Not signed in (Sign In)
    • CommentAuthorNorbert
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
     (10526.21)
    Started watching Justified based on the recommendations here. Thanks guys!
    •  
      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
     (10526.22)
    :)
    •  
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
     (10526.23)
    Also recently got myself caught up on every single damn episode to date of Justified because you guys just would NOT stop going on about it.
    Love you guys.
    •  
      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
     (10526.24)
    Just blasted through 3 seasons of Deadwood as fast as Netflix could send them too me. Sad I missed it when it was on and even sadder it didn't get another few seasons. Now on to Justified in the hopes it will fill the Bullock/Swearengen shaped hole left in Deadwood's wake.


    Currently catching up on Grimm a bit. It feels like early Buffy/Angel but with a fairytale twist. Slightly cheesy, not mind-blowing but with some potential.
    •  
      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
     (10526.25)
    Oh boy
    DARTH MAUL IS BACK AND TWISTEDER THEN EVER!

    On Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Awesome.
    •  
      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2012
     (10526.26)
    Thanks for turning me on to Justified, guys. I am working my way through it from the start as we speak. I really should have started yesterday...at this rate I'll be up all night.

    Everything's good, though. Good writing, good acting, character actors I recognize, everything down to the sets and camerawork is just spot-on. I'd put it up there with The Shield and Homicide.
    •  
      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     (10526.27)
    Which is better? Grimm or Once Upon a Time?...maybe I should ask which is worse...
    •  
      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     (10526.28)
    @ Lazarus99: For me, Grimm's a lot better; both in its characters and how it tries to get over the stories it's trying to tell. It's by no means perfect but OUAT (before I gave up on it) lacked focus and didn't exploit any of the potential strengths it had (Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin should've been enough of a hook). I was hoping for something akin to Fables but it missed that by a country mile.

    Without sounding like a complete addict, it's rare for me to give up on a show once I've watched a few episodes - as much habit as genuine interest, admittedly - but there are still 10 episodes of OUAT sitting unwatched, emitting a low-level Meh-field.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     (10526.29)
    Someone on here was talking about the awesomeness of Samurai Champloo not so long ago. In my head I am now high fiving that person over and over again.

    That is all.
  1.  (10526.30)
    @badbear - Have you seen the "art of" book for Samurai Champloo?



    Worth picking up.
    •  
      CommentAuthorvoyou
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     (10526.31)
    I've only seen one episode of Grimm, but I was really distracted by the colors - the whole show seemed to be made up of various shades of reddish-brown, which made the whole thing seem, IDK, kind of heavy and ponderous (also, apparently there are no women in Portland?)
  2.  (10526.32)
    @voyou: There are three or four women in Portland - hero's girlfriend, a doctor/ME or two and the occasional guest star.

    What worries me more is there's only one police sergeant & he shows up to every scene...
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     (10526.33)
    @William Joseph Dunn

    Oh em gee! I'm looking for it right now...
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     (10526.34)
    The new season of Mad Men begins next Sunday.

    I watched the first episode of Once Upon a Time and got turned off. Maybe I wasn't giving it a fair shake, but their choice of fairy tale / mythos seemed so damn bland. Snow White / Evil Witch / Dwarves, etc.
    •  
      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     (10526.35)
    So, Community got a big boost in ratings on it's return Thursday night, along with syndication from Comedy Central last week, so it's chances of renewal are looking very bright.

    Hooray!
    •  
      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     (10526.36)
    Wallking Dead, I just started the finally, so I cannot spoil anything. However, here is my problem with the last ep,

    DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT UP.
    To me, one of the most compelling parts of the early comics, is when Carl shoots Shane. I don't mind change, that's the nature of the beast, it really helped give tension to the story. I'm sure the TV people felt that having a child kill someone would be too much, although I have a hard time defining 'too much' for what they have been broadcast so far. That's it, end rant.
  3.  (10526.37)
    Grimm is fun, not because of the lead, but because of all the fairy tale character's reactions to the lead. All the normal humans are usually really boring. Well, except Sergeant Wu, he gets some goofy lines. Monroe is by far the most interesting character.

    I actually like Once Upon a Time, but I'm also a huge sucker for fairy tales. Robert Carlyle's Rumpelstiltskin is by far the best/most interesting character, and once you get past the first couple episodes, you would find that he is actually involved (usually indirectly) with most of the characters, as is the Evil Queen. So far we have a good idea of what Rumpelstiltskin's past/background is, but his plans and intentions are quite murky.
    I think he's been planning something before he even gave the Evil Queen/Regina the dark curse and we won't find out his true intentions for a long time.
    As for the Evil Queen/Regina, her intentions are obvious, but her past has some serious holes that hasn't been dealt with yet. (I'm hoping it's a yet.) The entire obsession with true love is a bit gag-worthy, but otherwise the story is generally interesting.
    •  
      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     (10526.38)
    I have a bunch of problems with Walking Dead, though some of it may stem from comparing it with the comic, which I feel it is considerably worse than. I might update this post later with more detail, but honestly, I'm not even really looking forward to season 3.
  4.  (10526.39)
    I also managed to lose interest in Walking Dead on TV, which is a pretty good feat since I'm sort of a zombie fiction fan (from the post-holocaust side of the fence). The further it goes away from the comic, the duller it gets. Enough with the Days of our Zombies already.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
     (10526.40)
    FINE. You win once again Whitechapel. I've started watching Justified. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?