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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
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    Looking forward to new Burn Notice and, hopefully, a new Fringe as well.
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    Looking forward to Hell on Wheels. hopefully it will be decent. I need a Deadwood Replacement.
    • CommentAuthorNorbert
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
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    Anybody seen / has thoughts on Treme (HBO)?
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    I only watched the first season of Treme on DVD, but I liked it a lot. not as much as I liked The Wire, but it's really good.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
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    DITTO, RE Hell on Wheels.

    The building of the transcontinental railway could be a rich source of stories. Financial scandals, engineering feats, labor issues galore.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011 edited
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    I am very excited after the first episode of Hell on Wheels, although

    I am pretty pissed with what happened to Ted Levine


    Re: House
    Am I the only one that thought Jamie Bamber was going to be a cylon at the end of the episode?
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    Hell on Wheels feels like it's trying really really hard to be Deadwood. It has a lot of potential, but I think the 'Bohannon hunting down his wife's killers' plot is needlessly injecting additional drama into a show that already has tonnes of drama from the premise alone. And I hope they plan on being a bit more nuanced with their portrayal of the Native Americans than that raid was.
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    Hell on Wheels feels like it's trying really really hard to be Deadwood.

    I would go as far as to say that it's kind of a Deadwood ripoff (complete with a watered down Swearengen villain). I'm kind of disappointed in the pilot, but will give it another couple of episodes to see if it finds it's own voice.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2011
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    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2011
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    @ Norbert
    I LOVE Treme. It's a pretty uneventful watch in a lot of ways though and I cannot put my finger on why I like it so much.

    Conversely I am very bored with The Walking Dead so far this season just because barely anything has happened so far. (I haven't seen the latest episode so it might have picked up I don't know.) It's been a bloody slow start though.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2011
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    The latest Community was pretty good. Kinda messy but good. Gillian Jacobs continues to be the absolute standout this season. The rabbit bit, the delivery in the last punchline and the reversal of Shirley's catchphrase were so much fun.

    While it was certainly zany, it was also kind of depressing, like Season 2's Mixology-Troy's Birthday episode. The tag at the end, the therapist reveal, his self-imposed exclusion from the group and the general emotionlessness McHale protrays him as having whenever he's avoiding any sort of close human relations makes it pretty clear that he's suffering from depression. This isn't being played off in a jokey-angry way like the Advanced Gay episode.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2011
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    Finally an episode of Grimm which is recognizably in Portland, rather than some spooky woods.
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    Rumours just hit that Community may be getting axed, as in pulled from the rest of the season... please, say it ain't so?!
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    Yeah. Seems that they're pulling it out of the mid-season schedule, and it'll be back in summer. Dick move on NBC's part. They're probably be reshuffling the schedule to try and get 'Whitney' more exposure, and try using that as a lead in to some other bullshit sitcom they've put a half-season order in for.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
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    I will be right back, guys. Right after I murder everything.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
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    According to whatever the fuck this guy is, the full season 3 will at least be produced and aired in its entirety.

    But yeah. Murder.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
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    Sunday's Robot Chicken closed with one of the darkest sketches I've ever seen. "I don't know, boys, I don't know..."

    Also, Aliens vs. Predator was wrong in all the right ways.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
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    Growing up in 60s/70s, SF on TV was rare stuff, and even then pretty tepid and pale meat.

    Last night's Family Guy was a Stewie & Brian do time travel episode, and it had more SF-ish ideas and eye-popping imagery that whole seasons of the thin gruel of my childhood.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
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    I enjoyed FG too.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
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    In regards to Community, this is all I have to say on the topic:

    Felt goatees.