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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #180 on: September 20, 2012, 02:42:55 PM »
It seems likely that the event will be something scientific, rather than supernatural.  The locket seems to be some sort of program that can countermand the blackout in some small way, but the reasons behind it and for it are, I hope, the main thrust of this season. 


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #181 on: September 20, 2012, 03:10:23 PM »
Without knowing anything more about the cause of the blackout, it doesn't seem like a major plotline to me.  There are plenty of things to carry on with in Revolution after addressing that part - the state of the world and the politics involved have definite promise, for example.

That's exactly what I expect(ed) of the show, actually.... that the blackout/mystery would more-or-less just be like Hitchcock's "MacGuffin".  It's interesing, and you find out more about it, but it basically serves as a way to advance the story of the characters.  It's also how Kripke wrote Supernatural.... the whole demon/ghost-hunting was just a way to tell the story of the two brothers.

It's what's made Supernatural stay fresh after 7 full seasons....  I expect Revolution to kinda reveal the cause of the deal by the end of the season (or at least to just the audience maybe even by winter break even...) and resolve much of it so the show can move on from there.  Kripke doesn't like to drag things out beyond a season, in case the shows don't get picked back up... but when they do, he can add onto the previous season's story.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #182 on: September 20, 2012, 03:12:01 PM »
Yeah, I watched Supernatural for a few years until I got tired of the premise.  I always loved the "previously on..." classic rock montages they did for that show.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #183 on: September 20, 2012, 03:26:44 PM »
Yeah, I watched Supernatural for a few years until I got tired of the premise.  I always loved the "previously on..." classic rock montages they did for that show.

The last 2 seasons haven't been the greatest (Kripke left after s5, Sera Gamble took over and it's been *good*, but still a bit off) but Jeremy Carver is coming back (left after season 4 I think to work on another show) as the new show-runner... So I am hoping it'll get back on track.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #184 on: September 21, 2012, 09:06:10 PM »
I watched the pilot episode of "Last Resort", which is free on iTunes.  It's about a nuclear submarine crew who are given order to launch on Pakistan and refuse, leading to them being attacked by a US ship.  I think it airs sometime next week.  I enjoyed it quite a bit.  I groaned when I saw in the description that they end up on an island, but it turns out to be a very inhabited and civilized island, so no worries of it turning into a Lost clone.  The pilot sets up the premise nicely and I'm really curious to see where they go from here.  Considering the dreck that is most network dramas, this could easily rise to the top of that cesspool if it keeps up the quality of the pilot.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #185 on: September 22, 2012, 01:52:12 AM »
Matthew Perry's new show "Go On" was pretty funny.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #186 on: September 22, 2012, 03:49:51 AM »
Matthew Perry's new show "Go On" was pretty funny.

"Was"? Is that a slip, or has he lost yet another show?  It would be a shame too, I've rather liked all of his post-Friends efforts.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #187 on: September 22, 2012, 05:01:14 AM »
Matthew Perry's new show "Go On" was pretty funny.

"Was"? Is that a slip, or has he lost yet another show?  It would be a shame too, I've rather liked all of his post-Friends efforts.

No, I just watched the pilot and enjoyed it.  I hope the series will be as good
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #188 on: September 22, 2012, 08:45:39 AM »
Matthew Perry's new show "Go On" was pretty funny.

"Was"? Is that a slip, or has he lost yet another show?  It would be a shame too, I've rather liked all of his post-Friends efforts.

No, I just watched the pilot and enjoyed it.  I hope the series will be as good

Janelle said that she and her brother enjoyed the episodes they saw on demand... Hope it sticks for him this time. He gets a lot of crap from people, but he's really very funny.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #189 on: September 26, 2012, 05:11:32 PM »
Watched Partners and Guys with Kids.  Or about 10 minutes of each before I turned them off.  Even something as faded and tired as How I Met Your Mother is leagues above either of them, while something that's actually good - New Girl, for example - makes them seem 30 years old.

The Mindy Project is decent, though I'm hoping it gets funnier from the cast involved.

And Castle is back! Yay!


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #190 on: September 26, 2012, 05:15:03 PM »
And Castle is back! Yay!

i know they've been ratcheting things up over the last two seasons, but that episode just felt really fast and overflowing with stuff happening.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #191 on: September 26, 2012, 05:21:58 PM »
And Castle is back! Yay!

i know they've been ratcheting things up over the last two seasons, but that episode just felt really fast and overflowing with stuff happening.

They just wanted to deal with all that stuff in the last season straight away and not have it drag on.  Castle's a procedural, so it doesn't really have long arcs, so that's why we get episodes like that.  I like that they put Castle and Beckett together though. 


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #192 on: September 27, 2012, 09:55:42 PM »
I really liked The Mindy Project.  It was better than I expected and I actually expected it to be pretty good going in.  Looking forward to more.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #193 on: September 28, 2012, 09:35:04 AM »
I also enjoyed The Mindy Project. There were some great lines and Mindy is a great lead actress. The pilot felt a little off, and I hope that as more episodes are aired they get a more Arrested Development vibe. But I am looking forward to it....LOTS
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #194 on: September 28, 2012, 05:00:21 PM »
Just watched Elementary, the American's take on updating Sherlock Holmes.  It's a procedural, and it's not as good as the BBC one, but I still quite enjoyed it.  Jonny Lee Miller makes for a good Holmes, and Lucy Liu must be a vampire or something, as she has not aged at all.  I like that there's no hint of a romance between the two either.