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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2013
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    Guess we better start another thread for TV for the next three months. Loved the return of Elementary and the introduction of a transgendered muse Mrs. Hudson. Love Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Lui, really.

    Sad at the end of Justified for ten months. Didn't see Hannibal due to watching Elementary, but it's hard to see anybody approaching, much less topping, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Lecter.
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    Hannibal was very good, I thought. I can not wait to see more. though it does suck that it comes on at the same time as Elementary.
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    I thought Hannibal wasn't bad, certainly better than The Following which is pretty much trying to do the same thing.
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    Best things about Hannibal are, making Will Graham's empathy the focus and keeping Lecter in the background. It's beautifully shot and scored, too.

    Thomas Harris Easter Egg of the Pilot for me - barely seen on Lecter's desk under the pictures Jack Crawford admired - pictures of war wounds.
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    Let's add last 2 eps of both Person of Interest (for the season) and Spartacus (forever). And newcomer from last week Orphan Black looks especially good.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2013
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    Elementary continues to tick all the most important boxes.
    The Americans has been really surprisingly excellent.
    Hannibal was good. Mikkelsen about to take this role away from Hopkins, I reckon.
    Everything else is so camp it's hard to see through the tears.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2013 edited
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    @city creed - I was chuffed they brought in a Mrs. Hudson analogue. I was especially happy she was a gorgeous trans* woman.

    EDIT: With the gender swaps going on, the theory that Moriarty will be a woman looks more likely. I'm laying bets on Joan Watson's shrink.
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    Lost Girl is ramping up towards its season finale, with political machinations, betrayals, and surprises galore. SyFy deserves props for not scheduling the screening of the finale on Tax Day. But still, two weeks of tension...
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    Watched Orphan Black off the back of your recommendation there, Cat.
    Wow. That is an odd little fish. Love it... I think.

    Against my better judgement, I'm liking Vikings too. Crazy is about to get some hair on its trousers, if you know what I mean.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013 edited
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    @city creed: Glad. I hope it fulfills the early promise. (Amusing to read a lot of yanks commenting that Felix is an unrealistically swishy gay man, but honestly I've known so many like him it's pure comedy-of-recognition.)

    And news for Elementary fans: re. the Irene Adler situation (where she's supposed to be dead before the show starts)...

    ...to the surprise of no-one at all, she's alive. She will be played by the lovely Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones and The Fades for the last 3 eps of the season.


    To close for the night: who else thought the Mad Men return was confused and dull, except for the terrifying moment where the android Betty spun a paedophilic rape fantasy about a teenaged guest of her daughter for her husband... which was, at least, surprising.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    The Mad Men season opener had many moments, but should have stuck with the usual hour format.
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    Cult cancelled, and SyFy announce they're making miniseries of Ringworld and Childhood's End, along with that whole Blake's Seven reboot.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2013
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    Because the way I watch TV normally is to consider watching a show for about 3-5 years and then start watching it on Netflix, on a whim, I've gotten though about 3/4ths of Portlandia in the past 3 days. Surprised by how funny it is (though I guess I shouldn't be; I don't think I would've watched it at all if I didn't think people might have been right about it).

    As far as TV that's has aired this year: I still don't know how I feel about the season finale of Walking Dead, except it didn't feel much like a season finale to me.

    I also doubt there'll be anyone in this thread that'll wanna discuss the current happenings of Impact Wrestling.
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    brittanica- I agree with you on Walking Dead. The whole season was building up to what was seeming to be a great finale, but it was very anti climactic. And it took Andrea the whole episode to get out of that chair. Along with all the stupid decisions she made I am kind of glad she is dead.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
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    I also doubt there'll be anyone in this thread that'll wanna discuss the current happenings of Impact Wrestling.


    I might...
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
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    No one's mentioned Dr.Who yet... is that because meh?

    I thought the first episode was good enough, but last week was like a compression of all Russel T. Davis' ideas executed with less flair.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
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    @TF - you and me both! Last week was boring as hell. I like the new companion but it's sort of against my own will because aside from the whole reincarnation mystery she seems kind of bland to me. Pretty, chirpy, but bland. Maybe it's unreasonable for me to want some grit from this show. It doesn't even have to be grit. Sand would do.

    I'm questioning my own sanity over it but I've started watching classic who. I want historical/cultural/character context that new-who isn't giving me so I'm going back to the source. The most surprising thing - the writing is still good. In fact episode one is straight up great television.

    Also, working in the Doctor Who props department must have been the single best job in the country back then. Those guys were inventive.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
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    My biggest problem with classic Who is that a lot of the stories make little or no sense. For example, Castrovalva, Peter Davidson's first serial, was like one long acid trip...
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
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    @Laz: Aces & 8s: how do you feel about 'em? Until it turns into another "nWo overstaying their welcome" thing, I like it.

    I gotta get Graves in here, he's the only other internet dude I can talk wrestling w/...
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    I thought Mad Men was fantastic as ever. The entire 'profile' was a nice way to highlight everyone's shifting positions in the world and an acknowledgement of the horrors of middle age.

    Plus it was nice to see Betty doing something instead of just sitting around being annoyed that she's fat.

    It did feel a little long with it's 1.5 hours of show but I was never disinterested with it.

    Also Harry Crane is the biggest dork and I love him for it.