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    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012 edited
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    It's a pity to hear that about The Walking Dead, as i was overjoyed when it started. The thing i liked about the early comics, initially, was the way it was a fast and absorbing read, which i feel is somewhat lost on TV. I've yet to catch the end of season 2.

    I'm still following Homeland. It's probably my favourite thing on the box at the moment.

    New, to me, Justified starts next week, so i will be giving that a go.

    Mark Kermode is introducing Extreme Cinema on Channel 4 soon. There's bound to be some weirdness i've not seen on that.
    • CommentAuthorNorbert
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
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    I stopped watching Walking Dead after episode 3 of season 2. I even have episode 4-6 ready to watch, but I just do not have any motivation to actually do so. I've come to the conclusion that while season 1 was an interesting and focused reinterpretation of a comic I really like, season 2 is just not entertaining me. I'm out.

    I'll stick to Justified ;-) and Game of Thrones is almost back!
    • CommentAuthorNorbert
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
     (10526.43)
    Oh, and I am eagerly awaiting the opening episode of The Killing season 2. The ending of season 1 was abysmal, but I am curious how they are planning to continue or repair the train wreck which was the last 10 minutes of that final episode.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012 edited
     (10526.44)
    TWD is certainly demonstrably worse than the comic, and I had a lot of issues with the last few episodes in particular, but I have to be honest - they won me back with that finale. When it's good, it's really good; the problem is that that's not very often.

    Of course, Justified is better.
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
     (10526.45)
    Caught the new Avatar series, The Legend of Korra after it got leaked to the internet. It's way better than I expected. I'm excited to see what they can do in the new setting...
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    TWD redeemed itself for me a little with the last episode of the season.


    I'm still liking "Awake" 3 episodes in. I'm curious of where they go with the show.
  2.  (10526.47)
    I'm enjoying Awake.

    The problem is that 2/3 of the audience will probably hate [whatever it turns out is really going on], so as soon as Things Begin To Become Clear, it'll be a goner.
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      CommentAuthorStoto
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
     (10526.48)
    I'm enjoying 'Awake' too. The idea that he created two realities as a coping strategy to see his family had me hooked. That part of the show interests my brain. I will, however, probably lose interest as it becomes less about that when the conspiracy is uncovered.
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    Watched the first 3 episodes of THE FINDER. Each client/guest star has been a complete character. Pretty entertaining show.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012
     (10526.50)
    Justified was pretty awesome last night. Interestingly, the barroom face-off between Raylan and Quarrels was only the third or fourth most riveting moment. Competing with it was Quarrels' confession of his childhood trauma, Quarrels' scene at the end, the face-off as noted in the previews and Boyd's "packed your bags" speech.
  4.  (10526.51)
    Neal McDonough is killing this season. He's got the supporting actor Emmy locked up, unless John Slattery is particularly amazing on this season of Mad Men (which is back on Sunday! YAY!).
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012 edited
     (10526.52)
    @DavidLejeune
    It's more likely he, like the actress who played Mags, will win the Emmy for guest star.

    I imagine Giancarlo Esposito will take home the best supporting actor Emmy.
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    I forgot that there was a Guest Star category. Isn't it possible that Esposito will get dropped into that as well? What's the criteria for 'Guest Star' instead of 'Supporting?'
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2012
     (10526.54)
    That is possible, I'm not actually entirely sure. But I think Esposito would be considered supporting because he had been on for two seasons previous and was in most episodes this season.
  6.  (10526.55)
    So, The River ended with...
    a weak-ass possession & exorcism,

    ...but was still a lot of fun. I did a full review over at Daily Grail.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2012 edited
     (10526.56)
    It's a contractual thing - you could be part of a series for its entire run and still be considered a guest star. Joan Cusack is a guest star on Shameless, but she's been in as many episodes as anyone else.

    Food for thought.
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    Gene Roddenberry got a black woman included in the cast of Star Trek by contracting with Nichelle Nichols as a "guest star".
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     (10526.58)
    Netflix looking to pick up The River and ABC haven’t even dropped it yet

    (have any of these "Netflix are going to pick-up Show X" rumours moved beyond speculation yet?)
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    Meh. Fringe is definitely going the way of Farscape's fourth season - from a quirky and interesting series to turgid and stuck in a place relationship wankery. More weird science, less lukewarm romance, goddamnit!
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     (10526.60)
    And on the subject of Fringe, am I the only one who could tell the whole time that
    Peter was never getting back to the original timeline? They wouldn't waste an entire season developing these versions of the characters and then just leave them behind completely.