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« Reply #475 on: Oct 23, 2010, 10:22:51 AM »

I sure do love me some Paul Schneider, though.
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« Reply #476 on: Oct 23, 2010, 12:30:09 PM »

Yeah, we watched some of the first season of P&R last night and I didn't enjoy it as much as seasons 2 and 3.  Seems like going forward they dropped the Office-like painful awkwardness humor and instead started developing the characters.  It gets way better.
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« Reply #477 on: Oct 23, 2010, 01:30:15 PM »

Good to know. I may stick with it in that case. But it's soooo painfully obvious in those early episodes that they're trying to recreate The Office and failing miserably. It's pretty embarrassing.
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« Reply #478 on: Oct 23, 2010, 01:48:21 PM »

"I hate documentaries. They're too preachy, and you can't clap when someone dies because it's real."

Man, Cougartown is actually pretty awesome.
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« Reply #479 on: Oct 23, 2010, 01:56:15 PM »

Y'know, we caught about 10 minutes of an episode of that by accident maybe six months ago and I was shocked by how sharp and edgy it was. I thought Tiskis was going nuts when he was repping for it around the time of its premiere because it looked like just the most awful thing imaginable, but yeah. I've heard a few good things.
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« Reply #480 on: Oct 23, 2010, 04:29:17 PM »

Did it get good? Because the premiere really was the most awful thing imaginable.
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« Reply #481 on: Oct 23, 2010, 06:03:48 PM »

I'VE STARTED SPOOKS, WHICH IS PRETTY DECENT, EVEN IF IT DOESN'T (SO FAR - I'M NEARING THE END OF SERIES 1) PUSH THE ENVELOPE OF THE COPS 'N' ROBBERS GENRE VERY MUCH. BUT, A BRITISH SHOW WITH MORE THAN, LIKE, 3 EPISODES IN IT, SO I'M SET FOR TV FOR THE NEXT LITTLE WHILE.

You sure are. It goes on and on (I actually stopped watching around season 5, it started being too full-on). Seasons 1-3 are my faves (I have them on DVD) and I have a serious Matthew Macfadyen crush as a result of watching it. That first episode really set the tone, though it does calm down sometimes.
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« Reply #482 on: Oct 23, 2010, 07:39:10 PM »

I liked the first series, I finished the last episode yesterday and am onto series two probably tomorrow. imdb tells me that Mr. MacFayden, who, yeah, he does a really good job, is married to Keeley Hawes, who it took me a while to recognize from Ashes to Ashes (Ms. Hawes must be hotter as a 35 year old than she was as a 25 year old, because the other option is that it's her early '80's fashion that I'm into on Ashes to Ashes, and that theory's just not going to hold any water. I guess she's got a new show, now, too).
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« Reply #483 on: Oct 24, 2010, 02:04:27 AM »

Y'know, we caught about 10 minutes of an episode of that by accident maybe six months ago and I was shocked by how sharp and edgy it was. I thought Tiskis was going nuts when he was repping for it around the time of its premiere because it looked like just the most awful thing imaginable, but yeah. I've heard a few good things.

Did it get good? Because the premiere really was the most awful thing imaginable.

I have not watched a single minute of this show, but about a month ago the NY Times ran a little piece about Cougartown's writers & how there were more women on the staff than most shows & how the head writers brought in a lot of material directly from their personal interactions with spouses & c. But the relevant thing here is that they wrote that early on it was all about cougars romancin' hunks and whatnot, but the obvious weakness of that premise became quickly apparent and they had to reframe the show to focus on the friendships between older single adults.

eta: I guess the key is that the adults are OLD and single, I mean. And I found the link, if you're interested:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/arts/television/21cougar.html
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« Reply #484 on: Oct 24, 2010, 10:36:07 AM »

tMO likes the Cougartown, so I've seen bits of it. There's that one dude who is simply an imbicile. Not sure why that grates on me so much, given that I like a lot of shows with lots of imbiciles in them. And it's not so much his character, it's that it feels like the writers have chosen to funnel every idiotic thing they've ever seen a fella do or say into this one character rather than spreading it around. Again, not sure why it feels different, but it does.
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« Reply #485 on: Oct 24, 2010, 10:16:05 PM »

So having now seen the first 2 episodes of Terriers, I'm really liking it.  It reminds me a lot of the Rockford Files. 
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« Reply #486 on: Oct 24, 2010, 10:45:34 PM »

Watched the new modern-day re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes tonight on PBS—I gather it's a new series? It was surprisingly good. The guy who plays Sherlock looks like an alien and alternates between blank glares and over-the-top scenery-chewing.
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« Reply #487 on: Oct 24, 2010, 11:39:20 PM »

I saw a bit of it, but I was mostly just disappointed that they didn't take the Mormon bandit theme from the original Study in Scarlet and run with it.
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« Reply #488 on: Oct 24, 2010, 11:57:54 PM »

I am going to on demand the shit out of that this week. I love most of Mystery (except Foyle's War and Poirot) so I'll probably be into it.
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« Reply #489 on: Oct 25, 2010, 11:39:53 AM »

OK, so I'm in with davy and mixed cats and whoever else on this: somebody showed me some episodes of Adventure Time the other day, and I laughed my ass all the way off.  ALSO WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY TELL ME JOHN DIMAGGIO IS THE DOG.

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« Reply #490 on: Oct 25, 2010, 12:24:54 PM »

SORRY
but also YOU'RE WELCOME
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« Reply #491 on: Oct 25, 2010, 12:26:48 PM »

Hell yes. I am having severe withdrawal symptoms. It's been like a week since I've seen an episode! They come on at all the wrong times!
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« Reply #492 on: Oct 25, 2010, 12:30:36 PM »

New one tonight!

Our DVR is basically a receptacle for Adventure Time and Top Gear and nothing else.
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davy
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« Reply #493 on: Oct 25, 2010, 12:44:40 PM »

Adventure Time stands as the only currently compelling reason for me to have a DVR. And it is hell of compelling.
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« Reply #494 on: Oct 25, 2010, 12:57:11 PM »

Word.  Now I've gotta go home and watch a shitload more of those episodes, because

a) the show is funny, and
b) Bender Is Great
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« Reply #495 on: Oct 25, 2010, 08:40:51 PM »

I'm only 8 minutes into the 2nd ep of 5th season BtVS and I already am trying to strangle Dawn through my computer screen. How am I supposed to make it a whole season? GOD I HATE HER
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« Reply #496 on: Oct 25, 2010, 08:43:49 PM »

Ha! She looks and acts pretty much exactly like my sister at the age of 15. Like, Anne the Man basically WAS Dawn. (So I always liked her)
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« Reply #497 on: Oct 25, 2010, 08:47:28 PM »

New boardwalk was quite good (im a sucker for violence and nudity). I'm still not hooked though. Maybe it is poor character development, but if it were cancelled tomorrow is be like meh
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« Reply #498 on: Oct 25, 2010, 11:56:31 PM »

I'm only 8 minutes into the 2nd ep of 5th season BtVS and I already am trying to strangle Dawn through my computer screen. How am I supposed to make it a whole season? GOD I HATE HER

It gets better.

And then, when season 6 arrives, it gets worse.
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« Reply #499 on: Oct 26, 2010, 12:24:20 AM »

Have you seriously never seen it before h-dogg?  I never got the Dawn-hate.  She's the little sister; she's supposed to be annoying.  Like, the entire point of the character is that she's annoying, but you're stuck with her, even if her origin makes zero sense, so I love that show bore that out on a barely-meta level.
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