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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #900 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

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #901 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

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #902 on: July 01, 2013, 08:39:24 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #903 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #904 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #905 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #906 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #907 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.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #908 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #909 on: July 07, 2013, 11:17:50 AM »
Sounds good! I think I'll give it a shot.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #910 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #911 on: July 10, 2013, 02:53:31 PM »
Micro Monsters. 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #912 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #913 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.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #914 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #915 on: July 13, 2013, 03:34:42 AM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #916 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #917 on: July 18, 2013, 08:15:04 PM »
New season of Project Runway starts tonight...
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #918 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #919 on: July 18, 2013, 08:23:08 PM »
I cant forget Hells Kitchen either. More dramatic.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #920 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #921 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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« Reply #922 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #923 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #924 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #925 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

 
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #926 on: July 20, 2013, 05:54:02 AM »
Anyone here watches Sherlock?
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #927 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #928 on: July 20, 2013, 06:16:50 AM »
I think he does a good job playing Sherlock Holmes.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #929 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #930 on: July 20, 2013, 08:17:03 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #931 on: July 24, 2013, 07:47:39 PM »
Top Chef Masters starts tonight at 10pm...
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #932 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #933 on: July 24, 2013, 09:52:28 PM »
I was forced to watch Honey Boo Boo tonight...

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #934 on: July 25, 2013, 01:39:46 AM »
Dead Larry is back. I can't believe my eyes.
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« Reply #935 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #936 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #937 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.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #938 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #939 on: July 31, 2013, 02:18:20 AM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #940 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.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #941 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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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #942 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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Offline Peter J

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #943 on: August 08, 2013, 10:19:18 AM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #944 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.

 
Your idea has been debunked 1000 times already.. Maybe 1001 will be the charm