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Greg Nog
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« Reply #275 on: Apr 29, 2012, 05:47:18 PM »

Oh, that's fucking good.
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« Reply #276 on: Apr 30, 2012, 12:38:05 AM »

Do other people have that issue? Do the lawyers in the crowd not like watching legal shows, etc?
Occasionally I like to get drunk, watch a Law & Order spinoff, and shout imprecations at the screen.

"OBJECTION!  LEADING!  ASSUMES FACTS NOT IN EVIDENCE!  4TH AMENDMENT, 5TH AMENDMENT, 6TH AMENDMENT, FUCK YOU YOU DUMB MOTHERFUCKERS!  HE WALKS!"
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« Reply #277 on: Apr 30, 2012, 10:29:18 AM »

I want to get drunk and watch Law & Order with you sometime.
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« Reply #278 on: Apr 30, 2012, 11:01:41 AM »

same. can we skype it or something? I usually dislike the law and order type shows but if you were yelling that stuff at the tv the whole time it'd make everything better.
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« Reply #279 on: Apr 30, 2012, 03:34:09 PM »

Damn both Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky look freaking *fantastic*
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« Reply #280 on: Apr 30, 2012, 03:38:12 PM »

Also: he can be a gold-plated fuckin shit-gibbon

This episode was a good bit stronger I think
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« Reply #281 on: Apr 30, 2012, 03:49:18 PM »

I thought it was a bit underwhelming, much like the first actually. Pleasant enough that I'll keep watching and hoping it gets better though!
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Antero
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« Reply #282 on: May 01, 2012, 02:44:08 AM »

Legend of Korra has some interesting subtext going on.  I wonder where they're going to take it.
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« Reply #283 on: May 01, 2012, 02:03:39 PM »

1. Giancarlo Esposito is going to be in the season finale of Community
2. which is 90 minutes long
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« Reply #284 on: May 01, 2012, 02:56:17 PM »

Do other people have that issue? Do the lawyers in the crowd not like watching legal shows, etc?
I rather enjoy the bits where CSI goes to the lab with a sample, sequences the DNA, and comes back with a perfect match, all within the time it takes for one Moby bass loop to cycle three times.
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« Reply #285 on: May 07, 2012, 09:59:41 PM »

There seems to be an excessive amount of cold killing on this season of Justified. I'm not sure I'm into that (four episodes in).
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« Reply #286 on: May 10, 2012, 06:02:18 PM »

hahaha, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and Community are all receiving abbreviated final seasons next year.

your tears are so delicious internet

let me taste them
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« Reply #287 on: May 10, 2012, 06:15:05 PM »

Why isn't that somewhere where I can like it or retweet it?

Also, though, the fuck is NBC doing?
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« Reply #288 on: May 10, 2012, 06:22:20 PM »

Well, basically those shows are all low-rated as fuck; they would've been cancelled on any other network long ago. They're in last place, so they gotta try something at some point.  They picked up a shitload of new comedies they'll try to launch.

The reason they're getting the abbreviated seasons at all is because the networks (other than CBS) have finally gotten to the point, in the age of on-demand, hulu, etc etc where you just can't air many repeats anymore and get any kind of audience. So they'll do a year-round launch cycle where they'll plug in those shows to fill gaps in the schedule.
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« Reply #289 on: May 10, 2012, 06:28:27 PM »

Oh, okay. That's a good point/makes sense.

But, uh...it's weird to me that those shows are low rated.

I guess it's probably because of the general group of people I am around all the time.  I could shoot a spitball at no fewer than 5 people who identify themselves as "improvisers" from right here.  Chicago.

(Also, though, I got street cred from someone whose apartment I was looking at by pseudo-name dropping your wife/talking about how much goddamned WORK performing seems to be when I saw her closet full of burlesque/belly dancing shit. What a city.)
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« Reply #290 on: May 10, 2012, 06:35:20 PM »

haha, do you know her performance name? We probably know her, or know people she performs with.  Or maybe not. So many burlesque performers in this city now, what with Gorilla Tango putting on a billion shitty-paying shows with open auditions.

edit: And yeah, all those shows get between 2.8-3.5 million viewers consistently.  Community, for example, is up against Big Bang Theory, which gets about 13 million, and American Idol, which gets 15 million or more, depending on the week. Do you know ANYONE who watches "Missing" on ABC?  Even that gets 6 million in the same time slot.
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« Reply #291 on: May 10, 2012, 07:00:43 PM »

I wonder if the people who watch Community/30 Rock/Parks and Rec are just generally the sort of folks who don't watch it on TV, but DVR or hulu or torrent or some such. I watch Community and 30 Rock weekly, but I've never watched a single episode of either "on tv" and it seems like I know plenty of folks who are the same.
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« Reply #292 on: May 10, 2012, 07:35:01 PM »

Those ratings I just gave are the "Live +7" ratings, so they take into account DVR and On Demand viewing for the next 7 days after they air.  It's true that these shows gain as much as 50% during that time. But even if, like, their ratings DOUBLED through hulu and torrents, they would still be terrible.
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« Reply #293 on: May 10, 2012, 07:40:45 PM »

haha, do you know her performance name? We probably know her, or know people she performs with.  Or maybe not. So many burlesque performers in this city now, what with Gorilla Tango putting on a billion shitty-paying shows with open auditions.

edit: And yeah, all those shows get between 2.8-3.5 million viewers consistently.  Community, for example, is up against Big Bang Theory, which gets about 13 million, and American Idol, which gets 15 million or more, depending on the week. Do you know ANYONE who watches "Missing" on ABC?  Even that gets 6 million in the same time slot.
guess the key to big numbers is to make really shitty tv.

i think in the good programming will soon be exclusively reserved for online services. i think how successful the new AD episodes are on netflix will be a good indicator of whether or not that's the future.
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« Reply #294 on: May 10, 2012, 07:52:33 PM »

Man I hope the new AD episodes are okay. They don't have to even approach the brilliance of the originals, just be "OK." I re-watched a few episodes recently and the lulz-per-minute ratio remains higher than anything that's come since.

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« Reply #295 on: May 10, 2012, 11:24:13 PM »

I'm fairly confident that the new AD is going to be terrible, but I hope I'm wrong

Also we really need to change our models of how television works
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« Reply #296 on: May 10, 2012, 11:26:28 PM »

on what basis are you confident that it's going to be terrible?
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« Reply #297 on: May 10, 2012, 11:39:58 PM »

Everything Mitch Horowitz has done since AD?
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« Reply #298 on: May 11, 2012, 12:35:55 AM »

should I watch breaking bad: Y OR N
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« Reply #299 on: May 11, 2012, 12:46:21 AM »

DO IT
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