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      CommentAuthorJack_Crow
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2011 edited
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    I just expect that community dissapearance is not definite meaning of it getting axed...foolish hopes tho.

    And TREME is exceptional, entertaining and full with great music. I still have season 2 to watch, hopefully it will be as good as season 1.

    oh, and as I just finished watching THE FADES i have to say that it got my top spot for "worst tv show I've seen" that so far was got by MERLIN, even tho BEING HUMAN is quite close with its "amazing" third series...
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2011
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    SOUTH PARK was pretty good tonight, especially the return of Mysterion and fundamentalist agonist foster family. Meanwhile, GRIMM is growing on me. Silas Weir Mitchel was already the best part, but the lead and his partner are growing on me.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
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    Didn't know, until I saw the blurb in the TV listings this morning, that Leverage is returning with eight weeks of new episodes.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
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    Speaking of Community, Donald Glover's one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, Weirdo was great.
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      CommentAuthoragentarsenic
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011 edited
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    So I watched the new episode of the Simpons on Hulu, and there's a scene in a book store.

    One of the books was "Are You There Glycon? It's Me, Alan Moore"

    I screenshotted.

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    @agentarsenic: I usually don't bother watching the Simpsons, but since Neil Gaiman was in it, I had to watch. Very clever episode. Nice catch.
    I have to admit "And I don't even know how to read!" was possibly my favorite line.
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    I think there was also a Vampire Confederacy of Dunces book title in there somewhere.
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    Normally, I find SyFy *shudder* original movies to be very poor quality. I have liked some of their original tv-series. The majority of the time, their mini-series have been excellent.

    Is anyone else planning on watching Neverland this Sunday/Monday? Rhys Ifans is a young James Hook and friends with a young(er)Peter Pan is the leader of a gang of young street kids, before they all end up in Neverland somehow.

    I'm willing to give it a shot.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2011 edited
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    @ government spy

    Anna Friel is playing a pirate captain. I'm definitely checking this one out.

    And speaking of spies and spying, here's my current take on Burn Notice.

    I think that Anson's a good, creepy villain, but I really wish they'd left out the level of his involvement in Michael's past. I can buy that the Management Group would be interested in Michael, but ten years and having Anson being that personally involved with his folks seems absurd. One of the core points of the show is that it goes out of its way to de-mystify the "spy business." The whole point of Michael's various voiceovers is that he's basically just a normal guy doing a job. That ultimately, spying is something that anyone with the right training and outlook could do.

    I tend to imagine the Burn Notice show as if the viewer is having a very long conversation with Michael Westen in a bar or something, that he's telling you/us about his life, and that the voiceovers are his little asides about how things in the spy business work. In short, the whole point of the show is that Michael is not some irreplaceable superspy. He's just a guy like a bunch of other guys who's doing this particular type of work. Therefore, the idea that the Conspiracy has gone to this much trouble just to recruit this one guy undermines the basic premise of the show.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2011
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    On another topic, did anyone catch part 1 of Neverland? I saw bits of it, but plan to watch the whole thing tomorrow.
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    I checked out of Burn Notice the season when they had Michael accidentally burn another guy in the CIA, when the revealed that Michael was burned because this private cabal wanted his help with something or other. Okay, if this thing was so important that they needed to get him out of the CIA so he could help them with it, why let him dick around in Miami for three years before approaching him?
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2011 edited
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    Ugh, yuch: Fox is going to air a "Napoleon Dynamite" cartoon.

    I loved the film. A brilliant, quirky, laid-back wonder.

    The cartoon looks monumentally stupid.

    I'd much rather see another season of Bob's Burgers, which was simultaneously sweet and raunchy.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2011
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    Okay, if this thing was so important that they needed to get him out of the CIA so he could help them with it, why let him dick around in Miami for three years before approaching him?


    They actually approached him at the end of Season 1. Season 2, with Carla, was about him cutting loose from them and ultimately telling them to go fuck themselves via the helicopter jump. Season 3 was him trying to get into the CIA and ultimately joining forces with "Management" in Season 4 but only to figure out how to take them apart. At the end of Season 4 he begins to join the CIA again. By Season 5 he's taken down (almost) all the guys who burned him and his back with the CIA.
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    But all his contacts with them in Season 1, 2, and 3 were that they wanted him to do some dirty, dirty shit for them (assassinations, etc). And then in Season 4 they were all 'Hey, we have this big file linking together this web of conspiracy of things that are actually super bad and we wanted your help to take those people down, and that's why we burned you. Sorry about that.' And that's where my suspension of disbelief failed with that show. If they'd actually wanted him to be an ally, they could've, y'know, told him all that stuff right away instead of just fucking with his life over and over again.

    Tonight's Hell on Wheels took an interesting turn. I was fully expecting them to make Bohannon's character this progressive former slave owner who wasn't actually a racist and even when he owned slaves he treated them all nice, but then tonight he comes out as being just as spectacularly racist as everybody else on the show.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2011
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    I never said the conspiracy was very bright or all that good at actually managing their people. They clearly weren't. From my perspective, I figure that the season will end with Michael and friends icing Anson, but also with him getting another burn notice from the CIA, this one for the stuff he actually did during this season.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    Anyone else feeling a bit traumatised after Boardwalk Empire this week?

    Not to mention Black Mirror. I'm still scrubbing my brain.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    Anyone needing a good brain scrubbing would do well to seek out the Eureka Christmas special for both heart-warming mad science fun and a smorgasbord of animation styles when the town gets turned into cartoons. Yes, cartoons.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    Having never watched an episode of Breaking Bad until last week, I am currently a season and a half into a four-season binge. As far as they've come already, I have to assume season four ends with Walter snorting meth off a stripper's corpse while Jesse sets an orphan on fire in the next room.
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    I'm liking Anthony Bourdain's new show on Travel Channel "The Layover" as well as "Hidden City" also on Travel Channel.
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    I recorded Hidden City, but haven't watched it yet. Looking forward to seeing this guy's take on Chicago, I think my favorite city. And so far, the only thing I don't like about Bourdain is that my girlfriend thinks he's sexy, in a House kind of way (grumpy old fucks are sexy for some reason).