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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2014
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    Me? I've basically just kep binging on Supernatural, which is still just way too much fun to deal with. Up to season 7 now, and after the lackluster 6th, it seems to be shaping back nicely.

    Waiting for Adventure Time to start up again, because that's my main jam.

    Haven't seen the new season of Community kickoff yet, but I'm looking forward to that in a big way.

    What's on your YESes and NOes?
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2014 edited
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    New Community's much better than the Harmonless season already. And I enjoy Supernatural a lot, on roughly the same level I imagine an ex intelligence officer might enjoy James Bond.

    Waiting for more Person Of Interest of course; also The Blacklist, The Good Wife, Elementary (which is pissing on Sherlock's chips from a great height these days, the return this week was excellent) & Archer. Grimm's still a lot of fun (more than Sleepy Hollow, but they've had a couple of seasons head start). Am intrigued by the potential of Ron Moore's upcoming Helix. Plus, eventually, more Justified and Continuum. I really hope Brooklyn Nine-Nine gets renewed.

    Currently rewatching Leverage - if you haven't seen it, you really must.

    EDIT: Justified's back on the 7th? RESULT.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2014
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    Sherlock - The Sign Of Three was lovely. Especially liked the drunk deduction-vision.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2014
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    Short notice, but for folks in the UK there's a documentary on BBC3 at 9pm about a full contact medieval combat tournament an insane friend of mine took part in last year... Probably be repeated a fair few times and end up on iPlayer as well.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01p410n
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    drunk Sherlock was pretty funny reminded me of this
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2014
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    On Grimm it's official that Juliette knows Fuck-you-up-fu aka Women's Self Defense.
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    @johnjones: Yeah, I totally dig that Juliette totally kicked the asshat's ass instead of Nick being all hero dude.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2014
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    The sheer idiocy of the premise for the third episode of Community S5 is really enough to make this one of the funniest things I've watched in a while. I won't say any more.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2014
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    I watched the pilot of Helix, which is about some virus going on in some Arctic research station. It started off fairly promising, but seemed to get a bit corny near the end. In my head I was expecting some sorta cross between The Thing and The Andromeda Strain; I don't know why, though.

    I got new Justified and American Horror Story to watch, so that's good.
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    @ flecky - yeah, I wasn't blown away from the first episode of Helix either, but I'm going to give it 4 episodes to see if it gets better.

    I thought the second episode of Space Dandy was a little better than the first. There is some beautiful animation in there. The show has more in common with FLCL than it does with Cowboy Bebop or Samurai Champloo.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2014
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    @ trini_naenae

    I liked that there was none of that high-kicking Xena bullshit fighting or a bunch of flips and throws. Juliette was using realistic moves and tactics that a real women trained to defend herself would use. Ear-slapping, hair-pulling, smashing him with object, never letting up, kicking him while he was down. For a second I was hoping she'd go You're Next and
    just beat him to fucking death with a hammer.
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    flecky:

    "some sorta cross between The Thing and The Andromeda Strain"

    I NEED THAT. SOMEONE MAKE IT.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2014
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    My impression of Helix was "Resident Evil: The Series."
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    Last Sherlock - did not suck. Except...

    ...they're fucking bringing Hyperactive Leprechaun Moriarty back. Now, they're doing an interesting retcon of the character's behaviour - implying he had a death-wish to explain his frankly stupid activities for a so-called criminal mastermind - but if they're going to actually pull that off and have a real Moriarty behind the supposed one, I'd buy that.
    I still fucking hate that actor. though.

    Totally did not see the twist with Mary coming. Liked the analysis of Watson's danger addiction.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    I do hope everyone's watching the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show that started airing in 2012. The second season is getting VERY interesting, starting off with the second episode basically being an episode-long homage to Alien. But with squirrels. It's the best "moving picture" incarnation of the Turtles bar none (in my opinion) and well worth a look if you haven't already.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    Steven Universe (Cartoon Network) is sweet and goofy. It is targeted for a demographic younger than Adventure Time, but I am enjoying it.

    Steven is a chubby, goofy, maybe-ten-year-old boy living in a coastal tourist town. His aging-hippy dad runs the car wash. His mom is dead, I believe; in any case, Steven has inherited her power crystal. Mom, it seems, was part of a team of four woman mystic warriors -- Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl are the survivors -- who work out of a temple built into a rock outcropping.

    Steven hasn't mastered the powers of his crystal, but he tries to help.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    Just finished the first new Sherlock episode. Not going to bother with the other two.
    As much as I like a lot of the incarnation (mainly Freeman), the writing and dialogue are just getting cringe-inducing. I hated the way they did the "I'm not dead" reveal, I hate the new flashier graphics on the overlay text, and I hate Sherlock's indifference to John's emotional state. It's implausible at best. Moffatt, you've disappointed me for the last time.
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    @allana - you are not missing much from the other two episodes. I think Elementary is a much more entertaining Sherlock Holmes adaptation. Moffatt's only redeeming quality in his writing is his humor in my opinion.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014 edited
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    I confess that I haven't seen anything of the BBC Sherlock outside of bits and pieces online (no BBC-America at my house, alas). From what I've read of others' takes on it, Sherlock has taken Holmes and Watson whole cloth from the 19th century and updated a few of the technologies and concepts to reflect that the series is in modern times, but not really of them. Which means that the characters, especially Holmes, don't suffer the consequences that their behavior and actions would likely entail.

    In Elementary, everyone is both in and of the modern world and they all suffer its consequences.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    But the dialogue is shit.