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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2011
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    Spent a chunk of the weekend catching up on DVRd things.

    Royal Pains is back, and as low-key and enjoyable as ever.

    The new guy on Warehouse 13 seems likeable.

    I nearly went crazy, watching the pilot of Alphas, trying to figure out where I'd heard the distinctive voice of the doctor character before. Hah! It's the guy who did such a wonderful job playing Murrow on Good Night and Good Luck.

    Adventure Time makes me insanely jealous of today's kids. A cartoon that validates ones' nerdly hobby? That would have been cool.

    I watched a couple of episodes of TV Funhouse via DVD. A strange and obscene spoof of old-fashioned hosted kiddie shows. Learned, via the commentary track, that Louie C.K. had been brought on as a staff writer for the never-got-off-the -ground second season. Man, that would have been great.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
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    • CommentAuthorSBarrett
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
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    Caught the pilot of Alphas on Hulu yesterday. I thought it was pretty cool.

    Community not getting an Emmy nod is a damned shame. As is Nick Offerman (AKA Ron Swanson) not getting nominated.
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
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    So has anyone checked out Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated. Because if you haven't then your totally missing out on something because that show is a surprising little gem. I just finished the last episode of the season and it crazy thirty minutes of twists and turns and oh shit moments. Especially at the end. And dark too, there are some moments where your just like what the hell, did that mutherfucka just die! It's crazy. Wonderful little show.
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      CommentAuthorSonny
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
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    Breaking Bad is pretty much an addiction for me. Which is ironic.
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    @ DJ STAWES & S BARRET

    COMMUNITY MINUS NOMINATIONS = BLOODY HORSESHIT!

    Proof that an Emmy isnt worth the cheap metal its made out of.

    Um, no offence to any Whitechapler Emmy winners.
    Im dissing the award not the talent.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2011
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    Deadliest Warrior Season 3 is starting to irritate me. I'm getting the felling that things are getting subtly and not-so-subtly shaded so that certain warriors will emerge victorious. Washington beat Napoleon. Joan of Arc of Arc beat William the Conqueror. And next week I'm positive that the U.S. Army Rangers will defeat the North Korean Special Operations.

    Right now the conflicts that seem interesting to me are Crazy Horse vs. Pancho Villa and Ghurkas vs. French Foreign Legion. Vampires vs. Zombies looks like utter shit.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    @johnjones

    If you're watching Deadliest Warrior for accuracy, you're watching the wrong show.
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    The two part Richard Hammond's Journey to the Centre of the Earth/Bottom of the Ocean was quite entertaining.
    Hammond's a likable presenter in these kinds of shows and I learnt a couple of facts I hadn't really known before. Like the Boxing Day Tsunami Earthquake was so powerful it slowed the earth's rotation making days 2.6 microseconds shorter and moved the North Pole 1 inch.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Anyone see Alphas episode 3? Did not see that ending coming.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    I am watching Alphas now, I have higher hopes now.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    @ RobSpalding: The Journey to... shows were an interesting idea but was Richard Hammond being paid for each time he said "the Earth Machine"? I get that his "everyman/layman" angle might attract viewers but, for me, the Hamster lacks any weight or conviction for this kind of thing. The Timewatch show he did about Omaha Beach from a couple of years back was plain excruciating to behold.

    But you're right about the (Journey to) shows themselves - nicely constructed, good graphics and made some great points. I'd have liked more in-depth detail but, for a BBC1 prime time show, I'll live with it.
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    @The Mighty Fountainhead Yes, for actual science then you've got to go with Brian Cox at the moment. And the constant repitition of The Earth Machine was a little annoying, but they showed some amazing stuff - like the aquafer and the rift in Iceland.
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    I just can't decide about /Haven/. The sets, characters, actors and dialog are all...fine, I guess. It just seems a bit meh.

    I have gotten a bit hooked on /Dual Survival/. The interaction between Cody and Dave is just fun to watch. The show also has a low bullshit factor compared to your /Man vs. Wild/. Also, at one point Dave cuts his arm, pours black powder into the wound and sets it off to cauterize the wound...that's a few steps above drinking your urine in the desert.

    Giving /Alphas/ one more episode.

    /Outcasts/ may have finally hooked me with the recent doppelganger shenanigans. The first couple episodes were fairly dry.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    the Iron Man and Wolverine anime shows premiered last night on G4. I love that it says "Story by Warren Ellis" in the opening titles. I think I enjoyed Wolverine more. The animation on Iron Man's armor is kind of clunky but it still looks nice and detailed like the movie armor.
    I don't know how much of Warren's ideas they kept but I'm happy to see he gets a top billing!
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    I couldn't take more than twenty minutes of Alphas. I'm not sure if it was the acting that got me or the inane way they showed off each hero's power (particularly the dossiers, which peaked at calling enhanced senses synesthesia).

    I've been enjoying Suits, which is basically exactly the kind of lawyer show you would expect from USA. Basically, if you enjoy their other shows, it should fit you just fine.
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    Did The Colony get cancelled?
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011 edited
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    @Chris G

    Yeah I think Wolverine is the better of it the two series.

    But I call bullshit
    on the idea that Wolverine, the greatest assassin in the world, looses to some old guy. Just nonsense.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2011
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    The Moving Day episode of Louie has a bit . . .
    Louie witnessing homeless guy replacement

    . . . that was sheer surreal delight. And then:
    "It was only rented once, to a comedian named Lenny Bruce."

    Brilliant.

    The toilet in the kitchen thing may have been based on the fact that many older NYC apartments have, no shitting, bath tubs in the kitchen.
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    Last week's "Louie" was brilliant. Louie confessing his feeling to Pamela was so painful to watch. I've been enjoying "Wilfred" as well, but I still look at that show as an appetizer to "Louie".

    "Breaking Bad" has been as good as always and I just finished watching all five seasons of "Friday Night Lights". I wasn't interested in the subject matter, so it took me awhile to give the show a chance, but I ended up liking it.