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Nasty Pasty

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« on: 05-19-2010 23:40 »

New general TV thread.

Both Castle and Chuck had their season finales Monday. Summer is going to be quite boring....
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« Reply #1 on: 05-20-2010 01:19 »

TV almost invariably sucks.
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« Reply #2 on: 05-20-2010 02:23 »

Castle's coming back, right? Chuck, I couldn't care less about, but Castle is something that must continue.
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« Reply #3 on: 05-20-2010 03:33 »

Yis it got renewed.
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« Reply #4 on: 05-20-2010 03:46 »

Aw, my baby died! RIP original TV Test Thread...

If you all need a summer television fix, check out The Good Guys. It premiered tonight on Fox. It has Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks. Bradley fucking Whitford! As an old cop! It was quite funny and will be running throughout the summer on Mondays. I'm looking forward to it. The pilot will probably be on Hulu tomorrow.
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« Reply #5 on: 05-20-2010 06:51 »
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Castle's coming back, right? Chuck, I couldn't care less about, but Castle is something that must continue.

Yes, and so did Chuck.

The "4 C's" of my television viewing schedule have all been confirmed for new seasons after the summer: Chuck, Castle, Californication, and Caprica.
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« Reply #6 on: 05-20-2010 15:53 »

You should add Community to that list bro, highly amusing show.
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« Reply #7 on: 05-20-2010 18:03 »

Chuck hasn't had it's finale yet!
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« Reply #8 on: 05-21-2010 07:36 »

Castle: meh
Chuck: eh
Community: amusingeh

I heard old-fashioned Law & Order is being cancelled.  Probably for the best.  I haven't seen that show since Jerry Orbach died.
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« Reply #9 on: 05-21-2010 08:27 »

Castle.. dont know ... and Chuck...fine but not one of my favourite shows..
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« Reply #10 on: 05-21-2010 09:52 »

I heard old-fashioned Law & Order is being cancelled.  Probably for the best.  I haven't seen that show since Jerry Orbach died.
Me neither; the series lost something when he was gone.  Given how many spin-offs there's been from the original, I'm sure we'll be seeing some sort of Law & Order show for years.  And then there's the syndication; it'll run for decades in reruns...
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« Reply #11 on: 05-21-2010 10:57 »

The original's dead, yes. CI has its final season this summer, with last year's new arrival Jeff Goldblum becoming the main focus of the series. SVU is continuing on next year, along with a new series, Law and Order: Los Angeles. That leaves two series left in the states, with some others abroad (most notably the UK spinoff). SVU and LOLA should prove an interesting combo on Wednesday nights next season, but I'm not sure about both's futures. SVU's tank seems to be near empty, and I have to wait and see with LOLA. If they get a good cast for LOLA, it'll do well. Otherwise, two seasons at best. Overall I'm not sure Law and Order of any kind will be on first-run in three years.
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« Reply #12 on: 05-21-2010 11:35 »
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Criminal Intent is being cancelled too?  Not that I think it would be as popular without Goren as it was with Goldblum's character, but that was my favorite L&O series.  Getting rid of Eames was a dick move too, now that I think about it.  And Mary Mastra-whatever can crawl right back into the Abyss for all I care.  You know, my shock and horror has been replaced with bitterness and schadenfreude.  Yeah, I'm glad it's done.

Incidentally, George Dzunda from L&O's first season was under the impression that the series would be moved to LA in the second season.  I bet he's feeling a little shot stabbed in the back.
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« Reply #13 on: 05-22-2010 21:26 »

Castle's coming back, right? Chuck, I couldn't care less about, but Castle is something that must continue.

Yes, and so did Chuck.

The "4 C's" of my television viewing schedule have all been confirmed for second seasons after the summer: Chuck, Castle, Californication, and Caprica.

I thought Californication was already on season 3.
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« Reply #14 on: 05-23-2010 20:08 »

Sorry, miscommunication. Actually Californication has been renewed for a 4th.
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« Reply #15 on: 05-26-2010 23:43 »

Where's JeremyClown?
For his eyes only:
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« Reply #16 on: 06-10-2010 00:25 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2010 00:27 »

I wonder what the appropriate amount of self-hatred to feel is when you spend a lazy summer afternoon watching Who's the Boss? reruns on the Hallmark Channel, and you occasionally come across a moment that you don't find entirely unfunny.

Actually, I wonder what the appropriate amount of self-hatred to feel is when you find yourself watching the Hallmark Channel in the first place.
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« Reply #17 on: 06-10-2010 08:11 »

Better than laughing at Full House.
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« Reply #18 on: 06-10-2010 17:51 »

But then again so is swallowing rusty nails.
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« Reply #19 on: 06-13-2010 06:42 »

I'm sitting here watching SNL and Alec Baldwin is playing some guy selling time-traveling microwaves.  I didn't know whether to be more reminded of Futurama or 30 Rock.
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« Reply #20 on: 06-13-2010 08:22 »

Where's JeremyClown?
For his eyes only:

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I know, right?!
That show's awesome. No need to feel gay/ashamed/Irish.
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« Reply #21 on: 06-15-2010 06:10 »

Tosh.0 is such a shitty show. I really shouldn't be watching Comedy Central for the sole purpose of catching the occasional Futurama promo, but I just can't help it. I do wish they aired stuff that was actually, y'know, comedic, though, because it would make this process a lot less painful.
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« Reply #22 on: 06-15-2010 16:05 »

Rubicon



Want to see more though.
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« Reply #23 on: 06-15-2010 17:41 »
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chay I swear you are getting younger and younger in your pics! confused

I've been watching a few episodes of Future Weapons, hosted by the hilariously named "Mack" Machowicz, ha!

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I know, right?!
That show's awesome. No need to feel gay/ashamed/Irish.
I just watched the episode with that chick from Buffy, Kevin Smith AND Steve Gutenberg (Police Academy Saga), "I know her, and him, AND HIM!"
Haw.
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« Reply #24 on: 06-16-2010 21:56 »
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Tosh.0 is such a shitty show. I really shouldn't be watching Comedy Central for the sole purpose of catching the occasional Futurama promo, but I just can't help it. I do wish they aired stuff that was actually, y'know, comedic, though, because it would make this process a lot less painful.
I've noticed a trend over the past 10 years of these "rip on things" shows like Talk Soup, Tosh.0, etc, becoming more poorly written; there's a lot less thought being put into their jokes (if that's what you want to call them).  Also a downhill trend in the quality of on-camera talent.  Don't know if it's because there's less talented people to hire, they're hiring newbies because costs are a lot lower or the networks just don't give a damn anymore.
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« Reply #25 on: 06-17-2010 02:24 »

Tosh.0 is such a shitty show. I really shouldn't be watching Comedy Central for the sole purpose of catching the occasional Futurama promo, but I just can't help it. I do wish they aired stuff that was actually, y'know, comedic, though, because it would make this process a lot less painful.

If you're including Stephen Colbert in that rant then you and me will have a serious problem.
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« Reply #26 on: 06-17-2010 14:46 »

No, Stephen Colbert is funny, as is Jon Stewart (in a sort of smarmier way)--and they do air Scrubs on a regular basis, which is much appreciated. But most of the stand-up comics are unfunny, and a lot of the movies they show are crappy comedies that really didn't have an audience the first time around.
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« Reply #27 on: 07-01-2010 17:43 »

NinjaVideo. Sad for me.
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« Reply #28 on: 07-18-2010 23:19 »

*bump*
Trying to decide on a new action show to watch, I'm thinking of Burn Notice or Human Target...
Burn Notice has Bruce Campbell but Human Target has hawter babes.

Anyone watch 'em?
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« Reply #29 on: 07-18-2010 23:24 »

Watch Top Gear.
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« Reply #30 on: 07-19-2010 00:08 »

I do sometimes, Top Gear is on 3 friggin' channels here, you can't avoid it!
I get sick of it and silly Jeremy Clarkson who deserves a good kick in the liver.
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« Reply #31 on: 07-19-2010 00:44 »

I love Clarkson!  He is how I think of everyone British.
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« Reply #32 on: 07-19-2010 10:55 »

Burn Notice is chock-full of helpful spy hints.  I don't know how well they work, but they certainly sound cool.  Incidentally, it's not that I don't believe Piper Perabo couldn't be a spy, but that new series on USA she's in looks stupid as fuck.
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« Reply #33 on: 07-22-2010 09:23 »

Burn Notice is well written & well acted; that's the one to watch, Faze.  That new series Covert Affairs is silly; they made a new recruit (who hadn't even graduated from the farm) a managing case officer; it's like promoting a mail room person to Vice President of a corporation overnight, totally unrealistic.  And I think Piper Perabo is a terrible actress; she can't act her way out of a paper bag.
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« Reply #34 on: 07-26-2010 10:25 »

I sat through an episode of Covert Affairs tonight.  I can now safely say, "Fuck you, TV show!"
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« Reply #35 on: 07-26-2010 16:25 »

Catching up on Being Human season two. Really good. Just watched the Psychic episode, was very sad. Also, this ep had a stupid cliffhanger...

Everyone deserves a Daisy. Sad!
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« Reply #36 on: 07-27-2010 08:14 »

I sat through an episode of Covert Affairs tonight.  I can now safely say, "Fuck you, TV show!"
Yup.  I have the feeling that it's not going to last...
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« Reply #37 on: 07-27-2010 21:09 »

Burn Notice girl, really bad Oirish accent... don't know if I can stand watching it...
Although I read she drops it later.
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« Reply #38 on: 07-28-2010 05:54 »

Uh, Faze, which season are you watching?  
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« Reply #39 on: 07-28-2010 11:47 »

I thought I'd start with season 1, but I'll have to get through the episodes where she has it, grin and bear it as it were.
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