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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2013 edited
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    Last week's Under the Dome didn't suck, so I'll check it out again. Defiance and Warehouse 13 wrap their seasons next week, so that'll clear Mondays out. I figure to check out The Bridge when it debuts July 10. Meanwhile, the season season of Continuum is interesting and is definitely worth my eyeball time. I'll confess this show had me in the second ep of the first season with "Bitch cop does."
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      CommentAuthorWill Couper
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2013 edited
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    FX have been showing the sixth series of Burn Notice coming up to three weeks now and I can't help wondering what the hell happened to the programme. It used to be a fairly light action romp that didn't take itself too seriously, it had a bit of heart and a sense of humour. At the onset of the sixth series any semblance of humour has been dumped out of the window for excruciating attempts at serious drama that does nothing more than tumble into overplayed melodrama. Stories should evolve and bring new things, but not at the expense of their essence. Don't know how much longer I'll be watching Burn Notice, which is a pity as most of the other TV series I've been following lately (Elementary, Community, NCIS: Los Angeles and Bones – though Bones was a bit of a blessing, as it's gone completely to hell) have ended their current runs. Still, I've been catching up with Castle and The Mentalist, which will keep me going for a while.


    Will
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    Luther starts again on BBC tonight. Being looking forward to this for a while. Some good TV at the moment. The Americans and The Returned particularly.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2013 edited
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    Under the Dome is continuing to not suck. I like that some characters from book have more shades of gray about them. Probably the thing that bugs me the most is the kidnap storyline between Junior and Angie. The biggest problem for me is that it seemed to come too soon. I would have preferred that they first show Angie and Junior as the "perfect" young couple and then take six or seven episode to slowly show the cracks in their facade as well as showing us why these two people came together in the first place (presumably Junior didn't just stump over to Angie and say "Hi, I'm a possessive psychotic, wanna go out with me?"). Then, maybe episode eight do the kidnap thing.
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2013
     (11105.5)
    this weekend, THE WALKING DEAD is having a marathon.


    to the tune of "Marathon" by Rush

    WALKING DEAD: THE MARATHON

    It's not how fast you can go
    We dead will take it slow
    We don't pick up our feet
    We've forgotten about defeat
    More than just survival
    More than just a flash
    Exhaustion is your bottom line
    So go ahead and dash

    It's a test of ultimate will
    You roll your hopes uphill
    We don't pick up the pace
    Because it's not that kind of race
    More than good condition
    More than simple speed
    Our cold flesh has ambition
    To feed this burning need
    In the long run...

    The first shall be the last
    The torch you'll never pass
    Something about your flesh that beats ketchup and fries
    One moment's bite, and our eyes roll with delight
    Life's just a streak of lightning
    That flashes and fades in the summer sky

    Your body may overload
    You can rest at the side of the road
    We won't miss a stride
    So say goodbye to your free ride
    More than high performance
    Or either rain, or snow
    More than just the gloom of night
    Or a lucky shot from a bow
    In the long run...

    The first shall be the last
    Your sleep will end our fast
    Something about your scent that draws us like horseflies
    One moment's slip, and we will use our grip
    Your life's a streak of lightning
    That flashes and fades in the summer sky
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2013
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    This exists to prove that SyFy molested the shark while jumping it.

    I can't wait for Boacano and Gatorquake.
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2013
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    I appreciate fine cinema as much as the next guy, but I'm totally getting high and ordering pizza and watching the shit out of that.
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    The screenwriter of Sharknado has to be some sort of genius. I wouldn't even have thought it was possible to make a feature length story out of the 'tornado full of sharks' concept, and yet, somehow, they pulled it off.

    [Edit]Yup. GENIUS.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2013
     (11105.10)
    Watching Orange Is the New Black on Netflix. It is a pretty darned good show, really. They're doing the Lost thing of showing you bits of their characters' back stories in every episode. But without the supernatural shit.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2013
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    "The Legend of Korra," season one, is being shown on "NickToons."

    Also, for those who have Comcast, the season is available "On Demand" for free.

    I'm DVRing the episodes I missed during the initial run.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2013
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    Venture Brothers: That ending. I mean, holy shitballs, that ending. Wow.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
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    That episode might be my favorite of the series.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     (11105.14)
    Snarknado might just be the shit that will take me out-of my head - permanently!
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013 edited
     (11105.15)
    Bear in mind SyFy Channel cancelled Alphas to pay for shit like Sharknado...

    Meanwhile, Continuum continues to grow in both plot complexity and sheer coolness, as witnessed by this week's scene (Canadian airing - US/UK are about 4 episodes behind this) where...

    ...anti-corporate agent Jasmine Garza is arrested and picks the lock of her handcuffs with her nipple piercing bar

    ...which I defy you to find in any other programme.

    Also, Falling Skies could not get any stupider. Any semblance of actually exploring what humanity would have to become to repel an alien invasion is gone, drowned in daddy-issue family wankery of such profound idiocy that Our 'Heroes' can't even handle a party of road thieves sensibly.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013 edited
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    Luther. Luther!



    Oh, also Whose Line is back.
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    @Cat Vincent. I somehow didn't realize that that was that was. And they even established that she had them in a flashback to the future a couple of episodes ago. That's actually pretty brilliant serialized story-telling.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2013 edited
     (11105.18)
    @DavidLejeune: Yeah, the set-up on that bit was superb writing.

    @DJ: As you say... LUTHER!!!

    Poor Justin. Fucking loved that character. Had hopes they'd do a near-future crimes show with a mature post-John version running the shop... but not to be.



    As I noted elsewhere: not the strongest run of the show in terms of the crimes and the secondary stuff (new love interest is OK, the meet-cure really wasn't... and the Glaswegian Internal Affairs bloke is not as scary as they think he is. "You're not the whirlwind. I am the whirlwind", indeed) but it's all to play for next week.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2013
     (11105.19)
    @Cat
    I'd agree with that. I'd also say:
    Putting another of his love interests in the line of fire feels very forced, especially after they blew away Justin.
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    I watched season 1 of "Orange is the New Black" after hearing that it was loosely based on someone's real life story. It was O.K. not earth shattering, but held my interest.