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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2011
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    There's not really much to talk about for the moment for me. I'm looking forward to Chuck, White Collar and Castle coming back in January, but not much else, though I'll at least look at The Cape.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2011
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    Archer is coming back at the end of the month. I'm watching through the first season and am surprised to find it's actually quite funny. Shameless premieres on HBO on the 9th, FX's Lights Out on the 11th and Parks & Rec finally returning on the 20th. I don't expect The Cape to be any good, but I'll give it a go. Justified comes back February, and other than that and all the shows coming back from hiatus, there's not much to mention.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2011
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    Watched the first two episodes of Max Headroom, via a DVD collection I bought last month. I had them on crummy VHS tapes recorded off the air, but I wanted fresh crisp recordings and was interested in the commentary.

    What a strange experience. It isn't exactly dated; the grunge-tech look is in a sense timeless. On the other hand the wireframe computer graphics are awfully archaic looking and action dwells on them, suggesting that at the time they were damn cool and worth dwelling on.

    The feisty anti-corporate, anti-big-media theme of the show . . . relevant as ever.

    The little booklet that came with the collection notes that Bryce Lynch was born in 1988, suggesting that we're already lived through Max's time.
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    Archer is coming back at the end of the month. I'm watching through the first season and am surprised to find it's actually quite funny


    If you like Archer, you should check out the two seasons of its predecessor, Frisky Dingo. They're only eleven minutes long and while it starts off slow, it has a sort of unstoppable momentum to its humor as the plot and characters get more and more out of hand.

    I too look forward to the second season of Archer as well as the return of 30 Rock. I'm considering Parks and Recreation due to Adam Scott joining the cast, but I am as of yet skeptical towards network sitcoms.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2011
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    I really hope we get a full season out of FRINGE, but since it's been moved to Fridays I don't hold much hope.
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    I watched a couple episodes of The Vice Guide to Everything over the past week or two. First off, I haven't watched MTV in years, but the guys behind Heavy Metal Baghdad looked worth it.

    At first glance, the show seems impressive, with ballsy filmmaker & crew going places that are hard to get into and reporting on tough topics, like the all-white town in South Afrika, or on Narco-Cinema in Mexico. But after watching a couple episodes, there's definitely a slant to their reporting.

    When filming Border Rangers in Arizona, instead of discussing the dangerous risk that local militias are taking, they poke fun at the rednecks with assult rifles who say that they aren't interested in your average illegal immigrant coming over the border; they're looking for drug dealers and violent cartel members smuggling drugs, etc. into the USA. Which is fine, if that's how you see it. But then to go to a small village in Pakistan and buy automatic weapons and shoot them off of rooftops and say how cool it is, and point RPGs at the camera, and later revisit the small town and show that its under control of the Taliban because of the US's attacks in Afghanistan, and say how sad it is that you can't go back there and buy more weapons. I find the show to be the kind of snarky that I don't like, like they're trying to prove how cool they are instead of how serious the topic they're covering really is. But, hey, it's just another fucking show on MTV so I don't know why I held it to a higher standard in the first place.

    I had some decent expectations for the show, based on what I knew from the creators, and now I'm kind of pissed at them.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2011
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    So I saw part of The Cape yesterday but I cut out right about the time they introduced "The Circus of Crime." I think the biggest problem I had with this show is that I'm not eight years old. Eight year old me would've loved The Cape. I still like Batman, Superman, Spider-man and Iron Man because they got to me before my analytical adult had formed to tell me that radiation gives cancer instead of cool powerz.
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    AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!

    Here is the latest epidose on you tube. Check it out.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2011
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    @Bood- Teletoon here in Canada has screwed up the order they're showing the Avengers in. (Typical, really.) I still haven't seen the Captain Marvel ep, theMasters of Evil ep or the Kang ep. Last week, they reran the Thor/Hulk fight. Where's my new episodes?
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    Where's my new episodes?
    @misterhex

    Love to be of help.:) First off pretty much all the latest episodes are on you tube.

    You can go here to see the episode list and the order they go in. They even have the upcoming, unaired episodes up too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Avengers:_Earth%27s_Mightiest_Heroes_episodes

    in order to find the specific episodes in You tube.

    Type out "The Avengers Earth's mightiest heroes and then the title of the episode and that will give you a direct link to that episode."
    Ie. "The avengers earths mightiest heroes Masters of evil."

    the captain marvel episode is called "459"

    the one I posted on top is the first episode of the Kang the Conqueror storyline(looks like this will be a three parter"

    The Thor vs Hulk you mentioned was "some assembly required" I think, and if that is the last episode you've seen than you have 9 new episodes to see on you tube.

    Helpful?
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
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    Californication, anyone following it? The first episode of the fourth season looked like the same but at the end of the second Hank does something so out of character imo that I fear for the direction the show may take this season.
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
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    The second? I thought the first just came out on Sunday?
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
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    Well, the first 2 episodes came up online 2 weeks ago, some kind of previews episodes.
    Pioneer One released a second episode and so far it's really good for the means they have.
    Human Target introduced 2 female team members. Quite obvious roles, the cute thief and the rich lady that now finances them. Easily dispensable but it’s mildly fun.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
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    Oddities is a short-episode (20-odd minutes) program about Obscura Curios and Antiques in Manhattan. It's sort of like Antiques Roadshow for the terminally weird. Keep an eye out in the first episode for the CREEPIEST MOTHERFUCKER EVER..."isss thaaat aaa ssstrraaiiitjaacket?"
    • CommentAuthorTAL
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2011
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    Californication is still awesome.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2011
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    Lights Out was interesting. A few cliche family moments and whatnot, but once they're a couple episodes in and have established everything they need to, it could be a really good show.
    • CommentAuthorjonah
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2011
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    Law & Order SVU with Jeremy Irons was crazy. Would have been a great Cronenberg movie.
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    I'm super psyched about Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's Portlandia on IFC, which I think starts Jan 21. IFC has been showing so much good shit, lately (finally checking out Larry Sanders Show on there, so it's new to me...), and Fred Armisen is hilarious. Ricky Gervais Show season 2 on HBO soon, either tomorrow or next Friday...

    Episodes with Matt LaBlanc was TERRIBLE. Will give a second episode, but God the first one was a pain to watch. Shameless was damn good, though.

    Also very curious about Syfy's new Face Off competition show, which seems to be like Top Chef for makeup special effects artists. I'm way into old-school movie effects, so if it's cool, that will be nice. Syfy does weird shit sometimes, though...

    Bob's Burgers was funny enough. It's certainly a different vibe than Simpsons or the McFarland shows, and I'm a Home Movies fan, so I'll stick with it awhile.

    Oh, and Rupaul's Drag Race is back on, which is a fucking hoot. If you like Project Runway, these trannies make way crazier dresses out of basically nothing in half the time and never bitch and moan about it, then they wear them down the runway while catfight-lipsynching. It's awesome and wholesome.

    Will check out the Being Human remake (with the werewolf, vamp and ghost living together) but don't expect much. Skipping the Skins remake because while I thoroughly enjoyed the British version the first time around, I can see all the exact same scenes in the trailers, and just don't have the energy to watch it over again with more annoying American people.

    And still waiting for Inbetweeners season 3 on BBC America.
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    Depending on your tolerances, The Cape is either mildly hilarious shit, or unbearable shit. Keith David looks like he's having fun, though.

    And I just head there's a US remake of Randall and Hopkirk: Deceased in the works. Presumably, not a remake of the Vic and Bob remake.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
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