I watched it; the set-up seemed awfully slow, but I will watch to see if it gets better.
I think this is another series with some establishing shots set in Seattle, but the bulk of filming is probably set near Vancouver, BC, as I recognized very few of the exterior scenes. BTW, we do have electrical lighting in this town, so it's not quite that depressingly gray. Roll Eyes
I ended up watching the whole 2 hour premiere last night, and thought it was fantastic. I didn't find it slow at all, but rather very well presented. I'm a bit skeptical on its ability to keep up the quality over a full season of episodes, though.
I am watching Camelot.

I also liked Spartacus, season 1 and the prequel were pretty consistent throughout and can't wait for the next season.
quote:
Originally posted by spo:
I am watching Camelot.

I also liked Spartacus, season 1 and the prequel were pretty consistent throughout and can't wait for the next season.

Not sure what's going to happen. I heard the actor who plays Spartacus has cancer and that's why they went back in the storyline. Not sure what's happening...
quote:
Originally posted by Berno:
quote:
Originally posted by TBird:
same storyline(spartacus), new actor is his place, january 2012.

Bummer...


I think it is a bummer that Andy Whitfield has a serious illness.

I do like the fact that the show will continue into the servile war.
quote:
Originally posted by TBird:
also watching, and liking, Camelot.


I am really liking the Starz programing.
My wife and I just finished watching The Kennedys on REELZ.

We both thought it was a very good mini-series with solid performances by the entire cast.
I've been enjoying The Killing, though sometimes it gets a tad slow. As far as major network TV, I think The Event has been pretty good overall.
quote:
Originally posted by eyesintime:
I've been enjoying The Killing, though sometimes it gets a tad slow. As far as major network TV, I think The Event has been pretty good overall.

Glad to see someone else is watching The Killing and enjoying it. I don't find it slow at all, though. I enjoy how deliberate it is - compared to Rubicon (which I also enjoyed), it moves really fast...even though they are two very different shows.

I gave up on The Event last year before it took its break.
Not only do I find it slow, it's portrait of Seattle is depressing as hell; and I live here! I think it's shot through a blue filter, which makes daylight look like some eternal, wet twilight.
I'll give it one more episode to engage my interest before I call it quits.
yup! Smile

quote:
Originally posted by spo:
Game of Thrones
Borgias
....will mention Camelot again.

3 great shows running right now.
I was really disappointed to se that Detroit 187 was cancelled. It was the best cop show since the Shield, IMHO and was getting lots of critical acclaim. Networks have no patience anymore. Frown Mad
quote:
Originally posted by bman:
I was really disappointed to se that Detroit 187 was cancelled. It was the best cop show since the Shield, IMHO and was getting lots of critical acclaim. Networks have no patience anymore. Frown Mad

True enough. It's getting to the point where I'm almost afraid to watch something new, for fear I'll get invested in it, only to have it cancelled prematurely by the idiot network suits.
quote:
Originally posted by bman:
I was really disappointed to se that Detroit 187 was cancelled. It was the best cop show since the Shield, IMHO and was getting lots of critical acclaim. Networks have no patience anymore. Frown Mad

Same here. I think the show got off to a bad start, and that doomed it. I thought the first few episodes were just OK, but it did develop into one of my favorites. I think they really found their groove mid-season. I still liked Southland better as a cop show, though.
I liked Southland too but not as much as Detroit 187, perhaps because I'm from Windsor and enjoyed seeing so many familiar locations and themes.
Southland's a great show...been my favorite cop drama on TV since its first season.

Though I never caught Detroit 187. I wanted to, but my wife and I follow so many damn TV shows that it's hard to add more to the rotation.
quote:
Originally posted by bman:

Networks have no patience anymore. Frown Mad


Agreed. CBS in particular drives me nuts. They cancelled Sh*t My Dad Says, when it was getting an average of around 10 million viewers per episode. I read an article that said if it was on any other network, it would of been considered a hit and renewed, but for some odd reason 10 million viewers doesn't cut it for that night on CBS.

Then CBS cancelled that new Friday night Chaos show after just two episodes within the last month. Just two episodes? Really? It was pretty good.

And don't get me started on Two and a Half Men. I realize they weren't dumb enough to cancel it, but come on, Ashton Kutcher? That show has been their highest rated show in general for years now because of Charlie Sheen, plain and simple. The fact that Charlie wanted to come back, and CBS couldn't swallow their pride is ridiculous. They have to know they're going to lose tens of millions and millions on that show without him...I'll never understand it.

Plus, if they would of let Charlie back, the new season (and the season premiere in particular) would of likely been the highest rated network TV show in the history of television. There's really no such thing as bad publicity anymore, and the entire country and most of the world would of tuned in for that show because of all the drama that had been surrounding it and Sheen for so long. Hell, it was getting 20 million viewers before all the drama! I find it hilarious that they hire Sheen to play the rich, egomaniac, drunken, whore monger that he is in real life, and then fire him for continuing to be exactly that in person.
Damn. 8 episodes in and seems like there would be so many possibilities to develop. Just got to enjoy it while it lasts.

quote:
Originally posted by TBird:
cancelled...

quote:
Originally posted by spo:
I like the new V with Morris Chestnut and Laura Vandervort.
I've been watching The Wire. Incredible show.

Parks & Recreation is a lot like The Office, but it's pretty darn funny. Ron Swanson is my current favorite TV show character.
Has anyone else been watcing Wilfred? It definitely seems like a show that isn't for everyone, but I have found it hilarious. It took some patience with the first couple episodes, but now that dog-man has me laughing through most of the show.
quote:
Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
Has anyone else been watcing Wilfred? It definitely seems like a show that isn't for everyone, but I have found it hilarious. It took some patience with the first couple episodes, but now that dog-man has me laughing through most of the show.


+1. The first episode left me really unsure. It came off so odd and wierd. Now I love it though...one of the funniest shows on TV.

My favorite two new shows have been Franklin & Bash on TNT (which just season finale'd this week) and Suits on USA. Funny that they both happen to be lawyer duo comedic dramas, but they're great.
Anyone see Burn Notice last week? Kosta Browne featured prominently - with a bottle placement (which we noticed) and then specifically mentioned by the lead female (Gabrielle Anwar) -when her beau says they need to leave, she says what about the wine? Its a Kosta Browne and then swipes the bottle as they leave.

Other note - what was supposed to be a resort in Venezuela was filmed at the Biltmore in Coral Gables.
I've noticed product placement getting ridiculous on some networks lately, NBC and SyFy in particular. They even sometimes write a little mini-commercial into the script, so a main character can extoll the virtures of said product for a few seconds. Roll Eyes
quote:
Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Anyone see Burn Notice last week? Kosta Browne featured prominently - with a bottle placement (which we noticed) and then specifically mentioned by the lead female (Gabrielle Anwar) -when her beau says they need to leave, she says what about the wine? Its a Kosta Browne and then swipes the bottle as they leave.

Other note - what was supposed to be a resort in Venezuela was filmed at the Biltmore in Coral Gables.


Yeah, I caught the Kosta Browne in Burn Notice last week even before Fiona made a comment about it. Funny how Kosta Browne first showed up in Cougar Town last season, and now in Burn Notice.
Andy Whitfield, the actor who played Spartacus in the first season of the Starz show, has just passed away from lymphoma at the age of 39. Very sad news, and horrible to happen to someone so young.
quote:
Originally posted by DoubleD:
I just started getting into Cinemax's Strike Back series. Great so far!


Agreed. I've highly enjoyed it thus far. It's like a quality, long action movie that you get to watch another hour of each week...and the perfect amount of sex and violence to start your weekend with as it airs on Friday night.
quote:
Originally posted by DoubleD:
I just started getting into Cinemax's Strike Back series. Great so far!


Haven't see the last episode, but agree that its good so far.
New network shows I enjoyed last week:

Prime Suspect - loved it actually, as I did the original British series with Helen Mirren years ago

Whitney - probably needs some time to catch on - hope it gets it

Two Drunk Girls - not sure this has staying power either

New show I hated - Up All Night - horrible, horrible, horrible
quote:
Originally posted by bman:
Two Drunk Girls - not sure this has staying power either

New show I hated - Up All Night - horrible, horrible, horrible

Hmm, I watched Two Broke Girls, but Two Drunk Girls is probably more entertaining. I thought TBG was OK, and willing to give it a few more episodes.

I watched Up All Night as well, and thought it was OK. I think I have some sentimental value knowing that I have literally just gone through the same experience they are.

I also watched Free Agents, and that is on thin ice for me. If it doesn't give me some good laughs this week, I'm out.

Person of Interest was pretty good, but I'm not sure how much I care for the lead actor - Jim Caviezel.
I watched:

Up All Night
Yeah, it is even more horrible than the commercials led me to believe. How does crap like this get on the air?

Person of Interest
Interesting idea, though I'm not sure, now that they've established the formula, how they will keep it from getting stale. I like Jim Caviezel, but then, he is a local boy. Grew up in Conway, WA.

The New Girl
Funnier than I expected. I'll keep my eye on this one.

Prime Suspect
Dang! I missed this one. What night is it on? I'll have to Hulu it.

Looking forward to Terra Nova tonight.
Last edited by mneeley490

Add Reply

×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×