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    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2011
    Been catching up on Misfits (E4). Succinctly described to me as Heroes if it didn't suck. Also, very funny. 'Save me Barry!' pays off a background gag extremely well at the end of the first series.
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    aodh_rua: That is precisely how I've described MISFITS. :-) Also: yeah, that show is a lot of fun.
      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2011
    Thank you very much for the links about Violet Sedan Chair and the music!!

    I was alright with the first two episodes of the cape, despite being so poorly and awkwardly paced. But I could hardly watch the last episode. Oh god ><

    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2011
    That last episode of Being Human was pretty cool and it spun off into a new web series. Check it out.
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2011
    This needs closure now, I believe.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2011
    Still got another month - it's Jan-Feb.
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2011 edited
    Gah, you're right. I was seeing all the other monthly closures and got ahead of myself. My bad.
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    Californication seems to be slipping a little this season. It's still the only thing being released these days that I find remoted entertaining though :)
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2011
    @MartinSheen - Agreed. Sometimes I feel like they're trying too hard at this point, if that makes sense. Though it's still probably what I look forward to the most every week.
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    Caught Eagleheart last night, but if you already can't stand Chris Elliot, then you won't like it. It's somewhat a parody of terrible cop movies, and I like it, because of the ridiculously bad acting.

    Also, Hard Time on NatGeo is pretty good, about an Ohio State Prison, the inmates open up fairly well, showing what illegal things they are doing behind the walls, and are pretty candid about how they feel. Obviously, not for the faint of heart; the insights into a homosexual inmate who isn't sure if he'd be straight or not if he wasn't locked up, a life long felon who likes being in prison, a kid who's been locked up his whole life and is scared of being released in a few days, all of these stories hit pretty hard, even if you've seen this kind of stuff before.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2011
    Catching up on shows I've been meaning to get to:

    Up to episode 3 on The Cape--really enjoyable. It reminds me a lot of, say, Batman in the Bronze Age, a really solid mix of effective drama and lovely camp.

    In the middle of catching up on Fringe--for some reason I just stopped watching half-way through this season.
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    Season premiere of Justified is this coming week, I think. Just about the only show that I can't wait for.
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
    Oh, Justified. Never stop being you.
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011 edited
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
    Hey, I can't believe this hasn't been mentioned, but did you guys see the D&D episode of Community last week? Friggin genius.
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    Was that Bryan Singer on last night's Fringe?
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2011
    I went and watched the "Dungeons and Dragons" episode of "Community" based on that recommendation above.
    Wow. Really excellently done. I'm also impressed at the ability of the writer and director to channel Chevvy Chase appropriately and keep him on that low roiling boil.
      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2011 edited
    Guys, if you've been avoiding the Spartacus shows... trust me, they are splendid. The 6-part prequel series Gods of the Arena just got to ep 5 - and amidst the semi-300-ultraviolence, tight plotting and the vast amount of nudity and swearing, there's a truly extraordinary love story told between John Hannah and Lucy Lawless - Lawless this week was beyond superlatives. And yes, she gets nekkid, a lot.

    Fringe seems to be heading towards a kind of 'love conquers or maybe destroys all' ending for Season 3, with no promise of a 4th. I hope this wonderful slice of clever SF gets more chance to tell its' tale.

    I suspect Justified may be even better this season - Margot Martindale's reefer-growing matriarch is a fine addition to the story.

    And... Outcasts was a colossal pile of shite. It's getting raves from mainstream press & even the likes of IO9 - yet they're stripping the last 3 eps across one late night, so even the Beeb knows they've got a dog on their hands. What fucks me off it they'll point to it as "see, we do adult sci-fi now!". What a waste.
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2011
    This whole season of Community has been great, it's one of my favourite shows just now. That D&D ep was particularly good.
    Can say much the same about Fringe, it's had some pretty wonderful moments lately.
    And... yes, Outcasts was terrible - the kind of joyless, earnest SF that leads to hatecrimes against geeks.
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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?

    Finished the last episode last night-- REALLY enjoyed it.

    Bit of silly meta-fiction fun in episode 5, where Luther calls out to get in touch with Det. Munch in the US--

    Det. Munch, as many of you know was a character in Homicide, and also Law and Order--
    He also appears as a brief cameo in The Wire (They never say it's him, but c'mon-- YOU KNOW IT IS)--

    All of which means: Stringer Bell has a twin that works as a detective in London.

    (and if you haven't seen The Wire, shame on you! Go now!)