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Title: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 06, 2011, 07:42:33 AM
Since there is a movie thread, and I kind of feel like I'm cheating by posting TV shows in the movie thread, I thought I would start a TV thread. Pretty much 99% of what I watch are all TV shows.

Mods, if you want to combine this with the movie one, go right ahead. I thought I would see how posting this goes.


Last night it was Jericho. Mr. Ismi has been telling me all about it, and we actually found it on Netflix.

Actually liking it so far. Seems to be like your typical disaster TV show, but I am quite intrigued by the characters.

Otherwise we have been re-watching Reno 911 and laughing like crazy. The humor is typically too vulgar for my taste, but I've been watching ever since Season 1 aired and I'm impressed with the stuff that the actors pull out of their pockets.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on September 06, 2011, 07:58:17 AM
Currently watching Farscape on Netflix. Probably my favorite recent scifi show.

Generally speaking, my favorite shows are:

Doctor Who (most of the stuff before the 1980's, after that it goes way downhill and never recovers)

Patrick McGoohan's Danger Man AKA Secret Agent, and its "sequel", The Prisoner

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett

Twin Peaks

Blake's 7 (haven't watched it since my teens, might have a different opinion now)

The original Star Trek

The Wire

The new Battlestar Galactica

Fraggle Rock
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: PrincessMommy on September 06, 2011, 08:17:21 AM
Current shows:

Project Runway - most of the family watches this together.   

also with the family: Doctor Who - I'm still not sure I like this new series and the new companions.

Masterpiece Theater productions as well as Mystery! when they start up this fall.  The newer one that takes place in Rome with Rufus Sewell was a bit of a dud. 

Auction Kings

Older shows:

We're watching "Masterpiece Theater's Little Dorrit" currently.  I think it's taken us nearly 3 months to finish it.

Just finished a 2pt. Inspector Morse.  I loved that show and miss John Thaw.

I also like watching the old Doctor Who when I have some time during the day.  Enjoying the ones with Pertwee lately. 

Man, it looks like I watch a lot of tv. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 06, 2011, 08:26:58 AM
Well, if we are listing multiple series ;D, I'm now working on Big Love Season 4 (Actually a re-watch, yikes, what an awful turn for the series, such a train wreck), The Good Wife, and Scrubs Seasons 1 through 3. That'll keep me busy for months, since I don't have time for more than an hour a day.

I'm liking the earlier seasons of Scrubs -- the show really went off the rails with its silliness in the final seasons. It was still funny, but I like the more introspective bent of the earlier seasons. Still, it's pretty silly regardless, so why am I analyzing it?

Also catching up on missed episodes of Deadliest Warrior. Just watched the IRA vs. the Taliban episode.

I haven't watched NCIS since the Season 7 DVD came out, so I am DYING to find out what happened in Season 8 -- will probably get the DVD sometime this week. I know I could have seen it online, but I decided to wait until the DVD was released. Why don't I have this patience with other things (or people?)  ???


Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 06, 2011, 08:36:31 AM
As everyone knows I am correct about 96.7856% of the time. When it comes to movies and TV, especially long format serial TV, I am 100%.

As not to end the thread with a single post, I will allow others to add the to noise to signal ratio.

First TV series, ground breaking, and probably the only series with has an annual academic symposium dedicated to it even after its being off air for more than a few years, and was TV series based on a horrible film.

Before Twilight and that dumb garbage thing on HBO:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Has one of the greatest TV musicals of all time as well. Gotta get 5 1/2 seasons of context to fully appreciate its brilliance.

If you can get to season three you will be locked in. Most folks by the middle season two. Started as mid season toss-away experiment on a new network, that redefined TV.

None of the above is hyperbole.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 06, 2011, 08:39:04 AM
BTW, good thread. Will last forever.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on September 06, 2011, 08:58:27 AM
As everyone knows I am correct about 96.7856% of the time. When it comes to movies and TV, especially long format serial TV, I am 100%.

As not to end the thread with a single post, I will allow others to add the to noise to signal ratio.

First TV series, ground breaking, and probably the only series with has an annual academic symposium dedicated to it even after its being off air for more than a few years, and was TV series based on a horrible film.

Before Twilight and that dumb garbage thing on HBO:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Has one of the greatest TV musicals of all time as well. Gotta get 5 1/2 seasons of context to fully appreciate its brilliance.

If you can get to season three you will be locked in. Most folks by the middle season two. Started as mid season toss-away experiment on a new network, that redefined TV.

None of the above is hyperbole.

I really, really like Buffy (and Angel too). Joss Whedon and co. definitely can write beautiful dialogue and characters and generally find the funniest pop culture references to include in a Vampire show. Spike's line about the Crucifixion and Woodstock is one of my favorites.

My problem with Whedon is that the shows would have been a lot better if he actually knew something about mythology, religion, etc. instead of either a) making stuff up or b) treating things very superficially. He loses big points for treating Wicca as the real "old religion". I mean, really? If you're going to have pagan sorcerers in the show there are so many more interesting  traditions and myths you could draw on. But that requires reading stuff, research, etc.

Some defenders of Buffy will say, "well, it's primarily about social commentary, American teenagers, yada yada" (academics love it) but let's face it, it's a monster/ fantasy show and the mythos is very important.

His most successful show in terms of world-building was probably Dollhouse because it pretty much sticks to what he knows- modern LA- with a fairly subdued scifi element. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 06, 2011, 09:01:02 AM
Dollhouse was such a good ALMOST. Almost there. But it was still pretty good.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on September 06, 2011, 09:04:49 AM
Dollhouse was such a good ALMOST. Almost there. But it was still pretty good.

I feel that way about Firefly (cue lynch mob).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Mivac on September 06, 2011, 09:25:14 AM
I was watching Falling Skies but on a very sad note, I also have found myself watching America's Got Talent  :P
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 06, 2011, 09:57:48 AM
Dollhouse was such a good ALMOST. Almost there. But it was still pretty good.

I feel that way about Firefly (cue lynch mob).
HAH! Me too, actually.

I think I feel that all of the Whedon stuff I saw is just an almost. I didn't like Buffy when I was 13 (I know, I am just handing orthonorm another excuse to hate me ;) ) and haven't watched it since, so I can't say anything about that. But Firefly was so close, too. I think I felt like the characters are not developed well enough and are kind of one-dimensional. He creates these grandiose plotlines but the characters fall short. That's how I felt with Firefly and Dollhouse, anyway.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 06, 2011, 10:05:34 AM
As everyone knows I am correct about 96.7856% of the time. When it comes to movies and TV, especially long format serial TV, I am 100%.
Are you consulting Pasadi for your statistics now? ???
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 06, 2011, 10:07:02 AM
I didn't like Buffy when I was 13 (I know, I am just handing orthonorm another excuse to hate me ;) )y.

Maybe TMI, but I have heard this from women before. Under my tutelage, they became fans. A show for 13 year old girls that wasn't.

They need to live another decade give or take a few years and re-watch it with a man who was at least 13 before they were born.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 06, 2011, 10:07:48 AM
As everyone knows I am correct about 96.7856% of the time. When it comes to movies and TV, especially long format serial TV, I am 100%.
Are you consulting Pasadi for your statistics now? ???

So you are saying it is true, as pasadi is the only person more correcter on this board than me.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on September 06, 2011, 10:08:42 AM
On a whim, my wife and I watched the first three episodes of Cheers via Netflix streaming last night.

Almost 30 years later, that show is still one of the funniest I've ever seen. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on September 06, 2011, 10:10:47 AM
As everyone knows I am correct about 96.7856% of the time. When it comes to movies and TV, especially long format serial TV, I am 100%.

As not to end the thread with a single post, I will allow others to add the to noise to signal ratio.

First TV series, ground breaking, and probably the only series with has an annual academic symposium dedicated to it even after its being off air for more than a few years, and was TV series based on a horrible film.

Before Twilight and that dumb garbage thing on HBO:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Has one of the greatest TV musicals of all time as well. Gotta get 5 1/2 seasons of context to fully appreciate its brilliance.

If you can get to season three you will be locked in. Most folks by the middle season two. Started as mid season toss-away experiment on a new network, that redefined TV.

None of the above is hyperbole.

I really, really like Buffy (and Angel too). Joss Whedon and co. definitely can write beautiful dialogue and characters and generally find the funniest pop culture references to include in a Vampire show. Spike's line about the Crucifixion and Woodstock is one of my favorites.

My problem with Whedon is that the shows would have been a lot better if he actually knew something about mythology, religion, etc. instead of either a) making stuff up or b) treating things very superficially. He loses big points for treating Wicca as the real "old religion". I mean, really? If you're going to have pagan sorcerers in the show there are so many more interesting  traditions and myths you could draw on. But that requires reading stuff, research, etc.

Some defenders of Buffy will say, "well, it's primarily about social commentary, American teenagers, yada yada" (academics love it) but let's face it, it's a monster/ fantasy show and the mythos is very important.

His most successful show in terms of world-building was probably Dollhouse because it pretty much sticks to what he knows- modern LA- with a fairly subdued scifi element. 

My wife is a big fan and made me watch all the Buffys with her...up until she got utterly sick of my pointing out the holes in the show's own mythos, especially the Invitation Rule.  The violation of that drove me insane.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 06, 2011, 10:12:57 AM
I didn't like Buffy when I was 13 (I know, I am just handing orthonorm another excuse to hate me ;) )y.

Maybe TMI, but I have heard this from women before. Under my tutelage, they became fans. A show for 13 year old girls that wasn't.

They need to live another decade give or take a few years and re-watch it with a man who was at least 13 before they were born.
This post kind of creeps me out, LOL.

Mr. Ismi loves him some Buffy, but after watching Charmed with him, I'm starting to see a pattern of why he likes the TV that he does....

And Schultz, Cheers IS hilarious. Glad it's on Netflix. Will be watching that sometime. I used to watch it on Nick-at-Nite growing up (yes, blah I'm so young, I watched re-runs ;)).

People have been recommending Veronica Mars, but I heard that it's not on Netflix anymore. Boo. Am trying to keep my DVD purchasing to a minimum, so will probably find a way to watch it online. Any reviews on that show?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 06, 2011, 10:21:30 AM
especially the Invitation Rule.  The violation of that drove me insane.

Bet it happened less than you thought. I ain't no geek on the continuity thing from the beginning, since the show became something different around season three, but the invitation continuity was rarely violated. (The first season barely had a show runner, and the show runners quickly changed each season until fourish.)

This is will be the only element of the series I will comment on for the next 24 hours.

Happened to stumble, literally, into a Buffy Trivia contest idiocy at a bar in Chicago once. The table of nerdy girls I slid up to were amazed that someone so charming and handsome knew nearly every answer. We won hands down.

I won (insert obvious punchline).

Again no big geek on the show, probably have seen the series twice maybe in syndication. But some of the season finale arcs a few times, and the "special" episodes: Hush, The Body, Once More with Feeling! etc. many. Especially the latter.

When it comes to TV / Film I like, it etches permanently on my brain.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on September 06, 2011, 10:36:43 AM
I have a list at home that I compiled.  It happened more than it should have, especially AFTER Season Three. 

My wife is also a fan of True Blood and I was very pleased to note that in the three seasons she has made me watch it, this rule was not violated once to my knowledge.  I was also very impressed with the fact that one did not have to go through some ridiculous ritual to dis-invite someone, but merely had to say, "GET. OUT!" and woooosh!  There goes Bill out the door.

Granted, I wish the writers would say it to Bill entirely, but that may be too much of a favor to ask.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 06, 2011, 10:47:54 AM
I have a list at home that I compiled.  It happened more than it should have, especially AFTER Season Three. 

lulz @ you. I gotta see that list. I mean the handwritten angry scrawl at a TV show about coming of age and vampires.

I couldn't get through 3.24 episodes of True Blood. Absurd and gratuitous.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on September 06, 2011, 10:52:20 AM
I have a list at home that I compiled.  It happened more than it should have, especially AFTER Season Three. 

lulz @ you. I gotta see that list. I mean the handwritten angry scrawl at a TV show about coming of age and vampires.

I couldn't get through 3.24 episodes of True Blood. Absurd and gratuitous.

Lulz @ you.  I typed it out and laminated it to go in the box with all her dvds of the show :P

And while TrueBlood is absurd and gratuitous, at least it's internally consistent.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 06, 2011, 10:56:05 AM
I have a list at home that I compiled.  It happened more than it should have, especially AFTER Season Three. 

lulz @ you. I gotta see that list. I mean the handwritten angry scrawl at a TV show about coming of age and vampires.

I couldn't get through 3.24 episodes of True Blood. Absurd and gratuitous.

Lulz @ you.  I typed it out and laminated it to go in the box with all her dvds of the show :P

And while TrueBlood is absurd and gratuitous, at least it's internally consistent.

Wow, how did you avoid NOT being the most annoying Mod of all time?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on September 06, 2011, 10:59:58 AM
I have a list at home that I compiled.  It happened more than it should have, especially AFTER Season Three. 

lulz @ you. I gotta see that list. I mean the handwritten angry scrawl at a TV show about coming of age and vampires.

I couldn't get through 3.24 episodes of True Blood. Absurd and gratuitous.

Lulz @ you.  I typed it out and laminated it to go in the box with all her dvds of the show :P

And while TrueBlood is absurd and gratuitous, at least it's internally consistent.

Wow, how did you avoid NOT being the most annoying Mod of all time?

I had to take the reputation of others into account when I had the power.  Now I just have my own reputation to soil with my passive-aggressiveness and nitpicking.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 09, 2011, 05:40:42 PM
Currently watching: Top Chef Just Desserts, Hell's Kitchen, Chopped Champions, Great Food Truck Race, Burn Notice (Season 5)

Favorites from the past: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Salute Your Shorts, Newsradio, Remember Wenn, Seinfeld, X-Files, Top Chef, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Just bought the 1st Season of Burn Notice today, hope to start watching it this weekend.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on September 09, 2011, 05:58:50 PM
I watch very little television - mostly because the stuff I find entertaining either fails financially or gets horrible ratings.

Currently, I am re-watching Arrested Development for the umpteenth time. Original, clever, and hilarious (not to mention one of the few shows that never jumped the shark before it was cancelled).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: McB on September 09, 2011, 06:06:47 PM
Currently watching: Top Chef Just Desserts, Hell's Kitchen, Chopped Champions, Great Food Truck Race, Burn Notice (Season 5)

Favorites from the past: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Salute Your Shorts, Newsradio, Remember Wenn, Seinfeld, X-Files, Top Chef, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Just bought the 1st Season of Burn Notice today, hope to start watching it this weekend.

Remember WENN was a remarkably good show.  So good that I will forgive you the fact that the theme music is now going to be stuck in my head for the next two days.

Oh, how I wish for a DVD set!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 09, 2011, 06:13:09 PM
Asteriktos, I'm sensing a pattern in your shows. And I likes it! I could watch food on TV all day. The ascetics somewhere are shaking their heads.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on September 09, 2011, 06:15:33 PM
I watch a lot of Fox Soccer Channel. They repeat everything, but it's pretty good. Hockey season starts next month, so I guess that'll be on ESPN2 and Sun Network (the Lightning).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 12, 2011, 03:11:51 PM
Just watched the Burn Notice episode from last Thursday. Pure awesomeness. That is the kind of episode I was hoping for when I first started watching the series.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on September 12, 2011, 03:48:33 PM
I don't watch TV shows on TV.  Commercials make me dwell on acts of violence that are unChristian to think about unless you are reading about them in Lives of the Saints.

But I have watched a couple in my time, generally on Netflix.  IDK if HBO counts as TV shows or as Serial Epics, but I liked Rome and loved Deadwood.

I watched all of Lost on Netflix.  Not bad.

I watch Family Guy and Futurama whenever someone else at the house is.  My brother is obsessed with Dr. House.  It gave him quite a shock to see Black Adder Goes Fourth where Hugh Laurie is not only a moron but [gasp] British.

EDIT - I have seen bits and pieces of True Blood when I am subjected to it by my buddy's girlfriend.  Usually I put on my headset and turn up the volume on World of Tanks when she does that.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 12, 2011, 06:33:57 PM
EDIT - I have seen bits and pieces of True Blood when I am subjected to it by my buddy's girlfriend.  Usually I put on my headset and turn up the volume on World of Tanks when she does that.

(http://cdn1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/141/213/141/csT0gEIh38yvmxs.jpg)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on September 12, 2011, 06:49:21 PM
EDIT - I have seen bits and pieces of True Blood when I am subjected to it by my buddy's girlfriend.  Usually I put on my headset and turn up the volume on World of Tanks when she does that.

(http://cdn1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/141/213/141/csT0gEIh38yvmxs.jpg)

Thanks, I needed the hug.  I have mostly been suppressing my emotions over True Blood but it would only be a matter of time before the show drove me to suicide.  I think I'm going to be alright.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: brandb on September 12, 2011, 07:27:42 PM
The Mentalist, anyone?? :D

There's also Southland, Family Guy/Cleveland Show, Spartacus, and more recently Wilfred. I also love a few random animes.
If we're talking about the past, I'm with Vamrat on Rome. Star Trek: TNG, The Guardian, Daria, and Home Movies are also favs.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on September 12, 2011, 09:05:35 PM
Am I the only one watching Breaking Bad? one awesome show...at least until Dexter is back on in Oct.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 12, 2011, 09:11:59 PM
I just purchased NCIS Season 8 on DVD. I refused to go on IMDB or read any spoilers, so I have no idea what happened at the end of Season 7. The description on the back of the case is so cliche and sounds like it describes every season. :-/ Is the drug-cartel/Gibbs angle going anywhere or are they going to deal with it and finish it in the first episode? Because that would stink.

I don't know when I'll even have time to watch it, but I hope to watch an episode sometime tomorrow.

While doing chores I decided to watch Arrested Development and Parks and Recreation on Netflix. I mean, they're kinda funny, but it still didn't make me laugh out loud too much. Actually, I would have to say that Arrested Development was the funnier of the two, but I feel that's a show I would be embarrassed to recommend to anyone else. LOL.



Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 12, 2011, 09:15:01 PM
Every time someone mentions Arrested Development I think of these guys (http://youtu.be/g40c6iAEHpc). Why can't we all just be more like Mr. Wendall?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on September 12, 2011, 09:20:51 PM
Dollhouse was such a good ALMOST. Almost there. But it was still pretty good.

I feel that way about Firefly (cue lynch mob).

what, what, what! Firefly was pure gold. I still curse those fox execs for cancelling it. Dollhouse was a bit of a disappointment at first, by the time the it started getting good it'd already lost most of its audience.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 12, 2011, 09:27:36 PM
Housewives of something or the other. My mother is staying over and loves that show.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shlomlokh on September 12, 2011, 09:32:29 PM
3rd Rock from the Sun. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on September 12, 2011, 09:51:55 PM
True Blood (I like gratuitous and absurd, so shoot me!)  ;)

Haven

Australian X Factor. I don't normally watch this kind of show, and I'm not sure how I got hooked into watching it most nights it's on.

 





Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 12, 2011, 09:54:46 PM
True Blood (I like gratuitous and absurd, so shoot me!)  ;)
Big Love is my "gratuitous and absurd" show. I keep my Mad Men DVDs out and scoot the Big Love DVDs to the back. ;) The ending to Season 4 was so awful that I had my eyes closed during parts of it. AWFUL. I heard that the show redeems itself in Season 5, and I want to see the story line play out, so I'm getting the DVD anyway.

But yes, I get a lot of  ??? when Mr. Ismi rats me out and tells everyone that I can watch Big Love for hours. They all think I'm obsessed with polygamy. LOL. (Obv, as a naturally jealous person as well as a Christian, I'm not.)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on September 13, 2011, 10:17:06 AM
My wife and I do not watch TV shows. We just never developed this habit. We love movies, and sometimes (not very often) watch movies on TV, but never TV sitcoms. We mostly use our TV as a screen for DVDs that we order from Netflix.

As exceptions, not very often, we might watch "Daily Show with Jon Stuart" or "The Colbert Report," or an episode of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (not for plot, but because of the great acting by Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and others).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Luke on September 13, 2011, 10:45:56 AM
West Wing   (netflix)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on September 13, 2011, 10:54:33 AM
"Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (not for plot, but because of the great acting by Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and others).

No, no, no...

If you want to see a cop show with good acting AND a great plot check out the Wire.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on September 13, 2011, 11:26:15 AM
bugger, wrong thread.  don't mind me.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: katherineofdixie on September 13, 2011, 11:43:11 AM
Ok, I just realized that this is going to sound like I am glued to the tv, but in my defence, please remember I have Comcast On Demand.

Memphis Beat
The Glades
Falling Skies
Burn Notice
Suits
Combat Hospital
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 13, 2011, 09:25:01 PM
I recently got Netflix and watched the first three seasons of Friday Night Lights in about two weeks! The book was the best sports book I've ever read, and the movie was great as well. But I never watched the TV series because I just couldn't imagine that it would measure up to the book and the movie. But I was pleasantly surprised. Very good stuff!


As for other TV shows that I watch:

The First 48
Anthony Bourdain
Frontline
Charlie Rose
Tavis Smiley
O'Reilly Factor
Morning Joe

Any reruns of:
Seinfeld
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Frasier
M.A.S.H
The Andy Griffith Show


Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: mersch on September 25, 2011, 11:27:33 PM
Well, not much tv "shows" since nfl has started, and nhl started their preseason, (yes, I'm a female- actually was fortunate to grow up playing both, and no I'm not a feminist, LOL)  So my free time for tv is centered around watching these two sports-  Go Steelers!  the best game I've been able to see today! Can't say much for my home town boys- the Chiefs!  But am so looking forward to going to Arrowhead to see my hometown boys for Monday night football, and Sunday night football- verses San Deigo and Steelers, my two other favorite teams- either way regardless who wins these two night games, I win!  Go Troy and the Steelers!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on October 06, 2011, 11:01:47 PM
Jersey Shore
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on October 06, 2011, 11:07:03 PM
At the moment it's Reno 911, Sons of Guns, Gangland (luv!). I've had a hankering to watch Mad Men and catch up on NCIS, but no time. I watch with Mr. Ismi an hour or so each night and we usually choose the programs we mutually like.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 06, 2011, 11:21:45 PM
Watching first Penguins game of the year... so far, so good...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Timon on October 07, 2011, 12:04:01 PM
Jersey Shore

I dont know if youre kidding, but me and my wife are hooked.  Its like a bad car crash. Its awful, horrific, and sad but you cant help but look.

Man, I cant believe I just admitted to watching this show.

Other TV shows I watch include:

- The Braves - except not anymore since their season came to a miserable halt.
- The Falcons
- The Georgia Bulldogs!!!!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: AWR on October 07, 2011, 12:25:53 PM

The Phillies, at least tonight.   (sorry Timon)


Breaking Bad ain't bad.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 07, 2011, 01:08:02 PM
Hello !  Survivor...

And Big Brother during the Summer.

Rachel Won..  bitchy but deserving IMHO
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Timon on October 07, 2011, 01:09:52 PM

The Phillies, at least tonight.   (sorry Timon)


Breaking Bad ain't bad.

Its all good.... Maybe next year!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shlomlokh on October 07, 2011, 03:10:47 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004GZZGWC/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1318014403&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004GZZGWC/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1318014403&sr=8-1)
Should be coming in the mail today. I watched it in grade school and forgot all about it. Looking forward to seeing it and in blu ray too.

In Christ,
Andrew
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on October 07, 2011, 03:19:26 PM
We have been watching Spiderman (the cartoon) lately, and I think it's hilarious.

(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=35074782)

How did I miss out on this when I was a kid?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: mersch on October 12, 2011, 11:55:13 AM
Anderson Cooper show-  regarding people who have been scammed by psychics, hmmmmmmmmm, could I be in the wrong business? ::)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on October 12, 2011, 11:59:16 AM
Jersey Shore

I dont know if youre kidding, but me and my wife are hooked.  Its like a bad car crash. Its awful, horrific, and sad but you cant help but look.
Anderson Cooper should have just remained hosting The Mole forever.

Timon Re: Jersey Shore, it's okay. I was thinking about creating a thread titled, "What are your favorite TV shows that you are ashamed to admit you watch?"

As some OC.netters know, I am an avid watcher of Bravo's Real Housewives series, all of the different casts. So much so that my family and I went to see them have a round-table discussion live! LOL. So embarrassed about that, but yes, it is a train wreck kind of love. Isn't that awful?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 12, 2011, 12:02:51 PM
Finished watching all of Farscape with my wife (except Peacekeeper Wars)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 12, 2011, 12:21:36 PM
I was thinking about creating a thread titled, "What are your favorite TV shows that you are ashamed to admit you watch?"

Sounds like a good idea :)

Quote
As some OC.netters know, I am an avid watcher of Bravo's Real Housewives series, all of the different casts. So much so that my family and I went to see them have a round-table discussion live! LOL. So embarrassed about that, but yes, it is a train wreck kind of love. Isn't that awful?

Sickening, to be honest. I mean, really... the houswives? Which one of the 37 cities was it from?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 12, 2011, 12:24:08 PM
I watched the majority of an episode of Jersey Shore for the first time this weekend.  In the episode one of the denizens thought it might have been pregnant and had to get a test.  My first thought was amazement that such biologically debased specimens (clearly all suffering from an advanced case of jaundice) could actually breed, followed quickly by horror at the possibility that they could.

In other news, it has been announced that Anderson Cooper is, in fact, verifiably a clone.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Timon on October 12, 2011, 12:33:00 PM
Jersey Shore

I dont know if youre kidding, but me and my wife are hooked.  Its like a bad car crash. Its awful, horrific, and sad but you cant help but look.
Anderson Cooper should have just remained hosting The Mole forever.

Timon Re: Jersey Shore, it's okay. I was thinking about creating a thread titled, "What are your favorite TV shows that you are ashamed to admit you watch?"

As some OC.netters know, I am an avid watcher of Bravo's Real Housewives series, all of the different casts. So much so that my family and I went to see them have a round-table discussion live! LOL. So embarrassed about that, but yes, it is a train wreck kind of love. Isn't that awful?

Haha! My wife is the office manager at one of these fancy restaurants in ATL.  The real housewives of ATL go there all the time.  As you can probably imagine, they arent the most pleasant people to deal with.  Very rude and full of themselves!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 12, 2011, 12:50:03 PM
I've been trying to catch hockey games. I also watched a couple episodes of the Ice Road Truckers spin off, Most Dangerous Roads. That stuff is scary.  :o
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on October 12, 2011, 01:08:26 PM
I was thinking about creating a thread titled, "What are your favorite TV shows that you are ashamed to admit you watch?"

Sounds like a good idea :)

Quote
As some OC.netters know, I am an avid watcher of Bravo's Real Housewives series, all of the different casts. So much so that my family and I went to see them have a round-table discussion live! LOL. So embarrassed about that, but yes, it is a train wreck kind of love. Isn't that awful?

Sickening, to be honest. I mean, really... the houswives? Which one of the 37 cities was it from?
They had one from each city, except for Miami and Beverly Hills.

And to tell the truth, even though the tickets were a surprise, I was still kind of psyched to see them live. Later on, LuAnn from New York was right next to my sister's slot machine, doing a good job of evading screaming 20 something women.

Little did she know...

Timon, ATL, not surprised at all that your wife has had that experience! They are all pretty much the definition of tacky, but Jersey and ATL are the least classiest casts. Actually, they all are. Hm, to choose one.....
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 12, 2011, 04:26:42 PM
Storm Chasers
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: britgirl on October 12, 2011, 06:04:40 PM
Game of Thrones, anyone?
As much as I hate to admit it...I watch Glee.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 12, 2011, 06:25:14 PM
Game of Thrones, anyone?
As much as I hate to admit it...I watch Glee.

I saw most of Game of Thrones.  Not bad at all.  Waiting for the next Walking Dead to come out.  Will probably wait for more of Terra Nova to come out before getting into it.  Saw the first episode but I was playing a game as well so did not pick up all of it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on October 12, 2011, 07:03:59 PM
Been watching Lost Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Terra Nova. None of them too bad as far as "not having to think seriously" escapism goes. 

I did watch the pilot thing of Person(s)? of Interest. Not being overly keen on the two main actors, it will probably be the only time for me.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 12, 2011, 07:23:08 PM
I've been watching me some Penguins hockey. No Crosby? No Malkin? No problem!  ;D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: brandb on October 13, 2011, 12:55:44 AM
Game of Thrones, anyone?
As much as I hate to admit it...I watch Glee.

YES, Game of Thrones. I avoided it for a long time but now I'm hooked. XD
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on October 13, 2011, 01:17:18 AM
^^I loved Game of Thrones - Can't wait for the next season.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 13, 2011, 09:23:15 AM
I liked Game of Thrones too. Also, the Borgias. It was a lot like the Tudors except much better written and executed.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 13, 2011, 09:44:43 AM
I liked Game of Thrones too. Also, the Borgias. It was a lot like the Tudors except much better written and executed.

Ugh.  I thought the Tudors was OK, but the character I liked the least was Henry.  I kinda wished he'd lost his head instead of More.  Though that Catholic assassin was pretty cool.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 13, 2011, 10:40:15 AM
I liked Game of Thrones too. Also, the Borgias. It was a lot like the Tudors except much better written and executed.

Ugh.  I thought the Tudors was OK, but the character I liked the least was Henry.  I kinda wished he'd lost his head instead of More.  Though that Catholic assassin was pretty cool.

The Catholic assassin made little sense to me. They hardly did anything with him- just seemed like one of many characters that went nowhere, like Thomas Tallis. A very poorly constructed show in my opinion. The show also managed to make sex boring, no mean feat.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 13, 2011, 11:00:39 AM
I liked Game of Thrones too. Also, the Borgias. It was a lot like the Tudors except much better written and executed.

Ugh.  I thought the Tudors was OK, but the character I liked the least was Henry.  I kinda wished he'd lost his head instead of More.  Though that Catholic assassin was pretty cool.

The Catholic assassin made little sense to me. They hardly did anything with him- just seemed like one of many characters that went nowhere, like Thomas Tallis. A very poorly constructed show in my opinion. The show also managed to make sex boring, no mean feat.

I just thought his method of "assassinating" Anne was pretty interesting.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: PrincessMommy on October 13, 2011, 06:32:21 PM
Been watching Lost Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Terra Nova. None of them too bad as far as "not having to think seriously" escapism goes. 

I did watch the pilot thing of Person(s)? of Interest. Not being overly keen on the two main actors, it will probably be the only time for me.



We watched two episodes of Person of Interest and found them to be silly and boring.  I really don't care about the main character's backstory and the writer's keep jumping back to that.  Yeah, another X-soldier with "issues".  yawn. 

We're watching Terra Nova with our 10 yr old.  While it's safe enough for family TV, I can't say it's very gripping.  Yes, mindless escapism is about it. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: brandb on October 13, 2011, 09:12:15 PM
I liked Game of Thrones too. Also, the Borgias. It was a lot like the Tudors except much better written and executed.

Loved the Tudors and the Borgias.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Timon on October 13, 2011, 11:59:16 PM
Anyone else watch Jersey Shore tonight??? The meatballs just keep getting plastered drunk and The Situation just keeps causing problems in the house....

Lord, have mercy....
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 14, 2011, 09:08:29 PM
The "Adventures of Merlin" show is awful.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on October 14, 2011, 09:32:34 PM
The "Adventures of Merlin" show is awful.

If it's the one I'm thinking of, I knew it within five minutes. Why the heck are you watching if you know its twaddle, you silly person, you?  :laugh:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 14, 2011, 09:48:49 PM
I haven't watched a new series of anything in a gazillion years.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Basil 320 on October 14, 2011, 10:09:00 PM
Mad Men
Desperate Housewives, crazy about Eva Longoria.
Pan Am
The Playboy Club---which was dumpted after two episodes.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Charlie's Angels, may stick with it, not sure yet.
Two and a Half Men, not what it was, still giving it a chance, may drop it.
Law and Order SVU
Law and Order
Law and Order Criminal Intent
Hawaii 5-0
Jeopardy

Reruns:
In the Heat of the Night
Matlock
Two and a Half Men

Lots of old stuff on TVLand, real pleased the 50th Anniversary of The Dick Van Dyke Show, brought it back for a while.
Bonanza
All in the Family
Everyone Loves Raymond

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 14, 2011, 10:11:30 PM
The "Adventures of Merlin" show is awful.

If it's the one I'm thinking of, I knew it within five minutes. Why the heck are you watching if you know its twaddle, you silly person, you?  :laugh:

The wife likes it  :(
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Basil 320 on October 14, 2011, 10:20:11 PM
News and Information

Morning Joe
CBS Early Show
Jansing & Company
Tamron Hall (can't think of the name of the show)
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Meet the Press
The 5
The O'Riley Factor--not every  evening
Hannity--not every evening
The McLaughlin Group
Washington Week
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 14, 2011, 11:15:45 PM
Waiting for the next Walking Dead to come out. 

I see the next season starts this Sunday, with a marathon of the first season leading up to it. I watched the first episode before and thought it was ok, but didn't get into it. But I've set the DVR to record the shows this Sunday... maybe I'll be able to get more into it if I can watch a bunch of episodes at once... *shrugs* :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Basil 320 on October 15, 2011, 01:10:18 AM
Under reruns, how could I have forgotten Frasier and Cheers?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on October 15, 2011, 10:27:34 AM
Frasier and Cheers! Loved 'em (Although I have a deeply ingrained dislike for Woody Harrelson).

Was watching Reno 911 and Out of the Wild: Alaska last night...couldn't stop laughing at Reno 911. We hadn't watched anything after Season 4, and while Season 5 has some "Meh" moments, we have a few new favorite characters already. One we dub the "hypothetical guy" or the "felonious" guy. I was screeching last night while watching his scenes.

I don't like the Walking Dead never much.....TBH it is too gory for me. I know that sounds silly but I read enough about gore in real life to want to watch it in a horror/zombie movie. However, Mr. Ismi is excited about Season 2.


Basil, how do you like Pan Am? I heard a lot of bad reviews about it but I am very curious to watch it myself.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Basil 320 on October 15, 2011, 12:22:41 PM
I like Pan Am, so far, decent story lines--drama, and well done ambiance (can't think of a better term for the culture of the era), actors are appropriate for the settings.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 15, 2011, 01:27:33 PM
So who is getting thrown off Survivor next week.

They blind sided Ozzy's girlfriend and now he seems P.Oed by the clips they showed. He's pretty arrogant.
I love the alpha male types who think everyone else is there just to help them win.

Coach is endearing this time around.

Predictions?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 15, 2011, 02:19:33 PM
They blind sided Ozzy's girlfriend and now he seems P.Oed by the clips they showed. He's pretty arrogant.
I love the alpha male types who think everyone else is there just to help them win.

What happened to Sharon?  ???
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 15, 2011, 09:58:16 PM
They blind sided Ozzy's girlfriend and now he seems P.Oed by the clips they showed. He's pretty arrogant.
I love the alpha male types who think everyone else is there just to help them win.

What happened to Sharon?  ???

You're funny...No "Sharon" this time.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 24, 2011, 09:46:48 AM
Having just finished the book, I'm watching the 12-part Brothers Karamazov miniseries released in Russia a few years ago. So far it's great, possibly the best book-to-screen adaptation I've seen.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 04, 2011, 09:19:47 AM
Watching Blackadder Goes Forth again.  It is great.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on November 04, 2011, 09:46:43 AM
Enlightened (http://www.hbo.com/enlightened/index.html)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 07, 2011, 12:07:32 AM
Tonight - Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Luke on November 07, 2011, 12:32:07 AM
Having just finished the book, I'm watching the 12-part Brothers Karamazov miniseries released in Russia a few years ago. So far it's great, possibly the best book-to-screen adaptation I've seen.
Have you finished it now, and do you still think it is great?  I have not seen it yet and was wondering what others though of it.
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Post by: IsmiLiora on November 07, 2011, 05:11:18 PM
Tonight - Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels.
Watched both last night as well....Walking Dead, the episode before that -- I was practically hiding under my pillow during the last part. I couldn't believe he did that! (Or could I?)

I fell asleep during Hell on Wheels, but I'm not sure if it was:
1) Because it was boring (let's hope not, because I've been looking for a Western TV show to watch)
2) Because I ate a three course German dinner and wanted to die
3) or that I worked out for an hour after that.  :laugh:

I'll give it a try again. What did you think about it?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 07, 2011, 05:31:02 PM
Tonight - Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels.
Watched both last night as well....Walking Dead, the episode before that -- I was practically hiding under my pillow during the last part. I couldn't believe he did that! (Or could I?)

I fell asleep during Hell on Wheels, but I'm not sure if it was:
1) Because it was boring (let's hope not, because I've been looking for a Western TV show to watch)
2) Because I ate a three course German dinner and wanted to die
3) or that I worked out for an hour after that.  :laugh:

I'll give it a try again. What did you think about it?

Hell on Wheels was OK.  It wasn't Deadwood.  But wasn't horrible either.  Except that Italian guy playing an Indian.  (I don't know if he was Italian but he looked about as Indian as Klaus Kinski....well, that was an exaggeration, but you get my point.)  I honestly thought we were beyond that.  How expensive would a proper Pawnee or Lakota actor be?  I mean, seriously?  Wes Studi is Cherokee but would have looked the part and he'll act in just about anything.

Three course German dinner and an hour workout?  I'm not sure how you weren't just bouncing off the walls with energy?  Must have been the following liter of wine and three viocdens that got you!   ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 07, 2011, 11:52:35 PM
Tonight, it's hockey and some news updates.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 08, 2011, 03:11:08 PM
Life Lesson from Walking Dead. Note to self:

"You really don't have to outrun the Zombies. You only have to outrun Otis (the gun next to you)

 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 08, 2011, 03:11:58 PM
Life Lesson from Walking Dead. Note to self:

"You really don't have to outrun the Zombies. You only have to outrun Otis (the gun next to you)

 
SO AWFUL!!!!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 08, 2011, 03:13:09 PM
Tonight - Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels.
Watched both last night as well....Walking Dead, the episode before that -- I was practically hiding under my pillow during the last part. I couldn't believe he did that! (Or could I?)

I fell asleep during Hell on Wheels, but I'm not sure if it was:
1) Because it was boring (let's hope not, because I've been looking for a Western TV show to watch)
2) Because I ate a three course German dinner and wanted to die
3) or that I worked out for an hour after that.  :laugh:

I'll give it a try again. What did you think about it?

Hell on Wheels was OK.  It wasn't Deadwood.  But wasn't horrible either.  Except that Italian guy playing an Indian.  (I don't know if he was Italian but he looked about as Indian as Klaus Kinski....well, that was an exaggeration, but you get my point.)  I honestly thought we were beyond that.  How expensive would a proper Pawnee or Lakota actor be?  I mean, seriously?  Wes Studi is Cherokee but would have looked the part and he'll act in just about anything.

Three course German dinner and an hour workout?  I'm not sure how you weren't just bouncing off the walls with energy?  Must have been the following liter of wine and three viocdens that got you!   ;)
I will try again. I don't remember much except thinking the main character was kinder hot in a rugged way. And then I started snoring, if reports are to be believed.

LOL I just had a lambic after dinner, so not quite, but I was already knocked out after the appetizer.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 08, 2011, 03:34:28 PM
Life Lesson from Walking Dead. Note to self:

"You really don't have to outrun the Zombies. You only have to outrun Otis (the gun next to you)

 

That was horrible.  Not unexpected, but all the same.  But what can you expect from the guy who's like, "my best friend has probably been eaten by a zombie.  I'm so sad.  I should roger his wife to make all of us feel better."
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 08, 2011, 03:36:24 PM
And the pregnancy test!!! D'OH!! Who couldn't see that coming?

We can't wait to see that **** hit the fan.

Every time Rick and his wife are on the screen, we yell, "He's too good for you!"
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 08, 2011, 04:37:51 PM
And the pregnancy test!!! D'OH!! Who couldn't see that coming?

We can't wait to see that **** hit the fan.

Every time Rick and his wife are on the screen, we yell, "He's too good for you!"

We use other terms that get me in trouble.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 08, 2011, 05:16:41 PM
We do too!!! I just didn't want to post them, haha.

Big Love Season 5 is coming out and I am excited to see Bill die the last season.  :P Kidding!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 08, 2011, 11:51:00 PM
Life Lesson from Walking Dead. Note to self:

"You really don't have to outrun the Zombies. You only have to outrun Otis (the gun next to you)

 

That was horrible.  Not unexpected, but all the same.  But what can you expect from the guy who's like, "my best friend has probably been eaten by a zombie.  I'm so sad.  I should roger his wife to make all of us feel better."

He did the right thing. Zombies are catching up. One round left. They have the get the medical stuff back to save the little boy.

Sorry Otis.

Loved the Bloated Zombie stuck down in a  well scene this week. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....burp
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 08, 2011, 11:51:49 PM

Loved the Bloated Zombie stuck down in a  well scene this week. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....burp
That was utterly disgusting. The gory zombie deaths are too much for me. I literally shrieked when he fell apart.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Timon on November 09, 2011, 03:06:32 AM
Has anyone mentioned "New Girl" yet?  Me and my wife love it. Hilarious.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 09, 2011, 10:31:14 AM
Life Lesson from Walking Dead. Note to self:

"You really don't have to outrun the Zombies. You only have to outrun Otis (the gun next to you)

 

That was horrible.  Not unexpected, but all the same.  But what can you expect from the guy who's like, "my best friend has probably been eaten by a zombie.  I'm so sad.  I should roger his wife to make all of us feel better."

He did the right thing. Zombies are catching up. One round left. They have the get the medical stuff back to save the little boy.

Sorry Otis.

Loved the Bloated Zombie stuck down in a  well scene this week. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....burp

Yeah, but the little boy is a boring character.  If he'd died, then the dad might have gone on a murderous zombie slashing rampage.  Very unboring.  Then they could have focused more on the real main character of the show - the redneck/boondock saint.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 09, 2011, 12:31:31 PM

Loved the Bloated Zombie stuck down in a  well scene this week. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....burp
That was utterly disgusting. The gory zombie deaths are too much for me. I literally shrieked when he fell apart.

Well there is your problem. You need to learn when to cover your eyes. It's not like you cant tell when something like that is about to happen. There are certain skills needed to watch this show... Like duck and cover.

I liked the one when they had to find out if a dead Zombie had eaten the lost little girl. They SLOWLY cut the Zombie open with a Bowie knife. They sound effects were terrible..

plunge, cut, cut, saw, saw, gurgle gurgle.

 They really took their time...

THEN he says... "Now for the bad part"   LOL  They cracked open the ribs and stuck their hands in looking for body parts... Gooy work

The best !!!  No dinner for you!!! Yeow

I miss MST 3000 soooooo much
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 09, 2011, 02:27:36 PM
Quote from: Marc1152
I miss MST 3000 soooooo much

 :) They just came out with the 21st box set. It's an all-Gamera edition.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Mivac on November 11, 2011, 09:44:59 AM
Ok, I admit it!  I really like the Big Bang Theory.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on November 11, 2011, 11:46:15 AM
Ok, I admit it!  I really like the Big Bang Theory.
Yeah, but it's just a theory.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 11, 2011, 05:00:27 PM
^^ :laugh:

I've been watching Downton Abbey.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on November 13, 2011, 11:47:42 PM
The Big Bang Theory is pretty much the only "new" show I watch these days. Very well written with good characters (most of whom I can relate to very well).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 13, 2011, 11:50:54 PM
Grimm. Not bad so far.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 14, 2011, 12:00:40 AM
There's a Zombie infestation in the barn.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 14, 2011, 12:03:52 AM
Oh, I've failed in my Christian duty; I hate zombies!!!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 14, 2011, 12:14:02 AM
Oh, I've failed in my Christian duty; I hate zombies!!!

Love your enemy *


-------------------------------
* except for Zombies
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Timon on November 14, 2011, 12:26:03 AM
i know im not the only one watching the new bevis and butthead episodes...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 14, 2011, 12:27:08 AM
Oh, I've failed in my Christian duty; I hate zombies!!!

Love your enemy *


-------------------------------
* except for Zombies

Great. There's a loophole!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Luke on November 14, 2011, 01:07:40 AM
Just finished pilot of Bluebloods. :police:  The Mrs. really likes the show, so I wanted to see what it was all about.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: brandb on November 14, 2011, 01:33:32 AM
Once Upon A Time, anyone?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 14, 2011, 01:37:09 AM
i know im not the only one watching the new bevis and butthead episodes...

Can they be found online anywhere?  Have had difficulty scheduling B&B time.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 14, 2011, 01:38:25 AM
There's a Zombie infestation in the barn.

So...former friends, loved ones, and neighbors?  What do you reckon Herschel is feeding them? 

Oh, and new rule, blondie doesn't get guns no more.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on November 14, 2011, 01:46:53 AM
Once Upon A Time, anyone?
Following that, Grimm, and the final season of Chuck.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Timon on November 14, 2011, 12:10:53 PM
i know im not the only one watching the new bevis and butthead episodes...

Can they be found online anywhere?  Have had difficulty scheduling B&B time.

Not sure. Im sure you could find them somewhere. I know theyre On Demand with Comcast.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 14, 2011, 02:43:09 PM
There's a Zombie infestation in the barn.

So...former friends, loved ones, and neighbors?  What do you reckon Herschel is feeding them? 

Oh, and new rule, blondie doesn't get guns no more.

If it were me........ I'd just go ahead and whack Herschel, build a walled compound around the house, encourage having babies and then in a few generations you got yourself a  good old fashioned City State. 

"Never get out of the Boat"

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on November 14, 2011, 02:57:47 PM
Once Upon A Time, anyone?

I've actually watched it. 

Sunday nights are my TV night.
:)

Doc Martin on PBS, Once Upon a Time and then Masterpiece Theater (if it's something worth watching - not a big fan of "Contemporary" MPT).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on November 14, 2011, 03:08:02 PM
The Big Bang Theory is pretty much the only "new" show I watch these days. Very well written with good characters (most of whom I can relate to very well).

While I find the humor in the show amusing, I find it annoying that the only female character on the show is a waitress, while all of the male characters have their Phd.

Heaven forbid we show educated women on television!  ::)

My BF and I have been going through all of the episodes of HBO's "Deadwood." We have two episodes left of season 2 before we start on the final season. It's a shame that HBO decided to cancel the series solely on the reason that it was too expensive to produce.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 14, 2011, 03:52:33 PM
I've been watching lots of FA Cup soccer on Fox Soccer Channel. This past week, they had a lot of the 'smaller' local clubs. I like those.   :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on November 14, 2011, 04:06:23 PM
The Big Bang Theory is pretty much the only "new" show I watch these days. Very well written with good characters (most of whom I can relate to very well).

While I find the humor in the show amusing, I find it annoying that the only female character on the show is a waitress, while all of the male characters have their Phd.

Heaven forbid we show educated women on television!  ::)

My BF and I have been going through all of the episodes of HBO's "Deadwood." We have two episodes left of season 2 before we start on the final season. It's a shame that HBO decided to cancel the series solely on the reason that it was too expensive to produce.
Hey, the past two seasons they've expanded the female cast to include not one but two female characters with comparable educations to the male characters.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 14, 2011, 04:53:05 PM
The Big Bang Theory is pretty much the only "new" show I watch these days. Very well written with good characters (most of whom I can relate to very well).

While I find the humor in the show amusing, I find it annoying that the only female character on the show is a waitress, while all of the male characters have their Phd.

Heaven forbid we show educated women on television!  ::)

My BF and I have been going through all of the episodes of HBO's "Deadwood." We have two episodes left of season 2 before we start on the final season. It's a shame that HBO decided to cancel the series solely on the reason that it was too expensive to produce.

There was an episode where the John Galeki Charactor asks his fellow nerd lab partner out for  a date, Sara Gilbert.... I woke up at 2 am with a start and realized he played David  on "Rosanne" and was her boyfriend on the show ( Darlene)... my annoyed wife said "You didn't know that?"
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 14, 2011, 05:13:42 PM
There's a Zombie infestation in the barn.

So...former friends, loved ones, and neighbors?  What do you reckon Herschel is feeding them? 

Oh, and new rule, blondie doesn't get guns no more.

If it were me........ I'd just go ahead and whack Herschel, build a walled compound around the house, encourage having babies and then in a few generations you got yourself a  good old fashioned City State. 

"Never get out of the Boat"



We had had that thought while watching, but I came to the conclusion that after Darryl the Redneck Zombie Destroyer Herschel was the smartest guy of the bunch.  *Note that this is before I found out that he had a barn full of zombies within shambling distance of his house.*  The no guns thing we agreed was somewhat stupid, but then you see what these knuckle-draggers do with guns and you can start to understand him.  Everyone goes around getting shot and he has to patch them back up.

But yeah, back to your plan.  Walling up Herschel's farm and being fruitful and multiplying with the redhead would make for a rather nice apocalypse.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: TITL on November 14, 2011, 05:37:27 PM
No one watches Monk!?  :o
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 14, 2011, 05:40:23 PM
No one watches Monk!?  :o
I LOVE Monk! Tony Shalhoub is genius.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: TITL on November 14, 2011, 05:42:00 PM
Yay!

I'm also (shamefully) addicted to 24.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: brandb on November 15, 2011, 12:10:28 AM
No one watches Monk!?  :o

YESSSS. Brings back memories. :D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 15, 2011, 12:12:42 AM
No one watches Monk!?  :o

I like that show.   :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on November 15, 2011, 12:22:45 PM
There's a Zombie infestation in the barn.

So...former friends, loved ones, and neighbors?  What do you reckon Herschel is feeding them? 

Oh, and new rule, blondie doesn't get guns no more.

If it were me........ I'd just go ahead and whack Herschel, build a walled compound around the house, encourage having babies and then in a few generations you got yourself a  good old fashioned City State. 

"Never get out of the Boat"



We had had that thought while watching, but I came to the conclusion that after Darryl the Redneck Zombie Destroyer Herschel was the smartest guy of the bunch.  *Note that this is before I found out that he had a barn full of zombies within shambling distance of his house.*  The no guns thing we agreed was somewhat stupid, but then you see what these knuckle-draggers do with guns and you can start to understand him.  Everyone goes around getting shot and he has to patch them back up.

But yeah, back to your plan.  Walling up Herschel's farm and being fruitful and multiplying with the redhead would make for a rather nice apocalypse.
My wife had an intersting theory concerning the barn and all the walkers.....
Quote: "Where is Herchel getting the fuel for his generator from? He's gotta be using the walkers to make some kind of fuel." brilliant!

BTW, Hell on Wheels is amazing :)

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on November 15, 2011, 12:43:57 PM
My wife had an intersting theory concerning the barn and all the walkers.....
Quote: "Where is Herchel getting the fuel for his generator from? He's gotta be using the walkers to make some kind of fuel." brilliant!

LOL, just create a zombie juicer and you'll have fuel for life.

BTW, Hell on Wheels is amazing :)

PP

Still warming up to Hell on Wheels, but I've only caught the 1st ep. so far.

Homeland is quite good. For anyone interested, the 1st episode is streaming for free through the showtime website.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 15, 2011, 03:28:04 PM
Hell on Wheels is growing on me.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on November 15, 2011, 04:58:10 PM
Hell on Wheels is growing on me.
Chief O'Brien has never been more hardcore.

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on November 15, 2011, 05:00:51 PM
Person of Interest (http://www.cbs.com/shows/person_of_interest).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on November 15, 2011, 05:04:52 PM
Just finished pilot of Bluebloods. :police:  The Mrs. really likes the show, so I wanted to see what it was all about.


Quote
Siobhan Byrne O'Connor enjoys her life as wife (http://ncronline.org/blogs/conversations-sr-camille/catholic-upbringing-influences-script-writers-blue-bloods-work) to Daniel O'Connor and mother of their three children, ages 12, 8 and 6.

"My children and my family are my greatest joy," she said. "I have a terrific husband and so I feel like I've won some cosmic jackpot."

She's also happy in her chosen career as script writer and supervising producer of the popular television series "Blue Bloods."

Being a devout Catholic in a media world not ordinarily sympathetic to the church presents its own range of challenges; however, Siobhan is personable and competent. She also has a powerful ally in the industry, David Black, creator of "Law and Order," under whose tutelage she began her career.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 15, 2011, 05:55:16 PM
Yesterday's Lightning-Jets game was pretty good.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on November 16, 2011, 10:43:22 AM
Person of Interest (http://www.cbs.com/shows/person_of_interest).

I like it, definitely better than I expected.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 16, 2011, 08:43:16 PM
There's a Zombie infestation in the barn.

So...former friends, loved ones, and neighbors?  What do you reckon Herschel is feeding them? 

Oh, and new rule, blondie doesn't get guns no more.

If it were me........ I'd just go ahead and whack Herschel, build a walled compound around the house, encourage having babies and then in a few generations you got yourself a  good old fashioned City State. 

"Never get out of the Boat"



We had had that thought while watching, but I came to the conclusion that after Darryl the Redneck Zombie Destroyer Herschel was the smartest guy of the bunch.  *Note that this is before I found out that he had a barn full of zombies within shambling distance of his house.*  The no guns thing we agreed was somewhat stupid, but then you see what these knuckle-draggers do with guns and you can start to understand him.  Everyone goes around getting shot and he has to patch them back up.

But yeah, back to your plan.  Walling up Herschel's farm and being fruitful and multiplying with the redhead would make for a rather nice apocalypse.
My wife had an intersting theory concerning the barn and all the walkers.....
Quote: "Where is Herchel getting the fuel for his generator from? He's gotta be using the walkers to make some kind of fuel." brilliant!

BTW, Hell on Wheels is amazing :)

PP

Energy?   Where is he getting all that food..?

burp
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on November 16, 2011, 09:21:02 PM
No one watches Monk!?  :o

Not since its last episode, no. While it was running it was one of my favorites. Who knew that USA would go from being the network with the best morning and afternoon cartoon reruns (let's not go into what was on during the night) to being one of the few channels with shows that are actually worth watching (i.e. not a putrid pit of "reality" programming). Monk, Psych, and Burn Notice are a lot of fun.

I haven't seen Walking Dead (I have this thing about watching continuity heavy shows that I haven't seen the beginning to- why I never watched either Lost or the new Battlestar) but I do enjoy Dexter and Game of Thrones (no need to spoiler tag that one for me, either).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 17, 2011, 05:12:25 PM
No one watches Monk!?  :o

Not since its last episode, no. While it was running it was one of my favorites. Who knew that USA would go from being the network with the best morning and afternoon cartoon reruns (let's not go into what was on during the night) to being one of the few channels with shows that are actually worth watching (i.e. not a putrid pit of "reality" programming). Monk, Psych, and Burn Notice are a lot of fun.

I haven't seen Walking Dead (I have this thing about watching continuity heavy shows that I haven't seen the beginning to- why I never watched either Lost or the new Battlestar) but I do enjoy Dexter and Game of Thrones (no need to spoiler tag that one for me, either).

Very good friend recommended Walking Dead. Though I hate zombies, I really like the English actor who is in the lead role. So I gave it a try. Halfway through the first episode I accepted the white feather!  :-[ :laugh:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 17, 2011, 05:15:09 PM
No one watches Monk!?  :o

Not since its last episode, no. While it was running it was one of my favorites. Who knew that USA would go from being the network with the best morning and afternoon cartoon reruns (let's not go into what was on during the night) to being one of the few channels with shows that are actually worth watching (i.e. not a putrid pit of "reality" programming). Monk, Psych, and Burn Notice are a lot of fun.

I haven't seen Walking Dead (I have this thing about watching continuity heavy shows that I haven't seen the beginning to- why I never watched either Lost or the new Battlestar) but I do enjoy Dexter and Game of Thrones (no need to spoiler tag that one for me, either).

Very good friend recommended Walking Dead. Though I hate zombies, I really like the English actor who is in the lead role. So I gave it a try. Halfway through the first episode I accepted the white feather!  :-[ :laugh:

Oh man up !  No one likes Zombies except other Zombies.. You just need to learn when to cover your eyes and whimper quietly
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 17, 2011, 05:59:12 PM
No one watches Monk!?  :o

Not since its last episode, no. While it was running it was one of my favorites. Who knew that USA would go from being the network with the best morning and afternoon cartoon reruns (let's not go into what was on during the night) to being one of the few channels with shows that are actually worth watching (i.e. not a putrid pit of "reality" programming). Monk, Psych, and Burn Notice are a lot of fun.

I haven't seen Walking Dead (I have this thing about watching continuity heavy shows that I haven't seen the beginning to- why I never watched either Lost or the new Battlestar) but I do enjoy Dexter and Game of Thrones (no need to spoiler tag that one for me, either).

Very good friend recommended Walking Dead. Though I hate zombies, I really like the English actor who is in the lead role. So I gave it a try. Halfway through the first episode I accepted the white feather!  :-[ :laugh:

Oh man up !  No one likes Zombies except other Zombies.. You just need to learn when to cover your eyes and whimper quietly

But they hide behind the terrace curtains waiting to get in and grab me while I sleep!!  :laugh: Give me vampires and werewolves, anytime!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on November 17, 2011, 06:02:17 PM
Having just finished the book, I'm watching the 12-part Brothers Karamazov miniseries released in Russia a few years ago. So far it's great, possibly the best book-to-screen adaptation I've seen.
Have you finished it now, and do you still think it is great?  I have not seen it yet and was wondering what others though of it.

I'm a little past halfway through at the moment and it's still great.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on November 17, 2011, 07:32:44 PM
I've been getting into Breaking Bad some. I'm currently in season 2 and it's been great so far.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on November 17, 2011, 07:58:32 PM
I've been getting into Breaking Bad some. I'm currently in season 2 and it's been great so far.

We just finished season 3 over, great show. For some reason Netflix doesn't have season 4 so I'm kind of fiending at the moment. We've started Weeds.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on November 17, 2011, 11:17:07 PM
Anyone watching Denver v NY Jets?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on November 17, 2011, 11:24:15 PM
Anyone watching Denver v NY Jets?

Football is boring as hell
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on November 17, 2011, 11:46:44 PM
Anyone watching Denver v NY Jets?

Football is boring as hell

Maybe American, but not association football. ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 18, 2011, 02:25:27 AM
Anyone watching Denver v NY Jets?

No, I missed it. Oops.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Babalon on November 18, 2011, 02:50:57 AM
I don't even have cable.

0_0
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on November 18, 2011, 09:04:46 AM
I've been getting into Breaking Bad some. I'm currently in season 2 and it's been great so far.

We just finished season 3 over, great show. For some reason Netflix doesn't have season 4 so I'm kind of fiending at the moment. We've started Weeds.

Season 4 just finished airing a few weeks ago. If you have on-demand, it may still be there. So far, its the best season of a great show.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on November 18, 2011, 09:22:46 AM
Anyone watching Denver v NY Jets?

No, I missed it. Oops.  :)
You missed Tebow? :o
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 18, 2011, 09:37:30 AM
I don't even have cable.

0_0
Netflix!

Haven't had cable for several months now and I've lived without it for months/a year at a time. Give me Netflix and/or my TV DVDs and I'm a happy gal.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 18, 2011, 01:01:28 PM
'Devil Fish,' MST 3000. Also, whatever's on Fox Soccer Channel.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on November 18, 2011, 01:28:10 PM
Watching Mike Rowe suck the semen out of a rectum of a turkey on Discovery Channel...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 18, 2011, 01:44:47 PM
Watching Mike Rowe suck the semen out of a rectum of a turkey on Discovery Channel...
OMG. That episode. Totally scarred me.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 20, 2011, 10:28:58 PM
Zombie Night

Oh Yeah..........Making Angry Love !
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 21, 2011, 12:05:32 AM
Zombie Night

Oh Yeah..........Making Angry Love !

This episode caught up on a lot of the plot stuff but I would like to see more zombies getting whacked.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 21, 2011, 12:32:30 AM
I have some demands:

1. I want the little girl Sophie found but as a Zombie
2. I want Herschel dead. Really dead.. Not a Zombie. Old fashion type dead.
3. No more sex scenes please
4. Darrell must shower or be shot for real
5. Less of the Chinese kid. He may be eaten if necessary to get him off the screen.

Question: If Zombies eat the Chinese kid will they be hungry again in a half hour?


http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Zombie
No Room In Hell

Zombies are driven by an insatiable lust to eat the flesh of the living that many presume originates from Hell or Satan or Narnia. The currently accepted theory states that they walk the Earth because there is simply no more room left in Hell; this was a result of the "No More Room In Hell Act" of 1662 wherein Satan outlawed further immigration into Hell because of "those damn dirty Americans" stealing all of the good jobs there and putting immense stress on the demonic economy. As Heaven also began refusing souls this forced the undead to wander forever in torment in the streets and alleys of ordinary society. Where we now have to deal with them. Great.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on November 21, 2011, 02:06:05 AM
Watching Mike Rowe suck the semen out of a rectum of a turkey on Discovery Channel...


Wait WHA?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 21, 2011, 07:00:40 AM
Yeah, that was an image I really didn't want to have.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 21, 2011, 11:29:41 AM
I have some demands:

1. I want the little girl Sophie found but as a Zombie
2. I want Herschel dead. Really dead.. Not a Zombie. Old fashion type dead.
3. No more sex scenes please
4. Darrell must shower or be shot for real
5. Less of the Chinese kid. He may be eaten if necessary to get him off the screen.

Question: If Zombies eat the Chinese kid will they be hungry again in a half hour?


http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Zombie
No Room In Hell

Zombies are driven by an insatiable lust to eat the flesh of the living that many presume originates from Hell or Satan or Narnia. The currently accepted theory states that they walk the Earth because there is simply no more room left in Hell; this was a result of the "No More Room In Hell Act" of 1662 wherein Satan outlawed further immigration into Hell because of "those damn dirty Americans" stealing all of the good jobs there and putting immense stress on the demonic economy. As Heaven also began refusing souls this forced the undead to wander forever in torment in the streets and alleys of ordinary society. Where we now have to deal with them. Great.



1. I want the little girl Sophie found but as a Zombie

That would be interesting.  Perhaps the Herschel keeping zombies in a barn because they are people too is leading up to this?

2. I want Herschel dead. Really dead.. Not a Zombie. Old fashion type dead.

I'm still split on Herschel.  He seems to be the brightest of the bunch.  Eaten by Zombies (pet zombies specifically) might be an interesting outcome.

3. No more sex scenes please

Agreed.  Doesn't really add to the plot (anymore than it would if they were implied) and they take away from zombie killing time.  Y'all can repopulate the world in your own time.  In my time I want lots of dead zombies.

4. Darrell must shower or be shot for real

Come on now.  If there are two things you deserve as consolation prizes for surviving the apocalypse thus far is that you don't have to listen to the police anymore and you don't have to take showers or dress according to social norms.  Would you really take everything from this man?

5. Less of the Chinese kid. He may be eaten if necessary to get him off the screen.

Sadly enough, I find him to be one of the more likable characters in the show.  In the last episode he killed more zombies than Rick.  I could do with a lot less Rick/what's-her-name/Karl in any case.  Even a-hole and blondie are more interesting than them.  And of course, Darryl should be the highlight of the show.  If you want zombies dead with style, he's the way to go.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 21, 2011, 01:07:06 PM
I have some demands:

1. I want the little girl Sophie found but as a Zombie
2. I want Herschel dead. Really dead.. Not a Zombie. Old fashion type dead.
3. No more sex scenes please
4. Darrell must shower or be shot for real
5. Less of the Chinese kid. He may be eaten if necessary to get him off the screen.

Question: If Zombies eat the Chinese kid will they be hungry again in a half hour?


http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Zombie
No Room In Hell

Zombies are driven by an insatiable lust to eat the flesh of the living that many presume originates from Hell or Satan or Narnia. The currently accepted theory states that they walk the Earth because there is simply no more room left in Hell; this was a result of the "No More Room In Hell Act" of 1662 wherein Satan outlawed further immigration into Hell because of "those damn dirty Americans" stealing all of the good jobs there and putting immense stress on the demonic economy. As Heaven also began refusing souls this forced the undead to wander forever in torment in the streets and alleys of ordinary society. Where we now have to deal with them. Great.



1. I want the little girl Sophie found but as a Zombie

That would be interesting.  Perhaps the Herschel keeping zombies in a barn because they are people too is leading up to this?

2. I want Herschel dead. Really dead.. Not a Zombie. Old fashion type dead.

I'm still split on Herschel.  He seems to be the brightest of the bunch.  Eaten by Zombies (pet zombies specifically) might be an interesting outcome.

3. No more sex scenes please

Agreed.  Doesn't really add to the plot (anymore than it would if they were implied) and they take away from zombie killing time.  Y'all can repopulate the world in your own time.  In my time I want lots of dead zombies.

4. Darrell must shower or be shot for real

Come on now.  If there are two things you deserve as consolation prizes for surviving the apocalypse thus far is that you don't have to listen to the police anymore and you don't have to take showers or dress according to social norms.  Would you really take everything from this man?

5. Less of the Chinese kid. He may be eaten if necessary to get him off the screen.

Sadly enough, I find him to be one of the more likable characters in the show.  In the last episode he killed more zombies than Rick.  I could do with a lot less Rick/what's-her-name/Karl in any case.  Even a-hole and blondie are more interesting than them.  And of course, Darryl should be the highlight of the show.  If you want zombies dead with style, he's the way to go.

What do they mean that next week will be the "Mid-Season Finale" ? Will they take a break for a while and come back?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 21, 2011, 02:16:18 PM
I've never seen that show. I'll have to catch up when it's on DVD.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 21, 2011, 03:38:09 PM
I have some demands:

1. I want the little girl Sophie found but as a Zombie
2. I want Herschel dead. Really dead.. Not a Zombie. Old fashion type dead.
3. No more sex scenes please
4. Darrell must shower or be shot for real
5. Less of the Chinese kid. He may be eaten if necessary to get him off the screen.

Question: If Zombies eat the Chinese kid will they be hungry again in a half hour?


http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Zombie
No Room In Hell

Zombies are driven by an insatiable lust to eat the flesh of the living that many presume originates from Hell or Satan or Narnia. The currently accepted theory states that they walk the Earth because there is simply no more room left in Hell; this was a result of the "No More Room In Hell Act" of 1662 wherein Satan outlawed further immigration into Hell because of "those damn dirty Americans" stealing all of the good jobs there and putting immense stress on the demonic economy. As Heaven also began refusing souls this forced the undead to wander forever in torment in the streets and alleys of ordinary society. Where we now have to deal with them. Great.



1. I want the little girl Sophie found but as a Zombie

That would be interesting.  Perhaps the Herschel keeping zombies in a barn because they are people too is leading up to this?

2. I want Herschel dead. Really dead.. Not a Zombie. Old fashion type dead.

I'm still split on Herschel.  He seems to be the brightest of the bunch.  Eaten by Zombies (pet zombies specifically) might be an interesting outcome.

3. No more sex scenes please

Agreed.  Doesn't really add to the plot (anymore than it would if they were implied) and they take away from zombie killing time.  Y'all can repopulate the world in your own time.  In my time I want lots of dead zombies.

4. Darrell must shower or be shot for real

Come on now.  If there are two things you deserve as consolation prizes for surviving the apocalypse thus far is that you don't have to listen to the police anymore and you don't have to take showers or dress according to social norms.  Would you really take everything from this man?

5. Less of the Chinese kid. He may be eaten if necessary to get him off the screen.

Sadly enough, I find him to be one of the more likable characters in the show.  In the last episode he killed more zombies than Rick.  I could do with a lot less Rick/what's-her-name/Karl in any case.  Even a-hole and blondie are more interesting than them.  And of course, Darryl should be the highlight of the show.  If you want zombies dead with style, he's the way to go.

What do they mean that next week will be the "Mid-Season Finale" ? Will they take a break for a while and come back?

According to Wikipedia there are two more episodes of this season left.  So, not sure what "Mid-Season" means.
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Post by: IsmiLiora on November 21, 2011, 04:00:29 PM
I heard that the affair coming out was rather anti-climactic. Anything but a punch in Lori's face (or Shane, both would be incredible) will make me move on from this show.

Not that I was on board as much. ;) The zombies are too much for me. But what the Mister, watches, I usually watch at least passively.

To add more to the topic, it's been Dr. Who and Caprica lately. I actually like Caprica. I think it's moving a bit too slowly but I keep finding myself wondering what's going to happen next, so I keep watching the episodes on my own. (And I have never watched BSG, so no spoilers please.)
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Post by: primuspilus on November 21, 2011, 05:07:40 PM
Quote
1. I want the little girl Sophie found but as a Zombie

That would be interesting.  Perhaps the Herschel keeping zombies in a barn because they are people too is leading up to this?

2. I want Herschel dead. Really dead.. Not a Zombie. Old fashion type dead.

I'm still split on Herschel.  He seems to be the brightest of the bunch.  Eaten by Zombies (pet zombies specifically) might be an interesting outcome.

3. No more sex scenes please

Agreed.  Doesn't really add to the plot (anymore than it would if they were implied) and they take away from zombie killing time.  Y'all can repopulate the world in your own time.  In my time I want lots of dead zombies.

4. Darrell must shower or be shot for real

Come on now.  If there are two things you deserve as consolation prizes for surviving the apocalypse thus far is that you don't have to listen to the police anymore and you don't have to take showers or dress according to social norms.  Would you really take everything from this man?

5. Less of the Chinese kid. He may be eaten if necessary to get him off the screen.
1. Noty gonna happen. The comic book purists would flip out (the creator or the TV series happens to be an avid reader of the comic so......)

2. I cant stand Herchel. he reminds me of a neighbor who is really helpful but holds it over you....kind of like you borrow a wrench and he's more than glad to do it, but berate you about having to help you. There is a certian katana wielding character that has yet to appear that would be perfect to behead Zombie-Herschel :)

3. Sick of em too....

4. I like Darrel alot. I hope we see more of him and especially when his brother comes back....seems that his brother stepped on him alot. I'd love to see Darrel stand up to him.

5. What? He's awesome!


In response to the Mid-Season finale, I have a feeling that we're about to see a "Gods of the Arena" thing happen. Maybe follow a certian father and son that disappeared from the show, then pick it up with them meeting up with Rick and crew.

PP
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Post by: Marc1152 on November 21, 2011, 05:45:23 PM
I heard that the affair coming out was rather anti-climactic. Anything but a punch in Lori's face (or Shane, both would be incredible) will make me move on from this show.

Not that I was on board as much. ;) The zombies are too much for me. But what the Mister, watches, I usually watch at least passively.

To add more to the topic, it's been Dr. Who and Caprica lately. I actually like Caprica. I think it's moving a bit too slowly but I keep finding myself wondering what's going to happen next, so I keep watching the episodes on my own. (And I have never watched BSG, so no spoilers please.)


You have to stay on your toes with The Walking Dead. We were all lulled into a moment of safety. There was no set up for Zombies to appear.Radar was all clear.

Then she grabbed his junk..

"Oh..God!!!!!!! They caught me napping. Did she just ?????"
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Post by: Marc1152 on November 27, 2011, 11:14:12 PM
Walking Dead;

Little girl found... stop

In Barn.... stop

She's a Zombie...stop

Whack her... stop

Whack all relatives and neighbors in barn...stop

Take breather until February.. stop

Roll Credits

Cue cool song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yAAceCWh7k

End transmission
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Post by: vamrat on November 27, 2011, 11:43:18 PM
That was a pretty good mid-season finale.
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Post by: primuspilus on November 28, 2011, 01:59:50 PM
That was a pretty good mid-season finale.
I really enjoyed it. I hear that one of the writers are saying that Dr. Jenner did not tell Rick that Lori was pregnant.

PP
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Post by: CoptoGeek on November 29, 2011, 02:40:50 PM
That was a pretty good mid-season finale.
I really enjoyed it. I hear that one of the writers are saying that Dr. Jenner did not tell Rick that Lori was pregnant.

PP

Yup, great mid-season finale.

"At least they finally found her"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqPKf2uRDR4


Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on December 02, 2011, 01:28:39 PM
I am always late to the game with TV (because I have lived without a TV for several years :) ), but thank God for finally getting Netflix.

A month or so ago I started watching Arrested Development because a friend had recommended it to me. I thought it was going to be like Parks and Rec or The Office (which I just could not get into), and the first episode didn't sell me. However, I tried watching another episode here and there, and I became hooked. Some of the episodes are just okay, but other ones leave me in tears and hiccups, and that is awesome.

I'm somewhere around Season 2 right now. I always DIE when Lucille reacts to seeing Gene Parmesan, the undercover investigator. Most of the cast is just amazing. Will Arnett...they're all great.

My husband, who initially rolled his eyes when I watched it, has started to join me on the couch. Last night, he graced me with the one sentence that I know is our concession that we like the other person's CD/TV show but we don't want to admit it. "Oh hun, you can watch another episode." (I should know because I say the same exact things for some of his SciFi shows.  ;D)

I am also finally trying to watch all of the TV shows my mother banned me from watching when I was a teenager. I'm just starting Felicity. What an insane premise. I'll see after 10 episodes how I'm feeling about it. (Shows down the drain already, Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on December 02, 2011, 04:21:14 PM
I guess you watch Netflix on the 'puter?  ???
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Post by: IsmiLiora on December 02, 2011, 04:25:26 PM
I guess you watch Netflix on the 'puter?  ???
Oh, sorry, I didn't make it clear. I used to watch what I could on my computer (didn't have a great internet connection a few years ago). We now have an old TV, but it's not hooked up to anything. I have a Wii, so we just access Netflix through it.

But I used to live with some DVDs and those portable DVD players!

We should probably get the antenna for basic channels, but we read the news, so eh. :)
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Post by: biro on December 02, 2011, 04:58:55 PM
To each her own.  :) I don't know what I'd do without hockey, though.  8)
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Post by: biro on December 03, 2011, 05:19:12 PM
"Puppies versus Babies," on Animal Planet. It's about who's cuter. They don't actually fight.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Isadore on December 03, 2011, 09:36:06 PM
Boardwalk Empire, although I'm taking a break because I get very very easily sucked into almost *any* TV drama and suspense.  Maybe because I wasn't allowed to watch any as a kid :P

Even reality tv. Even when I can feel my brain rotting. This is why I don't own a real tv and only watch tv on the internet...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Papist on December 03, 2011, 09:53:54 PM
I'm always watching scrubs, 30 rock, the Office, Parks and Rec, South Park, and the Simpsons, while enjoying a nice glass of wine.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on December 04, 2011, 06:28:01 PM
Island at War, a British WWII drama mini-series from a few years back.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on December 04, 2011, 07:51:01 PM
The Giants-Packers game.
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Post by: Riddikulus on December 04, 2011, 08:32:53 PM
Not sure if I already mentioned this, but I have recently discovered "The Big Bang Theory". Just finished the second season.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on December 04, 2011, 08:34:24 PM
Island at War, a British WWII drama mini-series from a few years back.

Oh, that looks right up my ally!
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Post by: Isadore on December 04, 2011, 08:50:57 PM
Adventure Time...
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Post by: Riddikulus on December 28, 2011, 02:59:35 AM
Ben Hur - 2010 - It wasn't good.   :laugh:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: brandb on December 28, 2011, 07:15:42 AM
Adventure Time...

YESSS.
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Post by: Marc1152 on December 29, 2011, 07:12:57 PM
Has anyone mentioned It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia..?

Now that's a sick show..

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Post by: CoptoGeek on December 30, 2011, 10:33:15 AM
This season's Dexter was pretty much a disappointment.

I'm about 1/2 way through the Brigada miniseries & like it so far.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on December 31, 2011, 08:31:56 PM
The Big Bang Theory
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: David on December 31, 2011, 10:12:45 PM
Currently I'm only faithfully watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Dual Survival, and The Big Bang Theory.

All time favorites are Firefly, LOST, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, and Northern Exposure.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 31, 2011, 10:15:31 PM
All time favorites are ... Star Trek: Deep Space 9...

+75 coolness points
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on January 01, 2012, 06:14:19 PM
All time favorites are ... Star Trek: Deep Space 9...

+75 coolness points

Northern Exposure was best ever.. Love Star Trek

I intend t0 watch All American Muslim tonight when they talk about 911
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Post by: PeterTheAleut on January 01, 2012, 09:33:30 PM
After I watch The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I'm going to take on the entire sixth season (the season most recently completed and now on DVD) of the new Doctor Who series. That will probably take me a month. Thank God for Netflix!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on January 01, 2012, 10:45:13 PM
I saw an episode of this AMC show 'Leverage' when I was my uncle's a few weeks ago. It seemed cool. There was also a show set in the Old West when they were building the railroad.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on January 02, 2012, 12:52:38 AM
Watching Breaking Bad on the Wii at the moment. Great show. I've been getting into Doctor Who some when I need something a little later.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on January 02, 2012, 02:13:18 PM
There was also a show set in the Old West when they were building the railroad.

Hell on Wheels.
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Post by: biro on January 02, 2012, 03:34:57 PM
I'm watching "Mystery" again, on Netflix. BBC America is always showing Star Trek marathons- why is it easier to find U.K. series on American services than it is on the BBC?  ???
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Post by: FormerReformer on January 02, 2012, 09:54:39 PM
The Booth at the End, I'm just starting the third episode. Its pretty interesting so far.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on January 30, 2012, 09:08:35 PM
I've been watching Michael Palin's BBC travel documentaries via Netflix. Finished Himalaya and Sahara and am now on to New Europe (ie. post-Soviet Eastern Europe). Next is Full Circle, which is a trip around the Pacific, and Hemingway Adventure, significant places in the author's life.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on January 31, 2012, 10:02:10 PM
I've been watching Michael Palin's BBC travel documentaries via Netflix. Finished Himalaya and Sahara and am now on to New Europe (ie. post-Soviet Eastern Europe). Next is Full Circle, which is a trip around the Pacific, and Hemingway Adventure, significant places in the author's life.

I have a real soft spot for those shows. Enjoy
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Post by: Marc1152 on January 31, 2012, 10:04:01 PM
The Bachelor...

Shocker last night

<--------------  Not gay
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on February 05, 2012, 02:43:07 PM
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 05, 2012, 03:45:02 PM
Puppy Bowl and Kitty Halftime Show!   :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on February 06, 2012, 01:09:30 AM
Puppy Bowl and Kitty Halftime Show!   :)

I saw the Kitty half time show too... Great !  ... Love the water bowl cam.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: thetraditionalfrog on February 06, 2012, 02:41:07 AM
About the only current show I really care for anymore is NCIS. Other than that I watch an occasional classic movie (30's & 40's) on TCM and an occasional programme on PBS. I used to watch History Channel until they decided to go Reality, conspiracy, alien garbage, trucker shows, and "faux redneck" variants of Antiques Roadshow. H2 has a bit more history, but not much. Sadly, it's all about quantity (viewers and commercial sponsors = $$$) or quality. It is true they are bringing in more viewers and sponsors with the format change, but they were doing very well when they just did solid history. This info came from a former History Channel employee. NatGeo and Discovery has basically gone the same way. Seems like there isn't much of a place for true educational programming at present.  :-[

I did watch Military Channel for awhile, but I feel I've been through WWII more times than than my grandfathers who fought in it. Not to mention... who in their right mind wants to spend hours on end with Hitler??? Smithsonian Channel has good stuff, but repeats it's programming way to much.

I'm thinking about ditching the cable and telly (one channel on occasion isn't worth it). I can watch NCIS online through the CBS website the next day. I'm finding myself reading a lot more and listening to recordings of Old Time Radio shows and newscasts. Great entertainment and you aren't hypnotized like you get in front of the telly, as your imagination comes in to play (radio used to be called The Theatre of the Mind). Plus, it's much, much cleaner!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on February 06, 2012, 02:45:13 AM
I've just caught up with "Castle".

Been watching "Lost Girl", "Grim" and "Vampire Diaries".

Last week I watched a BBC series, "A History of Celtic Britain".
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 06, 2012, 01:58:58 PM
I've just caught up with "Castle".

Been watching "Lost Girl", "Grim" and "Vampire Diaries".

Last week I watched a BBC series, "A History of Celtic Britain".

Neat! Is this in repeats?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on February 06, 2012, 05:06:55 PM
I've just caught up with "Castle".

Been watching "Lost Girl", "Grim" and "Vampire Diaries".

Last week I watched a BBC series, "A History of Celtic Britain".

Neat! Is this in repeats?

I was watching on my tv from youtube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P1Mj5lUdNI - (coincidentally the four part series it just started this week on public tv in OZ)

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Post by: biro on February 06, 2012, 05:22:43 PM
Awesome. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on February 06, 2012, 05:26:20 PM
Awesome. Thanks. :)

Welcome :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on February 07, 2012, 10:39:19 AM
Tuesday morning "The Bachelor" review.

Courtrney would make a fun girlfriend but Ben doesn't have quite enough testosterone to reign her in.. Not a wife candidate.

They are teasing that he sends her home next week.

Blakeley is all make-up plus lots of T and A. She may actually be too over the top for any man to ask her out even though she is a 10. I beleive may be unapproachable by mortal men and thus not asked out too often.

Rachel, the Blonde he did keep around is also extremely beautiful but has an introspective personality. She may be the dark horse candidate to win.

The one he sent home at the end of the show ( cant remember her name), the one that straddled him in  a desperate last move, was a mercy killing.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on February 07, 2012, 02:46:46 PM
AFL Footy show
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Timon on February 09, 2012, 09:08:51 PM
Is anyone else excited to see what kind of drama Mike "The Situation" is gonna stir up tonight??
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 09, 2012, 09:13:36 PM
AFL Footy show

You're lucky, where I live they don't have it on cable very often. I can't wait to get a new place and order all the international and sports channels! :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on February 11, 2012, 09:54:30 PM
Walking Dead. Second half of season premier. Sunday at 9 eastern, 8 central.

Be there.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Timon on February 11, 2012, 10:04:46 PM
I just started Breaking Bad.  Heard so many good things.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 12, 2012, 11:28:30 PM
Anyone catch the new Walking Dead?  Pretty good!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on February 12, 2012, 11:55:55 PM
Anyone catch the new Walking Dead?  Pretty good!

Oh yeah.... The marathon too.

I am becoming numb to extreme violence.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 13, 2012, 11:04:18 AM
Anyone catch the new Walking Dead?  Pretty good!

Oh yeah.... The marathon too.

I am becoming numb to extreme violence.

I loved the line about Nebraska surviving because there was a low population and lot's of guns!  I was thinking, "hey, they might run into us!"
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on February 13, 2012, 01:52:10 PM
SO glad Walking Dead is back on...however I could have used more violence for the Nebraska episode.

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on February 13, 2012, 03:52:47 PM

What about Downton Abbey?  Love that show.

One more episode.....and then the long wait for Season 3.
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Post by: HabteSelassie on February 13, 2012, 04:15:30 PM
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


What about Downton Abbey?  Love that show.

One more episode.....and then the long wait for Season 3.


I've found myself at very sleepy hours of the evening watching this show, but is only because I detest ALL commercial television as simply pestering and annoying and so one-way-or-the-other I find my TV tunes to PBS, good or bad, come what may..

Its a bit too British for me but the production, acting, set design, and costumes are fabulous, and I'm a sucker fro historical drama when it is so well produced.

I have been watching Exosquad on Hulu since I finally upgraded to FiOS, and now my mind can mush to less than educational distractions ;)

(http://assets.huluim.com/shows/key_art_exosquad.jpg)

starring all the NBA stars


(http://heavyarmor.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/snapshot20090428164014.jpg?w=300&h=225)
Shawn Marion as Phaeton

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Jonas_Simbacca_(Exosquad).jpg)
James Harden as Jonas Simbacce

(http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/chars/char_29757.jpg)
Chris Paul as Lt. JT Marsh

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100527004622/exo-squad/images/archive/b/b1/20100602004807!Wolf_Bronski_-_Episode_-09_-_Sabotage_(Veil_of_Doom_4).jpg)
 Pau Gasol as Sgt Bronksi

(http://www.stwing.upenn.edu/~pdanner/exo/pics/Alec.jpg)
Dirk Norwitski as Alec Deleon

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100614200209/exosquad/images/f/fd/Kaz.jpg)
Joakim Noah as Kaz Tagaki

 (http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/7830/seannapierod5.jpg)
Kevin Love as Sean Napier

stay blessed,
habte selassie
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 13, 2012, 04:33:09 PM
I watched "Hillbilly Handfishin'" and "Ax Men" yesterday.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on February 14, 2012, 11:38:55 AM
SO glad Walking Dead is back on...however I could have used more violence for the Nebraska episode.

PP

It may be that they are getting many new viewers and didnt want to gross them out too much right out of the gate.

It takes a few episodes to learn duck and cover techniques. You can sense when something disgusting is coming and cover your eyes or get under the covers.
Sometimes they will quick cut into something you would rather avoide just to blind side you.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on February 14, 2012, 11:44:10 AM
Tuesday Bachelor Review:

Final pick was disappointing. Does he really like the mousey brunette with the boob job?

He should have kept Rachel ( the blonde from NY). ......She will do just fine finding someone else I am betting .

Courtney........ What a handful. She was on the cover of People Magazine this week.

I get her appeal but he will spend his life reassuring her about how beautiful she is and worrying that she is cheating on him.

 Welcome to Hell .
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Post by: Iconodule on February 14, 2012, 12:17:56 PM
I almost forgot about ExoSquad. It was a breath of fresh air for a kid into anime in the 90's and getting bored with standard American cartoons.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on February 14, 2012, 02:02:44 PM
SO glad Walking Dead is back on...however I could have used more violence for the Nebraska episode.

PP

It may be that they are getting many new viewers and didnt want to gross them out too much right out of the gate.

It takes a few episodes to learn duck and cover techniques. You can sense when something disgusting is coming and cover your eyes or get under the covers.
Sometimes they will quick cut into something you would rather avoide just to blind side you.
Good point :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: HabteSelassie on February 14, 2012, 03:15:39 PM
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I almost forgot about ExoSquad. It was a breath of fresh air for a kid into anime in the 90's and getting bored with standard American cartoons.

Not to mention the toys!

(http://i40.tinypic.com/awdky0.jpg)

stay blessed,
habte selassie
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on February 16, 2012, 06:48:52 PM
I watched "Hillbilly Handfishin'" and "Ax Men" yesterday.

Hillbilly Handfishin = Emmy
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: quietmorning on February 16, 2012, 07:25:36 PM
Last night I got brain-numbed with Lost Girl. . . don't think I'll be going back, tho, as much as I love fae-tales.  That was just a little too erotic eh. . .human. . . for me.

I found some Cadefael from the first season that I'm going to whip up and watch - I haven't seen them in years. . .and really enjoyed them.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on February 16, 2012, 07:37:48 PM
Last night I got brain-numbed with Lost Girl. . . don't think I'll be going back, tho, as much as I love fae-tales.  That was just a little too erotic eh. . .human. . . for me.

I found some Cadefael from the first season that I'm going to whip up and watch - I haven't seen them in years. . .and really enjoyed them.

Oh, I loved Cadfael; the books, too. "Lost Girl" does get a bit risque, though I'm getting sick of the predictable nature of the storyline of each episode rather than that.

Lately, I've been watching Warehouse 13.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on February 16, 2012, 11:33:44 PM
Now watching The Civil War by Ken Burns on Netflix.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on February 17, 2012, 12:14:46 AM
Now watching The Civil War by Ken Burns on Netflix.

Happy Fort Donelson Day!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on February 17, 2012, 03:36:47 PM
Started a watch-through of Star Trek: Enterprise last night. Easily the most underrated series, although I do detest that theme song.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on February 17, 2012, 03:48:21 PM
Started a watch-through of Star Trek: Enterprise last night. Easily the most underrated series, although I do detest that theme song.
Meh, I didn't care for it. As a Trek fanatic, it threw some questions into the canon for me. However, all vulcans should look like that:

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzeFWNCO0YEIlGyY2kuZmU04GUUPxet81ovTobq8EBFuFFdeVUN9K6HH7b8w)

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on February 17, 2012, 08:07:17 PM
Yeah, it's a pity the Vulcan withheld their advancements in catsuit-engineering from us. Admittedly, I only know enough about Trek cannon to make my non-nerd friends get annoyed, but the series could conceivably occur in the alternate timeline that would have been created by First Contact going by the rules of time travel stated by Star Trek XI's screenwriters. Of course, Star Trek XI sucked, but I can still enjoy Enterprise on its own merits. How would you rank the series-es?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: katherine 2001 on February 19, 2012, 07:07:20 PM

What about Downton Abbey?  Love that show.

One more episode.....and then the long wait for Season 3.


From what I've read, the last episode is going to be awesome!  I will have to record it as I have to be at work at 7am and will be in bed by the time it comes on.  I can't wait to watch it during the week though!
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Post by: Marc1152 on February 19, 2012, 10:25:00 PM
Walking Dead on now.... Wow..

Off meat......
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: quietmorning on February 19, 2012, 10:26:18 PM
Walking Dead on now.... Wow..

Off meat......

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on February 19, 2012, 10:29:49 PM
Yeah, it's a pity the Vulcan withheld their advancements in catsuit-engineering from us. Admittedly, I only know enough about Trek cannon to make my non-nerd friends get annoyed, but the series could conceivably occur in the alternate timeline that would have been created by First Contact going by the rules of time travel stated by Star Trek XI's screenwriters. Of course, Star Trek XI sucked, but I can still enjoy Enterprise on its own merits. How would you rank the series-es?

1. Next Generation
2.Voyager
3. Enterprise
4. Original Star Trek
5. Deep Space 9

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 20, 2012, 12:52:27 AM
Walking Dead on now.... Wow..

Off meat......

Every time I watch this show, the cast seem dumber and dumber with a few exceptions.  I hope short hair and the Boondock Saint work things out.  They are two of the characters I actually like.  Them and the Asian kid and Claire Daines.  Otherwise, unless Rick, Shane, and wife start pulling their heads out of their bottoms, they won't be invited to Nebraska.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on February 21, 2012, 05:29:04 PM
Quote
1. Next Generation
2.Voyager
3. Enterprise
4. Original Star Trek
5. Deep Space 9
Ah, see nope.

1. Next Generation
2. Deep Space Nine
3. Voyager
4. Original Series
5. Enterprise

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: quietmorning on February 21, 2012, 05:35:14 PM
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. . . Now playing on HBO on demand until 2/27.  Season 1. . . Unfortunately not renewed for season 2 in favor of the large screen.   WONDERFUL series!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on February 21, 2012, 06:57:39 PM

What about Downton Abbey?  Love that show.

One more episode.....and then the long wait for Season 3.


From what I've read, the last episode is going to be awesome!  I will have to record it as I have to be at work at 7am and will be in bed by the time it comes on.  I can't wait to watch it during the week though!

I'm a hopeless romantic, and loved the final scene!   ;D

I just love Dame Maggie Smith....and her portrayal of the Dowager Countess of Grantham.  She delivered some of the best one-liners! 

When she heard that the turkish visitor had died the night before:
"Last night! He looked so well. Of course it would happen to a foreigner. No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else's house."

..or when she almost falls out of a swivel chair (which she's never seen before) and is told it's an American invention:   "Why does everyday involve a fight with an American?"

I could go on and on....

She had me in stitches.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on February 24, 2012, 04:37:19 AM
Quote
1. Next Generation
2.Voyager
3. Enterprise
4. Original Star Trek
5. Deep Space 9
Ah, see nope.

1. Next Generation
2. Deep Space Nine
3. Voyager
4. Original Series
5. Enterprise

PP
You should meet my friend Laura. For her it's:

1. Original Sereies
Negative infinity. All the other ones.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on February 24, 2012, 04:38:22 AM
Started a watch-through of Star Trek: Enterprise last night. Easily the most underrated series, although I do detest that theme song.
I agree with you up till the fourth season.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on February 24, 2012, 04:40:24 AM
Awake. (Not the Jehovah's Witness magazine, though that would make a good show).


This is going to be another mind bender lol. I hope it lasts.

Here's the pilot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aupHTy-ICPo&list=UUccjdJEay2hpb5scz61zY6Q&feature=plcp
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on February 24, 2012, 10:09:10 AM
Quote
1. Next Generation
2.Voyager
3. Enterprise
4. Original Star Trek
5. Deep Space 9
Ah, see nope.

1. Next Generation
2. Deep Space Nine
3. Voyager
4. Original Series
5. Enterprise

PP
You should meet my friend Laura. For her it's:

1. Original Sereies
Negative infinity. All the other ones.  :laugh:

I tend to agree. Next Generation is a terrible show... once you've seen 10 episodes you pretty much can predict the plot for all the remaining ones.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 24, 2012, 10:20:05 AM
Quote
1. Next Generation
2.Voyager
3. Enterprise
4. Original Star Trek
5. Deep Space 9
Ah, see nope.

1. Next Generation
2. Deep Space Nine
3. Voyager
4. Original Series
5. Enterprise

PP
You should meet my friend Laura. For her it's:

1. Original Series
Negative infinity. All the other ones.  :laugh:

I'm almost the same. I'll watch the spinoffs from time to time, but for me, the original is best.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 24, 2012, 06:01:45 PM
Quote
1. Next Generation
2.Voyager
3. Enterprise
4. Original Star Trek
5. Deep Space 9
Ah, see nope.

1. Next Generation
2. Deep Space Nine
3. Voyager
4. Original Series
5. Enterprise

PP
You should meet my friend Laura. For her it's:

1. Original Series
Negative infinity. All the other ones.  :laugh:

I'm almost the same. I'll watch the spinoffs from time to time, but for me, the original is best.  :)

Likewise.  To me Star Trek is Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scottie, Chekov, Sulu, Ohura, and Ensign Red Shirt.  Everyone else just wish they were one them.  Except maybe Ensign Red Shirt.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on February 24, 2012, 06:21:43 PM
Sorry, Picard ftw.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 24, 2012, 06:24:38 PM
Picard was pretty smart, and I know Kirk could be a pinhead sometimes, but nobody beats Spock. And Ohura.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on February 24, 2012, 06:34:19 PM
Picard was pretty smart, and I know Kirk could be a pinhead sometimes, but nobody beats Spock. And Ohura.
Young Uhura, true...old uhura doing the booty dance in Final Frontier..... :-X

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on February 24, 2012, 09:31:06 PM
Picard was pretty smart, and I know Kirk could be a pinhead sometimes, but nobody beats Spock. And Ohura.
Young Uhura, true...old uhura doing the booty dance in Final Frontier..... :-X

PP

You had me confused there for a sec ... then I realized that Final Frontier is # 5, the one that I never saw.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on February 24, 2012, 09:35:04 PM
Started a watch-through of Star Trek: Enterprise last night. Easily the most underrated series, although I do detest that theme song.
I agree with you up till the fourth season.

Interesting. I haven't started season 4 yet -- I finished season 3 a few weeks ago, then decided to take a little break before starting season 4.

The song changed a bit for season 3. Less annoying, I think. (I guess That person here hasn't seen season 3 yet, so I won't say anything about the story line.)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 24, 2012, 09:44:50 PM
Started a watch-through of Star Trek: Enterprise last night. Easily the most underrated series, although I do detest that theme song.
Meh, I didn't care for it. As a Trek fanatic, it threw some questions into the canon for me. However, all vulcans should look like that:

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzeFWNCO0YEIlGyY2kuZmU04GUUPxet81ovTobq8EBFuFFdeVUN9K6HH7b8w)

PP

High School Varsity Male Swimmers with Silicone Performance Inhibiting Alterations?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on February 24, 2012, 11:05:52 PM
Is anyone else excited to see what kind of drama Mike "The Situation" is gonna stir up tonight??

Am I!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 25, 2012, 01:39:24 AM
College hockey. Yeah!   ;D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on February 25, 2012, 09:12:14 PM
Now watching The Civil War by Ken Burns on Netflix.

How do you like it? I was planning on renting/buying it and watching it with my dad.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 03, 2012, 01:19:38 PM
Bachelor update.

Down to the final 2. He's going for Courtney. I just think he wants to have sex with her at this point ( or more sex).

She's a man eater but pretty darn good looking. He has just given up and is going with whatever little Ben wants.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on March 03, 2012, 04:44:12 PM
Now watching The Civil War by Ken Burns on Netflix.

How do you like it? I was planning on renting/buying it and watching it with my dad.

I remember it was very long but moving. The letters from the soldiers really got to me.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on March 03, 2012, 06:41:05 PM
Is anyone else excited to see what kind of drama Mike "The Situation" is gonna stir up tonight??

Am I!

Okay, I actually never heard of Mike or The Situation before.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on March 03, 2012, 11:37:48 PM
Is anyone else excited to see what kind of drama Mike "The Situation" is gonna stir up tonight??

Am I!

Okay, I actually never heard of Mike or The Situation before.
Consider yourself very lucky.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 04, 2012, 01:44:21 AM
Is anyone else excited to see what kind of drama Mike "The Situation" is gonna stir up tonight??

Am I!

Okay, I actually never heard of Mike or The Situation before.
Consider yourself very lucky.

Very lucky, indeed.

Achronos, I have heard of 'the Situation' before.  If you want to commit double suicide together at some point, let me know.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on March 04, 2012, 02:21:37 AM
Is anyone else excited to see what kind of drama Mike "The Situation" is gonna stir up tonight??

Am I!

Okay, I actually never heard of Mike or The Situation before.
Consider yourself very lucky.

Very lucky, indeed.

Achronos, I have heard of 'the Situation' before.  If you want to commit double suicide together at some point, let me know.

Snookie is pregnant, due date Dec 21st 2012, Apocalypse incoming.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 05, 2012, 11:21:54 AM
Spoiler Alert.. Walking Dead. dont read if you have not seen last night's episode yet.





They killed Dale !!!!! OMG !    They killed off Dale !!!!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on March 05, 2012, 01:04:19 PM
Spoiler Alert.. Walking Dead. dont read if you have not seen last night's episode yet.





They killed Dale !!!!! OMG !    They killed off Dale !!!!

That was suprising, was hoping they'd kill off Lori first.  :)

So, what do you think they do with the kid? And who's motorcycle was that? This episode was definitely one of the better ones.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 05, 2012, 01:29:07 PM
Spoiler Alert.. Walking Dead. dont read if you have not seen last night's episode yet.





They killed Dale !!!!! OMG !    They killed off Dale !!!!

That was suprising, was hoping they'd kill off Lori first.  :)

So, what do you think they do with the kid? And who's motorcycle was that? This episode was definitely one of the better ones.

I think the kid stays and becomes part of the group. but in a future episode he will betray them..

The Motorbike belonged to Daryle ( is that his name..the cross bow guy)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on March 05, 2012, 02:15:49 PM
I think the kid stays and becomes part of the group. but in a future episode he will betray them..

Makes sense, I guess that's how the writers will get them off the farm and on the way to the governor.


The Motorbike belonged to Daryle ( is that his name..the cross bow guy)

Thanks!  Duh, I forgot he had a motorbike.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on March 05, 2012, 02:21:24 PM
If you have netflix, you may enjoy Lilyhammer. It's quite good, sort of a Sopranos meets Norwegian Fargo.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 05, 2012, 05:43:00 PM
I think the kid stays and becomes part of the group. but in a future episode he will betray them..

Makes sense, I guess that's how the writers will get them off the farm and on the way to the governor.


The Motorbike belonged to Daryle ( is that his name..the cross bow guy)

Thanks!  Duh, I forgot he had a motorbike.

My wife said she saw a trailer that made it look like he escapes.

that would be a good end of season. Big battle scene when the 30 bandits show up... and then 300 Zombies.Oh yeah

" Sir, what are those flags coming up on our left flank? Is it Blucher ???"

"NO ! It's 300 Zombies !!!!   Right Wheel ! Come about and fire"
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on March 05, 2012, 07:03:12 PM
I've been watching some music video things, just for giggles. There's a Korean pop one that kind of lifts my spirits at the end of a long day. I think it's called M Pop or something.

Fuse is good, and the Cool Channel (ack! well, I didn't pick the name) is light pop stuff, but it's okay once in a while. I can't wait until I get a new place and I can order all the overseas channels. Boy, is that going to be great!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on March 08, 2012, 01:45:06 PM
Quote
Makes sense, I guess that's how the writers will get them off the farm and on the way to the governor
Who I think is gonna be Merle.

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on March 08, 2012, 01:56:08 PM
Quote
Makes sense, I guess that's how the writers will get them off the farm and on the way to the governor
Who I think is gonna be Merle.

PP

That would be poetic considering the "hand" incident, but its not.  8)

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/the-walking-dead-casts-david-morrissey-as-the-governor/ (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/the-walking-dead-casts-david-morrissey-as-the-governor/)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on March 08, 2012, 02:06:44 PM
Stupid Verizon FIOS is planning to take the Funimation channel off the air. I've got to remember to call and email them.  >:( What am I going to do without my florid Japanese dramas?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Protoevangel on March 08, 2012, 02:11:15 PM
Sons of Anarchy FTW
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: brandb on March 10, 2012, 12:08:17 AM
Anyone watching Spartacus: Vengeance?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 11, 2012, 10:57:43 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 12, 2012, 12:05:46 AM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on March 12, 2012, 11:16:17 AM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.
Rick is good with that knife.....

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on March 12, 2012, 11:52:32 AM
Yeah, was a brilliant scene. These last two episides were great, more than made up for the clunkers this season.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Sauron on March 12, 2012, 02:17:27 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on March 12, 2012, 02:23:55 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.


Im glad they're going a different direction than the comics (killing the girl, and Dale, adding chars. etc) it really makes the series stadn on its own and not have to constantly be held in light of the comics (like the LOTR movies constantly were)

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 12, 2012, 02:33:11 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Sauron on March 12, 2012, 02:49:50 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 12, 2012, 03:09:42 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Sauron on March 12, 2012, 03:47:33 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned. 

It is not transmitted by biting. Everyone is already infected. The bites are merely fatal. The virus is no more transmitted by biting than by stabbing.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Protoevangel on March 12, 2012, 03:52:04 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned. 

It is not transmitted by biting. Everyone is already infected. The bites are merely fatal. The virus is no more transmitted by biting than by stabbing.


Which episode was that explained?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 12, 2012, 04:07:38 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned. 

It is not transmitted by biting. Everyone is already infected. The bites are merely fatal. The virus is no more transmitted by biting than by stabbing.



So basically everyone is infected, it's just that the body has to die before the symptoms ensue?  Theoretically, if someone was bitten by a zombie, they could have the area patched up and cleaned, and so longs as they lived they would be otherwise unaffected?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 12, 2012, 04:08:05 PM
In most other show's that Asian kid would have been long dead. Ensign expendable.

How would you like to be the actor that played Shane? The series takes off like a rocket, youre one of the leading men, and they off you.

He needs a new Agent.  
 

"Marty, this is Sam. He look, you cant kill off my guy. His numbers are through the roof with 14 to 30 year old females. And he trends up with men in all age groups."

" I know the script is already written. Un f..ing write it !!"

"Well what about that scrawny Asian kid? Do you really mean to tell me you're keeping him but getting rid of my guy?? You cant be serious?"

" He played Hamlet you know.. In London"
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on March 12, 2012, 04:12:00 PM
I want to stat watching this Walking Dead thing.

Netflix time!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Sauron on March 12, 2012, 04:17:39 PM
In most other show's that Asian kid would have been long dead. Ensign expendable.

How would you like to be the actor that played Shane? The series takes off like a rocket, youre one of the leading men, and they off you.

He needs a new Agent.

I would like to be that actor just fine since he's moving to a starring role in the upcoming L.A. Noire series. I think his agent is doing just fine.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Sauron on March 12, 2012, 04:18:40 PM
So basically everyone is infected, it's just that the body has to die before the symptoms ensue?  Theoretically, if someone was bitten by a zombie, they could have the area patched up and cleaned, and so longs as they lived they would be otherwise unaffected?

We haven't see a case of that yet, but it is possible. I imagine that zombie bites are 100% fatal, however.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: witega on March 12, 2012, 04:19:17 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned. 

It is not transmitted by biting. Everyone is already infected. The bites are merely fatal. The virus is no more transmitted by biting than by stabbing.


Which episode was that explained?

It hasn't been (AFAIR). But given the speed with which it apparently infected the entire world, including areas that should have basic infection control/ability to use force to drive off walkers, it's been obvious for a while that direct physical transmission (blood/infected bite) could not be the only vector. I've been assuming for awhile that everybody was infected (via air or water) and the survivors are just those who happen to have some level of natural resistance.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 12, 2012, 04:35:50 PM
In most other show's that Asian kid would have been long dead. Ensign expendable.

How would you like to be the actor that played Shane? The series takes off like a rocket, youre one of the leading men, and they off you.

He needs a new Agent.  
 

"Marty, this is Sam. He look, you cant kill off my guy. His numbers are through the roof with 14 to 30 year old females. And he trends up with men in all age groups."

" I know the script is already written. Un f..ing write it !!"

"Well what about that scrawny Asian kid? Do you really mean to tell me you're keeping him but getting rid of my guy?? You cant be serious?"

" He played Hamlet you know.. In London"

There is something to be said about killing off a character when they are still liked.  It makes it hit the audience harder.  If about half the characters on that show died I would probably yawn, or else cheer in the case of the brat kid.  Dale and Shane were two that I liked and their deaths were largely unexpected...well, I expected Dale, but that's PP's fault!   ;)

And I like the Asian kid.  He's one of the one's I can relate to the most since he seems to be one of the least retarded!   :D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 12, 2012, 05:06:11 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned. 

It is not transmitted by biting. Everyone is already infected. The bites are merely fatal. The virus is no more transmitted by biting than by stabbing.


Which episode was that explained?

It hasn't been (AFAIR). But given the speed with which it apparently infected the entire world, including areas that should have basic infection control/ability to use force to drive off walkers, it's been obvious for a while that direct physical transmission (blood/infected bite) could not be the only vector. I've been assuming for awhile that everybody was infected (via air or water) and the survivors are just those who happen to have some level of natural resistance.

In Shaun of the Dead, the Military shows up and mows them down. I don't know why a few good chain guns didnt do the same this time.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: NightOwl on March 12, 2012, 05:32:01 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned. 

It is not transmitted by biting. Everyone is already infected. The bites are merely fatal. The virus is no more transmitted by biting than by stabbing.


Which episode was that explained?

It hasn't been (AFAIR). But given the speed with which it apparently infected the entire world, including areas that should have basic infection control/ability to use force to drive off walkers, it's been obvious for a while that direct physical transmission (blood/infected bite) could not be the only vector. I've been assuming for awhile that everybody was infected (via air or water) and the survivors are just those who happen to have some level of natural resistance.
In Shaun of the Dead, the Military shows up and mows them down. I don't know why a few good chain guns didnt do the same this time.
Wondering the same thing. How did the braindead zombies manage to overrun the military barricades in Atlanta and the CDC place? Much less tanks? Okay they have high amounts of stamina but they are still essentially animated human corpses, one bullet to the head and they're finished.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Protoevangel on March 12, 2012, 05:40:01 PM
<snip>

In Shaun of the Dead, the Military shows up and mows them down. I don't know why a few good chain guns didnt do the same this time.
Because of the ninja zombies!

http://www.ninjazombiesfilm.com/
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 12, 2012, 05:55:26 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned. 

It is not transmitted by biting. Everyone is already infected. The bites are merely fatal. The virus is no more transmitted by biting than by stabbing.


Which episode was that explained?

It hasn't been (AFAIR). But given the speed with which it apparently infected the entire world, including areas that should have basic infection control/ability to use force to drive off walkers, it's been obvious for a while that direct physical transmission (blood/infected bite) could not be the only vector. I've been assuming for awhile that everybody was infected (via air or water) and the survivors are just those who happen to have some level of natural resistance.
In Shaun of the Dead, the Military shows up and mows them down. I don't know why a few good chain guns didnt do the same this time.
Wondering the same thing. How did the braindead zombies manage to overrun the military barricades in Atlanta and the CDC place? Much less tanks? Okay they have high amounts of stamina but they are still essentially animated human corpses, one bullet to the head and they're finished.

1- What percentage of military personnel were infected?  If a large portion were compromised that would cut down effectiveness considerable.  Remember, 20% casualties is often considered 'combat ineffective'.
2- Tanks.  I am assuming the Abrams MBT in the first season was not taken out of action by the zombies but rather by lack of fuel and expended ammo.  The gas turbine engines in those are fuel hogs.
3- One bullet to the head is a lot harder than it looks on TV.  I can reliably put most shots into the head at a stationary target in unstressed situations at about 10-15' nearly 100% of the time.  At 20' it really depends on the pistol.  With a rifle I can go a bit further, but I'm no William Tell.  Make the targets moving and stress me out and the percentages will drop astronomically.  Take a look at police hit ratios.  These are usually considered trained professionals.  I don't have the numbers on hand but they are pretty abysmal.  And I am talking about hitting the target in general, not a precise shot to the head.

The main advantage the military would have would be artillery strikes against conglomerations of them.  Military fire bases with large stockpiles of ammunition would probably be the way to go.  The problem is, ammo is always finite and arty is loud...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: NightOwl on March 12, 2012, 05:59:37 PM
Rick and his crew makes headshots look pretty easy, regardless of whether that's possible in reality :P.

Even assuming finite ammo, how about setting up walls, electric fences, reinforced perimeters...? Surely there's room for innovation, there aren't thousands of engineers working in the military for no reason. The main advantage of the military probably wouldn't be artillery strikes but the ability to strategically outmaneuver an enemy that's completely incapacitated mentally. I was pretty surprised to see them using rocks to break down the department store windows in Season 1.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: witega on March 12, 2012, 06:55:56 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned. 

It is not transmitted by biting. Everyone is already infected. The bites are merely fatal. The virus is no more transmitted by biting than by stabbing.


Which episode was that explained?

It hasn't been (AFAIR). But given the speed with which it apparently infected the entire world, including areas that should have basic infection control/ability to use force to drive off walkers, it's been obvious for a while that direct physical transmission (blood/infected bite) could not be the only vector. I've been assuming for awhile that everybody was infected (via air or water) and the survivors are just those who happen to have some level of natural resistance.
In Shaun of the Dead, the Military shows up and mows them down. I don't know why a few good chain guns didnt do the same this time.
Wondering the same thing. How did the braindead zombies manage to overrun the military barricades in Atlanta and the CDC place? Much less tanks? Okay they have high amounts of stamina but they are still essentially animated human corpses, one bullet to the head and they're finished.

Hence my assumption that actually getting bitten by a zombie was not the only vector. If half the military base spontaneously manifested the disease, then it would be relatively easy for them to get to and bite most of the remaining half, who wouldn't really be able to use area-effect weapons while still thinking some non-diseased were present--as opposed to the ability of a hardened military structure to lock down and simply mow down incoming waves before they got close enough to infect anyone.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: NightOwl on March 12, 2012, 06:59:36 PM
Hence my assumption that actually getting bitten by a zombie was not the only vector. If half the military base spontaneously manifested the disease, then it would be relatively easy for them to get to and bite most of the remaining half, who wouldn't really be able to use area-effect weapons while still thinking some non-diseased were present--as opposed to the ability of a hardened military structure to lock down and simply mow down incoming waves before they got close enough to infect anyone.
Interesting. Maybe the initial "natural resistance" was hereditary? Would partly explain why many survivors are related :P.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 12, 2012, 10:10:43 PM
OMG !!!!!  Walking Dead

THEY KILLED SHANE !!!!   OMG !!!!

I need comforting

Next week: ZOMBIE ALAMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeiq7XPdDA8

I liked Shane, but I don't think Rick had any other choice.  It was this or looking over his back for the rest of his life.

I suspected it when they found those two zombie guards at the school board with no bites, but last night confirmed that they are keeping with the comics in that dying for any reason (except traumatic head injury) results in a walker. Walker bites don't transmit zombification per se; they are simply 100% fatal.



A few of us have been discussing the medical aspects of zombiism in the show.  We were discussing the absence of bites on Randall (death by broken neck) followed by Shane's zombification this morning.  The discussion ended with - holy feces, batman, I need to be to work in 15 minutes!!!!!  I still wonder what causes it in the show.  I wonder if the nature of the disease will ever be discussed?

The episodes at the CDC explained that it is a virus.



But it didn't really explain how it was transmitted other than the obvious biting.  The unbitten security guards add that it might be transmitted through just a scratch.  With Shane there is the possibility that there was still infected fluids on the knife (which would indicate that the virus has a relatively long life outside of the host).  The problem is with Randall.  He died of a broken neck.  It did not appear to Daryl and the Asian kid that he had been gnawed upon or had had any contact with lamebrains of any kind.  Unless Shane somehow purposefully infected him after killing him we have no idea how he was turned.

It is not transmitted by biting. Everyone is already infected. The bites are merely fatal. The virus is no more transmitted by biting than by stabbing.


Which episode was that explained?

It hasn't been (AFAIR). But given the speed with which it apparently infected the entire world, including areas that should have basic infection control/ability to use force to drive off walkers, it's been obvious for a while that direct physical transmission (blood/infected bite) could not be the only vector. I've been assuming for awhile that everybody was infected (via air or water) and the survivors are just those who happen to have some level of natural resistance.
In Shaun of the Dead, the Military shows up and mows them down. I don't know why a few good chain guns didnt do the same this time.
Wondering the same thing. How did the braindead zombies manage to overrun the military barricades in Atlanta and the CDC place? Much less tanks? Okay they have high amounts of stamina but they are still essentially animated human corpses, one bullet to the head and they're finished.

1- What percentage of military personnel were infected?  If a large portion were compromised that would cut down effectiveness considerable.  Remember, 20% casualties is often considered 'combat ineffective'.
2- Tanks.  I am assuming the Abrams MBT in the first season was not taken out of action by the zombies but rather by lack of fuel and expended ammo.  The gas turbine engines in those are fuel hogs.
3- One bullet to the head is a lot harder than it looks on TV.  I can reliably put most shots into the head at a stationary target in unstressed situations at about 10-15' nearly 100% of the time.  At 20' it really depends on the pistol.  With a rifle I can go a bit further, but I'm no William Tell.  Make the targets moving and stress me out and the percentages will drop astronomically.  Take a look at police hit ratios.  These are usually considered trained professionals.  I don't have the numbers on hand but they are pretty abysmal.  And I am talking about hitting the target in general, not a precise shot to the head.

The main advantage the military would have would be artillery strikes against conglomerations of them.  Military fire bases with large stockpiles of ammunition would probably be the way to go.  The problem is, ammo is always finite and arty is loud...

Lets see. Marines with chain guns and arty vs. unarmed slow moving Zombies whose only weapon is to bite you.

Thirty Marines with a few chain guns and several cases of beer and the Zombie problem goes away fast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ORo7L9iyC4
 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 12, 2012, 10:46:32 PM

Lets see. Marines with chain guns and arty vs. unarmed slow moving Zombies whose only weapon is to bite you.

Thirty Marines with a few chain guns and several cases of beer and the Zombie problem goes away fast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ORo7L9iyC4
 

Next, calculate the cyclic rate of fire vs the weight of the 5.56mm x 45 round!    :P
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: NightOwl on March 12, 2012, 10:50:38 PM
Actually you wouldn't even have to him them in the head, targeting the legs would be much easier and sufficiently limit their mobility. Lower the chain gun and unleash.  :P

On another note I'm interested about the helicopter Rick saw when he first got to Atlanta. Was it real? Who owned it? Does it appear in the comic?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on March 13, 2012, 08:39:30 AM
I want to stat watching this Walking Dead thing.

Netflix time!

Never saw it, but I understand Susan Sarandon was very good.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on March 13, 2012, 09:08:17 AM
I want to stat watching this Walking Dead thing.

Netflix time!

Never saw it, but I understand Susan Sarandon was very good.

I just knew Sean Penn was a zombie!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on March 13, 2012, 01:45:35 PM
So my mom is starting to get into Breaking Bad. Dunno how to feel about this.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 13, 2012, 02:42:34 PM
Final report: The Bachelor ( no homo)

He picked Courtney. No surprise..yawn... He kept asking : Who would my Dad want me to pick" ..Well, Courtney of course.. She is drop dead gorgeous...

But she is a total nut case man eater... He looked like something the cat dragged in last night..... Hope it was good.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Sauron on March 13, 2012, 04:08:56 PM
So my mom is starting to get into Breaking Bad. Dunno how to feel about this.

One of the best written shows on television, bar none. And, it does not glamorize the characters' bad behavior. To the contrary, it shows how it tears people and families apart.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on March 13, 2012, 06:26:55 PM
So my mom is starting to get into Breaking Bad. Dunno how to feel about this.

One of the best written shows on television, bar none. And, it does not glamorize the characters' bad behavior. To the contrary, it shows how it tears people and families apart.


Oh, I agree. The writers are brilliant at depicting the corrupting effects of sin. It's just that I don't always feel entirely comfortable watching the characters clean up partially dissolved entrails, choke people with bike locks, throw parties with topless women, have sex with meth whores, explode law enforcement agents, and use very naughty language in the graphic manner often depicted on the show when I'm with my mom, and I always feel like she's judging me for liking it before she did.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on March 13, 2012, 08:32:22 PM
So my mom is starting to get into Breaking Bad. Dunno how to feel about this.

One of the best written shows on television, bar none. And, it does not glamorize the characters' bad behavior. To the contrary, it shows how it tears people and families apart.


Oh, I agree. The writers are brilliant at depicting the corrupting effects of sin. It's just that I don't always feel entirely comfortable watching the characters clean up partially dissolved entrails, choke people with bike locks, throw parties with topless women, have sex with meth whores, explode law enforcement agents, and use very naughty language in the graphic manner often depicted on the show when I'm with my mom, and I always feel like she's judging me for liking it before she did.

I don't know about throwing parties, but the rest of that sounds okay.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on March 19, 2012, 03:24:09 PM
So my mom is starting to get into Breaking Bad. Dunno how to feel about this.

One of the best written shows on television, bar none. And, it does not glamorize the characters' bad behavior. To the contrary, it shows how it tears people and families apart.


Oh, I agree. The writers are brilliant at depicting the corrupting effects of sin. It's just that I don't always feel entirely comfortable watching the characters clean up partially dissolved entrails, choke people with bike locks, throw parties with topless women, have sex with meth whores, explode law enforcement agents, and use very naughty language in the graphic manner often depicted on the show when I'm with my mom, and I always feel like she's judging me for liking it before she did.

I don't know about throwing parties, but the rest of that sounds okay.
Not criticizing you per se, but this statement does seem to embody the trend discussed in this (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,43606.0.html) thread.  And keep in mind that I'm watching this stuff with my mother.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 25, 2012, 09:45:42 PM
Just saw Walking Dead season finale, a week late. I was out of town and couldn't get AMC there.

Hershel used the butt of his gun like Davey Crockett...... as predicted.

Hooded Woman with zombies on a leash.... WTF

Last shot is of a Prison in the distance. High walls, barbed wire. Looks like home to me.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Basil 320 on March 25, 2012, 11:40:32 PM
"Mad Men" finally returns!  Bert Cooper's return to SCDP unexplained?  I saw Don get engaged last season; he wasn't married yet; did I miss his marriage?  When did Don tell Megan about "Dick?"  How about that concluding scene?  "You don't have to say you love me, just be close at hand.  You don't have to stay forever I will understand..."
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 26, 2012, 02:33:16 AM
Finished watching the Newsradio series (again) last week, and have been working through season 7 of DS9 over the weekend... 2 more episodes to go, but I'm dreading the finale, it seems like such a let down...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on March 26, 2012, 08:57:23 AM
Lots of college hockey games this past week.  ;D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Sauron on March 26, 2012, 09:32:32 AM
"Mad Men" finally returns!  Bert Cooper's return to SCDP unexplained?  I saw Don get engaged last season; he wasn't married yet; did I miss his marriage?  When did Don tell Megan about "Dick?"  How about that concluding scene?  "You don't have to say you love me, just be close at hand.  You don't have to stay forever I will understand..."

All of that occurred off camera between Seasons 4 and 5.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Basil 320 on March 26, 2012, 10:35:50 AM
Thank you, Sauron.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on April 06, 2012, 09:17:03 PM
"North Woods Law."
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Oblio on April 07, 2012, 03:59:10 PM
History Channel

Watching their annual Western pre-Easter sowing of gnosticism by 'scholars' such as Crossan et. al.

 :'(
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: ironchapman on April 08, 2012, 01:56:08 AM
Finished watching the Newsradio series (again) last week, and have been working through season 7 of DS9 over the weekend... 2 more episodes to go, but I'm dreading the finale, it seems like such a let down...

If you liked NewsRadio, you'll probably enjoy Buffalo Bill. It's a forgotten 80s sitcom which is basically Bill McNeal in a TV studio. Great stuff.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 08, 2012, 03:56:38 AM
^ Cool, I'll check it out. (darn, yet another thing to add to my "want" list)  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on May 26, 2012, 06:43:23 PM
Sherlock on Masterpiece Mystery with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

It's the second set of 3.  Set in present day London with the Consulting Detective handling modern twists on some of the old stories.  Very well done for the most part and quirky.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on May 26, 2012, 09:12:58 PM
Sherlock on Masterpiece Mystery with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

It's the second set of 3.  Set in present day London with the Consulting Detective handling modern twists on some of the old stories.  Very well done for the most part and quirky.

Thank you, Ebor, I'm going to try it.

Actually, I recently bookmarked that show on Netflix -- along with a bunch of other shows. But I probably wouldn't have gotten around to it without someone mentioning it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on May 26, 2012, 09:41:13 PM
It can be rather edgy and B.C. is playing Holmes as someone who is not in the "normal" neural spectrum and that's how he's able to pick us minutia and put things together.  It's rather like Jeremy Brett's Holmes who came across somewhat as in the Asperger's-Autistic spectrum. (I know people who are in the AAS).

Both roles have Holmes as someone who does not always (or often) recognize/realize what could be proper social cues and interactions.  If you have a chance to read any of Temple Grandin's work on what it's like being autistic it's  it might look familiar, for instance that other people's emotional relationships not being part of her world.  That is, she doesn't understand them/emotions like that are not part of her being.  

Well, this Sherlock is like that and there are scenes where he might remember that he's supposed to act a certain way or he uses a particular behaviour to get information that he wants.  In the first episode he responses to a remark by a member of the police force with "I'm not a psychopath, Anderson. I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research."

Also, the translation to the present works pretty well.  In the stories Holmes and Watson meet when he is a relatively young man and he does use the latest technology of his day with chemistry experiments and telegrams and such.  Well, this Holmes uses science and computers and texting on phones.

There are some fine references to the originals, things like Freeman's Watson has just returned from an army posting to Afghanistan and with the ban on public smoking Holmes at one point has a "three patch problem" (nicotine patches)

It's not every Holmesian's cuppa but you might like it.

Ebor
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Post by: Ebor on May 26, 2012, 09:43:09 PM
P.S. just as a caution: The first episode of season 2 "A Scandal in Belgravia" does have some nudity, though it's not full frontal and it does have a tidy reason that fits in the character of Irene Adler.  But it's not for small children
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Post by: biro on May 26, 2012, 09:47:46 PM
"The Inspector Lynley Mysteries." They had a good sale at Movie Spot the other day, and I picked up a bunch of good box sets, for really cheap. Oh, and I catch "Midsomer Murders" every time it's on.
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Post by: Peter J on May 26, 2012, 09:55:55 PM
Both roles have Holmes as someone who does not always (or often) recognize/realize what could be proper social cues and interactions.  If you have a chance to read any of Temple Grandin's work on what it's like being autistic it's  it might look familiar, for instance that other people's emotional relationships not being part of her world.  That is, she doesn't understand them/emotions like that are not part of her being.  

I liked the movie, Temple Grandin, but I hadn't given much thought to reading something by her until you brought it up.

Anyhoo, I'll probably try Sherlock in the next few days. I'll let you know what I think.
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Post by: Iconodule on May 26, 2012, 10:01:18 PM
I'm a big fan of the Jeremy Brett Holmes and I also enjoy the new series.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on May 26, 2012, 10:13:28 PM
I'm a big fan of the Jeremy Brett Holmes and I also enjoy the new series.

I've only seen a couple episodes of the new one. It's pretty good, though.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on May 26, 2012, 11:17:55 PM
Jeremy Brett was brilliant as Sherlock Holmes. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Luke on May 27, 2012, 12:07:07 AM
Hunter via netflix
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Post by: biro on May 27, 2012, 08:17:40 AM
Hunter via netflix

I got some DVDs on sale. Awesome.  ;D
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Post by: John Ward on May 27, 2012, 08:22:52 AM
A friend and I were discussing Breaking Bad tonight. We're both making our way through it. One thing we noticed is that the show displays the excuses we create to rationalize our behavior. We know we do wrong things, but we try to rationalize them in one way or another. I think it's a very well-written show, personally.
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Post by: Luke on May 27, 2012, 01:37:17 PM
Hunter via netflix

I got some DVDs on sale. Awesome.  ;D
Hunter DVDs?
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Post by: biro on May 27, 2012, 01:49:21 PM
Hunter via netflix

I got some DVDs on sale. Awesome.  ;D
Hunter DVDs?

Yeah, I got Seasons One and Two. Neat!  ;D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on May 27, 2012, 07:19:03 PM
Friday Night Lights.

I'm so engrossed. Lyla is hottt but doesn't have the full deck.

I'M THE SMASH BABY
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on May 27, 2012, 07:52:47 PM
Friday Night Lights.

I'm so engrossed. Lyla is hottt but doesn't have the full deck.

I'M THE SMASH BABY


The first two seasons are excellent. Great stuff. Buddy Garrity is the best!


Selam
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Post by: Shiny on May 27, 2012, 08:09:54 PM
Friday Night Lights.

I'm so engrossed. Lyla is hottt but doesn't have the full deck.

I'M THE SMASH BABY


The first two seasons are excellent. Great stuff. Buddy Garrity is the best!


Selam

Does Buddy get better over the season?

I love Smash Williams though, his character change after the discovery of the steroids was awesome.

EDIT: What's wrong with the seasons after 2?
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on May 27, 2012, 08:32:25 PM
Friday Night Lights.

I'm so engrossed. Lyla is hottt but doesn't have the full deck.

I'M THE SMASH BABY


The first two seasons are excellent. Great stuff. Buddy Garrity is the best!


Selam

Does Buddy get better over the season?

I love Smash Williams though, his character change after the discovery of the steroids was awesome.

EDIT: What's wrong with the seasons after 2?


I think season 3 was ok, but after that some of the main characters left and it became a bit too cliched. The pro-abortion propaganda also inevitably reared its ugly head in season 3 or 4 I think. Some interesting plot lines were left dangling as well. But the first two seasons were excellent. I think season three was pretty good too. But after that it went downhill. Of course, you are so invested in it by that point that you keep watching.

BTW, Brad Leland (Buddy Garrity) was in the movie, and the actress that plays the coach's wife was also in the original movie. Brad Leland is perfect in that role.


Selam
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Post by: Shiny on May 27, 2012, 08:34:43 PM
So Buddy Garrity gets better though? He's dislikable right now, and I'm on episode 14.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on May 27, 2012, 08:36:10 PM
So Buddy Garrity gets better though? He's dislikable right now, and I'm on episode 14.


But the thing is that he's dislikable because he sells that role so well. That's why I like him. I won't divulge whether he gets "better" or not.  ;)



Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on May 27, 2012, 08:44:44 PM
Ah I see. Coach Taylor rocks too.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on May 27, 2012, 09:42:26 PM
I've been enjoying Malcolm in the Middle on Netflix. Quite nostalgic and quite funny.
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Post by: Shiny on May 27, 2012, 09:52:41 PM
I've been enjoying Malcolm in the Middle on Netflix. Quite nostalgic and quite funny.
All seasons up??
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Post by: That person on May 27, 2012, 10:00:58 PM
Yep. I suppose it's their apology for only doing one DVD release.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on May 28, 2012, 08:40:16 AM
I've been enjoying Malcolm in the Middle on Netflix. Quite nostalgic and quite funny.

I used to watch that.

I'm curious about your "nostalgic" comment ...
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Post by: That person on May 28, 2012, 09:15:56 AM
Our local WB used to run reruns of it on weekdays, and I used to sit down with my mom and siblings and watch them on a pretty much daily basis when I was a kid. I'm 17 if that clarifies anything.
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Post by: Peter J on May 28, 2012, 09:19:53 AM
Our local WB used to run reruns of it on weekdays, and I used to sit down with my mom and siblings and watch them on a pretty much daily basis when I was a kid. I'm 17 if that clarifies anything.

OIC.
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Post by: Marc1152 on June 01, 2012, 09:17:01 PM
Whale Wars

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Post by: biro on June 01, 2012, 09:17:35 PM
Whale Wars



Yeah! I saw the repeats today.
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Post by: biro on June 01, 2012, 09:25:56 PM
I've been watching a lot of "Metal Evolution" on VH1 Classic. Just got the DVD. Awesome!  ;D
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Post by: podkarpatska on June 02, 2012, 09:20:42 AM
Liked the Hatfields and McCoys. They reminded me of the good old days in the old Rusnak neighborhoods! except for the murders of course!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on June 03, 2012, 09:56:58 PM
Sister Wives...............  I dunno...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 04, 2012, 06:13:47 AM
I recently started going back through the original Trek series (which I got from the local library for free). For some reason I had remembered it being a lot more goodie two shoes (ala TNG) than this. Consequently, my respect for the original series is increasing by the minute. Just started the 5th episode and watched an attempted rape. Didn't know they'd show that kinda stuff on network tv back then.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 04, 2012, 11:55:52 AM
I recently started going back through the original Trek series (which I got from the local library for free).

I've been thinking about doing, ever since I finished Enterprise several weeks ago.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 04, 2012, 04:28:30 PM
I recently started going back through the original Trek series (which I got from the local library for free).

I've been thinking about doing, ever since I finished Enterprise several weeks ago.

Woh boy!  I need to do the opposite, as I haven't watch Enterprise yet.
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Post by: Asteriktos on June 04, 2012, 04:30:01 PM
Season premiers for Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef tonight...  8)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 04, 2012, 09:24:36 PM
Opposite ... jerk store ... I'd say you should stop watching so much Seinfeld.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 05, 2012, 01:35:07 AM
Opposite ... jerk store ... I'd say you should stop watching so much Seinfeld.

Oh yeah? Well Seinfeld called and they said I should stop watching so much you!

Wait, wut?  :angel:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 05, 2012, 11:59:32 AM
What's the difference? You're their all time best-seller!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on June 06, 2012, 09:41:34 PM
I recently started going back through the original Trek series (which I got from the local library for free). For some reason I had remembered it being a lot more goodie two shoes (ala TNG) than this. Consequently, my respect for the original series is increasing by the minute. Just started the 5th episode and watched an attempted rape. Didn't know they'd show that kinda stuff on network tv back then.

It had the first inter-racial kiss ever on TV.
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Post by: celticfan1888 on June 07, 2012, 05:12:07 AM
Venture Brothers
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 07, 2012, 08:00:01 AM
I recently started going back through the original Trek series (which I got from the local library for free). For some reason I had remembered it being a lot more goodie two shoes (ala TNG) than this. Consequently, my respect for the original series is increasing by the minute. Just started the 5th episode and watched an attempted rape. Didn't know they'd show that kinda stuff on network tv back then.

It had the first inter-racial kiss ever on TV.

Star Trek's Uhura (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H0_pK4gZ-0) (well, not until about 2:15).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on June 07, 2012, 10:11:11 AM
I recently started going back through the original Trek series (which I got from the local library for free). For some reason I had remembered it being a lot more goodie two shoes (ala TNG) than this. Consequently, my respect for the original series is increasing by the minute. Just started the 5th episode and watched an attempted rape. Didn't know they'd show that kinda stuff on network tv back then.

It had the first inter-racial kiss ever on TV.

Star Trek's Uhura (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H0_pK4gZ-0) (well, not until about 2:15).

that was really funny
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Post by: biro on June 07, 2012, 11:59:38 AM
Alien Nine, an anime series from 2003. I thought it was going to be a movie. Instead, it's a pretty silly show for kids. I hate kids' anime.
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 09, 2012, 06:03:26 PM
Watching the Sopranos on DVD. I've had horrible nightmares for the last three nights, yet I keep watching! Such a brilliant show, but good gracious it's disturbing. I think I need to go back to watching Curb Your Enthusiasm for a while. Or better yet, listen to AFR before going to sleep. What's wrong with me?



Selam
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Post by: Tallitot on June 09, 2012, 06:20:09 PM
History Detectives (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 09, 2012, 06:32:08 PM
Watching the Sopranos on DVD. I've had horrible nightmares for the last three nights, yet I keep watching! Such a brilliant show, but good gracious it's disturbing. I think I need to go back to watching Curb Your Enthusiasm for a while. Or better yet, listen to AFR before going to sleep. What's wrong with me?



Selam

The first season of the Sopranos is fine, fine story telling. It degenerated quickly into a family soap afterward. The first season is practically a collection of short films. Excellent.

Curb rules. Glad you like it. My favorite season as a season is the one with The Producers arc. A show that really understands itself very well.
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Post by: Shiny on June 09, 2012, 06:49:00 PM
I love the Sopranos. And the Wire owns too.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 09, 2012, 07:00:04 PM
I love the Sopranos. And the Wire owns too.

The Wire is hands down the among the best TV ever.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on June 09, 2012, 07:10:10 PM
I recently started going back through the original Trek series (which I got from the local library for free). For some reason I had remembered it being a lot more goodie two shoes (ala TNG) than this. Consequently, my respect for the original series is increasing by the minute. Just started the 5th episode and watched an attempted rape. Didn't know they'd show that kinda stuff on network tv back then.

It had the first inter-racial kiss ever on TV.

Way ahead of thier time. Also the Brady Bunch, the paragon of innocence, was fairly daring; featured a couple who had both previously been married to other people, and they slept in the same bed. Heady stuff for 1969.
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Post by: JamesRottnek on June 09, 2012, 08:19:29 PM
Right now I am nearly done with the fourth season of King of the Hill, and will start season five either tonight or tomorrow.
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Post by: Peter J on June 09, 2012, 09:57:35 PM
Right now I am nearly done with the fourth season of King of the Hill, and will start season five either tonight or tomorrow.

Good show.
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Post by: Iconodule on June 10, 2012, 12:48:01 PM
Just watched the 7th season of Weeds. I felt that the show rapidly degenerated after the first season but I kept watching anyway. Seasons 6 and 7 were in many ways a reboot for the series and I think it's finally back on track.
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Post by: That person on June 10, 2012, 01:56:02 PM
Sounds like Heroes.
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Post by: celticfan1888 on June 11, 2012, 12:29:28 PM
Dragon Ball GT
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on June 12, 2012, 04:12:00 PM
The Andy Griffith Show.  Every day.  I'm sure my stock will drop several points by admitting this, but this show is my all-time favorite, can't-live-without-it, show.

The Office.  Every day.  Dwight makes the show.  I miss Michael as well.

Sort of a TV show by Coptic Youth Channel- Fr. Lazarus el Antony. 
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Post by: orthonorm on June 12, 2012, 05:15:41 PM
Just watched the 7th season of Weeds. I felt that the show rapidly degenerated after the first season but I kept watching anyway. Seasons 6 and 7 were in many ways a reboot for the series and I think it's finally back on track.

I thought Weeds could have been good, then they made more than six or so episodes. Very unfortunate the path it took.

Soft core porn was never so boring.

Excellent opening theme and I will forever remember the scene tracked with The Prettiest Birds. Very touching scene. Pardon the terrible play on words.

I might have stuck out the first season, but could never go back.
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Post by: Tallitot on June 12, 2012, 05:25:56 PM
The Andy Griffith Show.  Every day.  I'm sure my stock will drop several points by admitting this, but this show is my all-time favorite, can't-live-without-it, show.
An Andy Griffith fan? You'll appreciate this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk4i7OKWSJw

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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 12, 2012, 06:36:10 PM
The Andy Griffith Show.  Every day.  I'm sure my stock will drop several points by admitting this, but this show is my all-time favorite, can't-live-without-it, show.


Appreciation for the Andy Griffith Show is a sign of high intelligence. Anyone too cool for Barney Fife is too cool for me. The greatest TV show ever.



Selam


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Post by: Peter J on June 13, 2012, 08:14:33 AM
The Andy Griffith Show.  Every day.  I'm sure my stock will drop several points by admitting this, but this show is my all-time favorite, can't-live-without-it, show.
An Andy Griffith fan? You'll appreciate this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk4i7OKWSJw

:thumbs up:
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Post by: Volnutt on June 28, 2012, 03:59:41 AM
Fist of the North Star

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I don't know what it means to be a "Brony," but I do like the show. It reminds me of the Powerpuff Girls (other than for the obvious reasons) and Timon and Pumbaa.

Going to check out Fruits Basket for the first time later.

Tried to get into Gurren Lagann, but it kind of exceeds my fanservice tolerance lol.
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Post by: Asteriktos on June 28, 2012, 11:01:06 AM
Have been rewatching various shows on netflix... X-Files, DS9, How It's Made, etc.  Also have been watching some documentary type stuff like TED talks and other such things. One that I've enjoyed is Out of Egypt, which seems to be a good deal better than most of the stuff made by Discovery. And Kara Cooney is pretty easy on the eyes. Though she's also just generally interesting.
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Post by: Shiny on July 04, 2012, 02:44:24 PM
Kind of lost interest in Friday Night Lights, first season was so good though that never got matched in seasons 2 or 3. Excellent TV, that first season. It was like watching the first season of Lost which was some of the best television I had ever seen.
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Post by: JamesRottnek on July 09, 2012, 01:18:56 AM
Well, I finished King of the Hill, and then watched all of the Wonder Years, and now I'm fourteen episodes into The Riches.
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Post by: JamesRottnek on July 10, 2012, 09:05:56 PM
I finished the Riches, then watched the first episode of Fraiser before deciding never to watch another episode, ever.  Now I'm half-way through Downton Abbey's first season, which has become - quite possibly - my favorite television program ever.
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Post by: Volnutt on July 10, 2012, 11:17:35 PM
Watching Fruits Basket. I like it a lot. I thought Shoujo would bore me, heh.
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Post by: Marc1152 on July 11, 2012, 10:20:33 AM
Big Brother starts tomorrow... I measure time from year to year by when it's on. A years is a long time.

Youtuble very early episodes. Julie Chen looks really different. And Dr. Drew from Celebrity Rehab used to come on and give his opinion on how the house guests were doing psychologically. LOL
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Post by: Volnutt on July 11, 2012, 12:30:14 PM
I finished the Riches, then watched the first episode of Fraiser before deciding never to watch another episode, ever.  Now I'm half-way through Downton Abbey's first season, which has become - quite possibly - my favorite television program ever.
You should give Fraiser another chance. It has a way of growing on you. Like a lot of sitcoms, it had a bit of a rough start IIRC.
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 12, 2012, 02:01:55 AM
Kung Fu: The Complete Collection

I got this for $48 on Amazon! One of my favorite TV shows ever. Full of philosophical gems.



Selam
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Post by: kevlev on July 12, 2012, 03:09:49 AM
Northern Exposure. My favorite series of all time. Perfect cast, atmosphere, soundtrack, scripts, and all of the characters are so wonderfully crafted. It might've stayed around a season too long, but it's a masterpiece all the same.
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Post by: William on July 12, 2012, 10:09:01 AM
I finished the Riches, then watched the first episode of Fraiser before deciding never to watch another episode, ever.

 >:(
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on July 12, 2012, 10:10:56 AM
I saw my first episodes of House and NCIS yesterday. Also, Person of Interest and Hawaii Five-0 look cool but I can't find anywhere that show reruns regularly as opposed to once a week.
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Post by: Volnutt on July 12, 2012, 10:42:57 AM
How did you like NCIS?
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Post by: William on July 13, 2012, 12:50:53 AM
So far so good. I really like McGee.
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Post by: CoptoGeek on July 20, 2012, 12:24:32 PM
Possbily the greatest TV show ever

Breaking Bad - I am the danger... I am the one who knocks

http://youtu.be/AJ4RI1Sjxmg
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Post by: Basil 320 on July 21, 2012, 12:33:06 AM
Lots of Emmy nominations for "Mad Men" again this year!
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 21, 2012, 02:52:15 AM
Finally finished watching all 6 seasons of the Sopranos. Why do I feel so sad that the end has come when the show gave me nightmares on a regular basis?


Selam
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Post by: mersch on July 27, 2012, 08:31:17 PM
The opening ceremony of the Olympics, more a tv special. (I have all ways loved watching them for as long as I can remember!)
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Post by: That person on July 27, 2012, 09:06:09 PM
So this season of Breaking Bad is pretty great so far.
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 27, 2012, 09:06:48 PM
The opening ceremony of the Olympics, more a tv special. (I have all ways loved watching them for as long as I can remember!)

I changed the channel to it in time to see people doing air guitar in the aisles to Queen. Awesome. :)
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Post by: Basil 320 on July 28, 2012, 03:17:47 AM
The opening ceremony of the Olympics, more a tv special. (I have all ways loved watching them for as long as I can remember!)

I changed the channel to it in time to see people doing air guitar in the aisles to Queen. Awesome. :)

I've tended to watch the Opening of the Olympics for each Olympics.  This was by far, the very worst Olympics Opening ceremony since I can recall, THE WORST.  Nothing but stupid "diversity" themes, including a glimpse of a homosexual embrace, and a women in a wheel chair on the dance floor.  I'm surprised they didn't sing "kumbaya," because that was the theme of the whole freak'n mess.  Stupid songs I've never heard...  Having James Bond in it was wonderful, but is that supposed to be funny having him escort the Queen by helicopter?  The Brits were supposedly celebrating their history.  Can you believe there was no mention or reference to the Magna Carta?    No mention of "The sun never sets on the British Empire," either.  At least the announcer asked all to rise when Queen Elizabeth arrived.  I'll bet 90 year old Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, former Prince of Greece, must have said to himself,  "What the he** has happened to this society?  Carrying of the flame was done well, inspiring, by David Beckham, though I'd rather look at his gorgeous wife.  One time I heard "God save the Queen," but shouldn't it have been played around the actual opening?  Why didn't these leftists play the Greek National Anthem, which is always played at the actual opening?  I'm guessing because  "patriotism" is bad.  The "Chariots of Fire" theme song played by the London Symphony was done well, but is that stuff the British comedian was doing supposed to be funny?

The Parade of Nations, with each nation's flag displayed, was the only normal aspect of  of the ceremony, other than the Queen's entrance noted above.

All the choreography was madness.

How is it that American territories get their own teams, like American Samoa?

Oh, another good thing, "Macedonia" came in alphabetically with the "F's," for "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (FYROM), which is how their sign read, though NBC just printed "Macedonia" on the screen.  The Greeks must still hold some influence or maybe they traded their national anthem for FYROM.  

Maybe if the United Nations had an anthem, they would have played it.

Even one of The Beatles songs, "Come together," fit their silly theme.
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Post by: That person on September 02, 2012, 06:02:08 PM
Any thoughts on the new Doctor Who?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on September 02, 2012, 08:33:11 PM

I'm waiting for Masterpiece Mystery on PBS to begin in half an hour....Inspector Lewis.

I love mysteries....and the English accent and scenery makes it all so much better.

Love Perot, Miss Marple, etc.

...not to mention Masterpiece Theater - Downton Abbey, etc. 
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Post by: Ionnis on September 02, 2012, 08:49:54 PM

I'm waiting for Masterpiece Mystery on PBS to begin in half an hour....Inspector Lewis.

I love mysteries....and the English accent and scenery makes it all so much better.

Love Perot, Miss Marple, etc.

...not to mention Masterpiece Theater - Downton Abbey, etc. 

Downtown Abbey is great!  I can't wait until January when Season 3 begins!
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Post by: LizaSymonenko on September 02, 2012, 08:54:48 PM

LOL!  Me, too!

I'll make you a cup of tea and some biscuits for the event!
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Post by: Ionnis on September 02, 2012, 09:02:08 PM
Sounds awesome!!  ;D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 14, 2012, 02:24:12 PM
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Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 30, 2012, 02:16:21 PM
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Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Cymbyz on October 01, 2012, 02:33:22 AM
I've been watching the TLC reality series Abby & Brittany.  It's about a pair of dicephalic, parapagus conjoined twins (two heads, side by side, on one body.  The series takes them through college, graduation, and a European trip.

After the inevitable initial double-take, one is surprised to observe how normal they are.  They have distinct, vibrant personalities, and a lot to teach us about synergy.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on October 02, 2012, 09:54:01 PM
Vegas on CBS.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2012, 10:31:46 PM
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Such a great show.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2012, 10:32:43 PM
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My priest thinks I look like that guy. I can live with that I guess.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on October 07, 2012, 11:52:38 PM
Pawn-Stars  :D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 08, 2012, 12:49:25 AM
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Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 09, 2012, 09:48:01 PM
Ink Masters

I'm a sucker for these tattoo shows--the contest ones anyway. Not so much the drama/story-driven LA/NY Ink ones.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 09, 2012, 09:53:17 PM
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett (on Series 3 now)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 09, 2012, 10:03:03 PM
Russian hockey :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 10, 2012, 08:11:33 PM
Ahh another night of women's volleyball on the Big Ten Network. Boy do I love the ...  . .athletic ability... of these women!  :angel:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesRottnek on October 10, 2012, 08:35:40 PM
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Great shows.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesRottnek on October 10, 2012, 08:36:23 PM
I recently finished watching all seasons of the NBC show Parenthood, and have now caught up (thank you Hulu) with the current season.  It's a good show.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 11, 2012, 04:36:28 AM
Ahh another night of women's volleyball on the Big Ten Network. Boy do I love the ...  . .athletic ability... of these women!  :angel:


You're funny Asteriktos. :)



Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 11, 2012, 06:53:57 PM
Are you implying that these young ladies do not have fantastic athletic ability!?!  :P
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on October 11, 2012, 07:01:47 PM
Hey Gebre, I know you loved the Sopranos, you got the Wire yet? It's like the Sopranos in the ghetto and much more ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 11, 2012, 07:04:13 PM
I hope there's football tonight. I forgot to get beer to cover the political debate, and I am not going to watch that sober.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 11, 2012, 07:09:13 PM
Steelers vs. Titans is on NFL network  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Levsky on October 11, 2012, 07:11:06 PM
The Sopranos (Season 3) and Anger Management.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on October 11, 2012, 07:36:13 PM
Steelers vs. Titans is on NFL network  :)

Must be cool having channels that show your team occasionally. :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 11, 2012, 07:40:20 PM
Steelers vs. Titans is on NFL network  :)

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 12, 2012, 01:51:54 AM
The Sopranos (Season 3) and Anger Management.

The Sopranos stands alone. It's one of my guilty pleasures. Every season was excellent IMO. The perfect balance of human interest, character development, action, humor, and drama. I'm sure the stereotypes were very exagerrated, but it still rang true on most every level. My only criticism about the show is that were no redeeming characters. That was the only thing that seemed unrealistic to me. There are good people in the world, even if flawed. But all of the characters in The Sopranos were basically dispicable.



Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Levsky on October 12, 2012, 01:58:54 AM
The Sopranos (Season 3) and Anger Management.

The Sopranos stands alone. It's one of my guilty pleasures. Every season was excellent IMO. The perfect balance of human interest, character development, action, humor, and drama. I'm sure the stereotypes were very exagerrated, but it still rang true on most every level. My only criticism about the show is that were no redeeming characters. That was the only thing that seemed unrealistic to me. There are good people in the world, even if flawed. But all of the characters in The Sopranos were basically dispicable.


Selam


When I watched the first two season of The Sopranos, I was in complete shock. I had never watched a series that was so well done. The fact that these characters were so flawed is something that rang true for me. There is no such thing as a flawless, perfect human being. All of us have our faults and this show definitely puts them under the magnifying glass. I think that one of the reasons why so many people can relate to the show is because they see some portion of themselves in the characters. In some ways what the writers, director, and actors have done is to shine a light on human nature at its very worst and depraved. And, after all, isn't that the work of every great work of art? To show us as the flawed human beings we are and to make us think about it?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on October 12, 2012, 02:05:38 AM
The Sopranos (Season 3) and Anger Management.

The Sopranos stands alone. It's one of my guilty pleasures. Every season was excellent IMO. The perfect balance of human interest, character development, action, humor, and drama. I'm sure the stereotypes were very exagerrated, but it still rang true on most every level. My only criticism about the show is that were no redeeming characters. That was the only thing that seemed unrealistic to me. There are good people in the world, even if flawed. But all of the characters in The Sopranos were basically dispicable.



Selam
Hey Gebre, I know you loved the Sopranos, you got the Wire yet? It's like the Sopranos in the ghetto and much more ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 12, 2012, 03:10:39 AM
The Sopranos (Season 3) and Anger Management.

The Sopranos stands alone. It's one of my guilty pleasures. Every season was excellent IMO. The perfect balance of human interest, character development, action, humor, and drama. I'm sure the stereotypes were very exagerrated, but it still rang true on most every level. My only criticism about the show is that were no redeeming characters. That was the only thing that seemed unrealistic to me. There are good people in the world, even if flawed. But all of the characters in The Sopranos were basically dispicable.


Selam


When I watched the first two season of The Sopranos, I was in complete shock. I had never watched a series that was so well done. The fact that these characters were so flawed is something that rang true for me. There is no such thing as a flawless, perfect human being. All of us have our faults and this show definitely puts them under the magnifying glass. I think that one of the reasons why so many people can relate to the show is because they see some portion of themselves in the characters. In some ways what the writers, director, and actors have done is to shine a light on human nature at its very worst and depraved. And, after all, isn't that the work of every great work of art? To show us as the flawed human beings we are and to make us think about it?


Indeed, which is what makes it a great show. There was one episode (don't remember which season), where Mrs. Soprano goes to see a lawyer. The lawyer was Jewish and he refused to take her money because it was "blood money." He told her point blank that she should leave her husband and have nothing to do with him or his money. He told her, "One thing you can never say is that you haven't been told." He was the one redeeming character in the entire series. But then again, perhaps that's what made that scene so powerful, the fact that such redeeming characters are few and far between in this world. Evil flourishes because most of us turn a blind eye to it. The Tony Sopranos of the world exist because the rest of us allow them to operate without impugnity.


Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on October 12, 2012, 09:22:18 AM
I've been watching the TLC reality series Abby & Brittany

Speaking of reality shows, does anyone remember Bug Juice? I don't think it was very well known, but it was about the only reality show that I ever thought was good.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 14, 2012, 08:38:46 PM
Walking Dead season premier in 30 minutes.


Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 14, 2012, 08:54:28 PM
Walking Dead season premier in 30 minutes.




Already on AMC.  4 minutes in counting.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 15, 2012, 12:31:52 PM
I hereby designate Vamrat to chop off my leg with an old rusty ax if I every get Zombie bitten there..

Amen

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Post by: CoptoGeek on October 15, 2012, 01:04:22 PM
Best Walking Dead episode ever! Should be very fast paced from now on.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 15, 2012, 01:28:23 PM
I hereby designate Vamrat to chop off my leg with an old rusty ax if I every get Zombie bitten there..

Amen

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Ugh, this will not turn out well.  An axe doesn't slice so much as crush.  Bone fragments + bloodstream = horrible.  They cannot keep that tourniquet on for ever.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesRottnek on October 27, 2012, 05:46:28 AM
Freaks and Geeks
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 28, 2012, 10:37:50 PM
Venture Bros. Halloween Special in an hour! ;D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 28, 2012, 10:43:43 PM
Alaska State Troopers a few times this weekend, and a new Alaska Game Keepers show I just found on the channel Destination America.

Got to watch the rest of this World Series game tonight, though.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on October 29, 2012, 12:04:50 AM
Girls Next Door, Supernatural, Modern Marvels and a couple documentaries.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 29, 2012, 12:08:43 AM
Ice Pilots NWT
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: adampjr on October 29, 2012, 12:13:23 AM
Best Walking Dead episode ever! Should be very fast paced from now on.


 I haven't seen it yet but I'm looking forward to getting to download it off of iTunes or something. I was rather expecting TWD to not be that good but they really did everything well. I was positively surprised.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 29, 2012, 09:26:19 AM
Three episodes in and I think the Walking Dead is maintaining the momentum it gained on the first episode of this season.

Gonna get good now that the Governor is here!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 29, 2012, 09:21:53 PM
What is the Walking Dead? Don't answer with zombies...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: sheenj on October 29, 2012, 09:32:17 PM
Don't answer with zombies...

As you wish...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 29, 2012, 10:03:56 PM
What is the Walking Dead? Don't answer with zombies...

Some show people talk about too much.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 29, 2012, 10:54:25 PM
What is the Walking Dead? Don't answer with zombies...

Perambulating corpses.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 30, 2012, 12:13:19 AM
What is the Walking Dead? Don't answer with zombies...

Non-living entities with a proclivity for dining upon human tissue
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on October 30, 2012, 02:21:34 AM
Zombies are the most overrated, exaggerated modern monster that there is. At least the classic Romero/Brooks zombies anyhow are. Ever notice that NONE of these zombie movies or shows logically explain HOW the epidemic got so large and threatening in the first place? It always starts after the zombie 'virus' has already become a widespread problem. But I honestly think that if this really happened, the zombie threat would never escalate to such a huge problem and would easily be over within a couple weeks.

Lets examine why. The MAIN reason why zombies would never be a large threat is for two basic principles--first, the fact that the only way the 'virus' is spread is through a bite, and second, the fact that zombies are incapable of running or even walking at a normal pace. Biting is an extremely inefficient way to spread a disease, combined with the fact that we could easily avoid them seeing how slow they are. If you don't believe me, then go outside and try to tackle and bite a squirrel. Chances are it easily escaped your grasp before you even had a chance at biting it. This is what it would be like for zombies, except, in the case with zombies, it would be even more difficult because zombies lack any intellectual prowess and the speed to be able to pursue and/or pin down a human being and then successfully bite that human in question.

Secondly, zombies are inferior to normal humans in literally almost every physical and mental aspect. Their bodies are slowly deteriorating day by day making them weaker, along with their inability to heal, they lack intellectual capacity, they lack speed as we mentioned earlier, and they lack reproduction ability. The ONLY way for a zombie to produce another zombie is to infect a human--and guess what, humans are zombies' biggest predator. That is a horrible way to reproduce. Zombie movies always start AFTER a large horde of zombies has already been formed--which, admittedly would be a bigger problem if that were the case. But the reality is that such a large horde would never be formed in the first place because humans have nearly every advantage over zombies. A couple of lone zombies throughout the world would not really be any problem at all. All we have to do is be carefully alert, fortify our houses a little bit, never travel at night and take a weapon with us everywhere and I assure you that literally like 96% of us would be fine. Maybe in areas with a high risk of potential zombie stragglers we could set up volunteer groups of armed civilians to patrol the neighborhood at night. Even urbanized areas wouldn't be in that much danger. If anything, they would actually be safer because there are more people that would be alert that could eliminate the threat on sight and communicate the news to the rest of the country so that close areas potentially at risk could be extra-alert.

Zombies have ONLY 1 advantage over humans; that the only way to kill them is to destroy their brain (ie headshot). But other than that, they are inferior to us in everything else. I admit, shooting a target the size of a human head is very difficult, but it is not impossible, and even if some panicked civilians are incapable of hitting the head, they could still easily evade the zombie or even trap it inside of a bedroom easily and then call for the police or volunteer defense group to come dispatch of it. Problem solved. World militaries are trained to aim for center mass, which, could admittedly be a problem, however, our first world militaries are very quick to adapt to new situations and learning, they could easily re-train themselves to aim for the head. Plus, we already have snipers in the military that ARE in fact trained to aim for the head. I don't even think that military action would be required at all because zombies would be such a tiny threat. Maybe a couple of national guard trucks and checkpoints to moniter larger areas and/or more 'at risk' areas, but other than that, I think we are pretty sufficient to defend ourselves from the random straggling zombie or two. Society would not fall.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 30, 2012, 09:37:35 AM
Gather them into a horde and let loose on the thermobarics.

But then again, it really isn't zombies, it's a metaphor.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 30, 2012, 11:01:34 AM
JamesR

I knew within the first 30 seconds of reading your post that you haven't watched many zombie movies. Try Return of the Living Dead for a good example that addresses (I think) all your points.  :police:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 04, 2012, 01:38:00 PM
I started watching the past seasons of The Walking Dead on netflix. I didn't get into it back when it started, but recently it caught my attention again. I almost stopped watching it after 2 episodes because the apparent cheating on Rick disgusted me so much, but I'm glad I stuck with it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 04, 2012, 01:41:04 PM
Why can't zombies just go to the sub store and get a turkey sandwich like everyone else? Why do they have to eat people's brains? Rude, I tell you.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 04, 2012, 01:47:20 PM
It makes the pain go away (http://youtu.be/KsPcTrLLD_U)  :angel:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 04, 2012, 01:49:36 PM
Does anybody make synthetic brains, you know, like an imitation thing? This could be a golden opportunity for some company out there. That way, when zombies come to my house, I'll just hand sandwiches out the window.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 04, 2012, 04:48:04 PM
Does anybody make synthetic brains, you know, like an imitation thing? This could be a golden opportunity for some company out there. That way, when zombies come to my house, I'll just hand sandwiches out the window.

I think there are USDA regulations against it.  You'd probably have to go to Europe or East Asia.  They eat odd things.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 10, 2012, 12:18:42 AM
Hoaders

Sorta scary...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on November 10, 2012, 11:36:07 AM
Hoaders

Sorta scary...
I watched that for a while, but found it too depressing, but scary fits, too.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 10, 2012, 01:26:11 PM
Walking Dead was hard to watch last week. I had to do it in two sits.

Talking Dead aftershow is very good.  Chris Hardwick the host is really good at it.

Walking Dead does explain how this happened. It was a virus that reanimates the body, duh.

Oh and I am waiting for the two Women in the "Town" to kiss or somethin.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 10, 2012, 03:45:23 PM
Walking Dead was hard to watch last week. I had to do it in two sits.

Talking Dead aftershow is very good.  Chris Hardwick the host is really good at it.

Walking Dead does explain how this happened. It was a virus that reanimates the body, duh.

Oh and I am waiting for the two Women in the "Town" to kiss or somethin.

IDK, I think Blondie and Merle are going to hook up.  I'll bet Rick has a complete mental breakdown and it will be down to Merle/Blondie, Darryl/Short-Hair, and Asian kid/Maggie to remake mankind.  Little Blondie and Karl will be generation two, and Herschel will be the wisened elder who lasts until he can challenge Methuselah to a longevity contest.  Kaiser Wilhelm will grow the "pharmaceuticals" and the black prisoner will do his best to be the new T-Dog but no one will ever replace T-Dog in my heart or anyone else's so they will kill him off and the samurai chick will totally hook up with the Guv'ner. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 10, 2012, 06:33:58 PM
After all the death and chaos he has already caused, Carl must die.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 10, 2012, 07:00:41 PM
Walking Dead was hard to watch last week. I had to do it in two sits.

Talking Dead aftershow is very good.  Chris Hardwick the host is really good at it.

Walking Dead does explain how this happened. It was a virus that reanimates the body, duh.

Oh and I am waiting for the two Women in the "Town" to kiss or somethin.

IDK, I think Blondie and Merle are going to hook up.  I'll bet Rick has a complete mental breakdown and it will be down to Merle/Blondie, Darryl/Short-Hair, and Asian kid/Maggie to remake mankind.  Little Blondie and Karl will be generation two, and Herschel will be the wisened elder who lasts until he can challenge Methuselah to a longevity contest.  Kaiser Wilhelm will grow the "pharmaceuticals" and the black prisoner will do his best to be the new T-Dog but no one will ever replace T-Dog in my heart or anyone else's so they will kill him off and the samurai chick will totally hook up with the Guv'ner. 

I'm going to hold out for Blondie and the samurai chick to hook up...........But that's just me
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 13, 2012, 04:47:32 PM
I have a new top 5 favorite show. "Dangerous Grounds" on the Travel Channel Tuesday's ( tonight) 9 pm Eastern.

It follows the owner of a very high end coffee business ( they have  a few shops and sell on line) as he goes to dangerous places around the world to strike deals with farmers in places like Haiti and Bolivia. He often needs to go around the local Mafia middleman and the whole endevour seems dangerous. He comes back with sacks of the Worlds best coffee beans.   

I've upped my Coffee consumption all week and plan to French Press a cup while I watch tonight. You can watch a repeat of last weeks first episode at 8 PM.

Here is the link to his company.

http://www.lacolombe.com/

http://www.lacolombe.com/

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on November 13, 2012, 04:49:08 PM
Hoaders

Sorta scary...
Poop bottles.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: sheenj on November 13, 2012, 05:09:12 PM
Doomsday Preppers is always good for a nice laugh at other peoples' expense.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: mersch on November 26, 2012, 09:16:48 PM
Channel surfing, landed on "Biblical Mysteries Explained"   Attempting to uncover the secrets of the banned gospels from Mary Magdaline, Peter, and Judas"  on the Military Channel, hmmmmm should be, umm, "interesting"......For some reason, just have to see what they have to say............
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 26, 2012, 10:58:07 PM
Channel surfing, landed on "Biblical Mysteries Explained"   Attempting to uncover the secrets of the banned gospels from Mary Magdaline, Peter, and Judas"  on the Military Channel, hmmmmm should be, umm, "interesting"......For some reason, just have to see what they have to say............

Wait, on the military channel?  What are they saying?  That the apostles developed Blitzkreig and were going to test it out on those proto-Italians before our Lord and Saviour gave them something better to do?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 26, 2012, 11:00:36 PM
TLC is no longer about learning. Discovery CHannel is no longer about discovering. History Channel is no longer about history. Health and Fitness is no longer about health and fitness. AMC is no longer about classic movies. Why should the Military Channel be about the military?  8)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on November 26, 2012, 11:47:41 PM
The Big Bang Theory and Glee are about all I actually keep up with.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: mersch on November 27, 2012, 10:14:58 PM
Channel surfing, landed on "Biblical Mysteries Explained"   Attempting to uncover the secrets of the banned gospels from Mary Magdaline, Peter, and Judas"  on the Military Channel, hmmmmm should be, umm, "interesting"......For some reason, just have to see what they have to say............

Wait, on the military channel?  What are they saying?  That the apostles developed Blitzkreig and were going to test it out on those proto-Italians before our Lord and Saviour gave them something better to do?
TLC is no longer about learning. Discovery CHannel is no longer about discovering. History Channel is no longer about history. Health and Fitness is no longer about health and fitness. AMC is no longer about classic movies. Why should the Military Channel be about the military?  8)
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Ended up not being able to watch much after the opening..........family matters came up, LOL, have to smile at the timing.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: mersch on November 27, 2012, 10:17:10 PM
messed up trying to do the quote thing ??? 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 27, 2012, 10:18:16 PM
Dangerous Grounds... Tonight he is in Borneo.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on November 27, 2012, 10:22:07 PM
TLC is no longer about learning. Discovery CHannel is no longer about discovering. History Channel is no longer about history. Health and Fitness is no longer about health and fitness. AMC is no longer about classic movies. Why should the Military Channel be about the military?  8)
So true........Tv has become one big reality show.

That is no longer about reality. ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on November 27, 2012, 10:25:46 PM
The Big Bang Theory and Glee are about all I actually keep up with.
Riiight.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQfzwFloVqA
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on November 27, 2012, 11:22:58 PM
The Big Bang Theory and Glee are about all I actually keep up with.
Riiight.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQfzwFloVqA

Not sure I understand what you meant by that.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on November 28, 2012, 09:50:16 AM
The Big Bang Theory and Glee are about all I actually keep up with.
Riiight.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQfzwFloVqA

Not sure I understand what you meant by that.
I was thinking the same thing of your post.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 28, 2012, 10:54:54 AM
Dangerous Grounds... Tonight he is in Borneo.

You still watching The Perambulating Deceased?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 28, 2012, 11:27:28 AM
Dangerous Grounds... Tonight he is in Borneo.

You still watching The Perambulating Deceased?

After last weeks episode I had to go out and walk the dogs.. There is a group home in my neighborhood of "Challenged" men.. They go for walks too. The..ummm..Shamble when they walk.

I ran into them.. I Got real scared and went home.

I am not happy that they are stopping mid season for a long break.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 28, 2012, 12:19:37 PM
Dangerous Grounds... Tonight he is in Borneo.

You still watching The Perambulating Deceased?

After last weeks episode I had to go out and walk the dogs.. There is a group home in my neighborhood of "Challenged" men.. They go for walks too. The..ummm..Shamble when they walk.

I ran into them.. I Got real scared and went home.

I am not happy that they are stopping mid season for a long break.



Yeah, I think that they did this last season as well.  It seemed to me that these last two episodes weren't up to par with the rest of the season thus far, though it looks like they are just setting up for this next episode which looks like it is going to be killer!  I really hope that Glen and Maggie are going to be all right, I kind of like their characters to the point that I actually bothered learning their names after three seasons instead of just calling them Asian and Hottie. 

Also, there have been hints that the governor would end up being a more naughty character, though up until this point I have found him to be pretty cool.

My prognosis - Rick vs the Governor - the Gov's gonna get Rick rolled.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on November 28, 2012, 02:08:02 PM
I was thinking the same thing of your post.
That the only tv shows that I keep up on (watch episodes as they come out) are the BBT and Glee? Not sure what's confusing about that...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on November 28, 2012, 03:22:58 PM
I was thinking the same thing of your post.
That the only tv shows that I keep up on (watch episodes as they come out) are the BBT and Glee? Not sure what's confusing about that...
What I'm confused about is how you compromise the fact that you're a christian and still religiously watch those shows.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 28, 2012, 05:34:37 PM
Dangerous Grounds... Tonight he is in Borneo.

You still watching The Perambulating Deceased?

After last weeks episode I had to go out and walk the dogs.. There is a group home in my neighborhood of "Challenged" men.. They go for walks too. The..ummm..Shamble when they walk.

I ran into them.. I Got real scared and went home.

I am not happy that they are stopping mid season for a long break.



Yeah, I think that they did this last season as well.  It seemed to me that these last two episodes weren't up to par with the rest of the season thus far, though it looks like they are just setting up for this next episode which looks like it is going to be killer!  I really hope that Glen and Maggie are going to be all right, I kind of like their characters to the point that I actually bothered learning their names after three seasons instead of just calling them Asian and Hottie. 

Also, there have been hints that the governor would end up being a more naughty character, though up until this point I have found him to be pretty cool.

My prognosis - Rick vs the Governor - the Gov's gonna get Rick rolled.

I agree, these last two were set up shows... Maybe a battle scene in the works.

Hey what if the townies roll out a hidden Tank !!! Could happen.. There have been Tanks in other episodes.

I think Glenn is as good as dead.. Maybe an inside the fort open the gates sort of death, but he's gone IMHO..

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Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on November 28, 2012, 05:51:17 PM
The Big Bang Theory and Glee are about all I actually keep up with.
I don't approve. Not because I have some strong objection to TV shows depicting sex or having gay characters, just because those shows aren't particularly well-done. If you wanna select your only two shows from network TV sitcoms, check out some of the following: Community (likely to be cancelled soon, sadly), 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 28, 2012, 06:35:55 PM
The Big Bang Theory and Glee are about all I actually keep up with.
I don't approve. Not because I have some strong objection to TV shows depicting sex or having gay characters, just because those shows aren't particularly well-done. If you wanna select your only two shows from network TV sitcoms, check out some of the following: Community (likely to be cancelled soon, sadly), 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation

 I love Kevin Mchale and Chevy Chase but I dont get Community.. I watch it some but thought it was clunky and had no laughs at all. He's great on the Soup though
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on November 29, 2012, 01:00:18 AM
The Big Bang Theory and Glee are about all I actually keep up with.
I don't approve. Not because I have some strong objection to TV shows depicting sex or having gay characters, just because those shows aren't particularly well-done. If you wanna select your only two shows from network TV sitcoms, check out some of the following: Community (likely to be cancelled soon, sadly), 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation

Sad to say I haven't heard of any of those. Probably doesn't help that I've only recently in the past year or so started watching TV shows with any regularity. Glee, however, is the fault of my wife. :laugh:

But thanks, I'll check those shows out.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on November 29, 2012, 01:02:59 AM
What I'm confused about is how you compromise the fact that you're a christian and still religiously watch those shows.
Then don't worry about it. ;)

And for what it's worth, if I recall correctly, my priest shares in my enjoyment of the Big Bang Theory. :laugh:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on November 29, 2012, 09:43:45 AM
What I'm confused about is how you compromise the fact that you're a christian and still religiously watch those shows.
Then don't worry about it. ;)

And for what it's worth, if I recall correctly, my priest shares in my enjoyment of the Big Bang Theory. :laugh:
That's scary. I see a lot of sex outside of marriage and sexual innuendo on the few minutes I actually viewed that show. From what I seen on it there's a total emasculation of "men" on it as well. I also don't get what's supposedly so funny about a bunch of sexually frustrated and socially inadequate nerds cohabitating together desperately trying to sleep with the next bimbo that crosses their paths, to be honest I think the show is lame even from a secular standpoint.

And Glee, you've got to be kidding me. how could a straight man, much less a conscious "christian" subject themselves that kind of deviation for five minutes? How can a God-fearing man partake in being entertained by an blatant, openly homosexual drama?


Just the fact that these are two of the top shows in the country just goes to show how dumbed-down and feminized the majority of the population has become. I see that it's mostly the younger, idealistic crowd that is attracted to this kind of liberal, feminine agitprop.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 29, 2012, 10:21:59 AM
What I'm confused about is how you compromise the fact that you're a christian and still religiously watch those shows.
Then don't worry about it. ;)

And for what it's worth, if I recall correctly, my priest shares in my enjoyment of the Big Bang Theory. :laugh:
That's scary. I see a lot of sex outside of marriage and sexual innuendo on the few minutes I actually viewed that show. From what I seen on it there's a total emasculation of "men" on it as well. I also don't get what's supposedly so funny about a bunch of sexually frustrated and socially inadequate nerds cohabitating together desperately trying to sleep with the next bimbo that crosses their paths, to be honest I think the show is lame even from a secular standpoint.

And Glee, you've got to be kidding me. how could a straight man, much less a conscious "christian" subject themselves that kind of deviation for five minutes? How can a God-fearing man partake in being entertained by an blatant, openly homosexual drama?


Just the fact that these are two of the top shows in the country just goes to show how dumbed-down and feminized the majority of the population has become. I see that it's mostly the younger, idealistic crowd that is attracted to this kind of liberal, feminine agitprop.



I'm sure you'll get flamed for this, but I really cannot find fault with any of this.  Perhaps one could see some value in 2.5 Men as a cautionary tale.  Sorta like A Hero of Our Times but with less dueling and good writing.  You know, there are times I really wish we could resurrect Lermontov and have him write a new version of his novel but set in the modern day.  He'd have a field day!  On second though, scratch that.  The American public would probably be entertained and take every bit of exaggeration as Gospel truth and proceed to carry it out, changing rainbow parties from Oprah's innermost fantasy into something engaged in by the majority of college females.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on November 29, 2012, 11:20:11 AM
That's scary. I see a lot of sex outside of marriage and sexual innuendo on the few minutes I actually viewed that show. From what I seen on it there's a total emasculation of "men" on it as well. I also don't get what's supposedly so funny about a bunch of sexually frustrated and socially inadequate nerds cohabitating together desperately trying to sleep with the next bimbo that crosses their paths, to be honest I think the show is lame even from a secular standpoint.

And Glee, you've got to be kidding me. how could a straight man, much less a conscious "christian" subject themselves that kind of deviation for five minutes? How can a God-fearing man partake in being entertained by an blatant, openly homosexual drama?


Just the fact that these are two of the top shows in the country just goes to show how dumbed-down and feminized the majority of the population has become. I see that it's mostly the younger, idealistic crowd that is attracted to this kind of liberal, feminine agitprop.

I'm honored that you chose me, out of all of the other wordly TV show viewers in this thread, to get so up in arms over. ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 29, 2012, 02:09:29 PM
The only problem with the last couple episodes of The Walking Dead is that they kept making me think "What? it's over already?". Especially now that things are split up between Creepyville and the prison there just isn't enough time to squeeze stuff in.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 29, 2012, 10:32:09 PM
Project Runway All-Stars

Tonight's episode is an androgynous avant-garde look with both male and female models. Yay!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 29, 2012, 11:25:44 PM
Project Runway All-Stars

Tonight's episode is an androgynous avant-garde look with both male and female models. Yay!

Are they really doing the avant-garde look:

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/BrunswickJager1815.jpg)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on November 30, 2012, 12:23:09 AM
Has anyone else been keeping up with Vegas on CBS?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on November 30, 2012, 03:14:34 AM
The Big Bang Theory and Glee are about all I actually keep up with.
I don't approve. Not because I have some strong objection to TV shows depicting sex or having gay characters, just because those shows aren't particularly well-done. If you wanna select your only two shows from network TV sitcoms, check out some of the following: Community (likely to be cancelled soon, sadly), 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation

Sad to say I haven't heard of any of those. Probably doesn't help that I've only recently in the past year or so started watching TV shows with any regularity. Glee, however, is the fault of my wife. :laugh:

But thanks, I'll check those shows out.
Bob's Burgers is a pretty overlooked gem I think. A lot of the dialogue is improvised by the voice actors, the very talented H. Jon Benjamin (Home Movies, Archer) and Kristen Schaal (30 Rock) among them. It gives a sort of deadpan stream-of-consciousness feel to the animated sitcom format, while including great characters and some awesome parody bits.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on November 30, 2012, 01:11:53 PM
That's scary. I see a lot of sex outside of marriage and sexual innuendo on the few minutes I actually viewed that show. From what I seen on it there's a total emasculation of "men" on it as well. I also don't get what's supposedly so funny about a bunch of sexually frustrated and socially inadequate nerds cohabitating together desperately trying to sleep with the next bimbo that crosses their paths, to be honest I think the show is lame even from a secular standpoint.

And Glee, you've got to be kidding me. how could a straight man, much less a conscious "christian" subject themselves that kind of deviation for five minutes? How can a God-fearing man partake in being entertained by an blatant, openly homosexual drama?


Just the fact that these are two of the top shows in the country just goes to show how dumbed-down and feminized the majority of the population has become. I see that it's mostly the younger, idealistic crowd that is attracted to this kind of liberal, feminine agitprop.

I'm honored that you chose me, out of all of the other wordly TV show viewers in this thread, to get so up in arms over. ;)
Well to be honest I really don't know about all the other shows they're talking about since I don't watch that much TV or movies but a lot of people close to me watch that BBT for the laughs but are clueless about it's proclivity  and innuendo to sexual sin or the fact that these geeks are the lamest excuses for "men" put out there by the Leftists who run hollywood. The other show "Glee" (which is a code word for "gay" ) is nothing more than an all out assault on anything we consider moral or normal in this nation, at least at one time that is. Anyway if I was a straight, Christian, male the last thing I would be doing is openly bragging about catching every episode of this nonsense.

But hey, that's just me, I'm a dinosaur. Enjoy the New Sodom.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: tweety234 on November 30, 2012, 03:19:38 PM
my two favorites are
bewitched, because I like magic although I don't practice it.
and touched by an angel with Roma Downey and Della Reese. Before that I didn't really believe anything. But this show got me thinking. So I realized one thing. Regardless of what each and every one of us believes. We have a common mission. That is to thank, glorify and serve our creator.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: tweety234 on November 30, 2012, 03:20:49 PM
I also forgot to mention. I love Buffy the Vampire slayer.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 30, 2012, 08:08:51 PM
That's scary. I see a lot of sex outside of marriage and sexual innuendo on the few minutes I actually viewed that show. From what I seen on it there's a total emasculation of "men" on it as well. I also don't get what's supposedly so funny about a bunch of sexually frustrated and socially inadequate nerds cohabitating together desperately trying to sleep with the next bimbo that crosses their paths, to be honest I think the show is lame even from a secular standpoint.

And Glee, you've got to be kidding me. how could a straight man, much less a conscious "christian" subject themselves that kind of deviation for five minutes? How can a God-fearing man partake in being entertained by an blatant, openly homosexual drama?


Just the fact that these are two of the top shows in the country just goes to show how dumbed-down and feminized the majority of the population has become. I see that it's mostly the younger, idealistic crowd that is attracted to this kind of liberal, feminine agitprop.

I'm honored that you chose me, out of all of the other wordly TV show viewers in this thread, to get so up in arms over. ;)
Well to be honest I really don't know about all the other shows they're talking about since I don't watch that much TV or movies but a lot of people close to me watch that BBT for the laughs but are clueless about it's proclivity  and innuendo to sexual sin or the fact that these geeks are the lamest excuses for "men" put out there by the Leftists who run hollywood. The other show "Glee" (which is a code word for "gay" ) is nothing more than an all out assault on anything we consider moral or normal in this nation, at least at one time that is. Anyway if I was a straight, Christian, male the last thing I would be doing is openly bragging about catching every episode of this nonsense.

But hey, that's just me, I'm a dinosaur. Enjoy the New Sodom.

And the prize for Worst Conspiracy Theory of the Day goes to... Charles!  ;D

I'm sorry if you have a belated crush on Joseph McCarthy, but he was wrong.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on November 30, 2012, 10:50:23 PM
Does anyone keep up with Survivor? They just banished Penner, who was one of my favs. The Slavic Women may be killed for meat.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on December 01, 2012, 01:05:01 AM
the last thing I would be doing is openly bragging about catching every episode of this nonsense.
Not far back in this thread I just said that Glee is the fault of my wife. I don't think that amounts to "openly bragging about catching every episode," but by all means - feel free to keep judging. ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on December 01, 2012, 02:12:37 AM
When did History Channel become a historically inaccurate, secularly-biased engine for atheist propaganda built on common historical myths and inaccuracies that wouldn't even hold their weight in a high-school classroom?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 01, 2012, 07:18:19 AM
1997ish?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on December 01, 2012, 11:15:09 AM
That's scary. I see a lot of sex outside of marriage and sexual innuendo on the few minutes I actually viewed that show. From what I seen on it there's a total emasculation of "men" on it as well. I also don't get what's supposedly so funny about a bunch of sexually frustrated and socially inadequate nerds cohabitating together desperately trying to sleep with the next bimbo that crosses their paths, to be honest I think the show is lame even from a secular standpoint.

And Glee, you've got to be kidding me. how could a straight man, much less a conscious "christian" subject themselves that kind of deviation for five minutes? How can a God-fearing man partake in being entertained by an blatant, openly homosexual drama?


Just the fact that these are two of the top shows in the country just goes to show how dumbed-down and feminized the majority of the population has become. I see that it's mostly the younger, idealistic crowd that is attracted to this kind of liberal, feminine agitprop.

I'm honored that you chose me, out of all of the other wordly TV show viewers in this thread, to get so up in arms over. ;)
Well to be honest I really don't know about all the other shows they're talking about since I don't watch that much TV or movies but a lot of people close to me watch that BBT for the laughs but are clueless about it's proclivity  and innuendo to sexual sin or the fact that these geeks are the lamest excuses for "men" put out there by the Leftists who run hollywood. The other show "Glee" (which is a code word for "gay" ) is nothing more than an all out assault on anything we consider moral or normal in this nation, at least at one time that is. Anyway if I was a straight, Christian, male the last thing I would be doing is openly bragging about catching every episode of this nonsense.

But hey, that's just me, I'm a dinosaur. Enjoy the New Sodom.

And the prize for Worst Conspiracy Theory of the Day goes to... Charles!  ;D

I'm sorry if you have a belated crush on Joseph McCarthy, but he was wrong.
Actually he was more right than not, you'd be better to read up on your history than popular myth about the man.

That's if you have time in between episodes of "Glee", "The New Normal" or the next sexual deviant perversion coming down the hollywood pike to screen near you. ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on December 01, 2012, 11:18:11 AM
the last thing I would be doing is openly bragging about catching every episode of this nonsense.
Not far back in this thread I just said that Glee is the fault of my wife. I don't think that amounts to "openly bragging about catching every episode," but by all means - feel free to keep judging. ;)
I see who wears the pants in your house.

By all means, keep watching Gleefully.  ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on December 01, 2012, 11:23:36 AM
When did History Channel become a historically inaccurate, secularly-biased engine for atheist propaganda built on common historical myths and inaccuracies that wouldn't even hold their weight in a high-school classroom?
When was the last time the History Channel had any shows actually about "history"?

I think they ran out of episodes of historically, truth- twisting Nazis, the Templars and Jesus a long time ago.

Now it's all about "gangbangers and swamp people".  ::)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on December 01, 2012, 11:37:37 AM
By all means, keep watching Gleefully.  ;)

I will, thank you. :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on December 01, 2012, 03:25:32 PM
Quote from: Charles Martel

That's if you have time in between episodes of "Glee", "The New Normal" or the next sexual deviant perversion coming down the Hollywood pike to screen near you. ;)

Oh, wow. So if I watch bad sitcoms - which I don't, by the way- I'm a sexual deviant and a pervert?

I didn't know that was such an easy task to accomplish.

Talk about redefining the words.

I'm celibate, but don't let the facts get in the way of your story.  ::)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on December 01, 2012, 05:27:47 PM
hyperdox Confession.....I feel so ashamed  :'(

I've been known to watch the Catholic channel on television because I still do enjoy their documentaries about Church history (even if it has a western bias) and their daily devotions to Saints.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on December 01, 2012, 05:43:50 PM
hyperdox Confession.....I feel so ashamed  :'(

I've been known to watch the Catholic channel on television because I still do enjoy their documentaries about Church history (even if it has a western bias) and their daily devotions to Saints.

So interest in history makes one a Hyperdox?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: neon_knights on December 01, 2012, 09:31:47 PM
hyperdox Confession.....I feel so ashamed  :'(

I've been known to watch the Catholic channel on television because I still do enjoy their documentaries about Church history (even if it has a western bias) and their daily devotions to Saints.

EWTN is a good channel. The Masses shown on that channel are very beautiful and reverent.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 02, 2012, 05:54:26 AM
The Twilight Zone

Have been watching them again, on netflix. They're not as good as I remember. I didn't notice before how heavily they rely on the unusual premise or surprise ending to cover up for bad writing, plot holes and acting.  Though I suppose I will always love the "It's a cookbook" type scenes.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on December 02, 2012, 09:48:30 PM
By all means, keep watching Gleefully.  ;)

I will, thank you. :)
Enjoy your slush and you mush.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on December 02, 2012, 09:57:55 PM
Quote from: Charles Martel

That's if you have time in between episodes of "Glee", "The New Normal" or the next sexual deviant perversion coming down the Hollywood pike to screen near you. ;)

Oh, wow. So if I watch bad sitcoms - which I don't, by the way- I'm a sexual deviant and a pervert?

I didn't know that was such an easy task to accomplish.

Talk about redefining the words.

I'm celibate, but don't let the facts get in the way of your story.  ::)
If you don't actively engage in viewing shows glorifying fornication and the homosexual "lifestyle" why would you consider yourself a deviant or pervert? You logic doesn't cohere..

And being celibate has nothing to do with it if you do.

Try to stay focused.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on December 03, 2012, 01:44:06 PM
Watched Walking Dead mid-season finale

Need a break

May need counseling

Asians are smart
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on December 04, 2012, 10:19:51 AM
Watched Walking Dead mid-season finale

Need a break

May need counseling

Asians are smart

That was pretty good.  Zombie shiv.

My guess is that the black husband and wife will get integrated into the group OK but since the other two tools failed to keep their woman alive they will have to be used as convenient guys to die at some point.  Chi-mo is probably going to turn traitor.

I saw Darryl running in the preview with his crossbow so my money is on him surviving, but IDK about Merle.  That was kind of sad and the Gov has officially got on my turdburglar list.  I could have given him breaks for killing the army guys, keeping zombie heads in fish tanks, keeping his zombie daughter as a pet, hell, he even could have killed Lashonda and I'd still think he was cool, but please, Gov, keep your hands off my Darryl!  He's what makes this show!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on December 04, 2012, 05:14:42 PM
Watched Walking Dead mid-season finale

Need a break

May need counseling

Asians are smart

That was pretty good.  Zombie shiv.

My guess is that the black husband and wife will get integrated into the group OK but since the other two tools failed to keep their woman alive they will have to be used as convenient guys to die at some point.  Chi-mo is probably going to turn traitor.

I saw Darryl running in the preview with his crossbow so my money is on him surviving, but IDK about Merle.  That was kind of sad and the Gov has officially got on my turdburglar list.  I could have given him breaks for killing the army guys, keeping zombie heads in fish tanks, keeping his zombie daughter as a pet, hell, he even could have killed Lashonda and I'd still think he was cool, but please, Gov, keep your hands off my Darryl!  He's what makes this show!

We looked up the actor who plays Darryl.. He's a make modle... LOL

The show may be getting too gory for some viewers. The wife and daughter are bailing. I spend half the show covering my eyes. There are some imagies I am not so sure I want in my head.

I think they need to do some character development again since so many oldies have been offed and so many newbies have arrived and then add in Zombies .  Beheadings and mutiltations are fine with me as long as they are not the whole show,
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on December 04, 2012, 05:25:54 PM
Watched Walking Dead mid-season finale

Need a break

May need counseling

Asians are smart

That was pretty good.  Zombie shiv.

My guess is that the black husband and wife will get integrated into the group OK but since the other two tools failed to keep their woman alive they will have to be used as convenient guys to die at some point.  Chi-mo is probably going to turn traitor.

I saw Darryl running in the preview with his crossbow so my money is on him surviving, but IDK about Merle.  That was kind of sad and the Gov has officially got on my turdburglar list.  I could have given him breaks for killing the army guys, keeping zombie heads in fish tanks, keeping his zombie daughter as a pet, hell, he even could have killed Lashonda and I'd still think he was cool, but please, Gov, keep your hands off my Darryl!  He's what makes this show!

We looked up the actor who plays Darryl.. He's a make modle... LOL

The show may be getting too gory for some viewers. The wife and daughter are bailing. I spend half the show covering my eyes. There are some imagies I am not so sure I want in my head.

I think they need to do some character development again since so many oldies have been offed and so many newbies have arrived and then add in Zombies .  Beheadings and mutiltations are fine with me as long as they are not the whole show,

I think that they are going to have to do some catching up.  They killed off one of the prisoners this episode and I think they are setting up Chester the Molester for some killin' later on.  The new group will need some setting up and I foresee a "Lost-style" flashback at some point showing how the Governor came to be, unless they kill him off somehow by the end of the season, though I think they could go far with him if they keep him alive. 

It's going to be the Darryl and Merle thing that has me on the seat of my pants waiting for January to roll around!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on December 04, 2012, 10:27:51 PM
Anybody here ever watch Robot Chicken?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 28, 2012, 12:53:24 PM
Who got seasons 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead and a Walking Dead t-shirt for Christmas? I did, that's who!

(http://i.imgur.com/S5dY3.jpg)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on December 28, 2012, 12:58:57 PM
Do zombies go hunting for graaaaaaaains during Lent? ;D :P

Being a Doctor Who fan is a necessity for survival in my household.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 28, 2012, 01:01:25 PM
 :D ;D Nice!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on December 29, 2012, 12:46:20 AM
Doctor Who is great. Seriously digging Jenna Louise Coleman's character.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Kerdy on December 29, 2012, 12:52:44 AM
I watched the first episode of Grimm.
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Post by: Luke on December 29, 2012, 01:31:47 AM
McHale's Navy (netflix).
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Post by: coptic orthodox boy on December 29, 2012, 02:43:41 AM
The X-Files
锵锵三人行
双城生活
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Post by: Asteriktos on December 29, 2012, 02:48:04 AM
Er... asian edition?  ???  8)

I watched some of them on netflix this month. I was a HYUGE x-phile back in the day, so I wanted to see how they held up after all this time. The great episodes were still great, but some of them seemed boring now. The cig. smoking man will always pwn though.
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Post by: coptic orthodox boy on December 29, 2012, 03:04:01 AM
haha, well I am a linguist in the navy so I got to maintain my language ability for the annual dlpt (2+,2+,2 on most recent test, will be shooting for 3,3,2+ this year coming). Plus after this whole military thing is done, hoping to get into uva's darden school of business, get my mba, market my chinese and make millions.
At the end of season 5 they had a behind the scenses episode. The smoking man was interviewed and he expressed his belief the show was more about him than mulder. I am nearly done with season 6 and I am starting to agree with him.
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Post by: Arachne on December 29, 2012, 08:51:16 AM
I was a huge fan of the X-Files as well. Seasons 2-4 were the best. ;D

Come to think about it, nearly all of my favourite shows have long wrapped (or folded). Mission Impossible, La Femme Nikita, Robin of Sherwood, Daria, now Merlin and Eureka as well... Come to think about it, apart from Doctor Who, the only other show I can look forward to is Game of Thrones.
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Post by: Dominika on December 29, 2012, 09:23:07 AM
ALF after a pause lasting many years. Now I watch it from another perspective. I've come back to it because I always watch something special (and what makes me laugh) during Nativity season.

And for a few months Looney Tunes Show. I prefer classic episodes, but these new ones are not so bad.
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Post by: Asteriktos on January 05, 2013, 05:12:29 PM
LOL

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/13825_152850768197164_498406760_n.jpg)

inb4 someone says Walking Dead zombies don't go after just brains
inb4 someone says that they just passed her up because she had zombie guts all over her
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Post by: Asteriktos on January 06, 2013, 08:52:28 PM
New season of Biggest Loser starts in about an hour...
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Post by: NUMB3R7 on January 13, 2013, 10:13:08 PM
In reply to the OP, I watch some TV shows; News, being the primary interest but also retro sci-fi series like "The Outer Limits" and "The Twilight Zone" and many movies, as well. I do this as part of an investigation that I began in 2007. In a nutshell, all television shows, and not to exclude the televising equipment, are satanic; the television is a product after the New World Order that was established in 1848. Every single piece of media is to brainwash the human mind so that we become so depraved that we can no longer understand reality and truth and we will no longer fear God [Hos 4:1-3]. It's a lengthy investigation that does expose a conspiracy and it's not like any other that has been told. The investigation also led me to the Marvel Comic book series of "Captain America /Spirit of '76", which is also linked and reveals profound parallels to the Truth while providing significant evidence of a conspiracy to brainwash Americans and eventually the entire world. I don't intend to criticize anyone but to inform. God bless!
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Post by: LizaSymonenko on January 13, 2013, 11:32:04 PM

Downton Abbey

:)
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Post by: theistgal on January 14, 2013, 12:36:20 AM
California's Gold, Road Trip and Visiting, all with the late great Huell Howser, +eternal memory to him.
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Post by: Arachne on January 14, 2013, 06:49:31 AM
Sunday night is classic-style British crime drama night. Ripper Street and Lewis. *two thumbs up*
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Post by: jmbejdl on January 14, 2013, 06:57:39 AM
Sunday night is classic-style British crime drama night. Ripper Street and Lewis. *two thumbs up*

Thumbs up for Ripper Street - not so much for Lewis. I tried watching Blandings last night because I generally like P.G. Wodehouse, but I'm afraid I found it rather disappointing. I'd much rather watch old episodes of Jeeves and Wooster, but maybe it will improve.

James
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Post by: vamrat on January 14, 2013, 11:05:49 AM
The Dresden Files on Netflix.
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Post by: LizaSymonenko on January 14, 2013, 01:36:07 PM

I love Lewis, but, that show isn't showing in my area, at present.
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Post by: Tallitot on January 14, 2013, 02:08:37 PM

Downton Abbey

:)

Tom, the evil footman...
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Post by: Basil 320 on January 14, 2013, 05:46:59 PM

Downton Abbey

:)

I finally watched it last evening, (now that "Desperate Housewives" is off the air).  I don't know the story lines, but was still intrigued by it and hope to make it a regular part of my week!
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Post by: LizaSymonenko on January 14, 2013, 06:45:26 PM

Oh it's easy to catch up.

There's three Crawley daughters - Mary, Edith and Sybil. 
(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/15900000/Sisters-Edith-Mary-and-Sybil-downton-abbey-15932497-570-364.jpg)

Mary falls in love with Matthew from the beginning...but, alas...it doesn't turn out. 
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02009/Downton-Abbey_2009893c.jpg)

Then she is swept off her feet by a visiting Mr. Pamuk...who visits her in her room.  Needless to say he dies in her bed.  Oh, the shame!  She has her maid Anna and her mother, help get him out of her bed and carry him back to his.
(http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/vulture/2012/03/08/08_theojames.o.jpg/a_146x97.jpg)

Scullery maid Daisy sees this and eventually leaks this information to middle sister Edith, who has always had issues with Mary.

Matthew who loves but, for very many obstacles doesn't hook up with Mary....eventually gets involved with Lavinia.  Sweet girl.  He goes to war, comes home crippled and she's still by his side....well, on his left side, because Mary is on his right, as he's recuperating in their home, Downton Abbey.  At the end Lavinia sees Matthew and Mary share a kiss....and the next day she gets the Spanish Flu and dies.  Out of guilt Matthew can't marry Mary, now.
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me2w6j1NcV1r6etgso3_500.jpg)

Edith has fallen for an older gentleman, Sir Anthony...and to spite her, Mary tells Sir Anthony that Edith his having a hoot leading the old stooge along.  He takes it to heart and leaves...and Edith is heart broken.
(http://static.whatsontv.co.uk/images/gallery/downton-3-toff.jpg)

So, Edith leaks the information concerning Mr. Pamuk's demise to the Turkish embassy, and gossip reigns supreme.  No eligible man will look at Mary.

To save face, Mary agrees to marry the newspaper tycoon who is harsh and mean and domineering.  At the end of Season 2, Mary's father finds out why she's marrying him and tells her to call of the wedding, that they will get through the gossip.
(http://l.yimg.com/ea/img/-/110804/iain_173jppd-173jppi.jpg?x=450&q=80&n=1&sig=kCCULJVWKf2vkIg0LGAw3Q--)

End of Season 2, Matthew proposes to Mary. 
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yJIsQsN7M7g/TyGc1_RYO_I/AAAAAAAAByE/elyFUB10lvE/s1600/Lady+Mary+and+Matthew+Crawley+Proposal+Downton+Abbey+Christmas+2.png)

and they finally wed
(http://pmchollywoodlife.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/downton-abbey-recap-mary-matthew-wedding-season-3-episode-1.jpeg?w=600)

Youngest sister Sybil, is a rebel....she's all for women's rights, etc.  Falls for the Irish chauffeur, Branson....and eventually marries him and moves to Ireland...to the shock and dismay of the entire family.
(http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/lady-sybil-branson-downton-abbey.jpg)

She's now back for Mary's wedding, and pregnant.  Mary gets married and is happy....and Edith once again tries to make amends with Sir Anthony...whom her father deems an unfit match for his young daughter.  Either way, they decide to wed....and at the altar, the old man realizes the error of marrying Edith and leaves her standing at the altar.....and Edith is once again heart broken and upset that youngest sis is married and pregnant and Mary got Matthew....and she's destined to be a spinster.
(http://www.tvthrong.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/downton-abbey-lady-edith-wedding1.jpg)

Lord Crawly made a bad investment and is about to lose the house, but, Lavinia's father died and left Matthew (dead daughter's almost husband) tons of money...enough to save the family from living a middle class life.  Matthew and Mary go at it, because Mary is all about the money, but, Matthew feels it's deceitful, because he broke Lavinia's heart and then she died.  In the end, he takes the money and the rich remain rich.

There's a great storyline downstairs, as well.  Anna and her Mr. Bates who is in jail for killing his ex....which he swears he did not...and because we love the two of them, we believe him.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3s030xb5Z1r0nayvo1_400.jpg)

Then there's Mrs. Obrien and Thomas the footman, butler or whatever he is now.  They were in cahoots and made life miserable for all the servants...she even was the reason that the Lady of the manor slipped on a wet floor and miscarried.  However, the two are at odds these days and trying to destroy each other.
(http://www.radiotimes.com/rt-service/image/render/19747.jpg?imageUrl=/uploads/images/original/19747.jpg&width=580&height=350&quality=85&mode=crop)

Then there's the scullery made/cook's assistant Daisy, who led on William the footman....he fell madly in love with her, but, she didn't love him back apparently.  Then he went to war, and everyone told her to play the part of his sweetheart to keep his spirits up.  He came home mortally wounded and she was talked in to marrying him, so he dies happy....and he wanted to marry her so she would get a widow's pension.  Now his father shows her fatherly attention and she feels guilty....but, she's starting to like having a father...
(http://madbetty.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/article-2048303-0E53C80E00000578-448_634x700.jpeg)

....plus, countless other little story lines.

Great show!

Love Cousin Violet and her one liners. 
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m21ylhym7t1qi7ydw.gif)



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Post by: biro on January 14, 2013, 06:53:14 PM
We just got new cable, so I'll be trying to figure out what's going on.
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Post by: Basil 320 on January 15, 2013, 12:26:26 AM
Thanks so much, Liza---this should get me up to speed.
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Post by: Ebor on January 15, 2013, 03:15:14 PM
A couple of small corrections re Downton Abbey

Violet played by Maggie Smith is not "cousin" but the Dowager Countess of Grantham, that is she is the current Earl's mother and the three daughters' grandmother.  There is also the American grandmother (the present Countess being from the U.S.) played by Shirley McLaine. Zingers fly.

Matthew is the heir to the title and estate as it is entailed so that they only go to a male relative and the Earl has only daughters.  He is a third cousin once removed, that is he is descended from a younger son of an Earl from some generations back and is the closest male relative.

O'Brien (either Miss or just the last name) is a Lady's Maid, a rather upper level of servant.  Thomas started as a footman and now does Valeting for the Earl, also a higher level and also "underbutler" .  He purposely got an injury to a hand in the trenches to get out of WWI, is conniving and through jealousy of O'Brien's nephew who is a new footman has broken any alliance they may have had in the past by tricking the young man and others cruelly. 

"Mrs" is used for very top level female servants whether married or not (and usually not because they were busy running things), from what I've read, specifically the Housekeeper (Mrs. Hughes) and the Cook (Mrs. Patmore)

Don't worry. There won't be a test.   :D
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Post by: Marc1152 on January 15, 2013, 10:23:35 PM
The Coffee show "Dangerous Grounds" has been moved to 11:00 PM.
I hope that doesnt mean it's been downgraded by the Travel Channel.

Worrisome
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Post by: That person on January 27, 2013, 12:55:26 AM
I started a serious Battlestar Galactica kick recently. That show really picks up once most of humanity is destroyed. I'm currently about halfway through season 2.
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Post by: Arachne on January 27, 2013, 04:58:16 PM
I'm very happy Call the Midwife is back. Just saying.
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Post by: Jetavan on January 28, 2013, 02:35:53 PM
The Revisionaries (http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/revisionaries/)
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Post by: LizaSymonenko on January 28, 2013, 05:00:46 PM
I'm very happy Call the Midwife is back. Just saying.

It is?
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Post by: orthonorm on January 28, 2013, 05:08:29 PM
I started a serious Battlestar Galactica kick recently. That show really picks up once most of humanity is destroyed. I'm currently about halfway through season 2.

Great show, especially the beginning "mini-series" arc. It comes to a lull when they tried, like all such shows do, to make it more episodic. Plow through that half season or so and you should be happy once again.
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Post by: augustin717 on January 28, 2013, 05:15:45 PM
I haven't had a tv in at least 6 years.  And not for any ideological reasons . Just so happened.
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Post by: Asteriktos on January 28, 2013, 05:24:57 PM
I've been thinking about selling my TV+PS3 lately... I figure if I really want to watch something I can watch a DVD or something on my computer. But then I'd missing new episodes of The Walking Dead, so I don't think it'll happen...

(Though does one of those online tv show websites have TWD? Hmm...)
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Post by: orthonorm on January 28, 2013, 05:40:53 PM
I've been thinking about selling my TV+PS3 lately... I figure if I really want to watch something I can watch a DVD or something on my computer. But then I'd missing new episodes of The Walking Dead, so I don't think it'll happen...

(Though does one of those online tv show websites have TWD? Hmm...)

Probably the wort piece of garbage on the air. PM me if you want to watch on your computer, but wait you probably already know how to do that.
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Post by: orthonorm on January 28, 2013, 05:42:11 PM
I haven't had a tv in at least 6 years.  And not for any ideological reasons . Just so happened.

I have a thing that occasionally lets me see what my DVD player is doing. People call it a television, but I ain't see nowhere on it.
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Post by: vamrat on January 28, 2013, 05:44:39 PM
I used cable for the first time last week so I could catch the Tsarev fight on Bellator.  He lost.   :'(  Got kicked in the leg repeatedly by a ******* Brazillian. 

Otherwise, just waiting for Perambulating Deceased to start up again.
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Post by: Asteriktos on January 28, 2013, 05:52:29 PM
Probably the wort piece of garbage on the air.

It's so good it may have saved my life. Seriously. :)
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Post by: orthonorm on January 28, 2013, 06:27:25 PM
Probably the wort piece of garbage on the air.

It's so good it may have saved my life. Seriously. :)

Still not worth it. I was looking at it once in a bar (not knowing what I watching and in hindsight not sure why I was looking at a TV in a bar as I find such behavior insane and usually the TV too boring compared to what goes on where I go out at) and I wondering how someone got such garbage made for in-flight viewing then sold it to some crummy cable network.

Then I found out what it was and I felt even worse for the "fans" of the show.
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Post by: That person on January 28, 2013, 11:14:58 PM
I started a serious Battlestar Galactica kick recently. That show really picks up once most of humanity is destroyed. I'm currently about halfway through season 2.

Great show, especially the beginning "mini-series" arc. It comes to a lull when they tried, like all such shows do, to make it more episodic. Plow through that half season or so and you should be happy once again.
It was about my third attempt to get into it. The start of the miniseries just didn't catch me. I'll grant that those three hours were the best at telling the great big narrative, but the more episodic approach has its charms too.

I caught an episode of The Following with Kevin Bacon. It has its flaws, but I could see it becoming a great show. The murder sequences are really well-done.
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Post by: Marc1152 on January 31, 2013, 04:40:25 PM
The Coffee show "Dangerous Grounds" has been moved to 11:00 PM.
I hope that doesnt mean it's been downgraded by the Travel Channel.

Worrisome

Good news. The Travel Channel has picked up Dangerous Grounds for a second season
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Post by: Deep Roots on January 31, 2013, 05:24:20 PM
All I really care about right at the moment are the Thurs night comedies: 30Rock, The Office, Community, Park and Rec, and Up All Night.

During other times of the year, I am big into Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, Walking Dead -- that's all I can think of at the moment.
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Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on January 31, 2013, 06:30:31 PM
I like most public TV shows, particularly Masterpiece Theater. Just finished another Emma (very good) and am looking forward to newest presentations of Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park (all Jane Austin--cannot have enough of her). Going back to Downton Abbey, the last episode (Episode 4) was quite dramatic and surprisingly heart wrenching.

I also enjoy The Big Bang Theory as I am a sucker for off-beat comedies.
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Post by: Asteriktos on January 31, 2013, 07:34:06 PM
I canceled my cable tv today.  8)
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Post by: Jetavan on January 31, 2013, 07:40:54 PM
I canceled my cable tv today.  8)
Congrats!
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Post by: PeterTheAleut on January 31, 2013, 10:52:31 PM
Torchwood, Season 1

Great spinoff of the revived Doctor Who series, though I would like to see less exploration of LGBT themes.
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Post by: That person on January 31, 2013, 11:44:57 PM
The LGTB stuff was the least of my objections with Torchwood season one, although RTD is admittedly pretty heavy-handed with those elements. 
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Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 01, 2013, 02:29:56 AM
The LGTB stuff was the least of my objections with Torchwood season one, although RTD is admittedly pretty heavy-handed with those elements.  
RTD? ??? Russell T. Davies?

Actually not surprising, the LGBT stuff, since both Davies and John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) are gay.
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Post by: Shiny on February 01, 2013, 03:22:23 AM
Is orthonorm the only person that doesn't like the Walking Dead?
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Post by: Arachne on February 01, 2013, 03:56:35 AM
Torchwood, Season 1

Great spinoff of the revived Doctor Who series, though I would like to see less exploration of LGBT themes.

Season 2 is the best.
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Post by: biro on February 01, 2013, 08:32:57 AM
Is orthonorm the only person that doesn't like the Walking Dead?

No.
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Post by: Jetavan on February 01, 2013, 08:35:18 AM
I refuse to watch any new episodes of '30 Rock'.
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Post by: biro on February 01, 2013, 08:57:46 AM
I refuse to watch any new episodes of '30 Rock'.

Same here.
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Post by: theistgal on February 02, 2013, 01:41:14 AM
Rerun of The Mary Tyler Moore show, the one where Ted and Georgette get married by John Ritter. :-)
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Post by: Basil 320 on February 02, 2013, 02:42:32 AM
Is orthonorm the only person that doesn't like the Walking Dead?

No, I've never watched it; I cannot take even looking at the zombies I've seen in the advertisements.
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Post by: Marc1152 on February 02, 2013, 01:25:23 PM
I saw the premiere of "The American's" on the FX channel.

I liked it. The twist is that the central characters are Soviet Spies, the story is told from their perspective.

A Soviet defector (1981) informs the FBI that there is a net work of Russian spies deeply imbedded into the United State. "They speak English better than you do"  The spies next door.

These two are married with kids.. It rips off the Movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith".... Cook breakfast, get the kids to the bus, run a dangerous mission, come home, do laundry.

The kids are not aware the Parents are spies and an FBI counter intel agent coincidentally moves in next door. He get suspicious quickly. But the twist is that you root for the Russian spies not for the FBI.

Anyway, we needed a decent Spy Show. The genera has been dead for years on TV. It has some very explicit sex scenes that go a step too far imho. They were unnecessary. But all in all a very very good show.  

    
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Post by: biro on February 02, 2013, 02:31:30 PM
I love my Netflix streaming. The local PBS changed their schedule, and I can't find my British mysteries anymore. So I watch them streamed through my X Box.  :)
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Post by: That person on February 09, 2013, 07:44:51 PM
Remembrance of the Daleks. (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xv6tiy_remembrance-of-the-daleks-1-of-4_shortfilms?search_algo=2#.URbZ-qU72Ag) I love the Seventh Doctor.
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Post by: orthonorm on February 09, 2013, 07:50:12 PM
Is orthonorm the only person that doesn't like the Walking Dead?

No. I won't get into this anymore as I've already alluded around here why the zombie genre took a turn for the worse sometime ago. Really, I just couldn't believe how bad the show was.

The Walking Dead is Sex in the City for unimaginative men.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 09, 2013, 07:51:51 PM
Is orthonorm the only person that doesn't like the Walking Dead?

No. I won't get into this anymore as I've already alluded around here why the zombie genre took a turn for the worse sometime ago. Really, I just couldn't believe how bad the show was.

The Walking Dead is Sex in the City for unimaginative men.

Now, if anyone claims to like Girls I might strike them. It is truly abhorrent programming. It probably should be censored under our obscenity laws. And I ain't even half joking.
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Post by: biro on February 09, 2013, 08:03:54 PM
I've never seen the show. I am, however, watching "Too Cute," which is just that. Puppies and kittens. It's on Animal Planet, naturally. Good grief! The cuteness is hard to take without passing out. :)
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Post by: orthonorm on February 09, 2013, 08:12:11 PM
I've never seen the show. I am, however, watching "Too Cute," which is just that. Puppies and kittens. It's on Animal Planet, naturally. Good grief! The cuteness is hard to take without passing out. :)

Biro, there is nothing cute about it. I took a look at it, since must stay aware of such cultural stuff and sometimes I get all surprised and find something quite lovely.

I would suggest you skip to episode three or so (the abortion episode) and let me know if you didn't vomit.

Perhaps privileged 20-something Manhattanens behave exactly like this show depicts them, well there are plenty things in the world which are grotesque no one needs to see much less laud.

Obscene subject matter (and really ask folks who "know me" here, I have a high bar for the obscene), acting more vacant than a heroin addict just before they go into respiratory arrest, writing which makes the US Tax Code seem inspired, and an aesthetic more bland the packaging Ramen comes in.
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Post by: That person on February 09, 2013, 08:13:19 PM
Is orthonorm the only person that doesn't like the Walking Dead?

No. I won't get into this anymore as I've already alluded around here why the zombie genre took a turn for the worse sometime ago. Really, I just couldn't believe how bad the show was.

The Walking Dead is Sex in the City for unimaginative men.
Now, if anyone claims to like Girls I might strike them. It is truly abhorrent programming. It probably should be censored under our obscenity laws. And I ain't even half joking.
Never seen it, but almost everything I've heard has been positive.
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Post by: Nephi on February 09, 2013, 11:27:55 PM
I finally gave Heroes a try, and am now into the 4th season.
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Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on February 09, 2013, 11:55:41 PM
Doctor Who (addicted) and Downton Abbey (addicted.) 
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Post by: That person on February 10, 2013, 01:59:52 AM
I finally gave Heroes a try, and am now into the 4th season.
Should have quit while you were ahead.
Doctor Who (addicted) and Downton Abbey (addicted.) 
Who's your favorite Doctor? You like classic stuff at all, or are you strictly New Who?
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Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on February 10, 2013, 02:08:32 AM
.
Doctor Who (addicted) and Downton Abbey (addicted.) 
Who's your favorite Doctor? You like classic stuff at all, or are you strictly New Who?
I haven't seen any of the classic Doctor Who episodes, but I'd love to watch some as soon as I'm all caught up on my new Doctor.  #9 will always be my favorite!
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Post by: That person on February 10, 2013, 02:12:24 AM
9 was good. I'm more of an 11 man myself. The link I gave might be a decent place to start if you want to get into the classics. City of Death, written by the great Douglas Adams, is on Netflix and was also very good.
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Post by: Nephi on February 10, 2013, 02:14:03 AM
I finally gave Heroes a try, and am now into the 4th season.
Should have quit while you were ahead.
Do you mean Heroes in general, or past the first season?

I do really enjoy the show. The first season was great, but I don't entirely understand the negativity toward the others - even after reading several such reviews. I went into the next seasons with the realization that the quality would drop, and I must say that I don't think season 2 and 3 are bad at all. The fourth does seem like it might be substantially worse though.
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Post by: That person on February 10, 2013, 02:18:08 AM
I liked the first season all right. Rest was too convoluted and soapy for its own good though.
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Post by: biro on February 10, 2013, 03:40:56 AM
'DCI Banks.' The local PBS station finally put back some British mysteries in its programming. Yeah, they're at 1:00 in the morning, but when I can't get back to sleep, it's better than other channels.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on February 10, 2013, 05:52:04 AM
The zombie-genre has really been overdone and is not very original anymore. In my opinion, the greatest zombie story ever was Richard Matheson's I am Legend novel due to the creativity and character development aspect of it; the film with Will Smith was utter garbage though.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 10, 2013, 06:05:14 AM
The Rifleman

A pacifist's guilty pleasure.



Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 11, 2013, 08:58:06 PM
Catching up on last night's The Walking Dead on AMC TV.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 11, 2013, 08:59:21 PM
the film with Will Smith was utter garbage though.
If JamesR doesn't get respect with this post, I don't know what will.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 11, 2013, 09:08:37 PM
Too easy. You could say tht any movie with Will Smith is garbage and have a high (nearly perfect) chance of success.  ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 11, 2013, 09:18:40 PM
That should have been amctv.com...  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 11, 2013, 09:22:24 PM
Alaska State Troopers, because I can't find a hockey game. It's a good show in itself, though.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 12, 2013, 04:53:18 AM
The Walking Dead  *SPOILERS*


...

..

.

Is there anything that didn't go wrong this week?

1) Tyrese got booted (for now)
2) Daryl left (for now)
3) Michone is possibly getting booted
4) Glenn ain't too happy and is apparently planning on taking matters into his own hands
5) The Govenor seems like he's ready to lay the smack down
6) Andrea is still deluded and wants to make the whole Woodbury thing work
7) Rick done gone crazy again, but worse this time
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Kerdy on February 12, 2013, 09:18:53 AM
Some stupid show involving mothers of small children where every third or fourth word is censored and their faces look like an 4th grade art project gone horribly wrong.  The level society has fallen is farther than I ever expected.  Disgusting.  And the bad part is this is what people watch and emulate. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 12, 2013, 11:10:14 AM
the film with Will Smith was utter garbage though.
If JamesR doesn't get respect with this post, I don't know what will.

Dude, don't even truncate it.

The zombie-genre has really been overdone and is not very original anymore. In my opinion, the greatest zombie story ever was Richard Matheson's I am Legend novel due to the creativity and character development aspect of it; the film with Will Smith was utter garbage though.

Just a good post in general.  I disagree with the zombie genre being overdone as Walking Dead is not through yet.  Then it might be time to put a fork in it.  But knowing that I am Legend was a book first...  I really like the plot twist to it.  If you keep in mind that G'Night Shamalan wasn't even a gleam in his daddy's eye when it was written you get a sense for how original it was.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 12, 2013, 11:12:30 AM
Some stupid show involving mothers of small children where every third or fourth word is censored and their faces look like an 4th grade art project gone horribly wrong.  The level society has fallen is farther than I ever expected.  Disgusting.  And the bad part is this is what people watch and emulate.  

I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

EDIT...and thus, Walking Dead is pretty much wishful thinking/educational! 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on February 12, 2013, 11:28:15 AM
The zombie-genre has really been overdone and is not very original anymore. In my opinion, the greatest zombie story ever was Richard Matheson's I am Legend novel due to the creativity and character development aspect of it; the film with Will Smith was utter garbage though.

What did you think of the Charleton Heston and Vincent Price versions?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on February 12, 2013, 11:33:48 AM
The Walking Dead  *SPOILERS*


...

..

.

Is there anything that didn't go wrong this week?

1) Tyrese got booted (for now)
2) Daryl left (for now)
3) Michone is possibly getting booted
4) Glenn ain't too happy and is apparently planning on taking matters into his own hands
5) The Govenor seems like he's ready to lay the smack down
6) Andrea is still deluded and wants to make the whole Woodbury thing work
7) Rick done gone crazy again, but worse this time
Talking Dead not so shabby.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on February 12, 2013, 05:01:26 PM
Some stupid show involving mothers of small children where every third or fourth word is censored and their faces look like an 4th grade art project gone horribly wrong.  The level society has fallen is farther than I ever expected.  Disgusting.  And the bad part is this is what people watch and emulate. 
Wait, was it animated? Because it sounds like it could be South Park maybe. I love South Park.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 12, 2013, 05:03:53 PM
Some stupid show involving mothers of small children where every third or fourth word is censored and their faces look like an 4th grade art project gone horribly wrong.  The level society has fallen is farther than I ever expected.  Disgusting.  And the bad part is this is what people watch and emulate.  

I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

How dare you! (http://youtu.be/vYn--GygHRQ)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on February 12, 2013, 05:40:58 PM
Some stupid show involving mothers of small children where every third or fourth word is censored and their faces look like an 4th grade art project gone horribly wrong.  The level society has fallen is farther than I ever expected.  Disgusting.  And the bad part is this is what people watch and emulate.  

I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

EDIT...and thus, Walking Dead is pretty much wishful thinking/educational! 

I'd rather play Plants vs. Zombies...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 12, 2013, 05:50:37 PM
Some stupid show involving mothers of small children where every third or fourth word is censored and their faces look like an 4th grade art project gone horribly wrong.  The level society has fallen is farther than I ever expected.  Disgusting.  And the bad part is this is what people watch and emulate.  

I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

How dare you! (http://youtu.be/vYn--GygHRQ)

I cannot check youtube right now.  Do I want to, even?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 12, 2013, 05:51:33 PM
Some stupid show involving mothers of small children where every third or fourth word is censored and their faces look like an 4th grade art project gone horribly wrong.  The level society has fallen is farther than I ever expected.  Disgusting.  And the bad part is this is what people watch and emulate.  

I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

We have a culture.  It's based on a lot of different things, but so are many others.  But alas, I think it's over.

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EDIT...and thus, Walking Dead is pretty much wishful thinking/educational! 

I'd rather play Plants vs. Zombies...

 :'(
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 12, 2013, 05:52:30 PM
Some stupid show involving mothers of small children where every third or fourth word is censored and their faces look like an 4th grade art project gone horribly wrong.  The level society has fallen is farther than I ever expected.  Disgusting.  And the bad part is this is what people watch and emulate.  

I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

How dare you! (http://youtu.be/vYn--GygHRQ)

I cannot check youtube right now.  Do I want to, even?

Sure! Don't you want to see this little girl talking about her pageant experience(s)!?

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2011/06/Screen-shot-2011-06-29-at-10.26.06-AM-e1309368385154.png)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 12, 2013, 06:00:48 PM
I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

Pretty much everything you enjoy.

Really, Europeans make me laugh with their antiquated notions of their importance or of their cultures'.

Europe is an amusement park for Americans and their wacky spin-off, the Japanese, and the made straight for AirAsia in flight viewing series, the rest of the "far" East.

If you reply using the internet, or Heaven forbid, include an emoticon, you prove my point.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on February 12, 2013, 06:07:55 PM
I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

Pretty much everything you enjoy.

Except for yoga, ballet, Thanassis Veggos, Imiskoubria, Mediterranean cuisine... oh, and Orthodoxy.

Laugh away. It improves longevity.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 13, 2013, 11:31:52 AM
I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

Pretty much everything you enjoy.

Except for yoga, ballet, Thanassis Veggos, Imiskoubria, Mediterranean cuisine... oh, and Orthodoxy.

Laugh away. It improves longevity.

Yeah, but we take everything "you people" invent and commercialize it.  American culture is stronger because it can digest anything the rest of the world produces and make it acceptable for the hoi polloi. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 13, 2013, 11:33:53 AM
I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

Pretty much everything you enjoy.

Except for yoga, ballet, Thanassis Veggos, Imiskoubria, Mediterranean cuisine... oh, and Orthodoxy.

Laugh away. It improves longevity.

Nothing you would have access to or understand without Americanism.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on February 13, 2013, 11:40:09 AM

Yeah, but we take everything "you people" invent and commercialize it.  American culture is stronger because it can digest anything the rest of the world produces and make it acceptable for the hoi polloi. 
Something digested might be acceptable as fertilizer. Is that what you're getting at?  ;) ::)

American TV runs from magnificent to mediocre to .... well, you know.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 13, 2013, 12:00:13 PM

Yeah, but we take everything "you people" invent and commercialize it.  American culture is stronger because it can digest anything the rest of the world produces and make it acceptable for the hoi polloi. 
Something digested might be acceptable as fertilizer. Is that what you're getting at?  ;) ::)

American TV runs from magnificent to mediocre to .... well, you know.

There are no TV runs which are not American.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on February 13, 2013, 12:33:32 PM
I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

Pretty much everything you enjoy.

Except for yoga, ballet, Thanassis Veggos, Imiskoubria, Mediterranean cuisine... oh, and Orthodoxy.

Laugh away. It improves longevity.

Nothing you would have access to or understand without Americanism.

Enjoy.

Ah, the adolescent nation, firmly convinced, like all self-respecting adolescents, that it knows everything there is to know about everything. So cute.

Carry on.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 13, 2013, 02:13:02 PM
I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

Pretty much everything you enjoy.

Except for yoga, ballet, Thanassis Veggos, Imiskoubria, Mediterranean cuisine... oh, and Orthodoxy.

Laugh away. It improves longevity.

Nothing you would have access to or understand without Americanism.

Enjoy.

Ah, the adolescent nation, firmly convinced, like all self-respecting adolescents, that it knows everything there is to know about everything. So cute.

Carry on.

Americanism has nothing to do with a nation as such. It has to do with the most significant cultural expression of the 20th century. If you read a little of European thought around the matter, you might be able to have this conversation, but given your reading list you proudly link to, like most older parents in senility, you can't see that your child has been taking care of you for a lot longer than you ever took care of them.   
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 13, 2013, 02:20:26 PM
I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

Pretty much everything you enjoy.

Except for yoga, ballet, Thanassis Veggos, Imiskoubria, Mediterranean cuisine... oh, and Orthodoxy.

Laugh away. It improves longevity.

Nothing you would have access to or understand without Americanism.

Enjoy.

Ah, the adolescent nation, firmly convinced, like all self-respecting adolescents, that it knows everything there is to know about everything. So cute.

Carry on.

Americanism has nothing to do with a nation as such. It has to do with the most significant cultural expression of the 20th century. If you read a little of European thought around the matter, you might be able to have this conversation, but given your reading list you proudly link to, like most older parents in senility, you can't see that your child has been taking care of you for a lot longer than you ever took care of them.   

Indeed.  They are just too old to remember how they disagreed with their parents, but like good children, we were always there to help Dad out when Opa had too much schnapps and was waving his Mauser about.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on February 13, 2013, 02:54:56 PM
I've seen one of those mothers-taining-daughters-to-be-strippers beauty pagent shows or whatever once.  Yeah.  As a culture, I think we're pretty well over.

What is this 'culture' you speak of? :P

Pretty much everything you enjoy.

Except for yoga, ballet, Thanassis Veggos, Imiskoubria, Mediterranean cuisine... oh, and Orthodoxy.

Laugh away. It improves longevity.

Nothing you would have access to or understand without Americanism.

Enjoy.

Ah, the adolescent nation, firmly convinced, like all self-respecting adolescents, that it knows everything there is to know about everything. So cute.

Carry on.

Americanism has nothing to do with a nation as such. It has to do with the most significant cultural expression of the 20th century. If you read a little of European thought around the matter, you might be able to have this conversation, but given your reading list you proudly link to, like most older parents in senility, you can't see that your child has been taking care of you for a lot longer than you ever took care of them.   

I love it when you get all worked up. :angel:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on February 17, 2013, 10:08:55 AM
Extra poignant Call the Midwife episode on right now. I'm so getting the DVD when the season is over.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Romaios on February 17, 2013, 10:42:37 AM
Ah, the adolescent nation, firmly convinced, like all self-respecting adolescents, that it knows everything there is to know about everything. So cute.

Like the Egyptian priest told Solon once upon a time:

‘Ὦ Σόλων, Σόλων, Ἕλληνες ἀεὶ παῖδές ἐστε, γέρων δὲ Ἕλλην οὐκ ἔστιν.’ (Plato, Timaeus (http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/timaeus.html) 22b)

"O Orthonorm, Orthonorm, you Americans are forever children, and there's no such thing as an old American..."  :laugh:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 17, 2013, 11:10:01 AM
Another good episode of 'DCI Banks' was on yesterday. As soon as the season's over, I'm going to look for a DVD box set.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on February 17, 2013, 01:15:58 PM
I love it when you get all worked up. :angel:

LOL. I like that. USA could the World's only superpower but the Britons can still deem it as their colony.

God Save the Queen!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on February 17, 2013, 01:35:16 PM
I love it when you get all worked up. :angel:

LOL. I like that. USA could the World's only superpower but the Britons can still deem it as their colony.

God Save the Queen!

If I were a Brit, I'd totally go for revocation of independence (http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blrevocation_cleese.htm). ;) But I'm not. I just live here.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on February 17, 2013, 01:52:30 PM
I love it when you get all worked up. :angel:

LOL. I like that. USA could the World's only superpower but the Britons can still deem it as their colony.

God Save the Queen!

If I were a Brit, I'd totally go for revocation of independence (http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blrevocation_cleese.htm). ;) But I'm not. I just live here.

I'm all for revocation and I have never even visited British Islands. :angel:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on February 17, 2013, 03:03:50 PM
I love it when you get all worked up. :angel:

LOL. I like that. USA could the World's only superpower but the Britons can still deem it as their colony.

God Save the Queen!

If I were a Brit, I'd totally go for revocation of independence (http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blrevocation_cleese.htm). ;) But I'm not. I just live here.

If the U.S. ever reverts to them, I hope we get all the BBC channels, free.  ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: WPM on February 17, 2013, 05:57:54 PM
Channel Surfing - Hopping from channel to channel.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 17, 2013, 06:08:07 PM
Channel Surfing - Hopping from channel to channel.

Wouldn't that be channel hopscotching then?  :angel:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on February 18, 2013, 11:21:10 AM
The Walking Dead  *SPOILERS*


...

..

.

Is there anything that didn't go wrong this week?

1) Tyrese got booted (for now)
2) Daryl left (for now)
3) Michone is possibly getting booted
4) Glenn ain't too happy and is apparently planning on taking matters into his own hands
5) The Govenor seems like he's ready to lay the smack down
6) Andrea is still deluded and wants to make the whole Woodbury thing work
7) Rick done gone crazy again, but worse this time

It was unclear to me that Tryrese and those with him had left the Prison. They slunk off out of the room when Rick went to Crazy Town but there was no information that they had left completely. I think there was a gap in the writing, The Exec Producer was on Talking Dead and said they had left...Thanks for filling is us in. The audience doesnt get to attend all the back room meetings.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 18, 2013, 02:20:39 PM
The Walking Dead  *SPOILERS*


...

..

.

Is there anything that didn't go wrong this week?

1) Tyrese got booted (for now)
2) Daryl left (for now)
3) Michone is possibly getting booted
4) Glenn ain't too happy and is apparently planning on taking matters into his own hands
5) The Govenor seems like he's ready to lay the smack down
6) Andrea is still deluded and wants to make the whole Woodbury thing work
7) Rick done gone crazy again, but worse this time

It was unclear to me that Tryrese and those with him had left the Prison. They slunk off out of the room when Rick went to Crazy Town but there was no information that they had left completely. I think there was a gap in the writing, The Exec Producer was on Talking Dead and said they had left...Thanks for filling is us in. The audience doesnt get to attend all the back room meetings.

Last night's episode was pretty wicked.  Looking forward to seeing how this season plays out the rest of the way.  I did hear that they are already committed to a 4th season.  Good times.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on February 18, 2013, 03:19:48 PM
Channel Surfing - Hopping from channel to channel.

Wouldn't that be channel hopscotching then?  :angel:
if you have the scotch, sure ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Hiwot on February 18, 2013, 03:28:49 PM
Downton Abbey :(  >:(
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Cyrillic on February 19, 2013, 04:30:30 PM
Ah, the adolescent nation, firmly convinced, like all self-respecting adolescents, that it knows everything there is to know about everything. So cute.

Like the Egyptian priest told Solon once upon a time:

‘Ὦ Σόλων, Σόλων, Ἕλληνες ἀεὶ παῖδές ἐστε, γέρων δὲ Ἕλλην οὐκ ἔστιν.’ (Plato, Timaeus (http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/timaeus.html) 22b)

Oh yes, Athens was ideal 9000 years before Solon's time. I love the Timaeus :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on March 11, 2013, 12:36:22 PM
I started a serious Battlestar Galactica kick recently. That show really picks up once most of humanity is destroyed. I'm currently about halfway through season 2.
Aaaand done! The ending could have been better, but I didn't  hate it like a lot of people seemed to.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on March 11, 2013, 12:40:01 PM
Downton Abbey :(  >:(

Too many likable characters in that show... they needed to make some room.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on March 11, 2013, 01:57:36 PM
The Trap Door (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9dbAQJIu1o) ;D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 11, 2013, 02:58:25 PM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 16, 2013, 04:20:09 AM
Watched season 7 of Bones on Netflix the last few days. Sort of a meh season for me. The writing perhaps wasn't as condescending and patronizing as it usually is, but Booth was a real jerk in the way he treated people (especially Bones) throughout the season. And it was just plain boring a lot of the time.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 16, 2013, 04:23:17 AM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 17, 2013, 09:15:30 PM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on March 20, 2013, 09:49:08 AM
Horrible Histories, season 3, on DVD. Can't wait for season 4...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 20, 2013, 09:54:08 AM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday

I missed it.  I will have to catch it Sunday before the new one.  Was it better than the last one, i.e. the 60 minute conversation?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 20, 2013, 10:06:23 AM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday

I missed it.  I will have to catch it Sunday before the new one.  Was it better than the last one, i.e. the 60 minute conversation?

The guv-meets-rick episode was good; I don't know why people expect action-adventure when everyone involved with the show have very clearly said that it's a character-based drama. ;)

But if you mean to ask if there more going on, then yes, quite a bit more.  8)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: jmbejdl on March 20, 2013, 10:18:55 AM
I started watching a new BBC 3 drama called 'In the Flesh'. They've only shown the first episode so far but it was pretty good. No idea if it will make it across the pond at all and it's only a three parter as far as I can tell. It's an interesting take on the zombie film, not usually really my thing, with the main character being one of a number of 'rotters' (they're never referred to as zombies) who have been treated and are being reintegrated into a society recovering from the aftermath of the 'rising'. It's well worth a look, in my opinion.

James
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 20, 2013, 11:14:54 AM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday

I missed it.  I will have to catch it Sunday before the new one.  Was it better than the last one, i.e. the 60 minute conversation?

Let us know when you have seen it so we can discuss.
I feel like this season is long enough for a change. Earlier seasons seemed to end too soon.

Two more episodes is about right. One more set up show and then a a big banging last episode.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 20, 2013, 11:28:25 AM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday

I missed it.  I will have to catch it Sunday before the new one.  Was it better than the last one, i.e. the 60 minute conversation?

The guv-meets-rick episode was good; I don't know why people expect action-adventure when everyone involved with the show have very clearly said that it's a character-based drama. ;)

But if you mean to ask if there more going on, then yes, quite a bit more.  8)

You know, it wasn't bad or anything, perhaps I am just being impatient.  This is one of the only shows I have been watching episode by episode as it comes out.  The last one I watched like this was HBO's Rome, and that was years ago.  Otherwise, I usually wait til a show is done and watch it on DVD or Netflix.
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Post by: vamrat on March 20, 2013, 11:30:19 AM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday

I missed it.  I will have to catch it Sunday before the new one.  Was it better than the last one, i.e. the 60 minute conversation?

Let us know when you have seen it so we can discuss.
I feel like this season is long enough for a change. Earlier seasons seemed to end too soon.

Two more episodes is about right. One more set up show and then a a big banging last episode.

Will do.  I wonder if they play it during the week?  It is a bit of a busy week, but if it fits in I would like to watch it sooner. 

I really like 3rd Season.  It's been a good show all the way through, even the Second Season.  I thought it dragged on, but still was good.  But the first several episodes of Season 3 were a blast. 

Bets on if the Gov survives the finale or if this chapter is over.
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Post by: Marc1152 on March 20, 2013, 11:37:10 AM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday

I missed it.  I will have to catch it Sunday before the new one.  Was it better than the last one, i.e. the 60 minute conversation?

The guv-meets-rick episode was good; I don't know why people expect action-adventure when everyone involved with the show have very clearly said that it's a character-based drama. ;)

But if you mean to ask if there more going on, then yes, quite a bit more.  8)

You know, it wasn't bad or anything, perhaps I am just being impatient.  This is one of the only shows I have been watching episode by episode as it comes out.  The last one I watched like this was HBO's Rome, and that was years ago.  Otherwise, I usually wait til a show is done and watch it on DVD or Netflix.

I loved "Rome"... They really messed up cancelling it. It seems they miss communicated and stopped production before they fully understood how well it was actually doing. It was too late to put it back together. What a shame
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Post by: vamrat on March 20, 2013, 11:48:06 AM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday

I missed it.  I will have to catch it Sunday before the new one.  Was it better than the last one, i.e. the 60 minute conversation?

The guv-meets-rick episode was good; I don't know why people expect action-adventure when everyone involved with the show have very clearly said that it's a character-based drama. ;)

But if you mean to ask if there more going on, then yes, quite a bit more.  8)

You know, it wasn't bad or anything, perhaps I am just being impatient.  This is one of the only shows I have been watching episode by episode as it comes out.  The last one I watched like this was HBO's Rome, and that was years ago.  Otherwise, I usually wait til a show is done and watch it on DVD or Netflix.

I loved "Rome"... They really messed up cancelling it. It seems they miss communicated and stopped production before they fully understood how well it was actually doing. It was too late to put it back together. What a shame

Yeah.  I think they kinda rushed the second season.  But there were so many good actors in that show!  I didn't care much for the older Octavian.  But Atia, Vorenus, Pullo, and Marc Anthony were all phenomenally well played.  They could have done so much with the relationship between Octavian/Augustus and Agrippa. 

Would have loved to have seen a show about Marius vs Sulla as well.
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Post by: orthonorm on March 20, 2013, 11:54:23 AM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday

I missed it.  I will have to catch it Sunday before the new one.  Was it better than the last one, i.e. the 60 minute conversation?

The guv-meets-rick episode was good; I don't know why people expect action-adventure when everyone involved with the show have very clearly said that it's a character-based drama. ;)

But if you mean to ask if there more going on, then yes, quite a bit more.  8)

You know, it wasn't bad or anything, perhaps I am just being impatient.  This is one of the only shows I have been watching episode by episode as it comes out.  The last one I watched like this was HBO's Rome, and that was years ago.  Otherwise, I usually wait til a show is done and watch it on DVD or Netflix.

I loved "Rome"... They really messed up cancelling it. It seems they miss communicated and stopped production before they fully understood how well it was actually doing. It was too late to put it back together. What a shame

Yeah.  I think they kinda rushed the second season.  But there were so many good actors in that show!  I didn't care much for the older Octavian.  But Atia, Vorenus, Pullo, and Marc Anthony were all phenomenally well played.  They could have done so much with the relationship between Octavian/Augustus and Agrippa. 

Would have loved to have seen a show about Marius vs Sulla as well.

Not enough time to list the incredibly confused well and poorly done elements in that series. Another time.
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Post by: Marc1152 on March 20, 2013, 02:47:00 PM
Season 3 of Walking Dead is almost over.  It's been a great season.  Looking for more of the same in Season 4!

I got my girlfriend--who hates zombie stuff--watching TWD now. Trying to get through the first half of season 2 is a rough stretch though.

About to watch tonight's episode.

CU you after clean Monday

I missed it.  I will have to catch it Sunday before the new one.  Was it better than the last one, i.e. the 60 minute conversation?

The guv-meets-rick episode was good; I don't know why people expect action-adventure when everyone involved with the show have very clearly said that it's a character-based drama. ;)

But if you mean to ask if there more going on, then yes, quite a bit more.  8)

You know, it wasn't bad or anything, perhaps I am just being impatient.  This is one of the only shows I have been watching episode by episode as it comes out.  The last one I watched like this was HBO's Rome, and that was years ago.  Otherwise, I usually wait til a show is done and watch it on DVD or Netflix.

I loved "Rome"... They really messed up cancelling it. It seems they miss communicated and stopped production before they fully understood how well it was actually doing. It was too late to put it back together. What a shame

Yeah.  I think they kinda rushed the second season.  But there were so many good actors in that show!  I didn't care much for the older Octavian.  But Atia, Vorenus, Pullo, and Marc Anthony were all phenomenally well played.  They could have done so much with the relationship between Octavian/Augustus and Agrippa. 

Would have loved to have seen a show about Marius vs Sulla as well.

Not enough time to list the incredibly confused well and poorly done elements in that series. Another time.

Did they really kill by running their sword down from the top of the shoulder/collar bone?
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Post by: Asteriktos on March 21, 2013, 03:22:05 AM
Watching The Men Who Built America on H2. I know, I know, it's the "history" channel, I should take what they say with a salt lick. Still, they're talking about two boys relevant to my interests in the area, Frick and Carnegie, so they've had my attention.
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Post by: Asteriktos on March 21, 2013, 03:23:53 AM
Bets on if the Gov survives the finale or if this chapter is over.

I hope they keep him around, at least for a little bit longer. And they aren't afraid to kill major characters off in the middle of a season, so it's not like they'd have to keep him another entire season.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: jmbejdl on March 21, 2013, 04:45:59 AM
Did they really kill by running their sword down from the top of the shoulder/collar bone?

If you mean executing people by stabbing downwards from the hollow to one side of the neck, yes.

James
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Post by: That person on March 24, 2013, 02:44:34 PM
I started getting into House of Cards (US). Very solid.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on March 24, 2013, 04:50:11 PM
American Horror Story: Asylum. It may make me look over my shoulder for a while, but I couldn't resist that cast.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 24, 2013, 08:16:11 PM
Confessions: Animal Hoarding

These people need serious help, but I can't help becoming angry when I watch this show. >:(
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Post by: biro on March 24, 2013, 08:22:08 PM
Lots of NHL games.  :)
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Post by: stavros_388 on March 24, 2013, 08:26:04 PM
American Horror Story: Asylum. It may make me look over my shoulder for a while, but I couldn't resist that cast.

Excellent acting and cinematography.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 24, 2013, 10:07:30 PM
Some moments I didn't expect in tonight's TWD... a few stretched believability, but still a good episode...
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Post by: Marc1152 on March 25, 2013, 11:09:07 AM
Some moments I didn't expect in tonight's TWD... a few stretched believability, but still a good episode...

They had the actor who plays the Governor on "Talking Dead" ( the after show). He's British..thick accent !

AND... It turns out Andrew Lincoln ( Rick) is also British.

I didnt know
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Post by: Iconodule on March 25, 2013, 11:33:40 AM
Some moments I didn't expect in tonight's TWD... a few stretched believability, but still a good episode...

They had the actor who plays the Governor on "Talking Dead" ( the after show). He's British..thick accent !

AND... It turns out Andrew Lincoln ( Rick) is also British.

I didnt know

So is the address who plays Maggie.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 25, 2013, 01:30:35 PM
Some moments I didn't expect in tonight's TWD... a few stretched believability, but still a good episode...

They had the actor who plays the Governor on "Talking Dead" ( the after show). He's British..thick accent !

AND... It turns out Andrew Lincoln ( Rick) is also British.

I didnt know

 :o First time you watched it?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on March 25, 2013, 01:35:21 PM
I missed a third week in a row.  Is there somewhere I can catch up at?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 25, 2013, 01:39:24 PM
I missed a third week in a row.  Is there somewhere I can catch up at?

1) Comcast On Demand has the last several episodes
2) They're doing a marathon all this week (http://www.amctv.com/schedule#series/The-Walking-Dead) on AMC of the entire series, with the latest episodes airing next Sunday
3) (Illegally?) download the shows you want
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Post by: Orest on March 25, 2013, 03:27:09 PM
Fringe.   I love good science fiction.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on March 25, 2013, 04:25:45 PM
I missed a third week in a row.  Is there somewhere I can catch up at?

There is a marathon all week leading up to the season finale on Sunday. So I guess you can see the last few episodes at the end of the week.

(http://www.sonofthesouth.net/texas/pictures/alamo_small1.jpg)
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Post by: vamrat on March 25, 2013, 05:45:14 PM
If that picture is a hint as to what I have missed then I am going to enjoy it!
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Post by: Marc1152 on March 25, 2013, 08:09:29 PM
If that picture is a hint as to what I have missed then I am going to enjoy it!

And Rick admits his love for Hershel... Weird turn.
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Post by: That person on March 25, 2013, 09:38:19 PM
I like watching Jeopardy. Swept the Ohio History category tonight.

Do people not from around here really not know the cash register was invented in Dayton? That's one of our few prides, and it's disappointing to see it neglected by the rest of the country.
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Post by: Shiny on March 25, 2013, 09:41:52 PM
Watching Season 3 of Archer.
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Post by: vamrat on March 25, 2013, 09:48:45 PM
If that picture is a hint as to what I have missed then I am going to enjoy it!

And Rick admits his love for Hershel... Weird turn.

Oooh!  Steamy!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 27, 2013, 02:25:26 AM
How many of you saw the recent Hoarders episode with the lady with hundreds of poop bottles? Yeah...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on March 27, 2013, 02:30:26 AM
Do people not from around here really not know the cash register was invented in Dayton?

Can you name another? And don't give me that Wright Brother nonsense.
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Post by: orthonorm on March 27, 2013, 02:32:39 AM
I like watching Jeopardy. Swept the Ohio History category tonight.

Worst. Class. Ever. At my bumpkin school, I remember hand drawing a map of Ohio, including the 88 counties and marking their county seats.

This is probably what traumatized me into being the anti-Isa.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 27, 2013, 02:35:24 AM
I like watching Jeopardy. Swept the Ohio History category tonight.

Do people not from around here really not know the cash register was invented in Dayton? That's one of our few prides, and it's disappointing to see it neglected by the rest of the country.

This is 2012. What's a cash register? :P
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 27, 2013, 02:37:56 AM
How many of you saw the recent Hoarders episode with the lady with hundreds of poop bottles? Yeah...

She couldn't lift the 20 gallon bucket that she pooped and peed in when it was finally full, so she would scoop some of the waste into a smaller container and dump it by a tree on her front lawn. I kid you not.

(http://realitytvbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Poop-hoarder-on-the-move.png)

One of the strangest viewing experiences of my life.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on March 27, 2013, 02:44:24 AM
How many of you saw the recent Hoarders episode with the lady with hundreds of poop bottles? Yeah...

She couldn't lift the 20 gallon bucket that she pooped and peed in when it was finally full,

Hey now, let's not hate. I am not sure if I would call anything that held 20 gallon a bucket. And it would weigh, if full of just urine, around 160 pounds or so. Depending on the density of her stools that could change the picture a little.
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Post by: Shiny on March 27, 2013, 02:48:36 AM
People are so disgusting.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on March 27, 2013, 02:49:34 AM
I like watching Jeopardy. Swept the Ohio History category tonight.

Do people not from around here really not know the cash register was invented in Dayton? That's one of our few prides, and it's disappointing to see it neglected by the rest of the country.

This is 2012. What's a cash register? :P

What's a cashier?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on March 27, 2013, 02:55:16 AM
I like watching Jeopardy. Swept the Ohio History category tonight.

Do people not from around here really not know the cash register was invented in Dayton? That's one of our few prides, and it's disappointing to see it neglected by the rest of the country.

This is 2012. What's a cash register? :P

What's a cashier?

My new crusade is against those who would not accept cash as payment for things.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on March 27, 2013, 04:32:23 AM
I like watching Jeopardy. Swept the Ohio History category tonight.

Do people not from around here really not know the cash register was invented in Dayton? That's one of our few prides, and it's disappointing to see it neglected by the rest of the country.

This is 2012. What's a cash register? :P

What's a cashier?

My new crusade is against those who would not accept cash as payment for things.
You know I was thinking about how you said they have to accept cash as tender, couldn't a store owner just tell you to get the hell out?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on March 29, 2013, 07:00:11 AM
New Doctor Who tomorrow! WOO-WHOOOOO!! ;D
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Post by: That person on March 31, 2013, 08:41:04 AM
It was a very good one.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on March 31, 2013, 09:42:44 AM
And tomorrow, new Game of Thrones. It's been a looooong wait.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on March 31, 2013, 01:46:56 PM
BBC-AM's Saturday night Doctor Who episodes continue to be a highlight of the week for me. :)
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Post by: Marc1152 on March 31, 2013, 02:35:00 PM
I have been watching the new series "Vikings".

Normally this would be right up my ally. It's just barely good enough for me to tvo and watched when nothing better is on.

The producers say that they have tried to be as authentic as possible and some of the look they give to a few men are very scary and cool, especially the wild hair cuts. However it really smacks of a video game rather than something completely true to history. The main character's wife goes on raids with them and is a kind of warrior princess type.. I think not

Some of the battle scenes are good enough for the price of admission. It of course makes the Christian victims look like sissies. The Priests are fat and or effeminate. The True Men are the demonic killers...Yada yada.

It's...ummm....fine

 



 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on March 31, 2013, 04:28:55 PM
I like watching Jeopardy. Swept the Ohio History category tonight.

Worst. Class. Ever. At my bumpkin school, I remember hand drawing a map of Ohio, including the 88 counties and marking their county seats.

This is probably what traumatized me into being the anti-Isa.
That sounds agonizing. My clearest memory of taking that class is when we all had to do a report and a diorama on an Indian tribe that used to live here, and I got stuck with the Erie, who were wiped out in the 17th century. And the girl who got the Shawnee did very minimal research and based her diorama on Hollywood cliche, despite a great deal of information being available. I'm not sure I'll ever forgive you, Shasta Ritter.

And there was a time when we had to dress as something Ohio related for Halloween. I dressed up as Darrell Pace, Olympic archer, because I already had a toy bow and arrow and the two Olympic gold medals were pretty easy to make. Much less effort for my mom than the ones who made all those trilobite costumes (the trilobite being the state fossil of Ohio, of course).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on March 31, 2013, 10:08:47 PM
I'm still waiting for History Channel to do an indepth mini documentary series like The Bible and The Vikings on some Central & South American empires like the Aztecs or Incas.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 31, 2013, 10:10:52 PM
The Gov went crazier than usual, Rick isn't crazy anymore, and Carl might be starting to go crazy...

All in all a good episode.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on March 31, 2013, 10:12:42 PM
Supernatural is pretty good. The first and second season were best though. The whole demon-angel thing became too repetitive. I liked the classic hunts better where it was a new supernatural creature from some old mythology/legend for every episode.
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Post by: JoeS2 on March 31, 2013, 10:26:17 PM
Supernatural is pretty good. The first and second season were best though. The whole demon-angel thing became too repetitive. I liked the classic hunts better where it was a new supernatural creature from some old mythology/legend for every episode.

The Bible series.  Typical Hollywood but good for the novice.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 31, 2013, 10:31:11 PM
I'm still waiting for History Channel to do an indepth mini documentary series like The Bible and The Vikings on some Central & South American empires like the Aztecs or Incas.

I've watched several documentaries on the Maya on Netflix... not really series though.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JoeS2 on March 31, 2013, 10:35:32 PM
Supernatural is pretty good. The first and second season were best though. The whole demon-angel thing became too repetitive. I liked the classic hunts better where it was a new supernatural creature from some old mythology/legend for every episode.

The Bible series.  Typical Hollywood but good for the novice.

But basically, im a science nut..... I love "how its made", "mega Machines", discovery channel, Ancient digs. etc.  "The Big Bang Theory"
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Post by: Asteriktos on April 01, 2013, 11:36:56 AM
The Walking Dead season finale...

The Good
- When I saw the title for the episode I feared that it was going to be a 40 minute long skirmish in the pitch black "tombs". Thankfully the scenes there were very limited.
- Andrea is dead. I didn't hate her character. Not as much as I hate Carl anyway. But it was time for her to go.
- For the first time, in any season, Carl did something I liked. That kid fleeing the prison had it coming. Though Carl shouldn't have tried to weasel out when explaining what happened.
- The Gov survived. Good. Hopefully that'll set up a nice death for him in the mid-season finale this fall.
- Rick seems to no longer be crazy. Or at least he no longer sees his dead pregnant wife, which is a step in the right direction.
- Michone.
- The Woodbury storyline was resolved. For the most part. I've seen a lot of complaints about how it was resolved, but frankly I liked how it went down. I thought the Woodbury army standing around waiting to be slaughtered by one man was silly, but other than that I liked it.

The Bad
- Norman Reedus said on Talking Dead that Daryl was going to become cold and distant again. That sucks. I guess Tyreese can step up as Rick's go-to guy.
- Sad to see Milton go. I would have loved to have seen what he could have done in better circumstances.
- So if Tyreese and the woman hadn't decided to stay in Woodbury... no one would have been guarding the gates?
- This has been discussed a lot already around the web, but the Andrea scenes were strange for there unrealism.

The Ugly
- Carl delivering the "just go" line to rick. Ugh.
- As though they didn't have enough people to protect and care for and feed, now they brought in 2 dozen elderly folk. Hopefully that doctor from Woodbury made it at least.
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Post by: biro on April 01, 2013, 11:46:55 AM
Supernatural is pretty good. The first and second season were best though. The whole demon-angel thing became too repetitive. I liked the classic hunts better where it was a new supernatural creature from some old mythology/legend for every episode.

The Bible series.  Typical Hollywood but good for the novice.

But basically, im a science nut..... I love "how its made", "mega Machines", discovery channel, Ancient digs. etc.  "The Big Bang Theory"

'How It's Made' is awesome. :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 01, 2013, 11:54:11 AM
Supernatural is pretty good. The first and second season were best though. The whole demon-angel thing became too repetitive. I liked the classic hunts better where it was a new supernatural creature from some old mythology/legend for every episode.

The Bible series.  Typical Hollywood but good for the novice.

But basically, im a science nut..... I love "how its made", "mega Machines", discovery channel, Ancient digs. etc.  "The Big Bang Theory"

'How It's Made' is awesome. :)

Except when they replaced the American narrator for a couple seasons with that other guy. Still a great show overall though. One of my go-to shows on Netflix for falling asleep to  8)
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Post by: biro on April 01, 2013, 11:55:40 AM
Oh yes! I often watch episode after episode, in a happy buzz of curiosity, because it reminds me of the filmstrips we saw in grade school. :)
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Post by: Asteriktos on April 01, 2013, 02:57:44 PM
Apparently the Gov has both eyes, Andrea is alive, and Hershel has both legs! I feel so lied to!

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/549467_643526179006877_635551834_n.jpg)
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Post by: Marc1152 on April 01, 2013, 06:57:08 PM
The Gov went crazier than usual, Rick isn't crazy anymore, and Carl might be starting to go crazy...

All in all a good episode.

Agreed !

Glad Andra is dead too.

I bet the Governor pops up again but not for awhile.. End of next season or the year after that would be cool.

Oct. is too long to wait.. I'm a little depressed about it.
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Post by: Cyrillic on April 02, 2013, 07:17:51 AM
And tomorrow, new Game of Thrones. It's been a looooong wait.

Finally, after all those months.

The first episode was a little boring, but I hope it's just an introduction to season 3. The part where that Targaryen lady was inspecting the soldiers was funny, though.
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Post by: Arachne on April 02, 2013, 09:18:51 AM
And tomorrow, new Game of Thrones. It's been a looooong wait.

Finally, after all those months.

The first episode was a little boring, but I hope it's just an introduction to season 3. The part where that Targaryen lady was inspecting the soldiers was funny, though.

I expect a lot of cutting and sewing. There's absolutely no way A Storm of Swords can fit into ten episodes. I just hope the reconstruction makes sense and they don't do away with too much.
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Post by: Asteriktos on April 04, 2013, 06:36:48 PM
Best Ink
NY Ink

It's a guilty pleasure. Come at me.  8)
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Post by: biro on April 04, 2013, 06:39:39 PM
North Woods Law.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on April 04, 2013, 07:58:36 PM
Millennium. Ah, the good old times (something I didn't expect to be saying about the '90s).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 04, 2013, 08:05:17 PM
Ah, the good old times (something I didn't expect to be saying about the '90s).

 8)  The 90s were, like, the awesomest!
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Post by: Asteriktos on April 05, 2013, 04:17:54 PM
I'm uh watching, you know, the Walking Dead, you know, Season 2, uh um the commentary on it, you know, and what is, what is, what is, really, you know, frustrating, you know, is how uh, the uh um uh, one guy, um keeps talking, you know, like this? He talks like this, you know? Talking like this. He talks like this, you know, which is, um, bad uh enough, you know, but what is, you know, worse, you know, is that he asks a question of, uh,, one of the other commentators and um, then goes on, you know, for five minutes, you know, blabbering on, and um, and uh, and you know, he blabbers so long before he lets anyone um else um talk, you know? Oh, um, did I mention, uh, that he says "you know" and such a lot? You know?  >:(
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on April 06, 2013, 12:02:50 AM
So how is The Bible? Any comments from an Orthodox POV?

Email me the answer, 'cause I spent 3 hours on this site today and am now ashamed of myself.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: LenInSebastopol on April 07, 2013, 07:57:49 AM
Supernatural is pretty good. The first and second season were best though. The whole demon-angel thing became too repetitive. I liked the classic hunts better where it was a new supernatural creature from some old mythology/legend for every episode.

The Bible series.  Typical Hollywood but good for the novice.

But basically, im a science nut..... I love "how its made", "mega Machines", discovery channel, Ancient digs. etc.  "The Big Bang Theory"

'How It's Made' is awesome. :)

Good TV; HORRIBLE "music".
Besides, after watching that I find we are DOOMED.
Can't "make" anything without machines anymore, no?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: LenInSebastopol on April 07, 2013, 08:01:50 AM
Really enjoyed the three seasons of DOWNTON ABBEY and the attitude of the Grand Old Lady. She had the best lines.

Finished watching first two seasons of HOMELAND off of Comcast. Enjoyed it but it sometimes was to adult.

Don't think Great Lent supports WALKING DEAD.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on April 07, 2013, 11:15:15 AM
I have been watching the new series "Vikings".

Normally this would be right up my ally. It's just barely good enough for me to tvo and watched when nothing better is on.

The producers say that they have tried to be as authentic as possible and some of the look they give to a few men are very scary and cool, especially the wild hair cuts. However it really smacks of a video game rather than something completely true to history. The main character's wife goes on raids with them and is a kind of warrior princess type.. I think not

Some of the battle scenes are good enough for the price of admission. It of course makes the Christian victims look like sissies. The Priests are fat and or effeminate. The True Men are the demonic killers...Yada yada.

It's...ummm....fine

 



 
I thought the same but it gets better. Ragnar is actually becoming more  respectable and Gabriel Byrne does an excellent job portrying the detestable Earl Haraldson and the women are all  quite beautiful in my opinion.

I also love the way the Vikings question the priests on why their God needs all that money that they're hording at the monastery when  they ransack it  in England. Also the perplexed look on the Viking that points to the curcifix and delcares "Look, their God is dead!".

I think this series is closer to the truth then people want to believe.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Charles Martel on April 07, 2013, 11:17:39 AM
I'm still waiting for History Channel to do an indepth mini documentary series like The Bible and The Vikings on some Central & South American empires like the Aztecs or Incas.
Of course the Conquistadors will be your "Vikings" if they do.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: DuxI on April 07, 2013, 11:49:32 AM
House M.D. and The Borgias.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: ialmisry on April 12, 2013, 12:09:58 AM
I'll have to get that some day.  We don't have HBO anymore, and the Borgias was the only thing we watched.

I just finished seeing Isabel, a Spanish (as in Spain) on the life of the same queen. Excellent.  In the last episode, Borgia shows up as a papal envoy.  I expect he'll pop up in season two.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: SolEX01 on April 12, 2013, 12:59:29 AM
My local PBS station has been showing This Old House and Ask This Old House along with other woodworking shows in the afternoon.  Rather than watch the 5 PM news, I've been watching those shows.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on April 12, 2013, 01:30:14 AM
Since I'm gunning for a career as a detective someday, I've been watching nonstop ID Discovery :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: SolEX01 on April 12, 2013, 01:41:57 AM
Since I'm gunning for a career as a detective someday, I've been watching nonstop ID Discovery :)

That's my sister's favorite network although the repetitive nature tends to depress me after a while.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on April 12, 2013, 08:49:02 AM
Since I'm gunning for a career as a detective someday, I've been watching nonstop ID Discovery :)

You're gonna be a monk and a detective? Maybe you should be watching more Cadfael.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on April 12, 2013, 09:57:12 AM
Since I'm gunning for a career as a detective someday, I've been watching nonstop ID Discovery :)

You're gonna be a monk and a detective? Maybe you should be watching more Cadfael.

Or reading more Father Brown. Luddite sensibilities and all that. :D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: DuxI on April 12, 2013, 03:57:17 PM
I'll have to get that some day.  We don't have HBO anymore, and the Borgias was the only thing we watched.

From the 14th of April, season III of the Borgias begins.  :)
At least,that is what they announced.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: LenInSebastopol on April 13, 2013, 08:53:43 AM
Those are 'reality' shows around here.

My local PBS station has been showing This Old House and Ask This Old House along with other woodworking shows in the afternoon.  Rather than watch the 5 PM news, I've been watching those shows.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on April 13, 2013, 08:55:40 AM
'Midsomer Murders.' It's only on once a week now, but at least it's back.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on April 13, 2013, 09:29:47 AM
I'll have to get that some day.  We don't have HBO anymore, and the Borgias was the only thing we watched.

From the 14th of April, season III of the Borgias begins.  :)
At least,that is what they announced.

I haven't even watched season 2 yet. Must rectify mistake.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: DuxI on April 13, 2013, 10:57:04 AM
I'll have to get that some day.  We don't have HBO anymore, and the Borgias was the only thing we watched.

From the 14th of April, season III of the Borgias begins.  :)
At least,that is what they announced.

I haven't even watched season 2 yet. Must rectify mistake.

Season 2 is awesome. I watched it 2 times.  ;D
If you can, watch it, then watch start with season 3.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on April 16, 2013, 05:41:15 PM
The premiere of Defiance was... interesting. 8)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on April 16, 2013, 05:58:12 PM
Syfy.com has the new episode of Warehouse 13 up over a week before the premiere.  8)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on April 16, 2013, 06:06:10 PM
I've been indulging the recently added supply of Cartoon Network shows on Netflix, particularly Regular Show and Boondocks.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on April 16, 2013, 06:19:45 PM
Was planning to watch some British mysteries. Also, the weather report. :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on April 16, 2013, 09:32:40 PM
I've been indulging the recently added supply of Cartoon Network shows on Netflix, particularly Regular Show and Boondocks.
Samurai Jack and Justice League have taken up more time than tv shows probably should for me this Lent.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on April 16, 2013, 09:38:55 PM
Now watching ye olde NHL hockey.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on April 16, 2013, 10:11:18 PM
I've been indulging the recently added supply of Cartoon Network shows on Netflix, particularly Regular Show and Boondocks.
Samurai Jack and Justice League have taken up more time than tv shows probably should for me this Lent.

Hey you two, you both seem somewhat reasonable. If you had to recommend one these cartoons, what would you recommend. I saw some version of Batman or something gets high marks.

I would like some nice story arc. Plot twists. That sorta thing.

Nothing like the Boondocks, if it is like the comic strip, I hate it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesRottnek on April 16, 2013, 11:09:25 PM
I've been indulging the recently added supply of Cartoon Network shows on Netflix, particularly Regular Show and Boondocks.
Samurai Jack and Justice League have taken up more time than tv shows probably should for me this Lent.

Hey you two, you both seem somewhat reasonable. If you had to recommend one these cartoons, what would you recommend. I saw some version of Batman or something gets high marks.

I would like some nice story arc. Plot twists. That sorta thing.

Nothing like the Boondocks, if it is like the comic strip, I hate it.

Of the two that FormerReformer gave, Samurai Jack is the better.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on April 16, 2013, 11:14:52 PM
I've been indulging the recently added supply of Cartoon Network shows on Netflix, particularly Regular Show and Boondocks.
Samurai Jack and Justice League have taken up more time than tv shows probably should for me this Lent.

Hey you two, you both seem somewhat reasonable. If you had to recommend one these cartoons, what would you recommend. I saw some version of Batman or something gets high marks.

I would like some nice story arc. Plot twists. That sorta thing.

Nothing like the Boondocks, if it is like the comic strip, I hate it.

Of the two that FormerReformer gave, Samurai Jack is the better.

Samurai Jack is good, but for story arcs, I'd go with Justice League. SJ is usually more standalone stories. Justice League had some decent progression and character development, and by the time it turned into Justice League Unlimited had really mastered the art of the season long arc with surprising plot twists and other fun stuff. Also- the Question singing boy-band songs while going about his Questiony business is priceless.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesRottnek on April 16, 2013, 11:27:53 PM
I've been indulging the recently added supply of Cartoon Network shows on Netflix, particularly Regular Show and Boondocks.
Samurai Jack and Justice League have taken up more time than tv shows probably should for me this Lent.

Hey you two, you both seem somewhat reasonable. If you had to recommend one these cartoons, what would you recommend. I saw some version of Batman or something gets high marks.

I would like some nice story arc. Plot twists. That sorta thing.

Nothing like the Boondocks, if it is like the comic strip, I hate it.

Of the two that FormerReformer gave, Samurai Jack is the better.

Samurai Jack is good, but for story arcs, I'd go with Justice League. SJ is usually more standalone stories. Justice League had some decent progression and character development, and by the time it turned into Justice League Unlimited had really mastered the art of the season long arc with surprising plot twists and other fun stuff. Also- the Question singing boy-band songs while going about his Questiony business is priceless.

That's certainly true.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on April 16, 2013, 11:47:02 PM
I've been indulging the recently added supply of Cartoon Network shows on Netflix, particularly Regular Show and Boondocks.
Samurai Jack and Justice League have taken up more time than tv shows probably should for me this Lent.

Hey you two, you both seem somewhat reasonable. If you had to recommend one these cartoons, what would you recommend. I saw some version of Batman or something gets high marks.

I would like some nice story arc. Plot twists. That sorta thing.

Nothing like the Boondocks, if it is like the comic strip, I hate it.
Boondocks is pretty similar to the comic, although focused more on broader social issues than current events. And with more kung-fu. Regular Show is based around surreal and mostly unconnected shorts, so it doesn't seem like your type of thing.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on April 17, 2013, 10:26:53 AM


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Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on April 17, 2013, 10:37:35 AM


(http://mail.aol.com/37614-111/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=31042580&folder=NewMail&partId=3)

Yeah, that's typically what I watch too.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on April 17, 2013, 10:51:01 AM


(http://mail.aol.com/37614-111/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=31042580&folder=NewMail&partId=3)

LOL! Marc, how do you get by on the information superhighway. Not even Isa, would try this, I think!

//:=)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on April 17, 2013, 12:05:07 PM
The other night it occurred to me that Alphas is getting it right on all the points where Heroes got it wrong. Not that I'm entirely sold, but it's something.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on April 17, 2013, 09:05:58 PM
I have a work mate who really is a little depressed that Walking Dead will be gone for so long. She recently went to a convention and had her picture taken with several people in the cast. She also got the fist comic vol.1 for her finacee for $1,000.

I suggested she watch "Sean of the Dead" and "Zombieland" to get her through this. Turns out she has never seen either one.

OMG !!! I assumed everyone has seen these. So if you havent go get them. Both are spoofs and very well done. Same premise as Walking Dead except definitely not drama's.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on April 17, 2013, 10:02:01 PM
More hockey tonight.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: ialmisry on April 17, 2013, 10:41:53 PM
I've been indulging the recently added supply of Cartoon Network shows on Netflix, particularly Regular Show and Boondocks.
Samurai Jack and Justice League have taken up more time than tv shows probably should for me this Lent.

Hey you two, you both seem somewhat reasonable. If you had to recommend one these cartoons, what would you recommend. I saw some version of Batman or something gets high marks.

I would like some nice story arc. Plot twists. That sorta thing.

Nothing like the Boondocks, if it is like the comic strip, I hate it.

Of the two that FormerReformer gave, Samurai Jack is the better.
Was rather fond of it myself, back in my sons' cartoon network days.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on April 18, 2013, 03:04:15 PM
Hey orthonorm, have you seen Louie? It seems like the sort of thing you'd have a strong opinion on.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: WPM on April 18, 2013, 03:14:01 PM
I watch the News channels. We have about 6 or 7 different channels for watching the News.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on April 18, 2013, 03:29:21 PM
And people say cartoons rot your brain.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on April 23, 2013, 08:13:32 PM
Do people not from around here really not know the cash register was invented in Dayton?

Can you name another? And don't give me that Wright Brother nonsense.
Martin Sheen grew up here! Totally forgot about that somehow.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on April 23, 2013, 09:26:51 PM
I do fancy myself an episode of Robot Chicken :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: stavros_388 on April 23, 2013, 09:45:29 PM
Just suffered through a bit of World's Worst Tenants, perhaps the worst show I've ever seen. Fake, presumably? Not recommended. :P
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: podkarpatska on April 23, 2013, 11:09:53 PM
Since I'm gunning for a career as a detective someday, I've been watching nonstop ID Discovery :)

You're gonna be a monk and a detective? Maybe you should be watching more Cadfael.

Day of the Rose with the great Sean Connery... :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on April 24, 2013, 03:11:24 AM
Boardwalk Empire is depressing as all get out. Have to stop being too lazy to change channels when I see it coming on.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: podkarpatska on April 24, 2013, 11:35:09 AM
Boardwalk Empire is depressing as all get out. Have to stop being too lazy to change channels when I see it coming on.

I gave up on it. The period stuff was cool for awhile, but there were no characters worth rooting for..
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on April 24, 2013, 02:53:03 PM
Since I'm gunning for a career as a detective someday, I've been watching nonstop ID Discovery :)

You're gonna be a monk and a detective? Maybe you should be watching more Cadfael.

Day of the Rose with the great Sean Connery... :)

Do you mean The Name of the Rose?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: podkarpatska on April 24, 2013, 04:14:45 PM
Since I'm gunning for a career as a detective someday, I've been watching nonstop ID Discovery :)

You're gonna be a monk and a detective? Maybe you should be watching more Cadfael.

Day of the Rose with the great Sean Connery... :)

Do you mean The Name of the Rose?

Yep...tired typing on an android device ....gotta check those auto corrects....
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on May 13, 2013, 02:10:08 PM
The season finale of Survivor was last night. Cochran won, a little nerdy guy who just graduated from Harvard Law. He was a student of the show and wrote a thesis comparing the Survivor jury system with the legal jury system.

He beat several really buff guys. He's very funny in a Woody Allen sort of way.

Good

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: theistgal on May 16, 2013, 08:10:11 PM
Getting ready to watch the series finale of The Office - which I've watched through all its ups & downs since Episode 1. (and yes, I watched the British version too and think they both have their merits & flaws)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: WPM on May 16, 2013, 08:36:13 PM
C-Span and News Channels
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on May 16, 2013, 08:50:29 PM
Getting ready to watch the series finale of The Office - which I've watched through all its ups & downs since Episode 1. (and yes, I watched the British version too and think they both have their merits & flaws)

Thanks for the reminder. I just set my Tvo

Watching "Worst Tattoos " awesome
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on May 16, 2013, 09:10:55 PM
I'm currently listening to the Big Finish audio Blood of the Daleks. It keeps me satisfied enough until tomorrow.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: theistgal on May 17, 2013, 09:23:16 PM
Getting ready to watch the series finale of The Office - which I've watched through all its ups & downs since Episode 1. (and yes, I watched the British version too and think they both have their merits & flaws)

Thanks for the reminder. I just set my Tvo

Watching "Worst Tattoos " awesome

What did you think (of the Office finale, not "Worst Tattoos" lol!)?

I loved the Steve Carell cameo - it made me go SQUEEEEE!!!  ;D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on May 17, 2013, 10:12:32 PM
Getting ready to watch the series finale of The Office - which I've watched through all its ups & downs since Episode 1. (and yes, I watched the British version too and think they both have their merits & flaws)

Thanks for the reminder. I just set my Tvo

Watching "Worst Tattoos " awesome

What did you think (of the Office finale, not "Worst Tattoos" lol!)?

I loved the Steve Carell cameo - it made me go SQUEEEEE!!!  ;D

Waiting to watch it with my daughter. Probably on Sat.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Dominika on May 22, 2013, 09:37:05 AM
Маша и Медведь - Masha and the Bear (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL73E786B499A54A18) - really nice modern Russian cartoon (?)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on May 22, 2013, 09:58:39 AM
The season finale of Survivor was last night. Cochran won, a little nerdy guy who just graduated from Harvard Law. He was a student of the show and wrote a thesis comparing the Survivor jury system with the legal jury system.

He beat several really buff guys. He's very funny in a Woody Allen sort of way.

Good



Really?  I watched all of one episode and remember him well.

The one I saw still left him and 2 other guys, and 2 gals.  From that episode I would have guessed one of the women would have won.  They seemed to be able to "hang" on longer in the challenges.

Well, good for him.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on May 22, 2013, 10:41:52 AM
Long Island Medium
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on May 22, 2013, 12:10:52 PM
Was watching: NASA channel, with updates on our space station guy. Now watching: college lacrosse.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on May 22, 2013, 01:44:49 PM
Маша и Медведь - Masha and the Bear (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL73E786B499A54A18) - really nice modern Russian cartoon (?)

Looks cute.  I might have to give it a looksie when I get home.  Any chance your link has English Subtitles?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on May 22, 2013, 01:53:17 PM
August 11th can't come soon enough

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Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on May 22, 2013, 02:07:22 PM
I'm on the fence with Defiance. The pilot was awesome, but something has been missing since, and I can't quite pinpoint it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Dominika on May 22, 2013, 03:37:26 PM
Маша и Медведь - Masha and the Bear (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL73E786B499A54A18) - really nice modern Russian cartoon (?)

Looks cute.  I might have to give it a looksie when I get home.  Any chance your link has English Subtitles?

Every episode has really very few words. It's funny even if you don't know Russian;) (BTW, I've never been studying this language, however I'm able to understand it in some way)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: mersch on May 26, 2013, 01:36:50 AM
Get Smart!!!!!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on May 26, 2013, 03:15:30 AM
New episodes of Arrested Development on Netflix.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Kerdy on May 26, 2013, 03:28:53 AM
I started watching Defiance.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 02, 2013, 09:50:29 PM
i could seriously watch svu all day.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on June 02, 2013, 11:25:30 PM
Top Shot: All Stars on History Channel.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 04, 2013, 07:42:34 PM
best part about coming home at my time:

seinfeld on tbs

"To a woman, sex is like the garbage man. You just take for granted the fact that any time you put some trash out on the street, a guy in a jumpsuit's gonna come along and pick it up. But now, it's like a garbage strike. The bags are piling up in your head. The sidewalk is blocked. Nothing's getting through. You're stupid."

seinfeld analogies are the best
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Kerdy on June 04, 2013, 09:15:13 PM
I'm on the fence with Defiance. The pilot was awesome, but something has been missing since, and I can't quite pinpoint it.
It's still a good show.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Kerdy on June 04, 2013, 09:16:05 PM
The Dresden Files
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on June 05, 2013, 06:12:42 PM
The Dresden Files

I enjoyed that, a lot, but then it's based off a favourite series of books. I was gutted when it was cancelled; I wanted more Bob lines! :D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 05, 2013, 08:27:05 PM
Anyone else feeling pretty bittersweet about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on June 06, 2013, 02:43:24 AM
Anyone else feeling pretty bittersweet about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who?

Yes. He's had a good run. I wouldn't mind if John Hurt came on full-time as the 12th Doctor, but that's rather unlikely.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 06, 2013, 07:49:43 AM
Anyone else feeling pretty bittersweet about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who?

The show is irredeemably bad and I haven't watched it in a while.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on June 06, 2013, 09:08:47 AM
Anyone else feeling pretty bittersweet about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who?

Me too. I thought he was okay.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 06, 2013, 12:39:57 PM
Anyone else feeling pretty bittersweet about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who?

The show is irredeemably bad and I haven't watched it in a while.
How do you figure?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 06, 2013, 12:40:44 PM
Anyone else feeling pretty bittersweet about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who?

Me too. I thought he was okay.

He's been my favorite since the relaunch.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 06, 2013, 12:47:26 PM
Anyone else feeling pretty bittersweet about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who?

The show is irredeemably bad and I haven't watched it in a while.
How do you figure?

If you're honestly interested in my opinion, I pretty much laid it out here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,32144.0.html
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on June 06, 2013, 01:14:03 PM
North Woods Law
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 08, 2013, 06:28:30 AM
I recently finished Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (I finished Angel some years ago. I probably should have gone in order, but what are you gonna do?)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 07:35:10 AM
I recently finished Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (I finished Angel some years ago. I probably should have gone in order, but what are you gonna do?)

BtVS is be forever one my favorite shows ever.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 07:36:25 AM
Vintage Soul Train.

Just watching the first appearance of New Edition.

Before BBD and Whitney ruining Bobby.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 07:56:54 AM
Now with a TV signal I can watch Soul Train and insane evo pay and pray shows and right now some crazy drama . . .

It's all I need.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 07:58:54 AM
Now with a TV signal I can watch Soul Train and insane evo pay and pray shows and right now some crazy drama . . .

It's all I need.

They are going to martyr the guy for standing up to the NWO government leader who is Satan via a guillotine with an eye in the triangle on the top of it.

I can't believe I've been missing this my entire life.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 08:13:12 AM
Now with a TV signal I can watch Soul Train and insane evo pay and pray shows and right now some crazy drama . . .

It's all I need.

They are going to martyr the guy for standing up to the NWO government leader who is Satan via a guillotine with an eye in the triangle on the top of it.

I can't believe I've been missing this my entire life.

LOL!

(Movie Trailer Voice) In a world without mercy . . .

Starring:

Gary Busey
Howie Mandel
Margo Kidder

WTW?????
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 08:16:19 AM
"The difficulty of faith movies is depicting Jesus without using a heavy hand."

Some promo for something on the DAYSTAR network.

LOL.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 08:20:05 AM
"Val Kilmer is kinda my conscience."

Some drunk they made a movie about where Val Kilmer looking like Jesus appears to him to help through the rough patches of sobriety.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 08:22:52 AM
William I am seeing your neck of the woods. Go see Bob Rodgers and he will show you how to fast for a miracle. He also sells prayers for specific diseases.

Well, he doesn't "sell" them, but he sells them.

But God has given him specific words to be used to cure folks. Asking in general for healing is not enough.

EDIT: He has prayers for wealth as well.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 08:28:46 AM
TV is unbelievable.

How do you people do it?

How do you stop?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 08:49:03 AM
How did all you evos from the CCM and Hand Waving types ever do it?

I've never seen this stuff in my life outside a 10 second clip or two. This is unbelievable.

I'll take my upbringing with of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God over this milktoast nonsense.

I rarely feel embarrassed for others; I can't look anyone in the face after this.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 08:55:55 AM
I really can't describe what I am watching right now . . . It makes the JW convention I saw seem sane.

Times like these I wish I had a witness.

I'm like an aboriginal with a Coke bottle.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 08, 2013, 09:38:20 AM
the gods must be crazy. who or what show are you watching here? that sounds even worse than normal tv evangelism.

hahahahahaha when's the last time you had a tv signal? good lord it's like you only have public access tv.

also why should I care about the game of thrones?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 10:20:23 AM
also why should I care about the game of thrones?

It is further testament of the flight of the our culture to the pagan. And notice that such pagan lit gets tons of love here, which I think is really worth noting. People even attempt to Christen it.

From LotR to Game of Thrones you have paganism being celebrated, and actually pretty bad lit as well.

For some reason, the pagan has caught the imagination of the world, from the green movement to crummy fantasy. I have my theories.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 08, 2013, 10:28:05 AM
i think a lot of that pagan stuff is boring as hell imo

i really dont see what is so inventive and creative of paganism. or why folks flock to it in droves.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on June 08, 2013, 10:34:15 AM
also why should I care about the game of thrones?

It is further testament of the flight of the our culture to the pagan. And notice that such pagan lit gets tons of love here, which I think is really worth noting. People even attempt to Christen it.

From LotR to Game of Thrones you have paganism being celebrated, and actually pretty bad lit as well.

For some reason, the pagan has caught the imagination of the world, from the green movement to crummy fantasy. I have my theories.

I don't watch GoT because I don't have HBO but I'm a fan of the books. What's your problem with it?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on June 08, 2013, 10:37:53 AM
I read fantasy all the time. The reason I don't worry about it, is that it's fiction. The characters don't even exist. Most writers don't even deal with actual pagan cults from the past, although they do use the cultural trappings. But while there are some books set in the time of the Roman Empire, or the Greeks, or something, most of the gods you'll see in fantasy novels were never believed in anywhere on the planet. They're made up for the purposes of the story.

For some people, there is simply an attraction about certain times in history, when the culture and technology were very different. So they have fun with it.

I read a lot of mysteries, too. Now that's creepier, because while the specific cases are fictional, the fascination with weirdos who do crime isn't.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on June 08, 2013, 10:40:24 AM
also why should I care about the game of thrones?

Some people say it's the best fantasy of our time. It's more about political intrigue than an epic good vs evil plot (hence the name) so the thematic message is fairly nuanced and complex.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 08, 2013, 10:50:54 AM
Anyone else feeling pretty bittersweet about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who?

The show is irredeemably bad and I haven't watched it in a while.
How do you figure?

If you're honestly interested in my opinion, I pretty much laid it out here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,32144.0.html
Hm. Well I count Remembrance of the Daleks as my favorite Doctor Who story, so I guess we just want fundamentally different things out of the show.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 08, 2013, 10:52:19 AM


also why should I care about the game of thrones?
Boobs, I s'pose.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 08, 2013, 10:53:11 AM
and what is so special about doctor who? why should i care?

are you referencing the old one or the new one?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 08, 2013, 10:58:24 AM
It is further testament of the flight of the our culture to the pagan.

I'll admit that I was occasionally bothered by something-or-other while watching Buffy (and Angel). Besides sexual stuff I mean.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 11:08:39 AM
It is further testament of the flight of the our culture to the pagan.

I'll admit that I was occasionally bothered by something-or-other while watching Buffy (and Angel). Besides sexual stuff I mean.

Except I would argue that BtVS and Angel are actually not within the pagan order but strongly argue against it.

If you must take as exemplar a single episode / two, would be the would be series ending in season 5 of BtVS.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 08, 2013, 11:14:05 AM
never really seriously considered buffy.

thats a surprising revelation. what other shows are your favorite?

the wire better be one of them
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 11:15:16 AM
Serena just said Jehova in French.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 11:17:40 AM
never really seriously considered buffy.

thats a surprising revelation. what other shows are your favorite?

the wire better be one of them

Of course The Wire is, especially seasons 1, 2, & 4.

Buffy ain't for everyone and you have to put some time in. It change TV and I don't care what people say. I took a lot of garbage watching it when it first came on. And most of my detractors have come around.

I've mentioned this before. Your txt file ain't as good as I thought.



Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 11:28:55 AM
It is further testament of the flight of the our culture to the pagan.

I'll admit that I was occasionally bothered by something-or-other while watching Buffy (and Angel). Besides sexual stuff I mean.

Except I would argue that BtVS and Angel are actually not within the pagan order but strongly argue against it.

If you must take as exemplar a single episode / two, would be the would be series ending in season 5 of BtVS.

Peter,

In fact, I think the arc from end of season two and how that is linked to five is probably the best examples of Christian love in popular culture.

And that to me is what is separates Christianity and arguably its Abrahamic relatives, a very specific love, one that is articulated by and performed by Christ in the Gospels.

A great synthesis of the intersection of violence and love and how both must be present for it to be an act Christian love. Charity has always been a terrible gloss for what Christians ought to live up to.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 08, 2013, 12:12:08 PM
buffy has actually been taken seriously in academia now.

are all of the seasons of buffy good?

i like watching tv shows that have consistently great seasons.

its like my disappointment with lost after season 3.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 08, 2013, 03:20:32 PM
I'm a contrarian and usually abhor whatever the popular TV show of the day is. Same with music. Pop culture just ain't my thing. I never watched an episode of The Sopranos until probably 5 or 6 years after it first aired. But I admit that once I saw one episode, I watched them all. It is one of my guilty pleasures. And I think it's some of the most brilliant television ever made.


Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: sheenj on June 08, 2013, 03:29:02 PM
Right now I'm loving BBC's Sherlock.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on June 08, 2013, 03:54:36 PM
"Cops." Still the best reality show ever.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 05:14:34 PM
buffy has actually been taken seriously in academia now.

are all of the seasons of buffy good?

i like watching tv shows that have consistently great seasons.

its like my disappointment with lost after season 3.

Now? Dude, it is the first show to have a yearly symposium / journal dedicated to it. And you can thanks us for starting tvtropes.

Yer welcome.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 08, 2013, 05:15:43 PM
Right now I'm loving BBC's Sherlock.

A little gimmicky at times, but definitely worth watching.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on June 08, 2013, 05:28:36 PM
The Fall. I got some catching up to do, but I already can't wait for the season finale, and season 2.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 08, 2013, 05:50:50 PM
"Cops." Still the best reality show ever.

I can believe that!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 09, 2013, 02:50:45 AM
Major Crimes
Burn Notice

Almost time for the end of Breaking Bad...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on June 09, 2013, 05:25:13 PM
I like very few "reality" shows. Usually they don't even come close to my version of reality  :D. I especially dislike the ones that encourage narcissism and unrealistic expectations (e.g. American Idol). However, I have enjoyed The Choir which I watch on TVO (http://ww3.tvo.org/program/120156/the-choir); it originates on BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008y125). The episodes done with the military wives were highly emotional - of the good and honest sort. In the latest series about singing in the workplace, it was good to see ordinary people doing ordinary jobs being challenged to come together to do something a little different in their work setting.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on June 09, 2013, 05:37:36 PM
I like very few "reality" shows. Usually they don't even come close to my version of reality  :D. I especially dislike the ones that encourage narcissism and unrealistic expectations (e.g. American Idol).

See if you can get to watch The Monastery and The Big Silence, both BBC products set in Worth Abbey. I have an inkling they will be on the right side of the liking fence. ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on June 09, 2013, 07:21:27 PM
I like very few "reality" shows. Usually they don't even come close to my version of reality  :D. I especially dislike the ones that encourage narcissism and unrealistic expectations (e.g. American Idol).

See if you can get to watch The Monastery and The Big Silence, both BBC products set in Worth Abbey. I have an inkling they will be on the right side of the liking fence. ;)
Thanks. I think you're right. I read the blurbs on the BBC website, but neither program is currently available online. I also checked a couple of Canadian broadcasters but no luck  :(. Will do my best to keep them in mind.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 10, 2013, 03:42:15 AM
"Cops." Still the best reality show ever.

One of my guilty pleasures.


Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 10, 2013, 05:08:02 PM
and what is so special about doctor who? why should i care?
Well, it's a fifty year-old show that's undergone a lot of changes and weird gimmicks, so it's pretty tough to isolate any elements to enjoy. First and foremost, it is, as Craig Ferguson said (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9P4SxtphJ4), about the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism. And in looking at those themes, it's featured a lot of really neat and creative science fiction and fantasy a lot of really ridiculously cheesy material. I think it's the combination of these things that makes it so much fun.
 
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are you referencing the old one or the new one?
I'm mostly familiar with the show after the 2005 relaunch, but there is a (very loose) continuity between series, and in general I find it best to think of them as one thing. Remembrance of the Daleks, however, comes from the 80s.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on June 10, 2013, 06:08:00 PM
If Supernatural got more of the lore right, I'd like the show alot more than I do now.

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 12, 2013, 01:57:52 AM
I've watched the first few weeks of that Does Someone Have To Go? show. I feel dirty just admitting that.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 13, 2013, 05:05:31 PM
If Supernatural got more of the lore right, I'd like the show alot more than I do now.

PP

You must really hate that show because they get nothing right. Joss Whedon could at least get away with being an ignoramus by making funny dialogue and characters- Supernatural has none of that. It's a confoundingly stupid show. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 13, 2013, 05:16:17 PM
If Supernatural got more of the lore right, I'd like the show alot more than I do now.

PP

You must really hate that show because they get nothing right. Joss Whedon could at least get away with being an ignoramus by making funny dialogue and characters- Supernatural has none of that. It's a confoundingly stupid show. 

I almost literally stumbled upon it last night. It was embarrassing.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 13, 2013, 05:27:58 PM
If Supernatural got more of the lore right, I'd like the show alot more than I do now.

PP

You must really hate that show because they get nothing right. Joss Whedon could at least get away with being an ignoramus by making funny dialogue and characters- Supernatural has none of that. It's a confoundingly stupid show. 

I almost literally stumbled upon it last night. It was embarrassing.
you must be loving it, i mean having cable and all now.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 13, 2013, 05:41:16 PM
If Supernatural got more of the lore right, I'd like the show alot more than I do now.

PP

You must really hate that show because they get nothing right. Joss Whedon could at least get away with being an ignoramus by making funny dialogue and characters- Supernatural has none of that. It's a confoundingly stupid show. 

I almost literally stumbled upon it last night. It was embarrassing.
you must be loving it, i mean having cable and all now.

Cable????????

I have a paperclip.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 13, 2013, 05:47:32 PM
If Supernatural got more of the lore right, I'd like the show alot more than I do now.

PP

You must really hate that show because they get nothing right. Joss Whedon could at least get away with being an ignoramus by making funny dialogue and characters- Supernatural has none of that. It's a confoundingly stupid show. 

I've seen the first several episodes. Definitely lacking in the character department, but I guess I liked the plots well enough.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 13, 2013, 07:38:14 PM
So the show does have some fans who don't want to have sex with Jensen Ackles? Huh.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 13, 2013, 07:41:17 PM
So the show does have some fans who don't want to have sex with Jensen Ackles? Huh.

Like who?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 13, 2013, 07:42:20 PM
So the show does have some fans who don't want to have sex with Jensen Ackles? Huh.

Had to google that name. Dreamy.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on June 13, 2013, 07:55:22 PM
So the show does have some fans who don't want to have sex with Jensen Ackles? Huh.

Is that a man or a woman?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 13, 2013, 09:57:05 PM
Burn Notice tonight was outstanding.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 13, 2013, 11:25:18 PM
Watching 72 hours. Is sort of ok. Pretty scenery anyway.

But who are these people that apply to get on these reality programs, then show up completely out of shape?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 12:43:16 PM
Hey orthonorm did you ever watch Who's Line Is It Anyway?

One of the funniest shows ever.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on June 17, 2013, 12:51:50 PM
Hey orthonorm did you ever watch Who's Line Is It Anyway?

One of the funniest shows ever.
The one in England (hilarious) or the one with Drew Carrey (not so much so)?

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 12:59:44 PM
Both really. I just watched it for Colin and Ryan.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on June 17, 2013, 01:06:43 PM
Both really. I just watched it for Colin and Ryan.
Colin and Ryan were great. Occasionally Greg Proops was funny.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 17, 2013, 01:29:06 PM
Anyone else feeling pretty bittersweet about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who?

The show is irredeemably bad and I haven't watched it in a while.
How do you figure?

If you're honestly interested in my opinion, I pretty much laid it out here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,32144.0.html
Hm. Well I count Remembrance of the Daleks as my favorite Doctor Who story, so I guess we just want fundamentally different things out of the show.

If what you want is to watch Dalek/ Cyberman/ <insert cookie cutter villain here> empires suddenly created and then just as quickly annihilated by a lame deus ex machina, over and over again, then I suppose the new series is the best thing in history ever.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on June 17, 2013, 01:31:13 PM
Catching up on Da Vinci's Demons; last night's kickoff of The White Queen was intriguing, and I'm eagerly awaiting the return of The Borgias.

Very much on a Renaissance kick. :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 01:38:29 PM
Both really. I just watched it for Colin and Ryan.
Colin and Ryan were great. Occasionally Greg Proops was funny.


I was never a Wayne Brady fan either.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on June 17, 2013, 01:43:14 PM
Both really. I just watched it for Colin and Ryan.
Colin and Ryan were great. Occasionally Greg Proops was funny.


I was never a Wayne Brady fan either.
Every time I see Wayne Brady, I think of a group of executives saying, "We need a black guy that isn't intimidating to whites....hey, who's this Brady guy?"

NOTE: Wayne was friggin hilarious in that Chapelle's Show episode...of course Dave wrote his parts so.......

PP
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2013, 02:26:31 PM
Hey orthonorm did you ever watch Who's Line Is It Anyway?

One of the funniest shows ever.

You have to be kidding.

Hell is something like watching an improv comedy show.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 17, 2013, 07:00:16 PM
Seriously? To each his own, but man that stuff was great.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 07:01:07 PM
Yeah it's fantastic stuff.

ORTHONORM IS TOO HIGHBROW FOR US, THAT.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2013, 07:16:08 PM
Yeah it's fantastic stuff.

ORTHONORM IS TOO HIGHBROW FOR US, THAT.

It's amazing what age will do for your hairline. And I started with a high one to begin with.

But I saw that stuff when I had the most brow and it still blew.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 07:17:58 PM
Are you a Bill Hicks fan?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2013, 07:18:39 PM
Are you a Bill Hicks fan?

Before you were alive.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 07:21:08 PM
Are you a Bill Hicks fan?

Before you were alive.
Hehe
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 17, 2013, 07:23:37 PM
Yeah it's fantastic stuff.

ORTHONORM IS TOO HIGHBROW FOR US, THAT.

It's amazing what age will do for your hairline. And I started with a high one to begin with.

But I saw that stuff when I had the most brow and it still blew.

Not everything can be a masterpiece like Buffy you know. :police:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 07:24:32 PM
has there ever been a bad season of buffy?

maybe i already asked this question

did you watch angel, too?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2013, 08:27:37 PM
has there ever been a bad season of buffy?

maybe i already asked this question

did you watch angel, too?

When you and * both go into overdrive, it is a bit overwhelming.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 08:34:11 PM
I hate Judge Judy so much.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 17, 2013, 08:37:28 PM
I hate Judge Judy so much.

Judge shows? Ugh. Can't stand those, even for the lulz. Is Mathis still on? He at least had some good reactions.

And I'll say, I don't particularly care for the heavy-handed way the writers of Bones treat the sub-culture-of-the-week on the show, but their treatment of the tv judge phenomenon (last season was it?) was nice.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2013, 08:39:51 PM
I hate Judge Judy so much.

Judge shows? Ugh. Can't stand those, even for the lulz. Is Mathis still on? He at least had some good reactions.

And I'll say, I don't particularly care for the heavy-handed way the writers of Bones treat the sub-culture-of-the-week on the show, but their treatment of the tv judge phenomenon (last season was it?) was nice.

I hate when people call things sub-culture.

Bones is goofy, but I have thing for nearly pathologically literal women who are on a road of discovery toward their emotional being.

It's sorta like looking in a mirror.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 17, 2013, 08:58:49 PM
I hate Judge Judy so much.
It's my mom's guilty pleasure, and it infuriates me. The way she condescends to everyone who doesn't fit her naive idea of what people should be able to do and demands respect while giving none and acts like her little plithy sayings should form the basis of actual behavior and gah... It's Jerry Springer sans humility is what it is.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 09:01:47 PM
Add on her being a feminazi and being cynical about every male that gets on the show. I think she is so radically out of touch with reality.

It is the lack of integrity for the sake of entertainment that kills it for me.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 17, 2013, 09:07:10 PM
For me it's mostly how she hates poor people, who happen to be the sort most likely to humiliate themselves on TV to bypass legal fees. Oh, and teenagers are literally incapable of being honest. I know that whining about that makes me sound like one of those teenagers, but it's not even that, it's how she thinks she's so damn clever whenever she says it and then acts like it's an absolutely binding aspect of reality. And how she doesn't actually seem to get how eyewitnesses work. And all of this is affecting real people's lives and nobody seems to give a rat's behind. The woman is a cancer on the anus of our species.

Hey, how'd you like to sue me sometime so I can tell her all this in person? But with more liberal use of "the c word."
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on June 19, 2013, 04:20:54 PM
I watched some Michael Mosley's BBC documentary on brainwashing. Never before I have felt uneasy after watching a documentary. Psychiatrists are crazy.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 20, 2013, 08:46:30 AM
feminazi

Really? From you? Come on.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 20, 2013, 09:56:06 PM
Good Burn Notice tonight. Not as good as last week, but good enough to keep me happy.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 26, 2013, 08:33:59 PM
I'm watching MasterChef at the moment, and Gordon Ramsay went up to a chef's station and took a taste of what she was cooking:

Ramsay: Wow, that's flavored well, what's in that?
Contestant: Salt, just sea salt

 ;D  :D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on June 26, 2013, 09:12:38 PM
Big Brother Baby

3 months

Summer is now official
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on June 26, 2013, 09:14:28 PM
Baseball, soccer, 'Inspector Lewis,' 'Campus PD,' 'Cops' and the weather.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: SolEX01 on June 26, 2013, 10:47:26 PM
I'm watching MasterChef at the moment, and Gordon Ramsay went up to a chef's station and took a taste of what she was cooking:

Ramsay: Wow, that's flavored well, what's in that?
Contestant: Salt, just sea salt

 ;D  :D

I used to watch MasterChef until I was convinced they rigged the competition for the blind woman to win.  The only TV I watch on a regular basis (besides sports) are Family Guy, American Dad, reruns of Law & Order from the 1990's, Letterman and Fallon.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 26, 2013, 10:49:16 PM
I'm watching MasterChef at the moment, and Gordon Ramsay went up to a chef's station and took a taste of what she was cooking:

Ramsay: Wow, that's flavored well, what's in that?
Contestant: Salt, just sea salt

 ;D  :D

I used to watch MasterChef until I was convinced they rigged the competition for the blind woman to win.  The only TV I watch on a regular basis (besides sports) are Family Guy, American Dad, reruns of Law & Order from the 1990's, Letterman and Fallon.

Believe it or not, the blind woman was the guest person/judge tonight.  I had stopped watching halfway through so I didn't see her eventually win.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 26, 2013, 11:36:18 PM
That inane sitcom with David spader, an Indian named Timmy, and that couple that is trying to get preggers.  Whatever that one is called.

I also saw some of that Big Bang Theory.

Ugh.  


And if I dare pop on Letters From Iwo Jima she goes totally banzai.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 26, 2013, 11:38:12 PM
For me it's mostly how she hates poor people, who happen to be the sort most likely to humiliate themselves on TV to bypass legal fees. Oh, and teenagers are literally incapable of being honest. I know that whining about that makes me sound like one of those teenagers, but it's not even that, it's how she thinks she's so damn clever whenever she says it and then acts like it's an absolutely binding aspect of reality. And how she doesn't actually seem to get how eyewitnesses work. And all of this is affecting real people's lives and nobody seems to give a rat's behind. The woman is a cancer on the anus of our species.

Hey, how'd you like to sue me sometime so I can tell her all this in person? But with more liberal use of "the c word."

Really?  Her scathing mockery of parasites is one of my favorite parts of that otherwise horrible program.
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Post by: Tallitot on June 27, 2013, 12:45:53 AM
Antiques Roadshow, History Detectives.
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Post by: Shiny on June 27, 2013, 08:36:07 AM
I'm watching MasterChef at the moment, and Gordon Ramsay went up to a chef's station and took a taste of what she was cooking:

Ramsay: Wow, that's flavored well, what's in that?
Contestant: Salt, just sea salt

 ;D  :D
lol hes losing it.
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Post by: orthonorm on July 01, 2013, 05:10:30 PM
In Treatment

Fantastic. Gabriel Byrne gets a chance to act. And Blair Underwood is outstanding. He looks like he has aged two years since LA Law.

Not finished, so not making my final judgement yet, but highly recommend after watching "two weeks" of it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on July 01, 2013, 05:14:24 PM
I tried against my better judgement to watch the reboot of Dr. Who.

I sat through five episodes. Absolutely horrendous.

I could never get past the effects as a kid to watch whatever was on PBS back then, but I tried to like this, as so many seemingly smart people like this.

Gotta chalk folks enjoyment of this up there with LotR, Star Trek and the like.

And listen people, I watched all 10 seasons or whatever of Stargate SG-1 and this was in spite of the fact I was never sure if I even like it.

Dr. Who is terrible. If I watched a few seasons, I could prove it I am sure as this is no matter of opinion but simple fact.

Garbage.

Clear?

And I like mine sort of garbage, just don't tell me this is good programming.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on July 01, 2013, 05:17:45 PM
The Daystar network is fascinating. I never really knew this side of Christianity and after two or so weeks I remain at times stunned to see what I do.

I still can get over how they use the word bless. And that is just the beginning. I feel like Jane Goodall.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on July 01, 2013, 05:22:47 PM
TV

After having TV for a few weeks, over-the-air programming, I can't understand how most of it garners an audience. I really don't.

Judge Judy and Cops I understand. Life according to Jim, Rules of Engagement, The Big Bang Theory baffle me.

I've watched at least five episodes of these and other programs. I neither laugh nor care about nearly any of it.

How I met your Mother I can see being of somewhat interest, but really I find it more obscene than whatever * considers to be pr0n.

I will wait for the fall primetime stuff before I right off most of humanity or at least most Americans and the British.
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Post by: JamesR on July 01, 2013, 05:43:51 PM
Two and a Half Men is one of the worst, most boring shows on television. It's up there with Family Guy when it comes to stupidity. Same recycled format every time; sleep with three women, pack the show with as many vulgar (although admittedly sometimes hilarious) jokes as possible, force a choppy, mediocre plot into all of that and repeat.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on July 01, 2013, 05:47:09 PM
Two and a Half Men is one of the worst, most boring shows on television. It's up there with Family Guy when it comes to stupidity. Same recycled format every time; sleep with three women, pack the show with as many vulgar (although admittedly sometimes hilarious) jokes as possible, force a choppy, mediocre plot into all of that and repeat.

Dude, you might be my son after all. Family Guy is unwatchable, but I knew that before getting TV, as some woman made a bet with me about my opinion changing after I watched an entire season.

It didn't. I won.

The funniest thing about Two and a Half Men is its title. I almost always chuckle when I hear it.
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Post by: NightOwl on July 01, 2013, 05:57:39 PM
My top 3 all time favorite series would have to be Monk, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster.
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Post by: orthonorm on July 01, 2013, 06:12:24 PM
My top 3 all time favorite series would have to be Monk, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster.

I've heard of all three but have only seen some of the episodes of the first. I can certainly see the charm in it. At first, I was put off by it being a little hokey pokey, but it is a very likeable cast, especially whoever plays the protagonist.

I've been thinking about the detective genre lately. Columbo and Poirot both play over the air and I've seen the new Sherlock and all three are quite good, but what I've been struck by and have been for sometime are the structural differences between them.
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Post by: Hiwot on July 01, 2013, 07:37:55 PM
I tried against my better judgement to watch the reboot of Dr. Who.

I sat through five episodes. Absolutely horrendous.

I could never get past the effects as a kid to watch whatever was on PBS back then, but I tried to like this, as so many seemingly smart people like this.

Gotta chalk folks enjoyment of this up there with LotR, Star Trek and the like.

And listen people, I watched all 10 seasons or whatever of Stargate SG-1 and this was in spite of the fact I was never sure if I even like it.

Dr. Who is terrible. If I watched a few seasons, I could prove it I am sure as this is no matter of opinion but simple fact.

Garbage.

Clear?

And I like mine sort of garbage, just don't tell me this is good programming.

I think its time to get this site an Amen! feature. here is God's honest truth being said out loud... Dr.Who is terrible! hehehe yes yes yes absolutely terrible and I have also tried to like that garbage. it just fried my remaining few brain cells.

sorry folks lol


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Post by: Asteriktos on July 01, 2013, 07:40:32 PM
I think its time to get this site an Amen! feature. here is God's honest truth being said out loud... Dr.Who is terrible! hehehe yes yes yes absolutely terrible and I have also tried to like that garbage. it just fried my remaining few brain cells.

sorry folks lol

Amen! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7cUsYXa4yw) 8)
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Post by: Hiwot on July 01, 2013, 07:48:02 PM
I think its time to get this site an Amen! feature. here is God's honest truth being said out loud... Dr.Who is terrible! hehehe yes yes yes absolutely terrible and I have also tried to like that garbage. it just fried my remaining few brain cells.

sorry folks lol

Amen! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7cUsYXa4yw) 8)

ROFL!
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 01, 2013, 08:39:24 PM
WWE Professional Wrasslin Raw Super Show

Come at me bro  8)
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Post by: That person on July 03, 2013, 12:22:21 AM
I tried against my better judgement to watch the reboot of Dr. Who.

I sat through five episodes. Absolutely horrendous.

I could never get past the effects as a kid to watch whatever was on PBS back then, but I tried to like this, as so many seemingly smart people like this.

Gotta chalk folks enjoyment of this up there with LotR, Star Trek and the like.

And listen people, I watched all 10 seasons or whatever of Stargate SG-1 and this was in spite of the fact I was never sure if I even like it.

Dr. Who is terrible. If I watched a few seasons, I could prove it I am sure as this is no matter of opinion but simple fact.

Garbage.

Clear?

And I like mine sort of garbage, just don't tell me this is good programming.
I'll just point out that the sixth episode is probably the first good on since the relanuch. If you'd just held on a bit longer...
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Post by: orthonorm on July 03, 2013, 10:40:29 AM
I tried against my better judgement to watch the reboot of Dr. Who.

I sat through five episodes. Absolutely horrendous.

I could never get past the effects as a kid to watch whatever was on PBS back then, but I tried to like this, as so many seemingly smart people like this.

Gotta chalk folks enjoyment of this up there with LotR, Star Trek and the like.

And listen people, I watched all 10 seasons or whatever of Stargate SG-1 and this was in spite of the fact I was never sure if I even like it.

Dr. Who is terrible. If I watched a few seasons, I could prove it I am sure as this is no matter of opinion but simple fact.

Garbage.

Clear?

And I like mine sort of garbage, just don't tell me this is good programming.
I'll just point out that the sixth episode is probably the first good on since the relanuch. If you'd just held on a bit longer...

Doh!

I'll give it three more episodes.

That, explain to me why some people who would never watch Dr. Who, watch and really like Torchwood.

Is it sexy or something?
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Post by: That person on July 03, 2013, 11:17:00 AM
Yeah, Torchwood is sort of the darker, sexier spinoff. It combines all the camp of Doctor Who with a cast of more morally ambiguous attractive characters, all of whom are bisexual. Lots more sex, lots more violence, lots more stupidity.
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Post by: Iconodule on July 03, 2013, 11:26:45 AM
I tried against my better judgement to watch the reboot of Dr. Who.

I sat through five episodes. Absolutely horrendous.

I could never get past the effects as a kid to watch whatever was on PBS back then, but I tried to like this, as so many seemingly smart people like this.

Gotta chalk folks enjoyment of this up there with LotR, Star Trek and the like.

And listen people, I watched all 10 seasons or whatever of Stargate SG-1 and this was in spite of the fact I was never sure if I even like it.

Dr. Who is terrible. If I watched a few seasons, I could prove it I am sure as this is no matter of opinion but simple fact.

Garbage.

Clear?

And I like mine sort of garbage, just don't tell me this is good programming.

Thank you. I grew up loving the old series. Re-watching the classic stuff, it's far from perfect, but the new show has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I resent that liking Doctor Who now puts me in the same camp as the half-wit enthusiasts of the new Doctor Who. It's horrible. And no, it does not get better after the fifth, sixth, or thirtieth episode. Believe me, because I stuck with the show as long as I could, beyond all reason. Until recently, I would sit through any slop as long as the name "Doctor Who" was appended to it... thank you, new show, for curing me of that.
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 06, 2013, 03:24:16 PM
Watching a 2 hour long youtube video of the big angles at the end of WCWs existence. So horrible. So so horrible. Still better than the boring nwo stuff though.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on July 07, 2013, 09:11:42 AM
Pie in the Sky just started on the local PBS channels.  It's a British detective series with Richard Griffiths (may he rest in Peace) as a very good police detective who really wants to cook and run his own restaurant upon retirement. But his boss won't let him completely leave the force because he's the one who has been solving things for decades and making the chief look good.  It has some light touches and some clever detecting from what I've seen so far.  I prefer mystery/detective programs that aren't grim-dark and gruesome (Yes, Wallender I'm looking at you).

Richard Griffiths played Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter" movies  He was really quite good as an actor and it's nice to see him as a nice, intelligent character with a sense of humour (and in that role a steak and kidney pie recipe that rocks).
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Post by: biro on July 07, 2013, 11:17:50 AM
Sounds good! I think I'll give it a shot.
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Post by: That person on July 08, 2013, 12:08:15 PM
I finished Freaks and Geeks on Netflix. Pretty good stuff all things considered.
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Post by: Arachne on July 10, 2013, 02:53:31 PM
Micro Monsters (http://sky1.sky.com/sky1hd-shows/micro-monsters-3d-with-david-attenborough). Totally not my kind of nature documentary, but eerily compelling. I blame it on Dave A's voice. My son, currently very much enjoying a long-term minibeast project at school, is loving it.
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 10, 2013, 06:24:17 PM
Regarding: Bones

The thing is, when it comes to understanding the subtleties and unspoken implications and social cues of other (especially primitive-exotic) cultures she seems to do just fine. It's only in the context that she should understand best that she stumbles. For example, she could write a dissertation about all the intricacies and complexity of the mating rituals of the bushmen of nowhereland Africa, yet in her own life she doesn't understand why using one man for sex and one for intellectual conversation, without bothering to tell either of them what their roles are in her mind, might be offensive to both men.

Also, Booth became a real *ss after Bones got pregnant. I realize he wants to "protect her" (as though she can't do that herself?), but he treats her like some brittle child in some of the more recent episodes. BTFU.
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 11, 2013, 09:35:06 PM
Was catching up with Breaking Bad, Season 5 earlier. Now watching Burn Notice. This Sonia girl they have is great. And by great I mean hot.

(http://www.bigshotwallpaper.com/wallpapers/alona_tal_hd_5-1920x1080.jpg)
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 12, 2013, 11:57:27 PM
Was watching an old football game on the Big Ten Network, and now that's over and on came... college female gymnastics. Why must you tempt me, Lord? WHY?
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Post by: Kerdy on July 13, 2013, 03:34:42 AM
The Event. 
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Post by: Marc1152 on July 18, 2013, 02:39:03 PM
DRUKEN HISTORY !!!

Anyone seen this? It was on netflix and now on Comedy Central.

The diretor finds someone who has an interest in a particular historical event...Like Gettysburg or the Chicago Riots..whatever. They get him very very drunk. He then narrates the story and actors mouth the drunken words of the drunk narrator.. They also cut to him throwing up or falling down on occasion..

High Art... OMG
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 18, 2013, 08:15:04 PM
New season of Project Runway starts tonight...
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Post by: spyridon on July 18, 2013, 08:21:46 PM
Master Chef season 4. I just concluded that everything I watch on TV is food related. Need to broaden my horizons.
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Post by: spyridon on July 18, 2013, 08:23:08 PM
I cant forget Hells Kitchen either. More dramatic.
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 18, 2013, 08:27:19 PM
My current tv viewing looks like this (not counting baseball games)...

Sunday
Food Network Star

Monday
WWE Raw
Major Crimes

Tuesday
Ink master

Wednesday
MasterChef
Top Chef Masters (starting 7/24)

Thursday
Hell's Kitchen
Burn Notice
Project Runway (starting tonight)

Yes, I like schlocky tv, and even tv that makes a mockery of certain industries. Looking forward to some late summer and fall shows, especially Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, and Biggest Loser.
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Post by: spyridon on July 18, 2013, 08:32:03 PM
That's some good viewing there. I like the Gordon Ramsey shows, we re from the same city so I like to see a local guy do well.
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Post by: That person on July 18, 2013, 09:16:56 PM
Aisha Taylor is doing a good job with Whose Line is it Anyway, but I don't care for most of the guest star stuff.
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Post by: The young fogey on July 18, 2013, 10:18:02 PM
Sunday nights in season: 'Mad Men'.

Most mornings and late nights: Investigation Discovery (ID)'s true crime.

Other favorites, in the reality genre: Animal Planet's 'My Cat from Hell' (Jackson Galaxy, cat behaviorist) and Fox's 'Kitchen Nightmares'. But I wanted to deport Gordon Ramsay after he ripped up Capri, a restaurant nearly intact from 1963, booths and all, that just needed cleaning, turning it into one of his foo-foo places.
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Post by: Arachne on July 19, 2013, 02:45:17 AM
The River reruns are about to start. Must not miss again. It's only eight episodes, after all.
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Post by: Marc1152 on July 19, 2013, 10:39:13 AM
WILFRED !

Very funny...droll.. A man and his talking dog..

Obviously written by people who know dog behavior very well. Non dog owners may not get every reference.

And yes, the Man is the actor who played Froto

 (http://cdn.thescriptlab.com/images/stories/wilfred.jpg)
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Post by: Cyrillic on July 20, 2013, 05:54:02 AM
Anyone here watches Sherlock?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on July 20, 2013, 06:04:44 AM
I've watched it, out of curiosity (too many Cumberbitches for comfort around here). I'd enjoy it more if I didn't find Cumberbatch terminally annoying.
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Post by: Cyrillic on July 20, 2013, 06:16:50 AM
I think he does a good job playing Sherlock Holmes.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on July 20, 2013, 06:19:01 AM
I don't mind the modern reboot, I'm just not sure if it's the hyperactive or the sociopathic bit that annoys me more. :-\

My favourite Sherlock remains Jeremy Brett anyway.
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Post by: Marc1152 on July 20, 2013, 08:17:03 PM
Mysterys at the Museum
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 24, 2013, 07:47:39 PM
Top Chef Masters starts tonight at 10pm...
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Post by: genesisone on July 24, 2013, 08:22:33 PM
Top Chef Masters starts tonight at 10pm...
Thanks for the heads up. Would have missed it. I'll be in bed, but it will be recorded.
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Post by: Marc1152 on July 24, 2013, 09:52:28 PM
I was forced to watch Honey Boo Boo tonight...

Caveat Emptor
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 25, 2013, 01:39:46 AM
Dead Larry is back. I can't believe my eyes.
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 28, 2013, 05:59:04 PM
Top Chef Masters starts tonight at 10pm...
Thanks for the heads up. Would have missed it. I'll be in bed, but it will be recorded.

We didn't even get ten minutes into the first episode, and we were already hearing about how dreamy Curtis Stone is...  ::) 8)
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 28, 2013, 06:01:32 PM
That was one of my favorite Burn Notice episodes of the entire series this past Thursday. And I like the series enough to have 5 of the seasons on DVD. Admittedly it'd not be a good one for those who don't care much about the back story and just want a story-of-the-week thing with lots of explosions and car chases. And it'd also not a good intro to the show. But for me... man was that great.
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Post by: scamandrius on July 28, 2013, 08:27:12 PM
My friends and I have been playing the Game of Thrones board game.  I was looking for any advantage in that game so I finally succumbed and have watched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones.  And it's a lot better than what I thought it would be. I must read the books, too.

I also continue to watch Falling Skies, which is really starting to disappoint me. Last week's episode has been done so many times before on Star Trek.  It's becoming more and more derivative week after week and it seems that the writers don't have material before the big season finale so they're making filler episodes as often as they can get away with it.

As for comedy, I'm still watching religiously Big Bang Theory.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on July 29, 2013, 07:28:07 AM
My friends and I have been playing the Game of Thrones board game.  I was looking for any advantage in that game so I finally succumbed and have watched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones.  And it's a lot better than what I thought it would be. I must read the books, too.

Definitely read the books. There's a lot left out in the show, which makes absolute sense because there's no compressing a thousand pages into ten episodes (and there are elements that would never be allowed on mainstream TV, like underage sex), so the show and game haven't spoilered it too badly for you.
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 31, 2013, 02:18:20 AM
Coming this fall... Junior MasterChef

(http://static.tvgcdn.net/MediaBin/Galleries/Shows/G_L/Jq_Jz/Junior_Masterchef/Season1/junior-masterchef-01.jpg)

Well ok...
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Post by: Ebor on August 07, 2013, 08:51:01 PM
Anyone here watches Sherlock?

I enjoyed many of the little touches and references to the original stories, sometimes reworked for the present such as the "three patch problem".  They worked in Dr. Watson's injury from Afghanistan quite well and I think that Martin Freemansmar does an very good characterization.  Having quite enjoyed Jeremy Brett's portrayal of the Great Detective, who seemed to be a person possibly in the Autism-Asperger's Spectrum with such behaviours as turning on a smile like a "programmed' response that other people expect, I think that B.C.'s Sherlock is also quite interesting.  And just as the written Sherlock Holmes was a relatively young man who used the latest science/technology of Victorian England, this version uses smart phones and the internet, too.

I'm looking forward to finding out just how he didn't end up dead after falling off of the building.

As a side note, I've only seen a couple of clips but I want to see all of B.C.'s film in which he plays a young Stephen Hawking.  He must have studied persons with motor neuron disease to get such small details has holding chalk in a crude grip and walking with canes.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on August 07, 2013, 08:53:46 PM
I don't mind the modern reboot, I'm just not sure if it's the hyperactive or the sociopathic bit that annoys me more. :-\

My favourite Sherlock remains Jeremy Brett anyway.

He was exceptionally good as the World's Only Consulting Detective.  :)
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Post by: Arachne on August 08, 2013, 05:21:22 AM
Right now I'm converting the whole FunnyBones series (all 12 episodes, downloaded from YouTube) into avi files, so that our TV can play them. My son is a big fan of the books, so I bet he's going to enjoy the cartoons as well.
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Post by: Peter J on August 08, 2013, 10:19:18 AM
Nick of Time (The Twilight Zone)
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Post by: Marc1152 on August 08, 2013, 10:54:05 AM
Has anyone mentioned "Naked and Afraid" yet..

They put two trained survival experts, one man and one women into a remote area.. Naked.

Different pair different place each week

lack of shoes seems to be the biggest obstacle.

 
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 08, 2013, 01:42:57 PM
I have not seen that one... though the naked part I find intriguing :)

3 more days till Breaking Bad...
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Post by: Marc1152 on August 08, 2013, 01:47:54 PM
I have not seen that one... though the naked part I find intriguing :)

3 more days till Breaking Bad...

They offer a censored and uncensored version.. I cant tell the difference..All the naked parts are fuzzed out in both.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 08, 2013, 01:49:28 PM
Do they try to hide their naughty bits from each other--I mean, is that a "dramatic" element of the show, or are they usually just resigned to the idea that it's best to just ignore that part of it and get on with things?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on August 08, 2013, 01:53:52 PM
Do they try to hide their naughty bits from each other--I mean, is that a "dramatic" element of the show, or are they usually just resigned to the idea that it's best to just ignore that part of it and get on with things?

Non issue so far. They are hungry and tired. Eventually they cover up some with leaves  or what not.


One time on Survivor a male was asked about all the pretty women in camp.. He said they are cute but they all smell at this point..real bad. 
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Post by: Nicene on August 09, 2013, 05:00:33 AM
I've started rewatching stargate and was waiting for that one episode wherein they deal with Christianity and it didn't dissapoint to be a terribly unoriginal non thought provoking episode.
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 11, 2013, 10:11:30 PM
Tread lightly.
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Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on August 11, 2013, 10:20:12 PM
Watching RT.
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Post by: scamandrius on August 12, 2013, 12:17:27 AM
I recently started watching Under the Dome because it's available on Amazon Instant Video. I've gotten through the first three episodes, which is more than I thought I would.  I've been kind of sucked into it. Don't know if anyone else is watching it, but I have a good feeling because it's based on a Stephen King novel, though I'm apprehensive because a lot of movies/TV shows based on Stephen King books don't always do justice to the work.  I remember reading once where Stephen King bought the rights to Stanley Kubrick's THe Shining because he hated it so much. 
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Post by: That person on August 12, 2013, 01:19:47 AM
Breaking Bad was intense. Also, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is pretty funny.
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 12, 2013, 07:39:02 AM
Breaking Bad was intense.

Indeed. I'm glad they didn't let Hank's investigation of Walt simmer for several episodes. Also, those shots of Walt and Hank in the garage? Those were beautiful. Am I allowed to say that some dude's eyes and face look beautiful? Well anyway they were.

I will say, though, that if I hear once more that Walt is still a sympathetic character I'm going to kill someone.
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Post by: That person on August 12, 2013, 05:35:58 PM
Agreed. Dean Norris deserves some kind of award for that last scene alone.
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Post by: Marc1152 on August 13, 2013, 09:33:21 AM
Breaking Bad was intense. Also, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is pretty funny.

Always Sunny is one of the funniest shows on TV. But they switched from the FX channel to FXx and I am not sure we get it.
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Post by: Marc1152 on August 13, 2013, 09:41:54 AM
Big Brother update:

Aaryn has played the best come back game in BB history. She may win. Her racist comments are going to haunt her forever. Good thing she is so good looking..

Helen is smartest and controls several people, she will probably win if you force me to bet right now.

Amanda or McCrea could win depending on some luck.

Gena Marie is a longshot.. She is dumb as a box of rocks but she has a certain appeal. The chips may fall her way. Nick whom she is obsessed with and was voted out early needs to either get a restraining order or sit back and enjoy once she gets out of the game.

The rest are all floaters of one sort or another and will get the boot in due time.

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Post by: Peter J on August 13, 2013, 11:57:52 AM
But they switched from the FX channel to FXx and I am not sure we get it.

There's an FXx? I guess I haven't been paying close attention; although I do remember when FX had all those commercials about the fact that they have a logo.
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Post by: biro on August 13, 2013, 12:32:30 PM
Tons of episodes of 'Midsomer Murders,' on Netflix streaming.
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 14, 2013, 04:56:39 AM
The Incredible Hulk The original series from the 70's. Good stuff.  :)


Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 15, 2013, 10:09:33 PM
As I watched Burn Notice tonight, and I felt for some reason drawn to the camp of James and Sonya, despite their wicked, dastardly, and thrice-dastardly deeds, I had an inkling of understanding of people who sympathize with Walter White of Breaking Bad. Just an inkling, but something was there. Now Walt has always been an a**hole. I don't care how many times Vince Gilligan repeats the line about how the entire premise of the show is to take a decent and good man and turn him evil. The fact is that, whatever the intentions of the creator of the show, we never saw a good Walt. Starting in the first season we saw a vindictive, petty, Walt. We saw a Walt who was not good, but simply beaten down by the storms of life. The second Walt had any real control over his life his real side came out. Power did not corrupt in the case of Walt, as it almost never does in tyrants. Power does not corrupt, it enables, it facilitates.

I was willing to give Walt a pass with the first killing. Call it self defense. The second one was a bit more difficult to accept, as it clearly was not self-defense, but rather self-interest. But even then I was perhaps willing to look past it. Ironically the turning point for me was an incident rather small when compared to killing someone. When Walt blew up the car of the "Ken wins" guy, that's when I knew who Walt really was. When Walt later treated the grey matter girl like crap, I knew. When Walt murdered Jane--not "let her die" !! No, when he murdered her--I knew. When he manipulated Jesse for the first time and for the hundred and first time, all the while willing to kill people, even innocents, I knew. I suppose I should have known from the beginning. The dude thought cooking meth was a great way to make a quick buck.

I am not off track. Or maybe I am. I loathe Walt. I love Breaking Bad, but I loathe the main character. I did not understand in the slightest the sympathy people still have for him, after all this time. Then tonight I had an inkling. Admittedly, Sonya is nice to look at, and James is a cool character, but that's not it. Their organization is clearly evil, despite what they claim, in tactics if not necessarily in philosophy at all times. I almost don't mind the evil though. Perhaps it's because Michael is conflicted, which gives me a foothold. Mike is clearly upset, yet his going along with some of this seems to me to be more than just doing the job to save all his friends. And maybe I wish he'd stay with the organization and there'd be another season, ha. Well maybe. Where was I going with this? I need a blog...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Hennepin on August 15, 2013, 10:14:07 PM
I don't watch much TV anymore. However, this past spring I really enjoyed The Americans and Vikings. Other than that, I'll watch some Conan, Daily Show, and Colbert. Oh, and some sports.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 22, 2013, 07:55:37 PM
Major Crimes

Catching up on it. They showed, with most of the body off screen, a young woman being suffocated with a pillow by someone. Quite unexpected. I can watch gore and violence up the wazoo in horror and action movies, bit I was quite startled, and even a little disturbed, by this.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on August 22, 2013, 08:03:06 PM
A British police show called 'The Bill.' I like it a lot. Sort of a forerunner to 'Law and Order' and some of the other cop shows. Began in the early 80s. I'm watching year 1 on DVD.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Didyma on August 22, 2013, 09:49:14 PM
Attack on Titan
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 22, 2013, 09:50:52 PM
Michael is switching sides! I knew it! Go team James!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on August 23, 2013, 01:14:29 AM
Attack on Titan

Good choice. Although I haven't seen any episodes since 8 or so... I really need to catch up.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on August 23, 2013, 05:22:09 AM
About to watch the full run of The White Queen.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 25, 2013, 02:56:34 PM
Walking Dead, Season 4 (Preview) (http://www.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/videos/comic-con-trailer-the-walking-dead-season-4)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on August 25, 2013, 04:07:38 PM
I don't watch much TV anymore. However, this past spring I really enjoyed The Americans and Vikings. Other than that, I'll watch some Conan, Daily Show, and Colbert. Oh, and some sports.

Do you know when the next season of The Americans will begin?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Hennepin on August 25, 2013, 04:44:29 PM
Though I don't know for certain, my money would be on January 2014.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 25, 2013, 05:40:56 PM
Just waiting eagerly for the new Breaking Bad tonight.

Until then I'm catching up on the Project Runway episodes I've missed the last few weeks. The Russian Sandro stormed out and got eliminated... strange.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 25, 2013, 06:16:39 PM
Based on looks and personality, I hereby declare that the co-winners of this season of Project Runway should be:

Dom
(http://media.philly.com/images/domstreater_web.jpg)

Kate
(http://tn.ltcdn.com/Lifetime_Project-Runway_5_Kate-The-Veteran_150201_SF_HD_768x432-16x9.jpg)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on August 25, 2013, 06:22:33 PM
Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode 11 has a bunch of EO icon graffiti on some wall somewhere. Anyone living in Albuquerque know of it?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on August 25, 2013, 08:38:49 PM
Watching back and forth between the Chabad telethon and the Niners-Vikings game.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 25, 2013, 09:15:17 PM
Has anyone here watched Six Feet Under? I've heard good things about it. Unfortunately, it's not available on Netflix. But I was wondering if it's worth investing in xfinity or maybe purchasing the first season on DVD. Can anyone give me some thoughts on whether or not it's worth it?


Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 25, 2013, 09:48:52 PM
Wow. Saul dun goofed.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 25, 2013, 11:03:40 PM
I recently started watching Under the Dome because it's available on Amazon Instant Video. I've gotten through the first three episodes, which is more than I thought I would.  I've been kind of sucked into it. Don't know if anyone else is watching it...

I guess it's just you and me.  I was flipping channels and saw a cow getting bisected.  That was enough to get me hooked.  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Kerdy on August 26, 2013, 12:13:10 AM
Hunter
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 26, 2013, 12:19:23 AM
I guess it's just you and me.  I was flipping channels and saw a cow getting bisected.  That was enough to get me hooked.  :)

I saw a person get bisected in a sci-fi-horror-movie once. It was a crappy movie to the 11th degree, but that single scene/special effect of the person getting split almost made it worth watching.  :police:

EDIT--to add, I guess getting cut in half isn't completely unique, but this was very clean and quick, it was some tentacle or lashing out or whatever, and at first the person didn't even know they were cut in half, and then... slowly... they realized... oh crap... and then plop, they fell apart.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on August 27, 2013, 10:22:59 AM
Big Brother Live Feed (spoilers so dont read if you dont want to be ahead of the game)




Amanda and McRae are in the cat bird seat. Amanda won veto... Game wining move

 Aaryn is in real danger of leaving to which I say

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........................0000...ooooo

Amanda needs to go to Elyssa and make a deal. She should ask her to put up Spencer when McRae goes off the block and this time really vote him off in order to save Aaryn.

In return, they will keep her safe next week so at least she gets one more week of life.. In a hard bargain Elyssa could insist on Andy rather than Spencer..  Otherwise, Amanda will oust her next week. Amanda has enough votes under her control at this point to do as she pleases.

Pic of Aaryn..............hey, I'm only human

(http://cdn.bigbrothernetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/aaryn-gries-bb15-02.jpg)



Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Santagranddad on August 27, 2013, 10:52:25 AM
Tons of episodes of 'Midsomer Murders,' on Netflix streaming.

Watching it is a bit like comfort eating. Rural southern England with a murder rate to equal Detroit, or so it seems. Escapism and quaintly gentle with it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 27, 2013, 07:29:36 PM
Shows coming up in the fall that I'm looking forward to...

- Bones (starts 9.16)
- Top Chef (starts 10.2)
- Biggest Loser (starts 10.8)
- Walking Dead (starts 10.13)
- Major Crimes (second half of season starts 11.25)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 27, 2013, 09:14:12 PM
***BUMP***

Has anyone here watched Six Feet Under? I've heard good things about it. Unfortunately, it's not available on Netflix. But I was wondering if it's worth investing in xfinity or maybe purchasing the first season on DVD. Can anyone give me some thoughts on whether or not it's worth it?


Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 27, 2013, 10:40:34 PM
I watched the first episode of Cutthroat Kitchen earlier. It wasn't bad. I don't know if I liked it enough to watch it at the time/day it airs, but if I'm bored I might watch an episode here or there. Also, it's hosted by Alton Brown, which is always a good thing.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 27, 2013, 10:40:52 PM
***BUMP***

Has anyone here watched Six Feet Under? I've heard good things about it. Unfortunately, it's not available on Netflix. But I was wondering if it's worth investing in xfinity or maybe purchasing the first season on DVD. Can anyone give me some thoughts on whether or not it's worth it?


Selam

I know the metal band, but not the tv show.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on August 30, 2013, 05:56:40 PM
Strictly Come Dancing is back on the 7th!

I saw the trailer and had a squee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgprqZQXD1A
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 01, 2013, 10:33:59 PM
Another good episode of Breaking Bad. Not nearly as good as last week, but then that would be impossible.

However, I must say, the volume thing with this show is killing me. The loudest I ever have my TV volume up to (according to how I have it set up) is at about 22. I don't need more, and I don't want more. And usually without a fan blowing the high teens is more than adequate for all sorts of programming. But with Breaking Bad I routinely have to push the volume up to like 32 or 33. There will be these low whispers, and not even whispers but even just low talking, and it will of course be some of the most important lines of the episode, so I need the volume way up. Then in the next scene someone is yelling or tires are screeching or something and it's WAY too loud.

I know, I know, first world problems. People in Podunkland don't complain about such volume problems when they're watching Breaking Bad on Sunday nights. They just take it like champs. Or maybe their HDTVs are better?  ???
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on September 01, 2013, 11:02:30 PM
Tonight I'm watching the cuttlefish episode of 'Nova.'
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 02, 2013, 04:31:19 PM
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Well, I'm watching bits and pieces when the Pirates game is at commercial. I haven't watched this show in quite a few years, ever since I saw an episode where they were criticizing a girl for not being thin enough. The girl, from my point of view, looked anorexic and as thin as a twig as it was. Apparently triple digit weights are anathema or something. Anyway, thankfully we don't deal with this junk at the Pro level around these parts, and cheerleading stays at the high school and college level, where it belongs...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 03, 2013, 03:53:27 PM
Rewatching season 6 of Burn Notice on Netflix. I hadn't noticed how corny it could get at times. I mean, ok, it has Bruce Campbell in it, obviously there's going to be a significant corn/camp factor... but even the writing and such (not just Campbell's delivery/mannerisms) are pretty goofy. I guess maybe the current season is more serious compared to before, and that's why I noticed now. Anyway, still enjoyable...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on September 03, 2013, 03:57:43 PM
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. It's a Mum and Son thing.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: WPM on September 03, 2013, 04:02:48 PM
The congressional debate on Syria & the Middle East.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 06, 2013, 02:28:13 AM
Is there a way for Michael to end up with both Fiona and Sonya?  :angel:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 06, 2013, 06:09:03 PM
I was one of the 25.13 million viewers who watched the NFL game last night. Because of this poor choice I did not see the Burn Notice episode until the rebroadcast at midnight. I feel so disgusted with myself.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on September 06, 2013, 06:18:18 PM
Jesus of Nazareth.  :angel:
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 08, 2013, 07:55:39 PM
Last week Jesse said: "Yeah, Mr. White's gay for me!" The tone was sarcastic, so I didn't give it much attention at the time. But then I saw this pic on facebook and it got me to wondering... could it be true about Mr. White?  :o ??? :P

(http://i.imgur.com/1d4lMUD.jpg)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 08, 2013, 10:18:47 PM
Breaking Bad spoilers -->  ...What the heck was Uncle Jack thinking? What is going onnnnnnn? ... <-- spoilers
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on September 09, 2013, 08:29:41 AM
Breaking Bad spoilers -->  ...What the heck was Uncle Jack thinking? What is going onnnnnnn? ... <-- spoilers

Spoilers:
Walt can't cook for him if he's in prison.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Hinterlander on September 09, 2013, 08:33:17 AM
Danish TV show called Rita.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on September 09, 2013, 08:35:26 AM
Morning overview of the weekend soccer games.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 09, 2013, 12:54:28 PM
Breaking Bad spoilers -->  ...What the heck was Uncle Jack thinking? What is going onnnnnnn? ... <-- spoilers

Spoilers:
Walt can't cook for him if he's in prison.

...Walt also can't cook for him if he's dead, and the guys were shooting straight at where Walt was sitting. Also, if they killed Hank and/or Jesse, who says Walt would cook for them anyway, even if they threatened his life?...
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on September 09, 2013, 03:28:33 PM
Breaking Bad spoilers -->  ...What the heck was Uncle Jack thinking? What is going onnnnnnn? ... <-- spoilers

Spoilers:
Walt can't cook for him if he's in prison.

...Walt also can't cook for him if he's dead, and the guys were shooting straight at where Walt was sitting. Also, if they killed Hank and/or Jesse, who says Walt would cook for them anyway, even if they threatened his life?...
Why am I reading this stuff when I'm not caught up yet?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Santagranddad on September 09, 2013, 03:39:03 PM
Locked Up for being ill! A Panorama special.

A BBC programme about the 25 per cent or so people taken into police custody because of they are in a mental health crisis.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 12, 2013, 09:51:23 PM
And with that, Burn Notice ends. Good ending to the series. Sad. Ultimately satisfying.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 14, 2013, 06:43:38 AM
Big Brother.
The Office [US & UK]. (You people are so derivative. I didn't realize how much this show infected the brains of nearly everyone communicating on the internet. I hadn't seen a scene of either till a few weeks ago.) {The US version is the better in an uncommon turn if you end both series at the same points.}

THE NFL is the worst.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 14, 2013, 02:29:12 PM
THE NFL is the worst.
That might be true, but I can't stop watching.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on September 14, 2013, 05:54:28 PM
But the Bengals are actually good this year!

Orthonorm, I still really want to know your thoughts on Louie. I've come to rather like it and I'm not sure whether you'd love it or absolutely detest it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 15, 2013, 01:12:48 AM
Burn Notice Spoilers.

But the show is over, so I shouldn't have to say that.

Why am I typing in single lines, like a certain someone?

I don't know.

Anyway.

The post.

Love/Hate

The organization James put together.

Love: how he has so much in the way of money and resources that he'll burn down a multi-million dollar home after a weekend of fun just to cover his tracks.

Hate: how he interrogates Michael within an inch of his life, yet hires incompetent goons to back him up, such that 5 men, some with machine guns, and given a 3-4 second heads up, can't manage to shoot someone 20 feet away.

RIP James. We barely knew ye.

RIP Sonya. We wanted to know ye a lot better. Like, alot a lot.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 15, 2013, 06:55:46 PM
Pre-season hockey - Pittsburgh vs. Columbus
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on September 15, 2013, 10:39:17 PM
One more episode of Big Brother left

Gina Marie to win

My God have mercy on us
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 16, 2013, 05:07:17 AM
Really enjoying Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. His gustatory tour of Jerusalem was fascinating TV. Beautiful and heartbreaking.


Selam
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on September 16, 2013, 09:57:03 AM
Firefly on Netflix.  I know, I am behind the times.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on September 16, 2013, 11:33:53 AM
The new series of 'Foyle's War' just started. Wow, it was good!  :)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 16, 2013, 05:44:45 PM
But the Bengals are actually good this year!

Orthonorm, I still really want to know your thoughts on Louie. I've come to rather like it and I'm not sure whether you'd love it or absolutely detest it.

I watched the first two episodes last night.

First = it made me want to kill myself even more than usual.

Second + I appreciate the attempt to pull away from the fauxumentory style, but it hit tone that looks like it constantly wants to break into commercial for beer or a mobile device.

Third - the stand-up parts are better than the stuff draped around them. I don't really know the guy's stuff. It ain't bad.

Fourth ~ why do I have to hate or love something. Since everyone claims I am a contrarian you know you were pushing me into a tepid reaction.

Fifth # I HATE NICK DEPALO.  

Sixth ^ maybe I got to three episodes.

I will watch a little more of it when I my mood in the sylvier side of plath.

Thanks for the recommend and reminder.

The Bengals suck.

I hope you are really let down tonight.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Santagranddad on September 16, 2013, 06:02:00 PM
Sky News on US Navy yard shootings. Tragically lives lost and others wounded. May the dead rest in peace, condolences to their loved ones and best wishes for a speedy recovery to the wounded.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on September 17, 2013, 12:10:31 PM

Third - the stand-up parts are better than the stuff draped around them. I don't really know the guy's stuff. It ain't bad.
His standup is quality. Pretty much all the material in the show comes from his specials, so maybe check them out. He's actually one of the bigger names in comedy these days, the 5th highest earning comic of 2013 according to Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimi45ldg/no-5-louis-c-k/). Mind you, there are two ventroliquists ahead of him on that list, but it's still pretty impressive for a white comedian who uses the n-word in his routine and complains about people who refer to it as "the n-word." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF1NUposXVQ) I suppose I should warn the squeamish that the above link contains the n-word, as well as the f-word, the c-word, and some other words. 
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Fourth ~ why do I have to hate or love something. Since everyone claims I am a contrarian you know you were pushing me into a tepid reaction.
I dunno. It just seems like the sort of unconventional thing you'd have a pretty strong opinion about. I can see the sort of dry and rather depressed kind of humor appealing to you, but given your stated admiration for television shows that take advantage of the medium to build long-term plot arcs, I wasn't sure how you'd react to a show that often abandons storylines mid-episode.
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I hope you are really let down tonight.
I was not.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: monkvasyl on September 17, 2013, 12:26:21 PM
One more episode of Big Brother left

Gina Marie to win

My God have mercy on us

I loved the 1st season, but then it went down hill real fast.  Did anyone catch "Sleepy Hollow" last night?  I'll add this to my list of "Once Upon A Time".
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 18, 2013, 01:00:45 AM
Rewatching the 3rd season of The Walking Dead (Comcast finally has them up).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: SolEX01 on September 18, 2013, 01:13:52 AM
I like NBC's Million Second Quiz although it seemed like a stupid combination of Survivor, Big Brother and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.  The TV ratings have declined from 1.7 on the original episode on September 7 to 0.7 on September 14 when they rebounded back to 1.0 on September 16.

Ryan Seacrest has a future - he can replace Pat Sajak on Wheel of Fortune.

source for ratings info (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_second_quiz)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on September 18, 2013, 10:05:24 AM
One more episode of Big Brother left

Gina Marie to win

My God have mercy on us

I loved the 1st season, but then it went down hill real fast.  Did anyone catch "Sleepy Hollow" last night?  I'll add this to my list of "Once Upon A Time".

The first season was 14 years ago  LOL

BB Finale tonight...............End of summer
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on September 18, 2013, 10:07:46 AM
I've been watching lots of soccer on NBC Sports. Also, the NFL on the standard stations. The preseason in hockey has started, but it seems none of the games have been on the channels I get. They'd better fix that in a hurry.  :P
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 18, 2013, 10:09:23 AM
One more episode of Big Brother left

Gina Marie to win

My God have mercy on us

I loved the 1st season, but then it went down hill real fast.  Did anyone catch "Sleepy Hollow" last night?  I'll add this to my list of "Once Upon A Time".

The first season was 14 years ago  LOL

BB Finale tonight...............End of summer

One of the best productions of theater I ever saw was Vor Sonnenuntergang a la Big Brother.

Mind blowing.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on September 18, 2013, 11:50:44 AM
Looking forward to Strictly Come Dancing again. Mostly Z-listers this year, so at least we're guaranteed a steady stream of Craig acid.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 18, 2013, 12:06:52 PM
Have you ever watched Twin Peaks, Jason?

After Laura's killer was revealed the show dropped in quality real quick but then Lynch had an amazing finale blowout.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 18, 2013, 12:06:52 PM
Firefly on Netflix.  I know, I am behind the times.
Itsa bout time
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Papist on September 18, 2013, 12:27:50 PM
I'm always watching

Scrubs,

30 Rock

Arrested Development

Parks and Recreation

All on Netflix.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: monkvasyl on September 18, 2013, 02:13:20 PM
One more episode of Big Brother left

Gina Marie to win

My God have mercy on us

I loved the 1st season, but then it went down hill real fast.  Did anyone catch "Sleepy Hollow" last night?  I'll add this to my list of "Once Upon A Time".

The first season was 14 years ago  LOL

BB Finale tonight...............End of summer

14 years ago?  I thought it was 12, since I remember 9/11 having near the end of the series and a woman from NYC wanted to go home because, I think, her sister was in the WTC.  It was the only season where everyone liked each other and acted like human beings.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 18, 2013, 02:40:52 PM
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Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 18, 2013, 03:52:31 PM
Have you ever watched Twin Peaks, Jason?

After Laura's killer was revealed the show dropped in quality real quick but then Lynch had an amazing finale blowout.

I sawed the movies as well.

I dated a girl when it first ran who thought David Lynch was mind blowing. For my money at the time he didn't hold a candle to nitrous fueled LSD trips and it was on TV which meant you had to have to some understanding of time to follow it or at least a more pedestrian understanding of temporality than I had.

You have no understanding how frustrating it is to understand the entire scope of the passage of being and not be able to manage to use a TV Guide properly.

I think David Lynch accompanied the end of my use of such psychotropics as well. I was rolling hard and agreed to go to a flick with someone I had bumped into and had a hard time imagining never having had been separate from before. I saw about 32 minutes of Lost Highway before I was certain the walls were moving at such a rate that I would be smooshed before the end of whatever I was watching and I split and ended up asleep in a water fountain.

Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 18, 2013, 03:52:47 PM
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/561399_517289811681722_572839816_n.jpg)

You are creepier than Lynch.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 18, 2013, 05:25:50 PM
You are creepier than Lynch.

Not mine, though I laughed out loud when I first saw it. There is also a version of it with stills from the actual show, but I thought the cartoon one was much funnier.

I wonder who it's creepier for, those who get the joke, or those who don't.  8)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 18, 2013, 08:56:50 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz3g0w9pzG1r3a9fdo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on September 18, 2013, 10:58:42 PM
Andy won BB

Survivor looks good
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on September 19, 2013, 08:49:40 PM
Firefly on Netflix.  I know, I am behind the times.

I watched the pilot last month. Thought I would get into, but so far I haven't.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: biro on September 19, 2013, 08:51:26 PM
Chiefs - Eagles.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on September 19, 2013, 08:52:46 PM
I'm always watching

Scrubs,

30 Rock

Arrested Development

Parks and Recreation

All on Netflix.

I like 30 Rock and Arrested Development. (Though I'm not so sure about the latest A.D.)

I've seen a bit of Scrubs, but it never quite pulled me in.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Peter J on September 19, 2013, 08:53:13 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz3g0w9pzG1r3a9fdo1_400.gif)

Great comedian in general, but I never cared too much for him on that show.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 22, 2013, 05:28:21 PM
So the Steelers game is on tonight, as is the 2nd to last episode of Breaking Bad.  I guess I could watch the Steelers game and then watch the rebroadcast of Breaking Bad at 11:45... but what happens if the Steelers stink again? Then I will be trapped watching them. What a nightmare this could be.

Let's go Steelers!
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 22, 2013, 05:37:10 PM
Have been rewatching the 3rd season of The Walking Dead at about 2-4 episodes a day, and it is much more interesting this way. I hope they don't split up into various groups in Season 4... it's just hard to get much done with any one group when you are trying to give significant screen time to multiple ones.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 22, 2013, 08:11:21 PM
So the Steelers game is on tonight, as is the 2nd to last episode of Breaking Bad.  I guess I could watch the Steelers game and then watch the rebroadcast of Breaking Bad at 11:45... but what happens if the Steelers stink again? Then I will be trapped watching them. What a nightmare this could be.

Let's go Steelers!

It's the first to the last episode and you passed up an opportunity to use penultimate.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 22, 2013, 10:27:47 PM
So the Steelers game is on tonight, as is the 2nd to last episode of Breaking Bad.  I guess I could watch the Steelers game and then watch the rebroadcast of Breaking Bad at 11:45... but what happens if the Steelers stink again? Then I will be trapped watching them. What a nightmare this could be.

Let's go Steelers!

It's the first to the last episode and you passed up an opportunity to use penultimate.

I want nothing to do with Latin or its word-children  >:(
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 22, 2013, 10:34:05 PM
Breaking Bad [spoilers] -->  I can't believe Walt was ready to turn himself in and then Elliot and Gretchen were the thing that changed it. Now it's on. Loved the intro music played at the end of the episode, great touch. I honestly thought Jesse was going to get away. I am going to kill Todd for killing Andrea. I'm going to kill him dead. I loved the way Todd was picking fuzz or whatever off of Lydia. Also, to the entire internets, I TOLD YOU SO about how the phone call last week was not going to get Skylar off scot free or even take the heat off of her. Every single freaking place I went everyone was saying how smart Walt was. Oh yeah, really smart saying that Skylar knew about his illegal and dangerous activities, and essentially saying that he had murdered Hank. That worked really well in helping Skylar out.  Anyway, so yeah. Can't wait for next week. <--
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on September 23, 2013, 12:07:00 AM
Have been rewatching the 3rd season of The Walking Dead at about 2-4 episodes a day, and it is much more interesting this way. I hope they don't split up into various groups in Season 4... it's just hard to get much done with any one group when you are trying to give significant screen time to multiple ones.
I decided to watch Breaking Bad and the second half of the game. It was all very worthwhile.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 23, 2013, 12:20:31 AM
After the dreadful start to the game I ended up watching all of Breaking Bad and then going back to the game, just in time to get my hopes up that they might make a come back, only to have them dashed. Bah.

Also, I'm really getting sick of people calling Jesse a wuss and saying he's emo and all that crap. I understand the Uncle Jack character  doing so; I'm talking about people on the internet.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on September 23, 2013, 10:20:34 AM
So the Steelers game is on tonight, as is the 2nd to last episode of Breaking Bad.  I guess I could watch the Steelers game and then watch the rebroadcast of Breaking Bad at 11:45... but what happens if the Steelers stink again? Then I will be trapped watching them. What a nightmare this could be.

Let's go Steelers!

It's the first to the last episode and you passed up an opportunity to use penultimate.

I want nothing to do with Latin or its word-children  >:(
Then I guess it won't do any good to tell you about the word antepenultimate  ;) :D.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 23, 2013, 11:59:45 AM
So the Steelers game is on tonight, as is the 2nd to last episode of Breaking Bad.  I guess I could watch the Steelers game and then watch the rebroadcast of Breaking Bad at 11:45... but what happens if the Steelers stink again? Then I will be trapped watching them. What a nightmare this could be.

Let's go Steelers!

It's the first to the last episode and you passed up an opportunity to use penultimate.

I want nothing to do with Latin or its word-children  >:(
Then I guess it won't do any good to tell you about the word antepenultimate  ;) :D.

I remember it from Wheelocks... or was it another book...   well either way... begone!  :P
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on September 23, 2013, 12:01:19 PM
Dragons: Riders of Berk.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 23, 2013, 09:19:02 PM
So the Steelers game is on tonight, as is the 2nd to last episode of Breaking Bad.  I guess I could watch the Steelers game and then watch the rebroadcast of Breaking Bad at 11:45... but what happens if the Steelers stink again? Then I will be trapped watching them. What a nightmare this could be.

Let's go Steelers!

It's the first to the last episode and you passed up an opportunity to use penultimate.

I want nothing to do with Latin or its word-children  >:(
Then I guess it won't do any good to tell you about the word antepenultimate  ;) :D.

This is now going to be used in my real life till someone asks me what it means or calls me an idiot. Given the general pitiful state of humanity I am surrounded by, this will be the last word my mortal coil springs.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Romaios on September 23, 2013, 11:13:39 PM
So the Steelers game is on tonight, as is the 2nd to last episode of Breaking Bad.  I guess I could watch the Steelers game and then watch the rebroadcast of Breaking Bad at 11:45... but what happens if the Steelers stink again? Then I will be trapped watching them. What a nightmare this could be.

Let's go Steelers!

It's the first to the last episode and you passed up an opportunity to use penultimate.

I want nothing to do with Latin or its word-children  >:(
Then I guess it won't do any good to tell you about the word antepenultimate  ;) :D.

This is now going to be used in my real life till someone asks me what it means or calls me an idiot. Given the general pitiful state of humanity I am surrounded by, this will be the last word my mortal coil springs.

This is why people in America pronounce filioque erroneously!

Even those with PhDs in Latin. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on September 24, 2013, 10:41:18 AM
When is "Dangerous Grounds" coming back on?

"The Americans" isnt back until Jan 2014

That's what happens when a show is too good for cable..They just cant pull it together fast enough production wise.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 24, 2013, 10:46:08 AM
"The Americans" isnt back until Jan 2014

That's what happens when a show is too good for cable..They just cant pull it together fast enough production wise.

I enjoyed that show thoroughly.  It annoyed me to no end when I learned I'd have to wait that long for new episodes.  I watched the whole first season again, but it wasn't enough. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: J Michael on September 24, 2013, 04:40:24 PM
When is "Dangerous Grounds" coming back on?

"The Americans" isnt back until Jan 2014

That's what happens when a show is too good for cable..They just cant pull it together fast enough production wise.

I've never heard of that.  Is it about poisonous coffee? 8)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 24, 2013, 04:42:31 PM
When is "Dangerous Grounds" coming back on?

"The Americans" isnt back until Jan 2014

That's what happens when a show is too good for cable..They just cant pull it together fast enough production wise.

The insider is back . . .

marc, do you pay attention to the pretty much standard cable season offset from so called network programming?

Too good for cable?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Papist on September 24, 2013, 04:47:45 PM
I'm going to miss the premiere of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tonight... :( sad day.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 24, 2013, 08:26:34 PM
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/561399_517289811681722_572839816_n.jpg)

Another one, not nearly as good, but as a follow up...

(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/09/tumblr_mtem6hPxjK1stp6lqo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on September 25, 2013, 11:04:31 AM
When is "Dangerous Grounds" coming back on?

"The Americans" isnt back until Jan 2014

That's what happens when a show is too good for cable..They just cant pull it together fast enough production wise.

I've never heard of that.  Is it about poisonous coffee? 8)

It follows Todd Carmichael around the world as he hunts for the best grade coffee to use at his chain of coffee houses La Colombe.

He has to go to dangerous areas like in Haiti and Ethiopia and Columbia and go high up into the hills to find a farmer willing to sell directly to his company. He has to navigate around corrupt officials and local gangs etc.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on September 25, 2013, 11:08:23 AM

skip
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on September 25, 2013, 06:17:10 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1. Meth is bad. I wanted to make sure going into this show that I'm in it for the suspense, not to sympathize with felons.

I love the new Nazi characters. I think they're my favorite villains. More down-to-earth to Fring, but more evil and badass, too.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 25, 2013, 08:59:27 PM
I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1. Meth is bad. I wanted to make sure going into this show that I'm in it for the suspense, not to sympathize with felons.

When I was in jail, you were callous toward me.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Agabus on September 25, 2013, 10:13:06 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1. He didn't start to become evil until S2E2, though he more flirted with it than acted on it.

That's as far as I've seen, and probably as far as I will.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Luke on September 26, 2013, 01:08:21 AM
Watched the season opener of Revolution   this evening.  One of the computer geniuses tried to defend his wife during a group mugging and was mortally wounded.  He died with about 15 minutes remaining of the episode, but at the very end of the episode, he woke up. :-\
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on September 26, 2013, 01:52:07 AM
I'm going to miss the premiere of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tonight... :( sad day.

I don't even have tv- internet is far more important. Agents of SHIELD is on Hulu the day after.

Not too shabby. Off to a shaky start like most Whedon projects (Firefly was the rare show where even the first episode was great), but shows a lot of promise.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 26, 2013, 09:49:25 AM
Hey norm, what do you think of House and Dawson's Creek?

I don't think you would like Dr. house much maybe I'm wrong.

Also Buffy Complete is up on Amazon for 100, should I buy?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on September 26, 2013, 11:08:26 AM
Hey norm, what do you think of House and Dawson's Creek?

I don't think you would like Dr. house much maybe I'm wrong.

Also Buffy Complete is up on Amazon for 100, should I buy?

I'm not norm, but if you have Hulu or Netflix, I'd pass. The complete series of Buffy and Angel are on both.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on September 26, 2013, 12:55:17 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1.

In cooking crystal meth?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 26, 2013, 01:41:57 PM
Are they in 4:3 format on Netflix?

If so I'm watching
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 26, 2013, 05:30:04 PM
Are they in 4:3 format on Netflix?

If so I'm watching

4:3 is the format for watching Buffy. Europeans in their race to cultured, had the 16:9 format aired. Americans wanting to be Europeans thought 16:9 had to be better so there are recording in 16:9. (See The Shield for similar problems). The brilliant musical episode is in 16:9.

Thankfully sanity prevailed eventually (unlike in the Shield and only dumb Europeans are watching screwed up framed Buffy episodes and dumb Americans who wish they were Europeans.

Buffy is a rough start. And since it changed TV for all time, it doesn't pop like it did then. The general consensus is probably to skip season one. Maybe start in season two, some would argue three, but that seems like madness to me.

I really don't care. Just watch through season 3. It is only like 32 hours of your life after all.

And it was low budget and shot never expecting to see HD or even DVD, so the "special effects" and stunt doubles look more ridiculous the greater resoluiton you use.

So stream it, but throttle your rich-boy internet connection first.

House makes me laugh sometimes. Not worth looking at after season three. Nothing I would recommend.

Dawson, I watched every episode in German so I would know how to better relate to the German high school girl trapped inside.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on September 26, 2013, 09:48:43 PM
Are they in 4:3 format on Netflix?

If so I'm watching

4:3 is the format for watching Buffy. Europeans in their race to cultured, had the 16:9 format aired. Americans wanting to be Europeans thought 16:9 had to be better so there are recording in 16:9. (See The Shield for similar problems). The brilliant musical episode is in 16:9.

Thankfully sanity prevailed eventually (unlike in the Shield and only dumb Europeans are watching screwed up framed Buffy episodes and dumb Americans who wish they were Europeans.

Buffy is a rough start. And since it changed TV for all time, it doesn't pop like it did then. The general consensus is probably to skip season one. Maybe start in season two, some would argue three, but that seems like madness to me.

I really don't care. Just watch through season 3. It is only like 32 hours of your life after all.

And it was low budget and shot never expecting to see HD or even DVD, so the "special effects" and stunt doubles look more ridiculous the greater resoluiton you use.

So stream it, but throttle your rich-boy internet connection first.

House makes me laugh sometimes. Not worth looking at after season three. Nothing I would recommend.

Dawson, I watched every episode in German so I would know how to better relate to the German high school girl trapped inside.

FBI, CIA, and Interpol have been notified.  :D
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 26, 2013, 11:09:44 PM
Are they in 4:3 format on Netflix?

If so I'm watching

4:3 is the format for watching Buffy. Europeans in their race to cultured, had the 16:9 format aired. Americans wanting to be Europeans thought 16:9 had to be better so there are recording in 16:9. (See The Shield for similar problems). The brilliant musical episode is in 16:9.

Thankfully sanity prevailed eventually (unlike in the Shield and only dumb Europeans are watching screwed up framed Buffy episodes and dumb Americans who wish they were Europeans.

Buffy is a rough start. And since it changed TV for all time, it doesn't pop like it did then. The general consensus is probably to skip season one. Maybe start in season two, some would argue three, but that seems like madness to me.

I really don't care. Just watch through season 3. It is only like 32 hours of your life after all.

And it was low budget and shot never expecting to see HD or even DVD, so the "special effects" and stunt doubles look more ridiculous the greater resoluiton you use.

So stream it, but throttle your rich-boy internet connection first.

House makes me laugh sometimes. Not worth looking at after season three. Nothing I would recommend.

Dawson, I watched every episode in German so I would know how to better relate to the German high school girl trapped inside.

FBI, CIA, and Interpol have been notified.  :D

I do want to let her out. I swear it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 27, 2013, 01:52:43 AM
I'm watching the first episode right now...oh the 90s...

I got all weekend to look forward to this.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Agabus on September 27, 2013, 02:05:08 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1.

In cooking crystal meth?
Cooking meth is the novelty that drives the show, but what’s normal is Walt’s freak out about having cancer and being more or less broke. People do stupid and illegal things when they get scared.

Maybe it's because I live in a high poverty area where I can see these sorts of things play out often enough, but it doesn't seem that strange to me.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on September 27, 2013, 02:38:06 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1.

In cooking crystal meth?
Cooking meth is the novelty that drives the show, but what’s normal is Walt’s freak out about having cancer and being more or less broke. People do stupid and illegal things when they get scared.

Maybe it's because I live in a high poverty area where I can see these sorts of things play out often enough, but it doesn't seem that strange to me.

Perhaps if they contemplated how much Jesus can bench press they would not turn to the manufacture of crystal meth. 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 27, 2013, 02:57:07 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1.

In cooking crystal meth?
Cooking meth is the novelty that drives the show, but what’s normal is Walt’s freak out about having cancer and being more or less broke. People do stupid and illegal things when they get scared.

Maybe it's because I live in a high poverty area where I can see these sorts of things play out often enough, but it doesn't seem that strange to me.

Perhaps if they contemplated how much Jesus can bench press they would not turn to the manufacture of crystal meth. 

Using meth would probably help such contemplation.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on September 27, 2013, 03:15:37 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1.

In cooking crystal meth?
Cooking meth is the novelty that drives the show, but what’s normal is Walt’s freak out about having cancer and being more or less broke. People do stupid and illegal things when they get scared.

Maybe it's because I live in a high poverty area where I can see these sorts of things play out often enough, but it doesn't seem that strange to me.

Perhaps if they contemplated how much Jesus can bench press they would not turn to the manufacture of crystal meth. 

Using meth would probably help such contemplation.

I really enjoyed the discussion of Star Trek's transporter system by Badger and whats-his-face... it expressed the same concerns I'd had for a while.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: William on September 27, 2013, 06:05:31 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1.

In cooking crystal meth?
Cooking meth is the novelty that drives the show, but what’s normal is Walt’s freak out about having cancer and being more or less broke. People do stupid and illegal things when they get scared.

Maybe it's because I live in a high poverty area where I can see these sorts of things play out often enough, but it doesn't seem that strange to me.

It's established in the show that Walter could have gotten the money from Gray Matter.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 27, 2013, 09:28:07 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1.

In cooking crystal meth?
Cooking meth is the novelty that drives the show, but what’s normal is Walt’s freak out about having cancer and being more or less broke. People do stupid and illegal things when they get scared.

Maybe it's because I live in a high poverty area where I can see these sorts of things play out often enough, but it doesn't seem that strange to me.

It's established in the show that Walter could have gotten the money from Gray Matter.

I am with you Willie. The subjective pain of someone becoming some barometer by which to grade their behavior is played out under the umbrella of investigating the so-called American anti-hero. Even worse is when some veneer of nonsensical honor is draped around the sociopathy: like taking care of one's family and being a "man".

Hitler loved his dog. Murderers often have bad childhoods. CEOs want to send the great grand kids to good resorts.

Great. We can be sad for that and still put a bullet in their heads.

But the greatest criticism of Breaking Bad are the numerous plot holes which never get dealt with and the relatively simple dramatic structure that tires pretty quickly of poor self-absorbed Jesse having to be coddled by psychopath daddy Walt.

Interesting enough that I catch up once and a while. Better than most TV for whatever that is worth. One thing is for sure, nothing in the show is edifying. Pure and dumb entertainment. And it is OK for that.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 28, 2013, 04:09:06 PM
Well I made a post but it's gone now, strange.

Anywho, orthonorm why didn't you like Season 3 of the Wire? I can understand Season 5 but not that.

Supposedly Breaking Bad Season 4 is supposed to be the best but I haven't really watched outside of Season 1 yet.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on September 28, 2013, 04:13:29 PM
First week of Strictly: The hilarity was expected. The high scores were not. Eights for the noobs? From Craig, of all people? Preposterous.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 28, 2013, 06:10:06 PM
Orthonorm why didn't you like The Wire Season 3?????

I understand Season 5, although I liked it
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 28, 2013, 07:23:19 PM
Well I made a post but it's gone now, strange.

Anywho, orthonorm why didn't you like Season 3 of the Wire? I can understand Season 5 but not that.

I didn't necessarily not "like" it. But it was much lower quality than the rest of the series. They just didn't know how to get out of the Barksdale / Bell plot arc and move on, so they took characters and made one of their ends a caricature.

Start with the Black Muslim assassin making friends with Robin Hood who nearly killed him last season but decide there can be honor among evil men and join to kill the Art of War reading, Samurai Sword having street tough turn millionaire who got scammed by white property investors all the while taking Econ 101 at evening school who was sold out by his more street smart drug slinging partner.

Those are a few of the cliches / eye rollable elements.

Just the corpse scene. They literally lay him out like Christ and have a dove or two scattering when McNulty walks in. I think (IIRC) the lighting smacks of chiaroscuro emphasizing the "classical" death scene. Then cut to the interior of his ghetto-tasteful Japanese fusion apartment, where McNulty is like: "man who really was the man behind the man we were hunting . . . gosh."



Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 28, 2013, 07:24:34 PM
Which just made season four all the better I guess.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 28, 2013, 07:52:02 PM
I didn't necessarily not "like" it. But it was much lower quality than the rest of the series. They just didn't know how to get out of the Barksdale / Bell plot arc and move on, so they took characters and made one of their ends a caricature.

Start with the Black Muslim assassin making friends with Robin Hood who nearly killed him last season but decide there can be honor among evil men and join to kill the Art of War reading, Samurai Sword having street tough turn millionaire who got scammed by white property investors all the while taking Econ 101 at evening school who was sold out by his more street smart drug slinging partner.

Stringer Bell seemed too intelligent to make the kind of mistakes he did at the tail end of the season, however I wonder if David Simon felt a need to make right of the betrayal Bell did to Avon. I don't see why Omar wouldn't want to team up with that NOI brother because that would move him even closer to the king on the chess board, Avon himself and to take over his organization.

Bell would have been wiser as far as how he tried to force Avon out but maybe that would have been seen as unrealistic? Didn't see a problem with the macroeconomics class he took, I mean obviously he wanted to expand the drug market.

IIRC season 3 was also about police bureaucracy? Maybe I'm thinking Season 4 where Bunny has a free trade zone setup on one block and reduces crimes on the corners. Now that was really fascinating to me.

Quote
Just the corpse scene. They literally lay him out like Christ and have a dove or two scattering when McNulty walks in. I think (IIRC) the lighting smacks of chiaroscuro emphasizing the "classical" death scene. Then cut to the interior of his ghetto-tasteful Japanese fusion apartment, where McNulty is like: "man who really was the man behind the man we were hunting . . . gosh."
LOL.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 28, 2013, 07:56:58 PM
I didn't necessarily not "like" it. But it was much lower quality than the rest of the series. They just didn't know how to get out of the Barksdale / Bell plot arc and move on, so they took characters and made one of their ends a caricature.

Start with the Black Muslim assassin making friends with Robin Hood who nearly killed him last season but decide there can be honor among evil men and join to kill the Art of War reading, Samurai Sword having street tough turn millionaire who got scammed by white property investors all the while taking Econ 101 at evening school who was sold out by his more street smart drug slinging partner.

Stringer Bell seemed too intelligent to make the kind of mistakes he did at the tail end of the season, however I wonder if David Simon felt a need to make right of the betrayal Bell did to Avon. I don't see why Omar wouldn't want to team up with that NOI brother because that would move him even closer to the king on the chess board, Avon himself and to take over his organization.

Bell would have been wiser as far as how he tried to force Avon out but maybe that would have been seen as unrealistic? Didn't see a problem with the macroeconomics class he took, I mean obviously he wanted to expand the drug market.

IIRC season 3 was also about police bureaucracy? Maybe I'm thinking Season 4 where Bunny has a free trade zone setup on one block and reduces crimes on the corners. Now that was really fascinating to me.

Quote
Just the corpse scene. They literally lay him out like Christ and have a dove or two scattering when McNulty walks in. I think (IIRC) the lighting smacks of chiaroscuro emphasizing the "classical" death scene. Then cut to the interior of his ghetto-tasteful Japanese fusion apartment, where McNulty is like: "man who really was the man behind the man we were hunting . . . gosh."
LOL.


See, you can't even keep that storyline contextualized. It is the same season.

Hamsterdam also verged on the scifi.

Season three is arguably the most pedantic.

Is it better than 99% of everything else ever made for TV, yes. But . . .
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 28, 2013, 08:00:57 PM
Were you thrown off by Season 2? Most people who watch the Wire were surprised by how much a turn the show took.

It might actually be my favorite season, love how it ended with the question mark above the Greek.

I thought Season 4 could have done a much better job with the problems of the school system.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 28, 2013, 08:03:44 PM
Were you thrown off by Season 2? Most people who watch the Wire were surprised by how much a turn the show took.

It might actually be my favorite season, love how it ended with the question mark above the Greek.

I thought Season 4 could have done a much better job with the problems of the school system.

I really liked it and showed that show had promise of not turning into a procedural drama. It is the season heavily edit on BET though. You get the bit of the Bell / Barksdale plot, but all that white workingman stuff is out along with the chokti grandpa gangster.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on September 28, 2013, 08:08:42 PM
Season 4 was my favorite of the Wire.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 28, 2013, 08:14:29 PM
Season 4 was my favorite of the Wire.

I am not sure how any sane person could say otherwise. That's without grading on a curve for all the child talent. Cause you don't have to. I am not sure I've ever seen so many kids in a show (real kids, no adults playing them) deliver such fine performances.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 28, 2013, 08:15:00 PM
Season 4 was my favorite of the Wire.

I am not sure how any sane person could say otherwise. That's without grading on a curve for all the child talent. Cause you don't have to. I am not sure I've ever seen so many kids in a show (real kids, no adults playing them) deliver such fine performances.

Certainly it has the best version of the opening music.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 28, 2013, 08:16:23 PM
Has anyone here properly mocked Elementary?

I get chills of the summer's eve variety thinking about it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 28, 2013, 08:17:07 PM
Season 4 was my favorite of the Wire.

What TV are you watching now? Anything new? Out of the way?
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 28, 2013, 11:11:30 PM
Season 4 was my favorite of the Wire.

I am not sure how any sane person could say otherwise. That's without grading on a curve for all the child talent. Cause you don't have to. I am not sure I've ever seen so many kids in a show (real kids, no adults playing them) deliver such fine performances.

Certainly it has the best version of the opening music.
True.

Season 2 a close second. OG.

I actually enjoyed Season 5 regardless if David wrote himself in the story to be invincible. Got the media controlling our reality by way of the knowledge they dispense and distorting the truth.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: JamesR on September 29, 2013, 08:06:22 AM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1.

In cooking crystal meth?
Cooking meth is the novelty that drives the show, but what’s normal is Walt’s freak out about having cancer and being more or less broke. People do stupid and illegal things when they get scared.

Maybe it's because I live in a high poverty area where I can see these sorts of things play out often enough, but it doesn't seem that strange to me.

It's established in the show that Walter could have gotten the money from Gray Matter.

I am with you Willie. The subjective pain of someone becoming some barometer by which to grade their behavior is played out under the umbrella of investigating the so-called American anti-hero. Even worse is when some veneer of nonsensical honor is draped around the sociopathy: like taking care of one's family and being a "man".

Hitler loved his dog. Murderers often have bad childhoods. CEOs want to send the great grand kids to good resorts.

Great. We can be sad for that and still put a bullet in their heads.

But the greatest criticism of Breaking Bad are the numerous plot holes which never get dealt with and the relatively simple dramatic structure that tires pretty quickly of poor self-absorbed Jesse having to be coddled by psychopath daddy Walt.

Interesting enough that I catch up once and a while. Better than most TV for whatever that is worth. One thing is for sure, nothing in the show is edifying. Pure and dumb entertainment. And it is OK for that.

Am I the only one who thinks that acting in the so-called "good old" movies was terrible? Take any of the "classics" like Gone With the Wind" and the acting is HORRIBLE. It seemed extremely forced, artificial, and unreal. Modern movies have at least one advantage over most of their predecessors: better acting.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on September 29, 2013, 11:09:03 AM
Season 4 was my favorite of the Wire.

What TV are you watching now? Anything new? Out of the way?

Nothing really worth mentioning. I tried watching that new show The Bridge but I had to stop after the first few episodes- it could have been great but it stubbornly wallows in Law and Order mediocrity.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Santagranddad on September 29, 2013, 02:16:29 PM
BBC's 'Countryfile' looking at Shropshire's annual Ludlow food and drink festival.

Just watching the ram being taken to tup the ewes. Shropshire sheep are tree friendly and good for conservation purposes and the meat goes down a treat too.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: That person on September 30, 2013, 12:12:24 PM
Asteriktos, it's good to see you so morally absolutist and outraged (referring to your post a few pages back).

I saw Walt as evil season 1 episode 1.
Walt was desperate and acting somewhat understandably during S1E1.

In cooking crystal meth?
Cooking meth is the novelty that drives the show, but what’s normal is Walt’s freak out about having cancer and being more or less broke. People do stupid and illegal things when they get scared.

Maybe it's because I live in a high poverty area where I can see these sorts of things play out often enough, but it doesn't seem that strange to me.

It's established in the show that Walter could have gotten the money from Gray Matter.

I am with you Willie. The subjective pain of someone becoming some barometer by which to grade their behavior is played out under the umbrella of investigating the so-called American anti-hero. Even worse is when some veneer of nonsensical honor is draped around the sociopathy: like taking care of one's family and being a "man".
I feel like the show is definitely aware of how evil Walt is and how thin his excuses are. This is made fairly explicit in the final episode when Walter, in his last hours, admits to Skyler that he was really doing it all for himself. He was a proud and selfish man, and his nobility was just a satisfying self-delusion. While the show goes through effort to make Walter sympathetic early on, that was more of a bait-and-switch operation than anything.
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But the greatest criticism of Breaking Bad are the numerous plot holes which never get dealt with and the relatively simple dramatic structure that tires pretty quickly of poor self-absorbed Jesse having to be coddled by psychopath daddy Walt.
Plot holes tend not to bug me that much, but I honestly can't say I've noticed any notable ones in Breaking Bad. I guess I see your point about the Walt/Jesse relationship developing too slowly, but it certainly isn't static, and neither are their characters. It never got tiresome to me, but that's subjective.
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Interesting enough that I catch up once and a while. Better than most TV for whatever that is worth. One thing is for sure, nothing in the show is edifying. Pure and dumb entertainment. And it is OK for that.
I think you're selling it short there. The show, as I see it, is ultimately about the failure of rationalistic thinking. The Red Egg Review (http://www.redeggreview.org/breaking-bads-crystal-palace/) had an interesting article about the subject.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Nephi on September 30, 2013, 10:53:13 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that acting in the so-called "good old" movies was terrible? Take any of the "classics" like Gone With the Wind" and the acting is HORRIBLE. It seemed extremely forced, artificial, and unreal. Modern movies have at least one advantage over most of their predecessors: better acting.

There is something that makes it considerably harder to suspend disbelief in older films and TV shows that simply isn't present in newer stuff.

Maybe it's not the quality of the acting itself, but rather the style? IDK, and even though I can usually overlook it I still don't particularly like it.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 01, 2013, 12:07:39 AM
Watching MSNBC
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 01, 2013, 12:09:11 AM
Libera nos, Domine...  ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on October 01, 2013, 09:15:49 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that acting in the so-called "good old" movies was terrible? Take any of the "classics" like Gone With the Wind" and the acting is HORRIBLE. It seemed extremely forced, artificial, and unreal. Modern movies have at least one advantage over most of their predecessors: better acting.

There is something that makes it considerably harder to suspend disbelief in older films and TV shows that simply isn't present in newer stuff.

Maybe it's not the quality of the acting itself, but rather the style? IDK, and even though I can usually overlook it I still don't particularly like it.

Actors, back then, had mostly theatrical training and tended to ham it up. It took time, and the building of a cinematic training tradition, to learn the understatement necessary for close-up action. ;)
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 01, 2013, 09:38:57 AM
The Perambulating Deceased starts up again soon.  That show has been hit or miss.  The hits have been like a Daneaxe through butter.  The misses have been As The World Turns.
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on October 07, 2013, 04:53:18 PM
Hannibal


















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Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 08, 2013, 09:34:04 AM
New season of ' Walking Dead' starts this Sunday..

I may not want all the stress

 
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on October 08, 2013, 04:30:27 PM
Game of Thrones, season 3.

I probably should read the books first, but I'm actually enjoying most of the story lines (I really don't care about Jon Snow and his love interest).
Title: Re: What TV shows are you watching?
Post by: Arachne on October 08, 2013, 04:37:32 PM