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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
    Breaking Bad.

    Looking down into the crawl space as Walter laughs the laugh of doom.

    They could have ended the season like that . . . or ended the series like that, and I wouldn't have been disappointed.

    I wasn't sure but
    Skyler's ex-boyfriend managed to kill himself in that fall.
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    @Gov Spy #Fringe
    I thought the dead partner was an X-files reference. Unless I'm mixing up actors, wasn't he Mulder?
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    @Trini #Fringe

    No, you have guy from Stargate: Atlantis mixed up with David Duchovny.
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2011
    Guys, just imagine...

    We could be into season 2 of Terriers by now.
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    You just made my heart sad.
    • CommentAuthorSantos
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2011
    Seriously. I loved that show.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2011
    Anyone heard anything about American Horror Story?

    If it actually looks like this,

    I'm gonna give it a go.
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    @Alan Tyson - when I first saw that commercial I thought it looked interesting, then I saw that it was from the producers of "Nip/Tuck" and "Glee" and totally lost any interest in it.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2011
    I like the gimp thing..reckon it may..may i good for a laugh.

    Really looking forward to catching the end of this season of Breaking Bad..god damn love that show.

    I live in England and have stopped watching the old boob tube so have no idea whats going on here..hate the B.B.C at times..
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2011

    Umm...did they bring Broyls...ternate...back or was that our Broyls just in a tight shirt? Also, why did Fauxlivia keep talking about her Broyls like he's still alive...did I miss something or did they not find him mutilated in the Faulivia exchange? Is this a "he got back alive cuz Peter never existed" thing? Don't think I like it if that's the case.
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    It's a "he's alive 'cause Peter never existed" thing. If you trace it back to his death in Season 3, he dies when his mass is exchanged for Fauxliva's as she extracts a sedated Peter. If Peter didn't exist, this wouldn't have happened, hence Colonel Broyles is still on the scene. That said, if/when the team find out about Peter, they may have to make a decision between getting Peter back and returning alt-Broyles to having-been-dead-all-along, which could prove interesting...
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2011
    @justin -
    My problem with the whole thing is: if Peter never existed, so many things that they've talked about this season would have never happened. Why does everyone remember some things, i.e. the whole trading places between "O" and "Faux"? Also...Peter kinda does still exist...obviously, albeit in a different state, and the things he did led directly to the situation they're in now. So how can some things involving him be erased while others remain the same?
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2011 edited
    So I'm watching the new Castle on the ABC website and
    is it me or do swords not work that way?
    Yeah, catching up on a lot of TV on my day off.
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    In the first episode (?), the Observers said something like 'They will not remember him. The child never became a man'. Though it's still kind of vague, I think he still existed as a child, and Walter still did the world-jumping kidnap, but then Peter died (perhaps in the lake accident?). On that basis, the writers are actually being pretty good with the causality: you'd still get the pattern unfolding, weird shit, thin spots, amber deployment in the betaverse, a hostile Walternate on the warpath, and so on. Hmm?
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2011
    I recorded "Pan-Am" last week, more out of curiosity than anything else. It's a period piece about passenger jet crews, set in 1963. I really dig Mad Men, but I suspect that it will be a tough act to follow.

    Just started watching it, and holyfuckshitpiss, after exactly 52 seconds, major cognitive dissonance.

    It opens with a CGI shot of planes pulling up to a circular, modernistic terminal building. Interior shot of a multi-level ticketing / lounge area. Clean and uncluttered.

    I was IN that building two months ago. Stumbled in there after a red-eye flight, wandering the space they showed, but which is now cluttered to almost unrecognizability with a food court and kiosks.

    * * *
    When I was a kid, dropping off my grandmother at JFK for her repeated "last trips to the old country" was like visiting a Jet Age theme park. Fancy buildings, clean spiffy interiors like space stations were supposed to be. The whole place got crowded, shabby, and cluttered through the years. I really grew to hate the place during my years as a sale trainer; even pre-9/11, the terminals were not well-arranged for security retrofits. Really, the place could benefit from a hit with some kind of anti-neutron bomb, which would turn the buildings into dust but leave the people unharmed except for maybe haemorrhoids and excessive earwax. Just start over.

    This is going to be a strange show to watch.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2011
    @ StefanJ: yeah, i'm a big admirer of Mad Men..enjoyed reading your post..will have to give "Pan-Am" a go.Any good? Good luck with bombing the shit out of the airport!
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2011
    Just finished watching the pilot. Too soon to tell if it will be worth watching, but for sure it won't be in the same class as Mad Men. The latter has insanely great writing and a set of characters set up for interesting interaction.

    I'll give it a few more weeks.
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    #Sons of Anarchy

    Is the new sheriff the guy that played the detective buddy from Terriers? (I guess I mean that somewhat rhetorically, and I'm just glad to see him getting more work. Oh yeah, and I guess he was on Prison Break too. Think it's a joke that his name is Roosevelt in SoA when in Prison Break his name was Benjamin Franklin?)

    #American Horror Story

    I'd like a lot less relationship drama, I guess, and more on the Horror, but I can see what they're doing with it. Definitely creepy, though the opening credits were a little too NIN Closer for my tastes. Loved that song/video, but it would have been relevent 15 years ago. All in all, I'll stick with it, but I have a feeling it won't last long. Also, ghost maid is sexy, old maid is icky.
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2011
    I'm twenty-five minutes into American Horror Story and it's turning into a slog to get through it. On the one hand you have the drama of this family trying to rebuild itself. On the other hand you have this absurdly cliche creep-factor which seems likely to descend even further into scenery-chewing self-parody. I'll finish this first episode no matter what, but I don't think I'll be coming back.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2011
    I put watching The Killing on the back burner until an episode I'd missed turned up in repeats. Started watching again; dang. Wonderfully grim.

    God help, me, I'm enjoying the sitcom Two Broke Girls. Your mileage may vary wildly.

    The Americanized Prime Suspect is holding up.