.

I really wish they would release the Poirot stuff in season boxsets so I could get it on fewer discs and know that I am watching it in order,it's one of my favorite shows of all time.

Oh and I am pretty sure I will be insane by the time I finish the first season of Bones because it bugs me when people don't look where they are going when driving.  Hey this episode has one of the Generals from Babylon 5 in it,sweet! Oh and the episode was directed by a former B5 director,that's nice to see. 

I just watched the Vudu episode of Bones and to me it shows what is wrong with today's Tv mystery writers.  The episode starts out well enough but the writers are so interested in things like DNA and bone fragments that they forget to have their characters ask the basic questions a Sherlock Holmes or Joe Friday would ask.  You don't have to be brilliant to prove that if what's her name did murder that guy she could not have done it alone but no one ever brings that up.  How could she have lifted a man who is larger then her over her head and put knives in him hard enough to pin him to the wall? Let alone with a broken wrist and part of her head hurt?  As I said past TV detectives would have picked this up right away but no one says a thing about this in the episode and it makes them all come off as stupid. How come no one was looking for the third person who had to be in that room.  Just because you use DNA and bones doesn't mean you should give up on basic common sense.   I have to say this show is growing on me and the only reason i can think of is that I guess the characters work well together.  I can't think of any other reason I am kind of growing to like this show.  Really it's not my type of show but for some reason I am starting to like it.

I have to say this show is growing on me and the only reason i can think of is that I guess the characters work well together.  I can't think of any other reason I am kind of growing to like this show.  Really it's not my type of show but for some reason I am starting to like it.

It was the same with me. I'd heard about the show, but never thought it would be anything I'd want to watch. Then I started watching it on Netflix and I couldn't stop because, as you said, the mysteries are so-so, but the characters make it worth watching.

Yeah I am hooked.  i am getting it out of the library because I can get out the whole season at once and I now want to know what happened to her(sorry I can't spell Bone's name)mother and father after that call.  Please don't spoil it for me.  I have not been this interested in a character's background since I started watching the X Files in the mid 90s.  Also it is a bonus that an actor who played a character a really liked as a kid turns up every once and a while,I hate to admit it but I did get a tear in my eye at the end of the episode where John Jackson's daughter was dying,he really sold that whole episode to me.

Okay why do shows always have to do this.  You put together an elite team to take down murderers,terrorist,or mobsters and then someone decides that long after they have proven that they know what they are doing and if you just stay out of their way no one will get away with anything that what the show needs is some idiot who just gets in the way and will not let the heroes do their jobs and is always telling them that they do not know what they are doing?  I hate this trope.  I mean how many case do you have to solve or mobsters do you have to take down before people will just get out of your way and let you do your job?!  It really is stupid,I hate these characters because they only exist to pad out the episode run time.  Hey Tv characters,just let the crime fighting team that works for you fight crime.  Next I expect to see a Tv show where the police just keep getting in Batman's face and asking him if he is sure the Joker was behind all the joker card themed crimes in the city. Anyone else bugged by the fact that every show seems to end up with a scrappy doo at some point?!

Sweets?

I am watching season 2 of Bones and season four of Burn Notice and in both shows they have added scappy doo's who keep questioning the well tested teams who know what they are doing and just keep getting in the way and making the hero's jobs harder for no reason.  I mean haven't both these teams proven they know what they are doing by this point?!  I get the same way watching House.  i mean how many times does he have to be right about why a person is sick before people stop treating him like he is insane for telling them why the person is sick?   
Wait who's the Scrappy Doo in Bones? Season Two, Cam?

Yep her.  She only seems to exist to tell the team they don't know what they are doing and tell them they are wrong when they are right.  I swear that the writers just had a bunch of scripts that were too short so they just added her to pad out the run time.  I mean if she had showed up in early season one I may have been able to stand her but by season two I think this team as shown that they know what they are doing. I mean in the last year they got almost two dozen murderers,that's a pretty good record.  I mean how many people do you have to catch before the scrappy doo's get out of your way and let you do your job. 
Wait who's the Scrappy Doo in Bones? Season Two, Cam?

Yep her.  She only seems to exist to tell the team they don't know what they are doing and tell them they are wrong when they are right.  I swear that the writers just had a bunch of scripts that were too short so they just added her to pad out the run time.  I mean if she had showed up in early season one I may have been able to stand her but by season two I think this team as shown that they know what they are doing. I mean in the last year they got almost two dozen murderers,that's a pretty good record.  I mean how many people do you have to catch before the scrappy doo's get out of your way and let you do your job.

Don't worry about Cam. She eventually calms the frak down and just becomes one of the team. After a while she only has to play the "I'm the boss" card when the squints are acting up (mostly Hodgins) or some sort of political/PR stuff.

Well that's good to hear.  She was making the episode hard to get through.  I almost gave up on the show when I got to the episode where it was pretty clear from the start that the husband didn't kill his wife but she hated him so she was pretty much trying to force Bone to frame him by ignoring everything that didn't point to him as the murderer.  It's pretty hard to like a character after that.  Glad to hear she calms down after a while.

I am watching Castle and you know now that the characters have settled in I have to say that if anyone was ever going to make an American version of The Avengers I would vote for the writers of this show would be the ones I pick to do it.  The show has a sense of fun and some of the banter does remind me of that show.  I hate to say it but this show is growing on me.  Strange cases,lot of comedic banter,two stars who work well together,This is show is reminding me more and more of the Avengers. 
So am I the only one who between the man and woman team of a novice and a pro working together,the light banter,and strange crimes is finding that Castle reminds me of The Avengers?  Anyone else getting that vibe or am i just crazy?

No, people have made that comparison before, as well as comparing it to Moonlighting. They just tend not to make five posts in a row about it.

Yeah sorry about that.  I just was watching the show when i noticed different things and for some reason editing my posts doesn't always work right for me so I tend to just make new posts instead of editing an old post.

I really am enjoying this show.  there was a scene where Castle and Beckett were reenacting a murder and I swear you could have replaced them with Steed and Peel and it would have played out pretty much the same.  What is Moonlighting if you don't mind my asking.

It's the show Bruce Willis came to prominence on, you might enjoy it (http://www.amazon.com/Moonlighting-Seasons-1-Cybill-Shepherd/dp/B0007XBMA2), it was kind of meta at times.

I'll have to check it out,thanks.

Oh and Steven Fry has finally turned up on Bones,so I am enjoying these two shows right now.  Well to be fair he is awesome in everything.   











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Post by: MontyServo on May 16, 2012, 07:19:42 PM
Good night.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 16, 2012, 07:34:46 PM
Good night.

Sleep tight.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 16, 2012, 07:55:22 PM
Not after viewing that spoilered gif.
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 17, 2012, 10:52:59 AM
Castle is twice the show that Bones is. 
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 17, 2012, 09:36:19 PM
I like both shows, but yeah, Castle is way better. Especially that last episode . . .

Don't worry about the holographic thingy, they ditch that in later episodes. What gets me the most about the more recent episodes is all the product placement. All of them drive Toyotas for some damn reason and every few episodes they sneak in a little infomercial in the script. "Oh my God! Your Toyota Prius is parking all by itself! I've never ever heard of anything like this, even though luxury cars have had this feature for several years!" "Yes, it's amazing, isn't it? I love my Toyota Prius!"
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 18, 2012, 06:31:25 PM
Are you talking about Sams dialogue in the bar in season 1?
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 18, 2012, 06:43:35 PM
I dont remember that from season 2 but Sams dialogue seems fine to me considering they were in a sports bar at the time and that is a very common thing for bars in general to have.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 19, 2012, 02:08:58 AM
Castle is worth it for this scene alone:

http://www.youtube.com/v/3Q3pdj9p6yI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
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Post by: Tripe on May 20, 2012, 11:00:37 AM
The Hall usually sits about 4000 bods but I think it can accommodate maybe twice that if you really wanted to push it. The crowd for BB is probably at the lower end of that.

And now I want to get tickets for the Proms. :)
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Post by: Tripe on May 20, 2012, 06:43:28 PM
Finished Fall Of Eagles: interesting to see Six young and trim (and on the phone to his mistress talking about giving her a spanking) and really it's a shame Barry Foster didn't have as prolonged a successful career he probably deserved, he's excellent as Kaiser Bill.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 21, 2012, 11:36:02 AM
I have to say this show is growing on me and the only reason i can think of is that I guess the characters work well together.  I can't think of any other reason I am kind of growing to like this show.  Really it's not my type of show but for some reason I am starting to like it.

It was the same with me. I'd heard about the show, but never thought it would be anything I'd want to watch. Then I started watching it on Netflix and I couldn't stop because, as you said, the mysteries are so-so, but the characters make it worth watching.
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Post by: Tripe on May 23, 2012, 06:10:44 PM
Sweets?
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Post by: Bob on May 23, 2012, 06:13:30 PM
Up to episode 47 of 52 of Mad Men
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 23, 2012, 06:35:14 PM
Up to episode 47 of 52 of Mad Men

What do you think?
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Post by: Tripe on May 23, 2012, 07:18:53 PM
Wait who's the Scrappy Doo in Bones? Season Two, Cam?
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Post by: Bob on May 23, 2012, 07:51:56 PM
Up to episode 47 of 52 of Mad Men

What do you think?

Love it!!!!

Ive been recording season five starting this season and will watch it next.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 24, 2012, 06:09:05 AM
Wait who's the Scrappy Doo in Bones? Season Two, Cam?

Yep her.  She only seems to exist to tell the team they don't know what they are doing and tell them they are wrong when they are right.  I swear that the writers just had a bunch of scripts that were too short so they just added her to pad out the run time.  I mean if she had showed up in early season one I may have been able to stand her but by season two I think this team as shown that they know what they are doing. I mean in the last year they got almost two dozen murderers,that's a pretty good record.  I mean how many people do you have to catch before the scrappy doo's get out of your way and let you do your job.

Don't worry about Cam. She eventually calms the frak down and just becomes one of the team. After a while she only has to play the "I'm the boss" card when the squints are acting up (mostly Hodgins) or some sort of political/PR stuff.
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Post by: Tripe on May 24, 2012, 06:13:30 AM
Yes Cam starts rough but smooths up nicely. And then she dresses up as Catwoman. ;)
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 24, 2012, 04:23:51 PM
It doesnt seem like anyone cares.
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Post by: goflyblind on May 24, 2012, 04:27:13 PM
It doesnt seem like anyone cares.

aw, leave 'im alone. he can't figure out how to sign up for twitter. :-\
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 25, 2012, 07:45:23 AM
Archer season 1

Had seen the show on FX when I still had cable, but I love it so, had to buy it

Love the extra with the Archersaurus.  What made it so funny is that they did the whole episode with the dinosaur.  Most shows would have just done a bit as a joke and stopped, not a whole show.  It just kept going to the end, hilarious.

Gonna start season 2 tonight, haven't seen this season yet.
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Post by: doggans on May 25, 2012, 07:58:46 AM
So am I the only one who between the man and woman team of a novice and a pro working together,the light banter,and strange crimes is finding that Castle reminds me of The Avengers?  Anyone else getting that vibe or am i just crazy?

No, people have made that comparison before, as well as comparing it to Moonlighting. They just tend not to make five posts in a row about it.
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Post by: Tripe on May 25, 2012, 08:50:10 AM
It's the show Bruce Willis came to prominence on, you might enjoy it (http://www.amazon.com/Moonlighting-Seasons-1-Cybill-Shepherd/dp/B0007XBMA2), it was kind of meta at times.
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Post by: Tripe on May 25, 2012, 09:05:53 AM
I remember it being the first show I was actually sort of sad about seeing end, not sure why, I liked the Secretary in it though.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 25, 2012, 02:38:34 PM
Oh and Steven Fry has finally turned up on Bones,so I am enjoying these two shows right now.

Gordon Gordon! Stephen Fry is awesome on Bones.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 25, 2012, 02:43:17 PM
So true.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 25, 2012, 06:17:55 PM
You know what bugs me about shows like bones?  It's when they pad out the show with romantic subplots that get in the way of the story.  Now I am not against romantic subplots as part of a story but all too often they take one that should only take 12 episodes to a season to tell and they stretch it out for years.  What is wrong with just getting two characters who spend all their time together and really care about each other together together and just letting us get only with the adventures.  I mean in Babylon 5 Sheriadon and Delen were pretty much together for good by the end of season two and while they still had some bumps it didn't get in the way of the story and JMS was smart enough not to pretend that there was any question about if they would get together and the character never acted like they didn't know how they felt about each other.  I am not saying every show should be B5 but to have Booth and Bones act like they have no idea what is going on and to act like they will not get together at some point seems kind of stupid and a wast of time that could be better spent solving crimes.  Am I the only one who feels this way about this type of show?
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 25, 2012, 06:25:11 PM
I want Bones to get a spin off series about Steven Fry's character.  I am thinking a dramady with him treating all sorts of people with high stress jobs and being half insane and completely awesome at the same time.  I would watch that that show every week.
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Post by: mrbasehart on May 26, 2012, 02:37:50 AM
I want Bones to get a spin off series about Steven Fry's character.  I am thinking a dramady with him treating all sorts of people with high stress jobs and being half insane and completely awesome at the same time.  I would watch that that show every week.

No! You can't have him! He's ours!
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 26, 2012, 04:47:42 AM
I want Bones to get a spin off series about Steven Fry's character.  I am thinking a dramady with him treating all sorts of people with high stress jobs and being half insane and completely awesome at the same time.  I would watch that that show every week.

No! You can't have him! He's ours!

I would give him back after ten years,I promise.

Okay you know what I said about padding out plots well it's getting really bad.  You should never pad out any plot line because the characters are acting like idiots.  I mean you have two characters who spend all their free time together,care about what each other think even on little things,risk their lives to save each other,get mad whenever they see the other one dating someone,a woman who always calls a man when she has any problem even when he is on level,and she write sex scenes in her books with a character she base on him,and yet it doesn't seem to cross either of their minds that they could have feelings for each other and the fact that they are not doing anything about one way or the other is causing problems for them.  I mean I don't care one way or the other what happens what I do hate is any time writers pad out any type of plot by having characters miss what is in front of their face.  It's like having a Sherlock Holmes where he spends time going after the wrong murderer because he some how doesn't notice that the guy he has been going after has two broken legs and could not have murdered anyone.  Anyone else hate it when writers pad out subplots by having the heroes become idiots?

Oh and P.s you now have a character who is flipping out and attacking people and shooting things every time another character is in danger or is dating someone,does no one notice this?!

Oh and in this episode how come no one suspects the shifty guy who is a "big fan of her books"?!  How stupid are these people?!  I feel like I am watching a Kim heavy episode of 24.

You know just once when a tv show rips off a movie or book I would like to see someone say.  " Hey wait a second this is just like Strangers on a train or The ABC murders",sure it is a bit meta but it is the sort of thing I would expect Booth or Hodgends to notice.

Okay so did the makers of Castle see this episode of Bones and just rewrite it for their pilot and just switch The ABC Murders for Strangers on a train for the thing that was ripped off?

You know if he were not an FBI agent Booth would be arrested for being a stalker.

It's doesn't always work(For some reason I sometimes lose the original text of the post)but I will try.

You know the body count on this show would be a lot lower if they would just arrest or shoot that first creepy guy who turns up near the start of each episode.

Also now Booth is bugging Bone while on vacation so I am not sure how he is not getting arrested,also how does even Bones seem to miss the fact that this shows something is up between them.  Even if she misses it I find it odd that no one else in the lab is commenting on this.

Good night I hate it when shows get bogged down in these type of subplots,that is why I like The Avengers so much.  Sure they flirt a little but it never gets in the way of the cases.  Good night I feel like all those people in Holy Grail,GET ON WITH IT! Come on move on to something else and stop padding out episodes.

Okay dropping people off of buildings,lying about knowing someone involved in a case,nd now stealing bones,how does anyone on this show keep their jobs let alone stay out of jail?!  If too bad TV shows don't get riffed because I think the guys could make some good Rifftrax of this show.

Well if the first two seasons of this show have shown me anything it's that DC is like Metropolis and Bones is like Superman,if she ever leaves half the population would be dead in weeks from all the uncatchable villains running lose.

I can't believe it but Cam is slowly growing on me.

Oh and one last thing...

WE NEED MORE STEVEN FRY IN THIS SHOW!

I want to know who gets stuck putting all these bone back in the caskets at the end of each episode.  I mean it must take time to put them back in the right order and that can not be fun.  All I can say is whoever does it had better make more then minimum wage.

Yeah my brother love that show but I have never been able to get into it.

Frank Capra's Great Great Granddaughter was in the episode of Castle I just watched,that is pretty cool.

Oh and the episode I am watching now has The Doctor from voyager in it,he was the only good character in that whole show.

You know the worst part about House being over is that now we can never have a House/Bone crossover episode where Fry and Laurie end up onscreen together again.

Okay Bones has just crossed the line into completely stupid,she just act like she had no idea who Shakespeare or what Hamlet was. How on earth do you get out of high school or interact with people with out knowing that.  How dumb is this woman?!  Still Steven Fry's reaction was priceless.

Okay I am this close to giving up on Bones.  I mean they keep letting here father who murders people in the most brutal way I can think of get away,they only have his word that these people are bad and he is a bank robber who brutally kills people.  An FBI agent can't let this kind of guy run all over the place killing anyone he pleases.  I don't care if he says he is protecting his family lots of monsters claim to be protecting their families or countries,that doesn't give someone the right to gut people any time he feels like it.  If this keeps up all that's going to happen is he will be dead and Both and Bones will end up in jail for helping him.  The fact that a trained FBI agent is fine with this guy killing people left and right and never answering for it just seems like one of the dumbest things I have ever seen in a Tv show.  if this keeps up I am done with this show.

I mean Booth knows the law so he does know that the advice he give Bones(to not call the cops when her father turns up)can only end with her being sent to prison for the rest of her life because she helped one of the county's most brutal killers escape and at some point the truth will come out so by giving her this advice he is in effect sending her to prison for life.  Doesn't seem like the sort of thing a friend would do to me.

At this point I am pretty much just watching the show because the cast does such a good job of raising above the awful scripts(Like the Peter Davison era of Doctor Who)but I swear if the characters lose any more IQ points I am done.

I have to say that even though I have problems with other aspects of the writing I do have to give the writers of Bone props for one thing,they have made Cam a likeable character. That is a plus and I didn't think it could be done.

Still out of the two new shows I have been watching the past couple of weeks I am liking Castle a lot more.

Bone has fun and enjoyable moments in each episode but Castle is fun and Enjoyable from start to finish and it has one of my favorite theme tunes of all time.

I mean it outside of Doctor Who I think this is the best Theme tune on TV right now.

http://www.youtube.com/v/OdVawImj_oE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US

Oh and I love the fact that his show is not wasting time on strung out romantic subplots.  Also this may be the first time the hero of a show like this has had a kid that I didn't hate.  I mean she is helpful and played by a good actress,her character doesn't take over the show,and I think she and Nathan Fallin do the best job playing the father kid relationship of any tv team since Andy Griffith and Ron Howard.  Based on the adds I was not expecting to like this show at all but now it is one of my favorite shows of at least the past 20 years.  i am really enjoying this show.

Oh I just saw the episode where Castle and Beckett take down the killer using a bottle of wine and then Castle just stands there and starts drinking it like that were not being shot at,I swear the writers of this show could remake the Avengers if they wanted to.  That moment is just classic Avengers style right there.

Okay back to Bones.  You know when the maniac who guts people like fish can just walk into a crime lab and then people look at the FBI agent who arrests him like he is just making trouble for no good reason your crime fighting team may not understand how the law works.

Do the writers really expect us to believe that there is no way for the FBI to prove who this guy is because I can think of three.  First there have to be plastic surgans out there who could look at this guy and tell you what he had had done to himself and what he looked like before that,Second I am sure if you searched his home you would find something no mater how small that links him to his past life,and third you could just give him a DNA test and prove he Bones' father. All three ways they have him.  Not to mention if he really cares about Bone why does he keep turning up and putting her at risk of being sent to prison for the rest of her life?  i think the quality of the writing on this show has taken a huge step down from season 1,nothing about this show makes a lick of sense any more.  What gets me is that this guy murders people in the most horrid way he can and doesn't feel bad about it in any way and the show seem to want us to think of him as the real hero of the series.

Are we sure Booth is a trained FBI agent?  because he just fell for a really stupid ploy just because the murderer he was trying to arrest was the father of a woman he has a crush on,I thought they were trained to be smarter then that.  Not to mention what kind of idiot tries to arrest someone like this guy with out backup?

Okay I just finished season two and if some of these stupid subplots don't start getting rapped up in season three I will be mad.  On the brighter side I think Zach is no becoming my favorite character on the show. He seems to be the smartest one around now and he seems to be growing as a person instead of going backwards and getting dumber like the rest of the characters.

You know I think it was very sporting of Picard not to press charges when the cast of Bones stole one of the Enterprises holidecks.

I wish Tv show could be riffed because I think some episodes would make great rifftrax,I mean the only thing that separates some episodes of Bones from The Room is that Bones has a better cast.  Some of these episodes just don't make a lick of sense.

I finally got to see Dilbert and it is a funny show,I am sorry it only lasted one season.  How come everything I like gets canceled before it's time?! :(

Jesus Christ. Learn to use an edit button.

I am pretty sure it would get confusing if I put three or four days worth of posts as one long wall of text.  I try to keep my posts short.  I don't see anyone else editing their every post for a week into one post,it's hardly my fault other people haven't been watching much tv is it?  Also if it is a completely separate thought or about different show I think that gets confusing to.  I am not posting any differently then anyone else,it's just I have more to say. Besides I don't see how someone with your post count can come down on anyone for posting too many time.

Why don't you learn to use the ignore user or report post button?

Ignore me or report me.  That's why we have mods but I don't see any rule that says I can only post once a week in any thread,if it is there please show it to me. Until you either show me the rule I have broken or get a mod on your side I refuse to be bullied by anyone,no matter how full of themselves they are.  Again you all have a higher post count then I do so what right do you have to talk?! Look I can't please everyone.  If I edited everything into one post people would complain about it being a wall of text and if I break it up by series you people get mad.  I'm sorry but I don't have the magic powers the rest of you have that make everything you do perfect so no one ever complains about it.

Ignore me or report me.

See I think this is much more confusing and hard to keep track of.

Even on ignore it still takes up a wall of posts. It's obnoxious.
  And you would no all about that.  I can't even go into the AAAAHHHH thread because it is nothing but one hate filled attack on Christians after another by you.  You are so obnoxious it's not even funny any more.


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Post by: Tripe on May 26, 2012, 06:02:49 AM
Four posts above this is a post you edited so you can do that, so could you please do that. Just add "Edit:" or the time or something if you want to track the changes. :)
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Post by: goflyblind on May 26, 2012, 07:18:53 AM
watched drawn together last weekend. it's an animated "reality teevee" show where the contestants are knockoffs of famous animated characters. i'm not one to get offended by crudeness, but there were quite a few "wow, did they actually just say/do that?" moments. a few laughs, but can't say as i'd recommend it to anyone, unless you find the racist-ist and sexist-ist jokes in south park much too tame.

also, about halfway through season three of lost. feeling so far: huh, well.
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Post by: goflyblind on May 27, 2012, 12:55:54 PM
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 29, 2012, 07:58:41 AM
Okay my mom started watching the Bones discs I got out and I think she said it best "on what planet is what they are doing not called dating?",well it made me laugh.

You know the one thing that makes me like Castle more and more is that not only is it a good show but Nathan Fallin is getting work,I mean it's great to see him get another good show.  Still I would have rather seen Firefly last five or six seasons first.
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Post by: MontyServo on May 29, 2012, 02:40:42 PM
I must have missed today's episode of "Let's Confuse A Message Board For A Chat Room!"    ???
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 29, 2012, 09:17:40 PM
Well, we used to have a chatroom!  Gotta make do somehow without it!
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Post by: mrbasehart on June 03, 2012, 05:14:28 PM
I saw a couple of new shows today -

Common Law
, is a fairly typical USA show about partnered homicide detectives who have come to hate one another over their time together, despite being the best detectives in the precinct.  They are ordered to go to couples' counciling to work out their problems.  As I said, fairly typical with the kind of show USA puts out nowadays, but its not terrible by any means...just routine.

Tron: Uprising
is the new animated Disney show based on the Tron universe, though doesn't seem to take either theatrical outing as canon.  Clu exists as the computer dictator, but so does Tron, who with the aid of a rebellious programme named Beck, attempts to overthrow Clu's reign.  Lots of good voice actors involved, and the design of the world looks as cool as ever, but I'm not convinced by the character design.  I'll give it a few more episodes.
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 03, 2012, 05:20:06 PM
I saw commericals for Common Law, it looked like a really generic cop show, so I completely skipped it.
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Post by: mrbasehart on June 05, 2012, 08:59:31 AM
Two more -

Man vs Food - I both love and hate the show, which makes me alternately hungry and disgusted with the amount and deliciousness of the food on display.  The challenge sections are incredible - there's no way I'd be able to complete any of them.

Extreme Couponing - My mother told me about it (there's currently a marathon showing on one of the cable channels).  The amount of time and dedication people put in to getting their ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE discounts is impressive and I don't think it's something that can be replicated over here, but the sheer amount of naked consumerism on show is a little off-putting.  Someone bought 80 cans of deodorant -- 80! I live in Europe and even we don't need that much perfume!
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Post by: MSTJedi on June 05, 2012, 09:15:41 AM
Two more -

Man vs Food - I both love and hate the show, which makes me alternately hungry and disgusted with the amount and deliciousness of the food on display.  The challenge sections are incredible - there's no way I'd be able to complete any of them.

Extreme Couponing - My mother told me about it (there's currently a marathon showing on one of the cable channels).  The amount of time and dedication people put in to getting their ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE discounts is impressive and I don't think it's something that can be replicated over here, but the sheer amount of naked consumerism on show is a little off-putting.  Someone bought 80 cans of deodorant -- 80! I live in Europe and even we don't need that much perfume!

Ah, two of my family's favorite shows. The kids especially love Man vs. Food and my wife is the one who really gets into Extreme Couponing. My wife is an avid couponer and deal hunter herself, but she doesn't do the stash thing where we end up with a bunch of stuff we'll never use.
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 05, 2012, 11:17:12 AM
There is a limit to the ammount of extreeeeme, I can handle.  Extreme couponing is over the edge, I dont think I can handle that much excitement.
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Post by: Darth Geek on June 05, 2012, 11:24:13 AM
Extreme Couponing sounds like a parody that would have just been a sign gag on UHF or something.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 05, 2012, 11:40:49 AM
Extreme Couponing sounds like a parody that would have just been a sign gag on UHF or something.

Or Robot Chicken.  That is just sad.
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 05, 2012, 03:19:54 PM
I like to think the name Robot Chicken is a reference to the G1 Transformer episode "Fire on the Mountain".
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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 05:00:22 PM
Discovered Archer recently and have been blazing through them on Netflix Streaming.

Holy shit, this is a funny show.
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Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 05, 2012, 05:54:26 PM

Man vs Food - I both love and hate the show, which makes me alternately hungry and disgusted with the amount and deliciousness of the food on display.  The challenge sections are incredible - there's no way I'd be able to complete any of them.

There's an episode in my city. One of the places he goes is actually right near my apartment

Discovered Archer recently and have been blazing through them on Netflix Streaming.

Holy shit, this is a funny show.

Got another one  ;D
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 05, 2012, 06:19:51 PM
I've been plowing through episodes of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers on Netflix.  Once the 3 seasons are done, I have all the following series' (done more single-season serialized) in order in my kwee after it.

I think I might be enjoying this show more now than I did when I was 13. (Definitely in a different WAY now too.)
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 05, 2012, 06:36:12 PM
Yeah, I can't believe when I first watched it I never noticed the yellow ranger is clearly not a woman.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 05, 2012, 06:53:13 PM
Yeah, I can't believe when I first watched it I never noticed the yellow ranger is clearly not a woman.

One of the best parts for me now is knowing that the original Japanese show all the non-American clips are from was NOT made for kids.  The thought of these super-intense angles of little toys merging together all victorious... and that it was made for adult audiences... Oh it makes me laugh so!

In all though, aside from the obvious "after-school special" type of segments shoved into the show, the rest of the storylines are actually quite decent. (From a Japanese sentai/kaiju show standpoint, that is)
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 05, 2012, 06:54:55 PM
I've been watching The Chappelle Show on my lunch breaks at work.  I'm pretty sure I look like a maniac sitting in the back corner booth with my giant headphones giggling like a dummy at the many differences between black people and the whites.
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 05, 2012, 07:12:33 PM
I watch Futurama on my lunch breaks.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 13, 2012, 08:31:12 AM
Watched a bunch of Magnum P.I. on Netflix.

I watched that show a lot when it was on, but I don't remember watching the ending, and after re-watching it I probably just forgot it since it only "sort of" wraps things up and he spends most of the 2 part episode moping around.
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 13, 2012, 10:53:30 AM
The show did have a rockin 80s theme
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 13, 2012, 02:04:47 PM
Richard Dean Anderson is going to hunt you down and murder you with some chewing gum and duct tape for that!
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 13, 2012, 03:30:43 PM
The show did have a rockin 80s theme

It was weird that the first season episodes started with a different theme.  Made the show less enjoyable, really.

I'm still working my way through Magnum as well. My wife finds it cheeseball but likes it; I just kind of regular like it.  She says it's no different than MacGuyver, but I disagree strongly on that. 

Fuck MacGuyver and his cheap-ass shitty canadian produced show.

I haven't been going in order re-watching it, since I don't remember much of the last season, and so far I think it's because it stopped being as interesting as the first 5 or so.

I watched a bunch of MacGyver a while back, it held my interest about as much as it did when it aired, as in watch one and you've seen most of them.  Did he ever really get much character development?  Magnum probably got too much in the last few seasons, the first 5 or so had just the right amount.

Squad 51, I mean Emergency, has held up surprisingly well for me, I watch an episode of that once in a while and still like them as much as when I was a teenager.
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Post by: MSTJedi on June 13, 2012, 08:17:33 PM
I've been watching Supernatural on Netflix Instant lately. A few episodes into the second season and really liking it so far.

My stepsons (11 and 8), on the other hand, have been watching Doctor Who on Netflix all day. I'm so proud . . .  *sniff*
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 13, 2012, 08:31:55 PM
My stepsons (11 and 8), on the other hand, have been watching Doctor Who on Netflix all day. I'm so proud . . .  *sniff*

Love it when the smiles attack....  Got to watch what you type in front of a ")"...
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Post by: MSTJedi on June 13, 2012, 08:33:29 PM
My stepsons (11 and 8 ), on the other hand, have been watching Doctor Who on Netflix all day. I'm so proud . . .  *sniff*

Love it when the smiles attack....  Got to watch what you type in front of a ")"...

Doh! Fixed it (in this post).
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Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 14, 2012, 08:54:28 AM
Watched through all of Arrested Development for the first time. Pretty good. Don't see where all the internet rage came from after it was cancelled though.

Also watched all of season 1 of Bob's Burger. There's some really good moments, especially when it takes a turn for the weird, but most of the characters get really annoying. I hear season 2 is a lot better, so I'll have to check it out soon.
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 14, 2012, 09:57:24 AM
Does the internet really need a reason to rage?
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Post by: goflyblind on June 14, 2012, 10:02:03 AM
Does the internet really need a reason to rage?

RRRRRRRAAAGGLEBLARGGGLAAAAAAAABRRRRAGHHHHHIDIHIDIHIDIHIHODIHODIHODIHO! :angry: :grr:
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Post by: lassieface on June 14, 2012, 10:02:25 AM
Game of Thrones at long last! I've read through book three so while it isn't "shocking", I love seeing it come to life.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 17, 2012, 09:50:29 AM
Earth 2

Sort of watched it when it aired, I remember getting somewhat bored with it and then they were moving its time slot around and I lost track so I don't remember watching the later episodes.  Forgot the guy who played Lock in Lost was one of the bad guys.

The episodes on Netflix are in the order they aired but that's not the order they should be viewed, it's easy to find lists of the proper viewing order.   The last 2 were only aired because the show was canceled, one of those should have been episode 6.

I'm about half way through it, liking it more than when it aired, but it's still a little too slowly paced.  The good episodes are usually framed by boring ones, and there are a bunch that could have been consolidated down to one.  That whole arc with Tim Curry could have been dealt with faster.

Reading about why the show got axed, glad it did, sounds like they were going to do the same thing they did to SeaQuest, fire all the writers and producers and dumb down the show to try and get more viewers.
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Post by: Starman! on June 17, 2012, 11:47:22 AM
I'm watching Firefly for the first time. I love it! It's miles ahead of Buffy and Angel.
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Post by: stansimpson on June 17, 2012, 12:03:13 PM
Earth 2

Sort of watched it when it aired, I remember getting somewhat bored with it and then they were moving its time slot around and I lost track so I don't remember watching the later episodes.  Forgot the guy who played Lock in Lost was one of the bad guys.

The episodes on Netflix are in the order they aired but that's not the order they should be viewed, it's easy to find lists of the proper viewing order.   The last 2 were only aired because the show was canceled, one of those should have been episode 6.

I'm about half way through it, liking it more than when it aired, but it's still a little too slowly paced.  The good episodes are usually framed by boring ones, and there are a bunch that could have been consolidated down to one.  That whole arc with Tim Curry could have been dealt with faster.

Reading about why the show got axed, glad it did, sounds like they were going to do the same thing they did to SeaQuest, fire all the writers and producers and dumb down the show to try and get more viewers.
This reminds me that I need to go back and rewatch this. Didn't know about the backstory of the show getting cancelled.
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Post by: Tripe on June 17, 2012, 12:05:19 PM
I'm watching Firefly for the first time. I love it! It's miles ahead of Buffy and Angel.
^That illustrates why it's better to see it on DVD. :)
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 17, 2012, 12:54:33 PM
I always thought Firefly was just o.k.  Not bad but certainly not anything amazing.  It seems to me the hype built up around it is mainly because it only lasted one season.  I
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Post by: Starman! on June 17, 2012, 01:46:17 PM
Well I agree but I enjoy the hell out of it.
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Post by: Tripe on June 17, 2012, 01:52:22 PM
I always thought Firefly was just o.k.  Not bad but certainly not anything amazing.  It seems to me the hype built up around it is mainly because it only lasted one season.  I
See that describes pretty much any Whedon show, and I like most of them.

EDIT: Aside from the one season bit.
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Post by: Artie on June 17, 2012, 03:17:26 PM
I did a marathon of the all episodes of Girls so far aired to see what the fuss was all about.   I really enjoyed it.  The characters are not necessarily sympathetic but they are interesting.  The one problem I do have is how the show just drops subplots without resolution.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on June 17, 2012, 06:05:06 PM
Been watching lots of Ben 10. Halfway through season 2. Just finished Ghostfreaked Out.
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Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 17, 2012, 06:55:32 PM
I did a marathon of the all episodes of Girls so far aired to see what the fuss was all about.   I really enjoyed it.  The characters are not necessarily sympathetic but they are interesting.  The one problem I do have is how the show just drops subplots without resolution.
Hey, it worked for Mad Men
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Post by: Artie on June 17, 2012, 08:23:40 PM
I did a marathon of the all episodes of Girls so far aired to see what the fuss was all about.   I really enjoyed it.  The characters are not necessarily sympathetic but they are interesting.  The one problem I do have is how the show just drops subplots without resolution.
Hey, it worked for Mad Men

Having never seen Mad Men, I'll have to take your word for it.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 19, 2012, 09:31:44 AM
Finished all of Earth 2.  A few good episodes in the second half, the pacing was somewhat better, but Danzinger and some of the other characters started to get on my nerves.  Why would people that are used to living on a space station get all riled up due to "cabin fever"?  There's a lot of stuff similar to that, lots of little things that are poorly written, at least poorly written for science fiction.

  Too bad it ended on a cliffhanger.  If there was more I would watch it out of curiosity but I'm kind of glad there isn't any more.

Edit:  The promo video the replacement producers made for season 2 is on YouTube, and wow, what they had in mind sounds terrible.  They were going to jump right to the point where the colony ship was unloading.  Half the characters would be killed off.  Alonzo would become some kind of superman.  All the plots about the planet and the Terrians would vanish, because all that "esoteric" stuff is icky.  No more annoying story arcs, just stand alone action adventure every week.  :gouge:
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Post by: Darth Geek on June 19, 2012, 09:42:50 AM
Watched the first season of Darkwing Duck. Still enjoyable, albeit more infantile at times than I remember. I like the character of Darkwing. He may be egotistical, and sometimes makes mistakes. But he is capable and intelligent when his ego doesn't get in the way. He's not just dumb for the sake of being dumb. That's where Launchpad comes in. Who I like as well, but it works because he's not the main character. And what can I say, I'm a nerd, so I love Goslyn's friend Honker.

Currently starting on Drawn Together. This is more fun than I thought it was going to be, as I had just dismissed it when it first aired.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 19, 2012, 10:08:31 AM
Currently starting on Drawn Together. This is more fun than I thought it was going to be, as I had just dismissed it when it first aired.

Fun?  I always thought of it as more of a nasty car wreck on the side of the road, you don't want to slow down and look but you just can't help yourself.  ;D
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Post by: RoninFox on June 19, 2012, 10:45:35 AM
I like Drawn Together overall, but I do reach a breaking point with it. After I watch a few episodes, I just have to say enough and put it away for awhile.
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: mrbasehart on June 20, 2012, 07:47:04 AM
I've been rewatching Jonathan Creek recently, and I've pinpointed why I quite fancy Caroline Quentin.  It's not her looks, although I certainly don't think she's unattractive, it's her mannerisms, like the way she smiles, or how she bites her bottom lip, and the narrowing of her eyes.  It's weirdly seductive.  I think Katherine Parkinson on the IT Crowd is the same way, only prettier.

I've also been watching Doc Martin after having it be recommended on here and by family members and I'm enjoying it so far.  I holidayed in Cornwall my entire childhood, so those sorts of villages carry with them a nostalgia that adds something extra. 
Title: Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
Post by: Tripe on June 20, 2012, 07:55:09 AM
I think Katherine Parkinson on the IT Crowd is the same way, only prettier.
You might have something there, but man KP is spectacular.

I holidayed in Cornwall my entire childhood, so those sorts of villages carry with them a nostalgia that adds something extra.
Me too, and I lived in Plymouth for six of those years, so that was a long trip to the holiday hotspot wasn't it?
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