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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2013
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    Careful, you almost spoiled yourself.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2013
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    Yeah, I could've saved myself a year of Archer ignorance if I hadn't dismissed the recommendations based on their vague-ass 'you just gotta watch it' nature. Is it really so hard to articulate, though? If a single person had even made it as far as 'the sarcasm and violence of Venture Bros meets the fast-paced absurdity of Harvey Birdmam' - or you know any combination of a noun and some adjectives really - I would've been intrigued.
    Gotta spend more time reminding myself that my friends are not writers.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013 edited
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    I've been watching all of Breaking Bad (again) to get ready for the last season. I still reckon it's one of the best things I've ever seen. But you lot know that.

    Edit: I'm up to speed on it, and I'm treading lightly, too.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2013
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    A new series by the creator of Cowboy Bebop makes me probably the most hype I've been for a show in a long while.


    Breaking Bad is actually kind of stressful right now.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013
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    @D.J.

    I am freaking out. I LOVED Samurai Champloo. Thanks for sharing that one, or no doubt it would totally have passed me by.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013 edited
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    @D.J: Yeah, Breaking Bad is kinda stressful right now, but I'm really enjoying it.

    I watched the new episode of Top Boy recently. It seems good, don't get me wrong, but it just reminds me of all that crap gang stuff I've seen so much of in London. I had to associate with people like that in the past, so it was unsettling viewing.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2013
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    That was a bit of a leap there, Breaking Bad.
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    DJ - some might think that. I tend to agree with Todd van der Werff of AV Club...

    ...on some level Jessie always knew. The bit - admittedly a bit clumsy - just brought it to the point where he couldn't bury/deny it any more.
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    You guys: Jonathan Nolan's remaking Westworld for HBO.

    That's the creator of Person of Interest making a show about sex robots having a revolution, plus cowboys. For the network that brought you Game Of Thrones. This could be the show Whedon wanted Dollhouse to be in the first place...
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2013
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    Yeah, Breaking Bad is getting just a wee bit intense.

    Jesse Pinkman is quite possibly the most tragic character in television history. Shit is brutal.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2013
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    The last episode of Futurama airs tonight.

    An uneven show, but always clever and fun to watch.

    Some of the episodes were quite moving . . . The one about Fry's dog, and the one about Fry's nephew, come to mind.
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    I hate that "Alway Sunny in Philidelphia" and "The League" are on FXX now. I don't get FXX and I can only get it if I order the sports package for another $10 a month. I fucking hate sports. I guess I'll have to wait until its on DVD like all of the HBO shows now.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2013
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    I guess I'll give Agents of SHIELD a watch when It starts soon. I keeps wondering what's happening with the Pilot of Powers - I sorta want to give that a chance.

    I've been plowing through The Shield again, because it's still good.
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    For all those who watch Breaking Bad: After the ending of tonight's episode, I'm not sure that I can finish the show.

    I can accept cartoonishness for the sake of style, but that ending struck a nerve in just how unbelievable it was as well as just how goddamned sloppy it was.

    I can think of a handful of ways they could have accomplished the same thing they wanted(a cliffhanger, essentially) without getting so unnecessary about it.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2013
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    I've been watching, via Netflix, "Terriers." A short lived private-eye series, incorporating the now-familiar season-spanning arc with single-episode capers. I'm enjoying it a lot. Nicely underplayed, with no incidental music. (If there's music playing during a fight scene, it always turns out to be the music that happens to be playing on a car radio or what-not.

    I've also been burning through Burn Notice, which threatens to get formulaic, but I'm half-watching anyway. Clever enough.
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    I started watching the first episode of "Derek" on Netflix and I'm going to stop now.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2013
     (11105.17)
    Oh! Maybe someone here would be interested:

    Nickelodeon is starting the new season of "The Legend of Korra" (sequel to "Avatar: The Last Airbender") tonight. 7:00 Pacific time . . . can't reliably tell you about other time zones.

    (Tonight is two episodes / one hour).
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2013
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    The fourth season of Haven starts tonight on SyFy at 10PM Eastern. While I'm curious about the situation left after last season's finale, I'm really more happy to see Colin Ferguson from Eureka back on my TV again. Bonus points if he's somehow still playing Jack Carter.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2013
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    Breaking Bad - yet even more stress.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2013
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    Sleepy Hollow starts tonight. I'll catch it tomorrow some time. As far as I can tell, the set up is Icabod Crane (who seems badass, British and not even a little bit like the timid schoolmaster of the original tale) arrives in modern day Sleep Hollow just in time to help the townsfolk deal with the Headless Horseman (and presumably a bunch of other weird supernatural stuff). Personally, if they were going to do this, I'd have liked to see them do it as a semi-sequel to the Tim Burton movie of the same name. You know, have an early 19th century detective-scientist and a couple of associates go traveling around America circa 1800 solving supernatural mysteries and the like. Oh well, not to be.