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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
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    I'm too cheap to pay for a cable plan with IFC. I look forward to opinions about Portlandia.

    I enjoyed the pilot of The Cape. Nothing deep; predictable but fun.

    Men of a Certain Age continues to please, but it is kind of sobering to realize that I'm in its target demographic.

    Bob's Burgers . . . man, that last episode was great. Bob gets stuck in a series of dusty narrow spaces behind the walls of his apartment / restaurant; he decides to stay there to avoid visiting in-laws. Meanwhile, his loopy daughter has erotic dreams about zombies.
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    Just caught episode 2 of "Pioneer One", and am very surprised by how little I'm hearing about it.
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    @StefanJ - The first episode of Portlandia appears to be on YouTube. No idea what, if anything, that means, or if it'll stay there.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2011 edited
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    @Justin: Thanks! But, crap, I got about 18 minutes in (end of the Hide n' Seek sketch), paused it, and when I started play again it had gone private.

    What I saw was pretty damn funny. The settings were definitely Portland. Can't say as I've met many people like that. Portland has always struck me as more mellow than weird.
    • CommentAuthorSantos
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
     (9360.25)
    That show the Cape was almost unbearable to watch. It wasn't even funny in the "Oh, this is so bad" sense.

    The first episode of Portlandia was awesome. I can't wait to see the next one.

    Has anyone heard if Fringe is getting cancelled? I am still a huge fan and looking forward to the episode tonight. At least I hope they get to wrap it up.
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      CommentAuthorStoto
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
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    Just watched an episode of Bob's Burgers. Thought it was pretty funny. Reminded me a bit of The Life and Times of Tim.
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    @Santos - No announcements yet, though here's Abrams: "if we’re going to fail, let’s go down doing the most badass, weirdest, interesting, sophisticated version of a series that we could possibly do…"
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    Fringe is back, in full effect. Christopher Lloyd, The Observer doing a lot more than Observing...

    Also, this: Walter's favourite band in the show is called Violet Sedan Chair (Lloyd being their lead singer). The name has been mentioned for a while... and in true JJ Abrams easter-egg style, they made a Violet Sedan Chair album and put copies of the vinyl version in various US music stores for fans to find.
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2011
     (9360.29)
    @Cat - Want.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2011 edited
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    steevo - here you go... the music, at least!

    Also. 1) There's supposed to be a hidden 11th track, and
    2) VIOLET SEDAN CHAIR is an anagram of OLIVIA CAN READ THIS
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2011
     (9360.31)
    You got this, which I got express how excited I am for.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ5p18wIQEI

    New Being Human series starts tomorrow, really excited for that.

    Californication is awesome as always.

    Watching X-Men: The Animated Series online and I'm very surpised at how each episode is built, each one builds off the next and establish new things. It's very interesting with some interesting character development, I'm surprised.

    And am watching Carnevale on DVD. Which is awesome.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2011
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    Okay, this Violet Sedan Chair album is great. Thank you, Fringe.

    I just watched the second episode of Bob's Burgers, and it was much better than the first.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2011
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    Anyone else see the US remake of Being Human? It was very weird seeing the third different version of the same thing. I suppose I'm naturally disposed to say this, but I felt that it was much weaker than the original and being far less subtle really damaged it.
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2011
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    I don't know, I think it has potential. But we'll see.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2011
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    The first episode of The Cape was not as bad as I'd expected. It's very simple, but not dumb simple. Campy, but not Batman & Robin campy.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2011
     (9360.36)
    Am I the only one who would much prefer Batman campy than whatever The Cape is?
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    The Cape is very close to the 90s The Flash series campy. Keith David seems to get it, but the lead really doesn't.
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      CommentAuthorVaehling
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2011
     (9360.38)
    This VIOLET SEDAN CHAIR stunt is amazing!

    Too bad this probably won't ever be available here in Germany. Well, legally, anyway.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2011
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    New episode of the British version of Being Human was superlatively good. Funny and nasty in equal measure. Still absolutely the best British genre TV series in recent memory, pipping Misfits by dint of having a lot more depth and the metaphors working better.
    • CommentAuthorSantos
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2011
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    I thought BBC's "Luther" was really great. I was able to catch the first series on BBC America. Anyone else see that?