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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #225 on: October 11, 2012, 03:44:28 PM »
 The Neighbors on ABC.  I laughed.  Full of slapstick and bad puns, my kinda show.

It has a good cast and I got a kick out of the alien's names, they're all named after famous athletes.  Especially enjoy the little redhead kid, Dick Butkus

And its brough to us by the guy who wrote Cars and Tangled.  And Crazy Stupid Love.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #226 on: October 11, 2012, 05:38:23 PM »
We weren't all that impressed with the much-raved-about pilot of Nashville. Didn't hate it, would probably watch another episode (though I'd rather be watching a few of the other shows we're falling behind in...)
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #227 on: October 11, 2012, 05:42:54 PM »
Just watched the DVR'd first episode of 'Arrow' from last night.  Clearly much darker than the 'Smallville' version of the character.  Not yet sure if it warrants my time each week... I'll give it a few more weeks before deciding (unless it does something really awesome or really irritating in the near future ;) ).
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #228 on: October 14, 2012, 12:51:12 PM »
Just watched the DVR'd first episode of 'Arrow' from last night.  Clearly much darker than the 'Smallville' version of the character.  Not yet sure if it warrants my time each week... I'll give it a few more weeks before deciding (unless it does something really awesome or really irritating in the near future ;) ).

I enjoyed it.  I think it set up too many things in the pilot, but I like the cast and the tone.  I'm very interested in in seeing what happened on the island, especially the brief shot of Deadshot's torn mask.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #229 on: October 23, 2012, 06:00:52 PM »
Just finishing up the pilot for Arrow. It's pretty dang good!


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #230 on: November 01, 2012, 04:51:19 PM »
Sixth Gun - SyFy (no air date given that I know of)

Looks like SyFy has passed it off to NBC

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a430082/lost-producer-carlton-cuse-to-adapt-comic-the-sixth-gun-for-nbc.html

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Lost producer Carlton Cuse is to adapt graphic novel series The Sixth Gun for NBC.

The drama will tell the story of six mythical guns in the Old West and the chaos that is unleashed when the last and most powerful weapon falls into the hands of an innocent girl.

Cuse will collaborate with writer Ryan Condal on the TV adaptation, based on the comics created by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Sixth Gun comic series was first published in July 2010, with Syfy previously announcing a planned television adaptation in 2011.

In addition to this new project, Cuse is also working on Psycho prequel Bates Motel for A&E and is also co-writing Guillermo del Toro's FX pilot The Strain.

Other drama pilots under consideration at NBC this season include a Moby Dick update from M Night Shyamalan, a contemporary version of Wuthering Heights and a period crime drama featuring famed inventor Thomas Edison.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #231 on: November 01, 2012, 04:55:27 PM »
Well, it has more chance of being good on another network - But less chance of surviving till season 2! :/
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #232 on: November 05, 2012, 08:30:42 AM »
I watched all 7 episodes of the Hulu series Escape My Life.  I should explain, if you're not familiar with it, that this is not, technically, a sitcom.  Actually, it is a series of 5 minute Ford commercials with a bland sitcom plot wrapped around it.  It's worth watching if you like traditional TV, but wish there was more product placement.


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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #233 on: November 11, 2012, 08:10:40 AM »
I was harping about Claire Danes last season, and I thought this skit from last night's SNL was pretty funny.

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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #234 on: November 11, 2012, 08:25:29 AM »
And 666 better start picking up soon.....

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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #235 on: September 17, 2013, 06:53:43 PM »
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I watched 'Sleepy Hollow' last night.  TV Guide online's description:
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An update of Washington Irving's classic tale about Ichabod Crane, who wakes up in the 21st century but finds his 18th-century nemesis, the Headless Horseman, has also come along for the ride.
Nothing particularly new (re-shuffled film/TV tropes), but at the end I was interested in seeing what would happen next.

In the first episode, it seemed a tad too easy for Ichabod to become OK with the idea of being well past his own time, though the show could have gotten bogged down with confusion/fear over that very thing, so I'll give them a bit of leeway with that.  For me, the potential value of the show will be in interpersonal relationships and how they mesh.  If this becomes a 'monster of the week' like Grimm, or focuses too tightly on its main story (four horsemen potentially returning [not really a spoiler as I had a 'yeah: and?' response to the 'Revelation' ;)]), I will likely be sick of it by the third or fourth episode, if not sooner.  They will have to have more than the initial premise ready to keep it interesting.

I did find it more than a little amusing that an actual line from the show was something like, "from this first appearance of ___, we'll have seven years to avoid the ___."  Seriously?  Trying to set up a seven year run of the show that blatantly?  ;D  Sheesh!

But I'm giving it a try.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #236 on: September 17, 2013, 07:15:11 PM »
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I watched 'Sleepy Hollow' last night.  TV Guide online's description:
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An update of Washington Irving's classic tale about Ichabod Crane, who wakes up in the 21st century but finds his 18th-century nemesis, the Headless Horseman, has also come along for the ride.
Nothing particularly new (re-shuffled film/TV tropes), but at the end I was interested in seeing what would happen next.

In the first episode, it seemed a tad too easy for Ichabod to become OK with the idea of being well past his own time, though the show could have gotten bogged down with confusion/fear over that very thing, so I'll give them a bit of leeway with that.  For me, the potential value of the show will be in interpersonal relationships and how they mesh.  If this becomes a 'monster of the week' like Grimm, or focuses too tightly on its main story (four horsemen potentially returning [not really a spoiler as I had a 'yeah: and?' response to the 'Revelation' ;)]), I will likely be sick of it by the third or fourth episode, if not sooner.  They will have to have more than the initial premise ready to keep it interesting.

I did find it more than a little amusing that an actual line from the show was something like, "from this first appearance of ___, we'll have seven years to avoid the ___."  Seriously?  Trying to set up a seven year run of the show that blatantly?  ;D  Sheesh!

But I'm giving it a try.

I heard it was bordering on "laughable"... but I'll give it 3 episodes at least. (Will be watching it tomorrow or Thurs).

In its favour, it was created by the creators of Alias, Fringe, and some of the writers of the new Star Trek movies.

Going against it, they also wrote the Transformers movies.... but you can also ask Bill about the whole "they wrote this movie" concept and how that compares to finished product.
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #237 on: September 17, 2013, 07:47:26 PM »
In its favour, it was created by the creators of Alias, Fringe, and some of the writers of the new Star Trek movies.

Yup, pretty much the only reason I'm giving it multiple episodes to decide.  With Alias, Fringe and the new Star Wars franchises, there was more than met the eye at first behind what was going on.  Hopefully, with this show playing out as the first one did, it won't wait until the 12th or 13th episode before being clear about its 'intent' (like Fringe did for me: wasn't until ep 14 'Ability' that I was sure I'd keep watching it).  [Of course, if it remains like the first one, it won't last until the 12th or 13th episode: this is FOX we're talking about. :P]
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #238 on: September 18, 2013, 11:34:57 AM »
The first five minutes were a cheesy trainwreck but by the end I was hooked enough to give it a couple episodes.

I did notice that seven year season run they tried to build into it. LMFAO
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Re: Anything New This Season That Warrants Viewing?
« Reply #239 on: September 18, 2013, 12:55:35 PM »
In its favour, it was created by the creators of Alias, Fringe, and some of the writers of the new Star Trek movies.

Yup, pretty much the only reason I'm giving it multiple episodes to decide.  With Alias, Fringe and the new Star Wars franchises, there was more than met the eye at first behind what was going on.  Hopefully, with this show playing out as the first one did, it won't wait until the 12th or 13th episode before being clear about its 'intent' (like Fringe did for me: wasn't until ep 14 'Ability' that I was sure I'd keep watching it).  [Of course, if it remains like the first one, it won't last until the 12th or 13th episode: this is FOX we're talking about. :P]

Ability is the episode I tell people to watch through to before deciding if they want to continue watching Fringe or not. It was really the turning point episode where it stopped being "procedural" and I think it was probably written shortly after the ratings came in for the first slew of episodes. (When they knew they'd be getting a second season)
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