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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #585 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #586 on: February 01, 2013, 08:35:18 AM »
I refuse to watch any new episodes of '30 Rock'.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #587 on: February 01, 2013, 08:57:46 AM »
I refuse to watch any new episodes of '30 Rock'.

Same here.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #588 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #589 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #590 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #591 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #592 on: February 09, 2013, 07:44:51 PM »
Remembrance of the Daleks. I love the Seventh Doctor.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #593 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.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #594 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #595 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #596 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #597 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #598 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #599 on: February 09, 2013, 11:55:41 PM »
Doctor Who (addicted) and Downton Abbey (addicted.) 

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #600 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #601 on: February 10, 2013, 02:08:32 AM »
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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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #602 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #603 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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« Reply #604 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #605 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.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #606 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.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #607 on: February 10, 2013, 06:05:14 AM »
The Rifleman

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #608 on: February 11, 2013, 08:58:06 PM »
Catching up on last night's The Walking Dead on AMC TV.
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« Reply #609 on: February 11, 2013, 08:59:21 PM »
the film with Will Smith was utter garbage though.
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« Reply #610 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.  ;)
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« Reply #611 on: February 11, 2013, 09:18:40 PM »
That should have been amctv.com...  :)
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #612 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.
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« Reply #613 on: February 12, 2013, 04:53:18 AM »
The Walking Dead  *SPOILERS*


...

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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
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« Reply #614 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. 

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« Reply #615 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.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #616 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! 
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #617 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.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #618 on: February 12, 2013, 11:33:48 AM »
The Walking Dead  *SPOILERS*


...

..

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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.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #619 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.
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« Reply #620 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.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #621 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! 

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« Reply #622 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!

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« Reply #623 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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I'd rather play Plants vs. Zombies...

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #624 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!

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)!?

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #625 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.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #626 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.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #627 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. 
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #628 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.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #629 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.