IndyBob will second Arrested Development.

A good replacement is "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
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DO NOT miss series 3 of Torchwood when BBC Americas goes HD next week. They are also showing the Dr Who special Planet Of The Dead.

I'm also looking forward to seeing Top Gear in HD.
Big Grin I need to brush up and spend a little time with my Analrapist before the CDP. I tried Philadelphia and just didn't get into it. But, probably didn't give it enough time.

I've lately been hooked on The Wire. Started last month, and am midway through season Four now. Best drama I've ever seen. When I finish Season Five, I'm cueing it right back up at 1/1 again.
I love Arrested Development as well. I have them all on DVD and have been thinking of watching them all again as of late.

Right now we are finishing up season 1 of Mad Men and waiting for season 2 to come out on DVD next week. We hope to be caught up in time for the season 3 premier next month. The show is fantastic for anyone who has not seen it.
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Right now we are finishing up season 1 of Mad Men and waiting for season 2 to come out on DVD next week. We hope to be caught up in time for the season 3 premier next month. The show is fantastic for anyone who has not seen it.


Agreed. I like the show, my wife LOVES it.
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Originally posted by indybob:
Big Grin I need to brush up and spend a little time with my Analrapist before the CDP. I tried Philadelphia and just didn't get into it. But, probably didn't give it enough time.



Big Grin
I love Arrested Development as well. They are coming out with a movie, I think!

So sad it is no longer on the air...

True Blood, Entourage, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report are my fix...
the few episodes of Nurse Jackie ive seen have been good...

add me to the Entourage camp as well...

besides that not really much of a TV watcher... Californication when i can, also Dave's recommendation of Top Gear as well...
I wish The West Wing was still on the air. Brilliant writing and acting - the cast really had chemistry. The same writing team sure flopped with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, though.

I'm all about Mad Men now (wait, that didn't sound right...) and still love Top Chef.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
I love Arrested Development as well. They are coming out with a movie, I think!


Has anyone heard the latest on this? There have been rumors back and forth about it for years and I have been hoping it would work out. But, I have somewhat thought that it might be best to leave that show as the treasure that it is and just move on, though, too.
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Originally posted by chum lee:
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"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."


As funny as anything ever put on tv

You clearly have never seen Family Guy.
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Originally posted by Vt2It:
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Originally posted by chum lee:
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"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."


As funny as anything ever put on tv

You clearly have never seen Family Guy.


Oh, have you not heard? It was my understanding that everyone had heard...

(I said "as funny as"...not "funnier")
I don’t watch a ton of non sports TV, but these are on my current must watch list:

Lost (I can’t give up now!)
Entourage
Brotherhood
Damages (My current favorite show hands down)

I also watch Californication, Kitchen Nightmares (good call danny) and Top Gear when I catch them. I tried Breaking Bad and Mad Men but neither hooked me. I used to watch 24, but gave up during this season. Same story over and over and the worst cast of actors ever.

All time favorite shows are not very surprising, The Wire and Seinfeld. I watched the entire series of The Wire over the span of 3 weeks. I couldn’t stop. I think I’ll enjoy watching Seinfeld reruns forever.
Strongly agree on Mad Men & Arrested Developement.
As far as cancelled shows, the network suits are just as clueless as ever. To AD, add Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone this year. While not on the same level, they were different enough to be interesting, and something I could watch with the family.
God knows, we need room for more dancing and "reality" shows... Roll Eyes

What's currently on that I like besides Mad Men?
Saving Grace
Damages
Eureka
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Originally posted by Dave Tong BBP:
DO NOT miss series 3 of Torchwood when BBC Americas goes HD next week. They are also showing the Dr Who special Planet Of The Dead.


Already programmed the DVR. Smile
Entourage
Hung - not sure I will stay with this. Good cast and some funny bits though
Madmen
Futurama - I read that it's back / coming back with new episodes

Currently re-viewing Arrested Development. About to begin Season 2 from Netflix.
I've been watching Trailer Park Boys, lately. It takes a while to warm up to it, but it's pretty darn funny. Bubbles is a funny character (figurative and literally.)
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Did anyone else watch the Joan Rivers Roast on Comedy Central?
Yes. Best joke of the night "Your plastic surgeon is worse than Kanye West's mom's."
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Did anyone else watch the Joan Rivers Roast on Comedy Central?
Yes. Best joke of the night "Your plastic surgeon is worse than Kanye West's mom's."

I thought that Giraldo was great, and Gilbert Gottfried was hilarious. Don Rickles always makes me laugh as well.
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Originally posted by BRR:
I wish The West Wing was still on the air. Brilliant writing and acting - the cast really had chemistry. The same writing team sure flopped with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, though.

I'm all about Mad Men now (wait, that didn't sound right...) and still love Top Chef.


I too was a huge fan of The West Wing. Really awesome scripts and acting. You had to actually pay attention to the show to keep up with the plots. Last year when Hillary and Barack were dueling in the primaries I watched all 7 seasons on DVDs. It's very interesting to see how similar the Santos presidential campaigns of the West Wing was to real life.

I just started Mad Men, season 1. Enjoyable.
One episode left in season 2 of Mad Men and then we are ready for tomorrow night's season 3 premiere. Season 2 definitely was a bit less entertaining in the beginning than the first season, but it picked up in the latter half (seems like all shows do this).
My friend is a Joss Weedon nut and turned me onto Dollhouse. The show is fantastic. It just got picked up for its 2nd season.

Another show that got cut that I loved was Boomtown. It only lasted 1+ Season. Frown
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Originally posted by Berno:
My friend is a Joss Weedon nut and turned me onto Dollhouse. The show is fantastic. It just got picked up for its 2nd season.

Another show that got cut that I loved was Boomtown. It only lasted 1+ Season. Frown


My co-worker thinks Weedon is a goldenboy, too. I've never understood the appeal. I've been a sci-fi nut ever since I was a kid, but neither Firefly nor Dollhouse could hold my interest. Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog was pretty good, though.
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Originally posted by Noiregonian:
Top Gear, and Top Gear, and Top Gear again
It is a really fun show. Those guys have a great job.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
I don’t watch a ton of non sports TV, but these are on my current must watch list:

Lost (I can’t give up now!)
Entourage
Brotherhood
Damages (My current favorite show hands down)
Adding True Blood to my list. They just started showing the first season in London and we are hooked. Was not an Anna Paquin fan before this show, but she is perfect for this role. Been staying away from the True Blood thread so I don’t find out what happens….
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Originally posted by Berno:
Anyone see Flash Forward? I'm hooked.


YES!!! Damn Abrams! This, and TUF Heavyweights are the only two shows I'm DVRing currently (My wife DVRs Mad Men though).
I love Arrested Development. That was a great show and I hate that it never caught on. Easily the funniest thing on TV at the time.

I am a huge Simpson's fan. The new stuff isn't that great, but the first 9 seasons or so were glorious.

My wife and have really been enjoying Flight of the Conchords. I also enjoy Top Chef and Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is hilarious. I hate to admit it, but I enjoy How I Met Your Mother. Without Barney though, that show would suck.
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Originally posted by Berno:
Anyone see Flash Forward? I'm hooked.


I have been watching and have found it to be a bit boring. I don't care for Joseph Fiennes as the lead in it.

But, my wife thinks it has been great so far. I will keep going with it for awhile.
Only one mention of The Wire so far. Simply the best show ever made for television...and it never received a single Emmie nomination.

Currently enjoying S3 of Californication. It's off to a great start.
the first season i almost gave up, but this second season is really kickass!

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Originally posted by Berno:
My friend is a Joss Weedon nut and turned me onto Dollhouse. The show is fantastic. It just got picked up for its 2nd season.
i had the first 8 or 9 of them dvr'd and when it came time to finally watch i just gave up and deleted them. i need another tv show like i need a hole in my head. i heard it was decent tho.

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Originally posted by Berno:
Anyone see Flash Forward? I'm hooked.
COMPLETELY!!! Big Grin

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Originally posted by chum lee:
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"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."


As funny as anything ever put on tv
I think the breakout show for me this year is Modern Family. Tight scripts, hilarious cast, and funny as all get out.

The Middle has its moments, but those teenagers hit too close to home.
I'd highly recommend Modern Family and Glee. Your enjoyment of Glee would be enhanced if you have teenage children.

I am slowly catching up with the Good Wife. Nothing all that new there but well done.

For returning shows, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Big Love, and (later this year) Mad Men are worthy of your DVR space.

Neil
Anyone else out there watch Southland? I watched the first season on NBC and the season 2 premiere was on TNT last night. I find it to be a very entertaining show and thought they really did a good job last night.
Current shows I've been with since the beginning: Entourage, True Blood, How I Met Your Mother, South Park, Top Chef, The Office.

My newest Tivo season pass: Pawn Stars

Current shows I cannot get into: Lost(never appealed to me) Always Sunny...(Decently funny show, but Charlie's voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me and cannot sit through an episode because of it.

Show I wish never existed: Family Guy
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Anyone else out there watch Southland? I watched the first season on NBC and the season 2 premiere was on TNT last night. I find it to be a very entertaining show and thought they really did a good job last night.


I really enjoyed Southland but thought it had died forever - not sure we can get it here though Frown
Did anyone happen to catch the series finale of Nip/Tuck last night? Talk about a show ending, not with a bang, but a whimper.
This show seriously jumped the shark years ago, but it was still a guilty pleasure for me.
me and my wife just shook our heads at it's conclusion last night. horrible! Frown

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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Did anyone happen to catch the series finale of Nip/Tuck last night? Talk about a show ending, not with a bang, but a whimper.
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Originally posted by TBird:
Justified starts tonight at 10 on FX. i have high hopes.

Looks good from the previews. I just wish FX could produce a show that wasn't shot through a blue filter. (Or yellow filter, in the case of The Shield.)
Anyone watching the series Spartacus on the Starz Network?

I can handle the gratuitous sex, but the slow-motion blood-spurting gore is often more than I can deal with. I'm not recording it, but I drop in on an episode occasionally and become either captivated or repulsed.

Definitely not for the squeamish.
first episode, not so good, but i'm certainly not throwing the towel in yet.

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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by TBird:
Justified starts tonight at 10 on FX. i have high hopes.

Looks good from the previews. I just wish FX could produce a show that wasn't shot through a blue filter. (Or yellow filter, in the case of The Shield.)
Saw the first episode of The Pacific - maybe I was too tired when I watched it but I didn't really think it was that great - I don't think they did a great job introducing the characters or laying the foundations for the series - was confusing and kind of boring.

Maybe it was me - I would certainly try it again.
I love Netflix!

Mad Men is a great show.

5 Seasons of Weeds is available instanly. I'm halfway through Season 2, I've laughed hard a lot.
you missed out, big time, if you did not rethink this and go back and catch up. seriously...

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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Saw the first episode of The Pacific - maybe I was too tired when I watched it but I didn't really think it was that great - I don't think they did a great job introducing the characters or laying the foundations for the series - was confusing and kind of boring.

Maybe it was me - I would certainly try it again.
Has anyone else been watching: America - The Story of Us on the History Channel? The production value is not great, but there are some great historical facts/anecdotes that have held our interest.

Also, the new season of Burn Notice starts this week. Two words: Gabrielle Anwar. Cool
still hangin' in there with justified. the standout character is obviously boyd.

watched season 2 finale of united states of tara and like treme, i am officially throwing in the towel.

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Originally posted by TBird:
Justified starts tonight at 10 on FX. i have high hopes.
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Originally posted by TBird:


watched season 2 finale of united states of tara

[QUOTE]Originally posted by TBird:


The daughter in that show is so HOT! The show does kind of suck though. I liked the 1st season but maybe it should have been a one off.
I don't like USA network shows for the most part but enjoyed Covert Affairs. I thought Piper Perabo was great.
Nikita

Between this and Vampire Diaries, Thursdays will definitely be my guilty pleasure nights this year. But honestly, both are good shows. (And by that I mean both have ridiculously hot actresses. Wink )
Thought I'd bring it up again that Southland is a great show. Season 3 premiered on TNT last week, and it did not disappoint. It is probably my favorite show on TV at this point.
both "shameless" and "episodes" seems to be worthy as of their first showing this past sunday(showtime).

upcoming the new "sparticus"(starz) season with a semi different cast. IN!
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
Thought I'd bring it up again that Southland is a great show. Season 3 premiered on TNT last week, and it did not disappoint. It is probably my favorite show on TV at this point.



Agreed!
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Originally posted by mareff:
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
Thought I'd bring it up again that Southland is a great show. Season 3 premiered on TNT last week, and it did not disappoint. It is probably my favorite show on TV at this point.



Agreed!
Yep, one of my fav's too.
Just watched this week's Southland...wow. What I considered to be one of the strongest characters (he never seemed too flashy or had the big storylines, but he was very consistent and a key part of it, IMO) was taken out - quite a final scene they had. The show seems to push the limits of what can be shown on TV more than anything else around.

I was a bit disappointed that the scenes from next week didn't show much of a reaction to the death in terms of a stronger crackdown on those that committed the crime.
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Originally posted by Berno:
5 Seasons of Weeds is available instanly. I'm halfway through Season 2, I've laughed hard a lot.

We just finished Season 5 last night, and what a finish it was. Eek

We now have to wait for Season 6 to be mailed to us on DVD. Bummer. Big Grin
just wrapped up the "prequel" to Blood & Sand(Gods of the Arena), OMFn'G! complete and utter brilliance!

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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:
Anyone watching the series Spartacus on the Starz Network?

I can handle the gratuitous sex, but the slow-motion blood-spurting gore is often more than I can deal with. I'm not recording it, but I drop in on an episode occasionally and become either captivated or repulsed.

Definitely not for the squeamish.
I've been watching Being Human on the SyFy channel. It's a remake of a British show. The concept is: a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost are roommates and are trying to live as normally as they can. I know; as dumb as that sounds on paper, it really is an interesting show. It's not a sitcom, there's plenty of sex, blood and violence.
Anyone else watching The Killing? Just watched the first hour of tonight's double episode, and was pretty impressed. AMC seems to come up with great shows.
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.
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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...
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Originally posted by Berno:
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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.
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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.
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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

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Originally posted by TBird:
cancelled...

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Of the new shows, I enjoyed Person of Interest and Two Broke Girls.

The pilot of Up All Night didn't do it for me, but I thought the second episode last week was pretty good. I'll give it time.

Free Agents is on thin ice for me as well, and likely not a keeper.

I was looking forward to Whitney, but personally thought the pilot was horrible. Most disappointing of all the new shows for me thus far.

Also looking forward to Terra Nova tonight, and How to Be a Gentleman's premiere after Big Bang Theory on Thursday.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Next year, or in a year and a half, I will be watching this.

Just saw this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot believe it!
Been watching some past episodes of the current season of Luther on BBC America.

This new shows on network television this year have been terrible. The only one I've watched with any regularity is Person of Interest.
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Originally posted by eyesintime:

This new shows on network television this year have been terrible. The only one I've watched with any regularity is Person of Interest.


Pretty much agree...Person of Interest and American Horror Story are the only two new shows on network TV that I have taken a liking to.

I've also been following the new American Guns show on Discovery. It's no Sons of Guns, but still worth a watch.

And obviously, Homeland has been killing it on Showtime.
I caught Allen Gregory the other night on FOX. OMG, what an unmitigated, stinking crapball that is. Time to fire the idiots who green lit that show and bring in some new idiots.
In fact, all of FOX's Animation Domination is either tired and/or painfully unfunny these days.
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
American Horror Story

Hey - glad to hear someone else is watching this! Very strange and entertaining. This & Homeland are by far my favorite two new shows.
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
American Horror Story

Hey - glad to hear someone else is watching this! Very strange and entertaining. This & Homeland are by far my favorite two new shows.


Clearly far from just us watching. I read it had the highest-rated premiere of any show ever in FX's history. And the ratings have steadily increased since the premiere episode as well.

I personally think it has some of the most creative writing on all of TV...premium cable channels included.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
I caught Allen Gregory the other night on FOX. OMG, what an unmitigated, stinking crapball that is. Time to fire the idiots who green lit that show and bring in some new idiots.


Completely agree. What utter crap. Jonah Hill needs to get fat again, and go back to doing what he does best...be a C-list supporting actor in Judd Apatow movies.

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In fact, all of FOX's Animation Domination is either tired and/or painfully unfunny these days.


Also agree. I've tuned into Fox's Sunday lineup for well over 15 years now, and it's a far shadow of what it was. All I actually watch anymore is Family Guy, but it's lost a ton of steam over the last few years. Frankly, they pretty much lost me when they let King of the Hill go.
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
Anyone checked out AMC's new western show Hell on Wheels? Pretty good thus far.

I've watched the first 2 episodes, and so far it's okay. From the previews, I guess I was expecting a little more. Also sorry Ted Levine got killed in the first episode; I've always liked him as a actor.
I do like Strike Back. Serious guilty plasure.

The next season of Spartacus I antipate to be good based on season 1 and the prequel's consitency.
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Originally posted by spo:
I do like Strike Back. Serious guilty plasure.


Have you recently been catching the rerun's, or were you following it from the beginning a few months back? I absolutely love it, and can't wait for the next season.

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The next season of Spartacus I antipate to be good based on season 1 and the prequel's consitency.


Eagerly waiting for this one as well. Big Grin
AZwineRyan, I recently watched 10 episodes of Strike Back in 2 days. Big Grin On vacation. But it was the first time I had seen in it.
Well, Showtime's winter Sunday lineup premiered last night, and as expected...was very solid.

Californication is a long-time favorite of mine, and the 2nd season of Shameless appears to have as much or more promise than the 1st.

And the series premiere of the new House of Lies was pretty solid too. Looks to be another one well worth watching.
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I'm going to try and catch the pilot for Alcatraz tonight. Looks like it has some potential . . . or could be really bad.

Well it a J.J. Abrams show, so you probably won't know what's going on until season 6.
We kept hearing folks talking about Revenge, so went to Hulu and watched the first episode, then the second, etc. and by the end of it had watched everything up to the current week. Not highly intellectual but can't tell you how many times we've said "damn!" while watching the main character take on the people that framed her dad. Easy entertainment...
Just watched Alcatraz, and wasn't particularly impressed, but am able to predict that Weezer's next album title will be "Diego".
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Just watched Alcatraz, and wasn't particularly impressed, but am able to predict that Weezer's next album title will be "Diego".


Yeah, I wasn't too impressed either. It wasn't bad though and the female lead is pretty easy to look at. I'll probably watch the next few episodes if I'm around to see where it goes.
Alcatraz has me curious, but I was in the middle about checking out last night's premiere because I already follow so many dang other shows. Ultimately, I passed. I never got into Lost, and it appears to be a similar show.
I watched Alcatraz and agree that it was so-so. I'll continue to watch for a little bit to see if it hooks me.

The more exciting news is that Southland returns tonight! If you haven't checked it out, you really should.
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The more exciting news is that Southland returns tonight! If you haven't checked it out, you really should.


+1. By far the best cop drama on TV IMHO.
"touch" is kinda cool, a bit better than "alcatraz"...should probably dive into last nights debut of the new "spartacus"...liking "house of lies" enough but sort of a mix/match of "entourage" meets "californication" just not as good as either...
also the new seasons of "portlandia" and "todd margaret" are worthy.

about to start "downtown abbey" as well as i have not heard or read a single negative review about it...
The new season of Spartacus is off to a slow start, and I'm not enjoying it nearly as much as the first 2 seasons thus far.

I'm interested to check out the new show The River some time soon on my DVR.
Currently watching Southland, Justified and Fringe. 3 hours of non-sports TV a week is about all I have time/patience for. Oh and Seinfeld before I fall asleep…
i agree and i have such HIGH hopes for Spartacus... Frown

and LOVED last nights premier of The River...

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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
The new season of Spartacus is off to a slow start, and I'm not enjoying it nearly as much as the first 2 seasons thus far.

I'm interested to check out the new show The River some time soon on my DVR.
justified and fringe are still rockin' my world too.

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Currently watching Southland, Justified and Fringe. 3 hours of non-sports TV a week is about all I have time/patience for. Oh and Seinfeld before I fall asleep…
i take it back, while the first episode was almost painful, i liked the second episode much better.

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i agree and i have such HIGH hopes for Spartacus... Frown
fully caught up and D'UH(!) yes( Banana), excellent show indeed... Winner

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Originally posted by TBird:
about to start "downton abbey" as well as i have not heard or read a single negative review about it...
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Originally posted by TBird:
i take it back, while the first episode was almost painful, i liked the second episode much better.

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Originally posted by TBird:
i agree and i have such HIGH hopes for Spartacus... Frown


I wasn't too enamored with the second episode either personally, but the third episode was very strong...I'm finally getting into it.
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the return of Gannicus brought a complete turn around imo. kickass episode! Bow


Agreed! This season has finally and officially turned solid.

With that said, I'll still say that it's a tragedy the original Spartacus actor passed away so young, and had to be replaced. This new guy just doesn't have the same presence IMHO.
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With that said, I'll still say that it's a tragedy the original Spartacus actor passed away so young, and had to be replaced. This new guy just doesn't have the same presence IMHO.


He did a great job of portraying a stubborn defiance.
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Liking Californication again this year...


I don't know if that show will ever get old for me. Big Grin one of my fav's.

Spartacus is cool this year... but I'm not too keen on the new guy so far. Not that he is bad, just doesn't the same presence to me as the original or Gannicus. I was wondering, did they plan to bring Gannicus back, or was it to boost ratings a bit?
No spoliers requested, but did Season 3 of Spartacus pick up at all? Saw some less than enthusiastic comments early on but little mention since.
I watched the season premiere of The Killing last night. I liked it more than I remember liking the first season. Stilll don't love it, but I will probably keep watching. I did realize in watching last night that I didn't actually see the final episode in season 1 (which is good because what I thought was the finale I thought was a terrible way to end the first season). Thankfully, On Demand has the entire first season, so I can go back and watch the actual finale.
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I watched the season premiere of The Killing last night. I liked it more than I remember liking the first season. Stilll don't love it, but I will probably keep watching. I did realize in watching last night that I didn't actually see the final episode in season 1 (which is good because what I thought was the finale I thought was a terrible way to end the first season). Thankfully, On Demand has the entire first season, so I can go back and watch the actual finale.


The actual finale was a terrible way to end last season. I did watch last nights episode but I dont know if I will continue. I thought it was a great murder mystery last year but now its heading down the governmental conspiracy route and that just doesnt interest me that much.
I can't believe anyone tuned into The Killing after what they pulled last year. I felt like I forced myself just to keep watching just because I "knew" they would reveal who killed her in the end. I really did like parts of it, but the season finale was a crock.
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Originally posted by Adam10:
Liking Californication again this year...


I don't know if that show will ever get old for me. Big Grin one of my fav's.

Spartacus is cool this year... but I'm not too keen on the new guy so far. Not that he is bad, just doesn't the same presence to me as the original or Gannicus. I was wondering, did they plan to bring Gannicus back, or was it to boost ratings a bit?


Never fails to impress me. With several subpar seasons of some of my favorite shows over the last year or so, Californication delivered as always...and may be the most consistent at doing so for me.
The wife and I have really taken to the new Magic City series on Starz.

I've long been a fan of Spartacus on their network, but have felt it appeals to a more niche crowd, and with that said, have not quite put Starz on the map for top-tier premium original programming.

Magic City has delivered, and then some thus far...and to what I feel is a far more broad audience. I think this show puts Starz remotely on the map with HBO and Showtime for original programming...though even with that said, they're surely still a distant third.
As they are starting the new season of the updated Sherlock Holmes on Masterpiece Mystery they replayed the first season. I watched it over the weekend, very enjoyable stuff. Looking forward to the next episode which I DVRd
after tonights big finales, all i have lined up are true blood, wilfred & anger management(and i'm prepared to drop anger management quickly). what am i missing from hbo, amc, showtime, starz & fx???
Watching Battlestar Galactica on Netflix and enjoying it quite a bit. Hard to believe this was made for the channel who brought us Sharktopus.
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Watching Battlestar Galactica on Netflix and enjoying it quite a bit. Hard to believe this was made for the channel who brought us Sharktopus.


Nice, spo. It is allegedly a very very good series and I envy you. Unfortunately I will never have the luxury to enjoy this one. The series was mostly filmed where I attended university. That weird feeling seeing some Top-Secret Galactic Base on TV knowing it's actually where you used to grab a sandwich and nap in between lectures everyday... Frown
I caught the first two episodes of Inside Men on BBC America. It has potential. I believe it airs on Wednesday evening, though I watched the episodes on the On Demand channel. It is about 3 guys who work at a counting house (I believe that is what it is called) and decide to rob it.
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Smile How funny? I am sorry, Gundam. It may be worth trying to suspend disbelief though.


You are right. It is a great show (so far into Season 1). Plus that doctor dude's "mind f*ck" scenes are quite hilarious.
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Is anyone watching The Newsroom?
Watched the first 2 episodes and we like it. I’m not a big Sorkin fan generally, but I have liked the dialogue and the characters so far. Hope Sorkin doesn’t go too far left and get all preachy. Jeff Daniels is really great and this is a perfect role for him and Olivia Munn is super hot.
Yes, we're watching Newsroom as well.

I can see all of the flaws and the criticism is valid but I'm enjoying it a great deal anyway.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Is anyone watching The Newsroom?


Nope, are you? Horrible reviews from what I saw


I have not, but many at our office are saying positive things.

I may give it a shot.
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Originally posted by spo:
Smile How funny? I am sorry, Gundam. It may be worth trying to suspend disbelief though.


You are right. It is a great show (so far into Season 1). Plus that doctor dude's "mind f*ck" scenes are quite hilarious.


Good call, Gundum. I like it when he gets all into the sex when someone is trying to have a conversation with him. LOL

Even more of a mind F is sending in that duplicate pilot Sharon to meet up with the navigator who gave up his seat for that weasel Baltar. Wicked cylons.
I don't see where the horrible Newsroom reviews are coming from. Aside from the second episode, I have thoroughly enjoyed the show. I think it's a perfect time for such a show.
Airplane Repo.

Theres about 5 or so episodes and its interesting to watch them approach a variety of repo cases. Whether its a 4 passenger plane in a rural airport to a jumbo airliner its amazing how these guys have to know all the regulations inside and out to the get the job done quickly. The guy obviously is doing pretty well with his own airport and jets.
We are really enjoying Newsroom so far. Love the characters and the behind the scenes aspect of making a news show is interesting. I did not like the West Wing, but I like what Sorkin has done so far with the Newsroom.
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Airplane Repo.

Theres about 5 or so episodes and its interesting to watch them approach a variety of repo cases. Whether its a 4 passenger plane in a rural airport to a jumbo airliner its amazing how these guys have to know all the regulations inside and out to the get the job done quickly. The guy obviously is doing pretty well with his own airport and jets.

I have not seen this one.
There was another repo show where they repo'd a small plane and got all kinds of sh!t from the cops and Homeland Security. The guys on the ground didn't have the proper papers when the cops showed up (the guy in the plane had them), and commandeering an aircraft is a huge federal offense, especially post 9/11.