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« Reply #120 on: 01-18-2009 11:10 »
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For the last few weeks I haven't been watching any TV (well apart from Sky movies) and there is crap all on. Even I find Cleb BB boring. I can't stand coolio. It won't be boring for long when Skins returns on TV on Thursday.

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« Reply #121 on: 01-19-2009 04:11 »

Has anyone seen No Heroics?
I think I saw the pilot, it was pretty good, a parody of Heroes kinda.
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« Reply #122 on: 01-22-2009 04:04 »

So, they've made Spaceballs: The Animated Series. It blows monkey chunks. Some of the episodes are ok, some suck asssssss, and the voice acting is so terrible! I mean its not at all a worthy successor to the movie which I love.

But dammit I can't stop watching it. I love to hate it. I mean its like when I eat a donut, I know its disgusting I can taste the fat. When I watch this show I feel bad but I don't know. I can tolerate the crapiness of this show and sit there and waste a few hours on Hulu.
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« Reply #123 on: 01-22-2009 05:29 »

General television-related mini-rant, I understand why networks don't want to put all episodes of their shows online. I don't agree, but I understand. Given that, though, what I can't begin to fathom is why they don't always make the the first few episodes available free online. I often want to see if a show is worth checking out, and I don't want to watch the most recent five episodes, I want to watch the first five.

Also, they really just need to give it up and stream them all free online. It's the most economical solution to piracy - if all your shows are available as legal streams, even with commercials, it's not worth the trouble for most people to rip it off. Then digital piracy becomes as much a non-issue as VCRs - appliances designed specifically to rip off broadcast television - were in the analog era.

Of course, none of this can really happen until all of the tv industry stops squabbling about how to slice up the pie - apparently there's a probable Actor's strike looming, exact same motivation as the writers' strike last year. Why they couldn't just all strike together I do not know. Fuck them in the ear, I say.

Maybe the new BSG season will get split up, and we'll have to wait 8 months!!

Also... I agree about the streaming bit... if they stream all the episodes with commercials in them, I certainly don't mind watching that way.  With one exception... some of the channels streaming thing gays with the commercials... if I try to skip somewhere it plays like 18 commercials in a row.  Needs to be smarter.... I don't mind watching the commercials, but not 18 in a row.
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« Reply #124 on: 01-22-2009 14:18 »

So, they've made Spaceballs: The Animated Series. It blows monkey chunks. Some of the episodes are ok, some suck asssssss, and the voice acting is so terrible! I mean its not at all a worthy successor to the movie which I love.

But dammit I can't stop watching it. I love to hate it. I mean its like when I eat a donut, I know its disgusting I can taste the fat. When I watch this show I feel bad but I don't know. I can tolerate the crapiness of this show and sit there and waste a few hours on Hulu.
Did you have a bad feeling watching those clips about it? Life immitates art I swear...
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« Reply #125 on: 01-24-2009 15:11 »

The English do Zombie stuff so awesomely.

Watching Dead Set episode one. Fucking creepy.
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« Reply #126 on: 01-25-2009 14:32 »

Watch Charlie Brookers other stuff too, they rock.

Also, is it my imagination or wasn't their once an animated sitcom about a guy who's lifensucked until be became wheelchair bound and sued somebody and then had adventures with his equally crippled friends in a big mansion?
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« Reply #127 on: 01-25-2009 15:06 »

Oh yes, i totally remember that, it was on SBS here after southpark... Urm... no clue what it was called sorry...
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« Reply #128 on: 01-26-2009 06:40 »
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Was it Quads? I'm sure I have some of that show on a tape from years ago when I used to record South Park and whatever else was on...wasn't there a guy who was just a head on a tray?
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« Reply #129 on: 01-26-2009 08:32 »

Yes! That's the one i was thinking.
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« Reply #130 on: 01-26-2009 13:27 »

Damn that was a good guess. Wasn't that mediocre?
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« Reply #131 on: 01-26-2009 15:00 »


Wasn't that mediocre?

Very.

Have been watching Avatar: the last air bender, recently. It's good to see that Nickalodian can still pull somthing this good out of the crap they usualy show.
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« Reply #132 on: 01-27-2009 01:40 »

Does anybody know when Always Sunny in Philadelphia comes back? I hope it isn't as long as Lost...
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« Reply #133 on: 01-27-2009 01:46 »

LOST is back though... so that would be a good thing.

Also, last season started in September, and it only finished in november, so i'm guessing it's going to be a while.
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« Reply #134 on: 01-27-2009 03:58 »
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Yeah, they blew through the season pretty quick by showing 2 at a time. The last 2 seasons started in September.


*googles* Wow, I'm surprised that Stephanie isn't 14. That's your type, Books!
Okay, I see. She isn't 14 now. Pervert.
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« Reply #135 on: 01-27-2009 04:54 »

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« Reply #136 on: 01-27-2009 05:23 »

I love Bewitched! Never watched it before this weekend, and oh its so wholesome and simple I just adore it.

Then I think about the movie, which I saw in theaters, and I want to cry for my ignorance.
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« Reply #137 on: 01-27-2009 05:26 »

Bewitched! was great..... but I always preferred I Dream of Jeanie.  I think?
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« Reply #138 on: 01-27-2009 11:57 »

Has anyone seen No Heroics?
I think I saw the pilot, it was pretty good, a parody of Heroes kinda.

I have seen some of the episodes. I thought it was brill. I need to watch it more
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« Reply #139 on: 01-27-2009 12:31 »

Trust Me was pretty good.

I've not seen madmen, but i'd assume it to be much better than this. It's funny that Clio was the award they were clamoring over, we've got a bunch of them.
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« Reply #140 on: 01-28-2009 04:02 »

Up to Sopranos season 4, I love spotting guest stars from other shows: Carla from Scrubs, G.O.B. (Will Arnett), and Omar (yes chay, The Wire's Omar) have all made appearances, hehee.
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« Reply #141 on: 01-28-2009 04:12 »

Srsly?!?! More so to Carla and G.O.B, i can imagine Omar being in that kind of show, but not the other two! Crazy talk!
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« Reply #142 on: 01-28-2009 04:21 »

Ya, I was all omglols too, GOB was the husband of an FBI undercover girl in only two scenes, and Carla was sleeping with Paulie Walnuts on the side in one ep, skank!
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« Reply #143 on: 01-28-2009 12:36 »

Seen a bit of Shameless last night. Frank's intro was brillaint
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« Reply #144 on: 01-28-2009 15:24 »

I am ready for Jughead tonight smile
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« Reply #145 on: 01-28-2009 21:04 »

Does anybody remember the show "Junkyard Wars"? Where two teams had a build a contraption from junkyard parts in a limited time. I loved that show. smile
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« Reply #146 on: 01-28-2009 21:08 »

Does anybody remember the show "Junkyard Wars"? Where two teams had a build a contraption from junkyard parts in a limited time. I loved that show. smile

I saw it a few times. I thought it was interesting, but I wasn't that into it. I liked it when they had to use the contraption. laff
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« Reply #147 on: 01-28-2009 23:21 »

Does anybody remember the show "Junkyard Wars"? Where two teams had a build a contraption from junkyard parts in a limited time. I loved that show. smile

I was forced to watch that show dozens of times in high school. It wasn't a bad show but I got sick of it real fast considering the circumstances.
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« Reply #148 on: 01-29-2009 01:59 »

We had to watch it at school a few years ago.
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« Reply #149 on: 01-29-2009 03:38 »

Anybody wanna rape that greedy brat girl in Willy Wonky and Charlie and the Chocolate's Factory?  The original of course.

But I don't wanna ride on Wonka's cumobile.
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« Reply #150 on: 01-29-2009 05:35 »

Good rape or bad rape?
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« Reply #151 on: 01-29-2009 20:16 »

I was watching 7th heaven and the dad got shot! eek
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« Reply #152 on: 02-13-2009 20:19 »
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Wow! Has anybody else watched Recess as a kid? I did all the time. smile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recess_(TV_series)


The opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-1VkFVW0ns
oh man! Memories! smile
Do you remember when they invented the fake swear word "Womps"? laff Oh man, this womps!
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« Reply #153 on: 02-13-2009 20:29 »

I totally thought mikey was voiced by a woman
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« Reply #154 on: 02-13-2009 23:56 »

That show was AWESOME!

I don't think those are the voices, but rather who would play them in a movie.
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« Reply #155 on: 02-14-2009 17:43 »

That was a great show......I feel old now.
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« Reply #156 on: 02-15-2009 15:42 »

Dollhouse anyone?

I enjoyed it, lacking that little bit of Whedon Charm/Humour. But it has potential.
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« Reply #157 on: 02-15-2009 17:42 »

I shall download it and see, Eliza Dushku is hott.
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« Reply #158 on: 02-15-2009 18:05 »

Dear Mr Steve Coogan and Baby Cow Productions, thanks for making me laugh. Keep it up.

And dear ITV, fuck you for ruining Red Dwarf forever by crossing it over with the 2nd most obnoxious British soap on TV. Bastards.
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« Reply #159 on: 02-15-2009 18:20 »
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Just watched Dollhouse and as a first episode it was alright- ok not great.

Then again Welcome to Hellmouth and City of Angels were hardly the best of their respective series.

I will assume that the beginning was a little bit of a fake out to lead the viewer to perhaps believe Echo was in fact Faith but the ending seemed to prove otherwise.

Will continue to watch and hope that Fox don't make a mess of things like they did last time.

In other news there may be a new Charlie brooker series on the way in a similar format of Screenwipe but going over the weeks news.
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