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Offline THE QUEEN!!!

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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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Just finished Firefly again... still great again.
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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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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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"Kingdom" with Stephen Fry.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Just saw the pilot for Glee.  I really liked it. 


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True Blood, Season 1.  Kinda eh so far.


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True Blood, Season 1.  Kinda eh so far.

It gets better.
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