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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2011
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    They did a really good job of making something the audience knew was coming really abrupt and shocking regardless.

    That being said, I'm not sure what's left for another 16 episodes.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2011
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    Breaking Bad.

    Sweet Jeebus.

    i suppose Season Five will be the great reckoning.

    @DJ Stawes
    "TeeHee"
    Oh, I wonder if that was deliberate.
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2011 edited
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    There's (gruesome and probably NSFW) video and stills of Breaking Bad's climactic season 4 finale here.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2011
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    I love how
    Gus's final act is to neaten his tie. Damn, what a great character.

    Hector too. Didn't speak a word, but boiling with hate. DING DING DING DING DING!

    * * *
    I watched the final episodes of Stargate: Universe over the weekend. It was never a top favorite of mine, but in retrospect it was a very smart show, doing a good job of depicting people in a very tough position, with a minimum of magic bullshit technology.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2011
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    Re: Breaking Bad

    A friend reminded me that in the flashback a few episodes back where we see the "origin" of Gus, that the crime boss didn't kill him because of "who he is," so prior to even being a big time meth dealer he was a big enough deal that a major cartel leader was hesitant to kill him...

    So I wonder what that means for season 5.
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    @Ted - the cartel boss didn't kill Gus because Gus was a former member of the Pinochet government in Chile.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2011
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    I think Walter will have enough trouble dealing with Hank . . . and his own flaws . . . to make Season 5 interesting, even without dragging the Chileans into it.

    Last we saw Hank, he was literally back on his feet after taking shit from Hector.

    And god help Walter if . . .
    . . . Jessie ever visits and sees that goddamn plant.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2011
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    Last week,

    The last time he spun the gun it landed on the plant. DETAILS!


    @Grease - I wonder why I didn't catch that! Weird.

    I am SUPER stoked that they're doing a wrap-up and ending it there. I think the real climax of the series just happened, and the 5th season will be a victory lap.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2011 edited
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    That last episode of Community was absolutely amazing. It did what Community does best - stories that are heartfelt and with purpose (every single joke is in service of the character and their relationships), while simultaneously being post-modern and absolutely hilarious (Chekov's gun, the cigarette joke, the tag and so many more). Best comedy on TV at the moment.

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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2011 edited
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    @Solario - Community had not been bad the last few weeks, but it had not been on it's A-game. It is now back to it's A-game. And I, for one, am super excited.

    I also really love that episode title.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2011
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    Yeah, this season had a very weak start but I'm guessing that might be, in part, because they sank a lot of time and effort into this one.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2011 edited
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    I finally listened to my friends and started watching Fringe.

    I'm currently up to episode 14 of Season 3 and enjoying it immensely.

    The whole "We messed with that which Man Was Not Meant To Know" angle is somewhat annoying as is Walter's omnicompetence. (He's one of them Science Fellas so its perfectly natural that he should know all about psychology; pharmacology' anatomy; particle physics, computers; chemistry etc. etc. etc ad nauseum - and that he can pick up seamlessly where he left off 19 years ago when he was committed.)
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    I tried watching the new season of Family Guy this week. HORRIBLE travesty of a once hilarious show, to the point where I can barely enjoy old Family Guy.

    New Futurama had a shaky start - too much unnecessary titillation with Leela stripping off almost every episode, for one - but it's settled back into a nice comedic SF groove.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2011
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    What I like best about Futurama: Compared to most of the "straight" SF-TV out there, it is wildly inventive in setting and ideas.

    If I had seen it as a teen in the 1970s I think my nervous system would have shorted and my head would have exploded, Blipvert-style.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2011
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    Death Valley and Lost Girl are both a ton of fun.

    Death Valley (from MTV) is a mockumentary following the Undead Task Force of the San Fernando Valley as they cope with the emergence of Zombies, Vampires and werewolves.

    "Your vampires are the douchebags of the monster community."

    Bryan Callen as the UTF Captain has great comedic timing and delivery. His character has this gift fro saying just that little bit too much.

    "We treat everybody equally around here. Men, women. blacks, whites. Filipino ladyboys."

    Greeting a just-arrested vampire hooker at the station. "Hey, it's Esperanza, my favorite prostitute. Not that I have a favorite prostitute. Not in this country anyway."

    Lost Girl is essentially a Canadian Buffy knock-off.
    • CommentAuthorNorbert
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011 edited
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    After the season ending of Breaking Bad I was looking for something different to watch. I just started Game of Thrones, the first 2 episodes. Holy crap, I like this a lot.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011
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    Watched the conclusion of The Killing. Sheesh.
    • CommentAuthorNorbert
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2011
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    @ Stefanj

    Worst ending ever wasn't it? I don't know what the writers were thinking...
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2011
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    @Norbert
    Season Twooooooo!
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    @ StefanJ - yeah, what a piece of shit season finale. As far as I'm concerned, it's a series finale because I'm done with that show.