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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2012
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    I'm still enjoying Justified.
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    I thought the pilot of Awake was pretty good. Hopefully the rest of the season will be as good.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2012
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    Hello to Jason Isaacs ...
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    Terra Nova will not be returning. Not on Fox, at least (and probably not elsewhere). Shame. I was looking forward to them introducing Sleestaks.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    Awake had a good premiere, but I'm skeptical of how long the premise can be sustained without it growing stale. I'm waiting for the episode where he gets shot in one reality and then has an inexplicable bullet wound in the other.

    Community comes back on my birthday and will be the best present ever.
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    Hah okay, I got pointed out that there is a TV thread too in Whitechapel, I swear I've never really noticed it :D So, I'll transfer my blog spam here from the closed thread - sorry about that :)

    But yeah, Terra Nova has managed to annoy the socks off my feet, and I wrote a little bit to try and analyze why: Terra Nova – Or How NOT To Write TV Sci-Fi
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    Is anybody else bothering with The River?
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    I got turned off by The River about 3/4 of the way through the first episode. It doesn't strike me as a bad production, or having bad actors, or even badly written, but I'm turned off by supernatural boojums.
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    Yeah, I keep DVRing it, but I've only gotten through 3 episodes. I think the found footage conceit works very well for the The Undiscovered Country segments and recordings of Bruce Greenwood (Which are the bits of the show that really pulled me in). As for the rest of the show... I wish they'd drop the shakeycam/everything is being recorded! bit. I do hope the show picks up, there are some interesting threads of mystery and the supernatural.

    Then again, maybe I'm just hoping to catch the thrill of the unknown I got when I first watched Lost.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012 edited
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    I'm enjoying The River a hell of a lot more than, say, Alcatraz. But I've been a Bruce Greenwood fan since Nowhere Man - and he got much more air time this week. The found-footage trope is, shall we say, inconsistently adhered to (bluntly, most of the Slenderman vlogs do it better), and the non-Greenwood cast aren't always great... but there's a lot to enjoy, I think. Not least the extremely pretty engineer's daughter.
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    I didn't know Bruce Greenwood was on The River. I'll give it a chance then. Greenwood now does my favorite Batman voice (yes, even over Kevin Conroy). It's frustrating Nowhere Man wasn't given more than one season. I loved that show.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2012 edited
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    Yeah, Bruce Greenwood's usually entertaining to watch but I cannot tell you why I'm enjoying The River. I'm not a fan of horror/supernatural stuff in the slightest and some of its character feel like they've been lifted from The Big Book of Stereotypical TV Character, especially the wife. Having said that, I'm almost to the point where I'm wishing there were more than 8 episodes.

    Maybe it's the dearth of much else which has caught my attention this season that's making it seem better than it really is? Not been keeping up with Olivia, Peter and Walter, simply because I save them all for a weekend-long Fringe-a-thon at the end of each season; same for Walking Dead.

    Terra Nova, very meh and more than adequately dissected (and rightly so) here already.

    I'm sticking with Grimm - just wish they hadn't chosen Barbie's Ken as the lead actor. Even tried Once Upon a Time but...yeah.

    Loved American Horror Story and interested to see where/how they take it in season 2.

    As for Alcatraz... Another JJ Abrams-inspired, potentially never-ending trail of tantalising-looking but, so far, nutrition-free breadcrumbs to try and follow. The way Lost imploded into a stinking ball of putrescence developed beyond season 2 kind of put me off anything along those lines. But, because I'm an idiot (and there's nothing else to switch to), I'll probably keep watching till it's cancelled.

    Oh bugger, how could I forget? The absolute gem from (semi) recent TV has been season 2 of Haven. Lots going on, answers regularly provided to previous WTF-moments yet, even though the "answers" only serve to provoke more head-scratching, this one feels like it actually knows where it's ultimately going.

    Warning: I have been known to be full of shit about these things on a regular basis.
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    Really weak showing from Top Gear last episode. It seems like they're starting to run out of ideas which worries me. It's the only car show I can stomach.

    I am super pumped for Game of Thrones; my sunday nights will soon again be uneventful with a lack of both it and Top Gear.

    Leonard Nemoy is guest starring on Big Bang sometime this month. I can not wait to see this.
    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2012 edited
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    Engineering my day so I can sit down for The Professionals. For our American cousins this was a late 70s/early 80s British police/spy series based around a fictional department called CI5. It stands up well to rewatching, mainly because of the chemistry between the two main leads Lewis Collins as Bodie, and Martin Shaw as Doyle. Also notable for excessive use of the British cult car the Ford Capri
    The Professionals

    Apart from that watching reruns of Quantum Leap.
    • CommentAuthorALE
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2012
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    I may have missed the boat on this one, but has anyone caught on to The Mercury Men?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2012
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    I've barely watched any of Top Gear this year. I think I've just got bored of it.

    Picked up the first season of Game of Thrones on Blu-Ray (they took their sweet time putting that out) so now I can finally see what the fuss was about...
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2012
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    Ahhh . . . I didn't know that Mercury Men had finally gotten past "Trailer" stage. Bookmarked.
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2012
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    Mercury Men has been added to my list of shit to watch. so excited. Last Top Gear of the season was pretty tepid. They blew their load mid-season it seems. I get a feeling they've only got a couple left in them...
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2012
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    I'm kind of enjoying GCB. It's always good to hear Kristin Chenoweth sing and her self-righteous, pety character of Carlene is hilariously awful. Plus, there are signs of deeper things happening on this show.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
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