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    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2011
    Community, Parks & Rec, Futurama, and Fringe all got renewed within like a week of each other. It's like TV Christmas.
    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2011
    So Happy about Parks and Rec getting picked up again. Best comedy on TV by leaps and bounds.
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2011
    Really not trying to provoke another shit-storm with this but...

    The new and improved Wonder Woman costume in action

    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2011
    Looks like it was changed a fair bit from the original image that was released. The boots are red and there are more stars and oh god kill me now for noticing or caring...
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2011
    @ Oddcult:

    Exactly my sentiments but I justified it on the grounds that this might dilute the dismay caused by the fetish original version. Anyone else get the feeling that it's going to be a Bionic Woman/The Cape hybrid?
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2011

    No season of Mad Men this year, and there are rumors of drastic budget cuts (meaning, fewer characters / actors).
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2011
    People have been talking so much shit about Adrianne Palicki that I'm almost rooting for WW to do well now. Almost.

    @Stefan - it sucks that they're interfering with the show at all, but I imagine the cast thing would be more a matter of downgrading people to guest stars instead of series regulars. There's not always a huge difference when it comes to actual story involvement, but it would be unfortunate for some of the second-tier actors.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
    Not TV exactly but...

    Superhero Movies: Turn Off the Projector
    A swarm of upcoming superhero films—Captain America, The Avengers, Green Lantern, another Superman reboot, a new Batman epic, blah, blah, yawn—will fill the steroidal void with special effects. Amid this Götterdämmerung of boys with toys, Broadway’s Spider-Man fiasco may be the only show with balls.
  1.  (9599.29)
    Christian Slater's sub-Leverage 'comedy' Breaking In sucks donkey balls. Forced humour and a weak nerd-hacker character who I want to peel and roll in salt. Lazy shit.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011 edited
    @Cat: Thanks, I was wondering whether that one was worth DVRing. I guess not.

    * * *
    You know what I find myself missing? The Good Guys. A stupid show that was vastly entertaining.

    * * *
    The new Leverage season is filming in Portland.

    Driving home last week, I passed a sign nailed to a pole by an intersection. It had an arrow, and "LEVERAGE" printed on, upsidedown and rightsideup, so the arrow could be pointed either way.

    It was pointed down a side road leading into an office park. I walk my dog down that way, so I know it fairly well.

    I'm going to watch this coming season very carefully, to see how the location is used.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
    @Cat - I really do like Brett Harrison after Reaper (which I still miss), but yeah, it was a pretty bad show.

    Also, Justified is the one show that everyone should be watching right now. I mean, if they had to choose.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
    Justified needs to be on forever. Thirteen weeks is just not enough.
  2.  (9599.33)
    CHAOS looks like it has a lot of potential.

    I've been kinda loving The Avengers cartoon. Mostly the bits with Jan and Hulk, everyone else is just kinda dull or douchey (though I do love the Johnny Woo cameos). After the awesome sauce that was Thor the Mighty Avenger, the version from the cartoon just makes me want to cry.

    Continuing to look forward to the debut of the new season of Dr Who at the end of the month.

    Watched the 1st 10 minutes of an episode of The Cape and lost interest.

    Been watching How The Earth Made Us. Awesome series. The BBC Natural History Unit can do no wrong.

    The High Street has been amusing. I wonder what sort of hate mail that series generated for the Sturgensons, because I imagine there'd be plenty of it.
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
    The Killing was so much more, so much better than I expected. Relentlessly grim and atmospheric as hell. I like the promise of the mystery. I haven't seen the original, but so far this is one of the best new shows I've seen recently. Anybody else check it out?

    I've also been sucked into The Chicago Code. But that might just be because I've got a thing for Jennifer Beals.
  3.  (9599.35)
    So farewell then, Peter Boyd...
    Spoilers for last episode of Waking The Dead below in invisitext...

    I was completely wrong. I was certain Boyd would end the show either dead, sectioned or disgraced. Admittedly he did get close to the last of those... but some quick thinking, a bit of prior planning and a Blackberry he somehow managed to conceal after being arrested for the murder of the latest female team member to find her way into his Fridge of Plod Women, and he's free!

    Bit facetious there... but I just didn't quite buy the ending.

    The end of the series brought some closure to Boyd as a character in defeating probably his smartest and most powerful foe, Commissioner Paul McGann - and made good use of the rest of the crew, including new fridge-inhabitant Eva Birtisle. As ever, Trevor Eve brings everything to the role - at points even letting his defeat and the sheer weight of his loss make his face into something ancient, eternally wronged.
    And ending in under Waterloo Bridge, rooting the show strongly back into the Smoke, worked just fine.

    Coming Soon - Tara Fitzgerald's Eve Lockhart gets a new gig, The Body Farm. I'll be there...
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2011
    Watched a couple of episodes of Chaos. A novice CIA agent ends up with a team of cowboy agents, who kick ass and get things done. It is . . . OK. But the characters are a variety of unpleasant I don't get the attraction of. Your Mileage May Vary, but just not my cup of tea.

    I have The Killing recorded and will watch it when I'm in the mood.

    Lately I've been bummed and fatigued by evening TV time, so I tend to watch stupid happy stuff, like my hoarded episodes of Raising Hope and Adventure Time. (I swear, I'm usually giggling by minute three of an Adventure Time episode.)

    Neither The Cape nor No Ordinary Family will be coming back. "Eh." I watched them and kind of enjoyed them, but won't exactly miss them.
  4.  (9599.37)
    Really Fringe?

    It took a cartoon LSD sequence to get Anna Torv to quit doing a terrible Leonard Nimoy impersonation?
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2011
    I thought she was doing a great job. Especially for someone who's not even American to begin with.
  5.  (9599.39)
    I guess it's not her impersonation of Nimoy that annoys me; it's the concept. I keep trying to think of what my issue is, why I can buy alternate universes, but not William Bell's spirit possessing Olivia (and then I hear someone yelling "TIME MOAT" in my ear), but I think it just stretches my temporary suspension of disbelief just a bit too far.

    The alternate dimensions and super science are usually portrayed by decent special effects, whereas it's just Anna Torv doing her best Leonard impersonation.
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2011
    Watching Fringe:

    Wife - Oh, this isn't like Inception at all...

    Me - [can't stop giggling]

    I fucking love this show.