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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #195 on: September 28, 2012, 06:57:52 PM »
Saw that a few weeks before it came out.  I found it an entirely perfunctory genre exercise.  But then, I am really, really not a fan of network procedurals.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #196 on: September 28, 2012, 09:13:37 PM »
I saw Elementary and though I really like the UK's Sherlock, Elementary felt 'flat' to me.  In it it seems to me that Holmes is more an outright asshole than Sherlock's 'endearingly quirky' portrayal.

Like BBQ Platypus, I am really not a fan of procedurals.  The only exceptions being if I really like either an actor in it, or the character that is being played.  With Castle, for me, there's both.  For Elementary, there was neither.

I'll likely give it another couple episodes to see if it picks up, but the pilot did nothing at all for me except irritate.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #197 on: September 29, 2012, 08:34:50 AM »
Has anyone seen the new legal drama "Made in Jersey"?  I heard some commercials for it.  Some Hispanic girl from New Jersey gets a job at a law firm in Manhattan, and her crazy, sassy New Jersey attitude is gonna shake things up!!!  Because if there's one thing nobody working at a law firm in New York has ever encountered, it's a Hispanic person or someone from New Jersey.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #198 on: September 29, 2012, 10:03:28 AM »
Has anyone seen the new legal drama "Made in Jersey"?  I heard some commercials for it.  Some Hispanic girl from New Jersey gets a job at a law firm in Manhattan, and her crazy, sassy New Jersey attitude is gonna shake things up!!!  Because if there's one thing nobody working at a law firm in New York has ever encountered, it's a Hispanic person or someone from New Jersey.

[Sarcasm throughout post duly noted. ;)  Having dated an Italian, though, I think she's supposed to be Italian.]

I watched it only because I got to like Janet Montgomery on Human Target.  This is another one where I don't care for the basic core of the show (legal drama).

It was OK.  But even liking Montgomery and with her being the clear focus of the show, I have a feeling I won't watch long.  Not just because it doesn't seem to do much new with the ideas (either the 'legal drama' part, or the supposed 'fish out of water' part), but because I find the accents irritating, and they seemed to actually take more mental effort to process enough to understand what was being said... too much work for my brain for what should have been lighthearted entertainment.  [Made up as she was, she didn't look nearly as pretty as the more natural look she had on Human Target either.]
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #199 on: October 01, 2012, 10:30:59 AM »
Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is surprisingly good. I can't quite put my finger on why I enjoyed it as much as I did, but it evokes the fun of the old early-'90s TMNT, but without the cornball humor. It left me feeling happy and excited.

EDIT TO CLARIFY: It HAS Humor. I laughed more than once. It's just not cornball. :^)
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #200 on: October 01, 2012, 10:42:03 AM »
I find it odd that they cast Rob Paulsen as Donatello though.

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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #201 on: October 01, 2012, 10:45:59 AM »
Yeah. Hearing Raphael's voice coming from Donatello was jarring. He's on his way to making the role his own, but in that context it's hard to seperate his voice from Raphael.

I also like that they brought back the idea that Mutagen just changes you into whatever you had recent contact with. It's bad science fiction, but it's good entertainment.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #202 on: October 01, 2012, 04:24:45 PM »
Love that Castle is back, I also like 2 Broke Girls.  2 Broke Girls is typical sitcom fare, but I laugh.  And Fred Savage directed episode 1 of the new season.

On the reality front I'm hooked on CMT's Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, many they're rough on those girls.  But I understand, they have to be perfect.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #203 on: October 01, 2012, 04:26:49 PM »
I watched about a half dozen episodes of 2 Broke Girls, and I could never get into it.  I think Kat Dennings is awesome, but I really don't think a sitcom plays to her strengths.  She should be in something weirder and more offbeat.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #204 on: October 02, 2012, 06:50:49 AM »
Yes on all of that; she really is awesome and 2 Broke Girls is fairly pants.

Not sure what I'd do with her though. She does have a presence in the Marvel Universe, if only there were a TV show coming up set there...


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #205 on: October 02, 2012, 06:59:01 AM »
I think 2 Broke Girls is doing really well though, so she's stuck with that show for another 5 years.   Though it does give us a chance to see her appear in awesome dresses while attending the Emmy's.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #206 on: October 02, 2012, 11:45:45 AM »
Yes on all of that; she really is awesome and 2 Broke Girls is fairly pants.

2 Broke Girls is a TV show.  These are pants


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #207 on: October 02, 2012, 11:49:00 AM »
Yes those are, and pretty pants pants at that.

These pants however:


Aren't pants in the slightest, though they could have taken the shot at less pants of an angle really.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #208 on: October 02, 2012, 12:06:19 PM »
I prefer Kat Dennings without pants:

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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #209 on: October 02, 2012, 01:54:18 PM »
Yes, Christ on a Bike, but actually I dig her most in more quotidian apparel, not sure why.