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Title: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: gwyllion on January 17, 2013, 09:46:11 AM
 Welcome to TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2

What amused you, appalled you, or moved you in any way on TV recently: this minute, this hour, this week, this season?

What good show is getting even better, who is going down the damn toilet?

Who just appeared on The Daily Show and horrified you or amazed you, what show took a surprising twist, why everything on is fading, or what you just discovered that you think you might love?

This is the thread to discuss what's going in TV right now, or anything looming on the horizon, or missing from the horizon, or you're dying to see on the horizon . . .

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Post by: Passion on January 17, 2013, 01:37:17 PM
500 pages and you just reached 20,000 posts Donna!!  Congrat's!
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: gwyllion on January 17, 2013, 01:40:23 PM
Thanks very much!   :-*

I obviously need to watch more TV....
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on January 17, 2013, 03:40:25 PM
Or get a life!
Congrats, Donna!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 17, 2013, 04:13:19 PM
Yaaaaay!  new thread!

Oh, and I forgot, when the girl who kissed Manny wanted to see his face
and then turning on the light and screaming, LOL!

Wonder if it's a boy or a girl, did they say?

I don't think they mentioned whether or not the baby was a boy or girl.  That episode was hysterical, we were talking about it at lunch today.  Poor Lily just got so beat up!  Rice in the eye, a neckbrace from a child's car "crash" and getting tossed into the pool, it was too funny!
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Post by: bubba on January 17, 2013, 04:54:43 PM
Oh yes they said it was a boy!!  FUNNY episode, but then they are all so funny!

Watch Idol last night to see the battle of the Diva's, all I can say is poor Randy and poor Keith. 



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I wish someone else was watching American Horror Story.  What a fabulously twisted season!
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on January 17, 2013, 07:34:54 PM
Hey Linda,
even tho you forgot to remind me about POI tonight, I tried to watch... and left it after about 10 minutes. White Collar is on and I just find it easier to get into even though I've missed a couple years (I think.)

At 8, the next to last episode of Last Resort was on. I'm really sorry it has been cancelled.
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Post by: killersmom on January 17, 2013, 08:13:06 PM
Sorry, Sherry, I was going to, but I got home from work late.
It won't be on here for another couple of hours, and then ELEMENTARY after that.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: killersmom on January 17, 2013, 08:19:12 PM
Katherine surprised me. What she said to Vincent, about people like her being able to kill people like him, got me to wondering whether she is more than an ADA.

I liked Laura, too. At least her husband didn't bump her off.  ::)  And--I know this is so gay of me  ;D --I loved her wardrobe!  ;D

I get a kick out of Yvonne, too--the secretary (?) in the sheriff's office.

He's a cute boy, no doubt about it.

I like the way the story lines are going. I am curious to see if Laura is going to be in future episodes.
What she said to Vincent was true. I can't figure out if he really loved her.

I had forgotten about Yvonne.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: killersmom on January 17, 2013, 10:16:10 PM
Well, crap, POI and ELEMENTARY  are reruns!
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Post by: doodler on January 18, 2013, 07:56:10 AM
I've left Elementary permanently, except I'll probably watch when Scandal is showing reruns. But Scandal is getting better and better, especially as most of the characters have actually settled into his/her storyline and seem plausible. Had a real WOW! moment last night... and those are what make tv worth watching!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 18, 2013, 08:37:17 AM
Well, crap, POI and ELEMENTARY  are reruns!

Yeah, I know. ...

In the Elementary episode, it was good to see Roger Rees, but, oi,  he isn't aging well.  ::)

(Every Christmas "I see him 30 years ago," when I watch the George C. Scott A Christmas Carol. Roger Rees  played Scrooge's nephew Fred.)

At least it was the episode with the first mention of "Irene."

I like the way the [Vegas] story lines are going. I am curious to see if Laura is going to be in future episodes.
What she said to Vincent was true. I can't figure out if he really loved her.

I don't know. I can't either. Vincent is a very complicated character. Maybe more complicated than Ralph.

According to TV Guide (which might not be up to date in its listing), next week's episode is a rerun, the one that introduced Laura.

I'm still very worried about Jack. I would not want to see Jason O'Mara eliminated from the show. But, who knows, maybe that was the plan all along.
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Post by: doodler on January 18, 2013, 09:15:30 AM
If he goes, so do I.
On the other hand, I'd cheerfully pack Dillon's bags.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 18, 2013, 10:10:24 AM
If he goes, so do I.
On the other hand, I'd cheerfully pack Dillon's bags.

You mean Dixon? So would I--to move him to my place.  >:D
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 18, 2013, 11:21:24 AM
Watch Idol last night to see the battle of the Diva's, all I can say is poor Randy and poor Keith. 

I stopped watching Idol when it became more about hiring and flaunting celebrity judges.
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Post by: bubba on January 18, 2013, 02:18:10 PM
You are right, it became all about them and less about the contestants.  It was best when it was Simon, Paula and Randy!
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Post by: doodler on January 18, 2013, 03:07:48 PM
You mean Dixon? So would I--to move him to my place.  >:D

Dixon, Dillon, Domino... I'd have no objection to him leaving Vegas for your place.
 ;D
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: killersmom on January 18, 2013, 05:10:56 PM
Yeah, I know. ...

In the Elementary episode, it was good to see Roger Rees, but, oi,  he isn't aging well.  ::)

(Every Christmas "I see him 30 years ago," when I watch the George C. Scott A Christmas Carol. Roger Rees  played Scrooge's nephew Fred.)

At least it was the episode with the first mention of "Irene."

Yeah, he has not aged well, (But I am the last person who should be mentioning this!! :D )

I don't know. I can't either. Vincent is a very complicated character. Maybe more complicated than Ralph.

According to TV Guide (which might not be up to date in its listing), next week's episode is a rerun, the one that introduced Laura.

I'm still very worried about Jack. I would not want to see Jason O'Mara eliminated from the show. But, who knows, maybe that was the plan all along.

The feeling I am getting is that Ralph has not garnered as much interest from the viewing public, and the other 3 characters have, so the writers are expanding their roles as a result. Just my POV. I started watching because of Dennis Quaid, but am not staying because of him.

If Jack goes, I would be hard pressed to stay as well, as Doodler has said.

I keep becoming more and more obsessed of a fan of Dixon.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: killersmom on January 18, 2013, 05:16:18 PM
Oh and Jeff, the rerun episode of POI, with the woman who kidnapped Harold Finch. I am thinking that maybe this character is coming back, since they did not take her out when Reese rescued Finch. It seems they may be reintroducing her for the next episode.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 18, 2013, 06:05:14 PM
The feeling I am getting is that Ralph has not garnered as much interest from the viewing public, and the other 3 characters have, so the writers are expanding their roles as a result. Just my POV.

If that's the case, it must be kind of hard on Dennis Quaid: to be the "star" of your own show and have the audience more interested in your supporting cast?  :-\ Of course, Quaid is a producer, so if this is what the writers are doing, surely he had some say in the decision.

But maybe that was the point of the "old flame," to start making more of Ralph? Jack's in love with a mobster's daughter, and Dixon's a horndog and a bit of comic relief, but what is there to Ralph? He's just ... sheriff. I even found myself wondering Monday night how the heck they're keeping a ranch operating.  ???

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I started watching because of Dennis Quaid, but am not staying because of him.

Me, too. And this isn't the only show where this has happened to me. I started watching N.C.I.S. L.A. for Chris O'Donnell, and now I really watch it for Hettie, Sam, Deeks, and Eric.  :-\

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If Jack goes, I would be hard pressed to stay as well, as Doodler has said.

Same here.

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I keep becoming more and more obsessed of a fan of Dixon.

Hey, he's a hot young cowboy.  :D

Dixon, Dillon, Domino... I'd have no objection to him leaving Vegas for your place.
 ;D

Thanks!  ;D

BTW, a little while ago I remembered something else I liked about that episode of Elementary: Holmes was prattling on in his usual way about a suspect wearing a pager, and Doctor Watson hauled him up short: "For your information that's not a pager. It's an insulin pump. Your suspect is diabetic."

Way to go, Joan!  :D

Oh and Jeff, the rerun episode of POI, with the woman who kidnapped Harold Finch. I am thinking that maybe this character is coming back, since they did not take her out when Reese rescued Finch. It seems they may be reintroducing her for the next episode.

I don't know. I was really only paying attention to the part where they introduced the dog.  ;D
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Post by: bubba on January 18, 2013, 08:17:45 PM
Grey's tonight, what a twist at the end!!  ::)

I got bored with the whole Lance Armstrong thing, deleted it from my PVR.

Watching Blue Bloods now..
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: killersmom on January 18, 2013, 08:50:01 PM
If that's the case, it must be kind of hard on Dennis Quaid: to be the "star" of your own show and have the audience more interested in your supporting cast?  :-\ Of course, Quaid is a producer, so if this is what the writers are doing, surely he had some say in the decision.

Maybe as producer, it may be his decision to bring the others to the forefront. But who knows?

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But maybe that was the point of the "old flame," to start making more of Ralph? Jack's in love with a mobster's daughter, and Dixon's a horndog and a bit of comic relief, but what is there to Ralph? He's just ... sheriff. I even found myself wondering Monday night how the heck they're keeping a ranch operating.  ???

My thoughts as well!

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Me, too. And this isn't the only show where this has happened to me. I started watching N.C.I.S. L.A. for Chris O'Donnell, and now I really watch it for Hettie, Sam, Deeks, and Eric.  :-\ 

I was never a big Chris O'Donnell fan, but love Linda Hunt.

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Hey, he's a hot young cowboy.  :D 

Is he ever!! ::)

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I don't know. I was really only paying attention to the part where they introduced the dog.  ;D

I love Bear.
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Post by: Tony_ on January 18, 2013, 09:16:37 PM
....I love Bear.
   Me, too !!!

[For others, baffled, Bear is the dog on POI]
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Post by: killersmom on January 18, 2013, 10:13:48 PM
I love both their reactions to Bear, but especially Finch's. It was a particularly funny episode when Finch brought sprinkle donuts for dogs and Reese ate one! :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 19, 2013, 09:35:17 AM
I love both their reactions to Bear, but especially Finch's. It was a particularly funny episode when Finch brought sprinkle donuts for dogs and Reese ate one! :D

It was!  :D

I'm glad when they interject a little humor this way.

I didn't used to care much for Michael Emerson, but I've come to like Harold a lot.

I have to admit, since I came to the show "late," after most of the premise was established, I don't quite know what to make of Lionel. I understand Det. Carter used to be "after" "the man in the suit" (Reese), and she has been convinced to work with them--how, I don't know--I missed that part--but Lionel confuses me a bit.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: killersmom on January 19, 2013, 10:21:12 AM
This is from a website, Jeff,  when the series gegan,  and gives a pretty good basic synopsis of the 4 main characters. Of course they all have evolved as the stories progress.

Finch: The eccentric billionaire who created the machine that allows the government to track "relevant" and "irrelevant" activity (major loss of life vs. few causalities). Not able to stop thinking about the irrelevant findings, Finch created a backdoor into the system that gives him the social security number of the next person of interest -- however, the information given has no way of determining whether the person chosen is the victim or the perpetrator, making their job that much more precarious.

Reese: An ex-CIA agent who is presumed dead. Reese basically checked out of life following the death of the woman he loved. Recognizing Reese just needed a purpose in life to bring him out of his lonely, homeless existence, Finch approached him with an offer he couldn't refuse and now the two work together to try and prevent crimes before they happen. Killing, torture, blackmail -- Reese will stop at nothing to save innocent victims.

Fusco: The dirty cop Reese blackmails to get his foot in the door at the police department. In the pilot, Fusco had been working with other dirty cops and had Reese captive in the back seat of his car, where he was preparing to "take care of him forever." Naturally, Reese escaped and turned the tables on the cop.

Carter: Tough as nails female cop searching for the man in the suit her collars keep referring to when they're being questioned. In the pilot, Carter was one of the cops questioning Reese when he was brought in after beating up the men who attacked him in the subway (while he was living as a homeless man). Immediately suspicious of how he managed to subdue several men at once, Carter began investigating this mysterious man. It won't be long before she puts two and two together and figures out he is the man in the suit.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 19, 2013, 04:21:04 PM
This is from a website, Jeff,  when the series gegan,  and gives a pretty good basic synopsis of the 4 main characters. Of course they all have evolved as the stories progress.

Thanks, Sweetheart!  :)  :-*
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Post by: Tony_ on January 19, 2013, 05:59:15 PM
  Am finally going to try Teen Wolf.  If Jack says it's good, then it's worth a go.  But, since I don't get MTV, it'll have to be DVD's from the library  :P.

Meanwhile, for those who like Person of Interest, apparently there is now such a computer, with similar capabilities, called Trapwire, or something, according to news reports.  As usual, life imitates art, and the general public's reaction was "Mooooooo...".
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Post by: killersmom on January 19, 2013, 06:13:16 PM
As usual, life imitates art, and the general public's reaction was "Mooooooo...".

Maybe art is imitating life, in this instance. None of us know which came first, the chicken or the egg.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 20, 2013, 12:45:36 PM

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Post by: jack on January 20, 2013, 03:59:35 PM
 Am finally going to try Teen Wolf.  If Jack says it's good, then it's worth a go.  But, since I don't get MTV, it'll have to be DVD's from the library  :P.

Meanwhile, for those who like Person of Interest, apparently there is now such a computer, with similar capabilities, called Trapwire, or something, according to news reports.  As usual, life imitates art, and the general public's reaction was "Mooooooo...".
the first, oh, 5-6 episodes and primarily teen beefcake, don't use them as a barometer.  the hunks ar still pretty to look at, but i pretty much rolled my eyeballs at how little story was driving it.  it has picked up speed enormously, and several of the interactions/ pairings, official, and unofficial have taken a life of their own, and the fan base, teen and perv seem to be having considerable input, and the input is heavily m/m.  the male and female lead took an entire season to find any chemistry, but the alpha sexy werewolf and the goober best friend fairly crackle with bromance, and there is an established gay character that they take a long time to figure out what to do with.  in fact, odds are that in the new season of 24 episodes! they will need to flesh him out, and he is one hot hawaiian boy.  wade through the first season at speed, although the blooper reels are probably funny.  by early
season two, i think you will be a fan.
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Post by: jack on January 20, 2013, 04:05:46 PM
re: jodie foster, i heard it the way i heard it.  those that defended her often did it cutting her slack, and i don't.  i won't repeat myself, as i am tempted to do, but nothing i have heard, nor reviewing the speech with a view towards finding some humility, has caused me to think anything but what i said i thought previously.
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Post by: bubba on January 20, 2013, 04:10:14 PM
re: jodie foster, i heard it the way i heard it.  those that defended her often did it cutting her slack, and i don't.  i won't repeat myself, as i am tempted to do, but nothing i have heard, nor reviewing the speech with a view towards finding some humility, has caused me to think anything but what i said i thought previously.


And did you see my post that Mel Gibson may be her babies Daddy?  If that is true, I really question her sanity!
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Post by: Tony_ on January 20, 2013, 08:11:45 PM
Downton Abbey FINALLY starts getting back on track !!!!  Branson has fled from Ireland after a Fenian castle-burning.  The dowager countess never liked that particular family so it was ok by her.  The fallen woman is on the road to semi-redemption.  And. Thomas has fallen, loopy, over the new footman, Jimmy.  And here I had thought he could never bother with anyone lower than a duke.
  This is real period-piece drama.  Even Lady Sybil is on board, and has written to a newspaper, and, according to the previews, may become a columnist.  Finally some freaking action !!!!
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 21, 2013, 08:55:45 AM
And did you see my post that Mel Gibson may be her babies Daddy?  If that is true, I really question her sanity!

Really! She might have at least picked Johnny Depp. ...  ;)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 21, 2013, 11:11:03 AM
re: jodie foster, i heard it the way i heard it.  those that defended her often did it cutting her slack, and i don't.  i won't repeat myself, as i am tempted to do, but nothing i have heard, nor reviewing the speech with a view towards finding some humility, has caused me to think anything but what i said i thought previously.

I'll repeat yourself for those who missed it in the previous thread.
 
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by equating ellen degeneris, lance bass, zaquary quinto, neil patrick harris, jesse tyler ferguson, andrew rannels, and countless others in the entertainment industry alone, never mind politics , journalism and sports, who have come out with honey boo boo mindless sensationalism (mind you, even "uncle poodle" the redneck gay family member showed more grace when outed by the show), dismissing all of them, and all of us who have chosen, at risk of life and limb, career and family, to live openly to put a face on gayness that the public could see, so that the world might be a bit safer for the young when they come out as of the same value, ms foster has shown herself to be completely lacking in grace, gratitude and empathy.  i may respect her talent, but i dislike her as a person profoundly.  she could turn this around by coming forward with a real apology showing an understanding of how grievously hurtful and disrespectful that part of her statement was to the very people who by dint of their sacrifice made her life and career possible.  i won't hold my breath waiting.  as if to ad further insult, her guest was the homophobic, anti semitic, wife beating mel gibson.

a pox on both their houses...


First, I'll repeat myself in saying that I'm not a huge Jodie Foster fan, and her realtionship with Mel Gibson has
always seemed odd to me, but really?  All those other people came out for all those noble reasons?  What about
those you didn't mention who haven't come out at all and even lie about their lives?  (Like Kevin Spacey.)  She may
not have ever publicly displayed the noble aspects you think the others have, but everyone has their own journey and
unless you have a pair of Foster mocassins, I wouldn't throw stones from your glass house so easily. There's a lot of
people and their actions that one could choose to take offense at and she rubbed you the wrong way, so be it. Many
of those you cited as positive examples were supportive of her.

(Also, I suppose if this conversation is to continue it should be in the COMING OUT, HOW & WHY thread.)
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Post by: oilgun on January 21, 2013, 11:13:55 AM
Tonight is Purefoy+Bacon night!!!  THE FOLLOWING premieres at 9:00PM on Fox and CTV. 
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Post by: doodler on January 21, 2013, 12:07:02 PM
I didn't know James Purefoy was in that. Been looking forward to it and now it's with bated breath!
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Post by: doodler on January 21, 2013, 08:06:25 PM
Oh wow!

And Touch is coming back in a couple weeks.
Go FOX!
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: oilgun on January 21, 2013, 08:55:14 PM
Oh wow!

And Touch is coming back in a couple weeks.
Go FOX!

Nice update on the "gay best friend" character.  They usually end up dead like in Single White Female which is on now.
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Post by: oilgun on January 21, 2013, 09:01:51 PM
What's with women and facial moles tonight?  Anderson Cooper interviewed some woman with a HUGE mole on her upper lip.  A main character in THE FOLLOWING had a HUGE mole above her lower lip.  Even CASTLE featured a woman with a HUGE mole above her lower lip. We're not talking Marilyn Monroe beauty marks, these were HUGE moles like you see on witches.  Forget the botox and implants, get rid of that HUGE mole.  Sheesh!
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Post by: jack on January 22, 2013, 04:43:48 AM
And did you see my post that Mel Gibson may be her babies Daddy?  If that is true, I really question her sanity!
actually, that would tend to explain a lot, although the kids look nothing like him.  mel gibson was not always a loon, and i don't think he was always a bigot either.  he may well be suffering from some form of late onset mental illness.  to look at the lost creature he has become as a relatively young man, and look again at his earlier life and works, the greatest sadness is not who he is now, but how he has fallen...
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Post by: jack on January 22, 2013, 04:45:58 AM
I didn't know James Purefoy was in that. Been looking forward to it and now it's with bated breath!
i think i may forgive you for all our misgivings just for saying BATED breath instead of baited, which sends me screaming from a computer screen...
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Post by: jack on January 22, 2013, 04:47:58 AM
And Touch is coming back in a couple weeks.
delighted to hear this! i had thought the show was a good bet to be cancelled, and i found it compelling.  terrific writing, and well acted.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: jack on January 22, 2013, 04:58:33 AM
I wouldn't throw stones from your glass house so easily.
sorry lyle, i wasn't throwing stones, i was explaining how a portion of her greater audience, myself included, took umbrage, since to some it was incomprehensible.  i shared a viewpoint, end of story.  i won't be boycotting her films or writing letters to the editor, or to her studio.

my life is my life, as is my opinion, and i am as entitled to my opinion as the next man.  after long and diligent effort, if battle seems overwrought, to procure the full measure of citizen ship and latterly make the world safer for the young who have prematurely tried to take advantage of the tide of change, i have earned the right to hold an opinion above and beyond it being my birthright.

(not repeating myself was my effort at not throwing stones, but damn i should have been a fire and brimstone preacher in the olden days)
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Post by: doodler on January 22, 2013, 09:00:56 AM
actually, that would tend to explain a lot, although the kids look nothing like him.  mel gibson was not always a loon, and i don't think he was always a bigot either.  he may well be suffering from some form of late onset mental illness.  to look at the lost creature he has become as a relatively young man, and look again at his earlier life and works, the greatest sadness is not who he is now, but how he has fallen...

Agree with this one hundred percent.


i think i may forgive you for all our misgivings just for saying BATED breath instead of baited, which sends me screaming from a computer screen...

 :)


delighted to hear this! i had thought the show was a good bet to be cancelled, and i found it compelling.  terrific writing, and well acted.

Me too. I thought at one time it WAS cancelled. Reruns of the first season have been playing on several non-FOX stations.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 22, 2013, 12:50:57 PM
sorry lyle, i wasn't throwing stones, i was explaining how a portion of her greater audience, myself included, took umbrage, since to some it was incomprehensible.  i shared a viewpoint, end of story.  i won't be boycotting her films or writing letters to the editor, or to her studio.

Even the sound byte that I heard/saw seemed, at best, rambling and disorganized, and in that sense not what I expected from Jodie Foster, but let be, let be. ...
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Post by: doodler on January 22, 2013, 03:18:03 PM
I'm with you there, Jeff. Seemed kind of strange, like she was undecided which way to jump.
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Post by: doodler on January 22, 2013, 03:20:07 PM
The Taste starts tonight. A "top chef" competition judged on one bite. Talk about limiting portion size! Must be filmed in NYC.
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Post by: morrobay on January 22, 2013, 04:57:54 PM
Glad you told me, I would have missed it....
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Post by: oilgun on January 22, 2013, 06:26:41 PM
The Taste starts tonight. A "top chef" competition judged on one bite. Talk about limiting portion size! Must be filmed in NYC.

Well so far so good.  Besides, it stars Nigela Lawson!  That woman could turn me around, I tells ya.  And I'm already in love with Ludo Lefebvre, natch.

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Post by: doodler on January 22, 2013, 07:38:44 PM
Yeah, I could see you and Ludo. The matching attitudes boggles my mind!

I love these cooking competitions especially as I have NO idea what any of them... cooks and judges... are talking about. The ingredients alone are so much Greek to me and I don't think any of the spoons have had anything Greek in them! So far, they like, like, like but don't choose. For myself, I'm interested ONLY in taste. I coulod care less what creates that.
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Post by: oilgun on January 22, 2013, 07:44:57 PM
Yeah, I could see you and Ludo. The matching attitudes boggles my mind!

I love these cooking competitions especially as I have NO idea what any of them... cooks and judges... are talking about. The ingredients alone are so much Greek to me and I don't think any of the spoons have had anything Greek in them! So far, they like, like, like but don't choose. For myself, I'm interested ONLY in taste. I coulod care less what creates that.

What do you mean by the matching attitudes?  :D

"I'm sorree but I must say NON."
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Post by: oilgun on January 22, 2013, 08:06:16 PM
So did they all pick four people?  I was multitasking...

Did I mention that I'm in love with Ludo Lefebvre?

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Post by: oilgun on January 22, 2013, 08:51:51 PM
My secret shame: THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER.  I love that show!

How hot is Luke Barnatt?  I have such a thing for big ears, I don't know why but I just do. Plus he seems like he's a ginger.  Bonus!!

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Post by: oilgun on January 22, 2013, 09:02:08 PM
WTF?! Is everyone in bed?  A little feedback would be appreciated.  ;)
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Post by: gwyllion on January 22, 2013, 09:11:23 PM
Big ears.... yes....

And now, I'm off to bed  ;)

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Post by: killersmom on January 22, 2013, 10:07:21 PM
I will comment, Oilgun, only because I am here, but not interested in the shows.

The first picture of Ludo is better.

Not so much on Luke.
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Post by: killersmom on January 22, 2013, 10:08:09 PM
NCIS, NCIS-LA, and Vegas are all reruns.
Jeez, get to the new episodes already.
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Post by: doodler on January 23, 2013, 07:52:15 AM
What do you mean by the matching attitudes?  :D

"I'm sorree but I must say NON."

Continental.
Hey, get upset when I say you're like that bored dane guy.

And no, they're not finished with the first round. I didn't keep track either but the previews show them picking at least one more each.
I like that the whole thing is "blind" ao they can be sending their own team home... keeps things honest.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 23, 2013, 11:02:15 AM
NCIS, NCIS-LA, and Vegas are all reruns.
Jeez, get to the new episodes already.

It appears the next new ones for those shows will be Feb. 5.

The Mentalist: Jan. 27
Person of Interest: Jan. 31.

Criminal Minds and CSI have new ones tonight and then skip a week.



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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 23, 2013, 11:15:43 AM

I watched The Taste. To an audience, watching other people taste food is like
watching The Voice and only the judges can hear them sing.

I recently heard a statistic of how many people go to bed hungry in the
United States every night. It's a staggergin number and I wondered what
all these people think of the plethora of cooking shows on television and
food advertisements and the like.

Reminds me of one of Lily Tomlin's biting satires from the 80's when she
did a character who was trying to sell the idea of "snacking between meals"
to third world countries.  She says, "These people don't even know where
their next meal is coming from. The idea of snacking between meals has
just never occurred to them!"

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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 23, 2013, 11:48:55 AM
NCIS, NCIS-LA, and Vegas are all reruns.
Jeez, get to the new episodes already.

I did watch the Vegas episode. It's the one where Laura Savino first appears, and it's also the one I've referenced before, where Ralph tells Jack not to intefere with Dixon, and Jack asks if interfering is what Ralph thinks Jack was doing, running the family ranch and "raising your son" while Ralph was "off being an MP."

I skipped both NCIS shows and opted for a movie on Turner Classics, How to Steal a Million, from 1966, with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, directed by William Wyler. I had to watch it because it was the movie that was showing when my grandma and grandpa took me to Radio City Music Hall.  :D
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Post by: doodler on January 23, 2013, 05:34:56 PM
I watched The Taste. To an audience, watching other people taste food is like
watching The Voice and only the judges can hear them sing.

That's the way I feel about modern comedies.
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Post by: doodler on January 23, 2013, 05:36:06 PM
I think Arrow is new tonight.
Wish it was a show I looked forward to every week rather than one I watched because it was better than the shopping channel.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 23, 2013, 07:58:04 PM
I think Arrow is new tonight.
Wish it was a show I looked forward to every week rather than one I watched because it was better than the shopping channel.

I just watch it to see Stephen Amell with his shirt off.  :-\

Maybe I should check out the shopping channel.  ???
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Post by: doodler on January 23, 2013, 08:19:06 PM
Don't bother. They all wear clothes. Lots and lots of clothes.
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Post by: oilgun on January 23, 2013, 08:44:46 PM
I couldn't find Arrow anywhere.  I also looked for the premiere of Justified season 4, which my TV critic said was on at 9PM on FX.  Instead i got two episodes of the execrable How I met your mother. (I don't really know if it is execrable, I was just pissed off)

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Luckily I was able to watch the finale of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, which is, I'm still watching it, amazing!

(Dominique-nique-nique s'en allait tout sinplement...)

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Post by: gwyllion on January 23, 2013, 08:48:16 PM
Justified airs in the US on Tuesday nights at 10:00 on FX.

We are on season 4, episode 4.
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Post by: gwyllion on January 23, 2013, 08:53:41 PM
 I have such a thing for big ears, I don't know why but I just do.

Oh, look, it's the winner of the National Television Award (UK) for Best Male Performance, which took place earlier today... it's Mr. Colin Morgan

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Post by: oilgun on January 23, 2013, 09:02:48 PM
Justified airs in the US on Tuesday nights at 10:00 on FX.

We are on season 4, episode 4.

Sorry I meant season 4.  We also have an FX channel in Canada and it was supposed to premier tonight but it didn't. 

Plus I'm freezing my ass off.  I can't seem to get the apartment warmed up.  I'm wearing three pairs of socks.  Check out my avatar, that's what I'm wearing right now, lol!
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Post by: gwyllion on January 23, 2013, 09:06:36 PM
Sorry I meant season 4.  We also have an FX channel in Canada and it was supposed to premier tonight but it didn't. 

Plus I'm freezing my ass off.  I can't seem to get the apartment warmed up.  I'm wearing three pairs of socks.  Check out my avatar, that's what I'm wearing right now, lol!

I'm just a bit south of a friend from Montreal who just sent me this:

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Post by: jack on January 23, 2013, 09:06:37 PM
My secret shame: THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER.  I love that show!
How hot is Luke Barnatt?  I have such a thing for big ears, I don't know why but I just do. Plus he seems like he's a ginger.  Bonus!!
easy answer, no shame. ufc is indistinguishable from gay porn and big ears = good handles
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Post by: oilgun on January 23, 2013, 09:14:59 PM
Oh, look, it's the winner of the National Television Award (UK) for Best Male Performance, which took place earlier today... it's Mr. Colin Morgan

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Oh yeah, I love him too!  I do feel a bit uncomfortable because he looks so young, but man I would definitely......
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Post by: oilgun on January 23, 2013, 09:19:47 PM
I'm just a bit south of a friend from Montreal who just sent me this:

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LOL! The look on that cat's face is priceless!

It's pretty bad here.  Some homeless people refuse to go into shelters because they say they are infested with bedbugs.  I don't know how they manage.
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Post by: doodler on January 23, 2013, 09:38:43 PM
Arrow's on the CW. Maybe you don't get that one? It's non cable cable.
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Post by: killersmom on January 23, 2013, 10:42:27 PM
It appears the next new ones for those shows will be Feb. 5.

The Mentalist: Jan. 27
Person of Interest: Jan. 31.

Criminal Minds and CSI have new ones tonight and then skip a week.

Jeez I wish they would quit juggling all these schedules, so we could just look forward to new episodes after the Christmas break. :P
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Post by: killersmom on January 23, 2013, 10:48:24 PM
I think Arrow is new tonight.
Wish it was a show I looked forward to every week rather than one I watched because it was better than the shopping channel.

Yes it was. I DVR'd it because I got caught up in Rachel Maddow tonight.
I need to start DVRing her show so I can watch it on a regular basis.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on January 24, 2013, 02:24:06 AM
i think i may forgive you for all our misgivings just for saying BATED breath instead of baited, which sends me screaming from a computer screen...


jack,

That's a pet peeve of mine too, grammar snob that I am...

I know, back to topic...

Anyone else on this thread watch THE MIDDLE?
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Post by: killersmom on January 24, 2013, 09:33:05 AM
Not me, sorry.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 24, 2013, 09:34:07 AM
easy answer, no shame. ufc is indistinguishable from gay porn and big ears = good handles

Gee, maybe I should check out UFC.  :-\
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 24, 2013, 09:36:25 AM
Luckily I was able to watch the finale of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, which is, I'm still watching it, amazing!

(Dominique-nique-nique s'en allait tout simplement...)

OMG! You mean they had Debbie Reynolds reprising The Singing Nun?

 ;D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 24, 2013, 09:42:11 AM
Jeez I wish they would quit juggling all these schedules, so we could just look forward to new episodes after the Christmas break. :P

Wouldn't that be nice?

The only advantage that I can see for myself is that with all these repeats--especially this week--if a show I normally prefer is a repeat, sometimes I can watch a different show; even if the different show is also a repeat, its episode will be new to me.

Example: If Law and Order: SVU is a repeat, I watch Criminal Minds instead.
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Post by: killersmom on January 24, 2013, 10:58:49 AM
Wouldn't that be nice?

The only advantage that I can see for myself is that with all these repeats--especially this week--if a show I normally prefer is a repeat, sometimes I can watch a different show; even if the different show is also a repeat, its episode will be new to me.

Example: If Law and Order: SVU is a repeat, I watch Criminal Minds instead.

True, Jeff that is ONE advantage. The problem is that all these breaks, going back and forth between the current stories and the reruns tends to be confusing.

The new series starts. We see episodes that have continuity because they are one after another. The Christmas break arrives and the shows are preempted. Then late mid to late January rolls around (REALLY? Christmas stuff lasts this long?? ??)and we start to see new episodes that pick up from way back in early December and one starts getting back into the groove of the story lines......AND THEY START SHOWING RERUNS........AGAIN!!

It just doesn't make sense, unless they want to get by with making less episodes (they don't make enough now!) and so have to intersperse the second half of the season with all these reruns in order to make it to the SUMMER RERUN SEASON, where it starts all over again until the "NEW" season.

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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 24, 2013, 11:06:06 AM
True, Jeff that is ONE advantage. The problem is that all these breaks, going back and forth between the current stories and the reruns tends to be confusing.

The new series starts. We see episodes that have continuity because they are one after another. The Christmas break arrives and the shows are preempted. Then late mid to late January rolls around (REALLY? Christmas stuff lasts this long?? ??)and we start to see new episodes that pick up from way back in early December and one starts getting back into the groove of the story lines......AND THEY START SHOWING RERUNS........AGAIN!!

It just doesn't make sense, unless they want to get by with making less episodes (they don't make enough now!) and so have to intersperse the second half of the season with all these reruns in order to make it to the SUMMER RERUN SEASON, where it starts all over again until the "NEW" season.

Oh, I don't dispute that. We had, what, one new episode of Elementary to establish that Joan has lied to stay with Sherlock, and now we're getting another rerun? And the TV commercials I've seen this week so far seem to indicate that this week's episode is one that has already been rerun once already!  >:(
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Post by: doodler on January 24, 2013, 11:34:37 AM
For one thing, it's awards season. For another there are all these sports things that HAVE to be broadcast or bring down the wrath of god. There aren't enough people who watch regular tv who complain to the networks, so we get what we get.
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Post by: killersmom on January 24, 2013, 11:43:06 AM
Good point, Sherry. I only every got a result one time by writing and complaining.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 24, 2013, 01:17:25 PM
That's the way I feel about modern comedies.

  Does that make sense?

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Post by: jack on January 24, 2013, 01:20:29 PM
Gee, maybe I should check out UFC.  :-\
OMG... you HAVEN'T??  best do so in the privacy of your room, or whatever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG2fFblSTBM
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 24, 2013, 01:24:16 PM
Good point, Sherry. I only every got a result one time by writing and complaining.

  Now I'm curious...about?
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 24, 2013, 01:29:41 PM
Anyone else on this thread watch THE MIDDLE?

I do.  I've been watching it for a couple years!

(HENS: is a terrible mascot for a school, don't you think?)

What word did BRICK repeat last night when he was talking
to Axl's girl friend?  I've been trying to think of it this morning.

...morning...
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 24, 2013, 01:39:56 PM
It just doesn't make sense, unless they want to get by with making less episodes (they don't make enough now!) and so have to intersperse the second half of the season with all these reruns in order to make it to the SUMMER RERUN SEASON, where it starts all over again until the "NEW" season.

In the late 60's and early to mid-70's they didn't do that.  If they only had 24 episodes a year
they just ran new ones, mostly, until March when they ran out.  When the networks discovered
that ad prices were based on ratings in three sweeps months, Nov., Feb. and May, they started
to stretch out the episodes so they'd have new ones in May to bring in more viewers. Which meant
popping in reruns a lot. It can be very maddening when you want to watch something and you've
seen it. Reruns hold no allure anymore either when you can see them online or tape them or whatever.

It does interefere with the rhythm of a show when they stop and start them like that, though.
NBC was terrible about that with Friends, especially.  It's one reason I think reality shows became
popular. They are on every week and new episodes. It is satisfying.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 24, 2013, 02:00:17 PM

What are some TV shows that you posters have liked over the years that you wish had NOT been cancelled?
That lasted only a season or less even?  Or that was on awhile, but you didn't want it to stop?

I'll start:

Recently, I coulda watched another season of THE EVENT.
I really liked BETTER OFF TED and ALCATRAZ. I enjoyed the
Indian enfused comedy OUTSOURCED.

In the past, I was really upset when ABC cancelled OUR WORLD back in the 80's.
At the time, ABC said they got more letters about that than about anything ever,
but they wouldn't reconsider.  It even spawned a 30 min. syndicated "same idea"
type of show, but it was terrible--it didn't have Linda Ellerbee's insights or wit.

In the early 90's I wished HOMEFRONT hadn't been cancelled, but it was
on three good seasons and emmy nominated for Best Drama all three times.
(It's in the Top Ten list of shows people would like to see released on DVD
on tvshowsondvd.com. A young Kyle Chandler was one of the stars.)

In the 70's CBS aired MARY - Mary Tyler's Moore variety show series, but
never gave it a chance. It aired only 2-3 times. The same year ABC only
aired 2 episodes of APPLE PIE with Rue MaClanahan. Hard to know if
either of those would've made it past one season, but when something is
axed so quickly you can only be wistful.

When I was young I was really p.o.'d when two series in particular were axed:
Don't laugh, but I was very upset CBS cancelled Gilligan's Island!  LOL! And at
the same time THE TIME TUNNEL was not renewed for a second season.

What might have been!  Heh!
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Post by: killersmom on January 24, 2013, 02:03:08 PM
  Now I'm curious...about?


Oh I am sorry, I did not get more specific. It did not have to do with complaining about something on TV and getting a result.
I am in NONE of the demographics that networks look for when it comes to changes in their broadcasting habits.
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Post by: killersmom on January 24, 2013, 02:10:36 PM
What are some TV shows that you posters have liked over the years that you wish had NOT been cancelled?
That lasted only a season or less even?  Or that was on awhile, but you didn't want it to stop?

Oh this is easy for me:

DEAD LIKE ME

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348913/

PUSHING DAISIES

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0925266/

OUTER LIMITS 1963-1965

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056777/

I'll think of some more.
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Post by: doodler on January 24, 2013, 03:05:45 PM
Good point, Sherry. I only every got a result one time by writing and complaining.

Well, there was Jericoh a couple years ago.
Enough people have to complain before something is done. Saying I did it once and nothing happen is like wanting to have a baby, having sex once and then giving up on both because you didn't get a kid out of it. (On the other hand, if you DON'T want a baby, having sex just once is often the key to the maternity ward.)
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Post by: doodler on January 24, 2013, 03:07:10 PM


(HENS: is a terrible mascot for a school, don't you think?)



Yeah, you'd think they'd have gone with Cocks.
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Post by: Tony_ on January 24, 2013, 04:31:50 PM
The Last Resort finale is on, tonight.  I have no choice.  Went this long with it, I guess I have to do it.  This show is in the strange territory of jumping the shark, without ever having found the shark.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 24, 2013, 06:41:19 PM
OMG... you HAVEN'T??  best do so in the privacy of your room, or whatever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG2fFblSTBM


Thanks, Jack. I'll have to check that out.  :)
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 24, 2013, 06:46:57 PM
What are some TV shows that you posters have liked over the years that you wish had NOT been cancelled?
That lasted only a season or less even?  Or that was on awhile, but you didn't want it to stop?

Moonlight, the vampire detective series with Alex O'Loughlin from a few years back.

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In the past, I was really upset when ABC cancelled OUR WORLD back in the 80's.
At the time, ABC said they got more letters about that than about anything ever,
but they wouldn't reconsider.

I remember that show! I liked it a lot.
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Post by: Tony_ on January 24, 2013, 07:25:33 PM
The Last Resort finale is on, tonight.  I have no choice.  Went this long with it, I guess I have to do it.  This show is in the strange territory of jumping the shark, without ever having found the shark.
  Boy, was I wrong !!!!  This show went out with a bang.  Actually, two.  It has my own vote for best wrapping-up.  And lived up to its title, as the last resort.  Wow !!!!
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Post by: doodler on January 24, 2013, 08:15:55 PM
They certainly did a great job, from start to explosive finish.

I still think it should be tied in as a prelude to Revolution....
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Post by: doodler on January 24, 2013, 09:17:17 PM
Vegas
Tues/1/29 -- Mia's father, Rizzo, blindsides Jack; when Dixon saves a girl from drowning, he realizes she was poisoned; Savino and his crew are stranded in the desert

Tues2/5 ---  As Jack needs to break devastating news to Mia, he also needs to hide crucial information from her and her brother.
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Post by: doodler on January 24, 2013, 09:46:04 PM
Oh god! Jimmy Kimmel has Matt damon... or rather, Matt has Jimmy. And LOTS of others tonight.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 25, 2013, 07:28:44 AM
Vegas
Tues/1/29 -- Mia's father, Rizzo, blindsides Jack; when Dixon saves a girl from drowning, he realizes she was poisoned; Savino and his crew are stranded in the desert

Tues2/5 ---  As Jack needs to break devastating news to Mia, he also needs to hide crucial information from her and her brother.

Mia has a brother? Somehow that sounds ominous to me.

At least it looks like we have Jack for at least two more weeks.

If Dixon is going to be saving a girl from drowning, I wonder whether we'll get to see him without his shirt?  ;D

Thanks, Doodler!
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Post by: suelyblu on January 25, 2013, 08:38:52 AM
Eastenders UK.
************

Dot Brannan has just returned to "the square" .....after being away for MONTHS.
She turned over the house to Cora... to live there on the understanding Cora paid the rent while she was away.
Dot got a letter from the landlords saying she is £1,000 over due with her rent as none had been paid.
Considering the rental of a house in London is at the very least £1,000 upwards a month.....and Dot has been away for around 5 months or more......I think she has got off rather lightly !!! :D :D :D
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Post by: bubba on January 25, 2013, 06:25:47 PM
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Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday!
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Post by: doodler on January 25, 2013, 06:32:13 PM
On the positive side of all the reruns, I've been able to catch up on the entire Scandal story. Have to say I've discovered it is THE most touching, romantic love story on tv in a long time.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 26, 2013, 09:54:18 AM
I am very grateful that a neighbor recently mentioned to me that our building's cable service presently includes ME-TV.

This morning I caught an episode of The Rebel, with Nick Adams. The guest star for the episode was none other than James Drury, later of The Virginian; I recognized him at once.

The Rebel was already in syndication when I was a little boy. I don't remember it from Prime Time, but I do have vague memories of syndicated reruns. I must have been a very small boy at the time, and it was a long time ago. ...

Nick Adams was sexy. ...
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Post by: bentgyro on January 26, 2013, 02:28:05 PM
He was and (sigh) I remember him on Prime Time ;)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 26, 2013, 05:01:24 PM
He was and (sigh) I remember him on Prime Time ;)

After a second episode of The Rebel, they showed an episode of Wagon Train, one of the black and white ones, with good old Ward Bond as Maj. Seth Adams, the wagon master, and hunky, manly Robert Horton as the scout, Flint McCullough. And the guest stars were Shelly Winters (when she was still thin  :o ) and Dean Stockwell (who was cuter than I realized he was when he was that young).

I miss Westerns.  :-\
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Post by: killersmom on January 26, 2013, 05:37:10 PM
Me too. THOSE Westerns!

I don't have that station! :P
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Post by: doodler on January 26, 2013, 05:41:18 PM
NOT Me-TV here.

"Ward Bond is dead" became a catch phrase around home when I was growing up, but I can't remember why. I do remember that most of that cast died what I considered fairly young... and that was BEFORE I considered 60 young!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 26, 2013, 07:48:11 PM
NOT Me-TV here.

"Ward Bond is dead" became a catch phrase around home when I was growing up, but I can't remember why. I do remember that most of that cast died what I considered fairly young... and that was BEFORE I considered 60 young!

Nick Adams died of a prescription drug overdose at age 37 in 1968. John McIntire became the wagon master of Wagon Train because Ward Bond died; I forget which year. But Bond had a long career; he'd been in movies since the mid-1930s at least. In 1939 alone he played a frontiersman friend of Henry Fonda in Drums Along the Mohawk and the Yankee officer friend of Clark Gable--the one who comes to arrest Ashley Wilkes--in Gone With the Wind. He was in The Searchers with John Wayne, too. I'm not sure whether Robert Horton is still living or not; I just read up on him, but I got the sense that the Wikipedia article might not be up to date. If he is still living, he'll be 89 this year--and that's almost as difficult to believe as how old I'll be this year!

I guess I'm going to have to start buying DVDs of some of these old shows so I can spend my old age lusting after long-dead cowboy actors.  :-\
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on January 26, 2013, 08:39:53 PM
And there are SO many of them, Jeff!  Way too many to list here.  Tell me your favorites and I'll tell you mine!    >:D

BTW, Ward Bond died of a heart attack in November, 1960, in the middle of WAGON TRAIN's fourth season.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 26, 2013, 09:46:20 PM
And there are SO many of them, Jeff!  Way too many to list here.  Tell me your favorites and I'll tell you mine!    >:D

Well, I suppose they aren't all dead--yet--but some certainly are; I'm not going to take the time right now to research. I'm just going to throw out a few names: Guy Madison (I know he is dead), Robert Fuller, Ty Hardin, Clint Walker, Doug McClure (deceased), Peter Brown (Laredo), Chuck Connors (he's gone, too), Rory Calhoun, Michael Landon (of course also deceased), Hugh O'Brien.

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BTW, Ward Bond died of a heart attack in November, 1960, in the middle of WAGON TRAIN's fourth season.

Was it as early as '60? Thanks. I would have had to look that up.
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Post by: jack on January 26, 2013, 10:05:00 PM
He was and (sigh) I remember him on Prime Time ;)
i had bad bad thoughts about nick adams as the rebel, may well have started me down the long long road of leather garments.

and yes, i saw the shaw as it was broadcast originally.
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Post by: jack on January 26, 2013, 10:12:59 PM
check out THE BIG SKY, kirk douglas was the lead, but dewey martin... (https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcontent7.flixster.com%2Fphoto%2F11%2F86%2F62%2F11866289_gal.jpg&hash=4061bf497f816f15094149f686d0d7b0)

was my crush... he was also in the first THE THING...ETC.
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Post by: jack on January 26, 2013, 10:17:27 PM
AND...(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcontent6.flixster.com%2Fphoto%2F11%2F86%2F63%2F11866304_gal.jpg&hash=6ec8a2f883508acb5da1c43fcacea11f)
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Post by: jack on January 26, 2013, 10:21:48 PM
and another with the leather pants and shirt he wore throughout the film.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 27, 2013, 05:45:46 PM
Yup. Dewey Martin was hot. I've seen The Big Sky--good movie, worth seeing again, and not just for Dewey all leathered up.  ;D  Too bad he didn't have a bigger career. He did some things for Disney, too, including a four-part Daniel Boone series before Fess Parker's Boone TV show.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 27, 2013, 05:53:11 PM
i had bad bad thoughts about nick adams as the rebel, may well have started me down the long long road of leather garments.

In all seriousness, when I was watching yesterday, I was admiring his shirt.  ::)

And while we're on the subject of costuming, when I see some of these old shows, I've been surprised to see that more guys than I remembered wear tight pants tucked inside tall, shiny boots. That's a look I've associated with the Lone Ranger, but now I've seen it on other shows, too. I had no memory of it in connection with any character who wasn't a cavalryman other than the Lone Ranger, but clearly there was some kind of influence, subconscious or otherwise, on me, because I've always been turned on by that "look."
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Post by: doodler on January 27, 2013, 06:27:28 PM
Ah, but the Lone Ranger WAS a cavalryman.
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Post by: bubba on January 27, 2013, 08:02:34 PM
Don't know if anyone is watching the SAGS.  Here are the winners so far!

http://www.sagawards.org/awards/nominees-and-recipients/19th-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards
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Post by: doodler on January 27, 2013, 08:37:53 PM
Watching the Hallmark movie, The Makeover, which is the normal sweet story. But it's easy to watch. The best thing about Hallmark shows are their commercials. They never miss the heart!
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Post by: killersmom on January 27, 2013, 08:38:07 PM
I was so very excited that "Downton Abbey" won for best ensemble in a TV drama series.
They were VERY surprised as well.
Only 5 actors represented the cast of 22.

Phyllis Logan-Mrs. Hughes accepted the award.
Michelle Dockery-Lady Mary Crawley
Allen Leech   -Tom Branson
Sophie McShera-Daisy Mason
Amy Nuttall   -Ethel Parks
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Post by: killersmom on January 27, 2013, 08:42:12 PM
Oh and Anne Hathaway best supporting actor for "Les Miserables"
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Post by: Tony_ on January 28, 2013, 01:39:43 PM
Downton Abbey kept up the pace last night.  Thomas, as I suspected, does have a heart.  And I have to wonder what revenge O'Brien is going to get from Thomas' wantings for the new footman.
 Also, clearly the baby must be baptised (gasp) as a Catholic.  But I don't see how the estate could ever revert to a Papist heir, as she is female.  That's the problem, anyway, the laws of transfer.
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Post by: doodler on January 28, 2013, 03:14:19 PM
I must have slept through the part where Thomas found a heart.

So the chauffeur will go back to Ireland, get gaoled or shot kilt and the new baby will belong to Mathew and what's her name.
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Post by: doodler on January 28, 2013, 05:56:12 PM
The second episode of the Bacon-Purefoy series, The Following is on FOX tonight at 9 (eastern.)
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Post by: Tony_ on January 28, 2013, 06:08:53 PM
....I must have slept through the part where Thomas found a heart.
  He cracked up real bad over the death of Lady Sybil.  Few had ever been kind to him, in his life, he said, and she was one of them.
 Sherry, I have known that you are schmooze-aversive since you said you never saw "The Sound of Music".  But not seeing Thomas weep? This is beginning to be a pattern  :D.....
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Post by: doodler on January 28, 2013, 07:23:31 PM
Well, it's repeated several times during the week, including at 8 every Sunday and since NEXT Sunday is totally without merit tv-wise, I'll re watch this week's epsiode just to see that. Wonder if the new footman is going to make him weep too. Guess that's too much to hope for.

One other thing I'm hoping for... that you are not going to watch Zero Hour....
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 28, 2013, 08:40:33 PM
Sherry, I have known that you are schmooze-aversive since you said you never saw "The Sound of Music".  But not seeing Thomas weep? This is beginning to be a pattern  :D.....

No offense intended, but I think you might mean schmaltz-aversive. ...

But perhaps she's averse to schmoozing as well. ...
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Post by: bubba on January 28, 2013, 09:40:43 PM
I watched Oprah interview Cissy Houston and I have to say it is probably the best (most candid) interview I have ever seen.

They followed it up with an old interview of Oprah interviewing Whitney.  I had honestly forgotten how beautiful she was.  It was also a very candid interview, quite heart breaking actually.


Just brings it all back, what a tragic waste of a life!    :'(


http://www.dlisted.com/2013/01/29/cissy-houston-doesnt-bobby-brown-and-doesnt-thought-whitney-lezzing-out-her-best-friend


A slightly different take on the interview, pretty funny!


I guess rumour has it Whitney was gay!


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Post by: Tony_ on January 29, 2013, 08:54:26 AM
No offense intended, but I think you might mean schmaltz-aversive. ...

But perhaps she's averse to schmoozing as well. ...
   Jeff, yeah, that's what I really meant.  Thanks.  As for applying both to the lady....... I value my life, and so will say no more  :).
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Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 08:59:01 AM
I know where you live
and I have guns a means of preemptive self defense.  >:D
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Post by: Tony_ on January 29, 2013, 09:03:17 AM
 I can say no more  :).
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Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 09:28:19 AM
The Taste, second episode, tonight at 8 and Vegas at 10.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 29, 2013, 11:16:28 AM
The Taste, second episode, tonight at 8 and Vegas at 10.

And I'm sweatin' bullets over Jack's fate.  :(

At least it appears from the previews that we get to see him without a shirt at least one more time.  >:D
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Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 11:26:29 AM
Save that ammo... it may be worth a fortune in a few years.  ;D
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Post by: bentgyro on January 29, 2013, 11:58:15 AM
Re: old cowboy shows...........do any of you remember The Travels of Jaime McPheeters?
That's where I first saw Charles Bronson and thought he was the sexiest man ever! 8)
My lifelong crush and I have always liked little guys! ;) :D :D









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Post by: bentgyro on January 29, 2013, 04:20:51 PM
I've been watching the three part gem that preceeds Downton Abbey and enjoying it.
It's called Chatsworth House that has belonged to the present duke 's family for 450 yrs and all the things
that are being done to preserve the whole estate.  The staff (700) seem pretty loyal and lots seem to be
long term.
They have a thriving tour business and a store attached that sells things that are raised on the estate.
I noticed Fallow Deer in some of the pastures along with sheep and cattle, apparently pheasents and other birds, too.
It's intersting to see the dynamics of a well run estate.
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Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 06:16:41 PM
Just saw a preview for tonight's Vegas

There is a scene where the Chiklis character and two of his minions are stuck out on the desert at night. One of his guys says
"I saw an adventure show once where the guys had to huddle together all night, for warmth." A pause while he takes in the looks he's getting, then, "Ok, I'll go try the fire again."

Then there is Jack tied to a chair facing his girl friend's mob daddy who is holding a gun weapon on him.
Jack says, "You don't have to do this."
Daddy says, "Oh, but I want to."

Can't wait! Vegas with humor!
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Post by: oilgun on January 29, 2013, 06:23:47 PM
THE TASTE:  Thank the gods we won't be seeing that investment banker and his unfortunate sartorial choices again!
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Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 06:40:17 PM
WHO would want to be on Bourdain's team? He really loves everything but none of it is quite good enough and he's going to be kicking himself yada yada yada. If this show is renewed for a second season I hope he moves on to  Kung Fu Chef instead.
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Post by: oilgun on January 29, 2013, 06:50:51 PM
WHO would want to be on Bourdain's team? He really loves everything but none of it is quite good enough and he's going to be kicking himself yada yada yada. If this show is renewed for a second season I hope he moves on to  Kung Fu Chef instead.

Well he does have three people picked.  I loved Ludo's last pick, he reminded me of a likeable version of Reichen Lehmkuhl from The Amazing Race.
I know what you mean though, he's very annoying.  I would want to be on Ludo's team of course or Nigella's because I love her.

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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 29, 2013, 07:05:12 PM
Then there is Jack tied to a chair facing his girl friend's mob daddy who is holding a gun weapon on him.
Jack says, "You don't have to do this."
Daddy says, "Oh, but I want to."

That I've seen in commercials, though I wasn't able to notice that Jack is tied to a chair.

In another hour (here on the East Coast) I guess we'll see how that actually plays out.

I've also seen Dixon in a bathing suit.  :)
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Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 08:38:45 PM
Back to The Taste
maybe it was just the way it was edited but if that is the way it actually went down, I think it was totally unfair than Sir Anthony got to taste BOTH spoonfuls before choosing. No one else got to do that. He should have had to taste one, say yea or nay and if nay, taste the last. If he didn't like want THAT one either he would have to take the cook anyway OR go with 3 on his team.
Can't imagine he is much of a team leader. He's pretty much "the boss."
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Post by: oilgun on January 29, 2013, 09:11:14 PM
Back to The Taste
maybe it was just the way it was edited but if that is the way it actually went down, I think it was totally unfair than Sir Anthony got to taste BOTH spoonfuls before choosing. No one else got to do that. He should have had to taste one, say yea or nay and if nay, taste the last. If he didn't like want THAT one either he would have to take the cook anyway OR go with 3 on his team.
Can't imagine he is much of a team leader. He's pretty much "the boss."

I don't even know what you are talking about.  Of course, my attention wasn't completely on the TV so I must have missed something.
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Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 10:00:50 PM
Like the end of the show?
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Post by: oilgun on January 29, 2013, 11:12:18 PM
Like the end of the show?

I did miss the end of the show thanks to a bizarre power outage.  It took about 10 minutes for me to turn the TV back on, lo!
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Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 11:52:46 PM
I think it's rerun some time during the week. The part I'm talking about starts just before the last commercial break (not the one at the very end of the hour, the one about 5-6 minutes before that.) They're down to two contestants... a Laotian woman and a really cute guy... and Bourdain is the only one who needs another team member. (I was going to say just member but I didn't want to distract anyone.) Yes, it's edited for suspense (!) but it was unfair.
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Post by: killersmom on January 30, 2013, 12:47:40 AM
Well it looks as if Jack might lose his girlfriend soon.
I hate seeing the loss of all those vintage cars. :P

I can imagine Chicago is not going to sit still about Rizzo's death.

At least Jack is still around. I wonder how he is going to explain all the burn marks on his chest to his girlfriend.
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Post by: killersmom on January 30, 2013, 01:16:22 AM
The new Diet Coke commercial!!

http://youtu.be/HuHV4gwSXn4

OH YEAH!! ::)

And I am posting it purely for visual enjoyment!!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 30, 2013, 07:02:41 AM
Well it looks as if Jack might lose his girlfriend soon.
I hate seeing the loss of all those vintage cars. :P

I can imagine Chicago is not going to sit still about Rizzo's death.

At least Jack is still around. I wonder how he is going to explain all the burn marks on his chest to his girlfriend.

Yes, thank goodness, Jack is OK. On the other hand, from the preview of next week's episode, it looks like he lies about Rizzo's death to Mia (in my opinion, stupid but perhaps understandable), and he also lies about it to Ralph (in my opinion really a dumb move).

I don't like Mia. She's hard as brass, and I think her looks are too brittle. I really don't see what Jack sees in her--other than as the obvious plot device, I mean.

And just when I start to think I really actually like Savino, he's now harboring an escaped multiple-murderer who's now "working" for him?  ???

Nice views of Dixon in those swim trunks. The boy's got a very nice torso for a young man. Nice perky nipples. ...  ;D  >:D
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Post by: doodler on January 30, 2013, 09:03:06 AM
Just like on New Norm last night!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 30, 2013, 10:25:21 AM
Just like on New Norm last night!

What is just like on New Normal last night?  ???
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Post by: doodler on January 30, 2013, 10:38:26 AM
Perky nipples on men....
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Post by: doodler on January 30, 2013, 10:40:38 AM
Tonight's line up...
Arrow at 8
and Nashville at 10.
Probably, for me, L & O in between.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 30, 2013, 11:38:36 AM
Perky nipples on men....

Got it. Thanks.

(I'd bet that on neither show were they as perky as the ones I saw on a guy at my gym yesterday.  >:D)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 30, 2013, 11:39:32 AM

I forgot THE TASTE was on last night. I happened upon a two-hour
American Experience documentary on Henry Ford and watched that!
Last week, The Taste was repeated on Sat., maybe it will be again.

Two new episodes of RAISING HOPE aired last night and they were
quite amusing.  The first was done tongue in cheek like an episode of
Modern Family (it was called "Modern Wedding") and was hilarious.
The second was the first of a two-parter which they made light of
at the end of the program.

YO ZAPPA DO!
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Post by: doodler on January 30, 2013, 11:46:16 AM
Got it. Thanks.

(I'd bet that on neither show were they as perky as the ones I saw on a guy at my gym yesterday.  >:D)

Lucky you!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 30, 2013, 11:54:47 AM

Speaking of perky, my friend Ken said he saw Joseph Gordon Levitt at his gym recently!

(He said one of the employees told him JGL was late that day, he usually comes in at 5am!
So I am expecting Ken to start going to the gym at 5am!)
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Post by: suelyblu on January 30, 2013, 03:17:02 PM
The new Diet Coke commercial!!

http://youtu.be/HuHV4gwSXn4

OH YEAH!! ::)

And I am posting it purely for visual enjoyment!!

Does he have a business card ??  >:D :D :D
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Post by: bubba on January 30, 2013, 03:58:53 PM
Speaking of perky, my friend Ken said he saw Joseph Gordon Levitt at his gym recently!

(He said one of the employees told him JGL was late that day, he usually comes in at 5am!
So I am expecting Ken to start going to the gym at 5am!)



That little Heath look a like, I would love to meet him!




I have 11 VEGAS on my PVR, I think I am just going to have a marathon one weekend.


I believe Modern Family is a re-run, so will probably tune in to Law and Order SVU, and PVR American Idol.   :)
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Post by: oilgun on January 30, 2013, 06:16:45 PM
I finally found ARROW.  With its 7:00 PM time-slot, it's no wonder I had trouble finding it.  Anyway, I wasn't impressed with it at all, the best thing about it is Arrow's ripped torso.  Oh well, can't win 'em all.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on January 30, 2013, 06:27:25 PM
Can't believe my good fortune, being able to watch THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER on TCM!  This Loretta Young movie (for which she won an Oscar) is one of my favorites.  Why the hell it isn't on DVD is a mystery.
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Post by: bubba on January 30, 2013, 07:00:00 PM
Catherine Zeta Jones on Ellen, talking about her husband Michael in Liberance:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2270858/Catherine-Zeta-Jones-husband-Michael-Douglass-love-scenes-male-star-Liberace-film.html


Also some pics from the film!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 30, 2013, 07:06:56 PM
The best thing about it is Arrow's ripped torso.  Oh well, can't win 'em all.

Gee, you say that like it's a bad thing.  ;D

And we get to see that ripped torso at least once in each and every episode. I think it must be in Stephen Amell's contract.  ;D
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Post by: oilgun on January 30, 2013, 07:41:26 PM
Gee, you say that like it's a bad thing.  ;D

And we get to see that ripped torso at least once in each and every episode. I think it must be in Stephen Amell's contract.  ;D

Don't get me wrong, the guy is totally one of my types, ripped and a bit stunned, but I found the level of acting to be pretty low all around.  I thought for sure it was one of those awful low-budget Canadian shows that try to look American. I did like that psycho 'the Count' and the mother turning out to be a villain has great potential.

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Post by: killersmom on January 30, 2013, 07:43:27 PM
Does he have a business card ??  >:D :D :D

I wish!!!
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Post by: killersmom on January 30, 2013, 08:10:24 PM
Don't get me wrong, the guy is totally one of my types, ripped and a bit stunned, but I found the level of acting to be pretty low all around.  I thought for sure it was one of those awful low-budget Canadian shows that try to look American. I did like that psycho 'the Count' and the mother turning out to be a villain has great potential.



I love the fact that the main MAIN villain behind the Mom villain is non other than John Barrowman (of Torchwood fame- Captain Jack Harkness). He is one of my favorite actors!

Malcolm Merlyn’s character has been getting more development than any of the previous villains on Arrow.  He is the Dark Archer villain.

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Post by: oilgun on January 30, 2013, 08:11:20 PM
 The Americans ;  Well, Felicity has sure grown up!

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Post by: killersmom on January 30, 2013, 08:36:03 PM
I plan on watching The Americans, as I like Matthew Rhys, from Brothers and Sisters.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 31, 2013, 07:29:55 AM
I did like that psycho 'the Count' and the mother turning out to be a villain has great potential.

I love the fact that the main MAIN villain behind the Mom villain is non other than John Barrowman (of Torchwood fame- Captain Jack Harkness). He is one of my favorite actors!

Malcolm Merlyn’s character has been getting more development than any of the previous villains on Arrow.  He is the Dark Archer villain.

I don't watch regularly enough to have a real feel for what's going on with Mrs. Queen. Is her second husband dead, or not?  ???

I've also got no clue what's going on with Oliver's memories of being on the island--though, at least, I do understand that those sequences are his memories of being on the island.

Hey, I'm shallow. I watch when I watch for Stephen Amell's handsome face and hot bod.

I think Tommy Merlyn's kind of cute, too.

Paul Blackthorne needs to comb his hair; last night he looked like something the cat dragged in.

I wish I could have paid closer attention to Law & Order: SVU last night, what with the plot involving rape, murder, gay marriage, and spousal privilege--or whatever they call it that prevents a spouse from testifying, but my dad, who usually phones in the middle of Arrow,  ::) phoned me instead in the middle of L&O: SVU.  ::)
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Post by: doodler on January 31, 2013, 08:47:18 AM
L&O was totally predictable. They haven't done anything "different" (that I have seen - I'm not a regular viewer) in many seasons.
And the character... Nick... is going the way Stabler went.
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Post by: doodler on January 31, 2013, 08:50:25 AM
Tonight in regular tvland we have
Beauty and the Beast in the 9 PM timeslot
and the utterly enchanting Scandal at 10.

The guy who plays the Prez played the bad guy in Ghost many years ago. Knew I had seen him somewhere before.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 31, 2013, 11:02:28 AM
L&O was totally predictable. They haven't done anything "different" (that I have seen - I'm not a regular viewer) in many seasons. And the character... Nick... is going the way Stabler went.
I've never seen another series episode use same sex marriage as a
device to keep a spouse from testifying against a self-loathing gay basher of other closeted gay
men and how these new situations caused the prosecutors to use different tactics to try and
prosecute the criminal defendant. If that's not at least a little different than Beauty and the Beast
or Scandal, then I don't know what is.
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Post by: morrobay on January 31, 2013, 11:08:57 AM
If it's gay, it has to be good.....  ::)
 
I'll watch on hulu and report back....
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 31, 2013, 11:31:56 AM
I've never seen another series episode use same sex marriage as a
device to keep a spouse from testifying against a self-loathing gay basher of other closeted gay
men and how these new situations caused the prosecutors to use different tactics to try and
prosecute the criminal defendant.

Thanks for that plot synopsis. I hope I'll be able to see it as a rerun some day.

Meanwhile, I do not like the new ADA (Raul Esparza).
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Post by: doodler on January 31, 2013, 11:42:46 AM
I've never seen another series episode use same sex marriage as a
device to keep a spouse from testifying against a self-loathing gay basher of other closeted gay
men and how these new situations caused the prosecutors to use different tactics to try and
prosecute the criminal defendant. If that's not at least a little different than Beauty and the Beast
or Scandal, then I don't know what is.


Gee Lyle, when did being hard to please become a bad thing? I supposed being part of the mindless mass of tv watching humanity is better.
L&O is getting old and stale. They ALWAYS come up with the same supposedly sneaky solution no matter what the problem or how gay the killer is...
Female detective: If we can't convict him on the evidence, we'll just have to find more evidence."
Like THAT is a mystery.
I watch tv to be entertained, not to see life lessons imparted to every person in the audience who might have a different opinion than I do.
And I don't have an agenda which limits and controls my opinion of what is entertaining.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 31, 2013, 11:50:39 AM
Meanwhile, I do not like the new ADA (Raul Esparza).

Really?  I kinda like him, but he hasn't been around long enough
for a final opinion.

By the way, sometimes NBC re-airs L&O SVU on the following Saturday,
but not always.

***

Meanwhile I'm looking forward to new episodes beginning tonight of
Person of Interest. (And more of Sheldon & Lenoard!) I might try out
the new NBC series Do No Harm.  And watch Dr. Phil's interview with
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo about Manti T'eo.

(Then maybe I'll watch Quvenzhané Wallis on the Tonight Show or a
movie with Gabourey Sidibe or Djimon Hounsou followed by a Family Guy
episode written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong.)
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Post by: bubba on January 31, 2013, 12:51:46 PM
I have Law and Order on PVR and I can't wait to watch tonight.  I have remained faithful to the show, even though I still miss Chris Meloni!  :P
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Post by: bubba on January 31, 2013, 01:11:33 PM
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Okay which one of you wants a strip search and a spanking?
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Post by: doodler on January 31, 2013, 01:32:08 PM
6/15/11?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 31, 2013, 01:33:08 PM
Really?  I kinda like him, but he hasn't been around long enough
for a final opinion.

In his very first appearance on L&O: SVU--or at least the first time I saw him--I felt the new ADA came off as snarky and condescending to the detectives. I don't like people like that in real life, and I don't care for characters like that in TV shows either.

I still miss ADA Alexandra Cabot. There was a classy lady for you. Maybe she was snarky and condescending, too, when her character first appeared, but by the time I came to watch the show she and the detectives were generally respectful of each other and cooperative, though there were disagreements from time to time.

If your complaint was in the execution of the storyline that's a different matter, so be it, but I stand by the newness
of the ideas presented.

There does seem to be a certain "sameness" about the way they go about things, but I don't recall them ever tackling gay marriage as a plot device before, at least not in the way they used it in this episode.
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Post by: kittykat on January 31, 2013, 01:33:32 PM
What date was that?
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Post by: gwyllion on January 31, 2013, 02:02:47 PM
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Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on January 31, 2013, 02:09:12 PM
There does seem to be a certain "sameness" about the way they go about things, but I don't recall them ever tackling gay marriage as a plot device before, at least not in the way they used it in this episode.

In total agreement!
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Post by: Tony_ on January 31, 2013, 02:32:14 PM
  With reference to some recent tensions  ::), on some of the opinion threads, it does get, mmmm, interesting.  Myself, I would be disturbed if the Orchid thread became rambunctious.
As it happens, I did see that Law & Order/SVU program, last night.  I generally avoid the show because A) I agree with Doodler, it is formulaic and B) perv stuff turns me off.  But I was really glad to see Lyle's comments because this episode sent me into orbit.
  Hate crimes.  I do consider them a legitimate separate charge, just as is conspiracy (more than 1 person), under our legal system.  It hit home, because as I have grown older, I've realized I've been hit by some hate crimes (none physical) by gays who thought I was closet or liberal straight, and by straights who thought I was bisexual, gay or too liberal. I also got battered on the race issue.  This particular show explored, IMO, whether if the doing of damage is based on race or gay, no matter the category of the criminal or victim, it can rise to the level of a hate crime on protected areas.  Lyle caught that, and am glad he spoke up.
 But Doodler is also right: it's formulaic.  If I get exhausted by the back-and-forth (and the suspicion that the protagonists always end up great friends), then I WILL go to the Orchid thread, there to hibernate  :D.
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Post by: bubba on January 31, 2013, 02:34:16 PM
Law and Order SVU has been on since 1999 and the first Law and Order ran for 20 seasons!

And of course all the spin offs that came along.    I still like to watch the first one in re-runs, although I think I have probably seen them all twice by now.

I like that they often take a story right from the news headlines, changing the names of course to protect the innocent!  :D  And they have great guest stars!
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on January 31, 2013, 03:00:00 PM
 With reference to some recent tensions  ::), on some of the opinion threads, it does get, mmmm, interesting.  Myself, I would be disturbed if the Orchid thread became rambunctious.
As it happens, I did see that Law & Order/SVU program, last night.  I generally avoid the show because A) I agree with Doodler, it is formulaic and B) perv stuff turns me off.  But I was really glad to see Lyle's comments because this episode sent me into orbit.
  Hate crimes.  I do consider them a legitimate separate charge, just as is conspiracy (more than 1 person), under our legal system.  It hit home, because as I have grown older, I've realized I've been hit by some hate crimes (none physical) by gays who thought I was closet or liberal straight, and by straights who thought I was bisexual, gay or too liberal. I also got battered on the race issue.  This particular show explored, IMO, whether if the doing of damage is based on race or gay, no matter the category of the criminal or victim, it can rise to the level of a hate crime on protected areas.  Lyle caught that, and am glad he spoke up.
 But Doodler is also right: it's formulaic.  If I get exhausted by the back-and-forth (and the suspicion that the protagonists always end up great friends), then I WILL go to the Orchid thread, there to hibernate  :D.

I personally will take your comments under advisement and, in the future, try to report on the obvious plot line rather than just stating the equally obvious... L&O has been there done that. Many times.

I think ALL crime is hate crime. To quote Hilary Clinton, what does it matter if some crazy person throws lye in your face because you have a mole on your nose rather than throwing lye in your face because you don't attend temple in lower Manhatten? Lye in the face is lye in the face. Jay walking, which IS a crime, is a hatred of rules. Stealing a loaf of bread to feed your starving children is a hatred of all the complaining kids do when they're hungry. I don't know why a crime is worse because the victim is a member of one of our protected minorities.
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Post by: bubba on January 31, 2013, 03:13:26 PM
"In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad called the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories."

 

As a woman, I am going to go along with that!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 31, 2013, 03:57:43 PM
I personally will take your comments under advisement and, in the future, try to report on the obvious plot line rather than just stating the equally obvious... L&O has been there done that. Many times.

May I gently reassert that if you are tired of the shows premise and execution that
you don't have to watch it which means you wouldn't have to report on it at all!
Could I apply your "been there done that" idea to any professional sports game
that people watch.  Yet people still enjoy watching them.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on January 31, 2013, 04:12:56 PM
Hope springs eternal.
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Post by: suelyblu on January 31, 2013, 05:12:50 PM
The new Diet Coke commercial!!

http://youtu.be/HuHV4gwSXn4

OH YEAH!! ::)

And I am posting it purely for visual enjoyment!!

They had a disussion on a TV program in the UK today ....asking if this advert is degrading to men ??  :o
Well....what do you say Linda ??  ::)
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Post by: killersmom on January 31, 2013, 09:47:13 PM
They had a disussion on a TV program in the UK today ....asking if this advert is degrading to men ??  :o
Well....what do you say Linda ??  ::)

Nope, I think it is no more different than the ads that use a beautiful woman and her body to sell a product.
It's just as important for me (and a lot of the guys here)  to be able to look at the body of a good looking man selling a product as it is for a man to look at the body of a good looking woman selling a product.

I am the first to admit that several shows I watch on TV are because of the good looking men.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: killersmom on January 31, 2013, 09:58:54 PM
I don't watch regularly enough to have a real feel for what's going on with Mrs. Queen. Is her second husband dead, or not?  ???

Jeff,
Mrs. Queen had the boat that her first husband and Oliver were on (resulting in the 5 year stay on the island for Oliver) blown up at the demand of Malcolm Merlyn. The wreckage of the boat is in a wearhouse, which was discovered by Mrs. Queen's second husband. He is stillalive for now, having been kidnapped by Malcolm to make Mrs. Queen do the things he wants her to do.

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I've also got no clue what's going on with Oliver's memories of being on the island--though, at least, I do understand that those sequences are his memories of being on the island.

The memories are to show the viewer how Oliver got his fighting skills.

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Hey, I'm shallow. I watch when I watch for Stephen Amell's handsome face and hot bod.

Me too!

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I think Tommy Merlyn's kind of cute, too.

Yes, but not nearly as good looking as Oliver.

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Paul Blackthorne needs to comb his hair; last night he looked like something the cat dragged in.

I've never been a big fan of his.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 01, 2013, 10:16:17 AM
Jeff,
Mrs. Queen had the boat that her first husband and Oliver were on (resulting in the 5 year stay on the island for Oliver) blown up at the demand of Malcolm Merlyn. The wreckage of the boat is in a wearhouse, which was discovered by Mrs. Queen's second husband. He is stillalive for now, having been kidnapped by Malcolm to make Mrs. Queen do the things he wants her to do.

Thanks, Linda. Have they gone into why she did what he wanted?

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The memories are to show the viewer how Oliver got his fighting skills.

That part I figured out. I'm sorry I wasn't clearer. I meant that I have no idea who those other people are on the island, what they're doing there, or why they're doing it.

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(Tommy Merlyn) Yes, but not nearly as good looking as Oliver.

But I don't think I'd have the brass to turn him down if he asked!  ;D

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(Paul Blackthorne) I've never been a big fan of his.

I think he's attractive enough; he's just too ... mature ... for spikey hair.

I am the first to admit that several shows I watch on TV are because of the good looking men.

In my case I think it's more than "several."  ::)
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Post by: doodler on February 01, 2013, 10:33:58 AM

That part I figured out. I'm sorry I wasn't clearer. I meant that I have no idea who those other people are on the island, what they're doing there, or why they're doing it.


The island was a prison.
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Post by: doodler on February 01, 2013, 10:36:22 AM
At the risk of getting a lecture on being unpatriotic, racist and impossible to please...
I'm sick of Beyonce singing The Star Spangled Banner.

Time to give the next celebrity a chance... hey, how 'bout someone doing it as a rap?
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Post by: bubba on February 01, 2013, 02:40:22 PM
I am just sick of Beyonce, period!   :P


Finally watched Law and Order SVU last night, it was great!!!


You can watch the intro here (well the first 3 minutes or so):

http://www.ctv.ca/LawAndOrderSVU/video.aspx?vp=130208&pub=1902


I didn't realize until after the attorney was Nia Vardalos, I hardly recognized her!    Who was the guy who played the killer?  He was scary!


Some great guest stars coming this season and DEAN WINTERS returning!   :-*

http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/photos/guest-stars-of-season-14/11888/#item=261568



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Post by: doodler on February 01, 2013, 07:58:56 PM
And Friday night is turning into a decent tv night, at least from 8-10.
Starting with... Lyle, please sit down... not one but TWO rather funny comedies. Yep. Funny comedies. First run. On tv.

Even though I have an intense dislike for Tim Allen, I like Last Man Standing. I liked his old Tool Time too. Every episode there are several, as in more than one, good lines. Not just chucklers... laugh lines!
And that is followed by a USUALLY good Reba (Malibu Country) which has improved, laugh-wise, since it started. If it continues at this rate, it will be a 'don't miss' by the end of the season... well, as long as it stays on Fridays and at it's current time.

At 9 there is Shark Tank in its second season and still coming up with some interesting inventions and products. And entertaining 'sharks.'

Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: bubba on February 01, 2013, 08:37:00 PM
I think the only good thing on Friday night is Blue Bloods!

I always figure they must think everyone is out on a Friday night!  ::)
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 01, 2013, 08:54:30 PM
I think the only good thing on Friday night is Blue Bloods!

I always figure they must think everyone is out on a Friday night!  ::)

I rather like CSI: New York myself. I like the characters, and I think it's not a bad lead-in to Blue Bloods.

I consider Blue Bloods my regular Friday night date with Tom Selleck.  ;D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 01, 2013, 09:00:06 PM
The island was a prison.

Thanks. I don't suppose they bothered explaining whose prison it was.  ???
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Post by: doodler on February 01, 2013, 09:08:33 PM
They probably did but I don't pay enough attention when it's on.
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Post by: bubba on February 01, 2013, 09:09:18 PM
I rather like CSI: New York myself. I like the characters, and I think it's not a bad lead-in to Blue Bloods.

I consider Blue Bloods my regular Friday night date with Tom Selleck.  ;D

I'll take Donnie, I have had a thing for him since "New Kids" sad to say!  :D

I should check out CSI New York, I really like Gary Sinise!
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 01, 2013, 11:51:38 PM
The Big Bang Theory Thursday sure seemed like a story arc may be happening with Sheldon and Amy's next step of romance.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 01, 2013, 11:54:08 PM

***

Meanwhile I'm looking forward to new episodes beginning tonight of
Person of Interest. (And more of Sheldon & Lenoard!) I might try out
the new NBC series Do No Harm.  And watch Dr. Phil's interview with
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo about Manti T'eo.

(Then maybe I'll watch Quvenzhané Wallis on the Tonight Show or a
movie with Gabourey Sidibe or Djimon Hounsou followed by a Family Guy
episode written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong.)



Lyle,

LMAO!!  Don't get me started on complicated names.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 01, 2013, 11:56:14 PM
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Okay which one of you wants a strip search and a spanking?


ME!   8)

Haven't watched L & O since Christopher left.  Is Mariska still on the show?
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 02, 2013, 12:02:50 AM
6/15/11?

Yes, Sherry, this was my 52nd birthday.

OK, now what were YOU talking about?
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Post by: killersmom on February 02, 2013, 12:10:03 AM
Thanks, Linda. Have they gone into why she did what he wanted?

That part I figured out. I'm sorry I wasn't clearer. I meant that I have no idea who those other people are on the island, what they're doing there, or why they're doing it.

I am not sure they have addressed this yet, Jeff. I am assuming it will come out in future episodes.

I think the people on the island MAY (my assumption) be associated with Malcolm Merlyn, maybe HIS prison for the people he wants to disappear.
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Post by: killersmom on February 02, 2013, 12:31:05 AM
I rather like CSI: New York myself. I like the characters, and I think it's not a bad lead-in to Blue Bloods.

I consider Blue Bloods my regular Friday night date with Tom Selleck.  ;D

Me too on CSI: New York, Jeff. I used to like the original CSI, but not so much any more. I have always liked CSI: New York because I really like Gary Sinise. The first thing I saw him in and really liked, was the mini-series The Stand, based on a novel by Stephen King.

I loved Blue Bloods tonight and loved the ending. Way to deal with a bigoted talk show host talking about white Americans having to give in to "Negros, aliens, home grown half breeds, and Jews." Police Chief Reagan filled the auditorium with (the words of the bigoted radio host) "every mutt, mongrel and half breed" security for the show. Reagan was accused of harassment, but said this was just the New York way of saying "howdy stranger".

I just loved it!!

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Post by: doodler on February 02, 2013, 08:12:56 AM
I'll take Donnie, I have had a thing for him since "New Kids" sad to say!  :D

I should check out CSI New York, I really like Gary Sinise!

I don't watch but the recent previews have made me wonder if Gary Sinise has a thyroid problem. His eyes look strange.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 02, 2013, 09:46:17 AM
Haven't watched L & O since Christopher left.  Is Mariska still on the show?

Yes! And I feel she's really done some good work now that she's more or less the "alpha detective" on the show. No more having to "compete" with Chris Meloni.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 02, 2013, 09:52:21 AM
I don't watch but the recent previews have made me wonder if Gary Sinise has a thyroid problem. His eyes look strange.

I've always thought his eyes looked strange.

Me too on CSI: New York, Jeff. I used to like the original CSI, but not so much any more. I have always liked CSI: New York because I really like Gary Sinise. The first thing I saw him in and really liked, was the mini-series The Stand, based on a novel by Stephen King.

I loved Blue Bloods tonight and loved the ending. Way to deal with a bigoted talk show host talking about white Americans having to give in to "Negros, aliens, home grown half breeds, and Jews." Police Chief Reagan filled the auditorium with (the words of the bigoted radio host) "every mutt, mongrel and half breed" security for the show. Reagan was accused of harassment, but said this was just the New York way of saying "howdy stranger".

I just loved it!!

When CSI: New York first debuted, I watched the first episode and didn't like it. I thought it was too dark. Now I can't remember why I started watching it. Then I grew to like it, mainly because of Melina Kanakaredes. When she left, I thought perhaps I wouldn't like it any more, but I've come to like Sela Ward.

I thought Blue Bloods was really good last night, too.

And thanks to you and Doodler for your comments about the prison island on Arrow.  :)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 02, 2013, 11:00:39 AM

LOL on the Sheldon & Amy idea!

***

Linda, you're the only one here I know that watches Person of Interest. Did you like the last episode?

***

I happened to watch CSI: NY last night and enjoyed it. I never really got in the habit of watching this one because I watch the original and there were so many types of this show on for awhile that I didn't want my head filled with all that stuff every night of the week. Also, Friday wasn't the optimal day of the week to keep regular viewing. But it is one I'd have no hesitation to watch at some point from the beginning on dvd or similar.

I also enjoy watching CSI: NY for an entirely different reason. With rare exception, they film all the episodes in Los Angeles and I like to see how they make things look like New York or if I can figure out where they are filming a certain scene. Especially when they do an episode that takes place in the snow.

By the way, I believe there is a two part (crossover) CSI (the original) episode coming up soon that will have Gary SInise on it and then the second part will be on CSI: NY.

They did something like that once before that involved all three, at the time, CSI's.

I still like the original CSI.  There was about a half-season when Ted Danson came on board that I was unhappy with, but in mid-season when they introduced Elisabeth Shue and her character (whom he had known previously) for him to play off the show started clicking again and has still been quite good, IMO. Grissom was on it last new episode!  Well, his voice was. I can't believe that show has been on so long.  Clinton was President when it started!  Next season, in October, they'll have their 300th episode!
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Post by: oilgun on February 02, 2013, 01:21:34 PM
I don't watch but the recent previews have made me wonder if Gary Sinise has a thyroid problem. His eyes look strange.

Again with the thyroid!  :D
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Post by: doodler on February 02, 2013, 02:48:00 PM
 :o

Well, there are so some pretty apparent clues to thyroid problems. Which is a pretty prevalent health problem. And easily treated.
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Post by: bubba on February 02, 2013, 04:13:28 PM
Just watched Big Bang, OMG if Amy and Sheldon get it on, I don't know if I will be able to stand it!   :D  Anyway good episode, getting ready to watch Blue Bloods now!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 02, 2013, 04:35:30 PM
Linda, you're the only one here I know that watches Person of Interest. Did you like the last episode?

I watch it, too. I didn't really care for the "story arc," if it's appropriate to call it that. I like the show better when they do what they usually do, helping individuals whose numbers come up.
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Post by: killersmom on February 02, 2013, 05:06:18 PM
Linda, you're the only one here I know that watches Person of Interest. Did you like the last episode?

I watch it, too. I didn't really care for the "story arc," if it's appropriate to call it that. I like the show better when they do what they usually do, helping individuals whose numbers come up.

I was not terribly interested in the story either. It did not hold my interest in the least, and found myself wishing it were over, which I seldom do with this show. I guess the writers felt they needed to tie up some story lines. I agree with Jeff, stick to what the premise of the show is.

I am hoping that the ratings were down on this particular show so it sends a message to the writers to stick to what works and what people watch the show for.
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Post by: Passion on February 02, 2013, 10:08:34 PM
:o

Well, there are so some pretty apparent clues to thyroid problems. Which is a pretty prevalent health problem. And easily treated.
Totally off topic.....but this is so true!  I am in a book club and 6 out of 10 of us have thyroid issues!  I never knew how many people have issues....I had never heard it talked about. 
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Post by: jack on February 03, 2013, 04:00:11 AM
Don't get me wrong, the guy is totally one of my types, ripped and a bit stunned, but I found the level of acting to be pretty low all around.  I thought for sure it was one of those awful low-budget Canadian shows that try to look American. I did like that psycho 'the Count' and the mother turning out to be a villain has great potential.
the plot lines are getting a bit, i don't know, goofy.  not so much the family story, but the criminals and their fates.  and amell is definitley worth the price of admission, and diggs is rather a hunk as well.  the hunkitude is scheduled to go up a couple notches when the 2nd most ripped body from teen wolf, colton haynes, turns up.  he is scheduled to become speedy, arrows teen sidekick...oh yeah!  i am waiting for felicity smoak to become an official part of his entourage as well.

it is interesting to have a human super hero, because a part of the dynamic is that he gets the shit kicked out of him on a regular basis, maybe another guy in snug leather pants will even the odds.

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Post by: jack on February 03, 2013, 04:04:46 AM
by the bye, i do wade through this thread, but most of you are watching shows that i don't so i have nothing to offer.  i don't know if anyone is keeping up with days of our lives, but they are upping their gay angle substantially.  the pertinent sections can be found on youtube conveniently excerpted from the whole soggy mess.  some pretty good acting from the gay characters.
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Post by: doodler on February 03, 2013, 09:27:51 AM
Jack, two hour premiere of Touch this Friday (the 8th) starting at 8 on Fox
and then in it's regular timeslot after that, Fridays at 9.
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Post by: killersmom on February 03, 2013, 12:44:45 PM
by the bye, i do wade through this thread, but most of you are watching shows that i don't so i have nothing to offer.  i don't know if anyone is keeping up with days of our lives, but they are upping their gay angle substantially.  the pertinent sections can be found on youtube conveniently excerpted from the whole soggy mess.  some pretty good acting from the gay characters.

Thanks for bringing me back to this, Jack. I have been too busy workwise to take a look at the latest YouTube excerpts, but will go catch up.
Ah, Will, Sunny and Brian!
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Post by: jack on February 04, 2013, 04:21:19 AM
Jack, two hour premiere of Touch this Friday (the 8th) starting at 8 on Fox
and then in it's regular timeslot after that, Fridays at 9.
thanks for the heads up, i'll be looking for it, although the time will likely be different.
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Post by: doodler on February 04, 2013, 09:31:19 AM
Question, Jack...
when you say the time will be different, do you mean something like 7 instead of 8 or are the shows schedules different?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 04, 2013, 11:11:04 AM
the plot lines are getting a bit, i don't know, goofy.  not so much the family story, but the criminals and their fates.  and amell is definitley worth the price of admission, and diggs is rather a hunk as well.  the hunkitude is scheduled to go up a couple notches when the 2nd most ripped body from teen wolf, colton haynes, turns up.  he is scheduled to become speedy, arrows teen sidekick...oh yeah!  i am waiting for felicity smoak to become an official part of his entourage as well.

it is interesting to have a human super hero, because a part of the dynamic is that he gets the shit kicked out of him on a regular basis, maybe another guy in snug leather pants will even the odds.

Yes, he is. I seem to recall seeing him with his shirt off at least once.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 04, 2013, 12:17:45 PM

I watched a program on TCM where Robert Osborne interviewed four child stars
about their experiences in Hollywood in the 30's and 40's. They were Jane Withers,
Dickie Moore, Margaret O'Brien and Darryl Hickman. I enjoyed it because it was quite
candid and they talked freely and honestly about the good points and the bad points.
Was fascinating.  I have to say that Darryl Hickman did not look old enough to have
had all that experience, I mean he could've passed for being in his 40's or 50's, so I
was quite shocked to find out today that he'll turn 82 this year!  Egads!

It was a 90 minute program and done really well. For example, if they were relating a story
about something they'd insert a photograph of it or a film clip. TCM should do more programs
like this.

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Post by: bubba on February 04, 2013, 12:43:28 PM
I watched a program on TCM where Robert Osborne interviewed four child stars
about their experiences in Hollywood in the 30's and 40's. They were Jane Withers,
Dickie Moore, Margaret O'Brien and Darryl Hickman. I enjoyed it because it was quite
candid and they talked freely and honestly about the good points and the bad points.
Was fascinating.  I have to say that Darryl Hickman did not look old enough to have
had all that experience, I mean he could've passed for being in his 40's or 50's, so I
was quite shocked to find out today that he'll turn 82 this year!  Egads!

It was a 90 minute program and done really well. For example, if they were relating a story
about something they'd insert a photograph of it or a film clip. TCM should do more programs
like this.



I would love to see that, did I ever tell you I had a crush on Mickey Rooney?  :D  I think I still do!


Did you ever see That's Entertainment?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That%27s_Entertainment!


I LOVED that thing, wore out my VHS, I should replace it on DVD.  I think I bought the second one to, although there might have been three!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 04, 2013, 12:51:44 PM

A crush on Mickey Rooney?   LOL!

Yes, there were three That's Entertainments. I believe they're
all in a box set with extras.  They also did That's Dancing.

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Post by: bubba on February 04, 2013, 12:58:11 PM
He IS adorable!!  :D


Okay I just made up my Christmas list a little early!
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Post by: doodler on February 04, 2013, 02:17:53 PM
Re: Touch
Kiefer Sutherland was on Ellen today. He said Touch was the first universally launched tv program and started at the same time last year all around the world. It has a tremendous following and is the number one show in several countries.
I learn something new every day.
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Post by: Tony_ on February 04, 2013, 08:02:52 PM
 Need to see the promos for TouchSmash is back, soon.  It's everything I thought I'd never like, and yet have.
Zero Hour, will hope for something really new.  Grimm had better keep it rolling - love that show and hope it doesn't do me wrong.
Ah, the season beginneth.  Conflicts, choices, and always, always, annoyed if I like a show so much I have to see it  :P.
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Post by: doodler on February 04, 2013, 09:19:33 PM
To me, Zero Hour looks like a tv version of the Nick Cage National Treasures and the Tom Hanks da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons movies. I see it taking itself very seriously.

Last year, I really wanted to like Smash but it lost me after the first couple episodes. It just seems like Glee for adults. Their guest line up is terrific and the previews always make me want to watch... until about 10 minutes into it.
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Post by: doodler on February 04, 2013, 09:25:51 PM
It may not be the bloodiest, most violent series on tv, but The Following has to be close. And yet, I still love James' Joe... or maybe I love Joe as portrayed by James! Oh to hell with Joe! The Ryan Hardy character isn't particularly sympathetic. Bacon needs to step it up some.

Deception has some interesting twists and turns. It's hard to decide who the bad guy is... or who the worse guy is.
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Post by: doodler on February 04, 2013, 10:52:23 PM
Letterman
NJ Gov. Chris Christie was on tonight and continues to impress. Ever since Sandy, my opinion of him has changed. While I haven't done a complete 180, I may be at 135! The man has a sense of humor that includes poking fun at himself and I like his take on his responsibility to the people of his state. I don't know that that woulkd translate to the national level, but I'm willing to listen.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 05, 2013, 11:03:49 AM

I see where you're coming from, I saw that program last night. I don't
know if I want to overlook his veto of the gay marriage bill he vetoed,
though. Chuck could get married today in New Jersey if he hadn't done
that. That's probably in the "45" of the "125" you've turned, though!  Heh!
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Post by: doodler on February 05, 2013, 01:12:15 PM
That's pretty snarky. I'd say it was in the 45 I haven't turned.
But there isn't a politician... or a person... I like or agree with 100%, so why should CC be any different?
On the other hand, I can't think of a single issue that would make me 100% against a person either.
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Post by: doodler on February 05, 2013, 01:14:18 PM
Some great lines on Downton Sunday. And it looks like Thomas is about to really get paid back.
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Post by: doodler on February 05, 2013, 01:19:11 PM
The Calvin Klein guy was on The Steve Harvey Show yesterday.
Good thing he;s got that body 'cause he ain't much else.
He's part of a group of 5 "models" who have a reality show about handy men (Built.) The other 4 seem nice.
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Post by: jack on February 05, 2013, 09:34:39 PM
Question, Jack...
when you say the time will be different, do you mean something like 7 instead of 8 or are the shows schedules different?
both.  sometimes day or time, sometimes programming as well...
i haven't figured it out at all, i rely on on demand viewing.  as often as not i have crapped out for prime time and wake up in the wee hours, or what the mainland calls morning, lol.

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Post by: jack on February 05, 2013, 09:36:34 PM
I watched a program on TCM where Robert Osborne interviewed four child stars
about their experiences in Hollywood in the 30's and 40's. They were Jane Withers,
Dickie Moore, Margaret O'Brien and Darryl Hickman. I enjoyed it because it was quite
candid and they talked freely and honestly about the good points and the bad points.
Was fascinating.  I have to say that Darryl Hickman did not look old enough to have
had all that experience, I mean he could've passed for being in his 40's or 50's, so I
was quite shocked to find out today that he'll turn 82 this year!  Egads!

It was a 90 minute program and done really well. For example, if they were relating a story
about something they'd insert a photograph of it or a film clip. TCM should do more programs
like this.



i watched this as well.  doing a click through and stopped because it was so real and fascinating
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Post by: jack on February 05, 2013, 09:41:00 PM
Need to see the promos for TouchSmash is back, soon.  It's everything I thought I'd never like, and yet have.
Zero Hour, will hope for something really new.  Grimm had better keep it rolling - love that show and hope it doesn't do me wrong.
Ah, the season beginneth.  Conflicts, choices, and always, always, annoyed if I like a show so much I have to see it  :P.
SMASH was universally panned, even by those who kept coming back, but they are bent on rescuing it from the ground up, starting with canning the showrunner, who seems to have been the core of the problem.  search for google articles to see if you can find the article about the misery of the first season.  great reading
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Post by: jack on February 05, 2013, 09:43:52 PM
That's pretty snarky. I'd say it was in the 45 I haven't turned.
But there isn't a politician... or a person... I like or agree with 100%, so why should CC be any different?
On the other hand, I can't think of a single issue that would make me 100% against a person either.
you could if you were half of a gay couple, and likely to if you are just a gay man resenting being less than a fully fledged citizen.
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Post by: jack on February 05, 2013, 09:48:41 PM
not sure where to post this, but this is a good start because i know we have swedish tv viewers in here, and they can carry the story wherever else it belongs on the forum.

http://www.thelocal.se/44682/20121204/#.URHY5aVQSSp

this refers to "The infected years: when HIV came to Sweden" the article spawned by a book and tv 3 part special that restarted the hiv conversation in sweden.  it sounds darn good, enough to make we want to see it subtitled.
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Post by: doodler on February 05, 2013, 11:21:36 PM
you could if you were half of a gay couple, and likely to if you are just a gay man resenting being less than a fully fledged citizen.

I don't think so, Jack. We all have hot topic issues, but for me, just being on one side doesn't mean I am totally against everything else that person is. I think gay marriage should be allowed. I have nothing against plural marriage, gay or otherwise  :)  I'm not in favor of government, fed or state, recognition of "common law" marriage.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 06, 2013, 06:59:05 AM
The Calvin Klein guy was on The Steve Harvey Show yesterday.
Good thing he;s got that body 'cause he ain't much else.
He's part of a group of 5 "models" who have a reality show about handy men (Built.) The other 4 seem nice.

Hmm. Never heard of that one. Maybe I should look for it.  ???

My favorite handy hunk, TV version, is Jason Cameron of DIY's Man Caves.

Tell you what, I realized Monday night that there is actually one "reality" show that I do like: Antiques Roadshow.  :D
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 06, 2013, 11:20:42 AM
I don't think so, Jack. We all have hot topic issues, but for me, just being on one side doesn't mean I am totally against everything else that person is.

I bet you would if he only allowed you to watch Glee, Modern Family and CSI.
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Post by: doodler on February 06, 2013, 12:19:00 PM
I don't think I've ever been totally against someone just because he has lousy taste in tv shows.
Besides, I know how to read.
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Post by: gattaca on February 06, 2013, 03:31:17 PM
I've never seen another series episode use same sex marriage as a
device to keep a spouse from testifying against a self-loathing gay basher of other closeted gay
men and how these new situations caused the prosecutors to use different tactics to try and
prosecute the criminal defendant. If that's not at least a little different than Beauty and the Beast
or Scandal, then I don't know what is.


I thought this was a really well done and twisty episode given the subject matter... V.
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Post by: bubba on February 06, 2013, 04:14:10 PM
I guess I gravitate toward the multiple Emmy Award winners!  :)

And yea Law and Order SVU was well done last week. 

Modern Family tonight, can't wait!!
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Post by: jack on February 06, 2013, 04:43:29 PM
I don't think so, Jack. We all have hot topic issues, but for me, just being on one side doesn't mean I am totally against everything else that person is. I think gay marriage should be allowed. I have nothing against plural marriage, gay or otherwise  :)  I'm not in favor of government, fed or state, recognition of "common law" marriage.
i think you missed my point... which was not that you should care, but those i listed including myself do care, greatly.
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Post by: oilgun on February 06, 2013, 05:24:53 PM
I guess I have to reassess my opinion of Arrow now that Crixus (Manu Bennett) is in it! He plays Slade Wilson/Deathstroke :-*

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi176.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw197%2Foilgun%2FPeople%2FArrow-02_zps616ccedf.jpg&hash=e857c996a80c766a5c830c12d163ada1)
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Post by: doodler on February 06, 2013, 06:34:06 PM
i think you missed my point... which was not that you should care, but those i listed including myself do care, greatly.


I did miss that point. I thought you were saying it would be impossible for any gay person to support anyone one who was not actively campaigning for equal rights in divorce court.
A word... just like old age, marriage is not all it's cracked up to be.
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Post by: doodler on February 06, 2013, 06:34:53 PM
I guess I have to reassess my opinion of Arrow now that Crixus (Manu Bennett) is in it! He plays Slade Wilson/Deathstroke :-*

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi176.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw197%2Foilgun%2FPeople%2FArrow-02_zps616ccedf.jpg&hash=e857c996a80c766a5c830c12d163ada1)

Now that's yummy.
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Post by: doodler on February 07, 2013, 09:19:32 PM
Tonight's Scandal was one of, if not THE, best 43 minutes in tv in the last 5, no, 10 years! Absolutely riveting! Exciting. Edge of your seat tense. Stick this in your craw and suck on it drama. Yippee ki yay!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 08, 2013, 07:33:48 AM
I decided last night that I am really liking Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in Elementary. I can't exactly put my finger on why, at least not just yet, but I think at least some of it must have to do with her deadpan delivery and reactions. And I loved it last night when she clobbered the bad guy with the bust!  :D  (I didn't know the bust had a name, Angus. I must have missed that in some earlier episode. Rather quirky of Sherlock to have given it a name.)

I also had a laugh when Sherlock threatened to tell his 12-step group about "The Blue Carbuncle."  :D

I wonder what's going to happen when Sherlock finds out that Joan is no longer being paid by his father to be his sober companion?  ???

And I'd almost give odds that the way it's going to happen is that for some reason Joan is going to have confess it, and Sherlock will have known already.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 08, 2013, 07:57:51 AM
HILARIOUS Big Bang Theory last night!  If they submit this episode to the Emmy board Big Bang might just win for best comedy series this year.
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Post by: Sara B on February 08, 2013, 08:10:13 AM
^^^^ Is that a new one? what series are they on now?
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Post by: bubba on February 08, 2013, 09:14:50 AM
HILARIOUS Big Bang Theory last night!  If they submit this episode to the Emmy board Big Bang might just win for best comedy series this year.


Season 6, I actually PVR'd it last night, I can't wait to watch it.


Law and Order SVU had Mike Tyson on and it was really really good, sounds like this has been a good week for TV!!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 08, 2013, 09:24:46 AM
Law and Order SVU had Mike Tyson on and it was really really good, sounds like this has been a good week for TV!!

Darn! I missed it. At the very beginning, the part before they roll the credits, I thought it looked like a rerun, so I switched to Criminal Minds.  :(

Although, Criminal Minds had Ken Olin, whom some of us are old enough to remember from Thirtysomething.  ::)

The Big Bang Theory was very funny last night.

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Post by: bubba on February 08, 2013, 09:57:44 AM
Darn! I missed it. At the very beginning, the part before they roll the credits, I thought it looked like a rerun, so I switched to Criminal Minds.  :(

Although, Criminal Minds had Ken Olin, whom some of us are old enough to remember from Thirtysomething.  ::)

The Big Bang Theory was very funny last night.



I hope you get to see it, maybe on line.   Edward Asner was on it as well, he was good too!    Can you believe Jim Parson's (Sheldon) will be 40 next month, he looks like he is 20 something! lol

I remember 30 Something well, I use to like that show.   The red haired guy just got engaged to Melissa Gilbert!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 08, 2013, 10:37:09 AM

Agree, it was a very amusing episode!

Law & Order:  Check NBC on Saturday--they re-run the episodes on Saturdays
sometimes, not all the time though. I don't know how they choose their Sat.
airings.  A lot of times they'll rerun new shows there to get sampled, I guess,
but they'll often run this one.

CSI was interesting with Gary Sinise looking for his girfriend, which will
be wrapped up tonight on CSI: NY.

I enjoyed Person of Interest last night as well.

Has anyone checked out NBC's new show at 20pm, Ican't recall the name
right now, though.

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Post by: bubba on February 08, 2013, 10:46:03 AM
Did you see L & O SVU Lyle?   Speaking of pervs!!  :-\


I watched Big Bang just now, funny, I love RAJ!   :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 08, 2013, 11:31:54 AM
I watched Big Bang just now, funny, I love RAJ!   :D

I do, too!  :D
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Post by: Sara B on February 08, 2013, 12:44:41 PM
I love RAJ!   :D

Me too!
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Post by: bubba on February 08, 2013, 05:16:40 PM
I was just reading he married Miss India, I guess he isn't really too shy around women!   :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 08, 2013, 08:29:41 PM
I was just reading he married Miss India, I guess he isn't really too shy around women!   :D

"Miss India" who?  ;)  :D
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Post by: killersmom on February 09, 2013, 12:28:54 AM
I decided last night that I am really liking Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in Elementary. I can't exactly put my finger on why, at least not just yet, but I think at least some of it must have to do with her deadpan delivery and reactions. And I loved it last night when she clobbered the bad guy with the bust!  :D  (I didn't know the bust had a name, Angus. I must have missed that in some earlier episode. Rather quirky of Sherlock to have given it a name.)

I also had a laugh when Sherlock threatened to tell his 12-step group about "The Blue Carbuncle."  :D

I wonder what's going to happen when Sherlock finds out that Joan is no longer being paid by his father to be his sober companion?  ???

And I'd almost give odds that the way it's going to happen is that for some reason Joan is going to have confess it, and Sherlock will have known already.

I agree, Jeff. I was thinking the same thing last night when watching. I have never been a fan of Lucy Liu, but there is just something she hits in her character of Watson.

I thought Sherlock did find out from his father last night about Watson not being paid anymore. (When Sherlock called his father about the ransom money) His totally out of character volunteering to go share at the AA meeting is what convinced me.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 09, 2013, 09:13:14 AM
I agree, Jeff. I was thinking the same thing last night when watching. I have never been a fan of Lucy Liu, but there is just something she hits in her character of Watson.

I knew who she is, but I've never seen her in anything before, but, yes, "there is just something she hits" as Watson.

Quote
I thought Sherlock did find out from his father last night about Watson not being paid anymore. (When Sherlock called his father about the ransom money) His totally out of character volunteering to go share at the AA meeting is what convinced me.

Now, there's an interesting thought. That hadn't occurred to me.
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Post by: doodler on February 09, 2013, 09:55:47 AM
How terrific is it to have a show come back after a LONG hiatus and hit the ground running?!
Touch picked up right where it left off, without missing a beat. And as usual, ended the night's episode with a burst of "I didn't see THAT coming!!"
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Post by: doodler on February 09, 2013, 12:02:01 PM
Do No Harm cancelled after just two episodes.
The network, in its wisdom, is rerunning the week's episode of L&O SVU on the 14th and 21st.
Pretty bad when an immediate rerun will draw better than a new show.
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Post by: killersmom on February 09, 2013, 04:27:22 PM
WOW. That was quick!
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Post by: Castro on February 09, 2013, 10:10:33 PM
"Southland's"  returning to TNT next Wednesday.  Cheers. 

And late this month, I think, HBO begins a 5-part series called "Parade's End."  WW I era - one reviewer said that unlike D.Abbey it's upstairs only, rather than upstairs-downstairs.  Main attraction for me: protagonist is played by Benedict Cumberbach, he of the contemporary "Sherlock" and "Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy." 
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Post by: gattaca on February 10, 2013, 06:27:48 AM
WOW. That was quick!

Overall, this "TV Season's" newcomers have been a major disappointment - at least in my household.  It's pretty much been a "watch the lessor the evils"
Funny you mention that.. as we have been DVRing all the L/O episodes and watching the ones that we missed over the years.  I still stay current on L/O SVU. 

The only "new kid on the block" that I consider watching regularity is "Vegas" and only because of the actor(s).  The line up has been Dismal, just dismal.   V.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 10, 2013, 02:25:05 PM
The only "new kid on the block" that I consider watching regularity is "Vegas" and only because of the actor(s).  The line up has been Dismal, just dismal.   V.

The Feb. 11-24 issue of TV Guide feels that Vegas's chances for renewal are poor. It's media viewer age is older even than me, it generates little on-line buzz, and it's expensive to produce (cast and production design).

Well, if it folds after one season, I hope it gets released on video. I'll buy it--as I did with Moonlight a few years ago.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 10, 2013, 03:01:46 PM

Yes, I think that this is the first year I can ever remember that I haven't
regularly watched at least one of the new season shows.


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Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 10, 2013, 04:28:42 PM


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walking dead returns tonight at 9.
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Post by: morrobay on February 10, 2013, 04:40:44 PM
something for us non-cable subscribers...NBC 8 central tonight

Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost and Found
 
(First Aired: Nov. 13, 2005)
In the 1980s the comedy series goes from near-cancellation to reinvention and back again; interviewees include Jim Belushi, Dana Carvey, Billy Crystal, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, Joe Piscopo and Martin Short.
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Post by: Tony_ on February 10, 2013, 05:01:00 PM
 Tonight is therapeutic tv for me.  Waiting out to see if I have an ear infection/slight toothache, or the beginnings of an abscessed molar  :P.  I NEED good tv, to get me through until things prove one way or another.
 And it's there.  The first half of the Grammys has Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, and Adele  :).  Then to Downton Abbey.  Some hopes for Thomas getting somewhere instead of undone, by trickery.  But there's mention of a cricket game, and that doesn't sound too promising.  TV, I so need you tonight.  Please, let it all be off into orbit  :)......and completely distracting from these slings and arrows of a Sunday evening.
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Post by: bubba on February 10, 2013, 05:30:59 PM
http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2013/02/taylor-swift-open-grammys-we-are-never-ever-getting-back-together-reports-state


“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” one of Taylor Swift’s hit tracks off her newest album Red is slated to open the 2013 Grammys tomorrow.

According to Perez Hilton, rumors are swirling that Swift will open the Grammys with her hit break-up song. Swift already confirmed the news that she would be opening the prestigious awards ceremony saying, “Oh my god, it's Grammy week, it's so hectic. I have a lot to plan for with the opening performance and I'm just really hoping all the pieces come together this week. Because this is when it really gets really crazy, but it's all very exciting too.”

The music video to the hit song, allegedly about ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal first hit the web back in September 2012.

The music video reveals a quirky Swift, dancing around in her pajamas with her band dressed as forest animals. The hint that the song was about Gyllenhaal was the “indie” feel the music video poked fun at, which the actor was allegedly into it.

She first released the song back in August, at the time she announced the news of her now hit album, as previously reported by theCelebrityCafe'.

Swift is nominated for Album of the Year award. Be sure to catch her tomorrow night on CBS.


OR in this case tonight!  :D
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Post by: morrobay on February 10, 2013, 06:31:50 PM
Once Upon A Time is so good
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Post by: morrobay on February 10, 2013, 08:16:48 PM
Just saw the ad for the return of Grimm, 3/8...looks good
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Post by: doodler on February 10, 2013, 08:31:36 PM
Oh so much better than yet another awards show!
OUAT was good. I've been watching it again this season, since TAR hasn't started yet. Keep waiting for Emma to call her "parents" mom and dad!
Revenge is getting ready for it's end of the season cliffhanger.
And Downton is on at midnight!
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Post by: Tony_ on February 10, 2013, 09:17:00 PM
 Midnight? You'll never make it, Sherry.  And it's one of their best episodes.
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Post by: Passion on February 10, 2013, 10:00:31 PM
No idea Downton was going to be on for 2 hours!  It was two hours of joy for me! 
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Post by: doodler on February 10, 2013, 10:16:39 PM
Midnight? You'll never make it, Sherry.  And it's one of their best episodes.

Unfortunately for me, 3 to 4 is my usual bedtime, so midnight is the shank of the evening!
I watched the second hour from 10 till 11 already, but will watch it again.
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Post by: doodler on February 10, 2013, 10:31:33 PM
Well, I never expected I'd be feeling sorry for Thomas. Part of me says he brought the animosity on himself and another part says poor boy.
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Post by: bubba on February 11, 2013, 05:33:32 AM
No one watched the Grammy's?  I thought it was great, I think for entertainment value it is the best awards show on TV.

Some really good performances, Elton John lead  a Levon Helm tribute, dedicating it to Sandy Hook. 
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 11, 2013, 05:40:38 AM
I was watching The Walking Dead, and from what I saw on Facebook, the reactions led me to believe I made the right choice.

Many people were complaining it was a boring show.
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Post by: Passion on February 11, 2013, 08:50:44 AM
Well, I never expected I'd be feeling sorry for Thomas. Part of me says he brought the animosity on himself and another part says poor boy.
I am very conflicted watching Thomas.  I can't even remember what he did that was so bad! 
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Post by: gwyllion on February 11, 2013, 09:22:45 AM
No one watched the Grammy's?  I thought it was great, I think for entertainment value it is the best awards show on TV.

Some really good performances, Elton John lead a Levon Helm tribute, dedicating it to Sandy Hook. 

I watched it because my son likes all the rap people.

I didn't see anything remarkable, however I was watching with only one eye open.

Taylor Swift makes me want to vomit.

I liked Justin Timberlake.
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Post by: bubba on February 11, 2013, 09:48:03 AM
Yea I have a soft spot for Justin.  I watched most of the rappers with one eye closed, except LL Cool J, I open both eyes for him.    I don't know most years I feel out of the loop with a lot of the music, this year I felt more in the loop.  Maybe that is why other people found it boring!  :D
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 11, 2013, 12:21:36 PM
No idea Downton was going to be on for 2 hours!  It was two hours of joy for me! 

Neither did I -- I only taped the first hour!

Now I'm going to have to wait until Thursday at the earliest to see the rest.

Next week is also two hours. And also the finale I believe--what is known
as the Christmas special in Britain.

(Any of you Brits--when the series airs in England are their commercial breaks?)

With it being so popular for PBS, you'd think they wouldn't be doubling up
on the episodes, but it's my opinion they wanted it finished next week
because the Oscars are on the week after and they didn't want to compete
with that.  (Which doesn't really make sense because they repeat the episodes
and also you can watch it online if need be.)

Our local PBS station is airing the entire series, plus the new two hours, all next Sunday.

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Post by: Sara B on February 11, 2013, 12:52:05 PM
Neither did I -- I only taped the first hour!

Now I'm going to have to wait until Thursday at the earliest to see the rest.

Next week is also two hours. And also the finale I believe--what is known
as the Christmas special in Britain.

(Any of you Brits--when the series airs in England are their commercial breaks?)With it being so popular for PBS, you'd think they wouldn't be doubling up
on the episodes, but it's my opinion they wanted it finished next week
because the Oscars are on the week after and they didn't want to compete
with that.  (Which doesn't really make sense because they repeat the episodes
and also you can watch it online if need be.)

Our local PBS station is airing the entire series, plus the new two hours, all next Sunday.



Yes, ITV's a commercial channel. But as we hardly ever watch programmes live we whiz through the ads on the recording.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 11, 2013, 01:03:42 PM
Taylor Swift makes me want to vomit.


Apparently during her performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", she put on a fake British accent as a dig at Harry, her former boyfriend from One Direction.
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Post by: Passion on February 11, 2013, 01:36:36 PM
I mostly watch Downton online.  Just easier to watch on my computer.  I did happen to watch it live last night and was shocked that it kept going and going!  Ha!  The lines between Violet and Isobel had be laughing out loud...when Violet was talking about parenting going on and on and Isobel asked if she actually raised her children....Violet's response was "for an hour a day".  LMAO! I love that even though Matthew and Isobel are not shown together very often....you can still tell they are related...in that Isobel is his mother.  They are very much a like!
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Post by: bubba on February 11, 2013, 01:53:02 PM

Apparently during her performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", she put on a fake British accent as a dig at Harry, her former boyfriend from One Direction.

Hey at least it wasn't at Jake!

She was rocking in the front row all night, dancing and singing and having a great old time!
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Post by: jack on February 11, 2013, 01:53:52 PM
How terrific is it to have a show come back after a LONG hiatus and hit the ground running?!
Touch picked up right where it left off, without missing a beat. And as usual, ended the night's episode with a burst of "I didn't see THAT coming!!"

oops
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Post by: doodler on February 11, 2013, 03:30:06 PM


Our local PBS station is airing the entire series, plus the new two hours, all next Sunday.



Thanks for the heads up. I'll check my local listings and see if one of my stations is doing the same thing.
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Post by: canmark on February 11, 2013, 05:59:52 PM
I was flipping between the Grammys and Downton Abbey. This was the first time I'd watched Downtown Abbey. I'm still not entirely clear on who's who, and I don't know the backstories (I've had to read online about "her Ladyship's soap"), but I can see how people can be addicted to that show.

Two great lines from the show. Thomas, replying to Mr. Carson, who is dressing him down after his homosexuality is revealed ("You have been twisted by nature into something foul"). Thomas, rather bravely, says, "I'm not foul, Mr. Carson. I'm not the same as you, but I am not foul."

And Lord Grantham, learning about the downstairs scandal involving Thomas' unwanted kiss of (a sleeping) Jimmy: "If I'd screamed blue murder every time someone tried to kiss me at Eton, I’d have been hoarse within a month." Ha!
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Post by: Passion on February 11, 2013, 09:12:54 PM
I was flipping between the Grammys and Downton Abbey. This was the first time I'd watched Downtown Abbey. I'm still not entirely clear on who's who, and I don't know the backstories (I've had to read online about "her Ladyship's soap"), but I can see how people can be addicted to that show.

Two great lines from the show. Thomas, replying to Mr. Carson, who is dressing him down after his homosexuality is revealed ("You have been twisted by nature into something foul"). Thomas, rather bravely, says, "I'm not foul, Mr. Carson. I'm not the same as you, but I am not foul."

And Lord Grantham, learning about the downstairs scandal involving Thomas' unwanted kiss of (a sleeping) Jimmy: "If I'd screamed blue murder every time someone tried to kiss me at Eton, I’d have been hoarse within a month." Ha!
Thomas was actually a very mean character but that line made him human...finally!
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Post by: doodler on February 11, 2013, 09:36:19 PM
I think the whole story line of Thomas and James has improved his likability. It has fleshed out (no pun intended) his personality and made him seem, to coin a phrase, less foul.

And while, at first, I was happy to see O'Brian getting some payback, she went too far.

And I like the softening of Tom's character as well. Plus, there is improvement in Mathew's although he does still tend to be a bull in a china shop when he thinks he's right (which is every time he has an opinion.) Poor Lord Whatever doesn't stand a chance against the pair of his sons-in-law.
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Post by: doodler on February 11, 2013, 09:41:46 PM
And now, The Following
Kev has stepped up his performance... a tad. Perhaps the telling of Ryan's lousy backstory makes his character more sympathetic and understandable and explains the way KB is playing him.

Got to say, I was figuring the cop who saved his life was going to turn out to be another one of Joe's minions. And he may still... since Joe didn't want Ryan dead.

Lovely idea, the three kidnappers showering to get the dirt off.
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Post by: bubba on February 13, 2013, 05:34:07 PM
The stardust continues to fall over the Oscar telecast as additional presenters have been announced for the Feb. 24 Academy Awards.

Best Actress winners announced to take the stage include Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.


Meanwhile, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and Queen Latifah will reunite on the 10th anniversary of Chicago's win for Best Picture. Zeta-Jones won a Best Supporting Actress award for her Chicago role as Velma Kelly.

Members of The Avengers cast are also set to reunite as presenters. They include Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.

Other special guests for the telecast include Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Charlize Theron and previously announced presenters Mark Wahlberg, and 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep.

Set to perform on this year's show are Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host.

The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.



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Post by: doodler on February 14, 2013, 07:04:40 PM
I watched the premiere of Zero Hour tonight (at 8 Eastern) only because there is nothing else on then. I didn't like the previews.
BUT I liked the first epsiode. It is, as the previews indicated, a sort of tv version of The DaVinci Code and the like, but it started nicely.
Perhaps they'll be able to keep it up. It looks like an expensive undertaking so I doubt it will get a long warm up period.


It is being repeated Sunday at 10.
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Post by: bubba on February 14, 2013, 07:09:12 PM
Thursday night is a strong night for TV, it will have too much competition.   Idol, Glee, Grey's, Big Bang!  Oh and Two and a Half Men (which I am no longer watching).


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Post by: doodler on February 14, 2013, 07:18:44 PM
Yeah, I suppose the network should just go dark.
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Post by: oilgun on February 14, 2013, 07:24:03 PM
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Damn!  Now I'll have to get The History Channel because of the new series VIKINGS.  It looks like a cross between Game of Thrones and Spartacus.   :P


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Post by: doodler on February 14, 2013, 07:44:29 PM
I am SO glad I don't have cable!
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Post by: doodler on February 14, 2013, 07:54:25 PM
The Downton finale airs THURSDAY the 21st from 9-11 on both my PBS stations and is repeated Sunday the 24th from 7-9.
Bad timing both nights for the last hour.
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Post by: killersmom on February 14, 2013, 11:05:29 PM
POI.

The bad lady is back!!  :o

The show was good tonight, back to the stories that work.
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Post by: killersmom on February 14, 2013, 11:13:15 PM
I watched the premiere of Zero Hour tonight (at 8 Eastern) only because there is nothing else on then. I didn't like the previews.
BUT I liked the first epsiode. It is, as the previews indicated, a sort of tv version of The DaVinci Code and the like, but it started nicely.
Perhaps they'll be able to keep it up. It looks like an expensive undertaking so I doubt it will get a long warm up period.


It is being repeated Sunday at 10.

This show was pretty interesting, Sherry. Thanks for posting about it.
As you said, it remains to be seen if it can keep up. It seems as if the story line would be better suited to a movie. I am not sure it can be sustained as weekly show.
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Post by: oilgun on February 14, 2013, 11:24:28 PM
^^^ and it was filmed in Montreal!.  I was like, I know these buildings, wtf?
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Post by: killersmom on February 14, 2013, 11:36:28 PM
That's cool! I love it when I see familiar places from San Francisco in movies and TV shows.
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Post by: killersmom on February 14, 2013, 11:46:14 PM
I thought Sherlock did find out from his father last night about Watson not being paid anymore. (When Sherlock called his father about the ransom money) His totally out of character volunteering to go share at the AA meeting is what convinced me.

Now, there's an interesting thought. That hadn't occurred to me.

Jeff, my feelings were right about Sherlock knowing about Watson not being paid by his father.
He just ask her to be his partner in the crime solving.

"Congratulations on your new career, Watson."
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 15, 2013, 07:30:37 AM
Jeff, my feelings were right about Sherlock knowing about Watson not being paid by his father.
He just ask her to be his partner in the crime solving.

"Congratulations on your new career, Watson."

Yep! You called it! That was the first thing I thought of when he told her!  :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 15, 2013, 07:35:50 AM
Thursday night is a strong night for TV, it will have too much competition.   Idol, Glee, Grey's, Big Bang!  Oh and Two and a Half Men (which I am no longer watching).

I just leave that on after Big Bang Theory so I don't lose track of time and miss the beginning of POI.  :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 15, 2013, 07:40:02 AM
That's cool! I love it when I see familiar places from San Francisco in movies and TV shows.

Conversely, I've hated it when I watched a show supposedly set here in Philadelphia and it was so clearly not filmed here in Philadelphia.

A few stock shots of Independence Hall, or the Liberty Bell, or our iconic City Hall with its William Penn statue do not count.
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Post by: doodler on February 15, 2013, 08:05:58 AM
Works for people not familiar with the location. What bugs me is when I'm watching a show and I see something that I know is not where the program is set and can't remember where it actually is.
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Post by: doodler on February 15, 2013, 08:29:00 AM
Touch at 9 (Eastern) tonight on FOX.
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Post by: Passion on February 15, 2013, 12:27:03 PM
Anyone watching The Americans on FX?  I have watched the first three episodes and haven't decided if I like it or not!  A 80's spy drama with Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell  playing KGB agents who are posing and living as travel agents in the suburbs. I like Matthew Rhys but not sure about him playing a tough guy--when he takes out 4 guys in a few punches....just doesn't seem right. I will keep watching.....interesting spy story that I haven't seen before.
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Post by: Sara B on February 15, 2013, 01:10:50 PM
Thomas, replying to Mr. Carson, who is dressing him down after his homosexuality is revealed ("You have been twisted by nature into something foul"). Thomas, rather bravely, says, "I'm not foul, Mr. Carson. I'm not the same as you, but I am not foul."


I loved that line. He said it with such dignity, and it was very touching.
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Post by: doodler on February 15, 2013, 02:58:37 PM
The writers have done a good job at turning Thomas into a sympathetic character. Just what this series needed... NO bad guys.
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Post by: doodler on February 15, 2013, 08:02:21 PM
And one more time... another "Well, I'll be damned!" moment at the end of Touch tonight.
Only tonight there were TWO.
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Post by: gattaca on February 16, 2013, 03:00:12 PM
I loved that line. He said it with such dignity, and it was very touching.

Yes!  I thought that whole section on Thomas was well done.

** SPOILER ALERT ON **

I do have questions about when the two policemen arrived.  I'm straddling either side of that road.  I liked the way the writers constructed the redemption of Thomas but would the Earl of Grantham REALLY be so enlightened?   After all, when he was talking to Carson, he acted as if he knew all along that Thomas was homosexual.. and he still kept him as his valet?   His line about being kissed was a shocker as well, so enlightened for those times.. at least gave me pause for credibility of characters.   

V
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 17, 2013, 01:57:25 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^

I wasn't sure about that, either, but in the films Maurice and Another Country,
there did seem to be college horseplay, at least, of that sort, so the reference
might be accurate. From reading history about the lives of gay people of the
past there is no one accurate depiction of how people behaved. For instance,
in WWII it just happened to be where you were. Some "gay" soldiers served in
places/circumstances where they were tolerated or accepted and had some good
times and others might be in a place where they were reported, and/or imprisoned
and/or discharged or sexually assaulted or the like.

James Jones, the author of From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line thought
homosexuality was a natural part of military life for some.  He writes about it somewhat
in the first novel where soldiers date gay men in Hawaii and even some perform sexual
favors for them. His daughter provided his original manuscript of the novel awhile ago
which had some of those deleted and/or toned down pages as the book publisiher
had wanted to totally delete those aspects of it. While some were, Jones thought it
would be dishonest to do so entirely and vehemently protested. I have not read The
Thin Red Line, but in the b&w 1962 version of the film (not the awful Malick remake)
there is a drag performance in it!

If you lliken being gay to prohibition you can see what I'm getting at. Some people
have no problem with drinking and so there were all types of acceptance of it in one
way or another in the 1920's. But it was also against the law and so there were those
that would fight it on moral principles or just "because" it was the law and so it depended
on who you were or where you were on the treatment and enforcement of this law.

I know that Upstairs Downstairs was popular, but I have never seen that. A friend told
me there was a gay storyline or at least one scene in that series where there was a gay
kiss. Does anyone know the details of that?

As for Downton, I suppose it did seem a bit strange for so many to be accepting or at
least tolerating, but I also suppose it miust've occurred at least once, so why not show
it here? After all, it's a lot nicer than the alternative. My problem, was that it seemed to
come up quite quickly and then get solved rather quickly, whereas things like the maid/cook
being shunned because she had been a prostitute seemed to go on for several episodes.
Maybe that's why the Thomas incident seemed a bit awkward-it was all dealt with in a couple
episodes.

Or something.
 

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Post by: gwyllion on February 17, 2013, 02:00:56 PM
Just a friendly reminder to the TV lovers that tonight is the start of The Amazing Race!

We have a thread for it here (http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=46556.0).

On your mark, Get set, Go!!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 17, 2013, 02:11:18 PM
I am ready!

(Is it on 1 hour--or more--tonight?)
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Post by: gwyllion on February 17, 2013, 03:47:28 PM
Looks like only 1 hour!

I can't wait!
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Post by: morrobay on February 17, 2013, 06:14:37 PM
ITwo great lines from the show. Thomas, replying to Mr. Carson, who is dressing him down after his homosexuality is revealed ("You have been twisted by nature into something foul"). Thomas, rather bravely, says, "I'm not foul, Mr. Carson. I'm not the same as you, but I am not foul."



Downton Abbey is pretty funny about homosexuals...they're giving it a 21st century twist........plays well to the liberals watching PBS, but I serioulsy doubt if someone in that time and place would say something like that, especially to a superior when their job depended on it.
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Post by: doodler on February 17, 2013, 06:29:37 PM
I've noticed that everyone on DA, from the chimneysweep to the lord of the manor, is never anything but polite no matter the circumstance. I guess you can get by with saying whatever you want as long as your use the correct tone of voice.
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Post by: morrobay on February 17, 2013, 06:35:18 PM
Right, but the "help" are taught to be that way.  The lord and lady of the manor are (annoyingly) polite and "correct", as befits their status, to the manor born......neither would acknowledge, or speak up for, "gay rights"
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Post by: doodler on February 17, 2013, 06:38:46 PM
Maybe that's why I like a lot of the British films/tv, etc... it gives me a break from all the passion (not you, April) that permeates offerings from everywhere else.
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Post by: morrobay on February 17, 2013, 06:45:08 PM
Yes
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Post by: morrobay on February 17, 2013, 07:02:34 PM
SNL now

Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation
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Post by: doodler on February 17, 2013, 08:34:59 PM
DA...
son
of
a
BITCH.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 18, 2013, 11:51:41 AM
Downton Abbey is pretty funny about homosexuals...they're giving it a 21st century twist........plays well to the liberals watching PBS, but I serioulsy doubt if someone in that time and place would say something like that, especially to a superior when their job depended on it.

........plays well to the liberals watching PBS,

Is that a comment of disdain? Also, is it true? Is there research as to whom all of PBS's audience is? Just curious. There's a Slate article about the notions you have expressed, except they use gay instead of the word conservatives, for obvious reasons, prefer...homosexual.

Here are some excerpts:

Is the treatment of Thomas an anachronistic 21st-century fantasy?
by June Thomas|

http://www.slate.com/articles/tv_club/features/downton_abbey_episode_6_1.html (http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/tv_club/features/2013/downton_abbey_season_3_recap_episode_guide_and_review_for_episode_1/week_6/downton_abbey_season_3_recap_episode_guide_and_review_for_episode_6_1.html)

Last night’s episode of Downton Abbey has turned Slate commenters into historians. Dozens of readers are arguing about the credibility of the plot line that saw Thomas’ misunderstanding with Jimmy the junior footman result in his receiving a promotion rather than a jail term or a horsewhipping.

***

I could find no chronicles of gay life in Yorkshire in the 1920s, but Terry Sanderson, a working-class gay man from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, described his coming out in an essay in the British collection Radical Records: Thirty Years of Lesbian and Gay History. It’s a story of an active but hidden world. Sanderson describes being measured for his first suit by a man who “lingered over my inside leg and when he realized I wasn’t going to object, gave me a comprehensive fondling,” which brings to mind Thomas’ unslapped hands on Jimmy’s shoulders and legs. Later Sanderson got a job at a camera shop managed by a gay man, which received regular visitors from various pillars of the community who were living secret lives: “I came to realize that the twilight world actually existed unseen, but in parallel, with everyone else’s world,” he writes. Even 40 years ago, few had any concept that a gay relationship was a possibility. “Many of them had had sex with other gays, but few of them accepted that you could make a way of life out of it.”

***

Thomas’ gay pride—or at least his refusal to hate himself—may be anachronistic, but as long as he didn’t say too much about the love that dare not speak its name, it’s easy to believe that how well he did his job would count for more than whom he pined for.

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Post by: morrobay on February 18, 2013, 12:46:23 PM
 :D :D :D
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Post by: bubba on February 18, 2013, 05:20:28 PM
Oprah has an OSCAR special on tonight!


http://www.oprah.com/packages/oprahs-oscar-special.html
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Post by: oilgun on February 18, 2013, 07:59:07 PM
The Following will give me a heart attack.  Oh, and damn you, Doodler, now I can't help but think that Shawn Ashmore's character might be a cult member!
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Post by: doodler on February 18, 2013, 09:19:29 PM
It's good fun, isn't it? KB seems to be getting on track. But I wants me some more Jim!
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Post by: doodler on February 18, 2013, 09:30:15 PM
By the way, Bacon is on Leno tonight... at least that's what I think I heard!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 19, 2013, 08:46:17 AM
So is tonight the season finale for Vegas?  ???  (And maybe even the series finale?  :( )

CBS has been heavily advertising Golden Boy, and I can't remember what it was, but something has led me to suppose it will be running in Vegas's time slot.

Anyway, I hope to check out Golden Boy, because I've checked out the "golden boy" himself, Theo James, and boy, howdy, is he a hottie!  ;D
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Post by: jack on February 19, 2013, 09:17:16 AM
re ashmore...

i will assume that everyone knows that shawn ashmore has an acting twin aaron, or do you all?

here's how to tell them apart...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/how-to-tell-shawn-and-aaron-ashmore-apart
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Post by: doodler on February 19, 2013, 01:31:56 PM
So is tonight the season finale for Vegas?  ???  (And maybe even the series finale?  :( )

CBS has been heavily advertising Golden Boy, and I can't remember what it was, but something has led me to suppose it will be running in Vegas's time slot.

Anyway, I hope to check out Golden Boy, because I've checked out the "golden boy" himself, Theo James, and boy, howdy, is he a hottie!  ;D

Dennis Quaid was on Ellen today and they were talking about how well the series is doing, so maybe...?
He always does the "Ellen in your ear" bit where he is out in public and has to say/do whatever she tells him to. It is hilarious! "Dennis Quaid is here!"

Golden Boy starts in the Vegas timeslot next week. Doesn't look too appealing, but sometimes the previews can fool you... usually it's the shows that look good, aren't, but it could go the other way as well, I suppose.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 19, 2013, 02:00:11 PM
Dennis Quaid was on Ellen today and they were talking about how well the series is doing, so maybe...?

Well, we can hope. And that's certainly a hopeful bit of news. Thanks for passing that on.  :)
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Post by: doodler on February 19, 2013, 02:52:09 PM
Tonight on FOX at 9 (eastern)
Cult (premiere)
Episode: You're Next
After ranting about a TV show that he thinks is out to get him, Jeff's brother, Nate, disappears; Jeff is thrust into a dark underworld of the TV show's rabid fans as he searches for Nate.

Repeated Friday at 9.
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Post by: doodler on February 19, 2013, 02:57:41 PM
Well, we can hope. And that's certainly a hopeful bit of news. Thanks for passing that on.  :)


zap2it does NOT have tonight's Vegas listed as season OR series finale, just "new"
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Post by: oilgun on February 19, 2013, 05:15:24 PM
re ashmore...

i will assume that everyone knows that shawn ashmore has an acting twin aaron, or do you all?

here's how to tell them apart...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/how-to-tell-shawn-and-aaron-ashmore-apart

Well, I didn't know Aaron played Jimmy Olson on Smallville. A while back he played a gay high-school student who fought for the right to bring his boyfriend to the prom in a TV movie based on a true story.  They are both such cuties!
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Post by: killersmom on February 19, 2013, 05:50:27 PM
I am glad to hear that Vegas has not been given the definite ax yet. I really would miss it if it was gone for good.
I have mixed feelings about Golden Boy, but will give it a shot. Kinda like I did so many of the new shows this season and was pleasantly surprised with some of them.
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Post by: doodler on February 19, 2013, 06:36:08 PM
From the synopsis, it is told in flashbacks... the main character is interviewing for the position of police commissioner and is remembering how he got that high up in the first place.
Ummmmmmm
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 19, 2013, 07:26:49 PM
From the synopsis, it is told in flashbacks... the main character is interviewing for the position of police commissioner and is remembering how he got that high up in the first place.
Ummmmmmm

Ummmm, indeed.

However, when you consider the apparent alternatives (e.g., Body of Proof, Smash), I can put up with a lot for a really pretty boy--and Theo James is a really pretty boy.
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Post by: doodler on February 19, 2013, 09:16:05 PM
He looks fine in the previews, if a tad young.
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Post by: doodler on February 19, 2013, 09:17:14 PM
Sooo Cult was interesting. Don't know if I'm up for TWO "cult" shows, especially on consecutive evenings.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 20, 2013, 07:13:01 AM
[Theo James] looks fine in the [Golden Boy] previews, if a tad young.

He turned 28 this past December.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3772243/?ref_=sr_1 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3772243/?ref_=sr_1)
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Post by: doodler on February 20, 2013, 09:46:47 AM
So, I'll reword...
he looks fine in the previews, if VERY young.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 20, 2013, 10:21:25 AM
So, I'll reword...
he looks fine in the previews, if VERY young.

Indeed! Ask me, he looks like he should be modeling Calvin Klein underwear rather than playing a cop on TV. Not that there's anything wrong with that!  :D

Meanwhile, back at Vegas, Jack fessed up to Mia, with the result I expected, and he also fessed up to Ralph (I figured Ralph figured it out when he studied the fingerprints). If this turns out to have been the final episode, at least we have the satisfaction of Jack having admitted that he killed Rizzo.

And it looks like Ralph has some competition for Katherine, which doesn't exactly bother me because those two are about the most unromantic couple I've seen on TV since, well, I can't remember.
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Post by: doodler on February 20, 2013, 10:58:58 AM
My opinion of... Katherine... is she is a user. She's "involved" with Ralph because it furthers her agenda. Same for the FBI.

And I'm a little disappointed that the writers chose to take Mia's character down the accepted path for a mob daughter. Where's her angst? How can she immediately hate the man she was falling in love with just because he killed her son of a bitch father in self defense... she didn't even give him a chance to explain. The story would have been more interesting if she had been torn.

This is the first episode where I haven't disliked the ginger.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 20, 2013, 11:25:36 AM
My opinion of... Katherine... is she is a user. She's "involved" with Ralph because it furthers her agenda. Same for the FBI.

Once in a while, mainly in the scenes where she met with Laura Savino, I wondered whether it would turn out that she was FBI herself, Katherine, I mean.

Quote
And I'm a little disappointed that the writers chose to take Mia's character down the accepted path for a mob daughter. Where's her angst? How can she immediately hate the man she was falling in love with just because he killed her son of a bitch father in self defense... she didn't even give him a chance to explain. The story would have been more interesting if she had been torn.

That kind of was a little too pat, I think, Mia's reaction, not even giving Jack a chance to explain. Of course, not only did her lover kill her father, he also lied to her about it right from the start--I'm not sure for how long because my conception of the passage of time in the show is a little vague.

Quote
This is the first episode where I haven't disliked the ginger.

The who?
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Post by: doodler on February 20, 2013, 11:29:14 AM
Ginger = red head = Dixon
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 20, 2013, 01:28:34 PM
Ginger = red head = Dixon

I know ginger means redhead, but I guess there must be something wrong with my color perception--or my TV  ;D --because I've taken him for dark blond/light brown, not a redhead.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 20, 2013, 02:29:34 PM
Tonight on FOX at 9 (eastern)
Cult (premiere)
Episode: You're Next
After ranting about a TV show that he thinks is out to get him, Jeff's brother, Nate, disappears; Jeff is thrust into a dark underworld of the TV show's rabid fans as he searches for Nate.

I thought this sounded interesting so I turned on Fox last night, but New Girl was on, so I
thought you may have meant it was on tomorrow (tonight), but then I didscovered it's not
on Fox, it's the CW!
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Post by: doodler on February 20, 2013, 02:53:35 PM
Oops, sorry about that.
So, did you watch?


And strawberry blond is more red than I want to see in anybody's hair!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 20, 2013, 03:00:01 PM

PBS is having programs on all week under the umbrella banner: After Newtown.

Last night they had a Nova episode covering the history of guns in America.
(I watched, but felt so uninterested in it.) Then there was a two-part Frontline.
The first dealt with trying to gain some insight into Adam Lanza and his upbringing,
mostly by his mother.  There wasn't a great many conclusions raised about his
sudden reason for going off that day, but it was quite interesting, hearing from
those who knew or taught him and his mother. Some friends were interviewed.
Family members wouldn't publicly talk but did offer some relayed insights.

The second half was devoted to the issue of guns and how the Newtown populace
is divided about it. The conclusion seemed to be that there's one camp, or side of the
issue, that thinks all guns should be confiscated and the other side thinks one should
be able to have as many guns as they wish-unlimited gun ownership and that the
2nd Amendment guarantees it, and that there is no middle ground when you start from
those extreme positions.

There was one part where they show a situation that was occurring two-three months
before "Newtown" happened. In the town there had been many police reported complaints
over a wide and varied area of the city (they showed a map of red dots where complaints had
originated) of people who were complaining abut hearing gunfire all the time.

The gunfire was mostly the result of people shooting guns (target practice and
the like) at all times of day or night in their backyards and such. Some of it was hunting. The
city political leaders were treating it as a noise issue and had written a law to stop people from
firing off their guns unless it was for hunting or defense (I'm not sure they said defense, but
there was a couple excpetions). Well, the meeting where it was to be voted on got swamped
with people who always take anything to do with their gun rights personally (fearfully?)and it got
heavy and heated.

One man said that the complaints were all coming from people who moved up around there
from New York City and he blamed them. (True or not, reasonable or not, it was his excuse
for dismissing the complaints.) Another said that the complainants, when they hear those gun
shots, should think of them as "the sound of liberty." Another said he would not comply with
any law that would take away his rights to own guns and do with them what he wanted to.

The motion got tabled that night and I don't recall they said if it had ever gotten a final vote.

I liken the gun issue to people who smoke.  Increasingly since around 1980, smoking has become
disfavorable to more and more people. It went from no smoking in restaurants and the like to no
smoking in bars and no smoking on beaches and some cities have banned it all together unless
you're inside your own apartment and even then some apartments can be designated no smoking.
If you still really want to smoke, you can, but it's more and more disfavorable. I hope owning and
shooting off guns becomes less and less favorable and laws restricting them can find muster.

There's other programs this week about these issues, one of them is if science/medecine can find
ways to detect those who might likely become mass sihooters and what could be done with them
if causes can be determined.

An interesting and worthwhile series of programs from all points of view.

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 20, 2013, 03:01:30 PM

The RAISING HOPE holiday episode was very amusing last night.
(Arbor Day, that is!)
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Post by: bubba on February 20, 2013, 04:29:22 PM
PBS is having programs on all week under the umbrella banner: After Newtown.

Last night they had a Nova episode covering the history of guns in America.
(I watched, but felt so uninterested in it.) Then there was a two-part Frontline.
The first dealt with trying to gain some insight into Adam Lanza and his upbringing,
mostly by his mother.  There wasn't a great many conclusions raised about his
sudden reason for going off that day, but it was quite interesting, hearing from
those who knew or taught him and his mother. Some friends were interviewed.
Family members wouldn't publicly talk but did offer some relayed insights.

The second half was devoted to the issue of guns and how the Newtown populace
is divided about it. The conclusion seemed to be that there's one camp, or side of the
issue, that thinks all guns should be confiscated and the other side thinks one should
be able to have as many guns as they wish-unlimited gun ownership and that the
2nd Amendment guarantees it, and that there is no middle ground when you start from
those extreme positions.

There was one part where they show a situation that was occurring two-three months
before "Newtown" happened. In the town there had been many police reported complaints
over a wide and varied area of the city (they showed a map of red dots where complaints had
originated) of people who were complaining abut hearing gunfire all the time.

The gunfire was mostly the result of people shooting guns (target practice and
the like) at all times of day or night in their backyards and such. Some of it was hunting. The
city political leaders were treating it as a noise issue and had written a law to stop people from
firing off their guns unless it was for hunting or defense (I'm not sure they said defense, but
there was a couple excpetions). Well, the meeting where it was to be voted on got swamped
with people who always take anything to do with their gun rights personally (fearfully?)and it got
heavy and heated.

One man said that the complaints were all coming from people who moved up around there
from New York City and he blamed them. (True or not, reasonable or not, it was his excuse
for dismissing the complaints.) Another said that the complainants, when they hear those gun
shots, should think of them as "the sound of liberty." Another said he would not comply with
any law that would take away his rights to own guns and do with them what he wanted to.

The motion got tabled that night and I don't recall they said if it had ever gotten a final vote.

I liken the gun issue to people who smoke.  Increasingly since around 1980, smoking has become
disfavorable to more and more people. It went from no smoking in restaurants and the like to no
smoking in bars and no smoking on beaches and some cities have banned it all together unless
you're inside your own apartment and even then some apartments can be designated no smoking.
If you still really want to smoke, you can, but it's more and more disfavorable. I hope owning and
shooting off guns becomes less and less favorable and laws restricting them can find muster.

There's other programs this week about these issues, one of them is if science/medecine can find
ways to detect those who might likely become mass sihooters and what could be done with them
if causes can be determined.

An interesting and worthwhile series of programs from all points of view.




I think Mr. David Cullen touched on that in his interview, clinical depression in teens in the U.S. the numbers are staggering!  Ad guns into the mix and it is a recipie for disaster!

As for smoking, move to Ontario, Canada, if you smoke you are treated like a leper, thankfully I don't, never have.


Anyway sounds great all around, I wish I got PBS!!! >:D


I guess I will be watching (PVRing) the usual suspects, Modern Family, Law and Order SVU and Idol, even though I don't watch Idol half the time.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 20, 2013, 04:54:48 PM
And strawberry blond is more red than I want to see in anybody's hair!

Oooh, not me, nor most of the gay men I know. We think redheads are hot.  ;D

Especially when the carpet matches the drapes. ...  >:D
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Post by: gattaca on February 20, 2013, 07:15:05 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^
...
As for Downton, I suppose it did seem a bit strange for so many to be accepting or at
least tolerating, but I also suppose it miust've occurred at least once, so why not show
it here? After all, it's a lot nicer than the alternative. My problem, was that it seemed to
come up quite quickly and then get solved rather quickly, whereas things like the maid/cook
being shunned because she had been a prostitute seemed to go on for several episodes.
Maybe that's why the Thomas incident seemed a bit awkward-it was all dealt with in a couple
episodes.

Or something.

Nice.  I agree.  Had not thought of it that way but you summed it well.  Thomas and his plight were quickly bow wrapped and "done with" whereas the deal with the maid forced into prostitution got a lot of air play.  I guess there was more of the latter than the former?

The link to the Slate article also addresses our concerns.  All a bit too neat.   Thanks. V. 
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Post by: doodler on February 20, 2013, 07:16:14 PM
Why wouldn't it?
Surely no sane person would dye his hair red.
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Post by: doodler on February 20, 2013, 07:18:33 PM
Uh-oh... is Grimm an 8 o'clock or a 9 o'clock show?
I don;t think I'm giving up Touch.
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Post by: killersmom on February 21, 2013, 12:35:33 AM
Oooh, not me, nor most of the gay men I know. We think redheads are hot.  ;D

Especially when the carpet matches the drapes. ...  >:D

::)

LOL!

;D

Amen!

>:D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 21, 2013, 07:33:00 AM
Why wouldn't it?
Surely no sane person would dye his hair red.

Apparently not all natural redheads have red body/pubic hair.
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Post by: Marge_Innavera on February 21, 2013, 08:20:52 AM

The February 20th episode of Criminal Minds has a twist that hasn't been addressed often enough yet:

http://www.tv.com/shows/criminal-minds/broken-2658668/


(sorry, can't figure out how to provide more details without a spoiler.)
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Post by: gwyllion on February 21, 2013, 08:40:17 AM
My son is an avid fan of that show.  I am usually doing other things at home when it's on, but I got interested in it last night.

We had some good discussion about it both last night and this morning.  It's not often that a teenaged boy wants to talk to his mom as much as he did.  My son also remarked that the same issue was addressed on an episode of South Park. ::)  I was surprised by how much my son empathized with the main character's dilemma.  He seemed to relate to his predicament so much that I thought he was going to come out to me.  It didn't happen, so the jury is still out.  8)
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Post by: jack on February 21, 2013, 09:31:26 AM

Anyway sounds great all around, I wish I got PBS!!! >:D
almost tho not everything on pbs is on their website...

and SOUTHLAND was positively JAW-DROPPING whichever night it was on.  i watched on the web again.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 21, 2013, 11:05:55 AM

I saw that episode of Criminal Minds and thought it was pretty interesting.

If I want to watch TV I usually have a hard time finding a lot of things to watch
on any given night, but Wednesday night at 9pm there are 4 things I want to
watch all up against each other. Of course.

All of ABC's comedies last night had to do with Oscar watching.
The Middle
The Neighbors
Modern Family
Suburgatory

Remember when the networks used to do that alot? I remember once when NBC had all of it's
sitcoms waiting for a hurricane to hit. (Golden Girls was one of them.)

I remember CBS once did a whole evening that somehow had an Elizabeth Taylor
theme running through all of them. (The Nanny was one of them. Designing Women
might have been another.)

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 21, 2013, 11:08:26 AM

For those of you who have given up on CSI:  Sara and Grissom are separated!
(They didn't say exactly why or what happened, though.)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 21, 2013, 11:24:58 AM
I flipped past Katie Couric's oscar special and if you like Hollywood celebrity
sort of montage sequences here and there it had some good stuff, like home
movie and behind the scenes of films like On the Waterfront (in color) and GWTW.
I was watching something else so did not watch the entire thing. They have another
special tomorrow night about Vanity Fair's famous oscar party, so maybe they'll run
them both together again on Saturday to hype their Sunday awards show.
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Post by: bentgyro on February 21, 2013, 12:46:32 PM
I have a girlfriend who dyes her hair red, has done for years.  She informed me that she dyes everything so that
it all matches  :o and no one can say she isn't a natural redhead.  Although, given her age her natural colour is white! ::)
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Post by: bubba on February 21, 2013, 04:06:14 PM
I flipped past Katie Couric's oscar special and if you like Hollywood celebrity
sort of montage sequences here and there it had some good stuff, like home
movie and behind the scenes of films like On the Waterfront (in color) and GWTW.
I was watching something else so did not watch the entire thing. They have another
special tomorrow night about Vanity Fair's famous oscar party, so maybe they'll run
them both together again on Saturday to hype their Sunday awards show.


I hope so, my daughter in law watched it and enjoyed it!!


OSCARS on Sunday, can't wait, I am having a little party!!


Grey's tonight, Big Bang! 
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Post by: oilgun on February 21, 2013, 05:47:27 PM
For what it's worth I love gingers.


Anyway back to the Oscars.  Here are my predictions:

Film:                                Argo
Direction:                         Stephen Spielberg
Actor:                              Daniel Day Lewis             
Actress                             Jennifer Lawrence
Supporting Actress             Anne Hathaway
Supporting Actor               Tommy Lee Jones
Cinematography                Life of Pi
Visual Effects                    Life of Pi
Original Screenplay            Quentin Tarantino
Adapted Screenplay           Tony Kushner
Editing                            Argo
Production Design             Les Misérables
Sound Mixing                   Les Misérables
Sound Editing                  Zero Dark Thirty
Foreign Language             Amour
Documentary                   Searching for Sugarman
Animation                       Frankenweenie      
Makeup                          The Hobbit
Costumes                        Anna Karenina
Animated Short                Paperman
Live Action Short              Curfew
Documentary Short           Open Heart


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Post by: bubba on February 21, 2013, 06:11:02 PM
http://data.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/oscar-predictions


How is this for predictions?  :D
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 21, 2013, 08:53:38 PM
Oh, moderator!

Is this the thread for Oscar predictions?

If not, where?
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Post by: killersmom on February 21, 2013, 09:02:56 PM
Apparently not all natural redheads have red body/pubic hair.

I had to laugh....... I read this as 'public'! ::) ;D
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Post by: killersmom on February 21, 2013, 09:05:45 PM
For those of you who have given up on CSI:  Sara and Grissom are separated!
(They didn't say exactly why or what happened, though.)


I kinda saw this one coming a couple of episodes back.
Besides it's not hard to be separated from someone who is no longer on the show.
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Post by: killersmom on February 21, 2013, 09:16:38 PM
Oh, moderator!

Is this the thread for Oscar predictions?

If not, where?

Not really, Mark. We have a thread that discussed after BBM lost to Crash, but there has not ever been one specifically for Oscars.

We can leave it here or take it to the "What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?" thread.

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=40633.0
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 21, 2013, 09:27:30 PM
Thanks, Linda.  I'll put them there.

And speaking of TV...

If Sara doesn't want Grissom, I sure as hell do!

Oh, Gil...

William Petersen is just dreamy!

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Post by: killersmom on February 21, 2013, 09:31:43 PM
She hasn't had him for, what, 4 seasons now?
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Post by: killersmom on February 21, 2013, 10:40:34 PM
POI
Either Reese and Finch are on vacation this week, or they are setting things up for a new series, or both.
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Post by: killersmom on February 21, 2013, 11:02:33 PM
POI. Yet another set up to return character.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 22, 2013, 06:58:30 AM
I've never heard of POI.

Is it some Hawaiian show?
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Post by: gwyllion on February 22, 2013, 08:37:33 AM
Oh, moderator!

Is this the thread for Oscar predictions?

If not, where?

This thread may also be slightly relevant to your interests as well, Mark  :) 

Awards Aftermath (http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=27999.msg2373211;topicseen#new)

It deals primarily with Brokeback Mountain's loss to Crash, but there is a wealth of information and interesting conversation there.



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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 22, 2013, 08:43:03 AM
Thanks, Donna!
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Post by: gwyllion on February 22, 2013, 08:48:37 AM
My pleasure!
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Post by: doodler on February 22, 2013, 09:13:10 AM
Zero Hour?
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Post by: killersmom on February 22, 2013, 09:19:11 AM
I've never heard of POI.

Is it some Hawaiian show?

Person of Interest on Thursday nights!
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 22, 2013, 09:31:38 AM
Oh.   :">

Whatever.


For the funniest thing I've seen in ages, watch this clip!!!!


Hazel reviews Les Miserables - YouTube


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7jeDbucjFo
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Post by: Castro on February 22, 2013, 09:53:05 AM
almost tho not everything on pbs is on their website...

and SOUTHLAND was positively JAW-DROPPING whichever night it was on.  i watched on the web again.

Absolutely. Beginning right off with Cooper's boyfriend moving out.  Are we going to get some good Cooper time as he tries to be more accessible to people he loves?  (I still remember fondly that brief scene in the first season - I think it was - when he and boyfriend stood in the yard watching fireworks.)

Also, I'm delighted that Lydia isn't overjoyed by the baby.  I suppose she, too, will learn to bond, but since I've never seen a suggestion that not all women are natural mothers, it's refreshing.  And accurate.
.
TNT's episode-replay site is here:  http://www.tntdrama.com/series/southland/ (http://www.tntdrama.com/series/southland/)      But I see you have to register to watch for free.  Were there any nasty surprises here, Jack?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 22, 2013, 10:08:01 AM
I had to laugh....... I read this as 'public'! ::) ;D

It often goes the other way 'round; people write pubic when they mean to write public. Then it's really funny! ;D
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 22, 2013, 10:40:20 AM

I thought P.O.I. did something very interesting last night.
Did it work? Yes and no. Still, I'm all for something different
in a tv series.

Linda, it seems all shows like to have some elements of returning
characters in them now, so I'm wondering why you don't like that
aspect of POI? I don't mind it, as long as they don't get carried
away with it and remind us of what we need to know on occasion.
The X-Files got carried away with that aspect for awhile and started
turning people off and in Season Six they reverted to more stand
alone episodes and regained it's popularity. My thing with the POI
sub-plots is that it sometimes takes me awhile to remember what's
been going on. I want to be entertained each week, I don't necessarily
want to have to do homework before I watch an episode!  Heh!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 22, 2013, 10:42:02 AM
I've never heard of POI.
Is it some Hawaiian show?

  LOL!
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Post by: bubba on February 22, 2013, 11:13:10 AM
Jack's back – at the Oscars.

Legendary actor Nicholson will join Dustin Hoffman as presenters at Sunday's Academy Awards. Both stars are 75.


"Between the two of them, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman have created more iconic characters than any other pair of actors in the world," says a statement from show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "Their participation in this year's Oscars completes a list of presenters and performers that truly represents that great breadth and depth of acting talent in film today."

Other presenters include Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta.

Performers for this year's show include Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 24, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


http://www.peoplestylewatch.com/people/stylewatch/package/article/0,,20658247_20676322,00.html
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Post by: killersmom on February 22, 2013, 11:39:56 AM
I thought P.O.I. did something very interesting last night.
Did it work? Yes and no. Still, I'm all for something different
in a tv series.

Linda, it seems all shows like to have some elements of returning
characters in them now, so I'm wondering why you don't like that
aspect of POI? I don't mind it, as long as they don't get carried
away with it and remind us of what we need to know on occasion.
The X-Files got carried away with that aspect for awhile and started
turning people off and in Season Six they reverted to more stand
alone episodes and regained it's popularity. My thing with the POI
sub-plots is that it sometimes takes me awhile to remember what's
been going on. I want to be entertained each week, I don't necessarily
want to have to do homework before I watch an episode!  Heh!


Last night's show was confusing and hard to keep up with. At about 15 minutes in, I actually looked at the on screen synopsis to see if I was even WATCHING, POI, that maybe I had accidentally changed the channel. One of the thoughts I had was that they were replacing the main characters with other characters,. I get that they want to mix things up a bit, but not to the point that I wanted to give up on it and go watch something else.

Yeah, Lyle, but a lot of long running shows don't keep introducing these 'random characters' and do just fine.  I assume their reasoning is to get the viewer to keep coming back so they can see what ultimately happens to 'random character'. This tends to make me stop watching the show. CSI got old fast with the continuing 'Doll House" murderer. One of the reasons I quit watching The Mentalist is because of the never ending 'Red John" story line. It has gotten so convoluted, I am not sure the writers even know how they are going to get themselves out of it.

In the end, it is not so very different what they are doing now as opposed to what they did 10, 20 years ago. I, like you want to be entertained without having to have a playbook available to understand the plot that week.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 22, 2013, 08:09:31 PM
Last night's [POI] show was confusing and hard to keep up with.

I found it difficult to follow, too. I kept waiting for Mr. Finch and Mr. Reese.  :(

Quote
CSI got old fast with the continuing 'Doll House" murderer.

It sure did!

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One of the reasons I quit watching The Mentalist is because of the never ending 'Red John" story line. It has gotten so convoluted, I am not sure the writers even know how they are going to get themselves out of it.

I've just kind of lost track of the show, now it's on Sunday night. ... isn't it? That's not a big TV night for me, and if I watch anything recently it's been a movie on TCM.

But, yeah, I'm kind of sick of Red John. Last time I did watch I thought it was getting kind of far-fetched and unbelievable.
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Post by: killersmom on February 22, 2013, 08:52:27 PM
I found it difficult to follow, too. I kept waiting for Mr. Finch and Mr. Reese.  :(

Exactly!!

Quote
It sure did! 

I quit watching it for a year or so, got interested in other shows. Finally went back to it, but if I don't see it now, I don't feel I have missed anything.

Quote
I've just kind of lost track of the show, now it's on Sunday night. ... isn't it? That's not a big TV night for me, and if I watch anything recently it's been a movie on TCM.

But, yeah, I'm kind of sick of Red John. Last time I did watch I thought it was getting kind of far-fetched and unbelievable.


Yeah, I don't watch much on Sunday nights either. I just can't seem to get back into The Mentalist.
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Post by: killersmom on February 22, 2013, 08:54:48 PM
Oh and DAMN do they need to get some new ads for "The Golden Boy".
I am so tired of the ones that seem to be showing every 10 minutes! :P
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 23, 2013, 11:20:27 AM
Oh and DAMN do they need to get some new ads for "The Golden Boy".
I am so tired of the ones that seem to be showing every 10 minutes! :P

I agree, but, Holy Toledo, that Theo James is handsome!

I did some brief research. Not much about him at IMDb. He's British but of Greek ancestry, IIRC.
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Post by: killersmom on February 23, 2013, 12:13:28 PM
I agree, but, Holy Toledo, that Theo James is handsome!

I did some brief research. Not much about him at IMDb. He's British but of Greek ancestry, IIRC.

I totally agree about the looks, Jeff.
Although he is not my type, I wouldn't kick him out of bed! ::)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 23, 2013, 01:56:51 PM
CSI got old fast with the continuing 'Doll House" murderer.

It sure did!

If you guys are referring to what was dubbed the "miniature killer" storyline, I happened
to think that was it's best season ever!  I loved that season!

I don't mind these kinds of storylines if they don't intrude too much on the basic
premise of the show and if they aren't drawn out too long and if they have a good
conclusion.

A lot of times they seem not to know how to end them and they are not satisfying.
Sometimes they go on too long and you lose interest. The Red John thing has been
drawn out too long IMO, too. (If that's not bad enough, this season they had another
story arc that went on for at least three episodes, maybe more.  It was actually good,
but you keep wondering why they just don't solve that Red John case.) Sometimes
the continuing story line isn't that interesting, like the one on Unforgettable last
year.

But, really, you guys didn't like the miniature killer storyline on CSI?  It actually only
involved three entire episodes and a couple scenes in a few others. So you must've
tired of it immediately! That was six years ago already, by the way!
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Post by: killersmom on February 23, 2013, 02:20:19 PM
But, really, you guys didn't like the miniature killer storyline on CSI?  It actually only
involved three entire episodes and a couple scenes in a few others. So you must've
tired of it immediately! That was six years ago already, by the way!


Nope, I really did not care for it Lyle, despite it being, as you said, only 3 episodes and 6 years ago. The length of time of the storyline and how long ago it was have no bearing on my liking or not liking CSI. I was referring to what precipitated me going away from the series for awhile. You liked it, I did not. Simple as that. Your explanation as to why you liked it is valid for you, my explanation as to why I did not is valid for me. Your not understanding why I did not like it is the same as me not understanding why you did.

There are a lot of shows I have become invested in, only later to have things, like the Red John story line in The Mentalist, make me go elsewhere. I suppose that is why there is such a wide variety of shows out there for all tastes. I'll try some shows out and give them a chance, and if they end up not being a fit after awhile, I'll watch something else. There are a lot of things you, and other posters here, watch that I have no interest in, just as there are things I watch that others don't. I am not surprised or ask why someone chooses to watch or not watch something, nor assume the why's or why not's. We all know what we like or don't like, what we want to spend our viewing time on or not. If something looks good, I'll try it, if not I won't, but I won't try to make others see what I see in a show, because they won't, since we are individuals, and have a different concept of how we want to be entertained.
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Post by: jack on February 23, 2013, 04:06:31 PM
Absolutely. Beginning right off with Cooper's boyfriend moving out.  Are we going to get some good Cooper time as he tries to be more accessible to people he loves?  (I still remember fondly that brief scene in the first season - I think it was - when he and boyfriend stood in the yard watching fireworks.)

Also, I'm delighted that Lydia isn't overjoyed by the baby.  I suppose she, too, will learn to bond, but since I've never seen a suggestion that not all women are natural mothers, it's refreshing.  And accurate.
.
TNT's episode-replay site is here:  http://www.tntdrama.com/series/southland/ (http://www.tntdrama.com/series/southland/)      But I see you have to register to watch for free.  Were there any nasty surprises here, Jack?
nope, they just want a way to see how many people watch their shows on demand and have to do it in a way that doesn't undercut their advertisers.  i even found out, because i have direct tv, i can watch the shows on my phone or tablet.

and you were describing the 1st show, the one that had me gaping was the 2nd week's show.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 23, 2013, 04:59:01 PM
If you guys are referring to what was dubbed the "miniature killer" storyline, I happened
to think that was it's best season ever!  I loved that season!

I don't mind these kinds of storylines if they don't intrude too much on the basic
premise of the show and if they aren't drawn out too long and if they have a good
conclusion.

A lot of times they seem not to know how to end them and they are not satisfying.
Sometimes they go on too long and you lose interest. The Red John thing has been
drawn out too long IMO, too. (If that's not bad enough, this season they had another
story arc that went on for at least three episodes, maybe more.  It was actually good,
but you keep wondering why they just don't solve that Red John case.) Sometimes
the continuing story line isn't that interesting, like the one on Unforgettable last
year.

But, really, you guys didn't like the miniature killer storyline on CSI?  It actually only
involved three entire episodes and a couple scenes in a few others. So you must've
tired of it immediately! That was six years ago already, by the way!

I didn't "tire" of it, I never liked it to begin with. I thought this past week's episode, with all the things the perp had to do in his attempt to get Sara, was a little far-fetched, too. I think CSI is at its best when the plots stick with more, for lack of a better term, mundane puzzles.
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Post by: Tony_ on February 23, 2013, 05:48:45 PM
Smash is holding up, at least for me.  It's kind of a funky/erotic clash with all that straight sexuality smack in a sooo gay environment.
I ran for cover on Zero Hour.  Too much DaVinci Code.
Am really hoping The Voice has a good season.
Didn't mind last weeks POI being mostly Finch-less.  I think/hope, they are making up many new ways to go in their plots.  Love dat dog  :)........
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 24, 2013, 11:39:10 AM

Hi, Tony!

I haven't been watching Smash.

What you said about Zero Hour makes me glad I didn't start watching it, because
I was going to because some Prison Break people were doing it and on Prison Break
they had plotted out two full seasons of it before they began so I trusted that they
knew where they were going and what they were doing. I thought it might be that
way with this show, but I dislike all the Da Vinci Code stuff.  I didn't see the second
film and I thought the first one was Hollywood boredom at its finest.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 24, 2013, 11:49:18 AM
The length of time of the storyline and how long ago it was have no bearing on my liking or not liking CSI. I was referring to what precipitated me going away from the series for awhile. You liked it, I did not. Simple as that. Your explanation as to why you liked it is valid for you, my explanation as to why I did not is valid for me. Your not understanding why I did not like it is the same as me not understanding why you did.

There are a lot of shows I have become invested in, only later to have things, like the Red John story line in The Mentalist, make me go elsewhere. I suppose that is why there is such a wide variety of shows out there for all tastes. I'll try some shows out and give them a chance, and if they end up not being a fit after awhile, I'll watch something else. There are a lot of things you, and other posters here, watch that I have no interest in, just as there are things I watch that others don't. I am not surprised or ask why someone chooses to watch or not watch something, nor assume the why's or why not's. We all know what we like or don't like, what we want to spend our viewing time on or not. If something looks good, I'll try it, if not I won't, but I won't try to make others see what I see in a show, because they won't, since we are individuals, and have a different concept of how we want to be entertained.

Are we getting testy?  ;)

I wasn't judging you for not liking it, I was simply surprised because it was generally considered to
be one of their best seasons by fans and critics and I hadn't ever heard this opinion before. And I probably
wouldn't have even mentioned it, but another poster (that's you Jeff!) also didn't like it which was a second
surprise. And I only mentioned it was six years ago because it surprised me that it had been that long. And
everything you said in your response I agree with!
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Post by: gattaca on February 24, 2013, 04:04:41 PM
The February 20th episode of Criminal Minds has a twist that hasn't been addressed often enough yet:

http://www.tv.com/shows/criminal-minds/broken-2658668/

(sorry, can't figure out how to provide more details without a spoiler.)

Thanks for listing this episode.  The ending was quite ambiguous though it leaves one considering the worse case...   V.
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Post by: Tony_ on February 24, 2013, 04:58:57 PM
Hi, Tony!

What you said about Zero Hour makes me glad I didn't start watching it, because I was going to because some Prison Break people were doing it ......... but I dislike all the Da Vinci Code stuff.  I didn't see the second film and I thought the first one was Hollywood boredom at its finest.
  Well, that was kind of a toss-off description from me, Lyle.  I never even saw the DaVinci Code.  What I did see of Zero Hour was overly mysterious; I might try it again later.  But if you respect the artists, you might reconsider.  In short, I didn't know what it was, and so, am back-tracking  :).
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 24, 2013, 05:17:05 PM
I wasn't judging you for not liking it, I was simply surprised because it was generally considered to
be one of their best seasons by fans and critics and I hadn't ever heard this opinion before. And I probably
wouldn't have even mentioned it, but another poster (that's you Jeff!) also didn't like it which was a second
surprise. And I only mentioned it was six years ago because it surprised me that it had been that long. And
everything you said in your response I agree with!

That was a bit of a surprise. Time sure does fly.

No, I didn't like it. I found it unrealistic and far-fetched.
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Post by: Marge_Innavera on February 25, 2013, 10:05:17 AM
My son is an avid fan of that show.  I am usually doing other things at home when it's on, but I got interested in it last night.

We had some good discussion about it both last night and this morning.  It's not often that a teenaged boy wants to talk to his mom as much as he did.  My son also remarked that the same issue was addressed on an episode of South Park. ::)  I was surprised by how much my son empathized with the main character's dilemma.  He seemed to relate to his predicament so much that I thought he was going to come out to me.  It didn't happen, so the jury is still out.  8)

Links to clips from this Criminal Minds  episode can be found at http://www.joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/02/hate-groups-are-furious-about-cbs-show.html    It has some "ex-gay" groups quite riled.
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Post by: gwyllion on February 25, 2013, 10:18:53 AM
Links to clips from this Criminal Minds  episode can be found at http://www.joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/02/hate-groups-are-furious-about-cbs-show.html    It has some "ex-gay" groups quite riled.

The truth hurts.

I was quite pleased that the show spurred a factual discussion about homosexuality between my son and I.  Those moments don't come too often (even when your mother writes erotic fiction).
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 25, 2013, 10:29:55 AM
So, who watched the Oscars?  What did you think?


I thought it was a pretty good show!  I liked Seth as a host, thought he was funny, and tame, given the TV shows he works with.  :D

The orchestra seemed too loud at times, it was hard to hear Shirley Bassey, Barbara Streisand or Adele when they sang.

What the hell was going on with Reneé Zellwiger (or however you spell it)?
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Post by: morrobay on February 25, 2013, 10:59:20 AM
There have been much better Oscars.  Seth was TOO tame, I didn't hear anything where he pushed the envelope or said anything interesting...Billy Crystal is still the best host they've ever had.

Re: Renee Z.....I thought the same thing, she looked odd...

Why was the orchestra in another building?  The whole show looked small, the stage and the auditorium itself.

I think Jennifer Lawrence is my new "favorite" actor...I saw a clip of an interview w/her backstage, Jack Nicholson came up to congratulate her and she was (or convincingly acted) star-struck....then she waved to Meryl Streep and said "yes, this is my life now...waving to famous people"...she seems to have a dry, sarcastic wit, my favorite kind....

eta: and what was up with the tribute, or whatever it was, to Chicago??
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 25, 2013, 11:03:07 AM
Our little gathering thought the same thing about the music being too loud
and drowning out some of the singers.  I was surprised when they said the
orchestra was not in the same building--it was down the street in the Capitol
Records building. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
That must have had something to do with that problem.

I loved seeing Shirley Bassey, though. I don't think I've ever seen her in person
before. (I mean on a tv show or anything.)

And, yes, we don't know, but Renee was getting a lot of comments!

I was really surprised that Ang Lee won, although I posted a couple days
ago that I'd read all of the awards prognosticators were seeing that category
as a 50/50 possibility for either Ang or Spielberg.

And I'm really puzzled that ampas gave Christoph Waltz another Oscar.
Wouldn't you really like to know how close the votes were in that category.
I mean, if you had, say, 100 voters, you could actually win with 21 votes.

I think my favorite part was in the beginning segment when Charlize and Channing
danced together followed by Joseph Gordon Levitt, Seth MacFarlane and Daniel
Radcliffe.  That lifted my spirits considerably!
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 25, 2013, 11:06:14 AM
I wasn't too happy last night.  I'll try to organize my thoughts and post later.

Great Oscar party, though!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 25, 2013, 11:12:35 AM
eta: and what was up with the tribute, or whatever it was, to Chicago??

They stated that the theme of the show was "music and the movies" and later said they were doing
a tribute to the movie musicals of the past decade, which were Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Miserables.
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Post by: morrobay on February 25, 2013, 11:17:24 AM
oh thanks, guess I missed that part...
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 25, 2013, 11:20:46 AM
There have been much better Oscars.  Seth was TOO tame, I didn't hear anything where he
pushed the envelope or said anything interesting...Billy Crystal is still the best host they've ever had.

I wouldn't discount Bob Hope or Johnny Carson, either.  I also enjoyed Steve Martin when he
hosted it solo.  

I guess you'll have to define pushing the envelope. Nowadays if doing a musical number with gay men
singing about films and scenes that Hollywood actresses showed their boobs in is considered tame or the
like, then what would be considered pushing the envelope? Actually showing those clips?  A boob montage?
Heh!
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Post by: morrobay on February 25, 2013, 11:24:19 AM
Damn, guess I missed more than I saw....
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 25, 2013, 11:27:40 AM
There have been much better Oscars.  Seth was TOO tame, I didn't hear anything where he pushed the envelope or said anything interesting...Billy Crystal is still the best host they've ever had.


I wouldn't discount Bob Hope or Johnny Carson, either.  I also enjoyed Steve Martin when he
hosted it solo.  

Remember, we're now well into the second decade of the 21st century, so for some folks (not including me), "ever" doesn't go back as far as Bob Hope and Johnny Carson. They're ancient history.

I didn't watch, but is it true what I read in the paper this morning, that they had all six "James Bonds" on stage together? Was Sean Connery really there? Did they really get George Lazenby?
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 25, 2013, 11:30:26 AM

Remember, we're now well into the second decade of the 21st century, so for some folks (not including me), "ever" doesn't go back as far as Bob Hope and Johnny Carson. They're ancient history.

I didn't know there was a time limit.
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Post by: morrobay on February 25, 2013, 11:31:24 AM
from the Chronicle...I guess I'd have more of an opinion if I had seen the show...or any of the movies  :D



Before we say goodbye to Sunday night's ceremony, it really should be said that this was a sad day for the academy. Instead of giving best picture to "Lincoln," a masterpiece, or to the innovative "Zero Dark Thirty," or the audacious and inspired "Django Unchained," the academy went back to its old ways and honored something good but unremarkable, Ben Affleck's third-best film, "Argo." Instead of awarding best actress to Emmanuelle Riva for her searing work in "Amour" or Jessica Chastain for her nuanced, pressure-cooker performance in "Zero Dark Thirty," it gave the prize to pretty, charming Jennifer Lawrence - for being pretty and charming in "Silver Linings Playbook." And instead of giving best supporting actress to Sally Field or Helen Hunt, who gave performances in complicated roles, in which they had to interact with other actors, the academy honored Anne Hathaway, for singing a song into a camera.

These are more than you-say-potato-I-say potahto expressions of preference. As much as one can tell the day after, these are mistakes people will look at for years to come, embarrassments to history. Together they made Sunday night's Oscars one of the more interesting in recent years, but a little painful to witness.



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Oscars-to-Argo-Lee-in-peculiar-night-4304976.php#ixzz2Lw9ks3VK
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 25, 2013, 11:33:54 AM

Someone posted the lyrics to the "I Saw Your Boobs" song:

We saw your boobs
We saw your boobs
In the movie that we saw, we saw your boobs.

Meryl Streep, we saw your boobs in "Silkwood"
Naomi Watts' in "Mulholland Drive"
Angelina Jolie, we saw your boobs in "Gia"
They made us feel excited and alive.

Anne Hathaway, we saw your boobs in "Brokeback Mountain"
Halle Berry, we saw them in "Monster's Ball"
Nicole Kidman in "Eyes Wide Shut"
Marisa Tomei in "The Wrestler," but
We haven't seen Jennifer Lawrence's boobs at all.

We saw your boobs
We saw your boobs
In the movie that we saw, we saw your boobs.

Kristen Stewart, we saw your boobs in "On the Road"
And in "Monster" we saw Charlize Theron's
Helen Hunt, we saw them in "The Sessions"
And Scarlett Johansson, we saw them on our phones.

Jessica Chastain, we saw your boobs in "Lawless"
Jodie Foster in "The Accused"
Hilary Swank in "Boys Don't Cry"
Penelope Cruz in "Vanilla Sky."

And Kate Winslet in "Heavenly Creatures" and "Jude"
And "Hamlet" and "Titanic"
And "Iris" and "Little Children"
And "The Reader"
And whatever you're shooting right now.

We saw your boobs
We saw your boobs.

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Post by: morrobay on February 25, 2013, 11:38:37 AM
glad I missed it
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 25, 2013, 11:55:09 AM
These are more than you-say-potato-I-say potahto expressions of preference. As much as one can tell the day after, these are mistakes people will look at for years to come, embarrassments to history. Together they made Sunday night's Oscars one of the more interesting in recent years, but a little painful to witness.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Oscars-to-Argo-Lee-in-peculiar-night-4304976.php#ixzz2Lw9ks3VK

Mick actually liked Seth MacFarlane as the host though, but his closing paragraph above is pure
wishful thinking, as though his preferences weren't met, so of course he is correct that the results
were mistakes!  Hogwash. I say. I'll rebut and say I don't even know why Jessica Chastain was
even nominated for lead actress, much less being fawned over as brilliant my Mick LaSalle. (Although
I've noticed this oscar season that straight men think she is so beautiful and perhaps that's affected
their thinking. I don't see that, either.) As for Amour, whatever the rooting contingent has thought
about that film, I thought it a giant oscar bore.

He says Lincoln was brilliant, and it would've been my choice if I'd had a ballot, but you can't tell me
that if it had won there'd not have been a zillion critics saying it was a safe and predictable choice for
the academy in the vein of The King's Speech over The Social Network.

Opinions are a dime a dozen and LaSalle's is worth no more than that.

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Post by: doodler on February 25, 2013, 12:10:24 PM
I'll second that. Opinions ARE a dime a dozen.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 25, 2013, 01:05:34 PM
I didn't know there was a time limit.

My point was that someone who wasn't around when Bob Hope or Johnny Carson were hosts is not going to have them in their frame of reference for "best host ever." They shouldn't be told not to "discount" hosts they've never seen.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 25, 2013, 01:08:27 PM
from the Chronicle...I guess I'd have more of an opinion if I had seen the show...or any of the movies  :D

Before we say goodbye to Sunday night's ceremony, it really should be said that this was a sad day for the academy. Instead of giving best picture to "Lincoln," a masterpiece, or to the innovative "Zero Dark Thirty," or the audacious and inspired "Django Unchained," the academy went back to its old ways and honored something good but unremarkable, Ben Affleck's third-best film, "Argo." Instead of awarding best actress to Emmanuelle Riva for her searing work in "Amour" or Jessica Chastain for her nuanced, pressure-cooker performance in "Zero Dark Thirty," it gave the prize to pretty, charming Jennifer Lawrence - for being pretty and charming in "Silver Linings Playbook." And instead of giving best supporting actress to Sally Field or Helen Hunt, who gave performances in complicated roles, in which they had to interact with other actors, the academy honored Anne Hathaway, for singing a song into a camera.

These are more than you-say-potato-I-say potahto expressions of preference. As much as one can tell the day after, these are mistakes people will look at for years to come, embarrassments to history. Together they made Sunday night's Oscars one of the more interesting in recent years, but a little painful to witness.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Oscars-to-Argo-Lee-in-peculiar-night-4304976.php#ixzz2Lw9ks3VK

This is news? That the Academy honored something "good but unremarkable"?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 25, 2013, 01:11:01 PM
Someone posted the lyrics to the "I Saw Your Boobs" song:

How come nobody ever writes a song about seeing guys' butts?

What's wrong with something like:

"Jake, we saw your butt in 'Brokeback Mountain.'"

 ???  ;)  :D
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Post by: doodler on February 25, 2013, 01:59:10 PM
Too many of them.
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Post by: doodler on February 25, 2013, 02:01:02 PM
And the award for Best Night on TV Every Week goes to
MONDAYS!
Bones
The Following
Deception
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 25, 2013, 03:09:17 PM
They shouldn't be told not to "discount" hosts they've never seen.

It wasn't a command, I believe I said "I" wouldn't discount them.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 25, 2013, 03:13:36 PM
And the award for Best Night on TV Every Week goes to
MONDAYS!
Bones
The Following
Deception

Here's a(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fthecoinspot.com%2F10c%2F2009%2520Roosevelt%2520Dime%2520Obv.png&hash=7be9b5f73772615d0f2d56784087041f)for my opinnion. I tape things to watch because I think Mondays are the worst night of the week, lol!
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Post by: bubba on February 25, 2013, 03:48:23 PM
I always thought Monday was the worst night for TV, isn't it??  :D


They are household names, who in many cases devoted their lives to entertaining the world.

But when George Clooney got up on stage to deliver the annual Oscars In Memoriam Tribute they simply didn't make the cut.

Amongst the respected late stars who were not mentioned this year were Andy Griffith, Phyllis Diller and Larry Hagman.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2284379/Oscars-tribute-dearly-departed-stars-gives-veteran-actors-snub.html#ixzz2LxBgzE4E
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Yea I wonder what happened there?



Anyway good show, not great, Seth did an okay job!


I was so happy for Anne, she was the one I really really wanted to win.  She deserved it, she was amazing in Les Mis, I am so happy it was recognized.  I was happy for Ang as well, even though I haven't seen Life of Pi yet.


All these movies should be out on DVD soon!
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Post by: morrobay on February 25, 2013, 04:36:52 PM
This is news? That the Academy honored something "good but unremarkable"?

Excellent point
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 25, 2013, 05:05:05 PM
I'll second that. Opinions ARE a dime a dozen.

They're also like a certain orifice of the human anatomy: Everybody has one.  ;)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 25, 2013, 05:08:03 PM
It wasn't a command, I believe I said "I" wouldn't discount them.

It still came across to me as criticism. You might have found a way to express your opinion that you would include Hope and Carson without sounding critical of someone else.
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Post by: doodler on February 25, 2013, 06:14:53 PM
Isn't it interesting that Mondays have few unremarkable comedies and mundane dramas for entertainment. Well, there IS the Biggest Loser which falls in both categories.
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Post by: killersmom on February 26, 2013, 12:24:20 AM
I resort to "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS on Mondays, and anything else I can find for the next hour, and then usually "Hawaii 5-0".
It is kind of an 'eh" night for TV.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 26, 2013, 07:01:07 AM
I resort to "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS on Mondays, and anything else I can find for the next hour, and then usually "Hawaii 5-0".
It is kind of an 'eh" night for TV.

Roadshow is always fun and interesting, at least for a history geek like me. Last night Bones came on while I was washing up after supper. About 8:30 I sat down to watch the show--and the next thing I knew it was 9:02!  :D  I have no idea who the murderer was!  :D

I did catch Two Broke Girls and Mike and Molly, both of which I like (and I love it that M'n'M has the wonderful Swoosie Kurtz--have loved her since Love, Sidney!).

H 5-0 was a rerun--at least according to TV Guide--so instead of watching that I watched ... an episode on DVD from the second season of Daniel Boone!  :D

Tonight is the premier of Golden Boy.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 26, 2013, 07:05:30 AM
Finally caught up with last Thursday's BIG BANG THEORY.  Another winner.  The last few shows have been very good.   
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 26, 2013, 10:44:28 AM
It still came across to me as criticism. You might have found a way to express your opinion that you would include Hope and Carson without sounding critical of someone else.

I'm not sure why this has bothered you so much.   :-\
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 26, 2013, 10:55:47 AM
They are household names, who in many cases devoted their lives to entertaining the world.
But when George Clooney got up on stage to deliver the annual Oscars In Memoriam Tribute they simply didn't make the cut.
Amongst the stars who were not mentioned this year were Andy Griffith, Phyllis Diller and Larry Hagman.

Really, though, the awards are for movies and none of them were ever nominated for Oscar, though they
were in some movies. These people are known for their television work more than anything else, so.
It's more egregious they didn't mention someone like Ann Rutherford who was in Gone with the Wind,
but they find a slot for a film"critic" like Andrew Sarris, famous and respected to be sure, but until they
give out awards for film critiques, they should probably not incude those people.  The other award shows
don't seem to ever get flack for leaving people out. It makes you wonder why the Oscars always seem to
do something to annoy people.  Latinos aren't happy about them leaving out Lupe Ontiveros who was
nominated for Babel. Although I did notice when the segment was announced this year they said, "Here
are some of the people." I guess that was supposed to appease anyone who felt someone was left out.
I'm still waiting for them to acknowledge Ray Walston. Or the guy who streaked at the Oscars that one year.
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Post by: morrobay on February 26, 2013, 11:08:10 AM
I resort to "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS on Mondays, and anything else I can find for the next hour, and then usually "Hawaii 5-0".
It is kind of an 'eh" night for TV.

Linda,
have you watched Market Warriors, it's on right after Roadshow, and may I just say that those people are pretty awful about buying things to resell. 

But it is fun to watch (except Miller  :P)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 26, 2013, 11:48:16 AM
Linda,
have you watched Market Warriors, it's on right after Roadshow, and may I just say that those people are pretty awful about buying things to resell. 

But it is fun to watch (except Miller  :P)

My dad likes Pawn Stars. I've checked it out a couple of times. I've seen some interesting stuff on the show, though it strikes me as almost a parody of Antiques Road Show.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 26, 2013, 11:51:20 AM
I'm not sure why this has bothered you so much.   :-\

It always bothers me when it appears to me that someone is being disrespected or condescended to.
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Post by: killersmom on February 26, 2013, 06:36:21 PM
Tonight is the premier of Golden Boy.

I plan on watching.

Antiques Roadshow is a favorite of mine.
Have you watched any of the British ones, Jeff?
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Post by: bubba on February 26, 2013, 06:39:04 PM
Really, though, the awards are for movies and none of them were ever nominated for Oscar, though they
were in some movies. These people are known for their television work more than anything else.

They don't ever " just " mention people who have won or been nominated for Oscars.  And the strange thing was they mentioned Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch.  Glad they did, my son was a HUGE fan, but why mention him?   And they really should have mentioned Andy Griffith, for sure!!
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Post by: killersmom on February 26, 2013, 06:39:54 PM
Linda,
have you watched Market Warriors, it's on right after Roadshow, and may I just say that those people are pretty awful about buying things to resell. 

But it is fun to watch (except Miller  :P)

Yes I usually do watch this, but is not a big favorite of mine. If I find something else to watch, I'll give it up.
I always find it funny that they are surprised other people won't pay as much as they did for some of this junk. Not all of it is, but some is.
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Post by: gwyllion on February 26, 2013, 06:40:29 PM
And the strange thing was they mentioned Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch.  Glad they did, my son was a HUGE fan, but why mention him?  

My son noticed that, too!  That was pretty weird.
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Post by: bubba on February 26, 2013, 06:49:34 PM
Like I said I am glad he was, it was incredibly sad he passed.   I just checked, looks like he had a film company and did some directing.   Amazingly talented guy!
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Post by: garyd on February 26, 2013, 07:37:28 PM
For those bored on Monday nights. 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/pageeight/ (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/pageeight/)

Well written, beautifully acted, fun story.
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Post by: doodler on February 26, 2013, 07:41:44 PM
Here it was on on Sunday.
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Post by: garyd on February 26, 2013, 07:44:50 PM
Here it was on on Sunday.
:D :D
yeah, well you know, Tennessee remains on the cutting edge.  ;)
Whatever the day of the week, it's good.
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Post by: killersmom on February 26, 2013, 07:47:09 PM
For those bored on Monday nights. 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/pageeight/ (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/pageeight/)

Well written, beautifully acted, fun story.

I am sorry I missed it!
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Post by: garyd on February 26, 2013, 08:06:14 PM
I am sorry I missed it!
Well, it is PBS.  Probably KQED in the Bay Area, so it will, more than likely, be repeated. 
 
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Post by: killersmom on February 26, 2013, 08:23:44 PM
Well, it is PBS.  Probably KQED in the Bay Area, so it will, more than likely, be repeated. 
 


I'll have to look for it on this on KQED, and  KRCB, KQEH, and KCSM as well.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 26, 2013, 08:31:05 PM

    A few final Oscar thoughts so I can move on:

    1. Seth MacFarlane was OK, but all I could think of was, Why is Peter Brady hosting the Oscars??? Then as the evening went on Seth looked less like Christopher Knight and more like Ricky Gervais. A lot of his jokes bombed but he was not nearly as lethal as I had feared, and he does have a nice singing voice. An Oscar host is in a no-win situation. It's the format of the show that is the main problem and the host gets blamed too much. I'll take Seth any day over that meeskeit egomaniac Billy Crystal, the main reason I didn't watch the show in 2012.

    2. Jessica Chastain and especially Sally Field were robbed. They were much better than, respectively, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway. I Had a Dream that Sally would pull a Loretta Young-style upset, but to no avail.

    3. Loved Daniel Day-Lewis' speech. Very witty and polished. I wish someone would write a GOOD comedy for him to star in.

    4. George Clooney was so classy, just standing quietly onstage and letting Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov make the acceptance speeches and take all the credit for ARGO.

    5. Go back to five best picture nominees and no more!

    6. Nice to see the Oscars evenly distributed. I hate Oscar hogs.

    7. Either sing the nominated songs or do away with the category. That says, Well, these songs are nominated but they really suck so we won't waste time singing them. Then WHY were they nominated???

    8. If you're still going to make the winners of honorary Oscars who got them last November come to the show to be recognized, just wait till the actual ceremony to give them to the people!

    9. Congrats to Christoph Waltz but he really should have been up for best LEAD actor. Leonardo DiCaprio would have been a great choice for best supporting actor.

    10. Not too impressed with the musical tributes or the James Bond tribute. Where were all the Bonds?

    And to the many people who have told me all my predictions that were wrong, go eat some of Renée Zellweger's lemon candy!
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Post by: doodler on February 26, 2013, 09:30:51 PM
:D :D
yeah, well you know, Tennessee remains on the cutting edge.  ;)
Whatever the day of the week, it's good.

Yeah...
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Post by: doodler on February 26, 2013, 09:35:50 PM
So, back to television.

Golden Boy
a long hour. Nothing new or different or partiularly exciting or even enticing. Everyone kept his clothes on. No funny lines.
The good news is
Vegas will be back in two weeks.
And in the meantime, Castle.
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Post by: killersmom on February 27, 2013, 12:08:46 AM
Well, I just got finished watching it ^^^, and thought it was good.
I do however like how they are telling the story. It looks as if each week's episode is going to be a question from the reporter interviewing Walter William Clark Jr. 7 years in the future when he becomes the youngest Police Commissioner for the city.

I'll continue to give it a go.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 27, 2013, 07:55:43 AM
Well, I just got finished watching it ^^^, and thought it was good.
I do however like how they are telling the story. It looks as if each week's episode is going to be a question from the reporter interviewing Walter William Clark Jr. 7 years in the future when he becomes the youngest Police Commissioner for the city.

I'll continue to give it a go.

I'm not sure whether or not I like it, though I do think the "frame" of having Walter being interviewed is interesting and different. I thought it was clever to have the reporter drop hints of future events/episodes at the very end.  I also still think Theo James is drop-dead gorgeous.  ::)

(Incidentally, I learned something from this morning's newspaper that I find interesting. I don't watch Downton Abbey, but Theo James played the Turkish diplomat who died while in bed with Lady Mary. Downton fans, take note.  ;D)

I'll watch Golden Boy again next week--though I am very glad to know that Vegas isn't actually "done" for the season and will be back. Whether I follow Golden Boy when it moves will much depend on what it's up against. Right now really the only thing to bring me back again next week is Theo.

I do like Chi McBride. I liked him, too, in the short-lived Human Target, where he played Mark Valley's handler.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 27, 2013, 07:57:26 AM
Antiques Roadshow is a favorite of mine.
Have you watched any of the British ones, Jeff?

Sorry, "British ones" what?  ???
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 27, 2013, 08:01:52 AM
    2. Jessica Chastain and especially Sally Field were robbed. They were much better than, respectively, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway. I Had a Dream that Sally would pull a Loretta Young-style upset, but to no avail.

I can't speak to Jessica/Jennifer, but I agree with you about Sally Field.
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Post by: bubba on February 27, 2013, 08:16:12 AM
WOW really you guys weren't pulling for Anne?  I feel like everyone here was pulling for Ang Lee just because of the Brokeback connection (whether they saw Life of Pi or not). I would think Anne would get the same support.    If Lincoln was so great, then by all accounts Steven Speilberg should have won.

I thought Sally did a great job in Lincoln (and I really like her as an actress) but to me there was no doubt Anne was winning.  She was the favourite to win and had won just about every other award for that role.

2012    Les Misérables    Fantine


    Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Unforgettable Moment (tied with Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty)
Austin Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Boston Online Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Actor of the Year (2nd place)
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Dorian Awards for Performance of the Year- Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Indiana Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress
Iowa Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
London Film Critics Circle Award for Supporting Actress of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (3rd place)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Supporting Actress
North Carolina Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress
North Texas Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Pending—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress



Sally was robbed really?   :D
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Post by: bubba on February 27, 2013, 08:29:15 AM
Sorry, "British ones" what?  ???

The British version of Antique Roads show.  I prefer it to the American one by far.  Don't know if there is a Canadian one, if there is it is probably crappy!  :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 27, 2013, 08:57:11 AM
The British version of Antique Roads show.  I prefer it to the American one by far.  Don't know if there is a Canadian one, if there is it is probably crappy!  :D

Thanks. Never heard of it. Mustn't be shown by our PBS affiliate here.

(I stopped "supporting" the station when they dropped the BritComs.  >:( )
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 27, 2013, 01:57:35 PM
It always bothers me when it appears to me that someone is being disrespected or condescended to.

But I said I was talking about my own opinion, not Morrobay's.
So I am sorry you took it that way.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 27, 2013, 01:59:10 PM
Golden Boy
a long hour. Nothing new or different or partiularly exciting or even enticing.
Everyone kept his clothes on. No funny lines.

I agree with Doodler!

A long hour-yes, it did seem that way!
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Post by: doodler on February 27, 2013, 02:23:45 PM
Fanning myself and breaking into a sweat!
What the hell did I miss in that show?
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Post by: gattaca on February 27, 2013, 02:47:23 PM
    A few final Oscar thoughts so I can move on:

Nice summary.  V.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 27, 2013, 05:10:15 PM
So, back to television.

Golden Boy
a long hour. Nothing new or different or partiularly exciting or even enticing. Everyone kept his clothes on. No funny lines.

Theo's gonna at least take his shirt off eventually. I've seen a commercial where some chick in a bed checks out his abs and says he's not a doughnut eater.  ;D
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Post by: doodler on February 27, 2013, 05:24:05 PM
I want to see his partner shirtless.
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Post by: oilgun on February 27, 2013, 05:58:16 PM
Theo's gonna at least take his shirt off eventually. I've seen a commercial where some chick in a bed checks out his abs and says he's not a doughnut eater.  ;D

We also have this bathtub scene to look forward to. Well maybe,  I'm not if if it's from Golden Boy:

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi176.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw197%2Foilgun%2FPeople%2FTheo-James-02_zps4d55b5f5.jpg&hash=a83cf6192e0f1e2d3bca137b32254c89)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 27, 2013, 07:55:49 PM
But I said I was talking about my own opinion, not Morrobay's.
So I am sorry you took it that way.

And I'm sorry I misunderstood your intentions.
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Post by: killersmom on February 27, 2013, 08:30:18 PM
Sorry, "British ones" what?  ???

Sorry I did not make myself clearer, Jeff.

Antiques Roadshow actually is British show and is still shown on BBC, (not sure if this is correct). After the popularity of it in England, it was started here. There is also another show in England that is an offshoot of the British Antiques Roadshow, that shows the priceless treasures that have been brought there to the show.

I was just wondering if you had seen any of the British productions. They are shown on PBS.
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Post by: killersmom on February 27, 2013, 08:33:01 PM
I thought Sally did a great job in Lincoln (and I really like her as an actress) but to me there was no doubt Anne was winning.  She was the favourite to win and had won just about every other award for that role.

Yes, but we all know how much weight this carries with the Academy.
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Post by: doodler on February 27, 2013, 08:59:06 PM
Boy, I did NOT want to like Nashville. It was a little slow on the up take, but irt has steadily settled into itself and developed haraters and a number of deent storylines. And the musi isn't bad (not a country fan, but not bad is still not bad.)
I can't think of any show I would watch if it were on at the same time.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 28, 2013, 07:18:41 AM
I want to see his partner shirtless.

I'm sure if you did a Google Images search. ...
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Post by: doodler on February 28, 2013, 09:59:06 AM
I don't google.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 28, 2013, 10:24:57 AM
There's a survey going around that lists a bunch of television shows that
have been on a very long time like the CSI's, Survivor, Amazing Race, NCIS
and the like and they ask one question. I forget the exact wording, but
they want to know if you think the shows should still be on or is it time
for them to go. Nearly all of the results are pretty even. In the 47% range
on both sides of the matter-those that like the show say yes and those that
don't care vote they should go. With two exceptions. By like 80%-20% margins
the respondents feel these two shows expiration dates have expired: American Idol
and Survivor.

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 28, 2013, 10:32:01 AM

The Middle had an outstanding and very amusing episode last night.
I hate that Modern Family, Criminal Minds and Law & Order SVU are all
on at the same time when I can't find much to watch on most other
nights of the week. And PBS has good programs on at the same time
as well, but you can usually find them again during the week. CSI was
quite interesting, if a bit gruesome in spots.

When The Taste came on several people talked about it. Is anyone still
watching?  I got lost when they changed time slots twice and after the
audtion parts were over. I find it confusing. I never know which person is
on what team or exactly what's going on. They lost me.


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Post by: doodler on February 28, 2013, 10:42:36 AM
I'm still watching The Taste but as soon as there is anything else on worth watching, even marginally, I'll be happy to switch. I hope some time during the show someone will explain why "chefs" are allowed to act the way they do. There is only one on The Taste (I think one) and he is a creep.

Re what shows should be cancelled... as long as they have a decent following, why cancel? No one is putting a gun to anyone's head and forcing them to watch anything. And as bad as a lot of them are, in my opinion, the replacements tend to be far worse. Entertainment on tv is in a steady decline, at least on regular tv.
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Post by: morrobay on February 28, 2013, 10:47:35 AM
I've been streaming the Dick Van Dyke show from Netflix all week, and even though I've seen them all before, they're still better (imo) than anything else on network tv on any night...the one where Laura dyed her hair blonde - hilarious...
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 28, 2013, 10:53:09 AM
I don't google.

Your loss.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 28, 2013, 10:56:23 AM
There's a survey going around that lists a bunch of television shows that
have been on a very long time like the CSI's, Survivor, Amazing Race, NCIS
and the like and they ask one question. I forget the exact wording, but
they want to know if you think the shows should still be on or is it time
for them to go. Nearly all of the results are pretty even. In the 47% range
on both sides of the matter-those that like the show say yes and those that
don't care vote they should go.
With two exceptions. By like 80%-20% margins
the respondents feel these two shows expiration dates have expired: American Idol
and Survivor.

That's exactly the problem with a survey like that--why it's worthless, in my opinion. Of course the fans are going to say the shows should stay, and of course people who are indifferent are going to say they should go--people who don't care never throw their weight in support of the fans.
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Post by: doodler on February 28, 2013, 10:57:50 AM
Jeff, you may be unaware of it, but there are a number of other search engines available.
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Post by: morrobay on February 28, 2013, 11:00:16 AM
I used to use Dogpile, because hits there generate money for animal shelters...but I like the way google finishes words for me  :)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 28, 2013, 11:00:20 AM
I've been streaming the Dick Van Dyke show from Netflix all week, and even though I've seen them all before, they're still better (imo) than anything else on network tv on any night...the one where Laura dyed her hair blonde - hilarious...

Last Sunday I stumbled on an episode of I Love Lucy that I don't recall ever having seen before. It was one of the "Connecticut" episodes. The Ricardos, the Mertzes, and the Ramseys (neighbors) all went to a dance at the country club. To the annoyance of their wives, the men were all gaga over a pretty young thing. The pretty young thing was played by Barbara Eden, in one of her earliest TV roles.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 28, 2013, 11:01:29 AM
Jeff, you may be unaware of it, but there are a number of other search engines available.

Yes, I am, but then you might have said what you use, rather than just saying you don't Google.
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Post by: morrobay on February 28, 2013, 11:03:49 AM
Last Sunday I stumbled on an episode of I Love Lucy that I don't recall ever having seen before. It was one of the "Connecticut" episodes. The Ricardos, the Mertzes, and the Ramseys (neighbors) all went to a dance at the country club. To the annoyance of their wives, the men were all gaga over a pretty young thing. The pretty young thing was played by Barbara Eden, in one of her earliest TV roles.

I saw that one years ago - still funny today.  And isn't this the era in TV that gave us women saying "Well, if you don't know what's wrong, I'm certainly not going to tell you!"
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Post by: bubba on February 28, 2013, 11:30:51 AM
The Middle had an outstanding and very amusing episode last night.
I hate that Modern Family, Criminal Minds and Law & Order SVU are all
on at the same time when I can't find much to watch on most other
nights of the week. And PBS has good programs on at the same time
as well, but you can usually find them again during the week. CSI was
quite interesting, if a bit gruesome in spots.



Do you have PVR?  I think sometimes I almost need two (not that I ever would) on two different TV's.   Because Wednesday night I have Modern Family taping, Idol and Law and Order SVU and Coronation Street and my husband was trying to watch the hockey game.  I think Glee was on as well, it was a mess of confusion, I was taping too much.

 :D


Tonight is Grey's, Big Bang, it will be the weekend before I can get caught up on my TV watching.



As for the old shows, just want to say I think that Mary Tyler Moore (when she was young - Laura Petrie) Barbara Eden and Elizabeth Montgomery were the three most beautiful women ever to grace a TV screen.

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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 28, 2013, 05:40:40 PM
As for the old shows, just want to say I think that Mary Tyler Moore (when she was young - Laura Petrie) Barbara Eden and Elizabeth Montgomery were the three most beautiful women ever to grace a TV screen.

I think I'm still in love with Elizabeth Montgomery, may she rest in peace.

And I always wanted a house just like Darren and Samantha's.  ;D

(It impressed me, as a kid, that they had a TV in the living room, just like we did, and everyone else we knew. It wasn't tucked away in a den or a special TV room, or something.)

I saw that one years ago - still funny today.  And isn't this the era in TV that gave us women saying "Well, if you don't know what's wrong, I'm certainly not going to tell you!"

It's amazing to me how timeless so many episodes of I Love Lucy are--in addition to being a time capsule of 1950s America. I don't pretend to understand why they're still funny 50 years after they first aired, but they are.
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Post by: bubba on March 01, 2013, 10:31:40 AM
And the weird thing about I love Lucy is there was not that many episodes!  Not like shows now that run for decades!  They are timeless for sure.

And Elizabeth (Samantha) I loved the chemistry with her and first Daren, and oh yea that house.  Her whole life seemed like it was a dream - not to mention being a witch!  :D

Maybe we need an "old TV thread".

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Post by: doodler on March 01, 2013, 11:53:42 AM
MASH is the same way.
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Post by: morrobay on March 01, 2013, 12:00:01 PM
Another to put on my  list.  I wonder if MASH will hold up as well.
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Post by: doodler on March 01, 2013, 12:08:45 PM
Grimm tonight.
same time as Touch.
And neither is scheduled to be repeated during the next week.
Unfair!
Especially as I have been DYING to see the G's girlfriend and his boss getting together.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 12:22:35 PM
That's exactly the problem with a survey like that--why it's worthless, in my opinion. Of course the fans are going to say the shows should stay, and of course people who are indifferent are going to say they should go--people who don't care never throw their weight in support of the fans.

However: That's the point. You would exactly expect the results you say. It's the ones I mentioned
that break that mold that are the telling results.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 01:49:53 PM
I've been streaming the Dick Van Dyke show from Netflix all week, and even though I've seen them all before, they're still better (imo) than anything else on network tv on any night...the one where Laura dyed her hair blonde - hilarious...

I've always had a love hate relationship with this show. I love a lot of the episodes.
The one where Laura spills the beans on Alan Brady's toupee is hysterical. But I really
dislike all the flashback shows they did with episodes involving Rob in the military and
camp shows they did and pre-marriage plots and the like. They even did a flashback
episode about their son being born, though that was a decent one. I never liked
the shows about his brother, either. So I half agree with you!  Lol!

A friend of mine got the entire series on blu-ray for Christmas. And I once won a
trivia contest with the answer:

Robert, Oscar, Sam, David, Benjamin, Ulysses, David!

  Lol!
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Post by: bubba on March 01, 2013, 02:39:55 PM
I loved Sally and Buddy, what a totally cool job Rob had!

I loved when they would get together with the neighbours Millie and Jerry for charades (and singing)  I don't know I guess it just all looked like simpler times.


I think M*A*S*H* may stand up, it ran a long time!   Longer than the war!  :D
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 02:55:14 PM
I think I'm still in love with Elizabeth Montgomery

I was fortunate to talk to her on the phone several times where I worked. Including just a week
or two before she succumbed to cancer, was it?  I had heard she wasn't well, although I didn't
know it was so serious and on the phone I mentioned I'd heard that and asked how she was
and she was like, "Oh, I'm fine, thank you!" And a week or so later she was gone!

I never met her in person, but I did get to see her in person when she and Dick Sargent were
Grand Marshals of the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade.

She was nothing but nice and thoughtful and classy. She liked somewhat odd things,
like Alfred Hitchock type bizarreness and major league baseball. You might hear news
about someone succumbing to cancer or the like on the news, but rarely in a crowd.
I remember at the time that CBS' morning show studio was being remodeled and they
were using David Letterman's studio for a week and so they decided to have an
audience while they were there and I remember one of the hosts (I forget who it was,
a woman) also appeared on Letterman's show one of those nights and he asked her what
it was like doing the news segment in front of an audience.

She said it was really bizarre because normally you don't have people reacting to you
while doing the news and she said it was really early and the people in the audience
hadn't been hearing any news that morning because they were in line and she read
the news item about Elizabeth Montgomery and was taken aback by an audible gasp
and heartfelt reaction from the audience when the news of her succumbing to cancer
was read.   It touched her. I thought it was a nice tribute in a way as well. That same
night Tom Snyder welled up with tears talking about it, his friend he said, who had left
us much too soon.

On a lighter note, she called me at home once when she had been recommended to
the store I worked at. I was not there and she left a message on my machine! I still
have it, but one time when I was playing it for someone I horribly pressed record for
a few seconds!  Ugggh!  So, it's got a Rosemary Wood's part in it now.

Other Elizabeth Montgomery trivia: The day or two after O.J. Simpson's slow speed chase
and arrest I was talking to her on the phone and I asked her what she thought about that.
She worked with him in a tv movie and played his wife. She paused a bit, maybe wondering if
she should answer or just contemplating her answer, but she finally stated, "I think he probably
did it."

One day we talked a lot about Ken Burn's Baseball series. She liked baseball so much (Willie Mays
even made a cameo appearance on Bewitched) that I seriously contemplated asking her to go
to a Dodger game with me. The following year they were on strike and so I never had the opportunity.

Thanks for letting me reminisce everyone!
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Post by: bubba on March 01, 2013, 03:02:23 PM
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Thanks for sharing!   :'(
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Post by: bubba on March 01, 2013, 03:08:05 PM
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Should we/can we start an old TV thread??
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 03:46:10 PM
And I always wanted a house just like Darren and Samantha's.  ;D

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It was built on the lot in 1962 for a Stanley Holloway series that was quickly cancelled.
It made it's first appearance on Bewitched in Episode #2: "Be It Ever So Mortgaged."
Agnes Moorehead and Elizabeth Motngomery above!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 03:48:09 PM
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I saw that house on a commercial this week!  I was like, there's Samantha's house!
It didn't have the awnings on the windows. It is still on the Columbia pictures backlot
there in Burbank, but I don't see how anyone could ever use it again really! I always loved
that house, too. By the way, it's right next door to the Hazel house which was also the same
house for I Dream of Jeannie AND Gidget. The house across the street is the Partridge Family
house. Dennis the Meance's house and neighbors are down the street somehwat further.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 03:50:27 PM
One of the houses on that street was the Griswold's house in Christmas vacation!

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The Bewitched house is at the end of this street in the photo!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 03:51:28 PM
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Another shot of it in snow from a shoot about three years ago.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 03:55:30 PM
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Interestingly, someone found this house in Santa Monica which was built in the late 40's
or early 50's and is a mirror image of the Bewitched House, at least in this photo!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 03:59:35 PM
Because of the retro tv stations you can see some of these shows frequently and notice the Bewitched
house, say, in Hazel's driveway. They even did an episode with neighbors in it. Alice Pearce (Gladys) lived
in that house when she did some episodes of Dennis the Menace! I am not totally sure, but I have my
suspicions that The Middle is filmed on that street, too.

And the park that is on that street is used in zillions of episodes, especially Dennis the Menace, but
many of Hazel and Bewitched. It's hard to miss the huge fountain that is so recognizable. It's also
used frequently in The Monkees. I have also noticed an episode of The Monkees, Gidget and I Dream
of Jeannie were filmed on the same set as Samantha's living room! The interiors of all those shows, by
the way, were filmed over the hill in Hollywood on the Columbia soundstages. The fountain is also the
same fountain used in the credits of Friends.

(It impressed me, as a kid, that they had a TV in the living room, just like we did, and everyone else we knew.
It wasn't tucked away in a den or a special TV room, or something.)

Darrin also had one in his den!

Jeff, I think you'd like this link: http://www.bewitched.net/1164mg.htm

Someone sent it to me once and I searched for it now. It's got pictures of the backlot as it looked
around 2000, when someone took a tour of it. There's also aerial views of the entire backlot the
way it looks today. If you like the Bewtiched house you'll love this link. Unless behind the scenes
type things ruin your personal illusions. For me, they enhance them!

Here's another with photos: http://www.columbiaranch.net/Blondiestreet/index.html
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 01, 2013, 04:05:41 PM
Hello.

I don't mod here, but I can help you out.

If you are really interested in starting a thread for "old" TV shows, you can go to the "Start Your Own Thread" section, and start one.  If it turns out to be popular, it may get moved to this section.

here's a link.

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?board=4.0

Whoever starts the thread should remember some things:

1.  Give it a brief title.  "Classic TV Shows" or something like that.

2.  The first post should be descriptive about what the thread is about.  Don't just say "A place to discuss old tv shows"   is there a 'cut off' for when a show is old?  Will you only discuss 50s & 60s tv?  Will the thread allow pics?  If it does, a reminder about keeping NSFW pics linked and not posted is needed.

Once you've started the thread, come back here and let people know, so they can go there to join the conversation.

P.S.   If you start it before Monday, I can mention it on Tuesday's TDS.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 04:06:50 PM
Do you have PVR?

No, do I need a prescription for that, lol!

And the weird thing about I love Lucy is there was not that many episodes!

I guess you have to define what not that many episodes is!

180 episodes is quite a good amount I'd say.


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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 04:10:21 PM
Last Sunday I stumbled on an episode of I Love Lucy that I don't recall ever having seen before. It was one of the "Connecticut" episodes. The Ricardos, the Mertzes, and the Ramseys (neighbors) all went to a dance at the country club. To the annoyance of their wives, the men were all gaga over a pretty young thing. The pretty young thing was played by Barbara Eden, in one of her earliest TV roles.

That's one of my favorite episodes. It was the third to the last one ever filmed and the best of
the Connecticut episdoes, IMO.  I have this on dvd and Barbara Eden does a commentary track on
it. Apparently Desi, a known ladies man, was always coming on to the young girls on the set to see
where it'd lead and she said she spent most of the time hiding that week!

The episode is titled "Country Club Dance" and has some amazingly amusing sequences in it. The ladies,
especially, were all in top form.

And isn't this the era in TV that gave us women saying "Well, if you don't know what's wrong, I'm certainly not going to tell you!"

Lol!  Did you also notice that every sitcom from the 50's to the 70's had an episode about a woman
wanting a mink coat?  Episodes having something to do with mink coats. (If they ever did get them
they never wore them on any other episode!)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 04:11:12 PM
And as bad as a lot of them are, in my opinion, the replacements tend to be far worse.

I agree.

Entertainment on tv is in a steady decline, at least on regular tv.

I agree.

I think I'm still in love with Elizabeth Montgomery

I agree.

And I always wanted a house just like Darren and Samantha's.  ;D

I agree.

It's amazing to me how timeless so many episodes of I Love Lucy are--in addition to being a time capsule of 1950s America. I don't pretend to understand why they're still funny 50 years after they first aired, but they are.

I agree.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 01, 2013, 04:13:01 PM

I was reading last night's TV schedule and it said PERSON OF INTEREST was a rerun,
so I didn't tune in. Luckily I happened by that station a few minutes in and discovered
it was not a rerun. And I really enjoyed it.

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Post by: bubba on March 01, 2013, 04:16:23 PM
Hello.

I don't mod here, but I can help you out.

If you are really interested in starting a thread for "old" TV shows, you can go to the "Start Your Own Thread" section, and start one.  If it turns out to be popular, it may get moved to this section.

here's a link.

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?board=4.0

Whoever starts the thread should remember some things:

1.  Give it a brief title.  "Classic TV Shows" or something like that.

2.  The first post should be descriptive about what the thread is about.  Don't just say "A place to discuss old tv shows"   is there a 'cut off' for when a show is old?  Will you only discuss 50s & 60s tv?  Will the thread allow pics?  If it does, a reminder about keeping NSFW pics linked and not posted is needed.

Once you've started the thread, come back here and let people know, so they can go there to join the conversation.

P.S.   If you start it before Monday, I can mention it on Tuesday's TDS.



Okay who's with me?   :D


Seriously I think enough of us are interested in classic TV to support a thread.  And the eve of Bonnie Franklin's passing may be a good time to start!
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Post by: Passion on March 01, 2013, 05:32:06 PM
Yes!  That was very sad that Bonnie Franklin died even though I haven't thought about her in years!
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Post by: doodler on March 01, 2013, 06:48:41 PM
Sorry,
Grimm doesn't start until NEXT Friday.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 01, 2013, 08:50:11 PM
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It was built on the lot in 1962 for a Stanley Holloway series that was quickly cancelled.
It made it's first appearance on Bewitched in Episode #2: "Be It Ever So Mortgaged."
Agnes Moorehead and Elizabeth Motngomery above!

Didn't they use witchcraft to fill in the lawn and the flower beds and such, while Mrs. Kravitz watched from across the street?  ;D

Imagine! One street with the Stevenses, the Baxters, the Mitchells, the Partridges, and Maj. Anthony Nelson!  ;D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 01, 2013, 08:56:22 PM
Darrin also had one [TV] in his den!

Yes, he did, but they also had a console set in the living room, just like my family and my grandparents and all our neighbors back in the '60s.  :D

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Jeff, I think you'd like this link: http://www.bewitched.net/1164mg.htm

Thank you. I'll have to check that out.  :)

Oh, and how wonderful that you got to speak with Elizabeth Montgomery several times!  :)
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 01, 2013, 09:02:17 PM


Okay who's with me?   :D


Seriously I think enough of us are interested in classic TV to support a thread.  And the eve of Bonnie Franklin's passing may be a good time to start!


I'm with you, bubba!


I have so enjoyed these last few pages with discussions of Bewitched, I Love Lucy, and The Dick Van Dyke Show!  Three of my all-time favorites!!

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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 01, 2013, 09:03:00 PM
That's one of my favorite episodes. It was the third to the last one ever filmed and the best of
the Connecticut episdoes, IMO.  I have this on dvd and Barbara Eden does a commentary track on
it. Apparently Desi, a known ladies man, was always coming on to the young girls on the set to see
where it'd lead and she said she spent most of the time hiding that week!

The episode is titled "Country Club Dance" and has some amazingly amusing sequences in it. The ladies,
especially, were all in top form.

We'll have to agree to disagree on that one. I think the best Connecticut episode--or at least the one that always makes me laugh fit to pee myself--is the one where Lucy decides to raise chickens, and she ends up acting like a mother hen.  :)

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Lol!  Did you also notice that every sitcom from the 50's to the 70's had an episode about a woman
wanting a mink coat?  Episodes having something to do with mink coats. (If they ever did get them
they never wore them on any other episode!)

I think even The Flintstones had a mink coat episode!  :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 01, 2013, 09:07:52 PM


Okay who's with me?   :D


Seriously I think enough of us are interested in classic TV to support a thread.  And the eve of Bonnie Franklin's passing may be a good time to start!

Raises hand. ...  :)

That's very sad about Bonnie Franklin. I always liked her. I guess at the time I was too young and stupid to realize that One Day At A Time was "groundbreaking."  ::)

Is it just my imagination, or do we seem to be losing an awful lot of people to pancreatic cancer lately?  ???
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 01, 2013, 09:09:29 PM
The Middle had an outstanding and very amusing episode last night.







I love THE MIDDLE.  It's one of only three current shows I watch (MODERN FAMILY and BIG BANG THEORY are the others) since I don't have cable (not even basic).

I think THE MIDDLE is very underrated but its ratings are higher than ever, and increasing, so maybe it will continue for a few more seasons and start getting more attention and Emmy love.  Patricia Heaton and Eden Sher are overdue.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 01, 2013, 09:13:10 PM
I was reading last night's TV schedule and it said PERSON OF INTEREST was a rerun,
so I didn't tune in. Luckily I happened by that station a few minutes in and discovered
it was not a rerun. And I really enjoyed it.

OK, I'm confused. The episode I saw last night was a rerun--about the mobster's widow who fell in love with another mobster who had actually killed her husband, and the boss wanted her dead, and also her lover because he killed the boss' son to protect her? That was the second time I'd seen the episode, but I thought it was a good one.

TV Guide didn't list last night's episode of Elementary and tonight's second episode of Blue Bloods as new, but I'd never seen either of them before. I thought maybe I had just missed them somehow.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 01, 2013, 09:20:23 PM
Last Sunday I stumbled on an episode of I Love Lucy that I don't recall ever having seen before. It was one of the "Connecticut" episodes. The Ricardos, the Mertzes, and the Ramseys (neighbors) all went to a dance at the country club. To the annoyance of their wives, the men were all gaga over a pretty young thing. The pretty young thing was played by Barbara Eden, in one of her earliest TV roles.


It's called "Country Club Dance" (#178, April 22, 1957).  This is my favorite "Connecticut" episode.  It's a semi-remake of another favorite episode, "The Charm School" (#81, January 25, 1954), where Lucy and Ethel try to be glamorous so Ricky and Fred will pay more attention to them.

My favorite lines from "Country Club Dance":

Lucy:  "If she's a blonde, I'm a redhead!"

and

Ethel:  "If I could look like Diana do you think I'd have married FRED?"

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 01, 2013, 09:23:09 PM
I think even The Flintstones had a mink coat episode!  :D


As did The Jetsons.

The episode was "Jetsons' Night Out".  George and Mr. Spacely got to a football game together (after lying to their wives about it) and are caught when their wives see them on TV.  At the stadium they are told they have the "lucky seats" and get a prize, a mink coat.

They get home, to be greeted by their furious wives.  To soothe them, they take the coat, cut the bottom off, and turn it into a mink stole given to Jane Jetson, and a mink jacket given to Mrs. Spacely.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 01, 2013, 09:28:22 PM
I've always had a love hate relationship with this show. I love a lot of the episodes.
The one where Laura spills the beans on Alan Brady's toupee is hysterical. But I really
dislike all the flashback shows they did with episodes involving Rob in the military and
camp shows they did and pre-marriage plots and the like. They even did a flashback
episode about their son being born, though that was a decent one. I never liked
the shows about his brother, either. So I half agree with you!  Lol!

A friend of mine got the entire series on blu-ray for Christmas. And I once won a
trivia contest with the answer:

Robert, Oscar, Sam, David, Benjamin, Ulysses, David!

  Lol!



The first letters of Rosebud, Richie's middle name!


I love the show too, especially that formidable and funny female trio of Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, and Ann Morgan Guilbert. But ironically, few Carl Reiner-written episodes are my favorites.  Many of my favorites are written by Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall. Too many favorite eps to name here, but I think my all-time fave is "A Nice, Friendly Game of Cards" (#81, January 29, 1964) where a deck of marked cards accidentally gets used in a poker game.  Just today I was thinking about this episode, where the guests lose $10.  That sounds like pittance so I looked it up--in 1964 dollars $10 is like $74.28 today.  No wonder the guests were angry!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 01, 2013, 09:31:06 PM
My favorite lines from "Country Club Dance":

Lucy:  "If she's a blonde, I'm a redhead!"

and

Ethel:  "If I could look like Diana do you think I'd have married FRED?"

Those are great lines!  :D
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 01, 2013, 09:34:17 PM
And in "The Celebrity Next Door" episode of "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour," when Lucy pays $10 to the Mertzes to serve as her maid and butler, that's equal to $81.95 in today's dollars!  No wonder that Fred tells Ethel, "For ten bucks [Lucy] can say anything she wants to about me!"
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 01, 2013, 09:42:14 PM
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A beautiful lady.  She and Mary Tyler Moore were my first TV crushes.

Along with Robert Conrad and Ross Martin.
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Post by: killersmom on March 01, 2013, 10:54:55 PM
OK, I'm confused. The episode I saw last night was a rerun--about the mobster's widow who fell in love with another mobster who had actually killed her husband, and the boss wanted her dead, and also her lover because he killed the boss' son to protect her? That was the second time I'd seen the episode, but I thought it was a good one.

TV Guide didn't list last night's episode of Elementary and tonight's second episode of Blue Bloods as new, but I'd never seen either of them before. I thought maybe I had just missed them somehow.

Yes I remember POI as being a rerun too, at least the episode I saw last night.

There are 2 episodes of Blue Bloods tonight here.  The first one was originally aired on 11/18/11, and the second one was originally aired on 02/24/12.
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Post by: jack on March 02, 2013, 12:37:43 AM
glad I missed it
amen...
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Post by: jack on March 02, 2013, 12:45:54 AM
I was happy for Ang as well, even though I haven't seen Life of Pi yet.

All these movies should be out on DVD soon!
if at all possible see "life of pi" on a movie screen, or at the very least the  jumbo-est tv you can find.  the scale of the movie IS the movie, imho.  in brokeback mountain, at least on a small screen you still have a brilliant cast to watch even tho the outdoors setting was the uncredited main character of the piece.  in pi, the vastness of the sea is the lead and most interesting character, the boy and the tiger were but minor players..
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Post by: jack on March 02, 2013, 01:45:11 AM

Is it just my imagination, or do we seem to be losing an awful lot of people to pancreatic cancer lately?  ???
this is just a theory, but while there may actually be more cases of pancreatic cancer, it is also possible that the media now is more specific in reporting cause of death, at least if you go back several decades to when that information would have been considered too personal, and the phrase "after a long illness" or some such would have been deployed.
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Post by: jack on March 02, 2013, 01:49:56 AM
i'll be looking for that oldies thread too, although i am not as encyclopedic in my memories as some of you are.  a lot of my sexual preferences stemmed from those shows that i watched regularly.  how is it that no one mentioned my three sons?
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Post by: bubba on March 02, 2013, 08:31:11 AM
i'll be looking for that oldies thread too, although i am not as encyclopedic in my memories as some of you are.  a lot of my sexual preferences stemmed from those shows that i watched regularly.  how is it that no one mentioned my three sons?

Oh we are mentioning that one for sure, Robbie my first crush!  :'(

I would love to see Life of Pi on a big screen Jack, sad to say it did not come to my neck of the woods at all.


As for the pancreatic cancer (Bonnie Franklin) I think you are right, we never heard what people died from, let alone "what type" of cancer.  It was too personal, now we get all the details.
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Post by: bubba on March 02, 2013, 08:32:48 AM
Hello.

I don't mod here, but I can help you out.

If you are really interested in starting a thread for "old" TV shows, you can go to the "Start Your Own Thread" section, and start one.  If it turns out to be popular, it may get moved to this section.

here's a link.

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?board=4.0

Whoever starts the thread should remember some things:

1.  Give it a brief title.  "Classic TV Shows" or something like that.

2.  The first post should be descriptive about what the thread is about.  Don't just say "A place to discuss old tv shows"   is there a 'cut off' for when a show is old?  Will you only discuss 50s & 60s tv?  Will the thread allow pics?  If it does, a reminder about keeping NSFW pics linked and not posted is needed.

Once you've started the thread, come back here and let people know, so they can go there to join the conversation.

P.S.   If you start it before Monday, I can mention it on Tuesday's TDS.


Okay I did it, let me know if it looks okay!
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Post by: gwyllion on March 02, 2013, 09:07:59 AM
That looks great, Bubba.

The new thread is here (http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=46754.0).

Enjoy!
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Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 10:16:32 AM
It looks wonderful!
 ;)
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Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2013, 10:33:54 AM
Grimm wasn't on last night, was it?  Season 3 starts tomorrow?  Or did I miss it again!!
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Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 11:27:25 AM
No, you missed my post that it wasn't on for another week. It's on Fridays at 9, dammit.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 02, 2013, 03:27:46 PM
OK, I'm confused. The episode I saw last night was a rerun--about the mobster's widow who fell in love with another mobster who had actually killed her husband, and the boss wanted her dead, and also her lover because he killed the boss' son to protect her? That was the second time I'd seen the episode, but I thought it was a good one.

Jeff & Linda: I thought that I have seen every episode of Personof Interest, so if it was
a rerun I didn't know that, so I am glad it got re-aired so I could see it! I wonder how I
missed one, I don't recall that.

In any case, I just looked up some tv schedule sites and they reported that last Thursdays
episode was "new" but in looking at the plot synopsis it is the one they showed previews
of for next week, so I don't know why CBS decided to air a rerun. The one they did air
was called Triggerman and first aired last October 25th.  What was I doing?  LOL!
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Post by: killersmom on March 02, 2013, 04:06:52 PM
What was I doing?  LOL!


Well if you don't know...... LOL!  ::) :D

I couldn't begin to tell you what I was doing last Oct 25th. I even would have problems with last week unless I thought real hard! ;)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 02, 2013, 04:18:12 PM
this is just a theory, but while there may actually be more cases of pancreatic cancer, it is also possible that the media now is more specific in reporting cause of death, at least if you go back several decades to when that information would have been considered too personal, and the phrase "after a long illness" or some such would have been deployed.

You very well could be right about that, Jack.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 02, 2013, 04:24:05 PM
There are 2 episodes of Blue Bloods tonight here.  The first one was originally aired on 11/18/11, and the second one was originally aired on 02/24/12.

I remember the episode where Henry had the heart attack right before Thanksgiving. I'm sure I didn't see the second one, where Henry and Nikki were in the talent show (not the main plot, I know).

One could almost think one was seeing double. The actor who played (still plays?) the mayor is the actor who plays Diggle on Arrow.  :D
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Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2013, 06:38:22 PM
Netflix has Cheers!


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Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 08:13:14 PM
Does anyone watch House of Cards? Kata Mara is in it.
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Post by: killersmom on March 03, 2013, 12:12:15 AM
Is anyone going to watch/interested in Red Widow on ABC Sunday night?

The ads make it look like the mob version of Weeds but without the humor.
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Post by: canmark on March 03, 2013, 07:26:49 AM
A bunch of new cast members coming to Downton Abbey, including Tom Cullen, who starred in Weekend (http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2350554137/).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/downton-abbey/9903663/Downton-Abbey-the-dashing-aristocrats-lining-up-to-lift-Lady-Mary-out-of-despair.html

Quote
Two handsome young aristocrats will pay a visit to the stately home during series four, The Daily Telegraph can disclose, with producers dropping strong hints that one will attempt to mend Lady Mary’s broken heart.

Played by Tom Cullen and Julian Ovenden, the visitors are among a host of new characters, including an opera singer played by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and an old school friend of the Dowager Countess, played by Dame Harriet Walter, who will feature in the new series scheduled for the autumn.
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Post by: doodler on March 03, 2013, 10:22:11 AM
Is anyone going to watch/interested in Red Widow on ABC Sunday night?

The ads make it look like the mob version of Weeds but without the humor.

Red Widow is the US version of a long running show in Sweden/Denmark/Iceland... one of those places... and there is another version that's been on for a while in one of the Slavic countries. Some combination, eh? Since the only other choice is Gary Busey, my tv will be on the Widow but I don't know how much watching I'll be doing.
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Post by: doodler on March 03, 2013, 10:23:57 AM
A bunch of new cast members coming to Downton Abbey, including Tom Cullen, who starred in Weekend (http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2350554137/).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/downton-abbey/9903663/Downton-Abbey-the-dashing-aristocrats-lining-up-to-lift-Lady-Mary-out-of-despair.html


He's the one is playing Lady Mary's new love interest? The love of her life hasn't even been declared dead yet and she already has a new boy friend. Doesn't pay to get involved with those Crawlies.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 03, 2013, 11:13:15 AM
I read that the actress who plays O'Brien is leaving, too. So I assume she'll be whisked off to India.
Makes one wonder if this show isn't very enjoyable to work on with three major cast members jumping
ship. If I were a an actor looking for work I'd be a little p.o.'d at these people!  Are their other job
opportunities that wonderful or can't be worked out within their 8 episode commitment?

And i just read this:

The link is HERE (http://www.avclub.com/articles/downton-abbey-preparing-to-become-more-diverse-by,93036/), but this is the whole (very amusing) short article.  Downton Abbey is becoming Crash!

Downton Abbey preparing to become more diverse by adding one black man
Not pictured: One black man.
by Sean O'Neal February 26, 2013
 
In keeping with the show’s themes of encroaching modernization on an archaic way of life, Downton Abbey is preparing to introduce one black man to its cast, thereby reflecting the historical introduction of one black man to early 20th-century English society. That black man, a 1920s jazz musician named Jack Ross, will join the cast in the show’s fourth season, and is described as “a real man” (not a hallucination) who is also “very attractive” and boasting “a certain wow factor.” (As in, “Wow, there is a black man on Downton Abbey.”)

The search is now on for one of the surely dozens of black men who have joined the United Kingdom since then to play Ross, though in order to hedge those bets, The Huffington Post has also suggested American actors Taye Diggs, Donald Faison, and even Donald Glover (who has previous experience solving issues of diversity by being one black man with his recent turn on Girls). Once that actor is cast, it’s expected the show—about the lives and loves of very wealthy white people clinging to the vestiges of their unearned, inherited dominion—would attract a much broader black audience, given that at least one black man will be watching now.

 LOL!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 03, 2013, 11:22:36 AM

Mind if I name drop about two of those people mentioned above?
I worked with Taye Diggs brother at Virgin Megastore and he introduced
him to some of us. (He's much shorter than I expected; his brother is
taller.) And Donald Faison (from the show Scrubs that I never watched!)
was a regular customer. (Loved all the new video games!) Even though
the place was shut down back in 2008, a friend, whom I worked with there, and
I were in Greenblatt's Deli (since 1926!) on Sunset Blvd. at Thanksgiving time and
Donald Faison was in there, recognized us, and came up and chatted with us for
a bit. I was impressed.

P.S.: Taye Diggs played a jazz musician in the film Chicago.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 03, 2013, 11:28:51 AM
I think THE MIDDLE is very underrated but its ratings are higher than ever, and increasing, so maybe it will continue for a few more seasons and start getting more attention and Emmy love.  Patricia Heaton and Eden Sher are overdue.

Looks down and whispers:  Overdue.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 03, 2013, 01:27:42 PM
Mind if I name drop about two of those people mentioned above?
I worked with Taye Diggs brother at Virgin Megastore and he introduced
him to some of us. (He's much shorter than I expected; his brother is
taller.) And Donald Faison (from the show Scrubs that I never watched!)
was a regular customer. (Loved all the new video games!) Even though
the place was shut down back in 2008, a friend, whom I worked with there, and
I were in Greenblatt's Deli (since 1926!) on Sunset Blvd. at Thanksgiving time and
Donald Faison was in there, recognized us, and came up and chatted with us for
a bit. I was impressed.

P.S.: Taye Diggs played a jazz musician in the film Chicago.

I wasn't a dedicated viewer of Scrubs, but I always did think Donald Faison was awfully cute.
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Post by: oilgun on March 03, 2013, 01:32:43 PM
RE: The Middle being ignored by awards shows and critics.  It must be a liberal conspiracy, isn't Patricia Heaton a conservative? ;D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 03, 2013, 01:54:14 PM
My dad has a crush on Patricia Heaton, and I can't for the life of me figure out why.  ???
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Post by: bubba on March 03, 2013, 02:23:21 PM
She has a sister who is a nun!  :D
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 03, 2013, 02:44:21 PM
RE: The Middle being ignored by awards shows and critics.  It must be a liberal conspiracy,
isn't Patricia Heaton a conservative? ;D

That didn't hurt Frasier! Or Everybody Loves Raymond.

I think it's more because it's a small town rural themed show set in Indiana. (You know,
THE MIDDLE of the country.) Those kind of shows rarely get kudos. What show in the
1960's got most of the award attention when rural themed shows were the norm?
The Dick Van Dyke Show! It happens, but rarely. It took Roseanne a few seasons
of huge success before they deigned to nominate it for alot. The hugely popular
and remembered Andy Grifiith Show never won, nor was it even nominated for
Best Comedy more than a couple times.

Malcolm in the Middle was set in the Los Angeles environs and was nominated quite
a few times (loved it!) and The Middle has a lot of similarities to that show (even the
title!) and is just as amusing, but nada!
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 03, 2013, 02:50:12 PM
I really like Patricia Heaton, and think she's a fine comedienne and very pretty.  She IS very conservative, but she's also pro-gay rights and I can relate to her struggles with religion vis-a-vis while still believing in God.  I read her book "Motherhood and Hollywood," and she seems like a sensible, friendly lady.  I love her on both "The Middle" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 03, 2013, 02:51:15 PM
Looks down and whispers:  Overdue.



 ;D, Lyle!  You are hearby forgiven for the Chakiris/Maharis snafu on the classic TV thread.   :-*
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Post by: doodler on March 03, 2013, 05:28:26 PM
When Vegas returns in a week and a half it is with a rerun.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 03, 2013, 06:58:11 PM
I think it's more because it's a small town rural themed show set in Indiana. (You know,
THE MIDDLE of the country.)

Oh, "the Middle"! Sort of like "the Flyover States"!  ;D
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Post by: doodler on March 03, 2013, 08:24:20 PM
So I'm watching Red W and after the first hour, got back on the computer.
It's not bad. I just have a low tolerance for people who don;t know when their own family is lying to them, especially when it is a brother who has been a problem all his life.
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Post by: jack on March 03, 2013, 09:10:21 PM
RE: The Middle being ignored by awards shows and critics.  It must be a liberal conspiracy, isn't Patricia Heaton a conservative? ;D
far more than a conservative, a raving loon, and i will not watch anything she appears in ever. heaton is pro gay my ass, pardon my langeuage.  she just doesn't want to piss off 2/3's of her crew.


same goes for kelsey grammer.  i can forgive a creep in a movie i'm watching once, except for mel gibson who is dead to me, but episodic tv so they can donate their money to those who would do harm to me and mine.  heaton is pro gay my ass, pardon my lange
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 03, 2013, 09:44:12 PM
I know that she's pro-life, and anti-stem cell research, and very conservative, and the Sandra Fluke thing last year was terrible, I'll give you that.  But as for being anti-gay, I'll just say this once, because I'm not going to get into a pissing contest (and this thread isn't the place, anyway), I've seen interviews with her where she HAS supported gay marriage and gay rights.
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Post by: doodler on March 04, 2013, 08:14:16 PM
The Following
I'm telling you, the FBI guy working with Ryan is one of them.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 05, 2013, 07:32:06 AM
Well, tonight's another episode of Golden Boy, but I think the only thing that really interests me about this show is the Golden Boy himself.

I was thinking this morning that at least on one level, it's just another NYC cop show. I already regularly watch Law & Order: SUV, CSI:NY, and Blue Bloods. How many NYC cop shows does one person need a week?  ???
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Post by: doodler on March 05, 2013, 09:24:40 AM
Keep goping with your list. Sooner or later, a good one will come along.   ;D
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Post by: oilgun on March 05, 2013, 09:07:50 PM
The Following
I'm telling you, the FBI guy working with Ryan is one of them.

Stop it!!
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Post by: doodler on March 05, 2013, 09:42:49 PM
Don't you get the feeling there is something... wrong... about him? Seriously.
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Post by: morrobay on March 06, 2013, 06:12:21 AM
Since this is a repeat, I don't know if it's on everywhere, but worth watching if it's on your local PBS tonight, time listed is Central.

Episode: Animal Odd Couples
(First Aired: Nov. 07, 2012)
Animals sometimes form cross-species relationships, which may give information about animal emotions. Examples include a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe visiting her Great Dane surrogate mother; a gibbon living with a family of capuchins.


7:00 - 8:30 PMKLRU (9)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 06, 2013, 07:18:27 AM
Oi. Well, almost in spite of myself, I'm getting interested in Golden Boy for its plot, rather than just for the beauty of Theo James.  ::)

Is it necessary to post a Spoiler Alert?

We know from the end of last night's episode that Natasha ends up dead, and, apparently, soon. I'm guessing, however, that Walter lied to her. She made such a fuss about having "earned" the money that was found in the cemetery. My guess (my hope?) is that Walter actually gave her his own money and lied to her, just telling her that it was from the stash in the cemetery, so that she would take the money. So when Arroyo goes to accuse Walter of stealing evidence, all the evidence money will be accounted for, and Arroyo will have egg on his face--one more reason for him to hate our "Golden Boy."

I gotta check IMDb and make sure I've got these characters' names correct. I'm pretty sure, too, that Walter's partner (Chi Rodriguez) also ends up dead, but probably not for a while.
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Post by: gwyllion on March 06, 2013, 08:21:17 AM
Since this is a repeat, I don't know if it's on everywhere, but worth watching if it's on your local PBS tonight, time listed is Central.

Episode: Animal Odd Couples
(First Aired: Nov. 07, 2012)
Animals sometimes form cross-species relationships, which may give information about animal emotions. Examples include a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe visiting her Great Dane surrogate mother; a gibbon living with a family of capuchins.


7:00 - 8:30 PMKLRU (9)

That sounds so cute!  Have you seen this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqmba7npY8g)?  I love it!
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Post by: doodler on March 06, 2013, 08:42:39 AM
Oi. Well, almost in spite of myself, I'm getting interested in Golden Boy for its plot, rather than just for the beauty of Theo James.  ::)

Is it necessary to post a Spoiler Alert?

We know from the end of last night's episode that Natasha ends up dead, and, apparently, soon. I'm guessing, however, that Walter lied to her. She made such a fuss about having "earned" the money that was found in the cemetery. My guess (my hope?) is that Walter actually gave her his own money and lied to her, just telling her that it was from the stash in the cemetery, so that she would take the money. So when Arroyo goes to accuse Walter of stealing evidence, all the evidence money will be accounted for, and Arroyo will have egg on his face--one more reason for him to hate our "Golden Boy."

I gotta check IMDb and make sure I've got these characters' names correct. I'm pretty sure, too, that Walter's partner (Chi Rodriguez) also ends up dead, but probably not for a while.

I sort of watched last night but kept getting distracted by having to up date the weather and road conditions to people driving in from out of state today and tomorrow. However, it DID seem a little better put together than the pilot, for some reason. My questions is where is Walter's money coming from? He seems to have plenty all the time and he's supporting his sister.

A problem, for me, is it is moving next week to Friday nights (I think) but in a time slot I already have filled with Touch AND Grimm. I'll have to check zap again to be sure.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 06, 2013, 09:52:12 AM
I sort of watched last night but kept getting distracted by having to up date the weather and road conditions to people driving in from out of state today and tomorrow. However, it DID seem a little better put together than the pilot, for some reason. My questions is where is Walter's money coming from? He seems to have plenty all the time and he's supporting his sister.

A problem, for me, is it is moving next week to Friday nights (I think) but in a time slot I already have filled with Touch AND Grimm. I'll have to check zap again to be sure.

Good question about Walter's money. He certainly seems to have enough to dress well. And live in a loft apartment somewhere. ;D  (I hope your company gets there OK. Depending on how you look at it, we're either in a good spot or a bad spot here in Philadelphia. So far, nothing but wind.)

I need to double check but I got the impression they're showing the next episode this coming Friday already, in the time slot usually occupied by C.S.I.: N.Y., which apparently ended its season last week.
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Post by: Tony_ on March 06, 2013, 12:26:18 PM
  I guess no one else here is watching Smash, but it's still, IMO, fun.  I like the characters, just like am fond of those on Malibu Country.  But the former is kind of undulating, week by week:  poor story, good story.
  Friday Grimm returns.  I have their Facebook feed and they are maybe promising more than they can deliver.  It's followed by Merlin, on SyFy, so, there's kind of a jump from monsters to wizardry.  Same night.  Might be too much of a mood switch, but I have no choice, as I enjoy both.
 Walking Dead has won its time slot, even though cable.  Am afraid to get started there  :D.......
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Post by: doodler on March 06, 2013, 04:47:58 PM
Been thinking about you, Tony, since you seemed to be MIA. Glad to see your post!
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Post by: Tony_ on March 06, 2013, 04:52:05 PM
  Thanks, Sherry.  A lot of gloom and doom over a possibly dying molar.  Now they say it's ok.  TV kept me going (and studying German, which started with Grimm  ::).....)
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Post by: doodler on March 06, 2013, 05:32:39 PM
That's interesting... the German. You'll have to keep translating for us, only now we'll have to pay!
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Post by: killersmom on March 06, 2013, 09:20:22 PM
Oi. Well, almost in spite of myself, I'm getting interested in Golden Boy for its plot, rather than just for the beauty of Theo James.  ::)

Is it necessary to post a Spoiler Alert?

We know from the end of last night's episode that Natasha ends up dead, and, apparently, soon. I'm guessing, however, that Walter lied to her. She made such a fuss about having "earned" the money that was found in the cemetery. My guess (my hope?) is that Walter actually gave her his own money and lied to her, just telling her that it was from the stash in the cemetery, so that she would take the money. So when Arroyo goes to accuse Walter of stealing evidence, all the evidence money will be accounted for, and Arroyo will have egg on his face--one more reason for him to hate our "Golden Boy."

I gotta check IMDb and make sure I've got these characters' names correct. I'm pretty sure, too, that Walter's partner (Chi Rodriguez) also ends up dead, but probably not for a while.

This was exactly my thought as well, Jeff. I hope the same thing.
I am noticing more changes in the '7 years later' Walter. He  looks thinner, has grey hair at the temples, and has a noticeable limp.

I think it is going to be interesting to see how the story plays out.
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Post by: doodler on March 06, 2013, 09:29:12 PM
Since his commissioner-ship is 7 years down the road, does that mean they're counting on at least 7 seasons?
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Post by: killersmom on March 06, 2013, 09:35:34 PM
I am watching "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" tonight.
I read the book a few years ago, and loved it.

The movie does a good job of bringing the book to life.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 07, 2013, 05:12:17 PM
I just saw a commercial for Splash. Greg Louganis still looks pretty good in a Speedo.  :)
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Post by: canmark on March 07, 2013, 05:56:07 PM
Liberace biopic coming to HBO: http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/03/06/this-weeks-cover-matt-damon-michael-douglas-liberace/
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Post by: doodler on March 07, 2013, 07:24:51 PM
Zero Hour not on tonight....
Not on the schedule next week either.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 08, 2013, 10:21:55 AM
I just saw a commercial for Splash. Greg Louganis still looks pretty good in a Speedo.  :)

My British friend forced me to watch the British version of this show which aired recently
and which is what this is based on.

It was hard enough to watch that version, but at least it had Olympic diving medalist Tom Daley
as eye candy.  But do I really want to watch or care about Louie Anderson learning how to dive?
Or any other person on earth?

By the way, Fox had a version of this on earlier in the year called Stars in Danger, or something like that.
Reality shows have jumped the shark long ago with their premises and especially with the re-definition of
the word stars!"
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 08, 2013, 10:27:55 AM

Big Bang Theory and Person of Interest were both crackerjack last night.
The last three scenes of Theory with the guys and each one of their princessess
was priceless. Person of Interest had me on the edge of my seat throughout
and since it was raining and occasionally thundering outside where I was at the
time, I also had special effects to go along with it!
 
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 08, 2013, 12:50:49 PM
My British friend forced me to watch the British version of this show which aired recently
and which is what this is based on.

It was hard enough to watch that version, but at least it had Olympic diving medalist Tom Daley
as eye candy.  But do I really want to watch or care about Louie Anderson learning how to dive?
Or any other person on earth?

And the U.S. version has David Boudia--or, at least, he was on the commercial with Greg Louganis, and he's listed as a judge at IMDb.

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By the way, Fox had a version of this on earlier in the year called Stars in Danger, or something like that.
Reality shows have jumped the shark long ago with their premises and especially with the re-definition of
the word stars!"

I'd heard about that and I'm sorry I missed it. Apparently it had some real hotties: David Chokachi, Troy Dumais, Antonio Sabato, Jr.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 08, 2013, 12:53:33 PM
Big Bang Theory and Person of Interest were both crackerjack last night.
The last three scenes of Theory with the guys and each one of their princessess
was priceless. Person of Interest had me on the edge of my seat throughout
and since it was raining and occasionally thundering outside where I was at the
time, I also had special effects to go along with it!

I thought they were both pretty good, too. And Sheldon had absolutely the right idea: The people to get girls interested in science are women in science, not a bunch of overgrown adolescent males.
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Post by: bubba on March 08, 2013, 03:02:59 PM
Yea the last three seconds were the funniest part.......they are all ripping their girlfriends "costumes" off and Sheldon is "heard you the first time"  :D :D  Poor Amy!


That is all I saw last night, Big Bang and last weeks Modern Family, which wasn't that great.    Grey's was a re-run, I have gave up on Idol.    I am ready to give up on TV, well except Corrie!

Blue Bloods tonight, a new one I hope.
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Post by: morrobay on March 08, 2013, 04:33:09 PM
New Grimm tonight...I'll watch if I can stop watching Cheers reruns on Netflix....gonna be a tough choice...
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Post by: killersmom on March 08, 2013, 06:21:27 PM
Blue Bloods tonight, a new one I hope.

Yes it is new and Dad is getting grief from his daughter,  because he is dating a young blond hottie, and the boys just think he is great!!
(This is from the ad for it)

Also, Jeff, "Golden Boy" is on tonight, a new episode.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 08, 2013, 08:43:06 PM
Also, Jeff, "Golden Boy" is on tonight, a new episode.

Thanks. Don't worry. I saw it.  ;D
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Post by: doodler on March 08, 2013, 09:16:00 PM
I just saw a preview that said another new GBoy was going to be on Tuesday at 10.
Vegas had a rerun scheduled. Haven't checked zap to see if the schedule has been changed.
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Post by: jack on March 09, 2013, 07:42:18 AM
i'll add a suggestion...on the history channel of all places.  the history channel has made a movie quality show about some fictional vikings with a great deal of effort put into historical veracity, while still telling a crackerjack story of norse ways and explorations.

the highlight was the star, the first calvin klein underwear model, travis fimmel, who faded after a couple of years into near obscurity, although he has had several not too successful forays into acting.  his acting was never faulted but the movies were B grades and his TARZAN tv series suffered from bad writing and somewhat stilted acting from a very young aussie surfer.

it is now 10 years later and he steers clear of the pretty model image, although he has aged well, and goes out of his way to de pretty himself, and is successful in doing so for the viking role.  i highly recommend it.
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Post by: doodler on March 09, 2013, 09:03:21 AM
I just saw a preview that said another new GBoy was going to be on Tuesday at 10.
Vegas had a rerun scheduled. Haven't checked zap to see if the schedule has been changed.


The Vegas rerun is still on zap's schedule for Turesday.
New Vegas the following week.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 09, 2013, 09:59:49 AM
The Vegas rerun is still on zap's schedule for Turesday.
New Vegas the following week.

Well, 10 p.m. Tuesday. Vegas. Golden Boy. It's all good.  ;D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 09, 2013, 10:03:52 AM
i'll add a suggestion...on the history channel of all places.  the history channel has made a movie quality show about some fictional vikings with a great deal of effort put into historical veracity, while still telling a crackerjack story of norse ways and explorations.

the highlight was the star, the first calvin klein underwear model, travis fimmel, who faded after a couple of years into near obscurity, although he has had several not too successful forays into acting.  his acting was never faulted but the movies were B grades and his TARZAN tv series suffered from bad writing and somewhat stilted acting from a very young aussie surfer.

it is now 10 years later and he steers clear of the pretty model image, although he has aged well, and goes out of his way to de pretty himself, and is successful in doing so for the viking role.  i highly recommend it.

I read about that show. I figured it was the Travis Fimmel.  ;D  I didn't check it out because I've been trying to get to bed a little earlier on Sunday nights.  :-\
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Post by: doodler on March 09, 2013, 10:51:05 AM
Isn't the new Bible mini series on the History Channel?
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 09, 2013, 11:31:27 AM

CBS must've liked this week's PERSON OF INTEREST, too. I see they
are re-airing it in the Saturday night slot (tonight) they use for re-airing
series episodes that aired during the week.
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Post by: killersmom on March 09, 2013, 12:59:34 PM
Oh good. I missed it Thursday night.

Just checked, it is an episode from 03/29/12 that they are showing here.

I'll have to watch it on the internet.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 09, 2013, 03:54:26 PM
Isn't the new Bible mini series on the History Channel?

Yes. I saw two hours of it last Sunday. I wasn't impressed. Cecil B. DeMille it isn't.
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Post by: bubba on March 09, 2013, 04:20:47 PM
Yes it is new and Dad is getting grief from his daughter,  because he is dating a young blond hottie, and the boys just think he is great!!
(This is from the ad for it)



We just watched, it was good, do you know (I just checked) the Grandfather is only 5 years older than Tom Seleck in real life!  :D
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Post by: oilgun on March 09, 2013, 06:25:27 PM
Isn't the new Bible mini series on the History Channel?

I watched part of it last night.  It's really bad. However, it's a good reminder of how repulsive the god of the bible is.
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Post by: gwyllion on March 09, 2013, 06:45:15 PM
I follow Boston Rob (from Survivor) on Twitter.

He has been raving about the Bible thing.

Ummmm.... no.

Unfollowing.
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Post by: jack on March 10, 2013, 06:20:38 AM
I follow Boston Rob (from Survivor) on Twitter.

He has been raving about the Bible thing.

Ummmm.... no.

Unfollowing.
LOL... and yes, it is on the history channel.  they are racking up some big numbers.  looks like the cable channels have finally figured out how to be relevant.  spend some big bucks, for cable, and make a movie or miniseries... or come up with a really unique show concept, like walking dead or justified.

there's a novel idea for tv, do something that hasn't been done on tv a hundred times before.
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Post by: bubba on March 10, 2013, 07:27:31 PM
Yes it is new and Dad is getting grief from his daughter,  because he is dating a young blond hottie, and the boys just think he is great!!
(This is from the ad for it)



We watched, it was good, yea that age thing!  :D  I just clued in the other night, the actor who plays the Grandfather is only about 5 years older than Tom Selleck.  How old are we suppose to think Tom Selleck character is?   :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 11, 2013, 07:28:45 AM
We watched, it was good, yea that age thing!  :D  I just clued in the other night, the actor who plays the Grandfather is only about 5 years older than Tom Selleck.  How old are we suppose to think Tom Selleck character is?    :D

Probably pretty close to Selleck's actual age. I'm sure I recall mention that Frank is a Vietnam vet. Henry is probably only about 20-some years older than his son; they probably mentioned an age in one episode where the family drama part was about whether or not it was safe for him to continuing driving, but I don't remember what it was if, indeed, they mentioned it. We also know that Henry is a Korean War vet (as is my father, who is about to turn 83 years old).

I suspect this family has a history of early marriage and early breeding. Erin is only about 40, and her daughter is now old enough to drive.

Does anyone else who watches remember what the birth order of the siblings is supposed to be? Jamie, of course, is the youngest, but I can't remember who is supposed to be older, Erin or Danny, or where the deceased brother Joe fit in with Erin and Danny.  ???
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 11, 2013, 07:29:42 AM
I think I'm done with The Mentalist. I didn't watch last night. I'm so over the whole Red John thing.  :-\
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Post by: bubba on March 11, 2013, 08:31:07 AM
Tom Selleck is 68, I don't think that fella that plays the Father looks 88!  He looks pretty good actually (even for his real age) which is 73!  Tom looks good for his age I guess, I am not a fan of his, so I hate saying anything nice about him.  :D


I know Danny is the oldest, then I would imagine Erin .......then the brother who died and then the young cute brother!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 11, 2013, 09:36:59 AM
Tom Selleck is 68, I don't think that fella that plays the Father looks 88!  He looks pretty good actually (even for his real age) which is 73!  Tom looks good for his age I guess, I am not a fan of his, so I hate saying anything nice about him.  :D

Frank's probably in his early 60s and Henry in his early 80s.

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I know Danny is the oldest, then I would imagine Erin .......then the brother who died and then the young cute brother!

Interesting that Erin's daughter is older than both of Danny's boys.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 11, 2013, 11:57:23 AM
I think I'm done with The Mentalist. I didn't watch last night. I'm so over the whole Red John thing.  :-\

I agree, they've stretched that storyline way too far without giving you any reason to keep
following it, but I'm not giving up because other episodes without that story line have been
very good thisyear. (I didn't see last night's episode yet.)
 
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 11, 2013, 12:31:01 PM
I agree, they've stretched that storyline way too far without giving you any reason to keep
following it, but I'm not giving up because other episodes without that story line have been
very good thisyear. (I didn't see last night's episode yet.)

I was liking that Agent Lisbon seemed more relaxed and less hostile toward Jane, or so it seemed to me, anyway. He still exasperated her, but her reactions struck me as more the exasperation you sometimes feel toward someone you really do like and care about. In the early seasons of the show she seemed, to me, to actively dislike him, but not anymore.
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Post by: doodler on March 11, 2013, 07:23:06 PM
The Folowing
we are about to find out...!
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Post by: doodler on March 11, 2013, 07:56:42 PM
Well, MAYbe he's a good guy.

But, my god, the scene in Joe's living room....
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Post by: doodler on March 11, 2013, 08:21:29 PM
Ummmm
zap2it has new episodes of Golden Boy tomorrow and next Tuesday and it is NOT scheduled for Friday or Saturday.
Vegas is not on the schedulefor the next two weeks.
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Post by: killersmom on March 11, 2013, 10:48:38 PM
I suspect this family has a history of early marriage and early breeding. Erin is only about 40, and her daughter is now old enough to drive.

Does anyone else who watches remember what the birth order of the siblings is supposed to be? Jamie, of course, is the youngest, but I can't remember who is supposed to be older, Erin or Danny, or where the deceased brother Joe fit in with Erin and Danny.  ???

Erin was 36 during the second season, so it looks like she had the daughter when she was 20.

The birth order of the kids is:
Danny
Erin
Joe(deceased)
Jamie.

A few episodes back it was revealed that Frank was not an only child. He had an older brother who died from leukemia as a toddler. He did not know he had a sibling.
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Post by: killersmom on March 11, 2013, 10:50:53 PM
I think I'm done with The Mentalist. I didn't watch last night. I'm so over the whole Red John thing.  :-\

As of last night, so am I. I really tried to watch it last night, but the whole Red John story line is so convoluted now, that it is impossible to follow.
I quit about half way through.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 12, 2013, 07:11:31 AM
Erin was 36 during the second season, so it looks like she had the daughter when she was 20.

What season are we in now? Seriously! I can't keep track of a show's "season" anymore.  :(

Anyway, Erin was probably a few years older than that when Nikki was born. Nikki is 16 now, and didn't somebody say something about Erin's 40th birthday party, as part of that business about Frank dating her friend?

BTW, I thought Erin was way out of line, questioning her dad about whether it was "appropriate" for him to have a date with someone her age. If I had a kid who pulled that sort of thing on me, I'd let her have it with both barrels.

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The birth order of the kids is:
Danny
Erin
Joe(deceased)
Jamie.

Thanks.  :)

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A few episodes back it was revealed that Frank was not an only child. He had an older brother who died from leukemia as a toddler. He did not know he had a sibling.

I saw that episode.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 12, 2013, 07:14:08 AM
As of last night, so am I. I really tried to watch it last night, but the whole Red John story line is so convoluted now, that it is impossible to follow.
I quit about half way through.

Convoluted is a good word for it. I can't follow it either.

Meanwhile, TV Guide did not indicate last night's episode of Hawaii 5-0 as "new," but I hadn't seen it. I came in about 15 minutes into the episode because I was watching Mrs. Miniver on TCM.  ;D
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 12, 2013, 09:49:38 AM
You should have stayed with TCM and watched RANDOM HARVEST.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 12, 2013, 10:07:37 AM
You should have stayed with TCM and watched RANDOM HARVEST.

I would have, but I can't stay up that late on a "school night."  :D
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Post by: bubba on March 12, 2013, 11:45:51 AM
Tom Selleck is 68, I don't think that fella that plays the Father looks 88!  He looks pretty good actually (even for his real age) which is 73!  Tom looks good for his age I guess, I am not a fan of his, so I hate saying anything nice about him.  :D


I know Danny is the oldest, then I would imagine Erin .......then the brother who died and then the young cute brother!

Okay seen as there is a Blue Blood discussion going, what happened to the Mother (I know she died) and how long is she suppose to have been dead?  And what about the Grandmother, any mention of her?  And who was Erin's husband?
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Post by: doodler on March 12, 2013, 12:37:42 PM
Well, as long as we're going to keep discussing BB, what's with all these well paid professional people living with their dad and grandpa? Really.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 12, 2013, 01:07:45 PM
Well, as long as we're going to keep discussing BB, what's with all these well paid professional people living with their dad and grandpa? Really.

I don't believe they are living there (not sure about Jamie). It was said very early in the series that they all gather there for Sunday dinner--presumably after Mass, as they are all good Catholic cops. I know for certain Danny and Linda and their boys don't live there, because we have seen their house. And Danny and Linda aren't doing that well financially. That's been a topic of conversation, and I believe that's why Linda went back to work as a nurse.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 12, 2013, 01:16:54 PM
Okay seen as there is a Blue Blood discussion going, what happened to the Mother (I know she died) and how long is she suppose to have been dead?  And what about the Grandmother, any mention of her?  And who was Erin's husband?

If you mean Frank's wife, she died of cancer. They've probably said how long ago that was--possibly even in connection with the issue of him dating a woman his daughter's age--but I don't remember. I don't believe they ever mentioned how long Frank's mother/Henry's wife has been dead.

Erin's ex has appeared in a couple of episodes. His name is Jack Boyle. He's also a lawyer. The family doesn't like him, but he still helped out in a recent episode where Danny was arrested. Erin had hyphenated her surname as "Reagan-Boyle," and a minor plot point in a recent episode involved her having the "-Boyle" taken off her office door and going back to just "Erin Reagan."
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Post by: bubba on March 12, 2013, 03:21:16 PM
Oh yes now I remember her X!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bloods_%28TV_series%29

Okay all our questions are answered here!  :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 12, 2013, 05:21:36 PM
Oh yes now I remember her X!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bloods_%28TV_series%29

Okay all our questions are answered here!  :D

Wikipedia has everything.  :D
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Post by: gattaca on March 12, 2013, 07:11:51 PM
As of last night, so am I. I really tried to watch it last night, but the whole Red John story line is so convoluted now, that it is impossible to follow.
I quit about half way through.

Ditto.. they need to fire the Red John writer... and move on.   I gave up on this one a while back.. just tooooo much bs.  V.
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Post by: doodler on March 12, 2013, 09:30:36 PM
Golden Boy
Again, this is a so-so program. Nothing new, nothing exceptional... including the actors. It's in a timeslot with no competition, but it is not impressive. Tonight's 'big reveal' was so mundane, if you didn't figure it out at the beginning of the program, you're watching too many comedies. I keep waiting for...something. .
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Post by: doodler on March 12, 2013, 10:12:26 PM
The Taste finale was tonight and I am happy my favorite won and my least favorite... who absolutely thought he was going to win... ended up fourth. The final 3 were women... a professional chef, a personal chef and a home cook, who did not finish in that order. Over all, it was much better that the other cooking contests I've watched.
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Post by: killersmom on March 12, 2013, 10:46:47 PM
Okay seen as there is a Blue Blood discussion going, what happened to the Mother (I know she died) and how long is she suppose to have been dead?  And what about the Grandmother, any mention of her?  And who was Erin's husband?

Frank's wife, Mary died September 14, 2005.

Henry's, (the grandfather), wife Betty died December 2, 2001

Jack Boyle (Erin's ex)  is a lawyer and plays a recurring role in the series.
Peter Hermann plays this part and is married in real life to Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

I know you all covered this already, but it is fun to look this stuff up! :D
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Post by: killersmom on March 12, 2013, 11:10:26 PM
What season are we in now? Seriously! I can't keep track of a show's "season" anymore.  :(

BTW, I thought Erin was way out of line, questioning her dad about whether it was "appropriate" for him to have a date with someone her age. If I had a kid who pulled that sort of thing on me, I'd let her have it with both barrels.

Blue Bloods is in season 3 and it looks like CBS is committed to a fourth.

I totally agree, Jeff. It was none of her business and he should have come down hard on her. I agreed with the blond woman's remark that Frank was giving in to Erin's pressure. Frank did.
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Post by: killersmom on March 12, 2013, 11:12:06 PM
Ditto.. they need to fire the Red John writer... and move on.   I gave up on this one a while back.. just tooooo much bs.  V.

So true!!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 13, 2013, 07:13:23 AM
Jack Boyle (Erin's ex)  is a lawyer and plays a recurring role in the series.
Peter Hermann plays this part and is married in real life to Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

So that's who's Mariska's husband! I didn't know that! Thanks, Linda!  :)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 13, 2013, 07:23:08 AM
Golden Boy
Again, this is a so-so program. Nothing new, nothing exceptional... including the actors. It's in a timeslot with no competition, but it is not impressive. Tonight's 'big reveal' was so mundane, if you didn't figure it out at the beginning of the program, you're watching too many comedies. I keep waiting for...something. .

Well, if you're that disenchanted with it, why do you keep watching? You could turn in early, or read a book instead.

How many comedies is too many? I only watch three (Two and a Half Men doesn't count because that just fills in the gap after Big Bang Theory so I don't lose track of the time and miss Person of Interest), and, if by the "big reveal" you mean that the "present-day" commissioner ends up in jail, no, I didn't see it coming. That reveal gave me a good laugh before bedtime.

I'm just watching anyway for Theo's gorgeous face and Kevin's great clothes.  :D
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Post by: bubba on March 13, 2013, 09:00:21 AM
Frank's wife, Mary died September 14, 2005.

Henry's, (the grandfather), wife Betty died December 2, 2001

Jack Boyle (Erin's ex)  is a lawyer and plays a recurring role in the series.
Peter Hermann plays this part and is married in real life to Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

I know you all covered this already, but it is fun to look this stuff up! :D


I didn't know that was her husband, see I am learning something every minute in this thread!  :D


Maybe I should start watching soaps again, check out this gang:



http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/pictures/all-my-children-and-one-life-to-live-exclusive-cast-photos-2013113/29105
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Post by: doodler on March 13, 2013, 10:01:32 AM
Well, if you're that disenchanted with it, why do you keep watching? You could turn in early, or read a book instead.

How many comedies is too many? I only watch three (Two and a Half Men doesn't count because that just fills in the gap after Big Bang Theory so I don't lose track of the time and miss Person of Interest), and, if by the "big reveal" you mean that the "present-day" commissioner ends up in jail, no, I didn't see it coming. That reveal gave me a good laugh before bedtime.

I'm just watching anyway for Theo's gorgeous face and Kevin's great clothes.  :D

I watch because it is my right to watch even if I'm not thrilled with it. (And I have to admit it is better than that insipid Friday night cop show.) And I post about it because I have that right as well. The name of this thread is "the good, the bad and the totally sucky."

Last night's episode was the 2-1/2 time I've seen the program. The second episode was so mcuh improved over the premiere, I hoped it would continue in that direction but it hasn't. It is just marking time, repeating themes that are done in every cop show... of course, there are only so many plot lines... but some shows are better because the actors bring something, some becasue they have a dash of humanity, some because a little humor is injected.

Obviously, since you watch just to see a pretty face and body, you don't have to have the sound on and you don't need an actual story.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 13, 2013, 10:10:43 AM
Nobody said you didn't have a "right" to watch. I just don't understand why anybody watches something they don't like. A streak of masochism, maybe?  ???

Obviously, since you watch just to see a pretty face and body, you don't have to have the sound on and you don't need an actual story.

Sure enough! Except if I turned the sound off, I might fall asleep and miss seeing the pretty face and body.  ;D
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 13, 2013, 10:59:37 AM
Ditto.. they need to fire the Red John writer... and move on.   I gave up on this one a while back.. just tooooo much bs.  V.

I haven't given up on the entire series, but I agree that the Red John stuff is simply not
needed any more and is getting old. There's been some very good episodes this year besides
that.

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Post by: doodler on March 13, 2013, 11:13:41 AM
Nobody said you didn't have a "right" to watch. I just don't understand why anybody watches something they don't like. A streak of masochism, maybe?  ???

Sure enough! Except if I turned the sound off, I might fall asleep and miss seeing the pretty face and body.  ;D

Well, my life is pretty perfect. I have to have something to complain about. And I did say there wasn't anything else on at 10 on Tuesdays.
AND actually, it was an observation as much as a complaint. The show has promise but right now it is disappointing. It's like seeing your very bright teenager go to school and get grades just good enough to get by on. Golden Boy is more in the "sucky" category than the "bad." About where Vegas was for the first half of the season.
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Post by: killersmom on March 13, 2013, 07:37:07 PM
and, if by the "big reveal" you mean that the "present-day" commissioner ends up in jail, no, I didn't see it coming. That reveal gave me a good laugh before bedtime.

For some reason I got the impression the "present-day" commissioner was in jail/prison when the two were playing chess. Not sure what made me think this.
And from their ending conversation it appears the "future" commissioner put the "present-day" commissioner in jail/prison.

I'm just watching anyway for Theo's gorgeous face and Kevin's great clothes.  :D

Me too!!!
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Post by: doodler on March 13, 2013, 07:42:01 PM
Do they give Emmies for that? Or Emmys?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 13, 2013, 08:42:46 PM
For some reason I got the impression the "present-day" commissioner was in jail/prison when the two were playing chess. Not sure what made me think this.

Might it have been Walter's comment about learning from his enemies as well as from his friends? I thought that was an odd thing to say but couldn't figure out its significance at the time. I just thought the commissioner was retired, and he and Walter were playing chess in a park or something.

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And from their ending conversation it appears the "future" commissioner put the "present-day" commissioner in jail/prison.

I got that impression, too.

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Me too!!!

Theo's beauty speaks for itself, but, seriously, I think they are dressing Kevin Alejandro in some seriously snazzy duds!  :D

(I've always had a thing for three-piece suits, probably because they were in style in the days of my young adulthood, but this isn't the place to go into that.)
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Post by: moreta on March 17, 2013, 08:53:54 AM
That didn't hurt Frasier! Or Everybody Loves Raymond.

I think it's more because it's a small town rural themed show set in Indiana. (You know,
THE MIDDLE of the country.) Those kind of shows rarely get kudos.

Malcolm in the Middle was set in the Los Angeles environs and was nominated quite
a few times (loved it!) and The Middle has a lot of similarities to that show (even the
title!) and is just as amusing, but nada!


Malcom in the Middle was not set in LA, but in a fictional Mid west town (a la the Simpsons), I have watched the Middle, which some people have compared to Malcolm in the Middle, but I find the acting to be forced, the plot lines rehashed (many from M-in the M), nothing very original and just not funny.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 17, 2013, 10:35:34 AM
Malcom in the Middle was not set in LA, but in a fictional Mid west town (a la the Simpsons), I have watched the Middle, which some people have compared to Malcolm in the Middle, but I find the acting to be forced, the plot lines rehashed (many from M-in the M), nothing very original and just not funny.

I guess I just assumed it was because the house they used for the family was located in the Studio City area
of Los Angeles and many things they shot on location, like a speedway and water park are in Southern California.
So it was familiar to me as Los Angeles.

***I just googled some sites and it didn't occur to me that the location was never actually stated in the show.
Not even "Mid West." Some have pointed out that California license plates are seen on cars many times, but
in one later season a lot of cars had Oklahoma plates--? I guess it's one of those shows where they didn't want
specificity to the exact location.   

I have to say I like both Malcolm in the Middle and The Middle.

When you're googling you often find out things you never knew and weren't even looking for.
I found out that Frankie Muniz, who played Malcolm, had a mini-stroke last November! He is
currently living in Arizona and he is from New Jersey and his father is Puerto Rican. Frankie's birth
name is Francisco!  Who knew? I met him at a VSDA convention when he was promoting his
film My Dog Skip. (I met "Skip," too!)
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Post by: doodler on March 17, 2013, 03:34:24 PM
As long as we're name dropping, I'll use the opportunity to relate one of my favorite "guess who I got to meet" stories.

We (RBBB Red) were playing the Cow Palace in San Francisco in the spring of '83. I had purchased my first Chinese Shar-Pei puppy toward the end of '82 and she was a big hit with people on the show and the fans who liked to get up close and personal in every town. I usually took her to the building (venue) during performances so she wouldn't be alone on the train all day. Between shows, Gunther Gabel Williams was escorting Kirk Douglas around and brought him by my space specifically to meet my puppy. Mr. D was quite charmingly appreciative of all her wrinkles and got a kick out of her attitude toward Gunther (who she didn't trust because of his tigers.) They visited with me... well, with the pup... for several minutes then went back to look over Gunther's animals. A few minutes later, my kids came running out of the menagerie, all excited, and calling "Mom! Mom! Did you see?!" I told them yes, it was nice to meet Kirk Douglas. They looked at me with blank stares, then my son said, "NOT Kirk Douglas, Mom. The new baby tigers are here!"

Kids always have their priorities in order.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 18, 2013, 03:46:04 AM
"Mom! Mom! Did you see?!" I told them yes, it was nice to meet Kirk Douglas. They looked at me with blank stares, then my son said, "NOT Kirk Douglas, Mom. The new baby tigers are here!"

Kids always have their priorities in order.

:D :D
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Post by: jack on March 18, 2013, 04:27:54 AM
As long as we're name dropping, I'll use the opportunity to relate one of my favorite "guess who I got to meet" stories.

 Gunther Gabel Williams was escorting Kirk Douglas
kirk who... i would have liked to have had ol gunther to myself for 15 minutes, or more.  he was such a hottie.  gay men have their priorities clear too.
(i wonder how his kid turned out, good genes)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 18, 2013, 07:20:39 AM
A few minutes later, my kids came running out of the menagerie, all excited, and calling "Mom! Mom! Did you see?!" I told them yes, it was nice to meet Kirk Douglas. They looked at me with blank stares, then my son said, "NOT Kirk Douglas, Mom. The new baby tigers are here!"

Kids always have their priorities in order.

 :D

Heh. How could Kirk Douglas hope to compete with a baby tiger?  ;D
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Post by: doodler on March 18, 2013, 11:22:31 AM
Jack,
Buffy (Mark Oliver Gebel) turned out just fine. He trained and performed with Ringling for a few years after his dad died, but is now "retired." As far as I know, he is living in FL with his wife and kids, and his mom lives in the same area.
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Post by: oilgun on March 18, 2013, 08:30:32 PM
Bates Motel, Bates Motel, Bates Motel! Vera Farmiga is wonderful, so far.

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi176.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw197%2Foilgun%2Fbates-motel-01_zps63f95aa9.jpg&hash=56d74c741cd805088b9eafff1fb6aed0)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 19, 2013, 09:57:11 AM
Gunther Gabel Williams

Every time I hear that name I remember a comedy monologue Jerry Seinfeld did about
people with three names and he sang this name to the tune of "Fascinatin' Rhythm,"
Gunther Gabel Williams da da da da da.
Gunther Gabel Williams da da da da da.

Kirk Douglas or baby tigers, hmmm...

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 19, 2013, 09:58:08 AM
Kinda interested in Bates Motel, but not going to be easy to see it if I want to,
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 19, 2013, 10:14:27 AM
Every time I hear that name I remember a comedy monologue Jerry Seinfeld did about
people with three names and he sang G|this name to the tune of "Fascinatin' Rhythm,"
Gunther Gabel Williams da da da da da.
Gunther Gabel Williams da da da da da.

Kirk Douglas or baby tigers, hmmm...

I only ever saw him on TV, but in his day I thought he was quite a hottie in those costumes he wore.  :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunther_Gebel-Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunther_Gebel-Williams)
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Post by: doodler on March 19, 2013, 03:53:19 PM
Gunther thought he was too! But he was pretty down to earth, even if he did know his value to the show, and had a good sense of humor.

The first year we were on the show, I told some 8-10 years olds, including my own kids, they had to stop playing on a trampoline because there were no adults around to spot them. Buffy Gabel told my daughter: "Your mom is mean."
She told him: "Your dad dyes his hair."
End of discussion.
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Post by: bubba on March 19, 2013, 04:55:45 PM


When you're googling you often find out things you never knew and weren't even looking for.
I found out that Frankie Muniz, who played Malcolm, had a mini-stroke last November! He is
currently living in Arizona and he is from New Jersey and his father is Puerto Rican. Frankie's birth
name is Francisco!  Who knew? I met him at a VSDA convention when he was promoting his
film My Dog Skip. (I met "Skip," too!)


Wow good for you.  My Dog Skip was a cute movie and I was a fan of Malcom in the Middle, I actually thought Frankie may have gone on to become a bigger star than he did, of course he is still young.

I think Bryan Cranston has been the biggest thing to come out of that show.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 19, 2013, 05:29:17 PM
Gunther thought he was too! But he was pretty down to earth, even if he did know his value to the show, and had a good sense of humor.

Well, to someone like me, back in the day, he was the circus.  :-\

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The first year we were on the show, I told some 8-10 years olds, including my own kids, they had to stop playing on a trampoline because there were no adults around to spot them. Buffy Gabel told my daughter: "Your mom is mean."
She told him: "Your dad dyes his hair."
End of discussion.


 :D  :D  :D
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Post by: Castro on March 19, 2013, 10:51:04 PM
Bates Motel: Just watched first fifteen minutes or so of episode 1.  Heavy hints of incestuousness,  and a lubricious young school counselor.  Subtle this thing ain't.  Pretty bad.
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Post by: jack on March 20, 2013, 01:08:19 AM
I only ever saw him on TV, but in his day I thought he was quite a hottie in those costumes he wore.  :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunther_Gebel-Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunther_Gebel-Williams)
i saw him live twice, and he was every inch the chiclet toothed aryan god, a golden tristan on the back of tiger...
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Post by: jack on March 20, 2013, 01:12:34 AM
Gunther thought he was too! But he was pretty down to earth, even if he did know his value to the show, and had a good sense of humor.

The first year we were on the show, I told some 8-10 years olds, including my own kids, they had to stop playing on a trampoline because there were no adults around to spot them. Buffy Gabel told my daughter: "Your mom is mean."
She told him: "Your dad dyes his hair."
End of discussion.

were you with the red or blue circus, and what was your position with the circus?  would dog act be to obvious a call?
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Post by: doodler on March 20, 2013, 08:53:50 AM
i saw him live twice, and he was every inch the chiclet toothed aryan god, a golden tristan on the back of tiger...

Except his natural hair was very, very dark. He did stay in shape... the guys who worked with him had a full gym to use. When Dickie (the giraffe) was on the show, all the equipment went from town to town in his semi... which Gunther drove with tremendous skill. On one trip, the trailer was over weight for some reason and in order to remove some of the gym stuff, Dickie had to be unloaded. Can you just imagine the looks on some of those truckers' faces when they pulled into the weigh station and were greeted by a giraffe?
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Post by: doodler on March 20, 2013, 09:01:09 AM
were you with the red or blue circus, and what was your position with the circus?  would dog act be to obvious a call?

Red! For us, there was no other unit! Although we all loved Elvin Bale who headlined the Blue show.

My role was as parent. My daughter was part Farfan and my son trained with Miguel Ayala.

But to bring this bak to the tv thread
we all hated doing the tv special every other year. Didn't matter who the guest "star" was... although Dick Van Dyke was probably the most obnoxious. The show always (ALWAYS) went off without a hitch and was taped before a live audience. It was the flubs made by the actors who took all the time and made everyone anxious.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 20, 2013, 09:58:11 AM
Except his natural hair was very, very dark. He did stay in shape... the guys who worked with him had a full gym to use. When Dickie (the giraffe) was on the show, all the equipment went from town to town in his semi... which Gunther drove with tremendous skill. On one trip, the trailer was over weight for some reason and in order to remove some of the gym stuff, Dickie had to be unloaded. Can you just imagine the looks on some of those truckers' faces when they pulled into the weigh station and were greeted by a giraffe?

 :D  :D  :D

I don't think I ever saw GG-W with a shirt on.  ::)
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Post by: suelyblu on March 21, 2013, 03:11:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVrZQjQwM1s


Paul has a new series about baking bread.For that you need strong hands  ;D I think that I will probably be watching ::) Isn't he gorgeous ? And he can cook too. What more does a girl/guy want ??  ;)
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Post by: jack on March 23, 2013, 12:52:52 PM
i concur on the red circus.. and yes, gunther's hair was clearly dyed, but it served the act well.

and to tie this into the thread, how about that "circus boy"?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 23, 2013, 03:12:16 PM
i concur on the red circus.. and yes, gunther's hair was clearly dyed, but it served the act well.

and to tie this into the thread, how about that "circus boy"?

Mickey Dolenz?  ;D

Shouldn't he be on the Classic thread?  :D
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Post by: jack on March 24, 2013, 07:14:55 AM
yup, desperate attempt to be relevant #fail  ::)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 24, 2013, 04:28:30 PM
yup, desperate attempt to be relevant #fail  ::)

I could be wrong. It could fit here, depending on whether it was good, bad, or totally sucky.  ;D
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Post by: doodler on March 25, 2013, 10:49:42 PM
The Voice is back! And I'm not talking about from hiatus. It fell apart after the first season but if tonight's premiere episode is any indication, this year is going to be terrific. The two new judges are wonderful. Sharkira, whose music I don't know, and Usher are perfect. They're young and beautiful and witty. Tonight's talent was exceptional. Yea! The Voice is back.

(And thank God, The Following is repeated during the week!  :)   )
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Post by: jack on March 26, 2013, 03:38:50 AM
shakira is a mixed bag, but she is without doubt a major talent.  a huge hit in the latin world, but thanks to videos, she has made major inroads here in the states as well.

she sings, dances and writes most of her own music... and her hips don't lie!

here she is with one of my favorite commercial dancers...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igcsNG4aruA
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Post by: jack on March 26, 2013, 03:50:39 AM
watching that video, for the umpteenth time, it occurred to me that the judges perform together during the season.  

put her with adam levine and watch the sizzle...
 "     "    "    usher             "      "      "      "
hell, even with blake         "       "      "      "

this could be a very good season indeed...

ETA i just watched the whole show, having lost most of it to DWTS,  and it was even better than i had surmised.  i really appreciated that instead of getting LESSER talents to mentor, that got BIGGER music names to come in.
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Post by: doodler on March 26, 2013, 10:27:40 AM
I was planning to watch just a few minutes... MAYBE the whole first hour since it is always easy to catch back episodes of Bones... but the opening number changed my mind completely. There was a cohesion between the four judges that was TOTALLY different than any performance of the previous three seasons.  I usually skipped the judges' performances before. I won't be missing ANY this year!


And the evening was capped with the return of Revolution which came out of the gate at a full run.
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Post by: Tony_ on March 26, 2013, 07:16:18 PM
The Voice IS back, and with a continuing higher level than ever before.  The 2 new judges have personality and wit.  Some reservations, though.  One singer, a woman with a break-out voice, was passed over.  Also, they are letting semi-pro's compete.
  The last song, this evening, was one of my favorites: "What if God was one of us......just a stranger on a bus....".
It's going to be a knock-down season, just from those chosen so far.  Thank God it doesn't compete against Grimm.  I'd be mentally paralyzed  :P........
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 26, 2013, 07:50:12 PM
A short while ago I saw a commercial that Vegas is coming back on Friday, April 5, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. That would put it in the time slot formerly occupied by CSI: NY.
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Post by: killersmom on March 26, 2013, 08:39:03 PM
Regarding CSI: NY

"As Gary Sinise recently told Larry King regarding the ninth season renewal, “It was a 50-50 toss-up. We have a good solid show but I know from a business perspective what they’re thinking about, looking at. Has our show run its course? Can they find a new show that’s cheaper to make than ours that can do as well? They have to take a lot into account but we’re a solid show.”

If CSI: NY does return it will be without one castmember. Hill Harper, who’s played Sheldon Hawkes since the show began, is leaving"
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Post by: moreta on March 26, 2013, 09:56:48 PM
We watched, it was good, yea that age thing!  :D  I just clued in the other night, the actor who plays the Grandfather is only about 5 years older than Tom Selleck.  How old are we suppose to think Tom Selleck character is?   :D

Well Lorne Greene was only about 5 years older than Pernell Roberts in Bonanza but I'm in the wrong thread for that discussion.
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Post by: killersmom on March 27, 2013, 12:03:18 AM
Damn, I just loved the ending of Golden Boy tonight!
It really is getting better and better.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 27, 2013, 07:51:57 AM
Damn, I just loved the ending of Golden Boy tonight!
It really is getting better and better.

That was pretty good!  :D

And I loved it that Arroyo's wife wants his partner/lover to teach her how to shoot! And she's pretty good at it!  :D

Ever notice that Theo James' facial skin tone is, well, sorta, golden?  ;D

Regarding CSI: NY

"As Gary Sinise recently told Larry King regarding the ninth season renewal, “It was a 50-50 toss-up. We have a good solid show but I know from a business perspective what they’re thinking about, looking at. Has our show run its course? Can they find a new show that’s cheaper to make than ours that can do as well? They have to take a lot into account but we’re a solid show.”

If CSI: NY does return it will be without one castmember. Hill Harper, who’has played Sheldon Hawkes since the show began, is leaving.

I'll miss Hill Harper if the show returns. I like him and his character.
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Post by: doodler on March 27, 2013, 10:40:30 AM
Well, I'm done with Vegas. Its new... and temporary... timeslot puts it on at the same time as Touch, which I won't give up, and Grimm, which is a very close second.

And I don't know about the Golden Boy's skin color, but it the "7 years later" spots, his lips are awfully pink. As in awful.

And I'm in love with Midas Whale!
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Post by: Passion on March 27, 2013, 11:08:28 AM
Loving the The Voice as usual.  Great talents.  Midas Whale was awesome!! 
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Post by: doodler on March 27, 2013, 12:22:35 PM
This will please some of you...

Unforgettable is coming back to CBS.

The police procedural, starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, will have a new location — Manhattan's major crimes division — and supporting cast, including The Walking Dead's Dallas Roberts, when it returns July 28.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 27, 2013, 12:40:35 PM
As long as Jane Curtin will still be on the show I AM pleased.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 27, 2013, 12:55:57 PM
As long as Jane Curtin will still be on the show I AM pleased.

Me, too. I love Jane Curtin, and I thought she was a great addition to the cast.  :)
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Post by: jack on March 27, 2013, 02:01:21 PM
i saw shards of golden boy last night and liked what i saw, but either it was on opposite something else i wanted to see, or my attention wandered so i missed the end.  i like the dynamic between the two leads, they clearly complement each other's strength's and weaknesses...
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Post by: killersmom on March 27, 2013, 10:00:37 PM
That was pretty good!  :D

And I loved it that Arroyo's wife wants his partner/lover to teach her how to shoot! And she's pretty good at it!  :D

Ever notice that Theo James' facial skin tone is, well, sorta, golden?  ;D

It really was a good ending. I love it when the rich, bad guy gets it in the end, figuratively speaking! :)
I am wondering if the good shooting on the wife's part is a hint of things to come.
No, I'll have to look for the skin tone change next episode. I just keep noticing all the physical changes in Theo James' in the 7 year sections. The limp, the graying hair at the temples, and can't quite put my finger on the changes in his face. I'll have to keep looking. I am sure part of it is makeup, but also the lighting in which the 7 yr future sections are shot.

I'll miss Hill Harper if the show returns. I like him and his character.

Yeah, I'll miss him as well. I have always been a big fan of Gary Sinise and will miss him.
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Post by: killersmom on March 27, 2013, 10:06:54 PM
This will please some of you...

Unforgettable is coming back to CBS.

The police procedural, starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, will have a new location — Manhattan's major crimes division — and supporting cast, including The Walking Dead's Dallas Roberts, when it returns July 28.

Interesting. That was one I could take or leave. I guess it will depend on when it will be broadcast.
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Post by: killersmom on March 27, 2013, 10:07:41 PM
Just saw this tonight:

CBS may axe ‘CSI: NY,’ ‘Vegas,’ ‘Golden Boys’ next season
The prime-time dramas were conspicuously absent from the network’s recently announced renewal list.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/cbs-axe-csi-ny-season-article-1.1300786#ixzz2OnsyvS1w
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Post by: killersmom on March 27, 2013, 11:34:09 PM
I would actually like to see the original CSI go away and CSI NY stay around.


But they don't listen to me!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 28, 2013, 07:37:03 AM
I am wondering if the good shooting on the wife's part is a hint of things to come.

They probably want us to wonder about that.  ;D

Quote
No, I'll have to look for the skin tone change next episode. I just keep noticing all the physical changes in Theo James' in the 7 year sections. The limp, the graying hair at the temples, and can't quite put my finger on the changes in his face. I'll have to keep looking. I am sure part of it is makeup, but also the lighting in which the 7 yr future sections are shot.

It's in the "present" that I sometimes think Theo's facial skin looks "golden," and that he has golden highlights to his hair, too. As for the "seven years in the future," I've wondered if those scenes are shot through some kind of filter because everything looks a bit gray to me, not just the hair at Theo's temples.

Just saw this tonight:

CBS may axe ‘CSI: NY,’ ‘Vegas,’ ‘Golden Boy’ next season
The prime-time dramas were conspicuously absent from the networks recently announced renewal list.

I understand Vegas is an expensive show to produce. That might contribute to its demise. At least we have six new episodes to anticipate, beginning April 5. And they'll air right before Blue Bloods, so my spring Friday nights are starting to look pretty good!  :D

I would actually like to see the original CSI go away and CSI NY stay around.

But they don't listen to me!

The original has been on a downhill trajectory since Grissom left. It's time to put it to bed.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 28, 2013, 08:15:48 AM
The original [CSI] has been on a downhill trajectory since Grissom left. It's time to put it to bed.

I disagree. There have been episodes this season that are as good as any they've ever done.

Also:

In 2012, CSI was named the most watched show in the world for the fifth time.
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/138212/ (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/06/14/csi-crime-scene-investigation-is-the-most-watched-show-in-the-world-2/138212/)

And:

On March 20, 2013 CBS renewed CSI for a 14th season.
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/174197/ (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/03/20/csi-renewed-by-cbs-for-season-14-ted-dansons-contract-extended/174197/)

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 28, 2013, 09:03:07 AM

Last night's episode of THE MIDDLE was quite amusing. Molly Shannon guest starred.
Sue Sue was up to her usual tricks. The writer's found even another way to surprise us
with Brick's whispering habit and Axl had to contend with his relatively new girlfriend's
old college boyfriend, played by an actor with the, I feel, rather unfortunate last name of
Rottman. Ryan Rottman. The picture below is from the episode. Resemble anyone to you?

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.tvequals.com%2Ftv%2Fup%2F2013%2F03%2FThe-Middle-Season-4-Episode-17-The-Name-12-550x366.jpg&hash=c19b249f4f95ff26c5c7b92b4bda737d)

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 28, 2013, 09:04:34 AM
I looked up the actor for a bit of info. Apparently he played a character in the fall of 2011 on
90210 described as: “Shane, a smart, handsome gay 20-something who is confident in his
identity and is a committed activist, fighting for marriage equality.” Apparently there was a
Las Vegas gay wedding on the show. (But Nevada isn't a marriage state...?)

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinknews.co.uk%2Fimages%2F2011%2F10%2F90210wedding.jpg&hash=92ad6b170df7ffca17ed7f390093ad76)

There was a time when every gay person in the U.S. would've known about and tuned in
for something like this on network TV. I didn't even know about it until now. Progress?
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 28, 2013, 09:08:50 AM

He's apparently friends with Zac Efron. (Of course he is, lol!)

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fzacaddictedcommunity.files.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F07%2Fzac-efron-ryan-rottman-shopping-09.jpg%3Fw%3D890&hash=dda2dcef8d5c977ba453b69dc26fa60b)

Different photos I googled of this actor have resembled Jake, Tom Cruise, Clive Owen and Owen Wilson.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 28, 2013, 10:26:42 AM
I disagree. There have been episodes this season that are as good as any they've ever done.

Yes, there have been some good episodes, but not enough of them to make it the "appointment viewing" that it once was. I stand by my assessment.

Quote
Also:

In 2012, CSI was named the most watched show in the world for the fifth time.
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/138212/ (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/06/14/csi-crime-scene-investigation-is-the-most-watched-show-in-the-world-2/138212/)

Yes, but is "the world" seeing the same season we are here in the U.S.? Seriously--I know absolutely nothing about world-wide distribution of current U.S. television series, so, bearing in mind my own ignorance, I have to wonder whether that figure means much, other than in terms of dollars.

Quote
And:

On March 20, 2013 CBS renewed CSI for a 14th season.
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/174197/ (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/03/20/csi-renewed-by-cbs-for-season-14-ted-dansons-contract-extended/174197/)

Well, if it's still bringing in the advertising dollars. ...
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Post by: doodler on March 28, 2013, 10:47:26 AM
Interesting how CSI can be the most viewed and NCIS is always touted as the most popular drama.

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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 28, 2013, 01:05:16 PM
Interesting how CSI can be the most viewed and NCIS is always touted as the most popular drama.

Sure enough! Maybe the one is "in the world," as Lyle mentioned, and the other is just in the U.S.?
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Post by: doodler on March 28, 2013, 04:04:38 PM
That's a good point.
Touch has a HUGE following around the world and is the number 1 program in several countries. Here, I think it is barely hanging on.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 28, 2013, 05:49:12 PM
Is Lana Parilla still on ONCE UPON A TIME? 
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 28, 2013, 07:26:16 PM
Ryan Rottman. Resemble anyone to you?

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.tvequals.com%2Ftv%2Fup%2F2013%2F03%2FThe-Middle-Season-4-Episode-17-The-Name-12-550x366.jpg&hash=c19b249f4f95ff26c5c7b92b4bda737d)



You bet! Uncanny. I did a double take.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 28, 2013, 08:07:50 PM
Last night's episode of THE MIDDLE was quite amusing. Molly Shannon guest starred.
Sue Sue was up to her usual tricks. The writer's found even another way to surprise us
with Brick's whispering habit and Axl had to contend with his relatively new girlfriend's
old college boyfriend, played by an actor with the, I feel, rather unfortunate last name of
Rottman. Ryan Rottman. The picture below is from the episode. Resemble anyone to you?

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.tvequals.com%2Ftv%2Fup%2F2013%2F03%2FThe-Middle-Season-4-Episode-17-The-Name-12-550x366.jpg&hash=c19b249f4f95ff26c5c7b92b4bda737d)




Great episode!  Ryan Rottman is just too sexy.  Jake mixed with the young Robby Benson.
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Post by: killersmom on March 29, 2013, 09:32:20 PM
They probably want us to wonder about that.  ;D

It's in the "present" that I sometimes think Theo's facial skin looks "golden," and that he has golden highlights to his hair, too. As for the "seven years in the future," I've wondered if those scenes are shot through some kind of filter because everything looks a bit gray to me, not just the hair at Theo's temples.

I understand Vegas is an expensive show to produce. That might contribute to its demise. At least we have six new episodes to anticipate, beginning April 5. And they'll air right before Blue Bloods, so my spring Friday nights are starting to look pretty good!  :D

The original has been on a downhill trajectory since Grissom left. It's time to put it to bed.

Yeah, Jeff, they probably do.

You may be right about the filter. I certainly hope that if it does not go to a second season that they 'conclude' it, not just leave us hanging.

I'll watch the rest of "Vegas" on Fridays as well.

To me, CSI just seems old. Maybe I am projecting the aging of the original cast, that is left, to the show itself being old.



I always thought that NCIS was more popular. It definitely is for me.
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Post by: jack on March 30, 2013, 08:02:48 AM
confirming what i have frequently said about SOUTHLAND there is this review.  possible spoilers on the most recent episodes of walking dead, and SOUTHLAND.

http://tvline.com/2013/03/30/the-walking-dead-norman-reedus-performance-daryl-merle-dies/
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Post by: Castro on March 30, 2013, 12:03:32 PM
confirming what i have frequently said about SOUTHLAND there is this review.  possible spoilers on the most recent episodes of walking dead, and SOUTHLAND.

http://tvline.com/2013/03/30/the-walking-dead-norman-reedus-performance-daryl-merle-dies/

Yes, yes!  And Cudlitz was well-matched with the actor who played that old sot of a one-time mentor (the "real father"?) , wasn't he?  Didn't recognize the fellow, but there was, especially, a moment when his voice changed for a single line - that's a lousy description, I know, but he absolutely nailed it.

I keep hoping that the writers allow Cooper to open up emotionally before the show ends.  Haven't seen any word about another season, or not.
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Post by: morrobay on March 30, 2013, 04:37:02 PM
would Easter be complete without this almost-5-hour "masterpiece"?

The Ten Commandments
(1956)
 
Moses leads an exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land, complete with parting of the Red Sea.

Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Edward G. Robinson, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo
 

6:00 - 10:44 PM  KVUE (3)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on March 31, 2013, 12:21:59 PM

For any Twin Peaks fans:

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwelcometotwinpeaks.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsmall-box-of-chocolate-bunnies.jpg&hash=67787cb462f9cd88b8f95eeafc930e99)

Twin Peaks premiered on Easter Sunday in 1989!  Egads! 24 years ago.
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Post by: killersmom on March 31, 2013, 05:27:53 PM
Damn, that long ago??

I loved that show!!!
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on March 31, 2013, 07:55:17 PM
It was so over-hyped that I hated it early on.  And as I am afraid of midgets, that weird little man on the show was the last straw!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 01, 2013, 09:44:28 AM
It was so over-hyped that I hated it early on.

Mark, I've noticed that is a pattern with you. If you see something as over-hyped or must see
attention wise, it turns you off on it. You mentioned that with Mad Men, something about it
being forced down your throat. That's why you have to see things right away, lol!

  And as I am afraid of midgets, that weird little man on the show was the last straw!

My friend took me to a SAG screening sometime last year and that actor was in the aisle and I had
to walk around him, but I talked to him a second cause I never expected to see the Twin Peaks
dwarf in person! I felt like I was "in" Twin Peaks for a second!

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 01, 2013, 09:47:50 AM
Damn, that long ago??

I know, that seems to happen way too frequently now!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 01, 2013, 02:13:07 PM
To me, CSI just seems old. Maybe I am projecting the aging of the original cast, that is left, to the show itself being old.

I was glad to see Henry (Jon Wellner) get "promoted" to the opening credits.  :)
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Post by: Tony_ on April 01, 2013, 08:16:42 PM
 For me, at least, The Voice is leading the pack, on network tv, this season.   I didn't even know who the new judges were, Shakira and Usher, but they've got the hoops, and the chemistry is very good.

 Meanwhile, I don't have anything against horror shows, but the upcoming Hannibal is pissing me off.  No matter what the critics say, I think the premise is gross.

Selfridge, or whatever it's called, from BBC, is a short show on PBS, but it's pretty well done.

These good shows are great for post-pnuemonia depression   :-\........
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Post by: doodler on April 01, 2013, 09:33:55 PM
The Voice has been terrific. Wonderful talent, good judging vibes.
BUT I have to admit I'm ready for the show to begin. I think ALL these shows spend too much time in the audition phase. And I don't know why EACH of The Voice judges have to have a team of 12. Six or eight would be more than enough. The post-audition phase could take the same number of weeks if they didn't eliminate 4 people per night.

Selfridge would have suited me fine if it was a one and done. And for me, it was. I don't plan on staying up till 2 next Sunday to watch the second dose.

Missing Hannibal is also on my agenda, especially as it is on opposite the exquisite Scandal

And with all the spots available during the week for decent drama, why are there FOUR good ones scheduled at 9 on Fridays? Hel--LO networks.
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Post by: doodler on April 03, 2013, 09:58:06 AM
There IS a tv god! Last night, The Voice mc/host announced next week was the last week of auditions. Nine hours of air time (well, six and a half after commerials) and we're going to move on to the competition.
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Post by: bubba on April 03, 2013, 10:11:34 AM
I know, that seems to happen way too frequently now!


That's all I do lately!   I have been taping Oprah's "Where are they now" and got caught up on some of those last night and all I kept saying was "that can't be that long ago"??.


Watched one with Paul Michael Glasier (Starsky and Hutch) 18 years his wife has been dead, his son is 28 now!


And Amarosa, almost 10 years since she was on The Apprentice.    First time she has spoken out since her fiance's death, apparently she is a Minister now.


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Post by: doodler on April 03, 2013, 10:12:12 AM
Last night, Golden Boy went down the road EVERY cop drama... EVERY show that has had anything to do with law enforcement at any time since the dinos ruled the earth... down that road where some cop has to solve the murder/assult/disappearance of his/her lover/ex-lover/best friend/parent/sibling/third great uncle twice removed and gives into vengeance rather than practicing what they were taught and preached and lived since before they escaped the womb proving once again how soon we forget when the shoe is on our own foot (which I don't think is the intended message) and how soon we forgive when we (the viewer) find the character sympathetic... even though we wouldn't in real life.

Since we knew about the brother's murder from the beginning of the show, at least it's over and done with.

And during the "seven years later" bit, GB's lips were the same shade as his tie. Not a pretty picture.

I vote to move GB to the Friday night/9 PM slot and bring back Vegas on Tuesdays.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 03, 2013, 11:37:07 AM
I vote to move GB to the Friday night/9 PM slot and bring back Vegas on Tuesdays.

Either way works for me since I don't have any conflicts. But I wouldn't disapprove of that.

I've been wondering why the move for Vegas. Is Golden Boy doing better in the 10 p.m. Tuesday time slot than Vegas did? Are they trying to save Vegas, or kill it?  ???

Since a number of folks just around here seem to have conflicts with 9 p.m. Fridays, my suspicion would be that they're trying to kill it.
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Post by: doodler on April 03, 2013, 06:46:14 PM
Under the Dome (TV series)

From Wikipedia ( View original Wikipedia Article ) Last modified on 2 April 2013, at 06:26   
From Wikipedia

Under the Dome
Genre Science-fiction
Mystery
Horror
Drama
Created by Stephen King (novel)
Developed by Brian K. Vaughan
 
Starring Mike Vogel
Rachelle Lefevre
Colin Ford
Natalie Martinez
Alex Koch
Britt Robertson
Nicholas Strong
Jolene Purdy
Aisha Hinds
Dean Norris
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
Production
Executive producer(s) Neal Baer
Justin Falvey
Darryl Frank
Stephen King
Stacey Snider
Brian K. Vaughan
Jack Bender
Location(s) Wilmington, North Carolina
Cinematography Cort Fey
Running time Approx. 43 minutes
Production company(s) Amblin Television
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original airing June 24, 2013 (2013-06-24)
 

Under the Dome is an upcoming American science-fiction horror television series developed by Brian K. Vaughan based upon the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Both Vaughan and King will serve as executive producers along with Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Stacey Snider. Baer will serve as day-to-day showrunner. Danish director Niels Arden Oplev will direct the pilot.[1] The premiere of Under the Dome is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10PM on CBS.

Synopsis
Set in the not too distant future, Under the Dome tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill, Maine who suddenly find themselves cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious, impenetrable barrier that surrounds the town. As the town begins to tear itself apart through panic, a small group of people attempt to maintain peace and order while also trying to uncover the truth behind the barrier and how to escape from it.

Cast and characters
Mike Vogel as Dale "Barbie" Barbara, an Army veteran in town on a mysterious mission.[3]
Rachelle Lefevre as Julia, an investigative reporter who takes an interest in Barbie.[4]
Colin Ford as Joe, a smart teenager whose parents are trapped outside the barrier.[5]
Natalie Martinez as Deputy Linda, a loyal and ambitious sheriff's deputy.[6]
Dean Norris as James "Big Jim" Rennie, politician and owner of Jim Rennie's Used Cars, who seeks to use the dome as a way to gain control of Chester's Mill.[7]
Alex Koch as Junior Rennie, Big Jim's emotionally disturbed son.[6]
Britt Robertson as Angie McAlister, an aspiring nurse with dreams of escaping the town.[8]
Nicholas Strong as Phil, a popular radio DJ with a dark secret.[9]
Jolene Purdy as Dodee, a radio engineer who makes contact with the outside world.[9]
Aisha Hinds as Carolyn Hill, a Los Angeles entertainment attorney who is trapped in the town with her partner and teenage daughter.[10]

Production
Originally announced in November 2009, it wasn't until two years later that Vaughan was hired to adapt the novel as a series, then set up at cable network Showtime.Showtime entertainment president David Nevins felt that the series wasn't right for the network and suggested to Nina Tassler, his CBS counterpart, that she take on the project. Immediately interested, Tassler picked up the series and attached veteran television producer Neal Baer, who is under contract at CBS, to be the showrunner. It was announced in November 2012 that CBS had bypassed ordering a pilot and given Under the Dome a thirteen episode straight-to-series commitment. "This is a great novel coming to the television screen with outstanding auspices and in-season production values to create a summer programming event," commented Tassler in the official CBS Press release.

A teaser trailer was created specially for the 2013 Super Bowl. Instead of showing footage, the teaser directed viewers to the show's official website, where they could enter their street address and postal code to view photos of what their homes and neighborhood would look like "under the dome."

Filming
Filming for the series officially began in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 28, 2013
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 03, 2013, 08:33:30 PM
If Mike Vogel is in it, maybe I ought to check it out.  8)  ::)

Meanwhile, that was so not sucky this evening on L&O: SVU: a few brief moments of Danny Pino with his shirt off. It was real nice.  8)  ::)

And then he put his shirt back on with no undershirt. ...

And B.D. Wong was back for a guest appearance.  :)
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Post by: killersmom on April 03, 2013, 09:03:24 PM
I enjoyed "Golden Boy" again last night.
I am glad  Deb McKenzie dropped Christian Arroyo. I am not a fan.

I liked the ending again. It looks as if he never got over the trembling before he shoots.
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Post by: doodler on April 03, 2013, 09:26:44 PM
Do you think his wife "seven years later" is the blond cop?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 04, 2013, 07:12:46 AM
Do you think his wife "seven years later" is the blond cop?

If there was mention of a wife for Walter "seven years later," I missed it.  :(

I am glad  Deb McKenzie dropped Christian Arroyo. I am not a fan.

Yeah, that was messed up.

I liked the ending again. It looks as if he never got over the trembling before he shoots.

I noticed that, too--and that he's a damn good shot in spite of it!
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Post by: Castro on April 04, 2013, 09:13:44 AM
Southland.  Oh, dear: is it just me, or was last night's episode bad?  Bad for dialog, bad for plot.  What happened?

(Far as Cooper's thread went, I was grumpily reminded of another cop show, the one starring Michael Chiklis.  It began with a gay cop too, but a few episodes in, a preacher persuaded him to swap homosexuality for christianity, and last seen he was straightly married to a woman with a ready-made kid.  Only bright spot in that whole tale was the preacher, a chain-smoker who clearly hadn't swapped a nicotine addition for anything else.  Thought maybe this was a writer's sneaky editorial comment.)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 04, 2013, 09:36:44 AM
Danny Pino

Were you zurprised at what happened to him?

D.P.'s son: "I want to grow up to look, I mean, be just ike you!"
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 04, 2013, 10:24:38 AM
Were you zurprised at what happened to him?

D.P.'s son: "I want to grow up to look, I mean, be just ike you!"


Not sure what you're getting at with "happened to him." If you mean that he got shot by that bad-seed kid, well, the fact that he would get shot was foreshadowed by his showing the bullet-proof vest (undershirt?) to the kids in that class.

OTOH, apparently I missed a pivotal episode at some point. I have no idea where that kid and his mother came from!  :D

(A kid could do a lot worse than to grow up to look like Danny Pino!  :D )
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Post by: doodler on April 04, 2013, 11:16:27 AM
Doesn't GB wear a wedding ring in "seven years later?"
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 04, 2013, 11:45:29 AM
Doesn't GB wear a wedding ring in "seven years later?"

Good question! I never noticed--it never occurred to me to look for one. I'm so mesmerized by Theo's lips and eyes that I've never thought to look at his hands!  :D

Meanwhile, tonight The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, and Elementary are all back!  :D
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Post by: jack on April 04, 2013, 02:09:27 PM
regarding SOUTHLAND, i thought both of the 2 most recent episodes were spectacular, particularly when his scumbag father called cooper a faggot.  i haven't heard that word on tv for a very long time.  and wouldn't you love to know what he whispered into his father's ear.  and the priest begging cooper to come to see his father so the church could get his contribution/bribe.

the old cop is gerald mcraney, who appeared in many tv series as lead or guest, and who married delta burke after meeting her while guesting on designing women.

best cop procedural ever...
 
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 04, 2013, 02:45:03 PM
the old cop is gerald mcraney, who appeared in many tv series as lead or guest, and who married delta burke after meeting her while guesting on designing women.

He sure gets around. He was in Longmire last summer, and he's appeared as Mike's C.O. in Mike and Molly (Mike is a Chicago cop). I've been a fan of Gerald McRaney since Simon and Simon back in the Eighties. As a matter of fact, I recently saw him in a Simon and Simon/Magnum, P.I. crossover episode on one of the nostalgia channels.  :D
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Post by: killersmom on April 04, 2013, 06:55:32 PM
If there was mention of a wife for Walter "seven years later," I missed it.  :(

Yeah, that was messed up.

I noticed that, too--and that he's a damn good shot in spite of it!

I must have missed any reference to a wife as well.
Yeah, the relationship was too.......something. Can not see what she sees in him.

Yes he is a good shot, but as it was seen in the first episode, that 'pause' could get him killed, as it almost did.
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Post by: killersmom on April 04, 2013, 07:13:34 PM
Good question! I never noticed--it never occurred to me to look for one. I'm so mesmerized by Theo's lips and eyes that I've never thought to look at his hands!  :D

Meanwhile, tonight The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, and Elementary are all back!  :D

YAY!! for the last two!!


I watched "Criminal Minds" Wednesday night. I have not been watching it on a regular basis, as a few years back I realized the story lines were really too disturbing and staying in my head and my dreams. Lately, I have been watching the beginning of the show to get an idea what the subject matter is about. The show is still very good, I just have problems with the subject matter.

The one Wednesday night was very good, and not one that will stick with me. It was a very satisfying 'get the bad guy' storyline, with justice being done by the fellow criminals of the man who was at the root of all the murders taking place.
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Post by: killersmom on April 04, 2013, 07:55:34 PM
Doesn't GB wear a wedding ring in "seven years later?"

You are absolutely right, Sherry. I went back and watched the latest episode online and at the end when he is shooting at the target, you can see the wedding ring
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 04, 2013, 08:44:24 PM
I watched "Criminal Minds" Wednesday night.

I only watch when L&O: SVU is a rerun.  :D

I do like Penelope on Criminal Minds, and Derek Morgan is ... OMG! Thud!  ;D
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Post by: killersmom on April 04, 2013, 09:43:40 PM
Derek Morgan is ... OMG! Thud!  ;D

Totally agree!! I really liked him when he was "The Young and the Restless", when I watched daytime soaps many years ago.

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Yes I totally agree!!! ::)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 05, 2013, 07:55:59 AM
Totally agree!! I really liked him when he was "The Young and the Restless", when I watched daytime soaps many years ago.

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Yes I totally agree!!! ::)

Tell you what, here's something I don't understand about myself: Why I don't watch Criminal Minds regularly--because of all the men I enjoy seeing on TV, if I had to pick only one who for me is the absolute-drop-dead-falling-down-gorgeous-sexiest, it would be Shemar.  ???

Even before he was on Y&R, I noticed him as a model in the International Male clothing catalog--and that's gotta be 20 years ago now. The man must have an aging picture in his attic.  :D
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on April 05, 2013, 11:54:58 AM
I thought (although it seems LINDA would disagree!) THE BIG BANG THEORY was great last night.  There have been some really funny episodes this season.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 05, 2013, 12:52:44 PM
I thought (although it seems LINDA would disagree!) THE BIG BANG THEORY was great last night.  There have been some really funny episodes this season.

Darn! I was going to write down Sheldon's comment about coitus, and I forgot to, and now I forget it exactly. Something about it being ridiculous?
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Post by: killersmom on April 05, 2013, 05:03:51 PM
Darn! I was going to write down Sheldon's comment about coitus, and I forgot to, and now I forget it exactly. Something about it being ridiculous?

Sheldon: I find the concept of coitus ridiculous and offputting.
Amy: I should have taken my breasts out while I had the chance.

I thought (although it seems LINDA would disagree!) THE BIG BANG THEORY was great last night.  There have been some really funny episodes this season.

I did find it very funny, Mark!
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Post by: doodler on April 05, 2013, 05:04:05 PM
In the category of "planned new series I hope is on cable so I don't even have to see commercials" is


'Once Upon a Time' spinoff casting: 'Wonderland' casts Paul Reubens as the White Rabbit
By Laurel Brown
   
April 5, 2013 4:19 PM ET


Have you ever pictured the White Rabbit of "Alice in Wonderland" fame as having a Pee-Wee Herman voice?

Considering that the potential "Once Upon a Time" spinoff, "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," has just cast Paul Reubens as the voice of its White Rabbit character, the Pee-Wee connection may soon become easy.

As first reported by Deadline.com, Reubens will provide the voice for the iconic character. The rabbit itself will be created using CG animation, as will many other characters in the show. Which voice Reubens -- most famous for the character, Pee-Wee Herman -- will use for the bunny is a mystery. Ralph Hemecker, a frequent director of "Once Upon a Time" episodes, is set direct the pilot from "Once" executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

"Wonderland" will, assuming the pilot moves forward, take viewers to the pre-curse fantasy world by that name. Alice (Sophie Lowe) is the main character and a young woman with a good heart but many emotional scars. Her love interest, Cyrus (Peter Gadiot), and the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) will join Alice on her adventures. They will have to contend with "Through the Looking Glass" antagonist, the Red Queen (Emma Rigby) as well.

While characters from "Once Upon a Time" have not yet been confirmed for the new pilot, there have been indications that Sebastian Stan would reprise his role as the Mad Hatter in the series
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 05, 2013, 05:12:12 PM
Sheldon: I find the concept of coitus ridiculous and offputting.
Amy: I should have taken my breasts out while I had the chance.

Thanks, Sweetheart!

I remembered Amy's response, but not Sheldon's comment!  :D
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Post by: killersmom on April 05, 2013, 05:34:31 PM
You're welcome, Jeff.

I do find myself laughing out loud at what everyone says.

Even when Sheldon is dissing someone, he comes across as so pompous!
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Post by: oilgun on April 05, 2013, 08:56:59 PM
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Did no one watch HANNIBAL?!  I missed it unfortunately.  I was looking forward to seeing Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal.  Also, I read that Gillian Anderson would be a recurring character. I love her ever since I saw her performance in The House Of Mirth.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 05, 2013, 09:14:50 PM
Did no one watch HANNIBAL?!  I missed it unfortunately.  I was looking forward to seeing Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal.  Also, I read that Gillian Anderson would be a recurring character. I love her ever since I saw her performance in The House Of Mirth.

I understand Hugh Dancy is in it, too. I'm surprised that he's doing series television. He must need the money, now that he's got a baby to support.
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Post by: oilgun on April 05, 2013, 09:36:50 PM
TV is the place to be now.  It isn't seen as inferior to movies anymore.  Some of the best scripts and roles can be found on TV shows,  Mostly cable but also network tv.


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Post by: Passion on April 05, 2013, 10:27:51 PM
I understand Hugh Dancy is in it, too. I'm surprised that he's doing series television. He must need the money, now that he's got a baby to support.
Hugh Dancy was also on The Big C.....my favorite show on TV!  (Showtime)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 05, 2013, 10:43:18 PM
It was awfully good to see Vegas back tonight. It seems to me that they seem to be making Savino less sympathetic than he was earlier on.

And it was awfully good to see Dixon again, too. That young cowboy is hawt!  ;D
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Post by: bubba on April 06, 2013, 10:29:21 AM
Thanks, Sweetheart!

I remembered Amy's response, but not Sheldon's comment!  :D
OMG they didn't do it did they?  ::)  I haven't watched yet!


I watched "The Chew" the other day, it was pretty good.  Drew Barrymore was the guest!  Isn't that the show Jake was on, I  think him and Mario are friends?

Anyway it was good, I may start taping it, great recipies and some lively discussions.
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Post by: doodler on April 06, 2013, 11:00:39 AM
 :-\
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Post by: jack on April 06, 2013, 11:38:38 AM
Tell you what, here's something I don't understand about myself: Why I don't watch Criminal Minds regularly--because of all the men I enjoy seeing on TV, if I had to pick only one who for me is the absolute-drop-dead-falling-down-gorgeous-sexiest, it would be Shemar.  ???

Even before he was on Y&R, I noticed him as a model in the International Male clothing catalog--and that's gotta be 20 years ago now. The man must have an aging picture in his attic.  :D
moore, regularly appears in most handsome lists of every ilk, black actors, actors over 40, womens' lists, gay mens' lists, and most beautiful people.  nature was VERY kind to him indeed.
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Post by: killersmom on April 06, 2013, 11:41:33 AM
It was awfully good to see Vegas back tonight. It seems to me that they seem to be making Savino less sympathetic than he was earlier on.

And it was awfully good to see Dixon again, too. That young cowboy is hawt!  ;D


I enjoyed Vegas as well last night. It was good seeing all the lights and vintage cars and old style fashions again.
I like the fact that it is not so easy to figure out which way the plot is going to go.
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Post by: jack on April 06, 2013, 11:42:01 AM
Sheldon: I find the concept of coitus ridiculous and offputting.
shakespeare agreed, he called it the beast with two backs, and someone somewhere described lovemaking noises as akin to a cow removing its hoof from the mud.

you call THAT intelligent design, lol.
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Post by: jack on April 06, 2013, 11:49:00 AM
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Did no one watch HANNIBAL?!  I missed it unfortunately.  I was looking forward to seeing Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal.  Also, I read that Gillian Anderson would be a recurring character. I love her ever since I saw her performance in The House Of Mirth.
i actually stumbled upon it with no intent of watching yet another iteration of dr. lector, but the concept of a madman so devious and so thorough as to plant himself in the middle of an investigating body (i am still pretty muddy about the who what and where) and the fraying unraveling of the profiler, being slowly driven mad, to what consequences we know not, plus the slick portrayal of lector by mikkelsen dragged me in kicking and screaming.  it is very good, at least so far.
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Post by: jack on April 06, 2013, 11:59:30 AM
[/b] "This is a great novel coming to the television screen with outstanding auspices and in-season production values to create a summer programming event,"
stephen king does not write great novels, he writes great film treatments.  he is one of several writers whose mediocre novels make great movies, think JAWS, and COMA.

he also borrows freely from movies and novels of the past and resets them in maine.  can't knock him, he has found a formula that has made him very rich indeed...
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 06, 2013, 12:01:42 PM

  :-X
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Post by: jack on April 06, 2013, 12:12:31 PM
i've said it before, but it bears repeating, if and when a dvd of several (short) seasons of SOUTHLAND becomes available, by all means get a copy one way or another.  i never watched THE WIRE, but many who did have compared southland to that show.  all i know is that has such great writing and great actors that despite all the obstacles thrown in its path, it continues to improve with each season and each episode, always gritty, frequently surprising, and hailed by law enforcement personnel as "getting it right" the highest compliment for a procedural.

michael cudlitz, who you have seen in countless movies without knowing it, is the standout, but by no means acting in a vacuum.  i hope they manage to eke out one more season to finish the arc of each of the remaining characters.  i would hate not knowing how things turn out for each of them.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 06, 2013, 12:22:21 PM
OMG they didn't do it did they?  ::)  I haven't watched yet!

It's Sheldon Cooper we're talking about here. What do you think?  :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 06, 2013, 12:23:28 PM
moore, regularly appears in most handsome lists of every ilk, black actors, actors over 40, womens' lists, gay mens' lists, and most beautiful people.  nature was VERY kind to him indeed.

You can say that twice and mean it!
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Post by: garyd on April 06, 2013, 12:27:15 PM
stephen king does not write great novels, he writes great film treatments.  he is one of several writers whose mediocre novels make great movies, think JAWS, and COMA.

he also borrows freely from movies and novels of the past and resets them in maine.  can't knock him, he has found a formula that has made him very rich indeed...

Jack, I am confused...as usual.  King did not write either of those books or the screenplays, did he? Or are you saying "Jaws" and "Coma" are examples of mediocre books which were the basis for great movies?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 06, 2013, 12:29:38 PM
I enjoyed Vegas as well last night. It was good seeing all the lights and vintage cars and old style fashions again.
I like the fact that it is not so easy to figure out which way the plot is going to go.

That's for sure. I couldn't believe Dixon was trying to be the responsible adult when Jack was urging him to go after Violet ("Go get your girl"). I say Dixon was being responsible because he was the one reminding Jack that he and Violet hardly know each other. Plus he had just arranged it for Violet to get away from that producer and go back to Hollywood for a bigger break. And now Jack was urging him to go try to spoil her chance for her?  :P I guess it was in keeping with Dixon's character that he fell for it and went off traveling with Yvonne. I like Yvonne, BTW.  :)
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Post by: killersmom on April 06, 2013, 12:44:02 PM
That's for sure. I couldn't believe Dixon was trying to be the responsible adult when Jack was urging him to go after Violet ("Go get your girl"). I say Dixon was being responsible because he was the one reminding Jack that he and Violet hardly know each other. Plus he had just arranged it for Violet to get away from that producer and go back to Hollywood for a bigger break. And now Jack was urging him to go try to spoil her chance for her?  :P I guess it was in keeping with Dixon's character that he fell for it and went off traveling with Yvonne. I like Yvonne, BTW.  :)

I like Yvonne as well, Jeff and my hope is that she and Dixon make a go of it. She'd give him a run for his money.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 07, 2013, 10:42:35 AM
one of several writers whose mediocre novels make great movies

James M. Cain comes to my mind.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 07, 2013, 01:29:25 PM
stephen king does not write great novels, he writes great film treatments.  he is one of several writers whose mediocre novels make great movies, think JAWS, and COMA.

We'll have to agree to disagree.  The Shining was a great novel (IMO) and the movie was so far removed and (IMO) bleh.  The same with "Children Of The Corn"  & "Carrie".
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Post by: Castro on April 07, 2013, 03:42:07 PM
Sunset channel is running the first four episodes of Top of the Lake this evening.  I've been viewing with enjoyment and fascination - it has a splendid cast.  Especially, there's the lead performance of Elizabeth Moss.  I don't remember seeing her prior to  Mad Men (Peggy), and I'd been mostly neutral about her character there.

But in Top of the Lake she does superbly well with a role about as far from Peggy as you can get, except for a certain toughness in common.  Her face is another one to watch, expressive without dependence on dialog.   

This is a series in which landscape is important; it was filmed in New Zealand, and with fascinating glimpses of small-town culture, like the ponies lucky children ride.   Three episodes to go, I believe.
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Post by: killersmom on April 07, 2013, 03:55:22 PM
We'll have to agree to disagree.  The Shining was a great novel (IMO) and the movie was so far removed and (IMO) bleh.  The same with "Children Of The Corn"  & "Carrie".

True, Chuck!

"The Stand" was great novel but the miniseries was fantastic!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 07, 2013, 06:05:50 PM
Sunset channel is running the first four episodes of Top of the Lake this evening.  I've been viewing with enjoyment and fascination - it has a splendid cast.  Especially, there's the lead performance of Elizabeth Moss.  I don't remember seeing her prior to  Mad Men (Peggy), and I'd been mostly neutral about her character there.

But in Top of the Lake she does superbly well with a role about as far from Peggy as you can get, except for a certain toughness in common.  Her face is another one to watch, expressive without dependence on dialog.   

This is a series in which landscape is important; it was filmed in New Zealand, and with fascinating glimpses of small-town culture, like the ponies lucky children ride.   Three episodes to go, I believe.

Elizabeth Moss has been around for a while. She played Zoe Bartlett, President Bartlett's daughter, on The West Wing.
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Post by: doodler on April 09, 2013, 10:49:31 AM
Here's how muh I still love The Following...
I skipped the last hour of last night's The Voice because the Jim and Kevin show is not on the schedule to be repeated this Saturday.

And there was lots of Jim as a reward!

The problem is... how does this series do a second season? The not so good... okay, the downright bad... Dr. Joe Carroll is about to become undone. On the other hand, the physically weak Ryan Hardy is getting stronger with every day (and night) on the job.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 09, 2013, 12:35:02 PM

Linda Cardellini was on the season premiere of MAD MEN.
The possibiity is there that her character might appear again.
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Post by: Castro on April 11, 2013, 12:03:47 PM
Last night's Southland (TNT) was right up there with week-before-last's:  superb.  This season has belonged to John Cooper, though writers have tried valiantly to give good storylines to the other lead actors.  This episode ("Chaos") could have seemed over-the-top, because the scenario was exactly that.  But it was horrible and believable; the two meth-heads were tweakers at their real-life  worst.

There's no word yet as to renewal for another season, and only one episode to go in this one.  If I believed in prayer...





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Post by: doodler on April 11, 2013, 08:34:38 PM
The ever so delicious Scandal is a rerun tonight, so I switched to Elementary which I discovered after a bit was one I'd already seen even though I seldom get to see it. So I turned on Hannibal. And now, after 10 minutes, I'm going to go take a long hot shower and hope I get all the yuck off. Criminal Minds, it is not. Dexter, it is not. It IS... as I said... pure yuck. And it doesn't have someone, anyone even marginally good looking to redeem it.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 11, 2013, 08:51:21 PM
Seems that just about everything I would ordinarily watch tonight was a rerun. I ended up watching an episode of Hawkeye on DVD.
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Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 09:12:23 AM
It's getting so "regular" programming is scheduled 4 new episodes, skip a week, 2 new episodes, skip two weeks, 2 new episodes, skip six weeks for the holidays, rerun 3 episodes, skip a few more weeks beause it's not ratings month, 2-3 new episodes, three more reruns, hiatus for sports programming, rerun a couple  previously aired twice episodes, rerun some not previously rerun episodes, 2-3 new episodes including the cliffhanger finale, see you in October with a couple reruns to refresh your memory on a new day and in a new timeslot.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 12, 2013, 09:43:46 AM
It's getting so "regular" programming is scheduled 4 new episodes, skip a week, 2 new episodes, skip two weeks, 2 new episodes, skip six weeks for the holidays, rerun 3 episodes, skip a few more weeks beause it's not ratings month, 2-3 new episodes, three more reruns, hiatus for sports programming, rerun a couple  previously aired twice episodes, rerun some not previously rerun episodes, 2-3 new episodes including the cliffhanger finale, see you in October with a couple reruns to refresh your memory on a new day and in a new timeslot.

It's no wonder shows lose viewers when you can't depend on them being on with new episodes at a given day and time.

And you forgot, air the episode that's really a pilot for a spin-off, and then run the spin-off for a couple weeks in the parent show's time slot.  :P
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Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 12:30:20 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 12, 2013, 12:42:36 PM
It's getting so "regular" programming is scheduled 4 new episodes, skip a week, 2 new episodes, skip two weeks, 2 new episodes, skip six weeks for the holidays, rerun 3 episodes, skip a few more weeks beause it's not ratings month, 2-3 new episodes, three more reruns, hiatus for sports programming, rerun a couple  previously aired twice episodes, rerun some not previously rerun episodes, 2-3 new episodes including the cliffhanger finale, see you in October with a couple reruns to refresh your memory on a new day and in a new timeslot.

I think you have that pretty accurate. I was shocked that after two weeks of March Madness, in April, that
CBS had reruns again.

I ended up flipping around and saw some of American Idol which I haven't watched in three or four years,
to see the only male left in the competition get eliminated. A handsone Cuban boy named Lazaro Arbos:

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 12, 2013, 12:46:47 PM
It's no wonder shows lose viewers when you can't depend on them being on with new episodes at a given day and time.

Which, in my opinion, accounts for the popularity of a lot of Reality Shows.  You know they're going to
be on EVERY week (or twice a week) until completion. It's satisfying.
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Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 12:47:51 PM
Don't watch Idol, but the word all along has been a female is going to win this season. Some people have said the competition was stacked from the beginning with really good female singers and good to so-so males.
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Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 12:51:38 PM
Also re tv programming...
I'm hoping when I get moved to do away with the tv completely and just pick up everything on the computer. TWO networks are supposedly in negotiations with Netflix/etc to have them air everything rather than broadcast them theirselves. A large number of shows that entered syndication in the last couple weeks went straight to Netflix/etc instead of broadcast tv.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 12, 2013, 12:56:18 PM
Don't watch Idol, but the word all along has been a female is going to win this season. Some people have said the competition was stacked from the beginning with really good female singers and good to so-so males.

 It's a fact that will happen now, because there's five contestants left and they are ALL female.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 12, 2013, 01:04:58 PM
And you forgot, air the episode that's really a pilot for a spin-off, and then run the spin-off for a couple weeks in the parent show's time slot.  :P

Not that I have anything against spin-offs. N.C.I.S. was a spin-off of JAG. And then it spawned its own spin-off, N.C.I.S.: L.A.!  ;D And the two-part espisode a few weeks back, with Kim Raver and John Corbett, is supposed to be a spin-off of the spin-off of the spin-off!  ;D
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Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 04:28:22 PM
I didn't know that NCIS is a JAG spin off. Never missed JAG.
And I love John Corbett een if I'm not an NCISLA watcher.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 12, 2013, 05:27:48 PM
I didn't know that NCIS is a JAG spin off. Never missed JAG.
And I love John Corbett een if I'm not an NCISLA watcher.

Me, too--after my dad got me hooked on it!  :D  I miss that show.  :(

(I believe the entire series is available on DVD.)
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Post by: killersmom on April 12, 2013, 09:39:21 PM
It's getting so "regular" programming is scheduled 4 new episodes, skip a week, 2 new episodes, skip two weeks, 2 new episodes, skip six weeks for the holidays, rerun 3 episodes, skip a few more weeks beause it's not ratings month, 2-3 new episodes, three more reruns, hiatus for sports programming, rerun a couple  previously aired twice episodes, rerun some not previously rerun episodes, 2-3 new episodes including the cliffhanger finale, see you in October with a couple reruns to refresh your memory on a new day and in a new timeslot.

.....and a partridge in a pear tree!! :D
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Post by: killersmom on April 12, 2013, 09:48:08 PM
And the two-part espisode a few weeks back, with Kim Raver and John Corbett, is supposed to be a spin-off of the spin-off of the spin-off!  ;D

I was thinking this two-part episode had 'spin-off' written all over it, Jeff.
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Post by: killersmom on April 12, 2013, 10:31:27 PM
Lady Heather (Melinda Clarke) from the early episodes of CSI (Gil Grissom's love showed up on Vegas tonight as Mia Rizzo's 'risen from the dead' mother.

Of course she has a totally different look in Vegas than she did in CSI since she played a dominatrix.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 13, 2013, 09:59:08 AM
Lady Heather (Melinda Clarke) from the early episodes of CSI (Gil Grissom's love showed up on Vegas tonight as Mia Rizzo's 'risen from the dead' mother.

Of course she has a totally different look in Vegas than she did in CSI since she played a dominatrix.

I didn't know you were a Lady Heather fan, Linda.  :)  Some of us felt Grissom should have hooked up with her instead of Sara.

I'd say, from the looks of Lena Rizzo, you can take Melinda Clarke out of the dominatrix character, but I don't think you can take the dominatrix character out of Melinda Clarke.  :D

Did you notice that last night's Vegas episode was directed by Michael Chiklis? And I'm continually impressed that from time to time they peg an episode to a very specific time; when they were looking for the D.A., I noticed that the camera held on the desk calendar long enough that you could actually read the heading, "February 1961"? (I was 2, going on 3.  ;D )
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Post by: doodler on April 13, 2013, 10:06:19 AM
Well, they screwed up her hair. In the I'm yo mama scene where she is talking with Mia, her hiar is off the shoulders and turned up in a flip. The rest of the time it is down past her shoulders.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 13, 2013, 04:33:12 PM
Well, they screwed up her hair. In the I'm yo mama scene where she is talking with Mia, her hiar is off the shoulders and turned up in a flip. The rest of the time it is down past her shoulders.

Now that you mention it, I noticed that, too.
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Post by: killersmom on April 13, 2013, 05:36:23 PM
I didn't know you were a Lady Heather fan, Linda.  :)  Some of us felt Grissom should have hooked up with her instead of Sara.

I'd say, from the looks of Lena Rizzo, you can take Melinda Clarke out of the dominatrix character, but I don't think you can take the dominatrix character out of Melinda Clarke.  :D

Did you notice that last night's Vegas episode was directed by Michael Chiklis? And I'm continually impressed that from time to time they peg an episode to a very specific time; when they were looking for the D.A., I noticed that the camera held on the desk calendar long enough that you could actually read the heading, "February 1961"? (I was 2, going on 3.  ;D )

Oh, yeah, I was always a Lady Heather fan. I totally agree that, at least for me, a relationship between Grissom and Lady Heather would have been much more 'interesting'. I never did get the relationship between Grissom and Sara. I always thought that the long distance continuation of Grissom and Sara in the story line was reaching.  I was never all that interested enough in it to care.

Very true about the looks.
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Post by: killersmom on April 13, 2013, 05:37:08 PM
Now that you mention it, I noticed that, too.

Thinking back on it, me three.
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Post by: doodler on April 15, 2013, 10:56:31 AM
Is that "continuity" or, in this case, lack of? Who's supposed to be in charge of that... editors?

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Post by: doodler on April 15, 2013, 11:00:40 AM
Good thing for me...
I get to watch all of The Voice tonight because FOX is rerunning this week's The Following next Sunday at 11 PM. (They're also rerunning The Voice earlier in the day, but it's two hours.) I loved "the steal" last season and think it will be even more fun with these judges. I hope the gorgeous Usher and the charming token blond spitfire are permanent. CeeLo and what's her name can stay gone.
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Post by: doodler on April 15, 2013, 03:45:59 PM
Well, there goes tonight's tv. Instead, we'll be treated to 3 hours of "Here's what we know...." which is absolutely nothing that hasn't already been reported and speculated on ad nauseum since 2:30 this afternoon.
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Post by: doodler on April 15, 2013, 08:27:03 PM
The Voice, which the god of tv and commerial-ism insisted be telecast tonight, was  S P E C T A C U L A R. The best ever. I agreed with every one of the 6 "winners" and with two of the saves. I did think that Blake's first safe wasn't so hot and tought both the eliminated male ats should have stayed. But, hey you can't win 'em all.

As evidenced by Revolution, which I watch, being pre-empted and postponed until next week... meaning we'll be treated to another full week of the same ol' lousy preview.

BUT it does give me a chance to watch tonight's Castle!
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Post by: jack on April 16, 2013, 03:54:31 AM
Jack, I am confused...as usual.  King did not write either of those books or the screenplays, did he? Or are you saying "Jaws" and "Coma" are examples of mediocre books which were the basis for great movies?
the latter, because most have seen them, but if you ever read the books, they are all thin plot and barely 2 dimensional characters.  peter benchley wrote jaws, and robin cook wrote coma.

i could add robert ludlam to the list although his books did have fans, the movies made, especially the BOURNE books, were better than average examples of the genre.
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Post by: jack on April 16, 2013, 04:03:31 AM
We'll have to agree to disagree.  The Shining was a great novel (IMO) and the movie was so far removed and (IMO) bleh.  The same with "Children Of The Corn"  & "Carrie".
king certainly had/has his fans.  his earlier works, while still mostly plagiarized from the movies and genres he loved growing up, were pretty good creepy reading, by the time he got to the books he wrote under pseudonyms, books he knew were lesser, the effort was pretty watered down.  we booksellers had no problem because, as we laughingly rang the register, king could get readers for his laundry list.

i'll tip my hat to MISERY as a good book, but even that  bore a marked resemblance to "THE BEGUILED", an early eastwood starrer.
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Post by: jack on April 16, 2013, 04:13:55 AM
Last night's Southland (TNT) was right up there with week-before-last's:  superb.  This season has belonged to John Cooper, though writers have tried valiantly to give good storylines to the other lead actors.  This episode ("Chaos") could have seemed over-the-top, because the scenario was exactly that.  But it was horrible and believable; the two meth-heads were tweakers at their real-life  worst.

There's no word yet as to renewal for another season, and only one episode to go in this one.  If I believed in prayer...
stunning, wasn't it...

i suspect if TNT doesn't order another season, those meth heads will look like sunday school teachers compared to the rabid fans, the same fans that, with some pretty cagey cheerleading from cudlitz, raised an incredible shitstorm when NBC in all its wisdom chose not to order another season.  the season's are so spaced out it's hard for the cast to be available on demand.  i would love to see cudlitz at least get a nom from the golden globes or the emmys, and ann bidermann who has written most of the story lines for writing too.
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Post by: jack on April 16, 2013, 04:21:38 AM
Also re tv programming...
I'm hoping when I get moved to do away with the tv completely and just pick up everything on the computer. TWO networks are supposedly in negotiations with Netflix/etc to have them air everything rather than broadcast them theirselves. A large number of shows that entered syndication in the last couple weeks went straight to Netflix/etc instead of broadcast tv.


as you know, dood, that's how i watch 90% of my tv shows, on demand.  i just can't remember to be at my tv on certain days at certain times, and can't afford the dvr capacity from cable.  i use mostly the network's own videos, but i do subscribe to netflix, mostly for movies.  i could probably school myself to use it for shows as well.

one nice deal, rather than get time warner/comcast, i got a fair price on direct tv, and that allows me to get a lot of shows right to my tablet (and to my smartphone before it shit the bed).  only way to fly imo.
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Post by: jack on April 16, 2013, 04:45:09 AM
and now, finally, to tonight's viewing, which i thought deserves commentary here.  not the least because i was torn between the voice and DWTS, which is why i should just skip one and catch the other later.  from skipping back and forth in the latter hour, i don't know what happened on either for sure.

before that i got to watch one of syfy's new shows, and i am here to report that i found it pretty predictable, but in space opera, that's pretty acceptable.  the show is called DEFIANCE, and the lead lead is grant bowler, who seems to be on a roll ever since ugly betty.  i lost count of how many shows i have seen him on.

if they have good writers, the show could capture a good sized audience, and it features an interactive game for tablets.  i would be interested but it ain't free, and that's the only way i could play.

my viewing habits are made even freakier by being so many time zones away from the mainland.  the broadcast networks just time shift their shows, but the cable channels mostly don't bother, so i watch morning joe at midnight, and rachel maddow at 3pm... and unfortunately, HGTV goes off the air at 10pm. 

DWTS had a twist this week, and had the contestants dance with a professional couple as well as their partner, in a foursome performance.  it doesn't sound like it would be fair, but having in essence 3 coaches actually really helped the amateurs and made for some better than average performances by the not so great dancers.

jacoby jones got the comment of the night award when he PWNED len.  len gave him a good review but said he needed to get his feet pointed front or he would never get a 10.  jones replied, see these feet, they ran 108 yards (feet?) in 8 seconds, to the delight of the crowd.
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Post by: doodler on April 16, 2013, 08:28:33 AM
There is a regular network show staring in June, I think, that is similar but different to Defiance... Under the Dome (which may have started the Stevie King discussion here in the first place.) A year or two back, there was a show where a diverse group of people had been kidnapped and kept captive behind an invisible wall. Can't remembe why or the final outcome. It only made it one season.  Modern sci-fi seems to have gone the way of comedy... down the drain except for the mundane.
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Post by: Tony_ on April 16, 2013, 07:15:10 PM
 I've been enjoying the 2 new judges on The Voice, but then got a little dorky over the promos showing Usher going power-issue with a singer : "You think that's funny?".  It was so at variance with the easy-going, good-natured guy he plays, I needed to see the provocation, tonight.  It wasn't really there.  The singer needed to get more in line, but Usher.....was a bully.  He might be something off of Grimm.  He's got the phoniness of Christina Aguilerra.
  Meanwhile, Adam Levine has developed that last requirement of a male rock star: a real rump, which he did not have before.  And without gaining weight elsewhere. NOW he's on his way to super-star status  :D.......
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Post by: killersmom on April 17, 2013, 12:14:13 AM
The Golden Boy was good again tonight. More puzzle pieces being put into place to complete the picture.
I thought Walter's actions were a little stupid, and unfortunately the scriptwriters made it all OK in the end.
I still like watching it though. If nothing else to get the whole story.

The puzzle piece tonight was 'maybe' his wife is dead. The priest kept referring to his (Walter's) tragedy.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 17, 2013, 07:25:01 AM
The Golden Boy was good again tonight. More puzzle pieces being put into place to complete the picture.
I thought Walter's actions were a little stupid, and unfortunately the scriptwriters made it all OK in the end.
I still like watching it though. If nothing else to get the whole story.

The puzzle piece tonight was 'maybe' his wife is dead. The priest kept referring to his (Walter's) tragedy.

I thought he was pretty stupid, too, and was surprised how Owen was going to cover up for him. I was also surprised that Natasha didn't end up dead. A number of episodes back there was a "flash-forward" of her lying dead in a street. I was figuring this was going to be it.

Now, here's one thing I didn't catch. At the end in the "Seven Years From Now" wrap-up, Walter mentions a name and says he "didn't see that coming." Was the name he mentioned then the name of the "In the Present" deputy mayor whom Walter's reporter girlfriend (I still don't have her name) said she is divorcing?

Meanwhile, on a totally unrelated note, I've got a new young hunk to keep an eye out for  ;D : Alan Ritchson. He played a SEAL teammate of McGarret's on Monday's Hawaii Five-O. He was new to me, but my research shows he played Aquaman on Smallville (a series I did not watch), and before that he was a contestant on American Idol (I don't know what for, except that I read that he "stripped" for Paula Abdul), and an underwear model, on-line and for Abercrombie & Fitch. He certainly has the chin, the body, and the Aryan looks for an action-movie star.
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Post by: killersmom on April 17, 2013, 01:53:40 PM
I thought he was pretty stupid, too, and was surprised how Owen was going to cover up for him. I was also surprised that Natasha didn't end up dead. A number of episodes back there was a "flash-forward" of her lying dead in a street. I was figuring this was going to be it.

I get the impression it is going to happen (Natasha's death), as Walter is holding her rosary in the flash forward scene.

Now, here's one thing I didn't catch. At the end in the "Seven Years From Now" wrap-up, Walter mentions a name and says he "didn't see that coming." Was the name he mentioned then the name of the "In the Present" deputy mayor whom Walter's reporter girlfriend (I still don't have her name) said she is divorcing?

I was wracking my brain to try to remember the name as well, but was too tired. I'll have to go back and look at the online episode and see if I can match them up.

Meanwhile, on a totally unrelated note, I've got a new young hunk to keep an eye out for  ;D : Alan Ritchson. He played a SEAL teammate of McGarret's on Monday's Hawaii Five-O. He was new to me, but my research shows he played Aquaman on Smallville (a series I did not watch), and before that he was a contestant on American Idol (I don't know what for, except that I read that he "stripped" for Paula Abdul), and an underwear model, on-line and for Abercrombie & Fitch. He certainly has the chin, the body, and the Aryan looks for an action-movie star.

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Totally agree, Jeff, about what parts he would be good for.

I thought I had seen him before, on the new "90210"

Watch at minute 2:31 and then again at 3:33. I know you'll like it! ::)

http://youtu.be/SrLdjF4dyUA
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 17, 2013, 05:26:58 PM
I get the impression it is going to happen (Natasha's death), as Walter is holding her rosary in the flash forward scene.

That's right. I forgot about the rosary.

Quote
I thought I had seen him before, on the new "90210"

Watch at minute 2:31 and then again at 3:33. I know you'll like it! ::)

http://youtu.be/SrLdjF4dyUA

 ;D
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Post by: killersmom on April 17, 2013, 05:50:59 PM
;D

;D ;D
Yep!
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Post by: gattaca on April 18, 2013, 09:03:12 PM
I did not think I'd like Hannibal, but these first shows have been interesting.. so far --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal_%28TV_series%29     Cheers, V.
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Post by: doodler on April 21, 2013, 11:18:23 AM
Uh oh.
In the "good for me, not so much for others" department:

Grimm is apparently being moved into the Tuesday at 10 slot now vacant since Eva Longoria's Ready for Love is being dropped.
Man vs Monsters is on the schedule for NEXT Tuesday, the 30th, but not for this Tuesday, the 23rd, although reports are RFL is over and done with as of last week's airing.
The Tuesday episode of The Voice is going back to two hours, at least on the 30th.

I never got invested in Tuesdays' Golden Boy, so I'm happy to have one less conflict on Fridays. Even though Touch is about done for the year, there is still Shark Tank vs Vegas, with the reality show having the edge
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Post by: doodler on April 22, 2013, 08:37:21 PM
The Voice is creating havoc with my desire to see The Following.
I had every intention of switching to the Jim and Kevin show at 9, but the best vocal competition on earth kept from doing it.
Tonight's Following is repeated this weekend, but next Monday's finale is it. Period. No rerun scheduled.
Luckily, next Monday's Voice is the first of the knock out rounds and I an miss that.
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Post by: doodler on April 22, 2013, 08:39:35 PM
WHAT'S WITH...

#1) AGT? Why is it necessary to replace Sharon (period) with TWO judges?

#2) NBC's touting all it's programs as "LIVE!" They aren't live. They're taped. Isn't that false advertising?
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Post by: suelyblu on April 23, 2013, 05:43:32 PM
I was completely captivated and engrossed in the murder drama "Broadchurch"   (UK). One minute I thought I had "got it"...the next minute I changed my mind.I was like this for all eight episodes. BUT.....the thing that reeeeeally pissed me off about this fabulously acted drama was..... in the very last episode....when most of us was still all at sea as to "who dunnit !" .....the murderer was revealed within the first 20 minutes to half an hour of the episode  >:(  The rest of the episode was ...to me....just killing time ! It was almost as if the writer had thought "I've had enough of this now ...lets finish it".  >:(
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 24, 2013, 08:56:59 PM
Well! That was pretty nice. Early in this evening's episode of Arrow we got to see Ollie wearing only a towel. And a pretty low-slung towel at that!  ;D

And Diggle in a tank top isn't too hard on the eyes, either.  ::)

And I still think Tommy is cute--and I swear I saw him in a commercial for ... something ... just a few days ago.  ???
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Post by: oilgun on April 24, 2013, 08:57:41 PM
Why has there been so many gruesome dramas on TV in the last few years.  I just watched Hannibal with that victim strung up like an angel with wings made from the skin of his back.  There was even a shot from the back showing the exposed sinew, muscle and spine.  I like the show, but is it really necessary for them to be so graphic?  I did like the scene where Hannibal leans over and smells the Hugh Dancy character, though! Yum!
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Post by: oilgun on April 24, 2013, 10:00:47 PM
OMG, my side hurts from laughing!

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You have to watch an apparently drunk Diane Keaton on Ellen, it's priceless. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4y04zQaUFQ&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 25, 2013, 12:44:03 PM
As far as I know, tonight should be an ordinary Thursday, with Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, and Elementary.  :)
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Post by: suelyblu on April 25, 2013, 04:49:08 PM
                                                                          ^^^^

An I always thought Diane Keaton was a bit of a stuffed shirt !!! This is brilliant . I hope just a little bit of this laughing character is still left with her when she is sober !

Thanks for sharing.



ps. Reese Witherspoon next week ??  ::) ;D >:D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 26, 2013, 07:15:17 AM
Last night's episode of Elementary really intrigued me. I was sure I'd run across the name "Charles Augustus Milverton" somewhere before, and I was almost certain that it had to come from a "real" Holmes case--I didn't think any contemporary writer would come up with a name like that for a blackmailer living in New York City. It seems I was correct. Not only did the name come from a Holmes case, the whole plot was an adaptation of a Holmes story. It seems even Conan Doyle drew on actual criminal cases for his inspiration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventure_of_Charles_Augustus_Milverton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventure_of_Charles_Augustus_Milverton)

Note that the Wikipedia article even mentions the Elementary episode.  :)
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Post by: doodler on April 26, 2013, 10:36:37 AM
And since Thursdays had become my favorite tv night of the week... until The Voice came back big and strong on Mondays, followed by Revolution... I thoroughy enjoyed last night's two hours of White Collar and the yummy and deletable Scandal. (I hope this one doesn't go the way of Shonda Rhimes' last one and fall into ho-hum been-there-done-that-several-times like her last one did after the second or third season.)

Now, with the Grimm moving to the short lived Looking for Love's Tuesday night at 10 timeslot and The Voice expanding it's Tuesdays from one to two hours, that day of the week is looking pretty terrific too.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 26, 2013, 01:08:00 PM
And tonight is my "date" with Dixon and Jack Lamb.  >:D  ;)  :D
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Post by: doodler on April 26, 2013, 02:05:15 PM
And mine with Kieffer Sutherland.
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Post by: killersmom on April 26, 2013, 05:23:03 PM
And tonight is my "date" with Dixon and Jack Lamb.  >:D  ;)  :D

I am glad you reminded me. I am going to dinner with a friend so I will DVR it!
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Post by: moreta on April 28, 2013, 05:23:00 AM
And mine with Kieffer Sutherland.

Oh someone else who watches Touch.  People either love it or hate it for some reason.  I blew off a family wedding to go to a charity auction that was being emcee'd by Keifer and I have never regretted it.  He is fun and nice in person, and I always try to watch whatever he is in.  But I really like this show.
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Post by: doodler on April 28, 2013, 12:20:50 PM
Glad I'm not the only one. And I'm glad it is SO huge in other countries... means it will be around even if it gets cancelled in the US.
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Post by: bubba on April 28, 2013, 03:01:39 PM
OMG, my side hurts from laughing!

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You have to watch an apparently drunk Diane Keaton on Ellen, it's priceless. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4y04zQaUFQ&feature=player_embedded


I am dying here, just dying, and she looks incredible!!!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 28, 2013, 04:21:04 PM
And tonight is my "date" with Dixon and Jack Lamb.  >:D  ;)  :D

I am glad you reminded me. I am going to dinner with a friend so I will DVR it!

Linda, maybe you can answer me a question about Vegas (and perhaps by implication, if not directly, even about Blue Bloods):

Did the West Coast see an episode of Vegas on April 19? When the usual time slot rolled around back here on the 19th, the network--properly so, in my opinion--was covering events in Boston, so neither Vegas nor Blue Bloods was broadcast. I'm sure I missed an episode because I remember seeing previews the week before that showed Dixon getting thrown in jail (I presume for beating up Violet's producer for attacking Yvonne), and by this week "things" between Dixon and Yvonne have clearly advanced beyond where they were on the April 12 episode.

If the network broadcast those shows at another time, I missed the memo.  :(  ;)  ;D
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Post by: killersmom on April 28, 2013, 06:40:03 PM
Linda, maybe you can answer me a question about Vegas (and perhaps by implication, if not directly, even about Blue Bloods):

Did the West Coast see an episode of Vegas on April 19? When the usual time slot rolled around back here on the 19th, the network--properly so, in my opinion--was covering events in Boston, so neither Vegas nor Blue Bloods was broadcast. I'm sure I missed an episode because I remember seeing previews the week before that showed Dixon getting thrown in jail (I presume for beating up Violet's producer for attacking Yvonne), and by this week "things" between Dixon and Yvonne have clearly advanced beyond where they were on the April 12 episode.

If the network broadcast those shows at another time, I missed the memo.  :(  ;)  ;D

They did not show them here either, on the 19th. They broadcast them on the 20th (Saturday), and they were not on the schedule on DISH, so I just happened upon them by accident. And they were the episodes you are talking about.
Jeff, they do show full episodes on CBS.com, and believe it or not you have to deal with the same 3 or 4 commercials at every break, even on the internet.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 28, 2013, 08:32:21 PM
They did not show them here either, on the 19th. They broadcast them on the 20th (Saturday), and they were not on the schedule on DISH, so I just happened upon them by accident. And they were the episodes you are talking about.
Jeff, they do show full episodes on CBS.com, and believe it or not you have to deal with the same 3 or 4 commercials at every break, even on the internet.

Thanks, Sweetheart!  :-*

LOL about the commercials.  ;D Though, come to think about it, I guess I'm not really surprised.  :-\

I might give it a try, but I doubt my antique PC is up to it. It has a difficult enough time dealing with Youtube.  :-\  :D
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Post by: doodler on April 29, 2013, 03:55:36 PM
I think all the regular channels cancelled their regular programming that night, on the East Coast anyway. None my Friday night shows aired them during the week... they all appeared THIS Friday.

My son watches everything on the internet... doesn't even own a tv... and he doesn't get commercials. We used to discuss ones we really liked (or hated)... like the Pepsi one with the baby and the esurane Star Trek one and the "ready to bundle" Progressive one. Alas.


Tonight is The Following finale. It is being repeated in primetime this weekend, but I think I'm going to skip the last hour of The Voice so I can scream all week because the Kevin and Jim show left me with still more questions.
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Post by: doodler on April 29, 2013, 08:16:16 PM
The first hour of The Voice
all along I've been in agreement with just about every deision the judges have made.
Not tonight.
I would have chosen only one of the four winners between 8 and 9.


The Following finale
ummm
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Post by: doodler on May 01, 2013, 07:14:22 PM
Last night's Grimm seemed like just more of the same. Plus the not-so-bad bad-guy killed someone and they let him get away with it. Perhaps I've missed too much of it this year.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 04, 2013, 08:59:55 AM
Been meaning to mention that earlier this week I read on author Craig Johnson's web site that the second season of Longmire begins on A&E Monday, May 27 (which is Memorial Day). I made a note that the first season is out on DVD the next day, May 28.  :)
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Post by: doodler on May 04, 2013, 11:22:47 AM
One of my local PBS stations is "off the air due to lack of funding." Too bad that hasn't happened to Selfridge.


In case you missed it Monday night, the finale of The Following Is repeated tonight at 9.
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Post by: killersmom on May 04, 2013, 01:05:26 PM
I watched Vegas and Blue Bloods last night and wow were they good!!!

***spoilers so don't read if you haven't seen it***

Looks like it is going to be an all out war between Ralph and Vincent on one side and Porter Gainsley on the other.
I am finally glad to be seeing Ralph grow a couple and call on Vincent to avenge the death of his wife and to avenge the injuring of Katherine, whom I think he loves, but alas I feel his heart will be broken, as Katherine is interested in Agent Byrne.

I suspect Jack is going to get his heart broken big time by Mia. They just don't want the same things.

Porter Gainsley is definitely a force to be reckoned with. It seems he had many in his pockets, and seems to be the 'good old boy' mafia that is now at war with the Italian mafia.

I loved the toast at the end. It was interesting how Vincent turned to look at Ralph in the last scene as they were looking out over the lights of old Vegas.

***Once again spoilers***

Blue Bloods was a good one last night as well. Two hard losses for Jaime, first the woman and her baby and then his partner. Really did mot see that one coming.
More disagreements among the family regarding how things are done. I was glad to see the Police Department becoming a forcible presence in the housing project
at the end. But it is a continuation leading up to the final episode.

 
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Post by: killersmom on May 04, 2013, 01:06:02 PM
One of my local PBS stations is "off the air due to lack of funding." Too bad that hasn't happened to Selfridge.


In case you missed it Monday night, the finale of The Following Is repeated tonight at 9.

Sorry to hear about your PBS station, Sherry.
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Post by: Tony_ on May 04, 2013, 01:52:42 PM
 I had just about given up on The Mentalist, because of the Red John crap.  And saw that others here felt the same way; Linda, I think, for one. Now, Yahoo News says the season finale will start the final tracking.  And next season, twists and turns, and, they get him.  I guess it's worth a watch.
 But, then, back to what?  The writers will have to work harder !
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Post by: killersmom on May 04, 2013, 06:00:05 PM
I had just about given up on The Mentalist, because of the Red John crap.  And saw that others here felt the same way; Linda, I think, for one. Now, Yahoo News says the season finale will start the final tracking.  And next season, twists and turns, and, they get him.  I guess it's worth a watch.
 But, then, back to what?  The writers will have to work harder !

I agree Tony. I will watch it tomorrow night just to see how it plays out.
I have not been interested in the show mainly because of the Red John storyline, but somehow the dynamic among the cast just isn't there for me anymore either.
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Post by: oilgun on May 04, 2013, 07:27:16 PM
OMG, tonight there is a Bates Motel marathon until 3:00AM!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 04, 2013, 08:23:32 PM
I watched Vegas and Blue Bloods last night and wow were they good!!!

I thought they were both very good, too.

Quote
***spoilers so don't read if you haven't seen it***

Looks like it is going to be an all out war between Ralph and Vincent on one side and Porter Gainsley on the other.
I am finally glad to be seeing Ralph grow a couple and call on Vincent to avenge the death of his wife and to avenge the injuring of Katherine, whom I think he loves, but alas I feel his heart will be broken, as Katherine is interested in Agent Byrne.

Is she, really? She wouldn't go to Washington with him. Byrne came back to Vegas for her. I've had the feeling that Byrne wants her far more than she might want him. I've had the impression that Katherine is mainly interested in her career.

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suspect Jack is going to get his heart broken big time by Mia. They just don't want the same things.

Yes. I've said right from the start that the thing between those two wasn't going to end well. Even if she wasn't connected to the mob, I do not see her giving up the glamorous life of the casinos to become a ranch wife (think Alma washing diapers in the sink!  :D ).

It is really good to see Melinda Clarke (Lena) in a show. I think I might be straight for that woman!  :D
***Once again spoilers***

Quote
Blue Bloods was a good one last night as well. Two hard losses for Jaime, first the woman and her baby and then his partner. Really did mot see that one coming.
More disagreements among the family regarding how things are done. I was glad to see the Police Department becoming a forcible presence in the housing project
at the end. But it is a continuation leading up to the final episode.

I get the biggest kick out of seeing David Ramsey as Diggle on Arrow on Wednesdays and as the Mayor of NYC on Blue Bloods on Fridays.  :D  Too bad we can't see the Mayor with his shirt off, but he sure fills out his suit coats nice.  :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 04, 2013, 08:27:15 PM
Re: The Mentalist:

I agree Tony. I will watch it tomorrow night just to see how it plays out.

Me, too.

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I have not been interested in the show mainly because of the Red John storyline, but somehow the dynamic among the cast just isn't there for me anymore either.

I haven't even been watching. They lost me with the move to Sunday nights because during football season, you couldn't depend on the show starting at the time it was supposed to start. I have to get up for work Monday morning. I can't sit up till all hours to watch a police procedural just because some stupid football game ran later than scheduled.  >:(
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Post by: killersmom on May 04, 2013, 09:55:52 PM
Is she, really? She wouldn't go to Washington with him. Byrne came back to Vegas for her. I've had the feeling that Byrne wants her far more than she might want him. I've had the impression that Katherine is mainly interested in her career.


Call it woman's intuition.  ;)  When Katherine went to the hospital when Byrne got released, there were looks and body language from Katherine, and a slight smile. When Byrne said he was headed back to DC, her shoulders fell and then she stiffened up and became very professional again. Body language.

It is really good to see Melinda Clarke (Lena) in a show. I think I might be straight for that woman!  :D

I agree.

I get the biggest kick out of seeing David Ramsey as Diggle on Arrow on Wednesdays and as the Mayor of NYC on Blue Bloods on Fridays.  :D  Too bad we can't see the Mayor with his shirt off, but he sure fills out his suit coats nice.  :D

Me too.
At least we get to see him with his shirt off as Diggle.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on May 04, 2013, 11:30:13 PM
Why don't you like SELFRIDGE, Sherry?
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Post by: doodler on May 05, 2013, 11:28:12 AM
I don't know... maybe it's Piven... I barely made it through the first episode which seemed to drag on for half the night rather than just two hours and never went back. The whole premise seemed like such a ho-hum idea, an American opening a department store in London. Never was much of a shopper! I was hoping it would be a two week event and then done, but no... it just goes on and on and on. Why can't they make that many episodes of their good shows?! I find it so uninteresting, I've been watching Gary Busey on Celebrity Apprentice and then reruns of Leverage and Burn Notice after midnight.   :D
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Post by: killersmom on May 06, 2013, 12:06:54 AM
OK, that's it. I refuse to watch any more of the "Mentalist".
I'm done.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on May 06, 2013, 06:54:31 AM
As John Wayne asks Maureen O'Hara in McLINTOCK!, "Who put that burr under your saddle?"

How come?  I could just turn off the sound and watch Simon Baker.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 06, 2013, 07:34:03 AM
OK, that's it. I refuse to watch any more of the "Mentalist".
I'm done.

For me it might depend on when and what time it airs next season, and I might try to catch up on this season over the summer. We'll see.

It did in the end sound to me like they're setting up for a whole 'nother season of Red John.  :P  On the other hand, I realized last night that I'd missed Cho and Van Pelt, and even Rigsby and Lisbon. Funny that I love Simon Baker's hair  ;D but sometimes I find Patrick Jane so irritating that I could smack him. I actually sort-of want to know what happened with Cho's addiction to painkillers, and how Rigsby and Van Pelt came to be having sex with each other again--and what became of Rigsby's baby and the child's mother. I've found Lisbon a lot more likable the past couple of seasons than when the show first started. She seems less up-tight.

Funny, too, that it struck me last night how nobody ever has to ask, "Who is Red John?" Everybody just seems to know who this serial killer is. I mean, of course, that supporting characters always seem to have heard of him. Seems like nobody ever needs an explanation.  ???

As John Wayne asks Maureen O'Hara in McLINTOCK!, "Who put that burr under your saddle?"

Love that movie but was astonished the last time I saw it at how sexist it is.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 06, 2013, 10:06:29 AM

I've been watching The Mentalist all season long and enjoying it.
I haven't watched last night's episode yet.
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Post by: doodler on May 06, 2013, 12:07:17 PM
As John Wayne asks Maureen O'Hara in McLINTOCK!, "Who put that burr under your saddle?"


Love that movie but was astonished the last time I saw it at how sexist it is.


Duh, it was John Wayne.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 06, 2013, 12:51:23 PM
Duh, it was John Wayne.

No, kiddin'? Really?  ::)

The point is that I don't think even the Duke could get a movie made today where all a woman needs is a spanking in front of the whole town to make her come to her senses and submissively go home with her man--who is still free to come home from Denver with lipstick on his collar. The last time I saw the movie, I hadn't seen it since I was kid--back in the dark ages when a woman getting spanked in front of the whole town was still considered "funny."

At least I hope our society and our movies have made some progress in the last fifty years or so.
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Post by: doodler on May 06, 2013, 01:06:05 PM
There are any number of old movies that display that mentality. That is the way things were then, so it's not surprising. Movies and tv pretty much reflect what is going on during the time they are made.

I am NOT a John Wayne fan, but McClintock is one of my favorite John Wayne films... the fight in the mud is hilarious.
Hatari is another one.
And True Grit is on the list simply because I consider it Wayne's coming of age film... fill your hand you son of a bitch... finally, the guy says a cuss word!
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Post by: garyd on May 06, 2013, 03:32:51 PM
No, kiddin'? Really?  ::)

The point is that I don't think even the Duke could get a movie made today where all a woman needs is a spanking in front of the whole town to make her come to her senses and submissively go home with her man--who is still free to come home from Denver with lipstick on his collar. The last time I saw the movie, I hadn't seen it since I was kid--back in the dark ages when a woman getting spanked in front of the whole town was still considered "funny."

At least I hope our society and our movies have made some progress in the last fifty years or so.

Anyone seen "The Taming of the Shrew" or "Kiss Me Kate" lately?
Very successful revivals occur all the time.
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Post by: doodler on May 06, 2013, 07:28:14 PM
Will always gets a pass.
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Post by: garyd on May 06, 2013, 07:35:24 PM
Will always gets a pass.
Not from Edward de Vere.   ;)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 07, 2013, 06:58:52 AM
Anyone seen "The Taming of the Shrew" or "Kiss Me Kate" lately?
Very successful revivals occur all the time.

Women were legally the property of their fathers and then their husbands when The Taming of the Shrew was written, and Kiss Me Kate has great music--but consider when that musical was written.

Will always gets a pass.

Not from Edward de Vere.   ;)

 ;D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 07, 2013, 07:04:21 AM
This morning I was thinking that when I was watching Two Broke Girls last evening, I wish I'd counted how many times the word penis was uttered. I'm sure it hasn't been too many years ago that you couldn't even say penis on television.

It's also occurred to me that Chi Rodriguez's voiceover at the beginning of Golden Boy (In seven years, Walter Clark, Jr., will become the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City. This is his story.) is something of a parody of the voiceover at the beginning of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
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Post by: doodler on May 07, 2013, 11:14:48 AM
Not from Edward de Vere.   ;)

 ;D
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Post by: jack on May 07, 2013, 06:12:07 PM
Meanwhile, on a totally unrelated note, I've got a new young hunk to keep an eye out for  ;D : Alan Ritchson. He played a SEAL teammate of McGarret's on Monday's Hawaii Five-O. He was new to me, but my research shows he played Aquaman on Smallville (a series I did not watch), and before that he was a contestant on American Idol (I don't know what for, except that I read that he "stripped" for Paula Abdul), and an underwear model, on-line and for Abercrombie & Fitch. He certainly has the chin, the body, and the Aryan looks for an action-movie star.
he, of course, is an eyeful of muscle, but he, along with with fellow hunk and running buddy trevor donavan, is hilarious on twitter, and he proved he is capable of more than looking pretty.  he was an absolute riot in BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, which ran on one of the cable station for 3 full seasons.  if you like raunchy jock humor, in the vein of porky's you'll love this show.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1344204/
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Post by: jack on May 07, 2013, 06:32:49 PM

Love that movie but was astonished the last time I saw it at how sexist it is.
if you want sexist wrapped in an otherwise fun movie, see "the quiet man" with john wayne and maureen o'hara (at her loveliest, imho)

i'm pretty sure mcclintock was an attempt to capture that magic once again.
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Post by: doodler on May 07, 2013, 07:11:52 PM
The Voice Live!
all hits and no misses! Absolutely wonderful season. Even the performances by the judges... which I usually avoid... have been terrific. I wish there was some way to keep the old two from coming back and spoiling next season.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 07, 2013, 07:25:23 PM
I am NOT a John Wayne fan, but McClintock is one of my favorite John Wayne films... the fight in the mud is hilarious.

Agreed! That's a very funny sequence.
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Post by: doodler on May 08, 2013, 07:45:54 PM
And yet another week of the absolutely clueless L & O detectives sitting in the same room as the perpetrator without even an inkling between them. If they were real detectives and had so little in the way of natural intuition or awareness from their YEARS of experience, they'd be behind a desk. Or maybe working in Cleveland. Time for L & O to get some help in the writing department. Or maybe just a dash of imagination.



But, to be fair, last week's Nashville... which is one of my favorite new shows, the exact opposite of how I felt before the season started... had two and a half big "surprises," all three of which were totally predictable and expected. And I'm still loving it.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 09, 2013, 07:15:58 AM
Don't know who the actor was who played the murderer on C.S.I. last night, but he was smokin' hot.  :)

Whatever happened to running credits at the end of a show, and giving both the name of the character and the name of the actor who played him/her?  >:(
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Post by: doodler on May 09, 2013, 08:59:18 AM
The wife is the mole on Scandal. (She's the only one they haven't eliminated or killed off besides the Prez and the mistress.)
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Post by: garyd on May 09, 2013, 10:13:24 AM
Don't know who the actor was who played the murderer on C.S.I. last night, but he was smokin' hot.  :)

Whatever happened to running credits at the end of a show, and giving both the name of the character and the name of the actor who played him/her?  >:(

I didn't see it but I think the actor is Ian Bohen. (not saying he was the murderer but I know he was in last night's episode).
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 09, 2013, 12:25:12 PM
I didn't see it but I think the actor is Ian Bohen. (not saying he was the murderer but I know he was in last night's episode).

Thanks! That's him. I checked at IMDb. The C.S.I. episode is listed in his list of credits, and in the episode he looked just like he does in the first pic that showed up at IMDb (facial hair).  :)

Like I said. Smokin' hot. ...  8)
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Post by: bubba on May 09, 2013, 03:55:18 PM
They can't get enough of him! Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the 67th Annual Tony Awards for the fourth time



He hosted the Tony Awards so spectacularly in 2009, 2010 and 2012 that they're asking him back for a fourth time.

Neil Patrick Harris is officially set to host the 67th Annual Tony Awards in June 2013, it was announced on Wednesday.

The 39-year-old The How I Met Your Mother star's hosting prowess has long been applauded by many.

The legendary stage and screen actor said in a press release, 'I’m very excited to be back hosting the Tony Awards,'

'It’ll be more impressive than ever - if my math is correct, it will be 267 times bigger than last year,' he joked.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2322120/Neil-Patrick-Harris-return-host-67th-Annual-Tony-Awards-fourth-time.html#ixzz2SppKWAC5
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Post by: doodler on May 09, 2013, 09:22:08 PM
The wife is the mole on Scandal. (She's the only one they haven't eliminated or killed off besides the Prez and the mistress.)


SO!
It's not the wife.
It's not the mistress.
And even though the Prez was doing a good job of sabotage, he's not the mole either!

And that is what I get for ignoring and/or not sticking with my first instincts. The gut always knows, ESPECIALLY when it is overruled by the head!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 10, 2013, 07:23:14 AM
In re: Last night's Elementary:

Loved it! Capt. Greggson was discussing with Joan the danger to her of working with Sherlock. Her response was that his job was dangerous, too. When he replied, "I carry a gun," she calmly riposted, "And a penis."

 ;D

Whatever one may think of the concept of Elementary, I'm lovin' the way Lucy Liu carries off her part as Joan Watson. I love her calm, deadpan delivery.  :)

Two-week season finale next week. Question: Was Sherlock hallucinating, or was that really Irene Adler, alive?  8)  ???
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 10, 2013, 12:09:33 PM
Neil Patrick Harris is officially set to host the 67th Annual Tony Awards in June 2013, it was announced on Wednesday.

He always has done a great job--the Emmy's, too.  They announce this one month before
the show and the Oscars get hosts and announce them 4-5 months before!  Maybe they're
trying too hard!
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Post by: killersmom on May 10, 2013, 10:20:32 PM
After Vincent gets into Ralph's truck.

Vincent: "It smells like manure in here."

Ralph: "Funny, it didn't a minute ago."

;D ;D
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Post by: killersmom on May 10, 2013, 10:21:56 PM
They have modernized the opening of "Vegas".
It looks really good!!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 11, 2013, 10:30:17 AM
They have modernized the opening of "Vegas".
It looks really good!!

Yes. As far as I know it's been that way since the move to Friday. I don't even remember what it was earlier in the season!  :D

Any word as to whether it's been renewed or cancelled?

Spoilers:

I thought last night's episode made for a good season finale, though perhaps less so for a series finale (if it has to be that).

On the one hand, Porter Gainsley has been hauled off by the FBI. Ralph has his badge back as sheriff. Savino would seem to have a clear path to pursue his plans to develop Las Vegas. Dixon and Yvonne are making cute (lucky Yvonne  >:D).

On the other hand, Katherine is still unconscious in the hospital, and poor Jack is heartbroken, though his romance with Mia has ended the way it needed to end.

If the series is renewed, I hope we will continue to see Lena for at least a while. I love Melinda Clarke.  :)
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Post by: doodler on May 11, 2013, 11:34:49 AM
Vegas, Golden Boy and CSI NY cancelled.
Hannibal is on the "to be announced list."
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Post by: Castro on May 11, 2013, 01:49:23 PM
Ave atque vale, Southland!

 I'd already quit looking for other dramas that didn't  seem formulaic.  One thing you gotta say for the true-crime stories on cable is that the characters change from week to week (well, within limits; maybe you could say that see one serial killer or murderous wife and you've seen them all).

PBS documentaries, dog whisperers, evening local news and Jon Stewart: just those and there's more time for reading, I guess...

But damn!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 11, 2013, 02:57:04 PM
Vegas, Golden Boy and CSI NY cancelled.

Ah, well, they were all good rides.
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Post by: bentgyro on May 11, 2013, 04:42:32 PM
dang!  I'm going to miss Vegas. :(
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Post by: doodler on May 11, 2013, 05:05:00 PM
I thought going in that Vegas was going to be THE show of the season. Randy's little brother let me down. There were some episodes that seemed to be headed in the right direction, but it never lived up to the promise that is Dennis Quaid. It's almost like he felt tv was beneath him and he didn't really have to deliver.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 11, 2013, 08:56:50 PM
I thought going in that Vegas was going to be THE show of the season. Randy's little brother let me down. There were some episodes that seemed to be headed in the right direction, but it never lived up to the promise that is Dennis Quaid. It's almost like he felt tv was beneath him and he didn't really have to deliver.

Michael Chiklis stole the show out from under Dennis Quaid. He was a much more compelling screen presence throughout the whole series. In their scenes together, Savino wiped the floor with Sheriff Ralph.

In any case it's all a moot point now. Other single-season shows have been released on DVD, so maybe Vegas will be, too, eventually.
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Post by: jack on May 12, 2013, 03:55:36 AM
Thanks! That's him. I checked at IMDb. The C.S.I. episode is listed in his list of credits, and in the episode he looked just like he does in the first pic that showed up at IMDb (facial hair).  :)

Like I said. Smokin' hot. ...  8)
the aforementioned bohen is also a member of the insanely genetically gifted teen wolf cast.  season three of which is about to start.  seasons one and two are streaming on hulu and i think netflix if you want to catch up.  breeze through season one, its decent enough, but they really started getting their feet under themselves in season two.  they did lose colton hayes to arrow, another gifted cast, but they have made up for the loss with identical twin hunks.
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Post by: jack on May 12, 2013, 04:09:47 AM
so sad to see southland end.  that was the first scripted drama i have really cared about in ages, and the only one currently in play.  i can't imagine anything new having that impact on me or thousands of other fans.
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Post by: moreta on May 12, 2013, 08:23:47 AM
if you want sexist wrapped in an otherwise fun movie, see "the quiet man" with john wayne and maureen o'hara (at her loveliest, imho)

So did Steven Spielberg, who used a clip from it in ET. 

You have to view movies in their context. When it was filmed, the era that it represented.

I recently watched a movie that was so offensively racist, then I did a little research and found that it was a groundbreaking movie that spearheaded social change. 
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Post by: doodler on May 12, 2013, 09:26:09 AM
Michael Chiklis stole the show out from under Dennis Quaid. He was a much more compelling screen presence throughout the whole series. In their scenes together, Savino wiped the floor with Sheriff Ralph.

In any case it's all a moot point now. Other single-season shows have been released on DVD, so maybe Vegas will be, too, eventually.


Michael Chiklis was the second reason I was looking forward to Vegas before it started. HE did not disappoint. It would have been a good show if he AND Quaid had been in it, but there are few... if any... actors who can carry a series alone.

Why on earth would someone who had already seen the original 12-15 episodes want them on dvd? The story isn't going to change. And aren't they available on netflix or hulu or one of those on line sites?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 12, 2013, 02:21:14 PM
Why on earth would someone who had already seen the original 12-15 episodes want them on dvd? The story isn't going to change. And aren't they available on netflix or hulu or one of those on line sites?

Don't you think that's kind of a silly question? People want them because they want them. Not everybody wants to watch something rented or "streaming" or whatever. I'd much rather sit comfortably on the sofa and watch something on my TV screen via my DVD player than sit and watch it on my PC screen. It's great that that option is available for those who want it, but not everybody does.

The DVD catalogs are full of TV series on disc, including quite a few current ones (just as an example, you can get N.C.I.S. from its debut in 2003 all the way up to the end of the 2011-12 season). You might as well ask why anyone would want a library of movies on DVD (those stories don't change, either  ;) ), but lots of people do.
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Post by: doodler on May 12, 2013, 02:21:39 PM
It's official
Seth Meyers is replacing Jimmy Fallon who is replacing Jay Leno who is replacing someone on CNN.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 12, 2013, 02:28:34 PM
they did lose colton hayes to arrow, another gifted cast, but they have made up for the loss with identical twin hunks.

Someone else to look up, I guess. I don't know who he is. The modern way of crediting actors on TV shows is no help.

Incidentally, I would swear I've been seeing Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn on Arrow) in a commercial for Optix contact lenses (as a patient embarrassed to tell his eye doctor that he "didn't mean to sleep in his contact lenses"). I swear it's him. I would guess the commercial was made before Arrow took flight. But I rarely mistake a handsome face.

Donnell told TV Guide that he's glad he doesn't have to take his shirt off like Stephen Amell because he's "not an unhairy guy." I say it's a pity Tommy doesn't have to take his shirt off.  :D
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Post by: killersmom on May 12, 2013, 02:39:51 PM
Someone else to look up, I guess. I don't know who he is. The modern way of crediting actors on TV shows is no help.

Incidentally, I would swear I've been seeing Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn on Arrow) in a commercial for Optix contact lenses (as a patient embarrassed to tell his eye doctor that he "didn't mean to sleep in his contact lenses"). I swear it's him. I would guess the commercial was made before Arrow took flight. But I rarely mistake a handsome face.

Donnell told TV Guide that he's glad he doesn't have to take his shirt off like Stephen Amell because he's "not an unhairy guy." I say it's a pity Tommy doesn't have to take his shirt off.  :D

It is him, Jeff.

http://ispot.tv/a/7VgN

I too would like Colin Donnell to take his shirt off! ::)
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Post by: doodler on May 12, 2013, 03:06:19 PM
Don't you think that's kind of a silly question? People want them because they want them. Not everybody wants to watch something rented or "streaming" or whatever. I'd much rather sit comfortably on the sofa and watch something on my TV screen via my DVD player than sit and watch it on my PC screen. It's great that that option is available for those who want it, but not everybody does.

The DVD catalogs are full of TV series on disc, including quite a few current ones (just as an example, you can get N.C.I.S. from its debut in 2003 all the way up to the end of the 2011-12 season). You might as well ask why anyone would want a library of movies on DVD (those stories don't change, either  ;) ), but lots of people do.

Obviously if I thought it was a silly question, I wouldn't have asked it.
I know the dvd catalogs are full of tv shows. I just don't know why anyone would want to buy them. I have hundreds of vhs tapes and movie dvds gathering dust around here. I haven't watch one in years and haven't bought any in twice that. And don't know anybody who watches movies OR tv shows on dvds.
But some people still listen to 8 tracks.
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Post by: doodler on May 12, 2013, 03:24:48 PM
NBC cancels everything

http://news.yahoo.com/nbc-cancels-everything-220835937.html;_ylt=AoTdgJBVI1NAN83ZgqtVkDrzWed_;_ylu=X3oDMTVxODZuOGY1BGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDQXJ0aWNsZSBNaXhlZCBMaXN0IE5ld3MgZm9yIFlvdSB3aXRoIE1vcmUgTGluawRwa2cDNTRjODNjNGEtZWMxMS0zZTQ0LWFiZTEtOGNkOGZhOTYyNDQzBHBvcwM2BHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyAzVlZDFkMWIwLWI5YmUtMTFlMi1hZTlkLTVmMmY3ZDA5OWFjOA--;_ylg=X3oDMTN0ZXN0dmNoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDYTVjZTdmMDYtYTliNy0zMTkyLTkyZDAtYmU1ZGM3MDk3YjUyBHBzdGNhdAN1LXMEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdlBHRlc3QDVGVzdF9GbG9hdGluZ01vZHVsZXNfQ2FsaWJyYXRpb25z;_ylv=3




Network axes fall hard on gay characters

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/network-axes-fall-hard-gay-characters-050000725.html;_ylt=AmdnAiT7Vcml2_KB1BxTVxIApNEF;_ylu=X3oDMTRrN2d0NnV2BGNjb2RlA3ZzaGFyZWFnMnVwcmVzdARtaXQDUnRSbCBOZXdzIEZvciBZb3UEcGtnAzMxOTM1ODYyLTZlNGMtMzdkOS04YTBiLTYyYTMxOTIzYmJjYQRwb3MDMQRzZWMDbmV3c19mb3JfeW91BHZlcgMyMDQwYzU1MS1iYTcyLTExZTItYmJjYi0xY2NjMDg4Yjk2ZTg-;_ylg=X3oDMTNja2p1OXVlBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDY2JiM2Y2NjMtNTg1Yy0zZWJlLTg2Y2ItYWU3YjYwN2Y4YTgwBHBzdGNhdANuZXdzBHB0A3N0b3J5cGFnZQR0ZXN0A0h5YnJpZF9BRkNfVGVzdA--;_ylv=3
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Post by: bubba on May 12, 2013, 04:09:51 PM
The New Normal was cancelled because it was terrible, I watched a few episodes and that was all I could handle.

As the article says Glee and Modern Family (with gay characters) are continuing to do well in the ratings and bring in the viewers!

Can't wait to see Sean Hay's new show!

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Post by: killersmom on May 12, 2013, 06:10:19 PM
NBC cancels everything

http://news.yahoo.com/nbc-cancels-everything-220835937.html;_ylt=AoTdgJBVI1NAN83ZgqtVkDrzWed_;_ylu=X3oDMTVxODZuOGY1BGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDQXJ0aWNsZSBNaXhlZCBMaXN0IE5ld3MgZm9yIFlvdSB3aXRoIE1vcmUgTGluawRwa2cDNTRjODNjNGEtZWMxMS0zZTQ0LWFiZTEtOGNkOGZhOTYyNDQzBHBvcwM2BHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyAzVlZDFkMWIwLWI5YmUtMTFlMi1hZTlkLTVmMmY3ZDA5OWFjOA--;_ylg=X3oDMTN0ZXN0dmNoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDYTVjZTdmMDYtYTliNy0zMTkyLTkyZDAtYmU1ZGM3MDk3YjUyBHBzdGNhdAN1LXMEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdlBHRlc3QDVGVzdF9GbG9hdGluZ01vZHVsZXNfQ2FsaWJyYXRpb25z;_ylv=3




Network axes fall hard on gay characters

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/network-axes-fall-hard-gay-characters-050000725.html;_ylt=AmdnAiT7Vcml2_KB1BxTVxIApNEF;_ylu=X3oDMTRrN2d0NnV2BGNjb2RlA3ZzaGFyZWFnMnVwcmVzdARtaXQDUnRSbCBOZXdzIEZvciBZb3UEcGtnAzMxOTM1ODYyLTZlNGMtMzdkOS04YTBiLTYyYTMxOTIzYmJjYQRwb3MDMQRzZWMDbmV3c19mb3JfeW91BHZlcgMyMDQwYzU1MS1iYTcyLTExZTItYmJjYi0xY2NjMDg4Yjk2ZTg-;_ylg=X3oDMTNja2p1OXVlBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDY2JiM2Y2NjMtNTg1Yy0zZWJlLTg2Y2ItYWU3YjYwN2Y4YTgwBHBzdGNhdANuZXdzBHB0A3N0b3J5cGFnZQR0ZXN0A0h5YnJpZF9BRkNfVGVzdA--;_ylv=3

Strange that the first article says "The New Normal" survived and that the second article says it was cancelled. They were both published on Friday.
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Post by: doodler on May 12, 2013, 06:17:28 PM
Yeah, there were two lists out on Friday. The first was cancelled and "to be announced as cancelled." And when they were announced, some weren't cancelled.
Nashville was on the cancelled list but was announced as getting a second season
Hannabal was on the cancelled list too, but I haven't seen it mentioned since.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on May 12, 2013, 07:18:44 PM
The only three current shows I like were all renewed:  THE MIDDLE, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and MODERN FAMILY.

Lots of dreck was justifiably cancelled.
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Post by: killersmom on May 12, 2013, 07:21:29 PM
^^^^ None for me.
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Post by: doodler on May 12, 2013, 09:30:46 PM
After a rough winter season that saw the network lose much of its fall momentum, it has opted to move several returning dramas around, placing them on new nights and times. Additionally, the network has retreated from the comedy expansion it attempted this year, choosing to keep Thursday its only comedy night.

"Parks and Recreation," NBC's only returning comedy scheduled for the fall, will kick off Thursdays at 8 p.m., followed by Mike O'Malley's "Welcome to the Family," Sean Hayes in "Sean Saves the World" and the new "Michael J. Fox Show." "Parenthood" moves to the prestige 10 p.m. slot to close out the night, giving the Bravermans a real chance to shine this season.

NBC is showing great faith in "Revolution," taking it out of the plum post-"Voice" slot on Mondays and using it to kick off Wednesdays at 8 p.m. "Law & Order: SVU" will stay put at 9 p.m., and the new series "Ironside," starring Blair Underwood, will bow at 10 p.m.

With its Wednesday time slot stolen, "Chicago Fire" moves to Tuesdays at 10 p.m., where it will follow "The Voice" at 9 p.m. "The Biggest Loser" will kick off that night.

New drama "The Blacklist," starring James Spader, has been gifted the ideal Monday post-"Voice" slot at 10 p.m., proving the network has its hopes set high for this one.

Fridays stay relatively the same, with "Dateline" and "Grimm" at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively. New drama "Dracula," a carry-over from last year's upfront starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, will air at 10 p.m.

The network has a lot on tap for midseason, planning to launch two new comedies and three new dramas come spring. "Community," though renewed, remains unscheduled, while the fates of "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Hannibal" will be decided in the next few weeks.



Not good news for me... Revolution is one of my shows and it is now scheduled at 8 on Wednesdays... same time as Survivor.
Revolution is NOT an 8 o'clock show... but maybe 8 o'clock is no longer kiddie time?

Grimm is moing back to Fridays... not a serious tv night.

And, as usual, Saturday is a throw away.
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Post by: jack on May 13, 2013, 12:47:52 AM
for me, and i seem to be mostly alone in this, the new normal couple felt real, if of a rarified privileged class, and the modern family gay couple seems like a new version of amos and andy.  i find them intolerable as a couple.

i must have missed a letter typing, the actor is colton hayNes.  he is either, cleft, dimpled or muscled everywhere on his body, almost all of which was seen in one particularly dramatic scene in the last episode of season 2, right before he announced he was leaving the show, quite surprising everyone.  a little tacky, but he clearly had a drooling following he bet he could take with him, and he was right.

he is the bad boy youth who has become obsessed with finding and working with "the hood" in the new series, and coincidentally, oliver's little sister's cause de jour.

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aceshowbiz.com%2Fimages%2Fwennpic%2Fcolton-haynes-2011-teen-choice-awards-01.jpg&hash=45bc7e622d7163fe14fbaa9144643d95)

he is a youthful equivalent to stephen amell in physical hotness, although i don't think he personally has the combat or mobility skills amell brings to the character.
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Post by: jack on May 13, 2013, 12:58:14 AM
believe it or not, this gif file came directly from a teenwolf scene.  any wonder it has a lot of gay and teen girl fans?

NSFW (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Buks2qy3Z_Y/UX8BNrmQNLI/AAAAAAAAMEw/3L_tvPKVWJA/s640/tumblr_m89emb313h1r4g0g7o1_500.gif)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 07:29:37 AM
It is him [Colin Donnell], Jeff.

http://ispot.tv/a/7VgN

I too would like Colin Donnell to take his shirt off! ::)

That's too funny!

Tell you what, the first time I saw the Air Optix commercial, I said to myself, "Hmm. That guy looks familiar."

The second time, I said to myself, "Wait a minute. Is that Tommy Merlyn?"

The third time, I said to myself, "That's got to be him!"  :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 07:39:29 AM
Obviously if I thought it was a silly question, I wouldn't have asked it.
I know the dvd catalogs are full of tv shows. I just don't know why anyone would want to buy them. I have hundreds of vhs tapes and movie dvds gathering dust around here. I haven't watch one in years and haven't bought any in twice that. And don't know anybody who watches movies OR tv shows on dvds.
But some people still listen to 8 tracks.

Well, clearly people--lots of people--are still buying movies and TV shows on DVDs, or they wouldn't be offered for sale. The market for "nostalgia" movies and programs seems to be quite huge.

I'm sorry for you that you find this so incomprehensible.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 07:46:08 AM
he is the bad boy youth who has become obsessed with finding and working with "the hood" in the new series, and coincidentally, oliver's little sister's cause de jour.

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aceshowbiz.com%2Fimages%2Fwennpic%2Fcolton-haynes-2011-teen-choice-awards-01.jpg&hash=45bc7e622d7163fe14fbaa9144643d95)

he is a youthful equivalent to stephen amell in physical hotness, although i don't think he personally has the combat or mobility skills amell brings to the character.

Thanks, Jack. I hadn't gotten around yet to trying to Google him, but as soon as I saw the above photo, I recognized him.
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Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 10:32:10 AM
Well, clearly people--lots of people--are still buying movies and TV shows on DVDs, or they wouldn't be offered for sale. The market for "nostalgia" movies and programs seems to be quite huge.

I'm sorry for you that you find this so incomprehensible.


Imagine that... not everybody understands everything about everybody. Guess that explains cigarettes and gun sales. Both of which probably outsell dvds.
I'm sorry so many people are so unhappy with the now they have to live in the past.
The way things are going, the can-can should be all the rage next year. And not just on dvds.
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Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 10:43:40 AM
for me, and i seem to be mostly alone in this, the new normal couple felt real, if of a rarified privileged class, and the modern family gay couple seems like a new version of amos and andy.  i find them intolerable as a couple.



I rather agree with this, Jack. The guys on NN seem to have some kind of real rapport while the couple on MF always seems to be closely following  a rather juvenile script. NN always seems to have some point to the situations/issues on the show. MF has a formula which the writers guarantee will get at least one laugh per episode. As for "privileged," one of the NN couple is a doctor and the other a producer/director... I don't pal around with anyone in either profession, but I'm sure they are more affluent than I am.  :)
I don't watch either program on a regular basis, but given a choice between the two and the international curling finals, I'd go with the New Normal, then curling, then a root canal.
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Post by: morrobay on May 13, 2013, 10:48:30 AM
oh my god, I just watched all 5 seasons of the Andy Griffith show on Netflix and Amazon, and I have Dick van Dyke cued up on my Roku and watch an episode or 2 every week...

The cable people called with a "special deal" so I'm getting 70 channels this week, as opposed to my regular 6, but I'd still rather watch good old stuff than crappy  new stuff, which is my opinion of most of tv, though I realized it's not everyone's opinion...

and watched several epis of Cheers a few weeks back, still funny...
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Post by: morrobay on May 13, 2013, 10:51:30 AM
for me, and i seem to be mostly alone in this, the new normal couple felt real, if of a rarified privileged class, and the modern family gay couple seems like a new version of amos and andy.  i find them intolerable as a couple.


Also agree with this.  And I know it's a comedy and they have to write them arguing and disagreeing, but they just don't seem to like each other at all.  I think they should get divorced...

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 13, 2013, 11:20:02 AM

I'll put my two cents in since evryone else has.  I find the couple on The New Normal to
be anything BUT real. And nothing the Ellen Barkin character said sounded real. The gay
couple on Modern Family may be exaggrated, but so are the other two families portrayed
if you look at it. And why, exactly, does everything have to "appear real"? I didn't think Tony
Nelson really had a "Jeannie" in a bottle or that Darrin married someone with supernatural
powers.

And from what I gather, none of you who are making these comments are regular watchers
of Modern Family.

and the modern family gay couple seems like a new version of amos and andy.

What, exactly, are you saying here, because you're dissing BOTH of these shows in that statement.
So I won't argue the point until I'm sure of what you're talking about.

i find them intolerable as a couple.

Again, if you're going to make harumphhh statements like this I'd like to know exactly
what you find intolerable about them.  I know they aren't as attractive as the NN couple
or Colton Haynes, but what else?
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 13, 2013, 11:25:41 AM
I just watched all 5 seasons of the Andy Griffith show on Netflix and Amazon

Are you saying those two places only have 5 seasons available, cause the show was on for 8 seasons.
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Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 11:32:49 AM
Lyle, perhaps instead of everybody having to explain in the minutest detail why they dislike something, you could explain why you like it.
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Post by: morrobay on May 13, 2013, 11:35:41 AM
Are you saying those two places only have 5 seasons available, cause the show was on for 8 seasons.


No, i don't like the later seasons, so stopped at 5
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 13, 2013, 11:41:15 AM
Imagine that... not everybody understands everything about everybody. Guess that explains
cigarettes and gun sales. Both of which probably outsell dvds. I'm sorry so many people are so
unhappy with the now they have to live in the past. The way things are going, the can-can
should be all the rage next year. And not just on dvds.

Now you're just being silly.  You said you didn't understand why people would want to buy tv shows
on dvd and now you attribute it to because they have to live in the past?

Jeff gave some pretty good reasons why there are those who like to buy tv shows on DVD.  I'll give
a few others.  If you like a show, there are usually extras attached that enhance your enjoyment of
them.  There are frequent episode commentaries from writers, directors, actors and such. (The MAD
MEN dvd's have commentary on EVERY episode and sometimes duplicate commentaries.) Sometimes
they have short films about the impact of a show or how they did the effects or on location things.

If it's an older series they are frequently remastered with visuals and sound unattainable when they
were first made and look and sound better than ever. Especially on blu-ray. Many people like to
watch the dvd's because they don't have commercials and clutter along the bottom of the screens
and you can even see the credits. And there are those who have never seen the shows and have a
chance to do so, too.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 11:46:10 AM
oh my god, I just watched all 5 seasons of the Andy Griffith show on Netflix and Amazon, and I have Dick van Dyke cued up on my Roku and watch an episode or 2 every week...

The cable people called with a "special deal" so I'm getting 70 channels this week, as opposed to my regular 6, but I'd still rather watch good old stuff than crappy  new stuff, which is my opinion of most of tv, though I realized it's not everyone's opinion...

and watched several epis of Cheers a few weeks back, still funny...


Imagine that... not everybody understands everything about everybody. Guess that explains cigarettes and gun sales. Both of which probably outsell dvds.
I'm sorry so many people are so unhappy with the now they have to live in the past.
The way things are going, the can-can should be all the rage next year. And not just on dvds.

Well, then, you must feel awfully sorry for Morrobay, who has clearly been enjoying lots of classic TV lately.

But then I suppose you live in the best of all possible worlds right now.

Remind me not to get you that boxed set of I Love Lucy for Christmas. ...
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Post by: morrobay on May 13, 2013, 11:53:02 AM
Laughing on the outside - and the inside....and look like an idiot laughing so hard at work, at this old clip

Taxi - What does the yellow light mean


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HvmtbZzA40 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HvmtbZzA40)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 11:57:14 AM
Now you're just being silly.  You said you didn't understand why people would want to buy tv shows
on dvd and now you attribute it to because they have to live in the past?

That is rather a leap, isn't it?

Quote
Jeff gave some pretty good reasons why there are those who like to buy tv shows on DVD.  I'll give
a few others.  If you like a show, there are usually extras attached that enhance your enjoyment of
them.  There are frequent episode commentaries from writers, directors, actors and such. (The MAD
MEN dvd's have commentary on EVERY episode and sometimes duplicate commentaries.) Sometimes
they have short films about the impact of a show or how they did the effects or on location things.

If it's an older series they are frequently remastered with visuals and sound unattainable when they
were first made and look and sound better than ever. Especially on blu-ray. Many people like to
watch the dvd's because they don't have commercials and clutter along the bottom of the screens
and you can even see the credits. And there are those who have never seen the shows and have a
chance to do so, too.

Thank you, Lyle.  :)

I hadn't thought about "the extras," but now that you mention them, I agree. I bought the first season of Petticoat Junction in the collection authorized by Paul Henning's estate. Each episode is introduced by Henning's daughter, Linda Kaye Henning (who played Betty Jo Bradley for the run of the series). Her intros include lots of interesting information about the episodes, the regular cast, the guest stars--even people in bit parts--even the music. Not everyone is interested in that sort of thing, but I find it very enjoyable.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 13, 2013, 12:02:20 PM
Lyle, perhaps instead of everybody having to explain in the minutest detail why they dislike something,
you could explain why you like it.

ANY detail might be refreshing.

I ask because iwhen people only write "I hate this, it's awful" without any explanations of what they find
so awful or why they hate something, I wonder and then ask? Maybe people don't know why they don't
like something. That's fair. But there's a difference in saying I'm not interested in something and let it go
and saying something is awful just because you're not interested in. Just because I am not interested in
something doesn't mean it's awful.
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Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 12:03:28 PM
Now you're just being silly.  You said you didn't understand why people would want to buy tv shows
on dvd and now you attribute it to because they have to live in the past?

Jeff gave some pretty good reasons why there are those who like to buy tv shows on DVD.  I'll give
a few others.  If you like a show, there are usually extras attached that enhance your enjoyment of
them.  There are frequent episode commentaries from writers, directors, actors and such. (The MAD
MEN dvd's have commentary on EVERY episode and sometimes duplicate commentaries.) Sometimes
they have short films about the impact of a show or how they did the effects or on location things.

If it's an older series they are frequently remastered with visuals and sound unattainable when they
were first made and look and sound better than ever. Especially on blu-ray. Many people like to
watch the dvd's because they don't have commercials and clutter along the bottom of the screens
and you can even see the credits. And there are those who have never seen the shows and have a
chance to do so, too.


Now THAT's what I'm talking about. An explanation beyond the word nostalgia.
But once again, your thinking is so linear, you miss the connection.
I bet you always color within the lines.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 13, 2013, 12:09:14 PM
Now THAT's what I'm talking about. An explanation beyond the word nostalgia.

Your original post was about shows that were just on, like Vegas, hardly nostalgia.

But once again, your thinking is so linear, you miss the connection.
I bet you always color within the lines.

Then why don't you just enlighten me and tell me what you're getting at instead
of being obtuse?
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 12:15:00 PM
That is rather a leap, isn't it?

YOU are the one who used the word nostalgia...
nostalgia - Definition [no-stal-juh]
(n.) Sentimental yearning for the past



Well, then, you must feel awfully sorry for Morrobay, who has clearly been enjoying lots of classic TV lately.

But then I suppose you live in the best of all possible worlds right now.

Remind me not to get you that boxed set of I Love Lucy for Christmas. ...


Nancy isn't BUYING this stuff. She's watching on cable.
But, you're right, it is her money and if she wants to waste it on old tv programs rather than a new fur coat, that's her business.

My world isn't exactly what I'd consider the best right now.
Best would be some household help, like a cook (not necessarily a chef... actually, preferrably not a chef since I prefer plain cooking... not fond of sauces and gravies and marinades... a MEXICAN cook would be great. And before Lyle gets his panties in a wad, it wouldn't have to be a REAL Mexican, just someone who understands authentic Mexican fare) and someone to do my spring cleaning.

And thanks for thinking of me with the Lucy collection, but I was taught to never accept gifts from strangers.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 13, 2013, 12:41:56 PM
My world isn't exactly what I'd consider the best right now.

Will you accept a cyber-hug?

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Doodler)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 01:06:10 PM
Thanks, Lyle. That's the biggest cyberhug I've ever gotten.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 02:36:03 PM
YOU are the one who used the word nostalgia...
nostalgia - Definition [no-stal-juh]
(n.) Sentimental yearning for the past

Yes, I used it because it's my understanding that's what "the industry" is calling it. I could be wrong about industry usage, but I did put nostalgia quotation marks.

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Nancy isn't BUYING this stuff. She's watching on cable.
But, you're right, it is her money and if she wants to waste it on old tv programs rather than a new fur coat, that's her business.

My world isn't exactly what I'd consider the best right now.
Best would be some household help, like a cook (not necessarily a chef... actually, preferrably not a chef since I prefer plain cooking... not fond of sauces and gravies and marinades... a MEXICAN cook would be great. And before Lyle gets his panties in a wad, it wouldn't have to be a REAL Mexican, just someone who understands authentic Mexican fare) and someone to do my spring cleaning.

Yes. But she's still paying for the privilege, as I understand it. And since your life is admittedly not "the best" right now, I don't see how you have any call to make snide comments about people "living in the past" just because they may enjoy "classic" TV shows.

Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 02:38:28 PM
I ask because when people only write "I hate this, it's awful" without any explanations of what they find
so awful or why they hate something, I wonder and then ask? Maybe people don't know why they don't
like something. That's fair. But there's a difference in saying I'm not interested in something and let it go
and saying something is awful just because you're not interested in. Just because I am not interested in
something doesn't mean it's awful.

I agree with you, Lyle.
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Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 03:39:03 PM
Yes, I used it because it's my understanding that's what "the industry" is calling it. I could be wrong about industry usage, but I did put nostalgia quotation marks.

Yes. But she's still paying for the privilege, as I understand it. And since your life is admittedly not "the best" right now, I don't see how you have any call to make snide comments about people "living in the past" just because they may enjoy "classic" TV shows.



Nancy said she was getting it for free as a cable promo.


And, like Lyle, you missed what I said about my life not being the best right now... to make it the best, all I need is a mexican cook and a housekeeper. Which means it is probably pretty high on everyone's top ten list of what makes life good... like enjoying good health, having enough money, plenty of food to eat, adequate shelter, freedom to come and go as I please, being able to associate with the people I want (and not HAVING to with those I don't,) getting flowers and cards and dinner on Mama's Day from each of my kids, enjoying my living companions and having enough ammo.
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Post by: bubba on May 13, 2013, 04:07:48 PM


Is it wrong to want to see Sheldon and Hazel in a show together?



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Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: morrobay on May 13, 2013, 04:24:23 PM
Nancy said she was getting it for free as a cable promo.


And, like Lyle, you missed what I said about my life not being the best right now... to make it the best, all I need is a mexican cook and a housekeeper. Which means it is probably pretty high on everyone's top ten list of what makes life good... like enjoying good health, having enough money, plenty of food to eat, adequate shelter, freedom to come and go as I please, being able to associate with the people I want (and not HAVING to with those I don't,) getting flowers and cards and dinner on Mama's Day from each of my kids, enjoying my living companions and having enough ammo.

Sorry, didn't mean it to sound like I'm getting anything free...for $25 more a month than I'm paying right now, I get phone and additional 64 tv channels.  I pay Amazon $80 a year for Prime, which has tons of free video, Netflix is $8.99 a month...so I may drop Netflix, but only if the shows on basic cable are worth watching....and hearing about Honey BooBoo and some other crap that I wouldn't watch unless you paid me, I have my doubts...

The only old show I can't find anywhere, on DVD, for sale, for rent - nothing - is LA Law, which I LOVE.  They released season 1 in the UK, but nothing here.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: morrobay on May 13, 2013, 04:24:42 PM
Will you accept a cyber-hug?

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Awwwwww
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 04:27:25 PM

Is it wrong to want to see Sheldon and Hazel in a show together?



 ;D
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 04:41:03 PM
Sorry, didn't mean it to sound like I'm getting anything free...for $25 more a month than I'm paying right now, I get phone and additional 64 tv channels.  I pay Amazon $80 a year for Prime, which has tons of free video, Netflix is $8.99 a month...so I may drop Netflix, but only if the shows on basic cable are worth watching....and hearing about Honey BooBoo and some other crap that I wouldn't watch unless you paid me, I have my doubts...

The only old show I can't find anywhere, on DVD, for sale, for rent - nothing - is LA Law, which I LOVE.  They released season 1 in the UK, but nothing here.

I stand corrected.
And I guess I'll stop bitching about paying MY cable company $29.99 a month for basic which is now down to 11 stations, including 2 shopping, 2 religious and 1 goernment access, all analog. "Basic" here does not include the hundred or so "extended basic" stations like Lifeline, TLC, ESPN, History, NatGeo, FoxNews, etc. so no Honey Boo-Boo. Since I'm on dial-up ($11.99 a month,) I'm never tempted to try computer-tv, but it sounds like in a few years even the regular tv stations (ABC, CBS, etc) may move  there. AND if I could get just phone for $25 more a month, I'd stop paying the $75 a month it cost me now!
 
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 05:04:25 PM
The only old show I can't find anywhere, on DVD, for sale, for rent - nothing - is LA Law, which I LOVE.  They released season 1 in the UK, but nothing here.

How odd! When you consider how many newer series are available. ...  ???
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Post by: morrobay on May 13, 2013, 05:12:55 PM
Must have something to do with money, or copyright....I look for it once in a while and have never been able to find it.

I can't imagine, 10 years from now, wanting to watch tv shows from this year, or last....although I'm sure Glee (or 2 1/2 Men, or Modern Family) is somebody's favorite  :D
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Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 05:20:26 PM
I can't imagine being able to afford all of Grey's Anatomy which will probably go on until 2037 by which time everybody will be doing their operating, in and out of surgery, from wheelchairs.

Is Ally McBeal available? Weren't they done by the same people? And Boston Legal?

Hey what about those great old Daddy Knows Best and The Gale Storm Show? Now THAT was tv!
Got an Ironside remake on the schedule for next year.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 05:23:33 PM
Must have something to do with money, or copyright.

Or both, depending on who holds the rights.

The funny thing is I was sure I'd seen it listed recently in one of the (many  ::) ) catalogs I get, but I checked and I was clearly mistaken. It was probably in my mind because Corbin Bernsen's mother, the soap-opera actress Jeanne Cooper, died recently.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 13, 2013, 05:30:51 PM
Hey what about those great old Daddy Knows Best and The Gale Storm Show? Now THAT was tv!

Oh, but surely you aren't interested in watching any nostalgic show like Father Knows Best or My Little Margie. ...

Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 05:34:13 PM
Absolutely not. I was just mentioning them to keep the conversation going. Your turn.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: bubba on May 13, 2013, 05:37:17 PM
I am serving wine and cheese down in the Classic TV thread!   ;D
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 05:39:26 PM
There is ONE I wouldn't mind seeing... Firefly if one of my 11 tv stations offerred it. But I think I read  somewhere that a show had to have 30 episodes to go into syndication (the old two seasons, now four) and Firefly had just one.

Another one... again just a single season (after alll, no sense spoiling the audience with quality)... East Side, West Side which starred George C Scott. (Not available on dvd.)
http://wittiebanter.blogspot.com/2011/03/from-moms-mixed-up-files-george-c-scott.html
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Post by: jack on May 13, 2013, 10:01:18 PM
lyle, i am comfortable that my meaning was clear, or as clear as i feel the need to make it regarding the new normal and modern family, so i am just letting your rather snippy response slide ride past me for the sake of good times shared.  others seem to have taken my meaning well enough.  i will say i wasn't attacking the taste of anyone watching either show, and imho, saying i don't like the way certain characters are written and acted  is explanation enough for me,
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 14, 2013, 07:23:19 AM
I am serving wine and cheese down in the Classic TV thread!   ;D

Are you suggesting we have a little cheese with our whine?  ;D
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 14, 2013, 07:32:40 AM
lyle, i am comfortable that my meaning was clear, or as clear as i feel the need to make it regarding the new normal and modern family, so i am just letting your rather snippy response slide ride past me for the sake of good times shared.  others seem to have taken my meaning well enough.  i will say i wasn't attacking the taste of anyone watching either show, and imho, saying i don't like the way certain characters are written and acted  is explanation enough for me,

Sometimes fictional characters just "rub us the wrong way"--just like some real people.  ::)

One reason--not the only reason, but one reason--I very quickly gave up on Glee was because I got tired of Jane Lynch's character very quickly. I believe her Sue as written and performed was an important factor in the show's success, but I just got tired of the over-the-top put-downs very quickly. Just my personal taste, I guess.

I also think a show shouldn't be dismissed--or dissed--as "awful" just because it isn't to one's personal taste. If something doesn't appeal to you, that's fine, and it should be fine, and that should be a sufficient explanation for not watching it--but I think it also isn't necessary to crap all over a show that others like just because you don't like it.
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Post by: bubba on May 14, 2013, 08:05:05 AM
I agree with you and yes eventually all TV characters get on my nerves at some point.   Okay maybe not Samantha (Bewitched) and original Darren!  :D


I watched Miami Vice faithfully for years, then one day started to watch on DVD and thought "OMG Sonny is self righteous".


On Modern Family, all the characters are over the top - all three family units, but honestly it is very funny.  And yes Sue on Glee is a great example, I mean really, she is nuts!  I mainly watched Glee for the singing, the kids were great.


I actually have gave up on Glee.   I have given up on a lot of shows.   Still hanging in there with Grey's, but l agree with my husband it is the same story lines over and over and over, he won't even watch, just bits here and there.


Can't get sick of Big Bang yet, I have to see Sheldon and Amy engage in coitis!   ;)

I watch re-runs of that show and still laugh my head off, watching ones I have seen a half dozen times.


I invite you all to the dance thread, you can tune in for a new season of SYTYCD, can't go wrong with that!! ;D
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Post by: doodler on May 14, 2013, 08:09:10 AM
Sometimes fictional characters just "rub us the wrong way"--just like some real people.  ::)

One reason--not the only reason, but one reason--I very quickly gave up on Glee was because I got tired of Jane Lynch's character very quickly. I believe her Sue as written and performed was an important factor in the show's success, but I just got tired of the over-the-top put-downs very quickly. Just my personal taste, I guess.

I also think a show shouldn't be dismissed--or dissed--as "awful" just because it isn't to one's personal taste. If something doesn't appeal to you, that's fine, and it should be fine, and that should be a sufficient explanation for not watching it--but I think it also isn't necessary to crap all over a show that others like just because you don't like it.


So it's okay to have good but not bad. White but not black. Hot but not cold. Love but not hate.
Let's not have any disagreement. No real opinions about anything.
Positivity rules. No losers, everybody's a winner.
And we all march into hell. Excuse me, we all march into limbo.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 14, 2013, 09:59:09 AM

So it's okay to have good but not bad. White but not black. Hot but not cold. Love but not hate.
Let's not have any disagreement. No real opinions about anything.
Positivity rules. No losers, everybody's a winner.
And we all march into hell. Excuse me, we all march into limbo.

No. We all just respect other people's views and opinions. That doesn't mean no disagreement, no real opinions. If you just don't like something, you just don't like it. But if you're going to call it crap, you ought to have a reason for thinking it's crap. Just because you don't like something doesn't make it crap.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 14, 2013, 10:04:48 AM
There is ONE I wouldn't mind seeing... Firefly if one of my 11 tv stations offerred it. But I think I read  somewhere that a show had to have 30 episodes to go into syndication (the old two seasons, now four) and Firefly had just one.

Firefly is available at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Firefly-Complete-Nathan-Fillion/dp/B0000AQS0F/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1368547289&sr=1-2&keywords=Firefly (http://www.amazon.com/Firefly-Complete-Nathan-Fillion/dp/B0000AQS0F/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1368547289&sr=1-2&keywords=Firefly)

Oh, wait. You don't watch TV shows on DVD. ...
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Post by: doodler on May 14, 2013, 11:39:19 AM
We're just going to have to disagree. I don't think I owe anybody any explanations and I don't think I am owed any. In the long run, no one cares why anyone else has a differing opinion. Wanting an explanation is just looking for an opportunity to prove the other person wrong.

I don't buy dvds, I don't rent them, I don't watch them.
And yes, for the last several years that has included Brokeback Mountain.


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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 14, 2013, 12:04:58 PM
We're just going to have to disagree. I don't think I owe anybody any explanations and I don't think I am owed any. In the long run, no one cares why anyone else has a differing opinion. Wanting an explanation is just looking for an opportunity to prove the other person wrong.

That may be quite true.

But calling something crap--saying something is "awful," or however you want to phrase it--just because you don't like it, especially when you know that someone else here does like it, is just looking for an argument.

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I don't buy dvds, I don't rent them, I don't watch them.

Silly me. How forgetful I am. I guess you'll just have to wait till some TV station in your area wises up and broadcasts Firefly.

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And yes, for the last several years that has included Brokeback Mountain.

Big deal. It's been several years since I last watched my DVD of it. But since I own it, it's there on the shelf if I ever take a fancy to watching it.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 14, 2013, 12:23:21 PM
We're just going to have to disagree. I don't think I owe anybody any explanations and I don't think I am owed any. In the long run, no one cares why anyone else has a differing opinion. Wanting an explanation is just looking for an opportunity to prove the other person wrong.

If no one cares why anyone has a different opinion then why spout one's own opinion in the first place?

Wanting to know why someone else thinks differently (or even the same) is called having an interest in someone
or wanting to understand another person's point of view. It seems that when someone else asks a question of
another person, the person being asked the question seems to feel it's some kind of an attack or something. There
are those who might want to find out why someone else thinks the way they do in an effort to understand where
they're coming from.  Isn't that what we'd like our politicians to do with their constituencies?

If people don't want to answer questions from others in this realm, they either feel it's some kind of an attack,
as I said, or don't really care what the other person has to offer.
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Post by: bubba on May 14, 2013, 12:43:31 PM
I think we had this same discussion over the AFI top 100 movies, not everyone will agree on films, and not everyone will agree on what is good TV watching.

I know people who don't watch TV or watch movies, or mess around on the internet, they get out and enjoy life!  Crazy!! :D


Having said that I do like to know what makes people tick!


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Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 14, 2013, 12:47:59 PM
lyle, i am comfortable that my meaning was clear, or as clear as i feel the need to make it regarding the new normal and modern family, so i am just letting your rather snippy response slide ride past me for the sake of good times shared.  others seem to have taken my meaning well enough.  i will say i wasn't attacking the taste of anyone watching either show, and imho, saying i don't like the way certain characters are written and acted  is explanation enough for me,

I happen to think comparing the gay couple on Modern Family akin to Amos n' Andy warranted some further
explanation/exploration.

Lyle, perhaps instead of everybody having to explain in the minutest detail why they dislike something,
you could explain why you like it.

I know why I like something. I'm trying to understand the opinions others are expressing, beyond
the "I hate it" mantras. Plus, no one has specifically asked me questions like those that I ask others.
If they did, I'd probably respond to them and not avoid them. I try to find out where someone is
coming from. It helps put things in context. It appears, though, most people want to give their
opinions online, but not have to explain or give context to them.
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Post by: doodler on May 14, 2013, 05:39:24 PM
That may be quite true.

But calling something crap--saying something is "awful," or however you want to phrase it--just because you don't like it, especially when you know that someone else here does like it, is just looking for an argument.



I don't think I've said something was crap... except an occassional post... but if I did, I probably meant I thought it was pretty awful. Shitty, in fact. Crap's not a word I use often. I usually say baloney.

And I haven't mentioned The Office in years.
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: bubba on May 14, 2013, 05:53:51 PM
I have been known to say "If it's not Scottish, it's crap"   :D
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Post by: doodler on May 14, 2013, 05:58:10 PM
I've never heard that before. Does it have some special meaning... I mean are we talking everything? Or just booze?
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Post by: bubba on May 14, 2013, 06:02:04 PM
No it means everything!!   I don't know about booze though, Scottish people don't really drink!   ::)
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Post by: doodler on May 14, 2013, 06:07:37 PM
If no one cares why anyone has a different opinion then why spout one's own opinion in the first place?


If we're talking specifically about the tv and movie threads, I think people post to see if anyone else has seen the same show and found it particularly entertaining or disturbing. Or maybe they want clarification on some scene. It's a birds of a feather kind of thing. That's why there are a number of threads dedicated to discussions of shows several people enjoy... like TAR, Survivor, dance competitions, even classic tv where they offer cheese and wine. Usually people who are not into those shows don't visit those threads. If they do and they voice some disparaging remark, they are usually called to task by [i[someone [/i] with the a comment like "if you don't like it...."
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Post by: morrobay on May 14, 2013, 06:15:30 PM
I'm having a fantastic time learning all about cable channels again...it's like falling love all over again (what's the emoticon for sarcasm again?).  I had it installed this morning and I'm already flipping back and forth between Seinfeld and NFL Live (WHICH I found out is on every night, thank you!).  And there's a Texas Rangers game on later. 

While flipping through I found (and passed on by) a thoroughly repulsive jailhouse interview with Jody Arias, the one who shot and stabbed her boyfriend, then slit his throat, and said she knew she did it but didn't remember.  Think I'll stick with sports...

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Post by: doodler on May 14, 2013, 06:24:26 PM
I think she said it was in self defense. You'd think twenty-seven stab wounds would make the shooting and slitting redundant.

You're not honing in on all the news channels, the better to surround yourself with knowledge?
Title: Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volume 2
Post by: morrobay on May 14, 2013, 06:33:00 PM
ONE of her lies was that it was self-defense, i think after she had been in jail for 2 years...there was a 20/20 or Dateline special on her last week, and I didn't know anything about her.

Yeah, all the news shows...like I said, think I'll stick w/sports...just think, Indy 500 (not a fan, but it's a milestone), Wimbledon, All-Star Game...training camp, pre-season games, SNF, MNF which I can watch this year - then it's Christmas!
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Post by: killersmom on May 14, 2013, 11:13:03 PM
WOW the "NCIS" episode tonight was something else.
Lots of shakeups. Will have to wait for the new season now. :P

I am sad to see "Golden Boy" end. No conclusion to the story line. One of the past minor character detectives at the beginning of the show is the same actor as the  really bad cop on "Person of Interest".
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Post by: jack on May 15, 2013, 12:52:03 AM
yay me, i managed to avoid anything but passing mentions of the arias business, seemed altogether slimy all the way around and i wanted no part of it.  same with that italian case with the american girl charged with murder or whatever.

i did follow the legislative debates on same sex marriage for both rhode island and minnesota, and, if i have these sorted correctly the popular vote for delaware.  something like that is at least a potential positive to dwell on.  now if illinois cooperates, the message is loud and clear to the scotus, lead, follow, or just get out of the way.
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Post by: doodler on May 15, 2013, 10:18:03 AM
ONE of her lies was that it was self-defense, i think after she had been in jail for 2 years...there was a 20/20 or Dateline special on her last week, and I didn't know anything about her.

Yeah, all the news shows...like I said, think I'll stick w/sports...just think, Indy 500 (not a fan, but it's a milestone), Wimbledon, All-Star Game...training camp, pre-season games, SNF, MNF which I can watch this year - then it's Christmas!

I needed your sarcastic smiley for that post.    ) :<

Don't forget all the PRE olympic stuff crap (since it isn't Scottish) that is already starting.
Unfortunately, the PBR is on summer break, although there was 4 hours of regular network coverage last weekend of their Last Man Standing which was REALLY rank!
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Post by: doodler on May 15, 2013, 10:32:52 AM
Linda, over the years a number of shows have been saved by fan intervention/protest. You might see if there is a Golden Boy group doing that


WOW the "NCIS" episode tonight was something else.
Lots of shakeups. Will have to wait for the new season now. :P



I missed too many NCIS episodes this year and am entirely out of the loop. But it DID remind me of a few seasons back when everyone went to bat to cover for Jethro's trip to Mexico and his killing of some bad guy down there. Cliffhanger at the very end... just can't see him shooting "that guy" in cold blood.



On Tuesdays, "Person of Interest" moves into the 10 p.m. slot after the "NCIS" block. It's the first time since the early 1980s ("The Dukes of Hazzard," "Dallas" and "Falcon Crest") that the three most-watched dramas on TV all air on one night.

and from another story

While CBS is busy touting its fancy new fall schedule at their upfront presentation in New York today, executives faced a few questions this morning from the press about two shows that didn't make the cut: "NCIS: Red" and "Beverly Hills Cop."

CBS President Nina Tassler stressed the importance of what the network actually picked up and reminded reporters that discussions about the future of other projects could continue after the upfronts, but the odds of either "Red" or "Cop" being in that mix are negligible at best.

In the case of "Red" -- which was introduced in a two-part arc on "NCIS: LA" -- it appears that the network simply wasn't impressed with what they saw. "Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't," Tassler said about spinoffs. "Protecting [the franchise] was really important." Which sounds like a roundabout way of saying "Red" simply wasn't up to the "NCIS" standard.


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Post by: doodler on May 15, 2013, 11:27:04 AM
Is there no way to SAVE The Voice?
Shikira and Usher made this season THE BEST ever.

Cee Lo Green Nears Deal to Join Christina Aguilera on Season 5 of 'The Voice,' Says NBC Exec

Sparkly outfits, busty tops and funky glasses will be back on "The Voice" for Season 5.

Cee Lo Green is in advanced negotiations to return to Season 5 of "The Voice" alongside Christina Aguilera, according to an NBC executive with knowledge of the situation.



more...
http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=46523.960;num_replies=970
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 15, 2013, 11:43:31 AM
WOW the "NCIS" episode tonight was something else.
Lots of shakeups. Will have to wait for the new season now. :P

I'm confused, and my eyes are bad. Who was that in Gibbs' sites? Looked to me like it was FBI Agent Fornell, but surely not?  ???

I think they ought to quit those bits with Mike Franks' ghost, or whatever they're supposed to be. I would think they could be very confusing to a viewer who does't watch every week. But then again I guess just about the whole world watches every week.  ;D

I'm confused about NCIS: LA, too. I thought that was the season ender, but then there was a commercial that seemed to show a new episode for next week?  ???

As you can see, I had a confusing evening last night!  ;D

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I am sad to see "Golden Boy" end. No conclusion to the story line.

Yes. And you know Agnes getting into that car with her father is a bad idea, a really bad idea. ...  I figure she's young enough, he's probably going to sell her to the guy he owes the money to.

Tell you what, I've been laughing to myself about Walter's family. Let's face it, all of them, including Agnes, are pretty darn ... ordinary looking. And then there's Walter, who's so astonishingly good looking!  ;D  He's like a swan in a henhouse in that family!  ;D

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One of the past minor character detectives at the beginning of the show is the same actor as the  really bad cop on "Person of Interest".

You mean Owen's partner who died on 9/11? That guy sure gets around. He's often been a nasty IA officer on Law & Order: SVU, too--or, at least he was before his gig on Person of Interest.

On Tuesdays, "Person of Interest" moves into the 10 p.m. slot after the "NCIS" block. It's the first time since the early 1980s ("The Dukes of Hazzard," "Dallas" and "Falcon Crest") that the three most-watched dramas on TV all air on one night.

The Dukes of Hazzard was drama? Who knew?  :D

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In the case of "Red" -- which was introduced in a two-part arc on "NCIS: LA" -- it appears that the network simply wasn't impressed with what they saw.

I wasn't, either. I never did "get" Kim Raver, and John Corbett should retire while his fans can still remember him as young, handsome, and trim.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 15, 2013, 07:17:49 PM
The Arrow season finale: Wow!  :o
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Post by: killersmom on May 15, 2013, 07:18:06 PM
I'm confused, and my eyes are bad. Who was that in Gibbs' sites? Looked to me like it was FBI Agent Fornell, but surely not?  ???

Yes it was Agent Fornell.

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I think they ought to quit those bits with Mike Franks' ghost, or whatever they're supposed to be. I would think they could be very confusing to a viewer who does't watch every week. But then again I guess just about the whole world watches every week.  ;D

This is very confusing and I agree. I took a double look to see if it was really Mike Franks. When you get rid of a character, then get rid of him.

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I'm confused about NCIS: LA, too. I thought that was the season ender, but then there was a commercial that seemed to show a new episode for next week?  ???

Me too. I kept looking at the clock for it to conclude, and then the 'to be continued' came up. What were they doing to Deeks? Drilling his teeth?

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As you can see, I had a confusing evening last night!  ;D

As was I.

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Yes. And you know Agnes getting into that car with her father is a bad idea, a really bad idea. ...  I figure she's young enough, he's probably going to sell her to the guy he owes the money to.

Tell you what, I've been laughing to myself about Walter's family. Let's face it, all of them, including Agnes, are pretty darn ... ordinary looking. And then there's Walter, who's so astonishingly good looking!  ;D  He's like a swan in a henhouse in that family!  ;D

Yes I am pissed about the whole thing, getting interested in the story line and then it ends. I'll get over it though. I felt the same when they cancelled "Dead Like Me" and "Pushing Daisies".

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You mean Owen's partner who died on 9/11? That guy sure gets around. He's often been a nasty IA officer on Law & Order: SVU, too--or, at least he was before his gig on Person of Interest.

Yeah, him. I was too lazy to look him up Google. These days there are a lot of character actors that are on several show at the same time. As you pointed out, David Ramsey on "Blue Bloods" and "Arrow".

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I wasn't, either. I never did "get" Kim Raver, and John Corbett should retire while his fans can still remember him as young, handsome, and trim.

I figured they were trying to create another spin off, but it didn't do anything for me either.
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Post by: killersmom on May 15, 2013, 07:21:53 PM
CBS's 2013-14 Season: Mork, the Beek, and Lots of the Same Old, Same Old

CBS has the luxury of adding just eight new series to its primetime lineup -- only five that will premiere in the fall -- as broadcast TV's No. 1 network unveiled its 2013-14 roster to advertisers at its annual upfront presentation in New York City Wednesday afternoon.

The network's highest-profile new series features Oscar winner Robin Williams in the comedy "The Crazy Ones." "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum Sarah Michelle Gellar co-stars with Williams as his daughter and co-worker. He's the brilliant but quirky leader of an advertising agency, and she's equally talented but also tasked with keeping him grounded. The series is produced by David E. Kelley.

"Dawson's Creek" and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" star James Van Der Beek will star in the ensemble comedy "Friends With Better Lives," and "The Big Bang Theory" producer Chuck Lorre will add a fourth show (including "Big Bang," "Two and a Half Men," and "Mike & Molly") to the network with the new comedy "Mom."

Will Arnett, Toni Collette, "Lost" alum Josh Holloway, "Monk" star Tony Shaloub, and Dylan McDermott are also starring in new CBS series.

As for the network's schedule, CBS has done a bit of tinkering, following "The Big Bang Theory" with three comedies on Thursday night to build a two-hour comedy block. It is also moving "Person of Interest" to Tuesday, where it will follow "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" to build a powerhouse drama lineup that will go up against ABC's highly anticipated new Joss Whedon drama "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "The Voice" on NBC.

In total, CBS will have 20 returning shows on its schedule for the new season, after canceling "CSI: New York," "Golden Boy," "The Job," "Made in Jersey," "Partners," "Rules of Engagement," and "Vegas." The Melissa McCarthy Monday night sitcom "Mike & Molly," which is MIA from the fall schedule, will return at mid season.


More here:

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/cbs-s-2013-14-season--new-comedies-with-robin-williams-and-james-van-der-beek--20-hit-series-returning-204840371.html
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on May 16, 2013, 01:58:22 AM
Not that I'm surprised when I see some of the posters, but DAMN! what a pissy bunch of posts!
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Post by: jack on May 16, 2013, 04:03:02 AM
The Arrow season finale: Wow!  :o
agreed, but they haven't made much use of colton haynes yet.  as i understand it he gets to a pseudo hero, actually, going by the comic books or marvel canon, many of the characters will put on tights before too long.

and jeff, if you aren't following amell on facebook or twitter, you're missing some good photos, hints, and wisecracks.  he's one of those good looking guys that is actually unassuming and humorous at the same time.
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Post by: jack on May 16, 2013, 04:43:18 AM
buried in linda's cbs fall roundup was this gem i was going to bring up, "ABC's highly anticipated new Joss Whedon drama "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." a combo of joss whedon himself, who has been doing well with superheroes lately, and the marvel series its based on comprised of semi secret agencies, heroes of varying powers, and a kind of self mocking earnestness that looks like fun, with luck maybe of arrow quality.  the trailer is out, and it has a solid look to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MXjoPRvSd7k#action=share

when whedon gets it right, there is a satisfying story.  we try not to think to hard about "dollhouse".
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 16, 2013, 07:40:46 AM
Yes it was Agent Fornell.

Thanks, Linda. Maybe my eyes aren't that bad after all.  ;D Since Gibbs didn't fire, do you think we can surmise that Fornell actually isn't the target?

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This is very confusing and I agree. I took a double look to see if it was really Mike Franks. When you get rid of a character, then get rid of him.

I agree.

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Me too. I kept looking at the clock for it to conclude, and then the 'to be continued' came up. What were they doing to Deeks? Drilling his teeth?

Or pulling them, maybe?  :P  I hope not.  :-\

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I figured they were trying to create another spin off, but it didn't do anything for me either.

That was exactly the idea. I'm not terribly sorry to see it didn't work. Two N.C.I.S.'s are enough. I like the folks on L.A., but it seems to me that the further they get from the original, the further they seem to get from plots about criminal investigations in the Navy--at least lately, on L.A.

Which brings me back to another interesting thing about "the original" N.C.I.S. Did you used to watch J.A.G., the "parent" of N.C.I.S.? The lawyer who came in to work with Gibbs on his defense was reprising his role as the admiral (ret.) who was the commanding officer of the corps of lawyers on J.A.G. I seem to recall he "retired" late in the run of J.A.G.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 16, 2013, 07:49:24 AM
agreed, but they haven't made much use of colton haynes yet.  as i understand it he gets to a pseudo hero, actually, going by the comic books or marvel canon, many of the characters will put on tights before too long.

It was one of the best action episodes of a TV show that I've seen in a long time.  :)

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and jeff, if you aren't following amell on facebook or twitter, you're missing some good photos, hints, and wisecracks.  he's one of those good looking guys that is actually unassuming and humorous at the same time.

Thanks for the tip, Jack, though I guess I'll just have to go on missing them. I don't do Facebook or Twitter.

Spoilers:

Is it safe to say now how much I'm going to miss Tommy? In retrospect I suppose there was no other way to end the Ollie-Laurel-Tommy triangle. As soon as I saw that piece of rebar sticking out of him. ... I hope I get to see the Air Optix contact lens commercial for a while yet (I saw it again this morning).  ;D

The May 6 TV Guide had a very nice one-page profile of Colin Donnell, accompanied by a very nice portrait shot. I had no idea he's already had success on the stage (maybe he thinks of himself as primarily a stage actor?). Lucky fans in New York City can see him this summer in a musical version (!) of Love's Labors Lost at Shakespeare in the Park.

From a Google search this morning, I also learned that poor baby had to have his appendix out this month.  ;D

That same issue of TV Guide had a still shot of Stephen Amell from the scenes where Ollie has his arms chained above his head. Makes me wonder if Amell is ticklish under those armpits.  >:D
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Post by: oilgun on May 16, 2013, 04:29:02 PM
I happen to think comparing the gay couple on Modern Family akin to Amos n' Andy warranted some further
explanation/exploration.

I know why I like something. I'm trying to understand the opinions others are expressing, beyond
the "I hate it" mantras. Plus, no one has specifically asked me questions like those that I ask others.
If they did, I'd probably respond to them and not avoid them. I try to find out where someone is
coming from. It helps put things in context. It appears, though, most people want to give their
opinions online, but not have to explain or give context to them.



I wouldn't compare them to Amos & Andy but like most gay male characters in sitcoms, they do tend to perpetuate tired old stereotypes.  Especially the couple in the New Normal.  It's like we haven't made any progress in the last 15 years since Will & Grace (which I liked btw).  Most sitcom gays are still non-threatening witty fey snappy dressers.  Not that there anything wrong with that, as the saying goes, but geez, we're more diverse and complex than that.  Maybe it's a sitcom (or network) thing because there have been interesting gay characters in other types of shows: Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara, Six Feet Under (of course), True Blood...

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Post by: doodler on May 16, 2013, 05:05:17 PM
buried in linda's cbs fall roundup was this gem i was going to bring up, "ABC's highly anticipated new Joss Whedon drama "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." a combo of joss whedon himself, who has been doing well with superheroes lately, and the marvel series its based on comprised of semi secret agencies, heroes of varying powers, and a kind of self mocking earnestness that looks like fun, with luck maybe of arrow quality.  the trailer is out, and it has a solid look to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MXjoPRvSd7k#action=share

when whedon gets it right, there is a satisfying story.  we try not to think to hard about "dollhouse".


Whedon did Firefly. I'm not into super heroes/super powers but I do like Whedon's casual sense of humor.
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Post by: doodler on May 16, 2013, 05:06:27 PM
Since Gibbs didn't fire, do you think we can surmise that Fornell actually isn't the target?

The last sound on MY tv as the screen went dark was a gunshot.
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Post by: doodler on May 16, 2013, 05:11:41 PM
I wouldn't compare them to Amos & Andy but like most gay male characters in sitcoms, they do tend to perpetuate tired old stereotypes.  Especially the couple in the New Normal.  It's like we haven't made any progress in the last 15 years since Will & Grace (which I liked btw).  Most sitcom gays are still non-threatening witty fey snappy dressers.  Not that there anything wrong with that, as the saying goes, but geez, we're more diverse and complex than that.  Maybe it's a sitcom (or network) thing because there have been interesting gay characters in other types of shows: Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara, Six Feet Under (of course), True Blood...

But have any of those "interesting characters" been the leads and had to carry the show? I can't think of any tv series with gay leads except for comedies, which is very limiting.

I wish someone would do David Brandstetter (Joseph Hansen.)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 16, 2013, 05:15:37 PM
The last sound on MY tv as the screen went dark was a gunshot.

That's right! I forgot! Thanks for the reminder!

But Fornell wasn't square in the sight was he when it went dark? I have a memory that it was slightly off before the screen went dark--but then, as we know, I have a memory like Swiss cheese (full of holes, that is).
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Post by: oilgun on May 16, 2013, 05:42:30 PM
But have any of those "interesting characters" been the leads and had to carry the show? I can't think of any tv series with gay leads except for comedies, which is very limiting.

I wish someone would do David Brandstetter (Joseph Hansen.)

I love the David Brandstetter books, I've read them all!
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Post by: killersmom on May 16, 2013, 06:09:28 PM
Thanks, Linda. Maybe my eyes aren't that bad after all.  ;D Since Gibbs didn't fire, do you think we can surmise that Fornell actually isn't the target?

I did hear a shot at the fade out, but Doodler already pointed that out. My thought is that he quickly switched to someone else, but you never know. I loved the fact that the Dept. Of the Defense investigator got shut down.

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Or pulling them, maybe?  :P  I hope not.  :-\

Whatever it was it looked painful

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Which brings me back to another interesting thing about "the original" N.C.I.S. Did you used to watch J.A.G., the "parent" of N.C.I.S.? The lawyer who came in to work with Gibbs on his defense was reprising his role as the admiral (ret.) who was the commanding officer of the corps of lawyers on J.A.G. I seem to recall he "retired" late in the run of J.A.G.

I do believe you are right, Jeff.

John M. Jackson

I checked back on J.A.G. and the current episode of NCIS and it is the same guy.
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Post by: doodler on May 16, 2013, 06:20:59 PM
I love the David Brandstetter books, I've read them all!

So how do we organize a tv series based on Brandstetter?

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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2013, 07:39:11 AM
I do believe you are right, Jeff.

John M. Jackson

I checked back on J.A.G. and the current episode of NCIS and it is the same guy.

Imagine. I can't remember to take my pills, but I remember the admiral from J.A.G., which has been off the air for how many years now?  ;D

David James Elliot was such a dreamboat. ...  ::)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 17, 2013, 08:00:33 AM
But have any of those "interesting characters" been the leads and had to carry the show?

Queer as Folk
The L Word
South;land
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2013, 09:10:00 AM
I'm very glad last night's season finale for Elementary was not a cliffhanger.
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 09:30:17 AM
Queer as Folk
The L Word
South;land


The only one of those I've seen is Southland and the gay cop wasn't THE lead. There's a difference between one of the main characters in an ensamble and the lead. For instance... since JAG has already been mentioned, David James Elliot. Or Rick Castle. Or Jethro Gibbs or one of the pair on POI or Jayne (Jane?) in the Mentalist. THAT is a lead character.
There is a married homosexual couple on Scandal that is a regular, intregal part of the show. One is the White House Chief of Staff and a driving force behind the president and his husband is a reporter, first print and now on air. THEY certainly have never appeared in anything I've seen before (the characters, not the actors.) BUT they're not the lead.
Why not push for a drama with a gay lead?
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 09:32:46 AM
Absolutely STUNNING last 10 seconds on last night's season finale of Scandal!
Did NOT see that coming.
Can hardly wait to see how it plays out.
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 10:00:46 AM
Thank goodness! I like both Adam and Blake, but don't mind one of them being off for a season. Totally pumped that Christina is not back.


Shakira, Usher and Cee Lo Returning to The Voice

There’s a she wolf in NBC’s closet — and (ahh-hooooo!) she’ll reportedly get unleashed again during The Voice‘s sixth cycle. Yes indeed, the network revealed today to EW.com that Colombian superstar Shakira — as well as fellow uni-monikered chart-topper Usher — will return as Voice coaches when Season 6 kicks off in spring 2014.

Cee Lo Green, meanwhile, will return to his trademark swivel chair this fall as part of Season 5, reuniting the reality singing competition’s original coaching quartet alongside Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. (Aguilera and Green took leaves of absence from the show during its current fourth cycle to focus on other projects; news of Aguilera’s return to the panel dropped earlier this week.)


http://tv.yahoo.com/news/shakira-usher-cee-lo-returning-voice-214811552.html


Well DAMN. This update just in....

On Friday (May 17), NBC confirmed that this fall's Season 5 will see the return of original coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, joining mainstays Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Season 6, which will bow in the spring, will find Levine and Shelton joined once again by Shakira and Usher.

Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment made the announcement. "We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green rejoin Blake and Adam for cycle 5, and we're pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall," he says. "They're the reason this show was launched so strong for the first three cycles and we owe them a debt of gratitude. And after careful consideration of everyone's schedules for next spring, we are excited to be returning the current cycle of judges -- Shakira and Usher along with Blake and Adam -- for cycle 6, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics."


more on zap.

Why exactly is the "President of Alternative and Late Night Programming' making the announcement instead of the President of Regular Primetime Programming?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2013, 10:11:14 AM
Why not push for a drama with a gay lead?

I might guess that there would be a legitimate concern among the powers that buy series that there wouldn't be enough interest to make the show a success/attract enough sponsors. I'm not even sure anymore that that would qualify as homophobia. Say it would be a lawyer show or a police procedural. If the lead's entire extracurricular life takes place in a "gay setting," would that attract enough viewers? If there was nothing shown of the lead's life outside of work, what would be the point of making him gay? 

Maybe the concept would work better with a lesbian, since lesbians seem somehow "less threatening," or so I've read, maybe especially if she's got kids?
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 10:27:37 AM
I understand and agree that it may be more about marketability than homophobia. An awful lot of sponsors will not be willing to buy ad time on a "queer show." So network tv is out. But not necessarily cable. And if a groundswell of demand occurs.... and continues... some producer/director/writer/actors will eventually try it


Most series that start with single (as in unattached) lead characters show only glimpses of their personal lives to begin with. Golden Boy, for example. Romantic involvements are minor for a while, first flirting, often with a variety of characters, then a more permanent relationship develops... often one sided, or so we're led to believe... and often consummation of the relationship is left until the show's last season because all the romance and intrigue and suspense seems to disappear once a couple gets together.

The Brandstetter character is perfect.

And isn't the point to show gays as no different than everyone else?
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 10:51:26 AM
In that same vein, is Ironside the first drama series to star a black lead? (At least on commercial tv since I've never had cable and don't follow any of those shows.)
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Post by: morrobay on May 17, 2013, 11:16:07 AM
Wasn't it Bill Cosby in I Spy?
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 11:29:26 AM
God yes!
I kept thinking Cosby but all I could remember was Dr. Huxable!
So in 45+ years Ironside is the first series with a black in the lead role?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2013, 11:43:27 AM
In that same vein, is Ironside the first drama series to star a black lead? (At least on commercial tv since I've never had cable and don't follow any of those shows.)

Wasn't it Bill Cosby in I Spy?

God yes!
I kept thinking Cosby but all I could remember was Dr. Huxable!
So in 45+ years Ironside is the first series with a black in the lead role?

I might have considered Cosby a co-star with Robert Culp in I Spy, but if that "counts," then there was also Howard Rollins, co-starring with Carroll O'Connor in the series based on, and called, In the Heat of the Night.

Going way back, there was Lloyd Haines in Room 222, but I guess that was more of a comedy than a drama.

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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 12:00:45 PM
Duh! You're right and since that's still in syndication, it's on a lot. Many of the stories were built around him... and the guy who preceeded him... with O'Connor fading more and more into the supporting cast. The whole point of In the Heat of the Night was a black authority figure in the South.

There is currently a cute detective type show...Psych?... on cable with a black lead
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Post by: morrobay on May 17, 2013, 12:04:27 PM
Dule Hill from West Wing
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2013, 12:29:52 PM
Tell you what, talking about a show with a gay lead character, and then talking about the Ironside reboot, has me reflecting that the original Det. Robert Ironside wasn't gay, but he was played by a deeply closeted actor who was.  ;)
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Post by: killersmom on May 17, 2013, 02:34:10 PM
Imagine. I can't remember to take my pills, but I remember the admiral from J.A.G., which has been off the air for how many years now?  ;D

David James Elliot was such a dreamboat. ...  ::)

I do have to applaud you for remembering him. I usually recognize a face, but very seldom remember the context. Except a few from past FAVORITE shows.

Yes he certainly is. According to IMDb, he's stayed pretty busy.
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Post by: killersmom on May 17, 2013, 02:35:41 PM
I'm very glad last night's season finale for Elementary was not a cliffhanger.

I totally agree.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2013, 02:40:24 PM
I do have to applaud you for remembering him. I usually recognize a face, but very seldom remember the context. Except a few from past FAVORITE shows.

Yes he certainly is. According to IMDb, he's stayed pretty busy.

I usually remember faces, too, but in this case it was his voice that rang a bell. It's been a while since I saw him (maybe last was on an episode of Ghost Whisperer-of all things!--I'd have to look that up), and it took a while for me to place the voice. Of course, as commander of the J.A.G. corps, he didn't have that facial hair.

ETA: Don Bellisario must have a "thing" for the name Jethro, since Admiral Chegwidden of J.A.G. and Special Agent Gibbs of N.C.I.S. both have Jethro for their middle names  (Gibbs' first name is actually Leroy).
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 02:51:01 PM
Dule Hill from West Wing

Nah, not a lead role. Not even a main character.
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 02:52:26 PM
Tell you what, talking about a show with a gay lead character, and then talking about the Ironside reboot, has me reflecting that the original Det. Robert Ironside wasn't gay, but he was played by a deeply closeted actor who was.  ;)

Not sure that's a step in the right direction.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2013, 02:55:52 PM
Nah, not a lead role. Not even a main character.

Not in the West Wing (Dule Hill), but he is in Psych.
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 03:04:48 PM
Right! I KNEW I knew him from someplace. I've only seen Psych a couple times, but I liked it... hope it gets on network in sydication.
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 06:27:40 PM
Rob Lowe... who looks absolutely great at 49... was on today's Ellen to talk about his upcoming
movie, Behind the Candelabra. If this movie doesn't destroy his career, it will be a miracle! They showed
a clip and it was just... grossly bad. The audience was practically rolling on the floor with laughter and it
wasn't supposed to be funny. Lowe plays the real life plastic surgeon who re makes Liberace's consort in
his image. According to Lowe there are no photos of the doctor and of course, he is dressed in the
clothing (leisure suits!) and hair-do of the times. (What WERE we thinking?!) It looks like it will be very
distracting to the story which airs on HBO on the 26th.
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Post by: morrobay on May 17, 2013, 06:35:37 PM
Nah, not a lead role. Not even a main character.

He was lead in Psych
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Post by: oilgun on May 17, 2013, 06:50:38 PM
I might guess that there would be a legitimate concern among the powers that buy series that there wouldn't be enough interest to make the show a success/attract enough sponsors. I'm not even sure anymore that that would qualify as homophobia. Say it would be a lawyer show or a police procedural. If the lead's entire extracurricular life takes place in a "gay setting," would that attract enough viewers? If there was nothing shown of the lead's life outside of work, what would be the point of making him gay? 

Maybe the concept would work better with a lesbian, since lesbians seem somehow "less threatening," or so I've read, maybe especially if she's got kids?

Queer as Folk managed to last 5 seasons with mostly gay characters and they weren't cuddly and asexual . God, I loved that show, lol!
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 07:24:32 PM
He was lead in Psych

But you connected him with W Wing where he wasn't.

Pretty bad when we can only come up with a half dozen or so actors. Of course, women don't do much better... especially REAL women as opposed to the 20-somethings.  ;)

I've never seen Queer as Folk... but if they lasted 5 years, maybe they'd be up for a network show...?
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Post by: morrobay on May 17, 2013, 07:30:20 PM
Oh, gotcha...yeah, no lead in WW.

Speaking of 20-somethings, remember Thirty Something?  Talk about male/female/angst/guilt & christian/jew dynamic - oy vey
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 07:37:54 PM
Oh, gotcha...yeah, no lead in WW.

Maybe in WWII?
Oh wait, that's already on.
And the lead is a black woman!
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Post by: killersmom on May 17, 2013, 07:40:30 PM
Queer as Folk managed to last 5 seasons with mostly gay characters and they weren't cuddly and asexual . God, I loved that show, lol!

Yes they did, and I like the show very much as well, but it was on Showtime and not on one of the networks. It would not have flown on any of the networks, even today. If the major studios won't support a strong gay serious movie, then neither will the networks.
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Post by: doodler on May 17, 2013, 07:46:39 PM
Are all these cable shows mostly... let's be nice and call it romantic?
Whatever happened to things like Matlock and Quincy and Rockford where the show was generally about that night's mystery/crime and the personal life of the main character was just an aside? A well written show could have gays and straights alike asking "his he or isn't he" and gain itself enough time to hook a following invested enough to just not care. And isn't that the point anyway?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2013, 11:04:03 PM
I've never seen Queer as Folk.

Me either, neither the original British version nor the American reboot. I never have had Showtime, and besides that, I figured a soap opera about pretty gay boys (gay pretty boys?) had no relevance to my life anyway. I'd rather watch a good police procedural or whodunnit.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2013, 11:09:11 PM
And the lead is a black woman!

Remember Diahann Carol in Julia? I was just a kid and probably that was the reason that I found nothing remarkable at all about a show where the main character was Black woman nurse. Now I understand the show is considered to have been quite ground-breaking.

Of course, she had to be a widow (= not sexual) with a child and mourning a dead husband who was a military hero.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 18, 2013, 09:39:26 AM
The only one of those I've seen is Southland and the gay cop wasn't THE lead. There's a difference between one of the main characters in an ensemble and the lead.

I just knew you were going to nitpik that. So it begs the question, who IS the lead then?
He's one of only 4 characters that appear in  ALL the episodes. I haven't seen all seasons,
And you haven't either since you don't watch cable, so I'd defer to Jack's opinion or others
who watch it regularly, but who would be the lead, then, in an ensemble series like this?
Your definition of "lead" doesn't have to be pinpoint specific.

Tell you what, talking about a show with a gay lead character, and then talking about the Ironside reboot, has me reflecting that the original Det. Robert Ironside wasn't gay, but he was played by a deeply closeted actor who was.  ;)

There's several books out with titles proclaiming hidden/closeted gay lives, even Raymond Burr called
"Hide in Plain Sight," but they use those words for titillation. Deeply closeted doesn't really warrant
Burr. He did have a social network of friends and even a longtime partner who is still around and makes
no bones about things now.  I suppose you have to take the stigma of being closeted very much in terms
of the times and location one lives in.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 18, 2013, 09:54:02 AM
Me either, neither the original British version nor the American reboot. I never have had Showtime, and besides that, I figured a show about pretty gay boys (gay pretty boys?) had no relevance to my life anyway. I'd rather watch a good police procedural or whodunnit.

I don't know a lot about the Showtime version, but the British series was exceptional.
It was over a decade now, but it was quite relevant and wonderful. Love it. I've seen
it listed various places, even netflix perhaps. You should try it. Would be a shame to miss
something because your notions of it weren't exactly correct.


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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 18, 2013, 10:16:25 AM
I don't know a lot about the Showtime version, but the British series was exceptional.
It was over a decade now, but it was quite relevant and wonderful. Love it. I've seen
it listed various places, even netflix perhaps. You should try it. Would be a shame to miss
something because your notions of it weren't exactly correct.

That depends on how you define relevant. From all I've read of both series, they concern young gay men. I was well past the threshhold of middle age by the time even the British version reached our shores. Even ten years ago I did not consider the lives of young gay men to have any relevance to my life. Their issuses are not my issues--and their issues don't much interest me. With regard to the U.S. version, it made enough of a splash that I'd say my "notions" of it are correct enough.

Besides, just as Doodler doesn't do cable, I don't do rentals or downloads.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 18, 2013, 10:19:00 AM
There's several books out with titles proclaiming hidden/closeted gay lives, even Raymond Burr called
"Hide in Plain Sight," but they use those words for titillation. Deeply closeted doesn't really warrant
Burr. He did have a social network of friends and even a longtime partner who is still around and makes
no bones about things now.

Yeah, he "makes no bones about things now" that Burr is long dead and gone.

Quote
I suppose you have to take the stigma of being closeted very much in terms
of the times and location one lives in.

True.
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Post by: doodler on May 18, 2013, 10:40:49 AM
I just knew you were going to nitpik that. So it begs the question, who IS the lead then?
He's one of only 4 characters that appear in  ALL the episodes. I haven't seen all seasons,
And you haven't either since you don't watch cable, so I'd defer to Jack's opinion or others
who watch it regularly, but who would be the lead, then, in an ensemble series like this?
Your definition of "lead" doesn't have to be pinpoint specific.

Yeah, if it's me, it's nitpicking. If it's you it's pointing out the fine points. But that observation is probably nitpicking.

I saw several Southland episodes when it started on regular tv. NONE of the characters was interesting or compelling enough at that time to keep me coming back.


One internet source... wiki or the Southland webpage, something... says:
Cast
After its first season on NBC following the change of network to TNT, the second season de-emphasized the ensemble cast and focused more on the Adams, Sherman, Cooper and Bryant characters and their partners. Stories centered more on how crimes came together, with less-serialized storylines.


Since I didn't watch the entire first season and have seen none of any others, I have no idea if the Cooper character evolved into the lead. Ensambles often see certain characters and/or the actors who portray them become more important to the series than others. Their names start to appear first in the credits, they get more air time and bigger bucks. That character becomes the main reason most people watch the show.

The show's webpage says:
The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop who will have to prove himself again after recovering from surgery; Officer Ben Sherman (McKenzie), who still has much to learn after recently completing his training rotation; Detective Lydia Adams (King), whose unending caseload hits closer to home; and Sammy Bryant (Hatosy), a former detective who decided to go back to being a uniform cop after the traumatic death of his partner.

Different source:
[/i]Southland takes a "raw and authentic look" at Los Angeles and the lives of the LAPD officers who police it. The show's first season centers on the experiences and interactions of LAPD patrol officers and detectives, and is more a character-driven drama than a police procedural.[14][15] Among the characters are rookie Officer Ben Sherman and his training officer, John Cooper (who, unknown to most of his colleagues is homosexual); Detective Lydia Adams, who must balance work with responsibility living with her mother; Officer Chickie Brown, who aspires to be the first woman on the LAPD's elite SWAT team; and Detective Sammy Bryant, whose home life interferes with his working life.[/i]

Different source:
Critical reception
Officer Cooper has been described as "the pained heart of the series. He is a man in constant agony, not only from the physical pain of his back problems, but the emotional pain of his broken marriage, as well.[24] Cudlitz has been lauded for his portrayal, with attention paid to how the character's homosexuality is presented.



None of these describe Cooper as the main character or the focus of the show.
Which is what a lead is.
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Post by: bentgyro on May 18, 2013, 11:59:26 AM
I watch Pbs tv because the british detectives are lead but the case is the focus.  One has to pay close attention
to keep up with the clues and guns are used in murders but seldom by the detectives.  Their personal lives
are secondary.
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Post by: oilgun on May 18, 2013, 02:06:07 PM
I don't know a lot about the Showtime version, but the British series was exceptional.
It was over a decade now, but it was quite relevant and wonderful. Love it. I've seen
it listed various places, even netflix perhaps. You should try it. Would be a shame to miss
something because your notions of it weren't exactly correct.




The original was indeed exceptional and groundbreaking.  That first and rather explicit sex scene with Stuart and 15 year old Nathan was contoversial to say the least.  BTW Nathan was played by Charlie Hunnan of Sons of Anarchy fame.  The showtime series was less daring, I think the Nathan character, can't remember his name, was 18 instead of 15, but it did have its charm as a guilty pleasure.  I also liked it because it was shot in Toronto and i could recognize a lot of the locations.  The show had a huge teen-girl fanbase, lol!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 18, 2013, 04:10:04 PM
Yeah, he "makes no bones about things now"

Would you have expected them to be PUBLIC in the 50's and 60's?
You used the words "deeply closeted."  I guess I'd have to know what you meant by that.
Gay celebrities were not public about being gay back then for obvious reasons.  Does this mean
that every gay person was deeply closeted?  They still had boyfriends and sexual encounters and
went to gay bars and the like. Many people knew about them.  People knew about Raymond Burr.
So you say Burr was deeply closeted and I guess I'm wondering what you had in mind saying it like
that because the way you wrote it sounds like you expected something else or were making a criticism.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 18, 2013, 04:11:49 PM
None of these describe Cooper as the main character or the focus of the show.
Which is what a lead is.

Which is why I asked you: If a show has four characters and each week they follow some aspect of these
characters lives, who is the lead?  More than one person can be a lead, or maybe you don't think so,
I don't know.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 18, 2013, 04:18:53 PM
Would you have expected them to be PUBLIC in the 50's and 60's?

That question is so ridiculous it doesn't even merit an answer.

Quote
You used the words "deeply closeted."  I guess I'd have to know what you meant by that.
Gay celebrities were not public about being gay back then for obvious reasons.  Does this mean
that every gay person was deeply closeted?  They still had boyfriends and sexual encounters and
went to gay bars and the like. Many people knew about them.  People knew about Raymond Burr.
So you say Burr was deeply closeted and I guess I'm wondering what you had in mind saying it like
that because the way you wrote it sounds like you expected something else or were making a criticism.

What I mean is the man was dead for years before I heard there was some sort of expose of the fact that he was gay. And that--hearing about the book--was years ago now. And my memory of hearing about the expose was that a lot of people who worked with him had no idea. Whether that information was correct, I'm not in a position to say.

Satisfied?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 18, 2013, 04:25:29 PM
Which is why I asked you: If a show has four characters and each week they follow some aspect of these
characters lives, who is the lead?  More than one person can be a lead, or maybe you don't think so,
I don't know.

If the "coverage" of each of their lives is more or less balanced--they each get the same amount of "story"/screen time--that sounds more like an ensemble to me. I don't generally think of a real ensemble as having a "lead." But I don't watch Southland, I have no idea how Southland handles its cast, so never mind.

Before Southland Michael Cudlitz impressed me sufficiently when I saw him on other shows, usually as some criminal or other, that I looked him up, or tracked him down, to see who he was.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 18, 2013, 04:30:50 PM
That depends on how you define relevant. From all I've read of both series, they concern young gay men.

So did Brokeback Mountain, no?  I'm not sure why the age of the characters have to negate watching something,
any more than not wanting to watch the series GIRLS because you aren't a girl or Southland because you're not a
cop or someone young not wanting to watch The Golden Girls because they are not older or straight people avoiding
a gay themed film?

I guess you won't be checking this new series out:

New Series Starring Jonathan Groff Picked Up
By Adam Hetrick
14 May 2013

Eight episodes of a new San Francisco-set series about three thirty-something friends living in San Francisco who grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience has been picked up. It stars Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff. Groff (Spring Awakening, "Glee") will star with Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett in the series that is based on an idea from the Michael Lannan screenplay "Lorimer." Andrew Haigh directed the pilot for the untitled dramatic comedy. It is being produced by Haigh, Sarah Condon and David Marshall Grant; the series will begin shooting this fall in San Francisco towards a 2014 debut Groff is also set to appear in Ryan Murphy's HBO screen adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, which will begin filming in New York City this summer.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 18, 2013, 04:46:06 PM
Satisfied?

Not particularly because you didn't answer what I was asking.  The book you are referring to that I mentioned
was only out a few years ago (Release date: September 1, 2009), but Burr is someone I've heard about being
gay for decades. I'm sorry that trying to figure out what you mean makes you think my questions are ridiculous,
but in terms of Raymond Burr, someone who lived with a partner for many years, someone whom Hollywood knew
was gay--it was an open secret and a source of amusement when he was cast in The Blue Gardenia, in which he
played a womanizer...I don't think deeply closeted in context of his time applies to him unless you have a different
definition of deeply closeted than I do.  But I will move on now.
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Post by: doodler on May 18, 2013, 05:43:22 PM
Which is why I asked you: If a show has four characters and each week they follow some aspect of these
characters lives, who is the lead?  More than one person can be a lead, or maybe you don't think so,
I don't know.


Does it have to have a lead... a primary character?
Does The Big Bang have a lead? What about Modern Family? Of course, those are comedies. But the same principle applies.
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Post by: doodler on May 18, 2013, 05:46:00 PM
  They still had boyfriends and sexual encounters and
went to gay bars and the like. Many people knew about them. 

The same can be said about politicians... they had a private life back then. Now if someone stubs a toe the "press" seems to think we all need to feel the pain.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on May 18, 2013, 07:05:18 PM
Are all these cable shows mostly... let's be nice and call it romantic?
Whatever happened to things like Matlock and Quincy and Rockford where the show was generally about that night's mystery/crime and the personal life of the main character was just an aside? A well written show could have gays and straights alike asking "his he or isn't he" and gain itself enough time to hook a following invested enough to just not care. And isn't that the point anyway?


I agree, Sherry. Just think, if for example, PERRY MASON were made today, the focus wouldn't be on his genius as a lawyer or on his cases.  He'd be shown as a workaholic who drank on the side, Della and Paul would be forced into an affair around season 3 for ratings (a cliffhanger ending where they lock lips, as a prelude to more), leading Perry to admit he loved her too and then we'd have a big love triangle climaxing with her having to make a choice between the two, Burger would come out as gay, Tragg would be shown to be a victim of child abuse, Perry would discover he had an illegitimate child, Della would get pregnant by Paul (or WAS it his?) and debate an abortion, etc., ad nauseum.   In many ways I prefer the old way of these shows--much simpler and interesting.
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Post by: doodler on May 18, 2013, 07:11:12 PM
Oh I don't know... that sounded like a pretty good series you had rewriting Perry Mason!
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on May 18, 2013, 07:16:24 PM
 ;D


Thanks, but I'll stick with the original!


I do love that show.  You always sensed a deep friendship and respect between Perry and Della.

I hate watching the show with my brother because invariably he'll ask, "Do you think Perry and Paul were tapping into that [i.e., Della]?" 

Boys will be boys.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 18, 2013, 07:16:55 PM
The same can be said about politicians... they had a private life back then. Now if
someone stubs a toe the "press" seems to think we all need to feel the pain.

This is all true but not related to the issue I was trying to get at it.
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on May 18, 2013, 07:18:58 PM
Well, elaborate on your issue!  I want to know your view!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 18, 2013, 07:23:42 PM

I already did, but I said I was moving on...
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Post by: Ennis Del Mark on May 18, 2013, 07:27:06 PM
I can't see where you did, but I'll take your word for it. Just because I love your guts.

WE should star in a sitcom!  I'm going to write it now.
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Post by: doodler on May 18, 2013, 08:04:36 PM
Well, elaborate on your issue!  I want to know your view!

LOL!
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Post by: morrobay on May 19, 2013, 08:58:31 AM
Gotta say, I'm liking having cable...mostly.  Last night they showed Titanic back-to-back on one station, which is a big yawn to me, but today at 11:30 is A Knight's Tale...I love Heath in that one.

I still find myself turning the tv off. Even though I have more channels to choose from, doesn't mean there's anything good on.  And certain things I refuse to watch: kardashians, anything about having too much stuff (hoarders).....ok, pretty much all I like is the old movie channels...and Animal Planet...
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 19, 2013, 11:01:17 AM
LOL!

    ::)
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Post by: Ellen (tellyouwhat) on May 19, 2013, 01:54:58 PM
Hi friends --

Donna is off on a backpacking trip, so I am looking in on the thread for her.

Focus on TV, the good, bad and the sucky.

thx
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2013, 12:03:59 PM

SNL was very GAY this weekend for its finale episode!

They had a skit where Ben Affleck played a New Horizons Camp Counselor
where they (gay youth) are sent to "pray away the gay" for want of a better
phrase and where it's usually headed by a "former" gay person.

(https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpmctvline2.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F05%2Fsaturday-night-live-ben-affleck-gay-kiss.jpg&hash=0e41b87bcfca0ea4bb7fdd23b3916eff)
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2013, 12:05:27 PM
They did a commercial: Lol!

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2013, 12:08:29 PM

And in addition to a gay news item the news segment featured, probably for the
last time as Bill Hader is leaving SNL, his character of Stefon, who has had a crush on
Weekend Update News Anchor Seth Meyers...

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...the segment ended up being a wedding for both of them!

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"For Weekend Update this is Seth & Stefon Meyers."
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2013, 12:11:43 PM

Tony, are you looking forward to Big Brother?  (They're starting a week or more
earlier this year.)  Are you watching WIPEOUT?

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2013, 12:29:03 PM
I don't think I originally saw this rerun of BIG BANG THEORY that was on last Thursday,
after the finale, but it had this hilarious exchange:

Howard (on left), Raj (middle), Stu (right)

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HOWARD: What're you doing here?

STU: Great to see you back, Howard. I'm sort of living here now.

HOWARD: Oh. Really...?

RAJ: Just until he gets back on his feet.

STU: Yeah, we've been hanging out...you know...we both have things in
        common...he doesn't have a girl friend...I don't have a girlfriend...

RAJ: Yeah, It's like we both had these holes in our lives and now we fill each others' holes.
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Post by: Tony_ on May 20, 2013, 03:35:00 PM
Tony, are you looking forward to Big Brother?  (They're starting a week or more
earlier this year.)  Are you watching WIPEOUT?
  Big Brother, yes.  Am BB out and proud  :) ! Wipeout, no, but someone else on this thread likes it, I just forgot who that was.
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Post by: bubba on May 20, 2013, 03:45:07 PM
I don't think I originally saw this rerun of BIG BANG THEORY that was on last Thursday,
after the finale, but it had this hilarious exchange:

Howard (on left), Raj (middle), Stu (right)

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HOWARD: What're you doing here?

STU: Great to see you back, Howard. I'm sort of living here now.

HOWARD: Oh. Really...?

RAJ: Just until he gets back on his feet.

STU: Yeah, we've been hanging out...you know...we both have things in
        common...he doesn't have a girl friend...I don't have a girlfriend...

RAJ: Yeah, It's like we both had these holes in our lives and now we fill each others' holes.



I have seen this one a few times, funny!! :D


Saw this one again the other night:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3ENc3Kgpe8


It is only a minute long, best line by Sheldon ever!  :D
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 22, 2013, 09:04:58 AM
I am looking forward to the second season of Longmire, beginning this coming Monday on A&E.  :)
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Post by: bentgyro on May 22, 2013, 12:38:47 PM
Me too!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 23, 2013, 01:30:22 PM

The HBO film premiering Sunday about Liberace, got a great review
in the L.A.Times today:

'Behind the Candelabra' is Must-See

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 24, 2013, 09:16:55 AM

Has anyone seen BET ON YOUR BABY?
It's kind of like a cross between Candid Camera and a game show.
The host was Reba's costar on her previous series. My biggest
suggestion to improve the show would be that not EVERY baby
is the cutest baby in the world.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 24, 2013, 09:27:09 AM
I saw ABC's new show MOTIVE last night. The premise is that right up front
the audience finds out who the victim of a crime is and who did it. The suspense
and interest is in finding out why or how they did it.  I don't know if the perpetrators
will ALWAYS be