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« Reply #200 on: 08-01-2011 12:18 »

Aw, My Little Pony is pretty great. I like Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie.

Anyway, I just stayed up all night watching King of the Hill. It's eerie how accurate it can be at times.
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« Reply #201 on: 08-01-2011 13:20 »

Try this thread.

Also.  Yes, King of the Hill verges on some creepy line between fantasy and reality.... and it's a cartoon! eek
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« Reply #202 on: 08-01-2011 17:17 »

I thought the BBC America was reaching when they started trying to pass of ST:TNG as british because it starred Patrick Stewart. But for q month now they've been advertising their big august movie - Batman. The Michael Keaton version. At this point they must've dislocated a shoulder.
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« Reply #203 on: 08-01-2011 17:19 »

They've also been playing "The X-Files" a lot on BBC America. Can someone explain that one to me?
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« Reply #204 on: 08-01-2011 17:23 »

Um er um... Aliens are British?
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« Reply #205 on: 08-01-2011 17:27 »

And Gillian Anderson was in the BBC adaptation of Bleak House. Doesn't starring in a miniseries based on a Dickens novel make you eligible for knighthood or something?
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« Reply #206 on: 08-01-2011 17:31 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2011 18:12 »

Your theory pleases me, but I'm sticking with mine. Why? Well ... :points at tnuk:

:edit: on the other hand, they finally scored the rights to BSG. Other than chef Ramsey, BBC:a has pretty much become the new scifi channel.
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« Reply #207 on: 08-01-2011 19:21 »

That's incredibly...... weird.

Of their programming, I think I only ever really watched Coupling on there.
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« Reply #208 on: 08-01-2011 20:32 »

They've also been playing "The X-Files" a lot on BBC America. Can someone explain that one to me?

It's not any stranger than the fact that they show Star Trek: The Next Generation, or all the American movies that they show.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you.  I think I've probably seen Clash of the Titans a half dozen times just in the last few months alone.
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« Reply #209 on: 08-01-2011 22:06 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2011 22:09 »

Well just finished Battlestar Galactica again but this time on bluray, which was nice but I have no idea why they had to use the American opening for the first 10 episodes and then go to the UK opening.

It was however the ending that irked me most but it got me to thinking about which shows have good and bad endings.  Now I thought I had done a topic like this before but I could not see it in my vast posting log so it is quite possible I imagined it (or I am being my usual unobeservent self).

At any rate I present

Wu's list of TV endings: The good, The bad and the just plain weird

The Good

Farscape (counting the PK wars)
The Wire
Six Feet under
The Sopranos (I enjoyed it)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Babylon 5
Cowboy Bebop
Angel (good for what it was but wished the series had continued)
Life on Mars

The Bad

Battlestar Galactica (2004) I loved the rest of the show but the ending just seemed lazy.
Smallville- not a huge jump as it was not a great series rather just from a mediocre one.
Friends
Star Trek Voyager


The Weird

After a fair bit of thought I relalised I could just populate this list with anime so I figured I would just put in the top weird ones.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (take your picking of endings they are all pretty weird)


I could probably populate these list more but I did not want to create a catagory for the endings I just found meh.
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« Reply #210 on: 08-02-2011 01:08 »

I'm re-watching The Wire, it's fantastic.
Up to season 4.
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« Reply #211 on: 08-02-2011 01:45 »

Faze, how is Idris Elba's new show "Luther"? I'm assuming you've seen it, because you're British. smile
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« Reply #212 on: 08-02-2011 01:47 »

Faze, how is Idris Elba's new show "Luther"? I'm assuming you've seen it, because you're British. smile

Can you please stop sucking so much at trolling?

Or *gasp* perhaps that is how he trolls!
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« Reply #213 on: 08-02-2011 01:50 »

You're not Faze...
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« Reply #214 on: 08-02-2011 12:00 »


   The Bad


Blake's 7    mad

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« Reply #215 on: 08-03-2011 16:20 »

B-Clown: mad Cheek!
I haven't watched it but I should, although there's no way he'd be as cool as Stringer Bell... or could he?
I've only seen him in another role in Rock N Rolla... what was he like in the US Office? (IMDB says 7 episodes)

Slightly related news: Michael K. Williams aka Omar from The Wire is going to appear in Community, yay!
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« Reply #216 on: 08-04-2011 14:35 »

So, my brother and I are on a Jackie Chan Adventures kick of late.  Yesterday, however, I was watching an episode and Netflix (on the Wii) froze up, which is not unusual due to our crappy Internet connection.  When I eventually re-navigated back to the "recently watched" thing, the show was gone!  When I searched for it, I found it was grayed out and "not available".  Conspiracy!

One more thing, it's a pretty good show.
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« Reply #217 on: 08-04-2011 16:46 »

I watched that show when it was on Kids WB...ah nostalgia.
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« Reply #218 on: 08-04-2011 22:59 »

Now it's back to being available for streaming.  It doesn't rule out a conspiracy, but at least it's an incompetent or indecisive one.
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« Reply #219 on: 08-11-2011 10:41 »

Anyone watched "The Hour" on BBC something in the UK? It's pretty darn good.

FAZE: It has McNulty in it!
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« Reply #220 on: 08-11-2011 11:25 »

British accented McNulty, noooo!
Heh, so that's why he was on the cover of that magazine I saw this morning... I was like "Whaaat? The Wire ended years ago!"

I might check it out.
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« Reply #221 on: 08-11-2011 16:21 »


Blake's 7 had the best ending of any series I can think of.
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« Reply #222 on: 08-12-2011 04:58 »

So I signed up for a free month-long trial of Hulu Plus, which they apparently offer to college students to entice them to watch reruns of Glee and Mad Men instead of, you know, studying and writing papers and such. I'm using my subscription to catch up on season three of Castle. Anyone else watch that show? Nathan Fillion is kind of an old-enough-to-be-my-father hottie. And it's one of the few procedural-type shows that really works for me.

And I also just found out that one of my local TV stations is airing reruns of Mad About You. That shouldn't make me so happy, but I have a soft-spot for cheesy romantic comedies (also known as having no taste...or being a lovelorn teenage girl...or having no taste).
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« Reply #223 on: 08-12-2011 05:22 »

College Kids don't have to pay $50 a month for internet access...It is part of thier tuition.
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« Reply #224 on: 08-24-2011 22:51 »

 shifty
Bored to Death Season 3 trailer has Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis foolin' around in a carnival, looking fun!

I also read that Ted Danson will be joining the CSI Vegas cast to replace Laurence Fishburne, it could work, but when I first heard it, I was all like "whu-aaaaaaat?!?" eek


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« Reply #225 on: 08-30-2011 14:25 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:46 »

 hmpf
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« Reply #226 on: 08-30-2011 19:18 »

If Ted Danson played his character from Becker, I would so start watching.
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« Reply #227 on: 09-16-2011 10:24 »

Not going to make a thread but I ask you guuys a question. Have any of you seen the show Wilfred! It on BBC3 in the uk. I think the show is nuts but I like it.
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« Reply #228 on: 09-16-2011 12:25 »

I assume you're referring to the US version, in which case yes, I've seen bits of a few episodes. It doesn't look as good as the original Australian version...
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« Reply #229 on: 09-16-2011 14:29 »

I like the American version, the only difference is that the american isn't as dark as the australian one, the au one uses words like cunt, the american one seems a lot lighter and friendlier.
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« Reply #230 on: 09-16-2011 14:58 »

The american isn't as dark as the australian one, the au one uses words like cunt, the american one seems a lot lighter and friendlier.

These are the reasons why it doesn't look as good as the Australian one.
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« Reply #231 on: 09-20-2011 06:45 »

Why do people watch shit like Real Housewives of           ?  During shift change I caught a glimpse at the New Jersey version, and now I don't want to live on this planet anymore.  One of the women--the shallow, spoiled, self-absorbed one--said something to the effect of "I'm so upset.  I want my suitcase."

I was like, "You can't just have your characters announce how they feel.  That makes me feel angry!"
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« Reply #232 on: 09-20-2011 07:10 »

the shallow, spoiled, self-absorbed one

Deliberate joke?
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« Reply #233 on: 09-22-2011 07:12 »

I watched the pilot of 'Up All Night' with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. Love those two together, they make a great team. Was sad to see that I had kind of ruined the episode for myself because I watched all the previews (which pretty much summed up the entire first episode). I hope this one sticks, I love Will in this not-GOB like role.
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« Reply #234 on: 10-17-2011 15:38 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:36 »

 hmpf
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« Reply #235 on: 10-18-2011 00:39 »

Our favorite Bending unit was mentioned in a question yesterday on "Pointless" on BBC

Hmm.... The Cybermen? Rosie from the Jetsons? Flexo?
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« Reply #236 on: 10-19-2011 15:33 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:35 »

 tongue
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« Reply #237 on: 10-20-2011 01:07 »

yeah one of the most obscure was TWIKI from that star wars rip-off  Buck Rodgers.
K-9 made it from that Who show.

I don't know that I ever saw an episode but I presumed that it was just an updated version of the 1930s/1940s films, which were themselves adapted from the novels.

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« Reply #238 on: 10-20-2011 01:11 »

I saw Duck Dodgers. Does that count?
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« Reply #239 on: 10-20-2011 12:22 »


   yeah one of the most obscure was TWIKI from that star wars rip-off  Buck Rodgers.


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