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    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2011
    The Fades - a new BBC genre series (which along with Doctor Who and the end of Torchwood: Miracle Day makes three this week) about a teenage boy with the ability to see ghosts, souls who fail to ascend for no clear reason, and as a result tend to go psycho. And there's a group hunting them. Including a healer. And there's a Nosferatu-looking ghost gone physical or somesuch. And the boy has prophetic dreams of a broken world raining ashes. And he has a comedy sidekick too. So it's a mix of things that may prove to be of interest, and for now at least has my interest.
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2011
    I thought The Fades 1st episode was pretty tasty. Nothing like a bit of shamanic awakening to get your otherworldly horrors on.
    There's a few extras up on the show's site too, though probably all UK-only unless you have a workaround.
    "The soul of Alan Moore" hahaha
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2011
    Anyone ever heard of a show from about 2003 called John Doe?

    Any good?
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2011 edited
    @Lazarus: Dang, that's vaguely familiar.

    If it's the one I'm thinking of:

    Guy apparently falls from the sky, and wakes up naked.

    Can't remember a damn thing, but when he touches someone he instantly absorbs their knowledge. Or something like that . . . he just KNOWS stuff. Pulls it out of the air on an as-needed basis.

    As I recall, he sets up a detective agency of some sort. Works with a young woman to Solve Crimes. Meanwhile, he's trying to figure out who he is and avoid the sinister forces who know his past and are out to kill him / retrieve him / yadda-yadda.

    It was gripping enough for me to watch the entire (short) run.
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2011

    Community, The Office, Parks & Rec, Archer, Always Sunny, Person of Interest
    • CommentAuthorkhaoohs
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2011

    John Doe was a pretty good show, but of course like all decent television got cancelled after one season.
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011
    Fringe is messin' with my head! It's messin' with it!
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    Good start to the new season. Fauxlivia can be such a bitch! Can any dopplegangers get along?

    Is it just me, or are the new shapeshifters from yet another dimension?
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011
    @Lazarus: John Doe was a pretty fun show from what I remember, but it kinds had Lost syndrome, where they obviously had tons of directions the show could have gone, and as a result you had no idea where it was going.
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011

    The yellow intro seems to insinuate that our two favourite dimensions are seeing each other exclusively. I'm really curious how deep into the season we'll go without Peter.
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2011
    @Alan Tyson

    I know it got cancelled, but did it wrap up at all or did it do a Kyle XY and just stop?
    • CommentAuthorcardo
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2011
    Must say I enjoyed the first episode of 'The Fades' after catching up on bbci player. Some good acting chops on show all round. Look forward to seeing how it progresses...
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    @Lazarus99, Alan Tyson:

    John Doe, Kyle XY and Jake 2.0 all happened around the same time... all ended inconclusively, though none with such a bitch of a cliffhanger as my beloved Nowhere Man.

    I think Person Of Interest could become just this kind of action-mystery-near-sf type show.

    In the returning shows list, I loved the new Fringe approach but found a lot of the dialogue a wee bit on the nose, but as they're using this as a kind of second pilot, that's understandable.
    Both Supernatural and Nikita came out the gate doing the dumb fun they do so well - Supernatural in particular could be taking a turn towards something different - elements of Cthulhu mythos creeping in over all the xtian stuff that's dominated the last couple of seasons..

    Much as I adore Community, I thought the new season opened a little weakly - but having Fucking Omar as their new biology teacher makes up for a lot.
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2011
    Looks like Castle's back too! And Chuck in about a month!
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    @DJ Stawes

    As far as Peter goes I thought I read it's only like three episodes or something small.

    Also, was the case of the week a total Misfits reference? Agent Danzig + the grinning skull disease?
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    Re: Gus' plan on BREAKING BAD--I can attest with some authority that when you're up against a wall against overwhelming odds, it's quite startling what you may find yourself doing. It was therefore quite believable to me.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2011
    Catching up with stuff I recorded this week.

    Breaking Bad's Salud was great. Pretty much everything is out of control for everybody.

    Ted Danson does a good job as the new CSI unearthly forensics wonk. I can't stand any of the CSI franchise but the original.

    The new sitcoms aren't doing much for me.
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2011 edited
    @Cat Vincent

    I agree Community didn't open too strongly, I think it was a bit too concerned with getting everything straightened out and set-up for the rest of the season. Of course, with that out of the way, I'm sure the show will return to it's natural order of being constantly awesome all the time forever. Though I'm a little worried about it's ratings...

    Edit: By a little worried, I mean that if it gets cancelled I will grab a pike and start impaling people with it. And by people I mean anyone who watches Big Bang Theory instead.
    • CommentAuthorkhaoohs
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    Watched the new Prime Suspect, not a bad police procedural and the GF likes watching a strong female lead.
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011 edited
    @government spy: I went there with the Danzig reference too. Fringe got off to a cracking start, I'm glad Lincoln got upped to a regular cast member, I quite like both realities' Lincoln Lees.

    Just watched Terra Nova: It had some good high concepts and interesting mysteries set up, but it seemed like it was peopled with idiots and assholes. Also I just didn't buy that as supposedly dangerous as the Slash-tors were they didn't kill or eat more than 1 of the idiots who decided it would be safer mucking about in the dark jungle than staying in an armored vehicle.