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    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2011 edited
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    I managed to catch the mid season break of The Walking Dead on FX the other day and i enjoyed seeing zombies being shot in the head as they escaped from the barn.Simple things for a simple man.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2011
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    Leverage was wonderfully goofy last week. A scam targeting a clueless boss ends up getting filmed by a documentary crew, like an episode of The Office.

    I've given up on Pan Am. The period flavor is rather thin, the characters not-engaging.

    Rewatched the first episode of The Box of Delights.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2011
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    I feel like this thread needs more Black Mirror.

    The first one (The National Anthem) was acutely observed social commentary and belly-laugh hilarious too.
    The second one was... ooft. Gutpunched. I don't want to be all irritatingly hyperbolic here, but I think it is an amazingly well-crafted, conscious, heartfelt and important story. It has its share of flaws sure, but I am very, very glad that 15 Million Merits got made.

    Is it UK-only at the moment or is it being aired elsewhere?
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2011 edited
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    Seconding @city creed on Black Mirror. First was hilarious and clever and sick... but the second was as purely nasty a dystopian fantasy as I've ever seen on TV.

    In other news, the Burn Notice finale was so bad it caused me to coin the term 'incompetence porn'.
    (John Rogers coined the term 'competence porn' to describe Leverage - massively skilled people doing what they're good at with panache. Burn Notice showed people who should be uber-competent failing at stuff they should be able to do in their sleep.)
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2011
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    My wife and I were watching some awful show, it ended, and GEEK LOVE was on. Shit, it's like watching my life, it makes my love and appreciate my wife all the more.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2011
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    Thanks for the Black Mirror recommendation, y'all.
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    Really enjoyed Black Mirror. The third one was a class apart from the other two.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2011 edited
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    Just finished the third one now, living in a world where nobody blinks. The show's creating really palpable universes, constructing elaborate worlds and just leaving it all on the table, letting us fill in the gaps and implications rather than explicitly explaining all the details of what makes it as frightening as it is. I'm hoping the show maintains the same level of quality through whatever run it has planned.

    Edit: Apparently it was just a three-part mini-series. Damn.
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    So, there goes season 3 Misfits...

    ...and Simon, and Alisha.


    Season 4 is confirmed... but will they be able to make the show work with the lasting changes that just occurred?
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2011
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    This is TV related, but not current. I'm working my way through Fringe, about mid-season 2. I'm hoping someone can explain to me how Agent Francis is there as I'm fairly certain he's dead and I don't think he's the alt-version. Although I may have missed something...
    • CommentAuthorSuresh N
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2011 edited
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    @Lazarus88 - It's been a while, but if I recall correctly Charlie died in the Season 2 premiere. The shapeshifter that fought Charlie in that episode killed him, and took Charlie's place. So any time you see Charlie on "our" side from that point it's really the shapeshifter.
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    @Lazarus99 & Suresh N: That shapeshifter was killed by Olivia in a big fight scene. If I remember correctly, one of the episodes from one of the earlier seasons (when Charlie was alive) got skipped and so it was shown at a later date (obviously out of order). The episode after that it will be back to normal. Well, what counts for normal on Fringe.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2011
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    Ah...that explains a lot. This was after the shapeshifter was already dead...damn US scheduling...
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011 edited
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    @Lazarus99:
    The earlier ep - Unearthed - was put in eleven eps into S2, so Charlie is suddenly alive again for one week... due to a scheduling gap.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    ^two, actually...he was in Grey Matters as well.
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    More Charlie is more good. I became quite fond of Alt. Charlie and Alt. Lincoln Lee. I'm more excited than is probably reasonable that there's more Agent Lee this season.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2012
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    And, I guess we can close this one now.