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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2205 on: July 22, 2015, 12:33:43 PM »
Mini spoiler Alert taken from watching Big Brother live feed..


Turn back now if you would rather not know before Wed. show


Audrey the Trans house guest, had some sort of a meltdown..

She was in the diary room for five or six hours and then once she left missed two competitions and got put up on the block after that.

We dont know if she has some sort of illness or a mental breakdown...If it is the later then that would not be so good considering her Trans status.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2206 on: July 22, 2015, 12:39:50 PM »
Watching "Cops." "Jail" was on before that. I really like the "Jail" show. I hope they put it on Hulu.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2207 on: July 22, 2015, 12:53:55 PM »
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!

Finished Season 6 of White Collar.  Meh.  I liked the show in general but it became so cliche where you knew what was going to happen in every episode.  Even Neal's "death" was so obvious a fake.
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« Reply #2208 on: August 07, 2015, 09:21:15 PM »
Well JamesR, I can't promise that this new TV show will be any good (the name is certainly abominable), but the new Walking Dead series, called 'Fear the Walking Dead,' which premiers August 23rd on AMC, seems to be focused on the type of thing you mentioned earlier in the thread as something you want from a horror show:

"Set in Los Angeles, the series follows a divorced male teacher, a female guidance counselor, and her two children–a son and a daughter–in the opening stages of the zombie apocalypse as they come to terms with the impending collapse of civilization." (Wiki)

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2209 on: August 08, 2015, 12:12:44 AM »
Mr. Robot on the USA channel is really enjoyable for me. The main guy's character reminds me of a compilation of a few people in this forum except he's much more cheerful.  :)
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2210 on: August 08, 2015, 10:25:57 AM »
The Last Ship came back on last week for another season... Still unwatchable.. I only made it through the first 20 minutes and then had to walk away.

Todd Carmichael has a new Coffee/Adventure/Travel show starting  Sept. 14th on the Travel Channel.. No more "Dangerous Grounds" episodes, it ran it's course.

"Fear the Walking Dead", the spin off, starts 8/23

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2211 on: August 08, 2015, 11:52:19 AM »
So glad the English Premier League has started again! Now I have something to do Saturday morning. :)
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2212 on: August 09, 2015, 01:35:36 PM »
Clone Wars, complete season 2. It started showing at 4am; thank goodness for the Sky box.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2213 on: August 09, 2015, 02:05:35 PM »
Baseball.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2214 on: August 19, 2015, 01:21:38 AM »
1st season of X-files on Netflix.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2215 on: August 19, 2015, 09:18:44 AM »
I just finshed watching season one of Outlander. Very awesome show. Unfortunately, the last two episodes of the season were probably the most horrifically traumatizing cinematic experiences of my entire life. I'm pretty callous as far as that sort of thing goes, but the last episode especially was a bridge too far.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2216 on: August 19, 2015, 09:24:16 AM »
So you are recommending Outlander? Except for the ending?  :o
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2217 on: August 19, 2015, 09:26:05 AM »
So you are recommending Outlander? Except for the ending?  :o
I can't decide. I'm not not recommending it. I suppose I'm saying, proceed with caution. And a fast forward button.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2218 on: August 19, 2015, 09:29:40 AM »
Is it a sin to watch "Breaking Bad?"
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2219 on: August 19, 2015, 09:31:30 AM »
Is it a sin to watch "Breaking Bad?"
I've never seen it, but I suppose it could be for some.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2220 on: August 19, 2015, 04:41:04 PM »
Is it a sin to watch "Breaking Bad?"

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2221 on: August 19, 2015, 04:59:22 PM »
Is it a sin to watch "Breaking Bad?"

No, but to act upon it, is.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2222 on: August 19, 2015, 04:59:41 PM »
Why the hell am I still watching Under the Dome?
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2223 on: August 19, 2015, 05:04:28 PM »
North Woods Law, on Animal Planet.

They used to have a show called Emergency Vets. I can't seem to find it on DVD. There are a few clips on You Tube.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2224 on: August 19, 2015, 06:15:00 PM »
Is it a sin to watch "Breaking Bad?"

It is a very good way to learn how to put into practice that verse in the Psalms and St. Paul: "Be angry, and sin not."

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2225 on: August 22, 2015, 06:26:22 AM »
I've finished Flashforward - I know it's relatively old, but eventually, after years of one of my friends recommending it (as I like such motives of travelling in time, the questions related to it etc.) I found some spare time to watch it. I wish there were more seasons

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2226 on: August 23, 2015, 11:31:25 PM »
Fear the Walking Dead

It was pretty good
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2227 on: August 23, 2015, 11:35:02 PM »
"Sherlock." Second episode of season two is on PBS tonight.
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« Reply #2228 on: August 24, 2015, 07:54:03 PM »
Fear the Walking Dead

First episode was fine for establishing the series I suppose. IMO they did a decent job at setting it apart from TWD with pacing, tone, etc., but without seeming like they were trying too hard or using gimmicks just for the sake of differentiating themselves. For the time being I'm going to assume that the name was more about business rather than the actual television show delivered--increasing merchandising sales, longevity and possibilities; and more importantly trying to move forward in such a way that the shows seem not like an Original + spinoff, but rather like a franchise (multiple tv shows, merchandise, video games, graphic novels, etc.), especially for making deals now and later with Netflix or a cable channel or whoever is willing to pay the most for the broadcast/streaming rights.

Some of it was kind of meh/dry, but the only thing that got on my nerves was how everyone was on the phone, always, in every scene, ever. Ok, I get that that's realistic for 2015. I also get that it sets up for later when there is no phone service. I still found it annoying. I did like some of the restraint. The bit about how the guy couldn't fix his relationship with his own son by helping his girlfriend's son was a bit hammer-over-head with that point, but them letting his body language being the majority of the response was good I thought. They also didn't rely too awful much, I thought, on the fake scary moments, where they make things tense and build your expectation of some kind of surprise but then just have it be something normal (like the principle turning around suddenly when doing the evaluations).

With a few things I wasn't sure what to think, probably because I've no experience with them. First I assume that the affect the junkie son had was due to use/withdrawal, and not just the normal way he moves. Having never been around someone using or going through withdrawal I have little idea what that actually looks like. The other thing was the sirens and 'action' going on in the background throughout the episode. Is this normal in LA? Is that why the main characters didn't seem to give it a second thought (except the scene with the onramp)? Also, according to the one line there have been incidents in five states. Have there really been that many incidents of dead people attacking, and yet it's still either not being paid attention to or is being kept quiet by the government? Only people who 'read the internet too much' believe such things apparently. *shrugs*
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2229 on: August 24, 2015, 08:11:15 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2230 on: August 28, 2015, 06:25:56 AM »
getting a bit bored with constant repeats of Castle, truth be told. Looking forward with great anticipation to the new series of Doctor Who.
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« Reply #2231 on: August 28, 2015, 10:10:03 PM »
Midsomer Murders.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2232 on: August 29, 2015, 06:35:32 PM »
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« Reply #2233 on: August 29, 2015, 07:39:19 PM »
Pre-season NFL football. :)
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« Reply #2234 on: August 29, 2015, 10:42:43 PM »
Walking Dead *SPOILERS*

Have been rewatching the last few seasons of The Walking Dead. Saw the episode tonight where Tyreese dies. Still absolutely love that POV shot towards the end as the zombies crash through the gates. His death got a much stronger reaction out of me this time (if I remember correctly how I reacted last time), I guess because I wasn't still recovering from the realization that Beth was gone (that Beth Death [har har] was a horrible misstep, in concept/execution if nothing else). Saw the episode 'Self Help' yesterday (back story of Abraham, reveal that Eugene was fraudin); still my favorite of the series so far.


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« Reply #2235 on: August 31, 2015, 09:09:10 PM »
Fear the Walking Dead

Episode 2

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« Reply #2236 on: August 31, 2015, 09:19:12 PM »
"Cadfael," 'The Devil's Novice'
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2237 on: August 31, 2015, 11:20:22 PM »
"Cadfael," 'The Devil's Novice'

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2238 on: August 31, 2015, 11:26:12 PM »
I watched the series finale of Falling Skies.  SPOILER ALERTS!It was, in many ways, a direct rip off of the final scene of Aliens. 

Also, there were too many plot lines that took episodes to develop only to have them resolved in 2 minutes, an "origin" story which really didn't make sense and a couple of major loose ends not tied up:  What is going on with the Dornia? How was Anne healed and by whom?  What ever happened to the Skitter Rebellion?  What happened to the reeducation camps?  What happened to the experiments on human beings? I think they just wanted to wrap things up and in a hurry.
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« Reply #2239 on: August 31, 2015, 11:30:02 PM »
Giants beating Dodgers!
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2240 on: September 01, 2015, 12:07:18 AM »
Giants beating Dodgers!
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« Reply #2241 on: September 01, 2015, 12:26:38 AM »
Giants beating Dodgers!
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Go, Dodgers. I hate SF.

I too love the Dodgers....until about 10 minutes ago.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2242 on: September 01, 2015, 02:56:44 PM »
Fear the Walking Dead

First episode was fine for establishing the series I suppose. IMO they did a decent job at setting it apart from TWD with pacing, tone, etc., but without seeming like they were trying too hard or using gimmicks just for the sake of differentiating themselves. For the time being I'm going to assume that the name was more about business rather than the actual television show delivered--increasing merchandising sales, longevity and possibilities; and more importantly trying to move forward in such a way that the shows seem not like an Original + spinoff, but rather like a franchise (multiple tv shows, merchandise, video games, graphic novels, etc.), especially for making deals now and later with Netflix or a cable channel or whoever is willing to pay the most for the broadcast/streaming rights.

Some of it was kind of meh/dry, but the only thing that got on my nerves was how everyone was on the phone, always, in every scene, ever. Ok, I get that that's realistic for 2015. I also get that it sets up for later when there is no phone service. I still found it annoying. I did like some of the restraint. The bit about how the guy couldn't fix his relationship with his own son by helping his girlfriend's son was a bit hammer-over-head with that point, but them letting his body language being the majority of the response was good I thought. They also didn't rely too awful much, I thought, on the fake scary moments, where they make things tense and build your expectation of some kind of surprise but then just have it be something normal (like the principle turning around suddenly when doing the evaluations).

With a few things I wasn't sure what to think, probably because I've no experience with them. First I assume that the affect the junkie son had was due to use/withdrawal, and not just the normal way he moves. Having never been around someone using or going through withdrawal I have little idea what that actually looks like. The other thing was the sirens and 'action' going on in the background throughout the episode. Is this normal in LA? Is that why the main characters didn't seem to give it a second thought (except the scene with the onramp)? Also, according to the one line there have been incidents in five states. Have there really been that many incidents of dead people attacking, and yet it's still either not being paid attention to or is being kept quiet by the government? Only people who 'read the internet too much' believe such things apparently. *shrugs*

I thought the 2nd episode was considerably better.. I also noticed all the cell phone use.

I did like the idea that very few people were paying attention to what was going on ( People being shot 20 times without going down.........etc. ). The Tobias character was very good, he was ahead of the curve.. He had the best line "Can I have my knife back now please"

I thought it was scary. The idea of trying to retrieve your kids but then being cut off and separated from everyone else, pushes buttons. "I will meet you in the desert"... Sure you will. Maybe by season three.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2243 on: September 03, 2015, 05:42:05 PM »
Fear TWD SPOILERS

I thought the 2nd episode was considerably better.. I also noticed all the cell phone use.

I did like the idea that very few people were paying attention to what was going on ( People being shot 20 times without going down.........etc. ). The Tobias character was very good, he was ahead of the curve.. He had the best line "Can I have my knife back now please"

I thought it was scary. The idea of trying to retrieve your kids but then being cut off and separated from everyone else, pushes buttons. "I will meet you in the desert"... Sure you will. Maybe by season three.

If I watch it again before next Sunday maybe I'll add some details, but my main issues were...

1) They did that thing where a character keeps information to themselves for no good reason. Ok, maybe sometimes there is the worry that the person you say it to will think you're nuts, but if that's the case you could at least tell half of it or something. There were at least 2 or 3 instances of this in the episode. I thought the one with Travis and his ex-wife was the most annoying. I was ready to yell at my screen: "Travis! She has said 17 times now something about parental rights and court ordered stuffs. Would you please tell her that it's a life and death thing having to do with a virus outrbreak!?!?" Another example, though a more understandable one, was when Travis called his son. Another example when the daughter was with her boyfriend, though again that's an example where telling the full story would have probably caused more trouble than not saying.

2) I did not find the scene where the main actress (name?) saw the zombie version of her colleague Art at all convincing. Admittedly they asked her to pull off a difficult task. First we as the audience already know what things are like and what the future holds, so as much as we try to suppress that and see things from the apocalypse-newbie perspectives of the characters, it's difficult. Second, this scene was, if I remember correctly, mere hours after she saw what happened with Mr. Smooth Drug Dealer (man, I need to learn these names). They need to get out of town! Quick! ZOMG! Warning warning Will Robinson! Danger!   ... . .  and yet, she sees Art and it's like, awww, poor Art, we're gonna get you some help, mkay? Oh, hey, let me get right up on you for a closer look at your zombie eyes and the blood splattered all over you.

Meh. To pull that off they would have had to convince me that something else was there, like she was in shock and just couldn't believe this was happening, especially to someone she cared about (similar to how some people won't accept the news a loved one has died when they first hear of it). Something. I dunno. But that's hard to get across in a TV show, especially one where we're only two episodes in and thus have very little understanding of the quirks and tendencies and desires and such of the characters. Plus... I just thought the acting was plain bad in that scene.

3) After the first episode, some critics said that Travis was boring or too vanilla, but I mostly disagreed. After this week I still think there's potential there, but I'm much less optimistic/certain.

4) Tobias. I don't mind the character, I'm just confused about what he was doing at the school. Do I have my timeline completely messed up? Wasn't the woman there, and Tobias found here there, like that evening? So did Tobias go back for the food and just happen to see here there? Or also for the knife? Was he going to break locks and door and such? What is so special about that knife? You can't pick one up at Walmart or something? :P

Anyway, that's what comes to mind. I still have good hopes for the series...
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« Reply #2244 on: September 14, 2015, 02:40:03 PM »
That episode of Fear the Walking Dead from last night may have been the single most awful horrible terrible hour of television that I've ever watched. I mean, TWD had an entire season of episodes ranging from truly awful to mediocre (at best), but I at least had some interest in some of the characters and storylines. This show, though, has given me almost nothing so far to like--with the only exception being Daniel (the barber from El Salvador)--and a ton to get annoyed by. Many critics/fans are talking about how these characters don't know what we know and how they're acting like normal people would act in such a situation.

No, sorry, nope, not so.

Even in NORMAL life, if I see someone foaming/bloodied at the mouth, covered in blood, growling like an animal, eyes all messed up, and they are lunging at me like they're trying to bite me, then I would not respond by walking up to them and gently saying "It'll be ok, you're just sick, we'll help you, mkay?" The way these characters are acting is NOT believable for 'normal' situations. It's not even believable for normal fictional situations. Now let's put them in a world where--and they don't know about zombies since this is some bizarre world where no one has ever thought of that concept--police have to shoot people a dozen times to stop them and the world is going crazy (rioting, looting, power grid down, hospital being evacuated and patients shot, etc.)  How is this even close to believable?

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2245 on: September 15, 2015, 02:07:57 AM »
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« Reply #2246 on: September 15, 2015, 07:18:00 AM »
Hand of God is an Amazon Prime freebie and with all the other good stuff about Amazon, this is definitely not one of them.
Actually the plot is making me stupider (still possible), the sound at critical moments has actors mumbling quietly key elements in single monosyllabic tones but only once, although their constant unnecessary use of foul language displays great diction and sound engineering. The acting is about average to poor, but plenty of distractions in the form of breasts and buttocks.
The premise and title caught me; I'd give you a spoiler alert but I after the few episodes I watched, I won't know how it ends.
The plot is a powerful man (a judge and town scion) has a brilliant software engineer son who's brain dead due to a suicidal attempt which he committed per the rape of his wife which he was forced to watch. This act was done by two cops sent to steal his new computer program. The Hand of God is the name of a Christian church founded by a pretty-boy and his whoring wife as a scam, which takes in the protagonist who hears his son as the Voice of God directing him to murder.
Yeah. and then it goes downhill.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2247 on: September 15, 2015, 02:34:47 PM »
That episode of Fear the Walking Dead from last night may have been the single most awful horrible terrible hour of television that I've ever watched. I mean, TWD had an entire season of episodes ranging from truly awful to mediocre (at best), but I at least had some interest in some of the characters and storylines. This show, though, has given me almost nothing so far to like--with the only exception being Daniel (the barber from El Salvador)--and a ton to get annoyed by. Many critics/fans are talking about how these characters don't know what we know and how they're acting like normal people would act in such a situation.

No, sorry, nope, not so.

Even in NORMAL life, if I see someone foaming/bloodied at the mouth, covered in blood, growling like an animal, eyes all messed up, and they are lunging at me like they're trying to bite me, then I would not respond by walking up to them and gently saying "It'll be ok, you're just sick, we'll help you, mkay?" The way these characters are acting is NOT believable for 'normal' situations. It's not even believable for normal fictional situations. Now let's put them in a world where--and they don't know about zombies since this is some bizarre world where no one has ever thought of that concept--police have to shoot people a dozen times to stop them and the world is going crazy (rioting, looting, power grid down, hospital being evacuated and patients shot, etc.)  How is this even close to believable?

I will keep watching and hopefully the characters will develop more.. Mediocre..
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2248 on: September 15, 2015, 02:35:25 PM »
Big Brother is wrapping up..Worst season ever.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2249 on: September 15, 2015, 02:51:10 PM »
Can I just say for me, the most anticipated part of the upcoming episodes of  Fear the Walking Dead is which one of these lame, clueless people gets eaten first!  I love me some good post-apocalyptic sci-fi, but either these are really what most modern Americans are like, or they are just too stupid for their own long-term survival.  I think I'd be more entertained if this were Fear the Walking Dead with the Kardashians.  I'll still be watching next week anyway.  A good zombie train wreck show  is still better than Dancing with the Stars.  (My bet on first to go? Crushed leg/barber's wife)
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On the spiritual path somewhere between the Simpsons and St. Theophan the Recluse, but I still can't see the Springfield city limits sign yet.