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    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeOct 13th 2013
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    I know it's old, but I think I got more out-of watching The Shield now than I did a few years back. The ending was just brutally brilliant.

    New Walking Dead starts later today, which I'll watch at some point.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2013
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    I was in a foul mood anyway, but watching some of Agents of SHIELD made it worse tonight. I'm done with it. Let me know if it improves.
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    @flecky - it improves a bit but not enough so far to make it even remotely competent, let alone good.
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    @ flecky - don't feel bad, I tapped out after 3 episodes of SHIELD.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2013
     (11173.5)
    I watched one episode of Agents of SHIELD. It was all right in a "blandly pretty white people save the world" kind of way, but I'm still skipping it. In terms of world-saving, I'm going with the batshit, gonzo fun of Sleepy Hollow.
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    Yeah, because who would have thought an AVENGERS spin-off would be missing those critical elements of batshit gonzo madness that Marvel is known for /sarc.
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      CommentAuthorvoyou
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2013
     (11173.7)
    I've been trying to figure out what Agents of SHIELD reminds me of, and my conclusion is: late 90s Tomb Raider knock-off Relic Hunter. I guess you could call it "cheap and cheerful"; it seems like a throwback to a time when network TV was less ambitious. These days, even shows that aren't trying to be "quality TV" usually at least go all-out with whatever it is they are trying to be, as with the straight-faced angst of a Vampire Diaries or the absurd commitment to melodrama of Revenge.

    I don't necessarily object to cheap and cheerful (I have a soft spot for Relic Hunter as I watched a bunch of it on French TV, where it was the only thing simple enough for my limited French language skills to grasp); it seems out of place on contemporary TV, although it is somewhat of a piece with the film, which also felt pretty cheap and cheerful (even if it took a lot of money to look that cheap).
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    And 'Beware the Batman' is now undergoing what has become the standard Cartoon Network treatment for young adult animated action series: abruptly taken off the air with a scheduled dump of the remaining episodes in January. At this point I'm not sure why anyone would want to work for WB's TV animation studio, since this always happens.
    • CommentAuthorkhaoohs
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     (11173.9)
    @DavidLejune, that is disappointing. Doesn't seem like many liked Beware, but I certainly enjoyed it.
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    @ DavidLejeune- Yeah, this is not a surprise to any of us at WB animation.

    We are told that it's a bad time for action adventure shows on T.V. now and that comedy is what CN wants to push. Teen Titans Go! is more of a comedy than a action adventure show and does well for CN so that's why they are behind that show. My guess is that once the 3 year contract for DC Nation is up, (which is soon), you won't be seeing as much DC animated stuff on T.V. CN and Warner Animation have never really gotten along for a myriad of reasons. One of them being that CN makes no money on toy sales from DC animated stuff, so there is no real incentive for them to promote our stuff. They rather put that energy to promoting Ben 10 where they make money on the toy sales.

    "At this point I'm not sure why anyone would want to work for WB's TV animation studio, since this always happens."


    Thankfully, the DTVs are doing well enough for Warner Home Video to continue giving us money to make more. CN has no control of the DTVs.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     (11173.11)
    Tell DC to continue Young Justice with netflix or something.
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    Last season of Misfits started with a bang...

    ...with one male character raping another unconscious male character to force Satan out him...


    ...and it seems there will be a big finish to the entire series arc. Gonna miss those mad filthy bastards. Now, if Agents Of S.H.I.T had half their story-telling chops, we'd be laughing.
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the new Dracula show. It's daft, horribly inaccurate about Victorian period details and customs, has one of the worst American accents in media history... and it's great. Purists will object to Vlad Tepes recast as a fake Yank industrialist fighting the evil oil-monopolizing Illuminati with Tesla-tech, but I think it's going to be a hoot - and with Daniel Knauf, creator of Carnivale at the helm, the long game should be worth the time.

    And the frocks are fabulous.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2013 edited
     (11173.14)
    I've been watching The Walking Dead. I met Andrew Lincoln last year in the strangest of places, so's I best not say. Anyway, he seemed like a nice enough geezer for someone who feeds little piglets to hordes of ravenous bags-of-pus. Oops, spoiler?
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2013
     (11173.15)
    Metalocalypse: Doomstar Requiem, The Rock Opera was gloriously, violently, nuts.
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    @johnjones: Just watched it.


    FUCKING METAL!!!!!!!!!!


    Ahem. Quite enjoyed that.
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    Agents of SHIELD has been problematic for me. The last few episodes had been turning into a yawnfest called the Skye & Ward Show plus Coulson. The recent episode seemed headed the same way at first. But thanks to the callback to the pilot's Big Bad, several bits of Melinda May badassery, and even a sweet Simmons moment, it prompted renewed interest.

    But the series I'm interested in seeing this week comes from France, and starts showing on Halloween. Ladies and gents, this is The Returned.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2013
     (11173.18)
    Wow, The Returned looks eerily similar to the comic Revival.
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    The Returned showed in the UK earlier in the year and delivered right through the series. Well worth watching.
    • CommentAuthorstvn.wlsn
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2013 edited
     (11173.20)
    The actress who plays Lt. Mills is awful in Sleepy Hollow and spoiling it for me. Time to kill her off and make Jenny the second 'witness'. I like everything else about it, even if it is a little far-fetched.