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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2011 edited
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    The ending of The Killing was brilliant in a way: In the space of a couple of seconds it totally inverted what you thought of a particular character:

    You think back about what that character did and what evidence was uncovered and realize the whole investigation was a corrupt fuck-over from the beginning.


    But the dissatisfaction remains. And I don't know where they can go from there. I hope they don't try.

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    I'm down to one episode of Louie left to watch. The "Niece" episode was another somber work of art. And totally believable; I've known deeply messed-up teens, most the result of crazy mommies.
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    Two Broke Girls. I'm not sure why I like this dopey sitcom, but I do. Having characters dealing with the shit economic times, even in an overly cheery way, maybe?
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2011
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    No thoughts on Walking Dead, folks? I for one am very excited for

    Herschel and Maggie next week.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2011 edited
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    I have to admit it, American Horror Story is just not interesting to me. I watched the first and second episodes, but it felt like a kind of punishment or drudgery and I have yet to make it through the third episode. The conversation in the third ep with Ben, the wife and the maid that fails to get across that Ben and the wife are seeing two vastly different people in the maid was what's done it in for me. The goofy cliches, the unlikeable characters (especially Ben), the contrived lack of communication about basic issues, it's just enough and I'm done.

    Right now I'm down to three shows that I genuinely enjoy: Castle, Chuck and Fringe. With maybe Burn Notice and Leverage rounding things out in November.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2011
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    To judge from the pilot, Once Upon a Time is bland and joyless and utterly predictable. It reminds me of those tedious holiday TV movies in which adult characters encounter Santa Claus (e.g., as a future father-in-law).

    The worst thing about it: Its version of the fantastic and fairy tales is lowest-common-denominator Disney tapioca.

    My standards for what qualifies as strange and wonderful is much higher.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2011 edited
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    Beavis & Butthead returns tonight. I will remain optimistic about it up until the point it is terrible.

    Edit: Okay, Community is once again the best show on television.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2011
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    So, probably shouldn't admit this, I never watched the Wire before. I am starting season 2 tonight.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2011
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    Everyone sane loves the Wire, but I don't think enough people talk about how amazing the Wire is visually. Like the first episode with the "You Don't Talk in the Car" scene outside the diner is amazingly well-shot.

    Community was amazing. The Shirley story was my favorite.

    "We interrupt your death metal to bring you heavy news. All the good Christians got Raptured up to heaven. The good news is that if you’re hearing this, you’re the coolest people in the world. The bad news is that it’s the end of days. This is NPR."
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2011
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    So if anyone was wondering, Beavis & Butthead is still Beavis & Butthead. If you liked it before, you will probably still like it now. The worst part is having to hear portions of awful songs, though this is also sometimes the best part as their commentary is often spot-on.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2011
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    BEavis and Butthead sometimes played decent stuff though. In the early 90s when it was shown on Channel 4 it was pretty much the only way to see any kind of rock or alternative music videos in the UK.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2011
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    That was, however, in an era before LMFAO existed.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2011
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    I /loved/ Beavis and Butt-Head. It's not a reboot. It is just season 9. Including snippits of mtv shows along with the music videos was better than I expected. "You're the greatest grandma ever, Grandma jwoww."
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    Oh for fuck's sake, they cancelled latest Fringe because of fucking baseball. Second week in a row. Times like this I realise what a minority we really are.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2011
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    I hear that, I miss Family Guy. Curse you basesofballs.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
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    I remember the days of Deep Space Nine and then Buffy being passed over in favour of darts or snooker. The two dullest spectator sports in the world. Space battles and/pr attractive people being funny and fighting monsters or fat northerners drinking lager and throwing things at a circle on a wall. What the fuck, people?
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
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    Last night's Family Guy was hair-raising. A no-hold-barred depiction of an abusive relationship, followed by revenge and murder. If I were a kid I'd be freaked and horrified. 9:00 pm was TOO EARLY for that.
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    Saw the premiere episode of Grimm. Much better than Once Upon a Time, but still tending toward "meh," at least for me. It was neat seeing Portland on screen, as Portland.
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    TV.com won't publish my reviews of Family Guy any more. They apparently have a policy against seething hate-filled rants and threats against the writers and cast.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
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    StefanJ, I described Grimm as Supernatural with one less lead character.

    The creators might still pull something off but the first episode leaves little reason to be hopeful.

    to see a much better take on similar material, check out Lost Girl.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
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    I watched Grimm but found that the biggest obstacle was the lack of charisma of the lead character. This is a show where I really need to care about the Grimm, and yet, I don't. Hell, I'd much prefer a show featuring Cancer Aunt and Silas Mitchel's Wolf character in some kind of weird supernatural procedural thing. Just dump the bland lead, his bland partner and bland girlfriend and focus on the interesting people.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
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    They mention he's "one of the last" Grimms so hopefully a few cousins and such will pop up.