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Title: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on August 17, 2009, 11:16:59 AM
Breaking Bad: Neon/10

I've wanted to get into this series for awhile now, and Target had season one on sale for $20.  The down side is that season one is a whopping seven episodes. :(

Anyway, this series is something different.  There's a lot of "down time", but you're always waiting for the next thing to happen.  Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on August 17, 2009, 06:54:32 PM
I don't really watch TV much. The last show I was interested in was Charmed. I would give the series a 8/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 17, 2009, 07:41:11 PM
The Shield: 10/10

From beginning to end this series had me. Season 6 was a little toned down due to it being one season stretched out to 2, but Season 7 was a ride all the way till the very end. I have not recommended any show more than this one. Was the Best show on Network television .(period)



The Wire: 8.5/10

When this show was good, it was great, but it wasn't always good. Lots of people compare it to The Sheild, but they are very different shows and the only thing they have in common is that they involve cops, politicians, drugs & their dealers. The tone and atmosphere of the shows are on 2 different planes. s1 was a good set up, but it's really slow, all character development and always leaving wondering where all the action was. by s3 the show was speeding uphill with no signs of slowing down all the way through s4. s5 wrapped it up, but s3 & s4 were by far the strongest seasons.


Dead Like Me: 7/10

Only lasted 2 seasons but was entertaining for what it was. Grim Reapers releasing souls before tragedy strikes. I would have watched a 3rd season, but unfortunately I didn't discover this show till long after it had been cancelled.



Jericho: 7/10

Post Apocalyptic America. Surviving in a small town with no idea whats going on in the rest of the country. 1st half of the 1st season was slow as they were doing the character building, but the 2nd half of the 1st season is where things really got interesting. I immediately jumped into the 2nd season, but it was only a few episodes long, which was too bad because the 2nd season was excellent from episode 1 till the end.



Arrested Development: 9/10

No show that I have watched has ever had so much self referencing humor. Lots of the jokes were subtle but always very funny. The Bluth family was definitely an interesting bunch and it sucks that this show came on FOX and didn't get all the support it needed. If you like comedy, you should rent/buy this show and watch it.


Chuck: 8/10

Very very entertaining show. A boy becomes an entire government intelligence computer and get protection to continue to attempt to live his normal life working at the Buy More(best buy). I marathoned though s1 and couldn't get enough. I also marathoned through s2 where I sit waiting to see how s3 turns out. This is a really fun show that deserves all the viewership that it can find, so I hope you all catch up and start watching this fall when s3 starts.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 17, 2009, 08:13:49 PM
Heh, I thought Jericho kind of fell apart during Season 2. And what's with the giant cliffhanger? The producers knew they weren't being renewed. And Arrested Development is one of TV's greatest shows.

Me? I'm in the middle of the second season of Pushing Daisies. I loved the first season, but the second season isn't as good. Kind of like House, M.D. in that when they try to mess with the established formula, it's not as good. Still has excellent writing, aethetic appeal, and Kristin Chenoweth, but it's just not the same. Still good, just not...AS good.

Also, Chenoweth sings a song in every other episode. That must've gotten written into her contract, because it doesn't make ANY sense when she sings.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 17, 2009, 09:31:52 PM
I think Jericho was hoping for a save the show internet campaign that kind of worked for Arrested Development.


True Blood: 9/10 (and climbing)

So far this show is great. The 1st few episodes of s1 might be a little slow, but you gotta get to know the characters and whats going on. Once you get past that, it's sex, blood and WTF!? s1 supposedly follows the book very closely, but s2 takes it's own liberties from what I've been reading. In this one Vampire reveal themselves to the Human world and hope to co-habitate peacefully, but as usual with there are alot of problems that get in the way of that. This show is currently the best show airing on any channel on TV at the moment. 3 episodes left in s2 so you better subscribe to HBO and get caught up.


Eureka: 8/10

One of my favorite shows and the only show I watch on the SyFy channel. Takes place in Eureka, CA, a place that seems to be a normal small town at first glance, but is really the front for the U.S.'s most tech savvy secret base. So many weird & crazy experiments going on here that you never know what tomorrow today is gonna bring. Another fun show that doesn't take itself too seriously but is grounded in what appears to be actual theoretical scientific study.



Dexter: 9.5/10

A serial killing cop who hunts murderous criminals that seems to have escaped the law.... ironic right? But one of the best shows on television without debate.
A man with a moral code of conduct, A vigilante with a flare for unlawful justice. A forensic blood splatter analysis with a love & lust for blood. There is no one out there as flawed as Dexter who can do wha he does and still manage to hold it all together. All 3 seasons of this show is good & s4 is sounding like it could be one of the best ones yet. It's on Showtime so you better get you subscription before the new season starts.


Burn Notice: 8/10

The 3rd hit in the USA triple threat (Monk & Psych). Whats it like to be a US Spy that been burned(blacklisted)? That's what Michael Westin is finding out in this action show from USA. It's kinda like MacGuyver meets Miami and even co-stars Bruce Campbell as the side-kick goto guy Sam. Every episode has its fair share of action as Michael usually takes on clients(to help them solve problems) while he searches for who burned him and why. Very entertaining.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on August 17, 2009, 09:33:46 PM
Wow BNM and I like many of the same shows, True Blood, Dexter and Eureka (never seen Burn Notice though I do love Bruce Campbell)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 17, 2009, 09:40:50 PM
Wow BNM and I like many of the same shows, True Blood, Dexter and Eureka (never seen Burn Notice though I do love Bruce Campbell)

Burn Notice is probably the best show on USA. Monk was good, but its old now. I'm glad they are on their last season. Psych is fun but there is not taking your self too seriously, and then there is Psych. Alot of it is just stupid fun and there is nothing wrong with that, but Burn Notice is noticably better.

I haven't watched In Plain Sight, but Royal Pains is ok too. At first watch you think House M.D. in the Hamptons, but its not. More like Monk the Doctor in the Hamptons.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: that Baby guy on August 17, 2009, 09:51:40 PM
BNM, I think you forgot about Psych.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 17, 2009, 09:53:09 PM
Monk has slowly gone downhill in quality (and focus). The show's first few seasons were the best, when the underlying plot thread was Monk trying to find Trudy's killer. They seem to have completely lost that important grounding, though. Tony Shalub has said this next season will be his last.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 17, 2009, 10:22:55 PM
BNM, I think you forgot about Psych.

I mentioned it, but I was mostly rating the 8's and above that I can think of right now. (trying to think of shows that are over or that I would recommend without think of personal preference)
Psych falls more into 7/10 fun guiltless pleasure. It's co-starring Kenny aka "Buuud!!" from the Cosby show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYRaGrs5iPg)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 18, 2009, 11:15:41 AM
Geez BnM watches a lot of tv.

Tv for me is something thats usually just on in the background as i do other things, like cook, clean or browse the forums at home. When its on i usually just keep it on comedy central (makes it easy to get entertainment out of it because usually you don't HAVE to be watching to get the jokes) or in the mornings i'll put on the local news to catch the weather/traffic before work, thats about it.

There are no shows i'm interested in enough to have that "oh man, ___ is on tonight, gotta watch it!", because i never catch any of these new shows. Sure some of them look good, or the impressions you guys give make them sound good, but I never make the efford to catch these shows. Perhaps one day I'll get a tivo or something and start watching these shows when its convenient.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on August 18, 2009, 12:30:48 PM
I've been watching Burn Notice Season 2 on DVD this week. This show keeps a good balance between fun and serious, character development and plot. Miami is a pretty town to film in and the show feels different than what's currently on television.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 18, 2009, 01:25:48 PM
Geez BnM watches a lot of tv.

I have DVR, Netflix & OnDemand. I watch almost everything at my leisure.
I could rate the hell out of the movie thread too, but most of them would be movies you never heard of, I wouldn't really recommend, and you probably wouldn't want to watch (thanx Netflix...).

I also watch almost everything (except the best shows) while surfing the internet at the same time. I'm a great multi-tasker like that.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NinGurl69 *huggles on August 18, 2009, 02:13:37 PM
Colossal Squid:  10 tentacles out of 10

That was one huge slippery mofo.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 18, 2009, 02:42:21 PM
breaking bad 10/10

weeds 8/10 First 2 seasons 10/10

dexter 10/10

lost 10/10

Californication 8/10

Dead like Me 9/10  Great Show, but sucks how it ended though and the movies wasn't great
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 18, 2009, 03:04:52 PM
^You couldn't describe any of those??

Avatar: The Last Airbender

This takes place in a world where people can manipulate (bend) the elements: earth, fire, water, and air. The Avatar is the only one in the world that has the ability to bend them all. In the beginning, the four nations (each representing a different element) lived together in peace, but using the awesome power of a comet, the fire nation attacked with the ambition of dominating the world. The Avatar could have stopped them, but he was nowhere to be found. A 100 years later, you follow the young avatar named Aang as he masters the elements and tries to restore order to the world. But to do so he must defeat the Fire nation and more incredibly, the Fire Lord, the most powerful bender in the world.

The series is great for two reasons: characters and animation. Both parts were meticulously crafted and make the show incredible to watch. There are moments that gave me goosebumps from the raw emotion presented on screen or the beautiful fighting choreography. This show truly raises the bar in that respect.

The show is funny, quirky, interesting, imaginative, and awe-inspiring. Best of all, the conclusion doesn't fail. Instead it adds more mythos, action and character development and wraps it all into an impressive ending; one of the best endings that I have ever seen.

And that is why I give a 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 18, 2009, 03:11:17 PM
"weeds 8/10 - First 2 seasons 10/10"

I kinda agree, only giving the 1st two season 9's and this last season a 7. It's wierd how they keep forcing Celia onto the show. how did she even find them to begin with?


"lost 10/10"

I'm not sure what to rate LOST yet. I have to see how it concludes. This isn't you normal type of show and every season intersects with another through weird connections so best I can do is give it a 9/10 for overall entertainment & the fact that they still have me watching even though I still don't fully have a grasp on what the hell is going on.


"breaking bad 10/10"

This is that show that comes on AMC right? I saw previews for season 3 and it really had me intrigued. On second thought though, that might have been Mad Men or something like that. What is Breaking Bad about? Has anyone seen Mad Men?


"Avatar: The Last Airbender 10/10"

This is that cartoon that comes on Nick or CN or something right?
And this also has absolutely not connection to the movie coming out pretty soon right?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 18, 2009, 03:19:23 PM
Yep, it's a nickelodeon show if you can believe it (it shows blood and deals alot with death and treachery).

The Last Airbender (the movie) is based from the show. M. Night Shamalamalamamalon said he isn't changing **** either, which is good (what a twist!). And just like how there were three seasons of the show, there will be three movies.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 18, 2009, 03:26:42 PM
I was talking about the James Cameron movie Avatar.
Just making sure they weren't related. Didn't know M. Night. Shayamalamananananam still got work in Hollywood.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 18, 2009, 04:35:32 PM
Torchwood: Children of Earth. 8/10.

Science fiction done properly. John Barrowman is as camp as ever in places, but the story was strong (except in points in Days Two & Four), it felt tight over 5 consecutive days and the ending of Day Five fits in perfectly into Jack's reintroduction into Doctor Who for the role of The Doctor handing over from David Tennant to Matt Smith.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 18, 2009, 05:07:28 PM
I was talking about the James Cameron movie Avatar.
Just making sure they weren't related. Didn't know M. Night. Shayamalamananananam still got work in Hollywood.

Ya, they renamed it "The Last Airbender" so there would be no confusion with Cameron's film. Hopefully, they'll both rock.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on August 18, 2009, 08:58:48 PM
Fringe 5/10

I have no idea what this show is trying to achieve. The plot goes all over the place and gets resolved weekly by a walking Deus ex machina "doctor" whose idea of science is based on the X-files. While Alias had many similar problems, it was a heck of a lot more entertaining.

Burn Notice love/10

A completely awesome show. Funny, intelligent, serious and well written. I combines everything I might love. Macguyver, insane women, spies, explosions. Miami finally gets a fair showing that it isn't CSI Miami portrayal as shoot out capital USA.

Chuck 9/10

Can't go wrong. It's got a lot of what Burn Notice has, but with a heavy geek/nerd slant and a somewhat more overblown plot. They almost wrote themselves in to a hole last season (mostly because of the limited premise of the show), but next season looks even more promising than ever as the main characters have finally developed enough to move to the next level and expand the show.

Californication 6.5/10

An interesting show that doesn't care what it is doing. I don't really care about the characters, the plot or anything about this show but what stupid messed up thing happens next.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: stevey on August 18, 2009, 09:09:59 PM
Don't have much time for following TV show watching anymore

Burn Notice 10.1/10

Best new show I've seen in years.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on August 19, 2009, 12:21:38 AM
Hell's Kitchen - 8/10, it's definitely made over-the-edge in order to cater to it's Fox audience, but it's still damn entertaining, especially if you're in the restaurant business.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 19, 2009, 03:12:35 AM
breaking bad is about a chemistry teacher with lung cancer whose wife is pregnant with a baby, and his teenage son has cerebral palsy. He sells Meth with a former student to pay for their futures along with his cancer treatment. You think your life is bad? The show is riveting! Its like weeds on meth.

The colony 6/10 A great idea that could have been executed better, minus points for being obviously staged.
Title: True Blood V----V/10
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 19, 2009, 03:38:55 AM
(http://i31.tinypic.com/jl2qkw.jpg)

there are two people in this pic... do you see them?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 19, 2009, 10:05:11 AM
breaking bad is about a chemistry teacher with lung cancer whose wife is pregnant with a baby, and his teenage son has cerebral palsy. He sells Meth with a former student to pay for their futures along with his cancer treatment. You think your life is bad? The show is riveting! Its like weeds on meth.

The colony 6/10 A great idea that could have been executed better, minus points for being obviously staged.

Thats one of the few shows in recent memory i've seen ads for and looked interesting, but as usual i never end up watching. I really need to get either a dvr/tivo or a decent computer so i can watch these shows online.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 19, 2009, 11:22:23 AM
I watched an episode of The Colony on DSC the other day. It reminded me of the European version of Big Brother that spunoff to a show about "Big Brother" only the people joining the show didn't know they were gonna have to survive during a Zombie outbreak.... only The Colony wasn't that interesting. 

Some of the people impressed me with their ingenuity with putting together parts from random machines to create other machines, especially one that generates electricity, but like ThePerm said, it suffered from obviously being staged. Which is not it's fault since it does take place in the middle of LA.   They probably should have moved the show to some unknown abandoned factory town in CA, it might have helped with the atmosphere.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on August 19, 2009, 12:18:59 PM
Oh man you guys throw 10/10's out like they're nothing. I'd only ever give 5 TV shows perfect 10/10's.

The Office (UK original)
Futurama (The movies don't count)
Seinfeld (Season 8 & 9 weren't as great though)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (Sooooooo pumped for Season 7, it's gonna be Seinfeld x Curb. I think of too many greater things)

Arrested Development (I'd actually give this 100/10)

Of the **** I have been watching recently though, basically on DVD.

Flight Of The Conchords - 7/10
Two New Zealanders in a comedy folk rock band try to make it in America. The first season was good and had relevant songs, in the second the jokes are starting wear thin and most of the songs suck.

Scrubs - 7.5/10
Daydreaming doctor clowning around in a hospital. First 5 seasons were gold, season 6 and 7 sucked. 8 was a return to form and had a great ending for the series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 19, 2009, 12:44:54 PM
I've only given 1 show a 10/10 because only one show has drawn me in to the point where one of the actors might have gotten his ass whooped on sight. That's The Shield. I seriously has a "Wanted: Dead or Alive" reward going in my head. I knew it was just an actor on the show, but I wanted his head on a stake.  If a show can draw you in with great over arching story lines, excellent acting & unique flimography till you're so invested and dedicated that you almost take the show is a reality, then that definitely says something either about my grip on reality or the excellence of the show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 19, 2009, 03:28:10 PM
Oh man you guys throw 10/10's out like they're nothing. I'd only ever give 5 TV shows perfect 10/10's.

I've noticed that too.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 19, 2009, 05:09:12 PM
Oh man you guys throw 10/10's out like they're nothing. I'd only ever give 5 TV shows perfect 10/10's.

I've noticed that too.

Wanna know whats really funny about that statement...?

# of 10/10's given in this thread

BNM - 1
Pro - 1 (jokingly)
The Perm - 4
Stogi - 1
stevey - 1
Dasmos (who made the comment about passing out 10's like candy) - 5

8 (10's) between 5 people vs 5 (10's) from 1

So who's passing them out like nothing?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 19, 2009, 06:54:40 PM
i only gave 3 10/10s

when i said weeds was 8/10 but the first 2 seasons were 10/10 i meant, man weeds has been going downhill. That 2nd 10/10 didnt count
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 19, 2009, 07:04:14 PM
Excuse me. May I have your attention please.

The first episode of Dexter has just been released on the internet.

That is all.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 19, 2009, 07:18:42 PM
Excuse me. May I have your attention please.

The first episode of Dexter has just been released on the internet.

That is all.

I will wait until it airs or a block of them consistently hit the airwaves. I don't want to watch now and be left hanging for a few weeks until another new episode.

i only gave 3 10/10s

when i said weeds was 8/10 but the first 2 seasons were 10/10 i meant, man weeds has been going downhill. That 2nd 10/10 didnt count

I realize that, but the point was that the person calling us out for giving out 10's gave out the most 10's.
I even included Pro's even though he was obviously joking
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 19, 2009, 07:51:28 PM
yeah i watched the first episode of weeds this season on Netflix, then they didn't have the other episodes. I missed 3 episodes thinking i would just catch up only to find out that they even pulled the first one. I had to wait till a marathon to catch up, and shortly after we canceled our cable, so i was left hanging.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on August 19, 2009, 11:43:02 PM
Yeah, I am going to remove Seinfeld and Curb from my list. There are episodes and Seasons which I avoid, so they don't deserve it. Anyway they are the only 10's I would give out of all the TV shows I have watched, definitely nothing recently.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 19, 2009, 11:51:48 PM
Operation Repo: 187/10 (187 as in *censored* each and every single repo person on this show)

Ahhh!!! I can't stand repo people, especially these holier than thou self righteous I'm jackin you for your *censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*
*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*
*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*
*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored*censored* assholes.

I wanna miss a payment on something just so they can show up to my house. I know I would end up in jail, and people would say "was it really worth it over a car" and my only reply would be "...it wasn't about the car". But atleast I would put an end to this show. No reality show gets me worked up more than this one & I hate watching it, but my girl won't change the freaking channel!!!!!! because she knows how I get worked up while this show is on. I'm always rooting for the hopeful gun toting, knife wielding, crazy, murderous psycho to be the next repo. I just never get what I was hoping for.

I'm sure it has to do with the fact that I've had a car repo'd and the repo man tried to kill us(story for another time), but this show gets under my skin.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 20, 2009, 12:19:51 AM
god that show gets me pissed of so much, actually there is court precedence saying if you tell them no and they persist than they have to leave.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repossession

The other show that makes my blood boil is the meter cop show..**** that bullshit
**** parking wars, parking fees are an immoral practice. A good design structure should make places for regular visitors to park and also allow walkability.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 20, 2009, 12:45:36 AM
god that show gets me pissed of so much, actually there is court precedence saying if you tell them no and they persist than they have to leave.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repossession

The other show that makes my blood boil is the meter cop show..**** that bullshit
**** parking wars, parking fees are an immoral practice. A good design structure should make places for regular visitors to park and also allow walkability.

I wish I could forward that link to every single person on that show that got something repo'd against their will.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 20, 2009, 12:58:48 AM
Excuse me. May I have your attention please.

The first episode of Dexter has just been released on the internet.

That is all.

I will wait until it airs or a block of them consistently hit the airwaves. I don't want to watch now and be left hanging for a few weeks until another new episode.

Suit yourself. Just thought I'd let you know.

**** was crazy btw
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 20, 2009, 01:40:13 AM
Excuse me. May I have your attention please.

The first episode of Dexter has just been released on the internet.

That is all.

I will wait until it airs or a block of them consistently hit the airwaves. I don't want to watch now and be left hanging for a few weeks until another new episode.

Suit yourself. Just thought I'd let you know.

**** was crazy btw

Don't tempt me. let me know if ep2 shows up as well, I might bite if I can get a few eps ahead.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 20, 2009, 08:02:33 AM

Scrubs - 7.5/10
Daydreaming doctor clowning around in a hospital. First 5 seasons were gold, season 6 and 7 sucked. 8 was a return to form and had a great ending for the series.

Finally someone mentions a show I watch and enjoy greatly! :P
I actually didn't get in to Scrubs until they started airing the series on comedy central, but then i fell in love with it. Sadly, i somehow missed the last few seasons so until CC starts catching up.. I have no idea what happens after JD's son is born, etc.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: stevey on August 20, 2009, 12:35:15 PM
Oh man you guys throw 10/10's out like they're nothing. I'd only ever give 5 TV shows perfect 10/10's.

I've noticed that too.

Wanna know whats really funny about that statement...?

# of 10/10's given in this thread

BNM - 1
Pro - 1 (jokingly)
The Perm - 4
Stogi - 1
stevey - 1
Dasmos (who made the comment about passing out 10's like candy) - 5

8 (10's) between 5 people vs 5 (10's) from 1

So who's passing them out like nothing?

Hey, what's wrong with giving out 10/10 to good things? Also you can't just go around comparing other people's reviews score scales to each other...

EX:
The (shitty) NWR scale
10 ?­??
9 The second coming
8 Amazing
7 Awesome
6 Good
5 OK
4 Meh
3 Boring
2 Bad
1 Crap
0 Unplayable-ly broken

The Zelda scale
11/10 Amazing
10/10 Awesome
9.5/10 Great
9/10 Good
8.8/10 ****
<8.5 Just plain embarrassing
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 20, 2009, 01:00:02 PM
There is nothing wrong with giving out 10's to things you think deserve them. I was just pointing out that the person ridiculing us for giving out soo many 10's, gave out more 10's than any of us.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on August 21, 2009, 12:26:06 AM
Bravo stevey, Bravo.

Look, if you guys want to balance it out, go watch some rubbish shows like Days of Our Lives and give it a 0/10. I am sure that will make everyone here happy.

Reality 0/10

Any talent/singing/idol show. Why zero?, because none of them has anything as talented as this.

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2009/08/ukraines-got-real-talent.html (http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2009/08/ukraines-got-real-talent.html) Or this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uYne5ezkfw&eurl=http%3A%2F%2F (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uYne5ezkfw&eurl=http%3A%2F%2F)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heMgid4rkzU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heMgid4rkzU&feature=related)

I also hate reality TV is a passion.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 21, 2009, 12:43:12 AM
Sex Decoy: -5/10

This show is absolutely horrible. It wants to be like Cheaters (which is entertaining 7/10), but they never actually catch anybody doing anything. Everything is left up to "what ifs", "might haves" & "maybes".

example you say. sure why not.
Man suspect fiance of cheating because lately she always takes his dog (which she hates) to the dog park after work. So instead of staking out the dog park for a few days(like any idiot investigator would do) to see if she is meeting someone there, they immediately set up a male decoy through one of the female investigators to approach her, but they **** it all up. the female investigator approachers her and is very blunt in introducing the male decoy and aggressively sets up a double date between the "mark", the decoy, the investigator and her imaginary BF. It ends up with "the mark" the decoy & the investigator in the park and they ask if she("the mark") is married, to which she honestly replied "No, I'm not married".....
her fiance jumps out of the van(prematurely) and confronts her right away and they still haven't proved that she was doing anything.

It's the exact same thing with the woman trying to catch her husband cheating. They have no proof of anything and leave you with a bunch of "well at this point they could have done this or this.... but we moved in too early to prove that any of that would have even happened."

This show is pointless.


Cheaters 7/10

This show is the perfect background distraction. You put this show on while you surf the net or do (home)work. The situation they find people in is just some damn entertaining television and nothing beats the expression and the arguments you see once the wrong doing cheater is confronted. Sometimes they run, sometimes they beg for forgiveness. Sometimes they leave with their cheatee & other times the accuser gets put in their place. You just never know, and thats what makes it great. In one episode the host of the show got stabbed and thrown off the side of a boat.... you can't script that kind of stuff.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 21, 2009, 04:58:55 PM
The only drama I could give an unqualified 10/10 would be Star Trek: Deep Space 9. If you're not a Star Trek fan you may have some kind of preconceived notion of what the series is, and chances are you're way off when it comes to Deep Space 9. DS9 is unlike any other Star Trek; it's by far the best written, and somehow manages to simultaneously be the darkest Trek and the funniest Trek. There's so much more story depth and character development in DS9 than in any other Trek series or movie. I'd say that there are fewer than 5 episodes of the series that aren't at least very good, and the Dominion War storyline that takes place over the latter half of the series is amazing. I'm a big fan of Star Trek in general, but I'd put Deep Space 9 head and shoulders over anything else the series has ever done.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 25, 2009, 03:17:20 PM
The only drama I could give an unqualified 10/10 would be Star Trek: Deep Space 9. If you're not a Star Trek fan you may have some kind of preconceived notion of what the series is, and chances are you're way off when it comes to Deep Space 9. DS9 is unlike any other Star Trek; it's by far the best written, and somehow manages to simultaneously be the darkest Trek and the funniest Trek. There's so much more story depth and character development in DS9 than in any other Trek series or movie. I'd say that there are fewer than 5 episodes of the series that aren't at least very good, and the Dominion War storyline that takes place over the latter half of the series is amazing. I'm a big fan of Star Trek in general, but I'd put Deep Space 9 head and shoulders over anything else the series has ever done.

Nope, sorry, lifelong Trekkie here, and urong. The best show, by far, was Next Generation. It basically laid the foundation for every Star Trek that came afterward. TOS has its place, but it's almost too campy to revisit. Star Trek is about diplomacy, peace, and exploration: Next Generation basically defined each term. DS9 tried and succeeded for awhile, but when the Gem'Hadar/Founders/Federation war started dragging beyond two seasons, things quickly went downhill. Religion was also a heavy theme in DS9 (Bajoran gods) which didn't gel with the rest of the series (or franchise). It eventually turned into something of a soap opera.

Voyager inhereted Next Generation's mantle and, for a time, provided a worthy follow-up. Then the Borg thing happened. Always with the goddamn Borg in Voyager. Toward the end of the show, it was Borg Borg Borg. That annoyed me. The first four (maybe five) seasons were great. The exploration of Seven as a disconnected Borg was great, but they didn't need to, afterwards, Borgify the entire show.

Anyway.

I just started Home Movies. You'll only like this show if you liked Dr. Katz (which I did): it's by the same people, but a little more plot-driven. My favorite part of Katz was the interaction between Dr. Katz and his son, I ddin't so much like the therapy sessions, which were just comedians doing their routines. Home Movies removes that aspect of the show and focuses on the characters, which I like.

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 25, 2009, 03:24:42 PM
Home Movies, with Brendan Small?

Have you gotten to the guitar lesson? It's probably my favorite scene.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 26, 2009, 10:02:18 AM
Cheaters 7/10

I'm sad I've never actually seen this show.. the most I've seen were clips on Talk The Soup and I've LOVED 'em. My favorite was when they caught this one guy in the middle of his bondage fetish. The dominatrix had him bent over on the bed and was in the middle of whipping him when they burst thru the motel door and his/her (they were debating whether or not the dominatrix was a woman lol) reaction was PRICELESS. I think the gimp had a gimp mask on, but i'm not positive, but i'm sure the look on his face was just as epic. He runs out after his gf/fiance, with his hands tied and his little bondage outfit, and begs for forgiveness. He also tried to claim that he was doing those acts for the benefit of the relationship, claimed he had some intimacy issues he had to work out lol
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 26, 2009, 12:45:42 PM
Cheaters 7/10

I'm sad I've never actually seen this show.. the most I've seen were clips on Talk The Soup and I've LOVED 'em. My favorite was when they caught this one guy in the middle of his bondage fetish. The dominatrix had him bent over on the bed and was in the middle of whipping him when they burst thru the motel door and his/her (they were debating whether or not the dominatrix was a woman lol) reaction was PRICELESS. I think the gimp had a gimp mask on, but i'm not positive, but i'm sure the look on his face was just as epic. He runs out after his gf/fiance, with his hands tied and his little bondage outfit, and begs for forgiveness. He also tried to claim that he was doing those acts for the benefit of the relationship, claimed he had some intimacy issues he had to work out lol

I saw that one when it aired on Cheaters. Classic TV moment and the guy is lucky he was wearing a mask. It was so obviously a tranny dom that it was just disgusting. So many great TV moments have been had on that show. You chould check it out if you get the chance. It comes on G4tv all the time and Fox Reality channel too i think.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 27, 2009, 09:08:14 AM
How many times do you guys have to make me feel inferior for not having:

-"good" cable channels
-tivo/dvr service
-netflix
-a decent computer with the ability to use sites like hulu

???
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 27, 2009, 01:39:22 PM
Some other good moments from cheaters is when this guy finds out that his girl is sleeping with her male cousin, or when some girl gets caught and flips the whole thing back onto her husband and gives him the guilt trip to where he started apologizing. There was also another one where some old school playa (black man) got caught while with the other woman and basically told his woman to either get with the program or bounce. He really put her in her place, it was kinda funny.

Then there where these two episodes that involved same sex cheating. The first one, this guy finds his fiance tied up to the bed with three other girl massaging her with oils and dildos and getting really really kinky. She tried to say it was for him or some bullshit, but I don't think she invited him to join in.
In the next one, this guy finds his girl sleeping with another woman, he confronts her and both women invite him to join in and he can have 2 women. I was surprised to see him say NO. You just never know what you're gonna see on that show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 27, 2009, 01:45:53 PM
How many times do you guys have to make me feel superior for having better things to do than watch TV all day?

???
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 27, 2009, 01:51:10 PM
How many times do you guys have to make me feel superior for having better things to do than watch TV all day?

???

Like armchair mod the forums and post here all day?

Lucky for me I get to do 3 things all day long.
Work(mostly from home), watch TV(or movies) & surf the net. all at the same time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 27, 2009, 02:09:34 PM
Since i don't watch tv all day long, does that make me superior too?

???
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 27, 2009, 02:11:13 PM
Whatever helps you sleep at night.

;D
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 27, 2009, 02:44:26 PM
So taking the vudu route; Yes, I am superior to everyone here that watches too much tv ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 28, 2009, 02:11:38 AM
The only drama I could give an unqualified 10/10 would be Star Trek: Deep Space 9. If you're not a Star Trek fan you may have some kind of preconceived notion of what the series is, and chances are you're way off when it comes to Deep Space 9. DS9 is unlike any other Star Trek; it's by far the best written, and somehow manages to simultaneously be the darkest Trek and the funniest Trek. There's so much more story depth and character development in DS9 than in any other Trek series or movie. I'd say that there are fewer than 5 episodes of the series that aren't at least very good, and the Dominion War storyline that takes place over the latter half of the series is amazing. I'm a big fan of Star Trek in general, but I'd put Deep Space 9 head and shoulders over anything else the series has ever done.

Nope, sorry, lifelong Trekkie here, and urong. The best show, by far, was Next Generation. It basically laid the foundation for every Star Trek that came afterward. TOS has its place, but it's almost too campy to revisit. Star Trek is about diplomacy, peace, and exploration: Next Generation basically defined each term. DS9 tried and succeeded for awhile, but when the Gem'Hadar/Founders/Federation war started dragging beyond two seasons, things quickly went downhill. Religion was also a heavy theme in DS9 (Bajoran gods) which didn't gel with the rest of the series (or franchise). It eventually turned into something of a soap opera.

Voyager inhereted Next Generation's mantle and, for a time, provided a worthy follow-up. Then the Borg thing happened. Always with the goddamn Borg in Voyager. Toward the end of the show, it was Borg Borg Borg. That annoyed me. The first four (maybe five) seasons were great. The exploration of Seven as a disconnected Borg was great, but they didn't need to, afterwards, Borgify the entire show.

Anyway.

I just started Home Movies. You'll only like this show if you liked Dr. Katz (which I did): it's by the same people, but a little more plot-driven. My favorite part of Katz was the interaction between Dr. Katz and his son, I ddin't so much like the therapy sessions, which were just comedians doing their routines. Home Movies removes that aspect of the show and focuses on the characters, which I like.



The Next Generation is very overrated. At it's best it's unbelievably great but most of the time it's probably my least favorite Trek series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 29, 2009, 01:21:47 AM
the big bang theory 3/10, l had to change the channel its like a really long star trek geek snl skit that isn't that good. I didn't even stay to see if they leave the house, but i doubt they do.

...wait i thought this was a new show...i just wikipedia's it and its been on for 3 seasons....Tv guide totally made it out to be new.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 29, 2009, 10:44:34 AM
The Middleman: 9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 01, 2009, 12:48:29 AM
Defying Gravity 8/10 pretty good, a little slow...i just hope they don't cancel it!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on September 06, 2009, 12:22:21 AM
I haven't seen mention of Ghost Whisperer yet.
The premise is a girl can see ghosts and she tries to get the ghosts to cross over. I've seen a few episodes and I like what I have seen thus far. 8/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on September 06, 2009, 11:43:51 AM
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien infinity/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 06, 2009, 12:17:52 PM
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien infinity/10.

That's not nearly high enough.


NewsRadio - 9.5/10

I just recently finished watching through the whole series and it's a great one. A really great ensemble cast featuring the great Phil Hartman and the very underrated Stephen Root along with some other very good actors and actresses. An extremely well-written show, I'd call it the greatest live-action TV comedy ever.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on September 06, 2009, 03:26:52 PM
News Radio was the ****, so was "Working" with Fred Savage. I can't believe that show got canceled so quickly.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 06, 2009, 04:22:06 PM
News Radio was the ****, so was "Working" with Fred Savage. I can't believe that show got canceled so quickly.

:thumbs up; x2

The office attraction episode of Working was so true.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 08, 2009, 01:34:52 PM
It's Seinfeld that's the greatest live-action sitcom ever.

I just watched the pilot of "Glee." It's got real potential. Loved the ending (DON'T STOP...BELIEVING!), but the all-vocals soundtrack bothers me. It's what kept me from enjoying "10 Items or Less" (well, that and the writing), and I don't like it here, either.

I'm liking the third season of "Mad Men" so far, too. Christine Hendricks may have the best figure on television today.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 08, 2009, 02:18:27 PM
Seinfeld's a great show, but there are definitely a couple I'd put ahead of it. Maybe it's just because I've seen every Seinfeld too many times but that hasn't stopped me from putting The Simpsons in the number one slot.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 08, 2009, 02:42:40 PM
The Simpsons sucks hasn't been good for more years than it's was good.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 08, 2009, 02:59:20 PM
That's irrelevant and also depends on where you put the line for where it stopped being good. Personally, while I think it stopped being great around season 10 I'd say it was still good until 12 or 14. Even then, seasons 3-9 are the 7 best seasons of any TV show ever. No one's forcing you to watch the newer stuff.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 08, 2009, 03:03:36 PM
I don't even watch the older stuff.

I've never really been a Simpsons fan. It can be entertaining, but I never really found it funny all that often. There are definitely episodes that I like, but those were far and few inbetween. Not enough to keep me into the show for the last 18 or so seasons.

I've read threads of Simpson fans talking about the show, and most of them have agreed that the show has been lacking for atleast 8 or more years. So while I haven't watched the show(outside of an episode or 3 or 4) in more than 6-7 years, I know I'm not the only one to feel the show has not been what it used to be for quite a long time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 08, 2009, 03:50:54 PM
No, it hasn't been good for a while. Like I said, I'd say it was good through season 12 or 14, season 21 starts pretty soon.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 08, 2009, 04:12:13 PM
is it really upto season 21 already!?

I can't wait to see what the complete collectors edition is gonna look like and cost whenever this show finally decides to end. I can't wait till Futurama comes back. It was like the Simpsons only funny since they didn't have to be grounded in reality. I'm sure the Simpson writers have run out of fresh ideas a long time ago and are just running on auto-pilot. I'm sure they could really use something different like Futurama to allow a little more creative freedom to bring the funny back.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on September 08, 2009, 05:01:00 PM
Why, Halbred....why?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 08, 2009, 05:13:40 PM
The older Simpsons seasons are by far the best. My two favorite episodes are: 1) Where Homer becomes obese...

"The hand you have used to dial is too fat. Too obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm now."

And 2) When Sideshow Bob is pursuing Bart for the first time...

"Very well, Bart. I shall send you to heaven before I send you to hell. And a two and a three and.."

Seinfeld is great no matter how many times I see it. I won an autographed script in a contest, so I have a special connection with the show. I can recite lines like nobody's business, and I used to do dialogues from the show onstage when I was in high school. Unlike so many shows I see, there's never an episode of Seinfeld that I won't watch. That is, there are no BAD episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on September 08, 2009, 05:20:18 PM
Quote from: Halbred
I just watched the pilot of "Glee."

I actually have an excuse for having seen this. What's yours?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 08, 2009, 05:35:01 PM
I watched it out of curiosity. Is it HS Musical done right? I wouldn't know since I've never seen HS Musical, but at the same time I don't see myself tuning in for this one. If FOX had advertised Arrested Development as much as they do this show*, then AD would probably still be on the air.

*I've seen so many ads for Glee for so long, they led me to believe I missed the first season already.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 08, 2009, 07:57:32 PM
I watched the first ep of Glee and it wasn't bad at aall, but then i never watched another episode, they have it on Hulu and i could catch up, but it seems like it could be all soap opera-y. The main teachers story arch reminds me of the story arch from the character from Freedom Writers.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 08, 2009, 08:47:22 PM
But the show hasn't aired yet.... has it?

What would you be catching up on?
I know they hav the pilot episode up on Hulu, but the series premier is tonite.

...or so I thought.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on September 08, 2009, 09:00:41 PM
I believe they showed it about 3 months ago as a preview.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 09, 2009, 09:18:41 AM
is it really upto season 21 already!?

I can't wait to see what the complete collectors edition is gonna look like and cost whenever this show finally decides to end. I can't wait till Futurama comes back. It was like the Simpsons only funny since they didn't have to be grounded in reality. I'm sure the Simpson writers have run out of fresh ideas a long time ago and are just running on auto-pilot. I'm sure they could really use something different like Futurama to allow a little more creative freedom to bring the funny back.

To me the grounding in reality is what makes The Simpsons great as opposed to something like Family Guy that's just crazy. The great thing about Futurama was that it got to be realistic and crazy at the same time because of a crazy reality.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 09, 2009, 01:34:02 PM
But The Simpsons have done all they can with the characters and the setting. The have literally done everything. I hear that they have been recycling ideas because there is nothing left to do. I just think Futurama will bring some creativity back to the writers with characters and setting that haven't been milked dry already.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 09, 2009, 01:59:18 PM
Yeah, they're pretty much out of ideas, I didn't even watch the last season. I also can't wait until Futurama comes back, that show was just as good as the best years of The Simpsons, the only reason I have Simpsons at 1 and Futurama at 2 is The Simpsons did it first and was there longer.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 09, 2009, 02:10:31 PM
I hear that they have been recycling ideas

They have. I tuned into a new episode once and thought "wait a minute, didn't they already have this storyline? Why would Bart steal the head off another statue?*" It was kinda sad. Keep in mind this was at least 2 years ago lol

**This wasn't the plot of the newer episode, just happened to be the first instantly recognizable plot from the series history.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 10, 2009, 04:09:24 AM
that would explain why i hadn't seen it since, I watched it after the season finale of American Idol
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 13, 2009, 09:11:32 PM
I just finished my Avatar: The Last Airbender - Book 1 (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/Avatar_The_Last_Airbender_Book_1/70043989?trkid=1211018) Marathon.
Lets just say that Book 2 & 3 have been added to the Netflix list. It's too bad that Book 2 & 3 aren't on the Instant Watch list like Book 1, otherwise the marathon would continue.

I don't want to rant and rave at how good of a cartoon it is, but there was really only one episode that I saw that was "uuggghhh ::rolleyes::" worthy, the great divide with the feuding tribes episode.

Now I look forward to the Last Airbender movie that's coming up, and the next two books of the show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on September 13, 2009, 10:07:28 PM
Yeah, I hated that episode too.

Season 2 and 3 are way better than 1, so look forward to those. There's an episode in Season 2 called "The Desert" and it was the reason I decided to watch Avatar. It's one of my favorite episodes.

However, there's a couple of episodes I don't particularly enjoy in the those seasons though, just like "The Great Divide" mainly because it doesn't progress the story, shed light on earlier events, or has weak action scenes. Still, all the episodes are generally more action packed, more story driven and more hilarious. This is especially true for season 3 with the finale being one of the greatest endings I've seen in recent history.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 13, 2009, 10:32:25 PM
So the show is still on-going?
is Book 3 a Season Finale or a Series Finale?

Because Book 3 was back in 2007.

Also, do you know if the movie is re-telling the story, or is it a continuation of?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on September 13, 2009, 10:57:10 PM
Book 3 concludes the series. Though there is a rumor that they may continue the show with another avatar, past or future.

The movies are a re-telling of the series. They are planning on a making it trilogy with each movie representing a different book. Each book has a main subplot along with an overarching plot, so it makes sense to make a trilogy (unlike, say, The Pirates of the Caribbean).

The story and setting are great, so my main concerns with the movie are the cast and director.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 19, 2009, 04:52:58 AM
Jericho 7/10 so far, its kinda slow, but maybe it'll pick up. I'm only on episode 5.  A show about Nuclear holocaust should get better as things get worse.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 19, 2009, 12:49:04 PM
Jericho 7/10 so far, its kinda slow, but maybe it'll pick up. I'm only on episode 5.  A show about Nuclear holocaust should get better as things get worse.
Jericho: 7/10

Post Apocalyptic America. Surviving in a small town with no idea whats going on in the rest of the country. 1st half of the 1st season was slow as they were doing the character building, but the 2nd half of the 1st season is where things really got interesting. I immediately jumped into the 2nd season, but it was only a few episodes long, which was too bad because the 2nd season was excellent from episode 1 till the end.

Keep watching, it gets better.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 19, 2009, 06:27:11 PM
2 weeks later really made that difference now its approaching 8 terriory, by the end of season 1(alot of episodes in season 1..its more like 2 seasons itself) things should start to approach Road Warrior(things have totally gone ape ****). Were still in Mad Max territory(agencies are still running, but things are a little nuts). Too bad it got canceled
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 19, 2009, 08:07:04 PM
what episode are you on?

Once the show picks up, it never really slows down again. s2 was short and sweet, but they knew the show was getting canceled.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 19, 2009, 08:59:15 PM
Speaking of Jericho, I just found out the other day that there is a comic book miniseries coming out written by writers of the show that continues the storyline.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 20, 2009, 01:38:55 AM
its getting good, especially since ep 12
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 21, 2009, 09:22:14 PM
now I wish it never ended, Jericho got to be 10/10 at the end. I'm hoping the comic is as good as the show was.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 21, 2009, 10:17:51 PM
now I wish it never ended, Jericho got to be 10/10 at the end. I'm hoping the comic is as good as the show was.

I'm glad you share the same thoughts on Jericho that I did. It's a shame that I didn't start watching the show until long after it was canceled. But I probably wouldn't have stuck it out through the 1st half of the first season if I had to wait a week in between episodes for about 2.5 months.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 22, 2009, 12:22:38 AM
I found out that besides the comic book, a movie might be in the cards too.

http://www.tv.com/story/12123.html
http://scifiwire.com/2009/07/is-a-jericho-wrap-up-tv-m.php

speaking of good shows that got canned too early....Defying Gravity, i knew it would get canned. Or at least its in a shady hiatus mode before the season finished.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on September 22, 2009, 01:44:48 AM
Tonight's Episode of House was Pure-Awesome/10.

Seriously, I know there are some people who cannot stand this show.  I don't know why though...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 22, 2009, 02:11:00 AM
Tonight's Episode of House was Pure-Awesome/10.

Seriously, I know there are some people who cannot stand this show.  I don't know why though...

I knew where is was going for certain parts, but I loves every second of it.
I figured it was 2 hours long from the start so that they could wrap up the entire opening storyline and get back to diagnostics, but they really managed a touching moment with the release of the voice.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on September 22, 2009, 02:18:02 AM
Watched my first episode of Heroes tonight. What season are they on?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on September 22, 2009, 02:22:05 AM
Tonight's Episode of House was Pure-Awesome/10.

Seriously, I know there are some people who cannot stand this show.  I don't know why though...

I knew where is was going for certain parts, but I loves every second of it.
I figured it was 2 hours long from the start so that they could wrap up the entire opening storyline and get back to diagnostics, but they really managed a touching moment with the release of the voice.

Yeah, as soon as they introduced the character who couldn't talk it was painfully obvious how that was going to end.

I would *love* to see Mayfield as a spin-off series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 22, 2009, 02:27:44 AM
Tonight's Episode of House was Pure-Awesome/10.

Seriously, I know there are some people who cannot stand this show.  I don't know why though...

I knew where is was going for certain parts, but I loves every second of it.
I figured it was 2 hours long from the start so that they could wrap up the entire opening storyline and get back to diagnostics, but they really managed a touching moment with the release of the voice.

Yeah, as soon as they introduced the character who couldn't talk it was painfully obvious how that was going to end.

I would *love* to see Mayfield as a spin-off series.

It worked with NCIS for NCIS LA so it could happen. House could even make a pity appearance every now and then.... to check up on "Super Man"`& "Annoy-A-Lot".
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 24, 2009, 05:22:07 AM
I realize that I'm the last person in the world to discover this show, but Firefly: Blown-Away/10. I joined the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club at my college, we had our first meeting tonight and we watched the first episode of it. I can't wait to see the rest of them and the movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 24, 2009, 05:29:19 AM
The movie was good, never seen the TV show though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 24, 2009, 10:58:38 AM
It's always Sunny In Philadelphia, season 5, episode 1... they're at it, yet again lol.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on September 24, 2009, 11:21:54 AM
Yeah...that show is awesome. I'm glad to see it back on the air.

Now if the Boondocks would return already for season 3, I'd be golden.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on September 24, 2009, 04:33:33 PM
The Boondocks

This show is about two children (Huey and Riley, 10 and 8 respectively), and their Grand dad, Robert Freeman (yes it's a pun). It is one of the finest pieces of television I've seen in a long time. It's just so damn funny. It came out so long ago, but I still watch an episode at least once a week. While the second season was more for laughs, especially because it followed my favorite character, Riley, the first season makes a lot of good points about some diligent topics. This show is definitely geared towards the brothas, but I have many non-black friends think it's funny as hell; funny enough to buy the dvds. The dvds are even more hilarious because they are uncensored and this show does cuss alot.

It also has Charlie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, and even Katt Williams lending their voices for characters.

Anyway, can't wait for the third season which comes out this year sometime.

10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 24, 2009, 04:56:36 PM
The Boondocks (the cartoon version) is horrible.  The first couple years of the comic strip were great.  When Caesar was introduced the strip jumped the shark.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on September 24, 2009, 08:10:09 PM
Of course you'd say something like that.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 24, 2009, 08:56:06 PM
I'm sorry, but it's true.  I was really psyched (although skeptical) when I heard they were making a cartoon.  The comic was smart.  It was funny.  It didn't always go for the obvious joke.  I can't say any of those things about the cartoon.  It was made for the lowest common denominator, which generally means those that appreciate the nuances lose out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on September 24, 2009, 08:57:48 PM
How many episodes have you actually watched? One? Two?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 25, 2009, 01:43:33 PM
I tried watching two.  I didn't make it through either of them.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on September 25, 2009, 02:22:11 PM
As a person that's read the comics after seeing the show, I can more or less say that it stays pretty faithful to it. I think you need to give it another shot.

May I suggest Season 1 - "The Passion of Ruckus"? It's definitely my favorite episode (though not by much), and I feel, out of all the episodes, this one is the most like the comic.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 25, 2009, 02:27:49 PM
Is the show available on NetFlix Instant viewing, Hulu, etc.?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 25, 2009, 02:28:19 PM
Venture Brothers season 1. I really enjoy this show, after seeing a few episodes on cartoon network I had to get the first season and enjoyed virtually every episode!

8/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on September 25, 2009, 02:49:09 PM
Is the show available on NetFlix Instant viewing, Hulu, etc.?

Yeah, season 1 is.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 25, 2009, 03:42:59 PM
Is the show available on NetFlix Instant viewing, Hulu, etc.?

Yeah, season 1 is.

No it's not.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on September 25, 2009, 04:46:45 PM
I thought you watched it on Netflix?

EDIT: My bad, that was avatar.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on September 25, 2009, 07:01:42 PM
Tonight's Episode of House was Pure-Awesome/10.

Seriously, I know there are some people who cannot stand this show.  I don't know why though...

I agree. My bro hates it saying how its "always a new case every week". I forget hospitals are like that.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on September 27, 2009, 06:57:20 AM
I watched Heroes. I'm officially done. It had 2 hours to grab me, and failed.

I won't be watching anymore.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 28, 2009, 02:44:36 PM
i watched part of the first season of heroes, but missed episodes and have been ost ever since, I'll wait till the series is over and then watch it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 28, 2009, 03:13:58 PM
skip S2.
If you do it, you won't know to thank me, but if you don't, you'll wish you had listened.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 29, 2009, 12:03:32 PM
Dexter S04 E01: I can't wait for how this season is going to evolve. Lots of challenges for Dexter.

Californication S03 E01: WTF. LOL! That's all I have to say.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 03, 2009, 03:32:26 PM
Stargate Universe. 9/10. Wow. Tense is the best word for it. And the cast is just full of talent. This is what Atlantis should have evolved into.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 05, 2009, 03:05:03 AM
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (CGI animated)

So I watched the first season and I thought it was incredibly well done. The action, the drama, the voice acting; all of it. I found a site that had the entire season and watched them almost all in a row. Now the second season started on Friday and I finished watching it and man.....it is so dope already. Zero G fight scene? You kidding me? It also sets up Skywalker's inner struggle (though barely). This show is great for anyone who likes well done animation and a solid storyline.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 06, 2009, 01:31:16 PM
Dexter, Season 4, Episode 1: I'm simply not going to watch this season if it involves a screaming baby. My wife feels the same way. I already hate the older kids, now Aster is being a fracking brat? The new serial killer looks cool, but...I'm not going to put up with a baby all season.

Mad Men: The Brits don't know how to interact with Americans. It's hilarious, but you feel sorry for everyone at Sterling & Cooper. Don't go, Joan!

Glee: It seems like the show is still trying to find its stride. Kirstin Chenoweth is always a joy, though. Am I the only one who absolutely hates the Rachel character? I want her to DIE.

Packers v. Vikings: I don't know who this Aaron Rodgers guy is, but he can't throw a football to save his life. Every time he got the ball, he got sacked. Seven sacks in one game! Meanwhile, Favre basically PWNED the Packers. He was throwing bullets all night, straight 'n' true.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 06, 2009, 02:51:27 PM
You should watch the next episode of Dexter. It's pretty good.

Entourage: This is some bullshit. Ari is by far the only reason to watch this show now. He's carrying it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 06, 2009, 04:12:21 PM
Dexter, Season 4, Episode 1: I'm simply not going to watch this season if it involves a screaming baby. My wife feels the same way. I already hate the older kids, now Aster is being a fracking brat? The new serial killer looks cool, but...I'm not going to put up with a baby all season.
You will watch it and you will enjoy it. Probably more than a previous season.

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Glee: It seems like the show is still trying to find its stride. Kirstin Chenoweth is always a joy, though. Am I the only one who absolutely hates the Rachel character? I want her to DIE.

I watched the last episode because of Kristin Chenwoeth. She is such a hot little tiny package. But that lead singer chick sux. You can tell her background is Broadway since she has this need to over act and project to the back of the room. You are on television now, tone it down a bit and be a little more natural. Over expression is not needed when the camera is focused on a close up of your face. That last episode she didn't do it as bad as the first episode, but she was hardly in the episode so it's hard to gauge.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 07, 2009, 12:47:25 AM
Stargate Universe. 9/10. Wow. Tense is the best word for it. And the cast is just full of talent. This is what Atlantis should have evolved into.

There's too much Battlestar Galactica in my Stargate.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 07, 2009, 07:46:33 AM
Stargate Universe. 9/10. Wow. Tense is the best word for it. And the cast is just full of talent. This is what Atlantis should have evolved into.

There's too much Battlestar Galactica in my Stargate.

It doesn't feel that similar. It doesn't feel as foreboding and OH NO WERE ALL DOOMED AAAAHHA.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: bosshogx on October 07, 2009, 10:37:09 AM
Big Bang Theory S03E02

Awesome as usual.  Too many LOL moments to count.  The only thing that baffles me is how this show is written by the same guy who does Two and a Half Men.  o.0

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 08, 2009, 01:38:16 AM
Monster Bug Wars - **** Yeah!

I'm still watching it on the DSC channel, but this is the tv show version of the website that detailed in video the same things we used to do as kids. Find random insects, put them in an arena and then takes sides on who we think would win a fight.

They profile the insect/arachnids with 3D models and list out their strengths while the narrator dramatizes the entire encounter, complete with expert opinions. They even add sound effect for viewer enjoyment. I think this is one of my new favorite shows.

All I have to say is, that if giant insects ever become a reality, we're all fucked. without a doubt, fucked.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 08, 2009, 02:20:51 AM
i never liked the stargate SG1. Atlantis was more tolerable. This new one looks to have grabbed some talent, but the visuals still looked pretty budget. Im thinking this one won't be so bad.  My favorite sc-ifi series of all time is DS9. It looks like it might go that way.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 08, 2009, 08:26:40 AM
i never liked the stargate SG1. Atlantis was more tolerable. This new one looks to have grabbed some talent, but the visuals still looked pretty budget. Im thinking this one won't be so bad.  My favorite sc-ifi series of all time is DS9. It looks like it might go that way.

Are you serious? I watched it in HD and its stunning. They even said they got the movie division (and not the TV division) of their CGI studio to make the effects.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 08, 2009, 03:00:33 PM
Modern Family

Good comedy about a fairly mixed family. It involves Sofia Vergara, so...it's a winner in my book. They could produce a show involving her sitting in front of a white wall chewing gum and I'd watch it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 08, 2009, 07:07:22 PM
Pushing Daisies - 7.5/10

This show started off all good, but by the time I got to the second season, I just couldn't stand the relationship dynamic anymore. I don't want to give anything away, but annoying f'n couple about wraps it up. Olive was great, Emerson was the man, the Aunts were fine, but the couple of Ned & Chuck... just fucking touch her already. Whats most disappointing about the series though, is how it got canceled in the second season, but they were about 1-2 episodes away from having a satisfying finale. The last episode does a quick wrap up and boom it's over. But to sum this show up in a few words, Dr. Suess for a more mature audience.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 09, 2009, 01:48:42 AM
i never liked the stargate SG1. Atlantis was more tolerable. This new one looks to have grabbed some talent, but the visuals still looked pretty budget. Im thinking this one won't be so bad.  My favorite sc-ifi series of all time is DS9. It looks like it might go that way.

Are you serious? I watched it in HD and its stunning.

I have to agree with Plugabugz on this one, and SG1 rules all. I was actually surprised Teal'c did not make an appearance on SGU. Teal'c is awesome.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 09, 2009, 12:23:45 PM
FLASH FOWARD

So I've been watching this show about how everyone on earth blacked out at exactly the same time for exactly the same length. But instead of not remembering anything, people lived out a portion of their lives 6 months into the future. Everyone saw their future and everyone saw their future at the exact same time in the future. It's been pretty interesting so far, and it has a lot of potential. However, I just saw the last episode and because of the cliff hanger ending, I'm probably never going to watch it again.

Thanks alot for nothing/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 09, 2009, 01:36:40 PM
That show just never captured me from the beginning, now I wait for the show that looked kinda similar, but was about aliens.

Most of the new fall schedule for network TV really sux, and I'm having a hard time trying to find something to watch through most of the week. I find myself saying "Is it 11 o'clock yet?" because that's when The Daily Show starts.

For those of us that may regularly tune into primetime TV, what are you watching?

Monday: House (Fox 8pm) (Heroes....DVR later)
Tuesday: .....
Wednesday: .....
Thursday: Fringe (Fox 9pm)
Friday: Smallville (CW 8pm) Dexter (Sho 9pm) Monk (USA 9pm) Psych (USA 10pm)
Saturday: .....
Sunday: Animation Dominantion block(minus The Simpsons) (Fox 8:30-10pm)

To be honest, the only days I look forward to are Mon. & Fri. if you exclude Daily Show & Colbert Report.
What else is worth watching regularly?

p.s. I'm waiting to check out V (alien show), Human Target (based on a DC comic) & the return of Chuck (NBC replacing Heroes in March)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: D_Average on October 09, 2009, 02:02:04 PM
Dollhouse 3/5
Bored to Death 4/5
Bears v Lions 5/5 for Cutlers Elway impression
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 09, 2009, 02:04:46 PM
@BlackNMild: I agree, the second season was really up and down. I didn't understand why Olive sang a song in every other episode. Hard to beat the first season of that show, though.

Shows The Wife and I Regularly Watch (or record):

House (me only), Glee, Top Model, The Office, Ugly Better (her), 30 Rock, Mad Men, Dexter, Californication, Daily Show
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 09, 2009, 02:42:07 PM
I forgot to add Dexter to my Sunday line up.
30 Rock isn't on right now.
I don't like the lead girl in Glee, she is too broadway for TV.
I watch Top Model from time to time, but I'm not dependent on new episodes, reruns are just fine.
I saw few episodes of Califonication when it first started, but it just seemed like an excuse for Moulder to get naked with women of varying degrees of attractiveness.
Not a fan of The Office and never watched Ugly Betty.

Mad Men is something I've meaning to check out, but I want to start from the beginning.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on October 09, 2009, 02:57:16 PM
I just started watching 30 Rock last week.  So far I'm halfway through season one.  I like it well enough.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: bosshogx on October 09, 2009, 02:58:47 PM
I forgot to add Dexter to my Sunday line up.
30 Rock isn't on right now.
I don't like the lead girl in Glee, she is too broadway for TV.
I watch Top Model from time to time, but I'm not dependent on new episodes, reruns are just fine.
I saw few episodes of Califonication when it first started, but it just seemed like an excuse for Moulder to get naked with women of varying degrees of attractiveness.
Not a fan of The Office and never watched Ugly Betty.

Mad Men is something I've meaning to check out, but I want to start from the beginning.

I'd add the Big Bang Theory to your line up, but it's on Monday's (9:30 ABC) so it doesn't help your Tue-Thur dilemma. 
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on October 10, 2009, 01:21:44 AM
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Infinity/10
Seriously. This is the funniest show ever made by humans. If you have never seen it, you absolutely owe it to yourself and your country to change that weakness about you. You can watch all of them on Hulu or fxnetworks.com for free, I believe, at least the current season. It's basically like Seinfeld, only the characters are complete assholes and alcoholics.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 10, 2009, 04:39:29 AM
^I agree with this completely.

I just watched the most recent episode and it almost made me **** my pants.

true story
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 19, 2009, 01:39:24 PM
Dexter

Oh ****/10

Did not see that coming at all!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 19, 2009, 02:17:01 PM
Dexter (yesterday): Good episode, though the Angel/LaGuirta subplot is quickly getting old. The end was a shocker, though! Poor Debra!

Californication: The show becomes more juvenile the longer is going on, especially this season. I'm starting to not believe that Hank Moody could actually operate in the real world. This season is kind of all over the place: the only consistent storyline is Runkel's, which is fine, but Hank is being pulled in too many directions. However, I've been enjoying Eva Amurri's strip club scenes.

30 Rock: Great season opener.

Bones: Just watched the first disk of the first season. People have been telling me to watch it for a long time, and I finally gave in. I like it--the two leads have the same kind of ribbing banter that Scully and Mulder did back when the X-Files was good, and the cases are interesting. The supporting cast is okay, but the kid (named Zach--argh!) seems like an android who was just given an emotion chip last week.

Emily Deschannel > Zooey Deschannel
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 19, 2009, 02:27:29 PM
Ya honestly, the whole relationship subtext for ALL the characters is boring; even Dexter. But now I have more hope for the season since what happened will fuel Dexter's drive to MURDER even more.

I love it!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 19, 2009, 06:24:24 PM
Sanctuary. WTF! that is an amazing season opener. It did in 2 episodes (people with powers fighting each other) what Heroes in 4 years still hasn't.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 20, 2009, 04:22:50 PM
bones is pretty good, i always don't watch many episodes and then suddenly catch it for their Halloween episode. The last one with Rider Strong was pretty good.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on October 25, 2009, 06:07:11 AM
Bones is excellent. While both of the Deschannel sisters have their differences, I will have to agree that Emily is the "Better" one.

On the flip side, I just caught and episode or two of CSI Miami and holy god, it's awful. It's so bad that they have this "surface computing" thingy ma bob that you can place evidence on and it will tell you everything about it and it has a user interface designed by Michale Bay/Ricers. Every episode I have seen of this trash has at least one team member being assaulted/threaten/shot at with more explosive use than Mythbusters.

1/10

It gets a one instead of zero because seeing sunglasses off/on/off/on is a little funny. Maybe it will make a good drinking game...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 02, 2009, 03:25:45 PM
V: The Original Series & V: The final battle 7/10
was a pretty good concept, but was clearly showing its age, some of it just seemed to drag on. I bet it was the bomb when it was new, some great action sequences especially at the beginning. Thank you Scifi channel, because I didn't have to netflix it.

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 02, 2009, 03:47:19 PM
Newest episodes of Dexter: Ooh. It's gettin' good now. The 3rd Rock dude is AWESOME.

Finished up season 1 of Bones: I'm totally hooked now. Agent Booth could totally be Nathan Drake in an Uncharted movie. I liked how you get little touches of emotion from Brennan throughout the season. My wife likes Angela the most. I really like their boss--he needs more screen time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on November 04, 2009, 12:02:40 AM
V: The Original Series & V: The final battle 7/10
was a pretty good concept, but was clearly showing its age, some of it just seemed to drag on. I bet it was the bomb when it was new, some great action sequences especially at the beginning. Thank you Scifi channel, because I didn't have to netflix it.



I just finished watching the first episode of the new series on ABC just now. It is an interesting show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 04, 2009, 12:07:18 AM
V (on ABC Tues. @ 8pm)

This show has got my attention. I have no idea if it's based off the same source material as teh miniseries V on the SyFy channel, but so far I like what I see. Basically Alien motherships show up above every major metrolpolis in the world and make contact. The aliens refered to as Visitors or V's for short appear to be there to make friends, heal and share technology with the humans. Some are skeptical of their intentions.  At first it reminded me a little bit of the 4400 and that is a good thing, but it quickly shed most of that comparison as the story started to progress and the plot line of the series started to take shape.  This could be my favorite new show of the season, I suggest you check it out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 04, 2009, 01:40:08 AM
newer V looked pretty good, definately taking the good plotline of the original series and using better storytelling and directing tools
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 04, 2009, 08:39:30 AM
This show (original) was on SyFy all day for the past few days. I watched like 5 minutes, then the horrible acting made me kill myself.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 04, 2009, 10:06:10 AM
Yeah, I figured it might have been, but i didn't watch it for more than 2 minutes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 04, 2009, 03:23:18 PM
lol, its hard to take the Beast Master Marc Singer in V(os) seriously...he's the main character but he sounds like one of the Ambiguously Gay Duo
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 04, 2009, 03:33:04 PM
I was about to tell you you had the wrong guy, but then realized that you meant the old mini series V and not the new primetime V which has the guy from The 4400 (who through a vaseline lens might look like beast master).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 04, 2009, 04:53:35 PM
yeah, the new priest dude sort of looks like the old main character dude. For a second I thought a Ken Foree was move being played. Then I heard him talk, and definately not Marc Singer.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 06, 2009, 01:38:26 AM
The Supernatural (The CW Thursdays @ 9pm)

I watched this show 2 weeks in a row and I think I have to watch it till the end now. Both episodes were so good, but tonites episode was 1 LOL after another. Tonites episode they had to deal with a "trickster" and he stuffed them into TV Land where they end up in parodies of very familiar shows on TV.

Here is an example of one segment of the show I didn't catch the first time around. Funny enough that I unknowingly got up and went into the kitchen when this segment started.... just watch it and you'll know why.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmypAnX4fEY

This show has made a viewer out of me. I have to go and netflix this from the beginning now.

Here is another winning moment from last nights episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K4yioL2ngI
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 06, 2009, 02:55:05 PM
lol, its hard to take the Beast Master Marc Singer in V(os) seriously...he's the main character but he sounds like one of the Ambiguously Gay Duo
Little known fact (probably widely known) - Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert voiced the Ambiguously Gay Duo.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 12, 2009, 05:45:07 PM
The best TV series of the ’00s (http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-best-tv-series-of-the-00s,35256/1/)

Does everyone agree with this list? It's a Top 30 TV series since late 1999 (the 2000's)
I haven't seen all the shows listed, but I would like to think that some of the ones I have seen would be a little bit higher up (The Shield, Dexter).
Are there any shows you all think should be on there and aren't?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 12, 2009, 06:27:59 PM
ROFL Wondershowzen!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 12, 2009, 07:18:53 PM
Battlestar abandoned the Ship of Quality after the second season. After that, it just stopped making sense. It shouldn't be on that list. I think it's there as the token sci-fi show.

Arrested Development FTW!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 12, 2009, 08:57:49 PM
I'm wondering why House M.D. isn't on the list.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 12, 2009, 10:09:37 PM
this season of survivor is GREAt! :P
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 13, 2009, 12:00:45 AM
Battlestar abandoned the Ship of Quality after the second season. After that, it just stopped making sense. It shouldn't be on that list. I think it's there as the token sci-fi show.

Arrested Development FTW!

What didn't make sense apart from space robots writing All Along the Watchtower thousands of years ago? And since Firefly's on the list BSG can't be the token sci-fi show.


I was about to go off on the fact that The West Wing wasn't on there, but then it showed up at number 30 so the list is fine by me unless they're in order, and then I'm fighting for higher positions for a few things.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 13, 2009, 12:15:56 AM
You watch Tim & Eric Awesome show? is it actually funny?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 13, 2009, 12:20:57 AM
No, I probably haven't seen half the shows on the list, but all the shows in the last decade I liked (except the one everyone but me hates) are on the list.


WAIT A MINUTE! I just realized Jericho's not on the list, which changes things slightly. Now instead of more or less agreeing with the list, I would vigorously argue for those who compiled it to be savagely beaten.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 14, 2009, 03:54:12 AM
Smallville Season 9

Best season since.... since.... well best season in a long freaking time.
last season started off good, but then the budget took a major hit and it really affected the show.
This season has been good ep after good ep especially the last few back to back.

For all those Smallville fans that abandoned the show, now is the time to get caught up and back into it again. Progress has been made and the plot holes and loose-ends are being explained and tied up.
The episode tonite had the Wonder Twins and it was done really really well. I was expecting something so bad it was funny, but this show has just been pure enjoyment like the 1st few season.
Clark might still not know how to fly but you really can think of this season as Superman: Year One (training wheels)

Season 9 (so far) - 9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on November 17, 2009, 04:06:32 PM
Any Monk fans? It's 3 episodes out from the finale and there's been not one Trudy clue-hunting episode. The writers clocked out way ahead of the show's ending and it's a shame. 4/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 17, 2009, 04:53:16 PM
Monk has been on auto pilot for 3 season now. I'm riding it out just to see how it ends.
It could get better and end on a good note, but I'm honestly just glad the the show is going to get a proper ending and wrap up the story and not continue to drag on like some shows tend to do.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on November 17, 2009, 04:58:48 PM
Smallville Season 9

Best season since.... since.... well best season in a long freaking time.
last season started off good, but then the budget took a major hit and it really affected the show.
This season has been good ep after good ep especially the last few back to back.

For all those Smallville fans that abandoned the show, now is the time to get caught up and back into it again. Progress has been made and the plot holes and loose-ends are being explained and tied up.
The episode tonite had the Wonder Twins and it was done really really well. I was expecting something so bad it was funny, but this show has just been pure enjoyment like the 1st few season.
Clark might still not know how to fly but you really can think of this season as Superman: Year One (training wheels)

Season 9 (so far) - 9/10

I couldn't agree more, I've been loving Season 9. Season 8 showed promise but was kind of bumpy, probably because the creators of the show left and the news guys were adjusting, but now it looks like the creators leaving was the best thing that could have happened to the show. The writing is quite tight this season and it looks like it has a bit more budget to work with. Got to love the end of the Wonder Twin episode too! I had a huge smile on my face, it was so out of no where.

If you asked me 2 years ago about what I thought of Smallville I would have said one more season, maybe to tie things up but it was dropping it quality fast. Now I want to see a season 10! Especially since there is a chance this may be Supernatural's last season since the creator only wanted to do 4 seasons and this is the end of his 4 year arch.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 17, 2009, 05:55:26 PM
I just started tuning into Supernatural. I really want to start from the beginning now.
I'm glad that the creator had an original vision for the show and is sticking to it.
Tell your story and get out, no filler, no dead end stories, no staying past your welcome.
More shows need to follow that lead, the shows that have a story arch that leads to an eventual story conclusion that is.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on November 17, 2009, 05:58:52 PM
I just started tuning into Supernatural. I really want to start from the beginning now.
I'm glad that the creator had an original vision for the show and is sticking to it.
Tell your story and get out, no filler, no dead end stories, no staying past your welcome.
More shows need to follow that lead, the shows that have a story arch that leads to an eventual story conclusion that is.

Yeah,Smallville was falling into that trap big time, most shows never pull out of a downward spiral like Smallville was on but it seems to be doing it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 17, 2009, 06:16:35 PM
Smallville still has a story to tell and they are just now getting around to telling it again.
They fell off track somewhere in s4 with the whole Lana witch thing and just got back on again last season (ironically after Lex left the show).

Now Smallville has a 2 parter story arch that is getting turned into a mini-movie event. A budget increase is happening and new talent is coming to the show(Pam Grier aka Foxy Brown). If the rating keep up, a 10th an final season is a shoe in(then they can change the name of the show to Metropolis ;) )
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on November 17, 2009, 06:37:24 PM
I really like the addition of Oliver/Green Arrow. And there are some rumblings that Rosembaum may return, which I think is fine if done correctly.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 17, 2009, 06:45:58 PM
I'm hoping Lex comes back. I like that they play it like he may still be pulling strings from some unknown location since that always leave them a way to bring him back. It allows allows him to not know that Clark and Superman are the same person since I think it's inevitable that Tess will be dead before the dust settles.

But Green Arrow isn't the only one to be back this season. The mini-movie should really set thing in motion next year when the show comes back from it's break since I think it's being written by the comicbook writer.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on November 17, 2009, 06:48:22 PM
Zod is an interesting villain, he is actually a pretty complex villain and in some ways you understand his ambition.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 17, 2009, 07:04:03 PM
I'm actually more interested in what they are gonna do with Chloe, but they seem to be handling the Zod story line fine so far, so I'll just wait to see where it goes and how it develops.

I've never read a Superman comic and have only seen the movies, TAS & JLA/U so I'm real interested in how everything plays out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 17, 2009, 07:13:20 PM
Top Model - I stopped caring a loooong time ago this season, but this episode had Marissa Miller, which made me stand at attention.

Why can't Top Model accept more girls who look like THAT?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 17, 2009, 10:15:39 PM
V brings new meaning to the word A.L.F

that mother daughter aliens they are total alfs
Alfs in v are like milfs except aliens
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 23, 2009, 04:10:38 AM
HOLY **** 10/10 EPISODE OF DEXTER

During this episode I was completely relaxed wondering when **** was gonna hit the fan. Right after the Thanksgiving dinner scene I was no longer laying down but sitting on the edge of the couch for the rest of the episode. I had several theories as to how things were gonna play out and they were all wrong yet all right at the same time. I can't wait to watch the rest of the season to see how all this drama continues to unfold. Some blood is about to be shed but I'm still not sure all of who's it's gonna be.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 23, 2009, 01:13:39 PM
Californication: Meh. This season is so unfocused it's just not fun to watch. None of the characters are really likable this season. I'm so sick of Hank's daughter, and I can't understand how Hank is rich enough that he doesn't have to write...or have a job...or support a family. It annoys me.

Monk: Finally, they're getting somewhere. By which I mean, next week they'll start getting somewhere.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 25, 2009, 12:13:21 AM
V brings new meaning to the word A.L.F

that mother daughter aliens they are total alfs
Alfs in v are like milfs except aliens


I couldn't agree more.
There are few women that I think can pull of the short hair look (Ms. Berry) and Momma ALF doin just fine.
Momma ALF is seriously hotter than Daughter ALF. So many great close-ups of Mommas face today and zoom outs of full body shots with the power suit/skirt and those heels. It's startin to get hot in here.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 25, 2009, 11:25:33 PM
speaking of V, i just saw episode 4..the last shot reminds me of a picture i rendered in 3d class

http://www.tetrametrics.com/theperm/Renders/drog.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r259/theultimateperm/v.jpg

obviously, theirs looks better, but its funny when you see the similarity. I also didnt try to model the best ships or put the best shaders on the planets, i was messing around with particle generators and reflections. That frame took about 5 hours to render :o.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 04, 2009, 10:21:11 PM
LOL, I just started watching Avatar: TLAB Book 2 episode 2 (Love Cave or something like that)and damn is this cartoon funny.

sister says to brother, "Why is your forehead all red"
[close up of red spot on brother's forehead]

wandering nomad walks up and says
"Don't freak out when I tell you this, but I think that guy over there is the Avatar"

Brother: [FACEPALM.....again]


Stogi, thanks for recommending this otherwise I never would have gotten around to watching it. It's pretty mature for something that was shown on Nickelodeon, has plenty of action, it's well choreographed and has plenty of humor.

Starting to make me more interested in the live action movie that coming up.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 04, 2009, 10:43:30 PM
Dexter: See, I thought this was the 2nd-to-last episode, but it's not. There are two left. Having said that, this has been a slow season overall, with the real knockout moments spread unevenly throughout. These last two episodes will probably be off the chain, though.

Scrubs: Med School: Interesting direction for the show. I don't like the main girl, but maybe she'll grow on me. It's pretty obvious that Bill Lawrence isn't heading up this new season, and his light touch is missed. And WHO is that beautiful Australian doctor? Hubba hubba!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 05, 2009, 07:01:33 AM
30 Rock - Must See TV indeed

Goto Hulu and watch the latest episode. It is hilarious.
From Liz to Tracy and even Frank, all brought the laughs this week.
I have never laughed so hard at a single episode of this show before.

Liz: "This is how I cry now thanks to that generic eye surgery you made me get"
The HD Camera
Frank in Liz mode

Tracy & Wife:
"Really? Have you lost your mind? I'm not gonna raise another child by myself."
"What are you implying? I'm a very attentive father."
"Oh please, Tracy. Where were you last week during Tracy Jr's birthday party?"
"There was a better kid's birthday party up the street!"


& a special appearance from Whoopi, this episode was on point.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on December 06, 2009, 02:17:46 PM
LOL, I just started watching Avatar: TLAB Book 2 episode 2 (Love Cave or something like that)and damn is this cartoon funny.

sister says to brother, "Why is your forehead all red"
[close up of red spot on brother's forehead]

wandering nomad walks up and says
"Don't freak out when I tell you this, but I think that guy over there is the Avatar"

Brother: [FACEPALM.....again]


Stogi, thanks for recommending this otherwise I never would have gotten around to watching it. It's pretty mature for something that was shown on Nickelodeon, has plenty of action, it's well choreographed and has plenty of humor.

Starting to make me more interested in the live action movie that coming up.

Glad to hear you like the show, as Season 2 is the best of the series (though the series has one hell of a finale at the end of Season 3).  I always make a point to tell people about Avatar whenever I hear someone mention how American animation just isn't what it used to be.

Actually, if you like Avatar you might want to give Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the CG series) a try.  Many of the staff of Avatar moved over to The Clone Wars when Avatar finished, and it shows in the action scenes.  The show itself is very well-written and is (in my opinion) more Star Wars-y than the entire prequel trilogy.

As for me, the last show I watched was the now-canceled Dollhouse.  5/10.  Lousy show that took a rather limited (for television) premise and went absolutely nowhere interesting with it until now...when it's been canceled.  Some good actors and some decent writing, but just not good enough of either.

Battlestar abandoned the Ship of Quality after the second season. After that, itjust stopped making sense. It shouldn't be on that list. I think it'sthere as the token sci-fi show.

Nice to see someone agrees with me on Battlestar.  The first 2 seasons were phenomenal, but after that it gets bogged down in religion, whining, and pretentiousness (two things that often go hand-in-hand).  The series was so much better when it was just Humans vs. Cylon for the Future of Humanity (TM).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 06, 2009, 02:40:46 PM
I've been watching Clone Wars since the beginning (might have even mentioned somewhere in the thread) and I'm not really a Star Wars fan at all. It a good cartoon and better than most of the movies and that clone wars miniseries that came before it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 06, 2009, 06:19:29 PM
Stargate Universe - It took a LONG time but i feel like something is finally coming together now. I'm still loving the actors and visual style (and the crew for making it!) more than the actual writing though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 07, 2009, 03:42:58 AM
LOL, I just started watching Avatar: TLAB Book 2 episode 2 (Love Cave or something like that)and damn is this cartoon funny.

sister says to brother, "Why is your forehead all red"
[close up of red spot on brother's forehead]

wandering nomad walks up and says
"Don't freak out when I tell you this, but I think that guy over there is the Avatar"

Brother: [FACEPALM.....again]


Stogi, thanks for recommending this otherwise I never would have gotten around to watching it. It's pretty mature for something that was shown on Nickelodeon, has plenty of action, it's well choreographed and has plenty of humor.

Starting to make me more interested in the live action movie that coming up.

:) I'm glad you're enjoying it. It's really is a great series and if your enjoying it as much as you are now, you'll probably agree with my rating once you finish it.

Season 2 is probably the funniest season because of Toph. But there's one episode that comes to mind in season 3 that had me in tears.

But yeah, enjoy the ride!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on December 07, 2009, 03:49:23 AM
Season 2 is probably the funniest season because of Toph. But there's one episode that comes to mind in season 3 that had me in tears.

But yeah, enjoy the ride!

I'm sure if you look up "awesome" in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of Toph there.  She's my favorite character in Avatar, and she kicks ass.  She's the only character in the entire show who even by the end of the show could still kick Aang's ass, and she's absolutely hilarious (and often self-depricating).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 07, 2009, 05:31:58 PM
Final episodes of Monk: Both episodes felt slapped together. The bad guy didn't have six fingers, all of sudden there's a present Monk never opened for 12 years (where has it been during the past seven seasons?), there's suddenly an unsolved case involving some nurse at a hospital...it was all very lazily written.

However, I thought it was nice that Monk has a new "Trudy" now, and the final song was touching.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 07, 2009, 05:43:14 PM
I was very disappointed that they didn't plan out the ending and plant little easter eggs through out the seasons leading up to things that would all get wrapped up in the final episode.

Like maybe one day Natalie is cleaning in Monk's den and goes to move that little present and Monk gets all protective over it, or Monk passing by that Mid-Wife clinic with Sharona and mentioning something about it, or having visited the Judges house with the captain in some past season and mention how weird it is to put a sundial in the shade. Then flash back to all those little things that they included over the years as Monk starts to put it all together.

That would have been a little more satisfying than the build up to the finale that they had. Because it really did seem like they just came up with it and haven't been leading us up to any big reveal like you would expect out of a detective show where he has been "actively" trying to find the killer of his wife since the very first episode.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 07, 2009, 07:14:06 PM
Yeah, he was only actively looking for his Trudy's killer for the first two seasons. After Sharona left, I suspect many of the writers did too, and all of a sudden Monk is going camping and gets attacked by a bear.

Sheesh. You get the feeling that the people who wrote the final episode didn't bother to watch the previous seasons of the show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 08, 2009, 12:32:00 AM
Dexter - 2nd to last episode of the season and the build up was great.

Hello, Dexter Morgan.

I can't wait to see the season finale on Sunday.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 11, 2009, 12:01:35 AM
Yeah Dexter's getting good (finally!)

Always Sunny is still cracking my **** up. Their season finale was amazing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 12, 2009, 03:01:09 PM
Season 2 is probably the funniest season because of Toph. But there's one episode that comes to mind in season 3 that had me in tears.

But yeah, enjoy the ride!

I'm sure if you look up "awesome" in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of Toph there.  She's my favorite character in Avatar, and she kicks ass.  She's the only character in the entire show who even by the end of the show could still kick Aang's ass, and she's absolutely hilarious (and often self-depricating).

I just finished disc 2 of book 2 and that Toph chick is cold blooded. LOL.
She would not let up on Aang or that Water Tribe chick and I didn't want her too, although I did feel a little bad for Aang at first. Sucks that I didn't have disc 3 waiting for me though because of how the last episode ended (Knowledge temple).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 12, 2009, 04:06:12 PM
That's where it ended?!

That's a shame. The next episode is probably my favorite of the whole season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on December 12, 2009, 09:04:08 PM
*looks at his Avatar Book 2 episode listings*

Ouch, yeah that's a nasty place to be left hanging.  Still, you have some really outstanding episodes ahead of you once Discs 3 and 4 arrive from Netflix (which is what I assume you're using)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 12, 2009, 09:07:42 PM
Netflix all day everyday.

Netflix has become a necessity in my daily/weekly routine.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 14, 2009, 01:20:09 PM
Dexter season 5

I don't know if I can watch this show. I've been there since the beginning but it's becoming kinda trite with the finale finally making me realize this.

I'll make my assessment to continue watching based on the first episode of next season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 14, 2009, 01:36:15 PM
I haven't watched the last  ep of 4 yet, but I'm guessing they didn't end the story like most hoped it would end huh?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 14, 2009, 04:09:45 PM
THANK GOD they ended Dexter that way. I was SO TIRED of that aspect of the show. Trinity did our boy a favor, no doubt. Good ending to a good season overall, though it really dragged on in places.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on December 15, 2009, 12:06:46 PM
I fucked up here.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 15, 2009, 12:52:23 PM
Holy Mountain, wasn't that the 70's movie with several different stories and one of them was the big ass sex machine?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 15, 2009, 09:58:44 PM
The Holy Mountain - 10/10
Fucking epic movie. You'll think it's all nonsense if you can't follow along, but the end makes everything else make sense. Also, if you know anything about tarot cards it helps, I guess. Watch it, then thank me. Lots of nudity, male and female, and some pretty disturbing scenes, so watch it only with people that can handle **** like that (or watch alone).

lol, alone. I think i learned a while back to just watch things alone if you want to really enjoy things. Very few people will watch anything.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on December 15, 2009, 11:47:43 PM
****, that was supposed to be in the "last movie you watched" thread. My bad...reposting it there. Last show I watched was the Office (actually Monday Night Raw)...it was great.

Edit - and yes, BNM, that is the movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 21, 2009, 08:42:35 PM
I finally caught up on Dexter

Holy ****!/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on December 22, 2009, 03:08:48 PM
Lost Season 5. LIKE A BOSS/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 22, 2009, 06:08:37 PM
Christmas with the Cranks: Geezus H. Christ/10

My wife rented it. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it was still pretty terrible. The one happy moment came when I found out that Jamie Lee Curtis still has a pretty kickin' bod for being in her 50's. Not quite as incredible as she looked in True Lies, but she's aged well, let's put it that way.

Otherwise, the film was a complete travesty.
 
EDIT: Oh, this is the TV thread. *sigh*
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 22, 2009, 06:19:35 PM
Paradox. The show can be best described as "Flashforward meets 24". Better still, its only 5 episodes.

The last episode really was crazy. I'm not sure what to make of it yet.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 24, 2009, 07:03:53 PM
I just finished the 1st disc of Book 3 of Avatar: TLAB and I almost thought this show had lost most of what made it enjoyable. All of a sudden everything was all serious and and I was starting to lose interest. Then the Cave/bandana & Saka & the Sword Master episodes happened and everything was right in the world of Avatar again.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on December 24, 2009, 09:09:16 PM
I just finished the 1st disc of Book 3 of Avatar: TLAB and I almost thought this show had lost most of what made it enjoyable. All of a sudden everything was all serious and and I was starting to lose interest. Then the Cave/bandana & Saka & the Sword Master episodes happened and everything was right in the world of Avatar again.

Well, first off this is the show's final season.  It has to get increasingly serious as the show builds up to its incredible finale, or it just doesn't work.  That said, I found Book 3 to be a strange beast.  Up until the halfway point of the season (Day of Black Sun - Parts 1 and 2), it literally follows a pattern of every other episode being mediocre-to-poor.  Thankfully, after Day of Black Sun, the show hits a consistent note and rides it all the way to the finale.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 24, 2009, 09:21:45 PM
I understand that it's the finale season, it's just that in the 1st two episodes were slow and lacking of charm from the usual suspects which made think they had lost something inbetween the end of s2 and beginning s3. But it recovered nicely after that.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on December 27, 2009, 02:43:07 AM
Ok, I have a bit of an oldie for you guys.  I just started really watching it for the first time since I caught random episodes of it on TV over a decade ago:

Zorro - 9/10 - This is the old Disney show from circa 1957, recently released on DVD via Disney's Limited Edition Walt Disney Treasures line.  I got both seasons of the show (39 episodes a season, mind you) and am currently working my way through the first season, and so far I love this show.  Unlike most of the Disney TV shows from back in Walt Disney's day, this show doesn't come across as corny and lame and I can easily marathon it.  I admit I'm biased with this show: this show has faults, but it does so much well that they don't bother me.  This show just has amazing production values for its time, reasonably good writing and acting, a great sense of pacing, and an incredibly catchy theme song.  The half hours just fly by, and to add even more value this show is actually pretty heavily serialized with distinct story arcs.  Only 30,000 copies of both seasons were put out there and they are a little pricey, but this show comes highly recommended.  It's over 50 years old now, but it can easily hold its own.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 28, 2009, 02:59:04 PM
Haven't watched it yet, but the first disk of Darkwing Duck came in the mail today. EXCITED!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on December 28, 2009, 06:23:07 PM
NCIS Season 1- 9/10

This show is by far one of my favorites. It's just interesting! I've watched random episodes for along time but never watched it all the way through. I am going through all the old seasons on Netflix. Season 1 was great and established everything.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 28, 2009, 06:56:56 PM
I haven't really watched the 1st couple of seasons(I have caught random episodes though), but the 1st 2 seasons with Corte De Pablo (Ziva) is what got me watching the show. Tony Denozo was the real hook, but something about Ziva kept me watching.
I think I've seen pretty much every episode from s4 and up.

spoiler almost spoiled it for me at least, NCIS is a JAG spinoff
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on December 28, 2009, 08:09:09 PM
Yeah, Ziva comes on Season 3 I think. Because you have Kate Todd (Sasha Alexander) in the first 2 seasons of the show. Denozo is great especially how he acts with Gibbs! Gotta love it!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on December 28, 2009, 08:37:30 PM
I'm really late to the game on this one, but I've really been enjoying Arrested Development...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 28, 2009, 08:46:43 PM
what season are you in?
I just re-watched the entire series with my girl a few months back and now we both look forward to watching the movie that should eventually come out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on December 28, 2009, 08:59:37 PM
Watched a few odd episodes from who knows when on IFC.  They recently started the series over and I've just gotten into season 1.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on December 29, 2009, 09:41:40 PM
Stop watching after season 1.  You'll thank me later.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 30, 2009, 03:58:58 AM
^Don't listen to him.

watch and enjoy every episode.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 01, 2010, 04:51:38 AM
Zorro - Season 2 - 7.5/10 - Ye Gods, what happened here?  It's ironic, but the strength of season 1 was that despite it having 2-3 distinct 13 arc storylines (the last 2 arcs are really one big 26-episode arc with a big subplot), the show was very tightly scripted and flowed well.  Season 2 drops the whole idea of set story arcs and just plays everything by ear with 1-4 episode stories of random interest, often having Zorro appear in an episode for no logical reason.  It often felt like half the episodes this season were about Zorro playing match-maker or match-breaker, and I'm sorry but I don't want my romantic cavalier swashbuckler wasting his time playing Cupid (I know that's ironic, but I'd rather have him taking down thieves and corrupt politicians).  Don Diego is more than capable of doing that.  What's worse, though, is that...she...appears in a 3-episode arc.  I am, of course, referring to that shrill harpy of the Disney family known as Annette Funnicello.  Now, maybe this is a skill she acquired later in life but the poor girl is just an abysmal actress in these episodes.  She shows up in one of the rare Season 3 episodes as well to stink up another 48 minutes of quality Zorro action.  Still a good season, and even the "Mountain Man" episodes (by far the lowest point of the season) are at worst average.

Zorro - "Season 3" - 8.5/10 - Well that's more like it.  Even though this final "season" of the show only consists of 4 hour-long episodes (which are really 8 half-hour episodes spliced together), 3/4 are excellent and classic Zorro action with opponents and situations worthy of the vigilante.  Even that last 1/4 is only bad when...she...is on-screen.  The stories flow well, the action is excellent, and the series goes out on a high note.  It even features Ricardo Montebahn in a rather suitable role foreshadowing his most famous one not too many years later.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 02, 2010, 11:56:33 PM
speaking of old shows..remember FX?..no i don't mean their modern incarnation, i mean their original incarnation, which was sort of like TV land, but they picked shows like fantasy island, and a couple of other good old shows.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 03, 2010, 07:28:07 AM
I just finished the 1st disc of Book 3 of Avatar: TLAB and I almost thought this show had lost most of what made it enjoyable. All of a sudden everything was all serious and and I was starting to lose interest. Then the Cave/bandana & Saka & the Sword Master episodes happened and everything was right in the world of Avatar again.

I love the bandana episode! Aang is such a little pimp. And don't let the "seriousness" get you down. For one, the finale is definitely worth it and two, the season still has its usual goofy episodes. In fact, there's one episode in particular that had me in tears (did I already say that?).

Anyway, how did you like season two? My favorite episode is "The Desert." That's the episode where Aang is furious that someone stole his bison all the while Soka and Momo are tripping balls off of peyote. How that episode could be so light hearted, yet serious is why I like Avatar in the first place.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 03, 2010, 10:34:50 AM
The Peyote episode was great. Saka and Momo had me rolling. I really hope M. Night captures all of this in the live action movie because this show is a little like that show Chuck, in that it has a little bit of everything all rolled into one great little package.

I've moved the rest of Avatar to the top of my queue, and the only thing that will interrupt me finishing s3 are New Releases. Depending on whats coming out on Tuesday, I should finish the series this week.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on January 05, 2010, 03:39:14 PM
Doctor Who: The End of Time. GOODBYE DAVID TENNANT.

His final line pretty much summed up how i felt at the end of it: I don't want to go!

Matt Smith has massive boots to fill.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 05, 2010, 05:11:53 PM
Finished Season 3 of Bones a long time ago (Zach did it? Com'on.), and have started Season 4. Love this show. Love it SO MUCH.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on January 06, 2010, 03:28:55 PM
The Goode Family - If you think of animated sitcoms as mathematical equations, then you get the formula animation + Situation * Comedy = show.  From here, the best way to describe "The Goode Family" is the inverse King of the Hill in both the situation and the comedy.  The show is still animated.
3/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 06, 2010, 06:37:18 PM
Better Off Ted

You all need to watch this show. It is HILARIOUS, nerdy, and corporate-based.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 06, 2010, 06:46:27 PM
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Grievous Intrigue/The Deserter (two episodes aired back-to-back) - 9.5/10 - This show just continues to get better, especially in Season 2 where it's really begun to shine.  The stories are well-written and acted, the action's well-staged and exciting, and the visuals are very nice (as usual).  One of the elements I was happy to see return came up in the 2nd episode: the continuing evolution of the clones as characters with identity and morality beyond the biological automaton pawns depicted in the prequel movies.  It's a shame that this show continues to air under the cloud of both being a product of the Star Wars prequels and a TV CG series, because this show is a worthy successor to Avatar: the Last Airbender.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 09, 2010, 03:45:33 PM
Avatar: The Last Air Bender - Book 3

What an incredible show. Have you ever been watching something so hard that you find yourself trying to watch harder, eyes wide open and you leaning forward as if to enter the TV because you are so into what you are watching? that was me during the final episode of this series. 10/10

Avatar: The Last Air Bender (The Entire Series)10/10

I couldn't recommend this more. The entire series was just great. You develop a connection with each and every character and everything is handled so well with a mix of everything and something for everyone. I feel that it could have been a little deeper, but you have to remember that this was a cartoon produced for Nickelodeon and is by far the most mature thing that has ever aired on the network. I really wish there was more as I would like to know what is next for Team Avatar, so now I really look forward to the live action movie, but it has a lot to live up to.
There is no way that they can capture this series in a 2 hour movie and make you feel as invested in the story and characters like I feel I am right now.

One thing though: I really wish that Katara and Toph and taught Aang how to blood bend and metal bend, or atleast have Katara blood bend Azula during the final fight. I would also like to know what happened to Azula after everything was said and done.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 09, 2010, 05:47:34 PM
My big complaint about the ending of Book 3 is that they knew the series was ending, yet they brought up the issue of Zuko's mother in the final minutes of the show without resolution.  We're never going to find out what happened to her now.  With the exception of that and the little bit of Deus Ex Machina the show pulls with Aang during the fight with Ozai, the show pretty much ended perfectly.

As for the 3 Live Action movies, I have absolutely no expectations of quality for them.  In fact, I'm assuming already that they're going to be crap, because they're directed by (and I'm sure I'm going to butcher his name) that hack M. Night Schylalaman.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 09, 2010, 06:41:16 PM
I'm glad you liked it BnM! how did you like the Ember Island Players? That episode cracks my **** up; sokka and toph especially

And Katara couldn't have bloodbended because it wasn't a full moon. Also if Aang knew how to metal bend, then Toph wouldn't be as cool as she is.

Broodwars: I don't have high expectations for the movie, but it's not because of M. Night. He is actually a great director but his storytelling sucks! Big difference. Also there is enough sprinkled in the series to know what happened to Zuko's mother. She was exiled and now he is going to find her.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 09, 2010, 07:09:10 PM
There needs to be one more episode, or maybe a new 2 hour(including commercial breaks) made for TV movie episode.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 09, 2010, 11:15:47 PM
Broodwars: I don't have high expectations for the movie, but it's not because of M. Night. He is actually a great director but his storytelling sucks!

That's the problem, though: as director, it is through his eyes that we see the movie.  Really, how long do you think we'll have to wait before we find out he's cast himself as Avatar Roku, or even Fire Lord Ozai (granted, the idea of seeing whatever kid they've cast as Aang beating the snot out of M. Night does hold some appeal)?  I just don't think he has the ego to distance himself from meddling with the storytelling.

As for the 2 hour TV movie idea, the problem with that idea (besides the fact that all the actors have aged considerably since the TV series aired, and puberty's a ***** when it comes to voice acting [just ask the English VA for Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist]) is that the show already hit its peak with the finale.  No matter what they could do in the Epilogue movie, the only place to go from there is down.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on January 10, 2010, 01:32:18 PM
I'm glad to see that Avatar is getting so much love.  It really is a great show.  Hell, even my wife got into it after making fun of me for watching it. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_Lindy on January 10, 2010, 05:17:05 PM
Trailer Park Boys - 10/10.

I'm not sure if I've rated it before, but I'm rating it again.  I've been watching it ever since it went on the air up in Canada (one of my buddies up there hipped me to it).  One of the best mockumentary series ever.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on January 10, 2010, 09:15:30 PM
Trailer Park Boys - 10/10.

I'm not sure if I've rated it before, but I'm rating it again.  I've been watching it ever since it went on the air up in Canada (one of my buddies up there hipped me to it).  One of the best mockumentary series ever.

Bubbles is the best.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 10, 2010, 10:51:29 PM
Chuck (Seasons 1 & 2) - 8.75/10

I'm sure I've rated this at the beginning of the thread somewhere, but it just awesome enough to rate again(I'm possibly even rating it higher than before). Also the Season 3 premiere airs tonite and then goes back to it's regular time slot on Monday nites.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on January 11, 2010, 02:47:15 AM
Trailer Park Boys - 10/10.

I'm not sure if I've rated it before, but I'm rating it again.  I've been watching it ever since it went on the air up in Canada (one of my buddies up there hipped me to it).  One of the best mockumentary series ever.

When I first watched Trailer Park Boys I thought it was an American show (An easy mistake to make outside of NA I guess). But as time went on I realised for a show about trailer trash it was too clever/quirky to have been made by Americans. Upon realising it was Canadian just makes it even funnier.

Sure My Name is Earl is funny, but it isn't great like TPB.

GO CANADA
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 11, 2010, 05:42:17 AM
 Iron Man: Armored Adventures - First 5-6 episodes: 5/10.  Final 19-20 episodes of the first season: 8.5/10

Man, this is one very strange show.  I basically started watching it because I was a big fan of Spectacular Spider-man, and I was in the mood for a good Comics superhero show I hadn't seen before.  Besides, Iron Man looked decent enough in both the recent Animated and Live Action movies.  Nothing could have prepared me for this series, though: a cel-shaded (think the MTV Spider-man show, only cheaper-looking) series that turns Tony Stark into a 16-year old kid and basically reshapes the Iron Man concept into something like Spectacular Spider-man-meets-Johnny Quest (not in itself a bad combination, but it's just a complete 180 degrees from the core of the IM character).  This is a show you just have to stick it out for a handful of episodes, because the opening batch are average at best and do a poor job of selling the show's concept with annoying characters and "lame supervillain of the week" plotlines.  The animation also comes off poorly, mostly because the animators for some bizarre reason decided to set action scenes involving laser blasts and explosions...at high noon outdoors, where absolutely nothing in this series looks good.  The show also suffers from the same problem that the MTV Spider-man series had: the animation looks decent enough in the action scenes, but as soon as the costumes come off the characters move and act very robotically.

Then something miraculous happens around episodes 6-7: something snaps and suddenly the show gets dramatically better.  The animators finally show some sense and start staging battles in areas with decent lighting and solid action, the writing starts involving actual drama, characters stop being (as) obnoxious, and the show's concept starts showing the heart (franchise pun not intended) it needed to convince me this was a show worth following.  By the end of the first season, I'm definitely looking forward to season 2.  It's definitely not a fantastic show up there with Spectacular Spider-man, Beast Wars, the DC AU, or Avatar...but it's decent enough if given the chance to iron out the problems, much like I saw with The Batman (another show that started out as utter crap, but got increasingly better with each season until by the end there were episodes that could hang with the best of the DC AU).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on January 11, 2010, 09:40:17 AM
Modern Family - Why the **** hasn't Modern Family been mentioned more than once in this thread? It's a fucking tragedy that you guys either aren't watching it or don't like it. It comes at a great time when both 30 Rock and The Office are starting to get ****. The best new sitcom since Arrested Development, there I said it. 9/10.

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: RABicle on January 11, 2010, 10:30:13 AM
The News:
Pretty good cos it was all about how the WA economy is teh strongest in Australia and that WA beat Victoria in the cricket. **** yeah! What a great day to be Western Australian (and not Victorian).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 11, 2010, 02:35:40 PM
I've been watching it Dasmos, and I love it. Very funny show, with a great cast and a goofy sense of humor. Also, Sofia Vergara is haaaaaawt.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on January 11, 2010, 07:56:19 PM
I've been watching it Dasmos, and I love it. Very funny show, with a great cast and a goofy sense of humor. Also, Sofia Vergara is haaaaaawt.

Yeah, you were the sole poster who mentioned it. Glad someone enjoys it. Also Sofia Vergara? Is that the columbian chick? If so, then yes, I agree 200%.

So basically it's summer here which means Australian TV channels finally show some decent shows that they feel would be too risky to try at any other time. This is besically the only time we ever see new comedies like Aressted Development, Scrubs, Always Sunny and stuff at a decent hour. So I have been watching Parks and Recreation, I'm told they're viewing the second season here at the moment, so I'm going to try and track down the first season even though I have heard mixed things. Anyway this show is definitely enjoyable, it's like The Office, but fresh. Also anything with Aziz Ansari is okay in my books. 8/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 11, 2010, 09:07:13 PM
I've seen pretty much every episode of Modern Family. It's alright, definitely one of the better comedies on TV but I'm not rushing home on a Wed. nite just to catch it, or even setting the DVR to catch it for me. It's entertaining, but is nothing like an Arrested Development, yet it is still a good show.
I don't really like the dad that is married to the blond chick. It's mostly his voice I don't like, but everything else about the show has been pretty entertaining.

edit:
Another show I've been watching is The Middle (aka Malcom in the Middle 2). It's co-starring the Janitor from Scrubs and that has also been a pretty good show which borrows heavily on the MitM family character and style minus a little bit of the goofing off.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 12, 2010, 12:20:18 AM
Heroes (on NBC)

I haven't even finished the episode that just started 15minutes ago and I'm 100% convinced that this show is handled exactly the same way that Southpark said Family Guy was. Manatees in a tank with some labeled balls.

Who is writing the script for this show?
I only continue to watch it this far because I've already invested so much time into it, but I really think it more like Nascar Syndrome, I stick around waiting for the inevitable crash. This show is so bad..... what happened? It used to have such promise.
I really wish they would put this back on at 8pm against House and move chuck to 9pm instead so I can watch House and then Chuck.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 12, 2010, 04:06:56 AM
Is it just me, or is that Malcolm in the Middle kid EXACTLY the same age he was like eight years ago on "Malcolm in the Middle?" It's freaking creepy is what it is.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on January 12, 2010, 10:11:26 AM
I don't watch that show (do they even make new ones?) - but I've seen it on my TV and it looks like he went from 12 years old to 35 years old between seasons at one point.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 13, 2010, 01:40:36 AM
about Conan O'brien....

if he doesn't get what he wants i'm boycotting NBC....i would already be boycotting NBC, but if i couldn't watch Conan then i would have no reason to ever watch it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 13, 2010, 01:43:21 AM
What about Chuck?

I hear Zachary Levi (Chuck) is on Conan tonite. How did that go?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UltimatePartyBear on January 14, 2010, 08:28:57 PM
Doctor Who: The End of Time. GOODBYE DAVID TENNANT.

His final line pretty much summed up how i felt at the end of it: I don't want to go!

Matt Smith has massive boots to fill.

Certain people around here ought to like the Timothy Dalton action, too.  They should have switched those parts so Dalton would be the next Doctor, actually.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on January 14, 2010, 10:47:12 PM
Conan has been absolutely on fire all week with his monologues. NBC is making the biggest mistake in history, if they think their ratings suck now, wait until Conan is on Fox.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 14, 2010, 11:01:55 PM
I hope the Tonite Show bombs if Leno takes it back and then Leno is blacklisted from television in the process.

Leno needs to step up and retire from the talkshow. Then go get a hotrod car show that comes on midday/early afternoon and enjoy his real true passion. He could still do interviews when he does something similar to MTV Cribs and check out Celebrity cars inbetween car shows, custom car mods and restoration shops.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 15, 2010, 01:23:39 PM
For all those that have no idea what going on with the whole Tonite Show on NBC thing

In 2004 Jay Leno and NBC agreed to pass on The Tonite Show to Conan in 5 years just as Johnny Carson has passed it on to Jay Leno 17 years ago.

>>>>>>>>>>>fast forward to last year

Jay Leno passes the torch to Conan, but now decides he isn't ready to retire and would like The Tonite Show back. Jay pressures NBC into getting him a 10pm show so he wouldn't go to a different network and compete with Conan. 10pm show is a ratings disaster killing Conan's all important lead in which in turn lowers Conan's start up ratings. Not to mention that Jay was trying his hardest to book all the big guest before they could show up with Conan, and you can already see was going on here.

Now you can catch up with everything you missed right here:
http://gawker.tv/5448615/the-late-night-war-reaches-its-boiling-point-all-the-clips-you-missed (http://gawker.tv/5448615/the-late-night-war-reaches-its-boiling-point-all-the-clips-you-missed)

+2 respect for Jimmy Kimmel with his appearance on 10 @ 10 on the Jay Leno Show.

edit: Howard Stern also has a good outlook on what Jay was doing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on January 15, 2010, 05:53:00 PM
Doctor Who: The End of Time. GOODBYE DAVID TENNANT.

His final line pretty much summed up how i felt at the end of it: I don't want to go!

Matt Smith has massive boots to fill.

Certain people around here ought to like the Timothy Dalton action, too.  They should have switched those parts so Dalton would be the next Doctor, actually.

Absolutely. But hey, its Matt Smith now. I don't mind him. I'm more excited that Steven Moffat is taking over as headwriter and executive producer because even though he wrote, at most, 2 episodes a year his ones were always the best ones by MILES. Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead are two of the greatest episodes science fiction has ever seen.

Lets make sure:TIMOTHY DALTON WAS IN DOCTOR WHO!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: D_Average on January 15, 2010, 09:56:02 PM
Big Bang Theory 1/5 - Predictable.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 16, 2010, 12:34:13 AM
I tried that show for a few weeks but always came away underwhelmed. I know people think the girl is super hot, but I don't see the big deal. The tall geek is mean-spirited, too. I would argue that Better Off Ted is just as geeky but much funnier and more likable.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 16, 2010, 12:58:51 AM
You know it's not that good when a hot girl isn't enough to sway Halbred.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on January 16, 2010, 10:21:39 AM
You know it's not that good when a hot girl isn't enough to sway Halbred.
LOL.  I was just thinking the same thing.  ;D
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 16, 2010, 02:56:45 PM
I don't watch enough tv to warrant posting in this thread but last night I saw Human Giant for the first time...

0/10

Why? Because it was full of some random and hilarious **** that sounds like the kinda stuff me and my friends would think up when driving around aimlessly. Woulda been a 10/10 if it didn't make me feel like **** for not having my own show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 16, 2010, 04:10:40 PM
You know it's not that good when a hot girl isn't enough to sway Halbred.
LOL.  I was just thinking the same thing.  ;D

It's true! I just don't find her that attractive! Now, Sofia Vergara on Modern Family...hubba hubba!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: D_Average on January 16, 2010, 04:27:57 PM
Yeah.  She's not very hot at all.  Nothing to drool over certainly.  Just good enough.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 16, 2010, 06:10:51 PM
For all those that have no idea what going on with the whole Tonite Show on NBC thing

In 2004 Jay Leno and NBC agreed to pass on The Tonite Show to Conan in 5 years just as Johnny Carson has passed it on to Jay Leno 17 years ago.

>>>>>>>>>>>fast forward to last year

Jay Leno passes the torch to Conan, but now decides he isn't ready to retire and would like The Tonite Show back. Jay pressures NBC into getting him a 10pm show so he wouldn't go to a different network and compete with Conan. 10pm show is a ratings disaster killing Conan's all important lead in which in turn lowers Conan's start up ratings. Not to mention that Jay was trying his hardest to book all the big guest before they could show up with Conan, and you can already see was going on here.

Now you can catch up with everything you missed right here:
http://gawker.tv/5448615/the-late-night-war-reaches-its-boiling-point-all-the-clips-you-missed (http://gawker.tv/5448615/the-late-night-war-reaches-its-boiling-point-all-the-clips-you-missed)

+2 respect for Jimmy Kimmel with his appearance on 10 @ 10 on the Jay Leno Show.

edit: Howard Stern also has a good outlook on what Jay was doing.

also how many people watched Leno just because it was before Conan? Im betting some percentage of extra Leno ratings were people who just couldn't stay up! Leno and Bret Favre should have show together.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 16, 2010, 06:31:12 PM
Lost Tapes (no The Animal Planet)

Oh My, how intense. This show had more suspense and horror than most of the horror movies I've been forcing myself to watch from Netflix over the last year or so. Supposedly real stories and supposedly real footage mixed in with their re-creation using actors, scientific and historical backgrounding have had me watching the last few episodes with a slightly elevated heart rate. Very unexpected.

just the 2 eps I've seen so far - 8/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: D_Average on January 18, 2010, 10:44:38 AM
Jersey Shore - 5/5
Mindless "we're the sh## " debauchery at its finest.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UltimatePartyBear on January 18, 2010, 12:37:10 PM
Doctor Who: The End of Time. GOODBYE DAVID TENNANT.

His final line pretty much summed up how i felt at the end of it: I don't want to go!

Matt Smith has massive boots to fill.

Certain people around here ought to like the Timothy Dalton action, too.  They should have switched those parts so Dalton would be the next Doctor, actually.

Absolutely. But hey, its Matt Smith now. I don't mind him. I'm more excited that Steven Moffat is taking over as headwriter and executive producer because even though he wrote, at most, 2 episodes a year his ones were always the best ones by MILES. Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead are two of the greatest episodes science fiction has ever seen.

I'm not convinced.  Moffat's preference for the horror side of Who might get pretty old if stretched past more than two episodes a year.  On the other hand, if he can write a season without yet another way of bringing back the Cybermen or Daleks, more power to him.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on January 18, 2010, 04:49:09 PM
Big Bang Theory 1/5 - Predictable.
I tried that show for a few weeks but always came away underwhelmed. I know people think the girl is super hot, but I don't see the big deal. The tall geek is mean-spirited, too. I would argue that Better Off Ted is just as geeky but much funnier and more likable.

I recommend "The IT Crowd".
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 18, 2010, 06:25:48 PM
Big Bang Theory 1/5 - Predictable.
I tried that show for a few weeks but always came away underwhelmed. I know people think the girl is super hot, but I don't see the big deal. The tall geek is mean-spirited, too. I would argue that Better Off Ted is just as geeky but much funnier and more likable.

I recommend "The IT Crowd".

That reminds me, I put that on my Netflix Instant Queue because someone, probably in this very thread, mentioned it. I should watch it some time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 20, 2010, 06:52:19 AM
Lost (Seasons 1-5): *Dons Flame-retardant armor*  Well, I just finished Season 5 of Lost, the show that apparently everyone loves but me and for the life of me I can't understand why.  This show is one giant tease (to use a forum-friendly term) that in the end was obviously scripted by the writers throwing darts at a board and using an endless barrage of flashbacks, flash-forwards, and (to use a Funny Farm term) even in places seemingly flashing sideways to just drag the series on for as goddamn long as humanly possible.  For the first two seasons, at least half of every episode was spent covering the characters before they reached the island, as if that was something I ever cared about.  Then we finally seemed to gain something approaching momentum in season 3 only to see the show jump into one of the most ridiculous Deus Ex Machina plot points I've ever seen.  Once again, the dart board...

Writer A: "Ok, we need to find a way to explain all these freaky things on the island.  Ok, steady hand...*

*thwack*

Writer B: "BRILLIANT!  THE ENTIRE ISLAND IS A GIANT TIME MACHINE!  OF COURSE!

Then we spend the next two seasons repeating the oh-so-cute Pulp Fiction-style nonlinear storytelling, glacial pacing, predictable plot points, and unlikeable characters.  Joy.  It's especially fun knowing that at any moment one of the writers could just get bored and pull out the dartboard again.  The worst thing about it all, though, is that there is a genuinely interesting story hidden somewhere in here, one that would be infinitely more enjoyable if they just stopped trying to be cute with all the time-wasting flashbacks and whatnot and just told a straight-up story.  The episodes in themselves are perfectly enjoyable when taken as individual stories, but the moment you try to put them all together the show just falls apart.

Sadly, I've already wasted so many hours of my life on this series, yet ABC will probably have many more of them in a few weeks when Season 6 starts up...if only to watch and see how they can possibly resolve this train wreck without using the big "Reset the World!" button they've already hinted at a few times now.

3/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 20, 2010, 01:44:13 PM
"The worst thing about it all, though, is that there is a genuinely interesting story hidden somewhere in here"
"Sadly, I've already wasted so many hours of my life on this series, yet ABC will probably have many more of them in a few weeks when Season 6 starts up...if only to watch and see how they can possibly resolve this train wreck without using the big "Reset the World!" button they've already hinted at a few times now."

^Thats how I feel about it too.
Time invested + curiosity on how they actually wrap the whole story up and make it seem like they weren't just making it up as they go along = me sticking around till the very end.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 20, 2010, 03:57:18 PM
Yeah. I feel like the show only started getting good during the last two seasons, when the island itself was the focus. Still, a LOT of stuff doesn't make sense. This last season has a LOT to answer for.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on January 22, 2010, 12:51:29 AM
"The worst thing about it all, though, is that there is a genuinely interesting story hidden somewhere in here"

It's an illusion. Like a mirage in a desert. What you're doing is the equivalent of drinking sea water because you are thirsty. Go watch a show that actually satisfy you and you won't go back to watching garbage. Go play some games or something.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 22, 2010, 01:03:05 AM
lol the plotline of Lost is pretty easy to get
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 22, 2010, 05:41:11 PM
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHxn8mTpAJU) <--Trailer [NSFW]

It's basically 300 meets Gladiator and from what I'm told also Rome.
It's like the the moves of Brad Pitt in Troy in the arena of Gladiator with the action and style of 300. Slow motion action shots, highlighted blood on a muted brown tone look with glowing outline. It actually reminds me a lot of the look from High Voltages Gladiator A.D. and if this show becomes a hit of any kind, they should try to do some sort of cross promotion since visually they are very similar.

Did I mention lots of gratuitous sex, nudity and violence? It's also produced by Sam Raimi and has Lucy Lawless(Xena: Warrior Princess) in it? So far I'm pretty into it. 4/5 stars

It premiers tonite on Starz in you get that channel, but it's already up on Netflix (like everything that comes on Starz) if you want to check it out early:
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70119826&trkid=496682) <--Netflix Instant Watch

or you can check it out on Starz.com
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (http://www.starz.com/originals/spartacus/screeningroom/Pages/screeningRoom.aspx#/episode-101) <--Starz.com
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 22, 2010, 06:39:06 PM
Considering it. I used to be in love with Lucy Lawless, so I might check this out just for her.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 22, 2010, 07:00:14 PM
The only thing I've ever seen Lucy Lawless in was Battlestar Galactica, but I really liked her in that, and I have Netflix, so maybe I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 22, 2010, 07:36:30 PM
Lucy Lawless has a sex scene.
It's not in the first episode, but I hear the first 3 eps have been leaked online.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on January 22, 2010, 09:45:07 PM
That would have been awesome 15 years ago. She has had a lot of work done, so she looks decent...but still. Meh.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 23, 2010, 03:54:23 AM
My Sophomore English teacher in high school looked like Lucy Lawless' twin sister.  The resemblance was uncanny.

It's an illusion. Like a mirage in a desert. What you're doing is the equivalent of drinking sea water because you are thirsty. Go watch a show that actually satisfy you and you won't go back to watching garbage. Go play some games or something.

The thing is, aside from a couple animated series that are still in production and won't be out for a while (like Clone Wars, which seems to air at really random times; Wolverine & the X-Men; and Iron Man: Armored Adventures), there really isn't anything else on TV right now I'd otherwise be watching.  I stopped watching 24 after Season 5 (and I'm amazed I lasted that long with such a monumentally stupid show) and Heroes after 2 1/2 seasons (ditto).  Warehouse 13's second season won't be out until Summer, so that just basically leaves Caprica to fill in the gap.  Besides, I do want to see how Lost tries to wrap itself up, even (maybe especially) if it leads to a spectacular collapse of Battlestar Galactica proportions.

On a side note, I've started watching the 2006 Fantastic Four animated series.  I'm only a few episodes in so I'm not ready to pass judgment on it yet, but so far it's spectacularly average (and, unfortunately, dubbed in Canada so there are some very familiar voice actors on this show I recognize from past Gundam projects).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on January 23, 2010, 04:25:26 AM
Lost is awseome. Please modify your posts. That is all.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 23, 2010, 05:11:09 AM
Last episode of Conan:

Awesome. The man is a class act.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 23, 2010, 06:27:06 AM
Brood, you're into Warehouse 13 and I've never watched that, but maybe you should check out Eureka. I think it comes on right after that (when they're both on the air) but you have some catching up to do before the new season starts.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 23, 2010, 06:43:55 AM
Brood, you're into Warehouse 13 and I've never watched that, but maybe you should check out Eureka. I think it comes on right after that (when they're both on the air) but you have some catching up to do before the new season starts.

I've heard good things about Eureka, so I'll look into it.  Warehouse 13 is just goofy Sci-Fi fun, with a neat historical twist (like X-Files meets Indiana Jones National Treasure)...a bit of guilty pleasure, but with some stellar casting.

*looks up Eureka*

Hmm...sounds like Twin Peaks.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on January 26, 2010, 01:14:41 PM
Yeah. I feel like the show only started getting good during the last two seasons, when the island itself was the focus. Still, a LOT of stuff doesn't make sense. This last season has a LOT to answer for.

Lost fell victim to (what i consider to be) the biggest problem concerning American TV: TOO MANY EPISODES! Look at how tight Doctor Who has been at 13 episodes a season (and even then that's quite long). Primeval's third (and final-for-now) season was 10. Paradox was only 6.

Inevitably writers may have a story plan but with too many episode orders to do there's just going to be junk to fill out empty episode spaces. That's why we got stuff explaining why Jack got his tattoos. This same problem usually falls across every show in which it has 15+ episodes. Stargate has this problem, Sanctuary will (now it's extended to 20), House has it, the CSI trilogy definitely has it, Heroes suffers badly from it and so on.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 26, 2010, 02:01:19 PM
That's kinda why I like how USA is handling some of their shows, like Burn Notice, and Eureka (SyFy is owned by USA Network i think). Half Seasons. 13+ episodes split into 2 story arcs.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 26, 2010, 05:06:41 PM
Battlestar Galactica did that, too. The second, third, and fourth seasons were each 20 episodes, but they split them in half. It was annoying, though, that it made a show that ran for 4 seasons go on for 6 years, and many would argue that the show still suffered from those problems.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 26, 2010, 05:14:30 PM
USA does it differently though.

1st half season runs it's arc and then takes a 3 month break, then it comes back for the second half of the season and runs it's second arc then takes a 3 month break before the new season starts and the cycle continues.

I kinda like it because you don't go without your favorite shows for too long and they also don't have to force in some filler episodes to flesh out the series longer.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UltimatePartyBear on January 26, 2010, 05:24:39 PM
Top Gear - 9/10

I think it's been discussed before, but I ignored that because I'm not a "car guy."  I caught an episode on accident about a month ago, and I'm hooked.  If Netflix has old episodes, I may be tempted to sign up.

My only complaint is that nothing I hear on the show will ever be of any practical use to me.  Also, apparently BBC America is a whole season behind in spite of claiming that last night's show was the premiere of the new season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 26, 2010, 05:33:32 PM
Top Gear: Series 10 is on Watch It Now & DVD

Top Gear: Series 11 & 12 are only on DVD

Top Gear: Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 & Polar Special aren't out on DVD thru Netflix yet.

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 26, 2010, 05:45:00 PM
USA does it differently though.

1st half season runs it's arc and then takes a 3 month break, then it comes back for the second half of the season and runs it's second arc then takes a 3 month break before the new season starts and the cycle continues.

I kinda like it because you don't go without your favorite shows for too long and they also don't have to force in some filler episodes to flesh out the series longer.

That was my problem with BSG, the breaks were too long. Season 3 ended with a massive cliffhanger (actually several different massive cliffhangers) and it was over a year until season 4 started.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 26, 2010, 06:03:02 PM
But that's where I think the difference is. There is never a long ass break in between since the show would run for about 6-10 episodes and then take a 2-3 month break then continue.  You are never without an episode for too long, and just when you start to wonder, "hey, I wonder when blah blah blah comes back", there is a commercial saying its coming back next week.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: hartnsoul88 on January 26, 2010, 11:08:34 PM
My one would have to be Heroes and although the show started off well, it could never fill the shoes of shows such as Prison Break. As the seasons have gone on, I feel it has lost it's appeal somewhat. At the moment, I would give it 6/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 26, 2010, 11:11:45 PM
Heroes is horrible.
It lost it's appeal back at the middle of season two and then again at the beginning and end of season 3 and then again as soon as season 4 started.

But for some reason I still manage to catch it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on January 27, 2010, 01:27:13 AM
Prison Break is a terrible series.

 I can understand the first season of the show, but later seasons has nothing to do with breaking out of prison. Hell the second season was mind numbingly asinine by having them break into a prison. If they left it at one season you wouldn't have this ridiculous situation where a bank robbery is a front on a threat to attack the president.

Top Gear UK isn't and will never be a practical show seeing that the vast majority of the population can't afford their recommendations. When was the last time they tested a out a Toyota without throwing it into the North Atlantic. I love the other half of the show unquestionably, where they engage in some real world test/race/construction. But the rest of the show is really not much more than Car Porn. I don't give a damn about the reviews.

I have caught an episode or two of Top Gear Australia, but I can't watch it for any meaningful length of time without wanting to throw rocks at my own TV. There can only be one Top Gear.

I would be careful about throwing House into the same category Plugabugz. Any long term story arcs were pretty losse to begin with. You can jump to almost an episode without worrying about the arc, but if you do follow the arc, you get rewarded with bonus content.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Shorty McNostril on January 27, 2010, 03:03:05 AM
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I have caught an episode or two of Top Gear Australia, but I can't watch it for any meaningful length of time without wanting to throw rocks at my own TV. There can only be one Top Gear.
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I hear you.  I watched the first 3 episodes.  Haven't looked at it since.  The first was rubbish, the second was a marked improvement, enough to make me watch a 3rd.  3rd went downhill from the start.  The hosts are idiots and they try to copy UK too much.  Just because they are top gear doesn't mean they have to copy (and ruin i might add) everything from UK. 
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 27, 2010, 03:19:33 AM
Human Target (Wed. 9pm FOX)(normally at 8pm Wed.)

I just saw this air after hearing about it for the last several weeks. I was the 3rd episode that I just watched that made me goto Hulu and catch up on the other 2 that I had missed previously.

Supposedly based on a comic book, but this show is the best new action show on TV. I'm sure this will replace 24 next year assuming that this is the last season of 24 and FOX doesn't cancel this. It's a little like Burn Notice in that every week they take a new client and try to help them in some sort of undercover way.

This show does a couple of things right and the fight scenes so far have been pretty damn good. It also stars Chi McBride playing a role only vaguely similar to his role on Pushing Daisies, the guy who is securing the clients, Jackie Earl Haley as the scary information guy and Mark Valley as the in the field action star.

I really wish this show always come on on Tuesdays. There is nothing to watch on Tuesdays.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on January 27, 2010, 08:27:29 AM
I would be careful about throwing House into the same category Plugabugz. Any long term story arcs were pretty losse to begin with. You can jump to almost an episode without worrying about the arc, but if you do follow the arc, you get rewarded with bonus content.


I'm sure though there are episodes (maybe one or two) that you feel that you can skip without being detrimental to the arc. The ep last week in particular falls into that box and the one before that showed from Wilson's perspective (even though it was very refreshing).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 30, 2010, 09:14:38 PM
A couple things I've been watching:

Fantastic Four (2006) - 5/10 - I've never much cared for the Fantastic Four, and this series didn't make me like them any more.  The plots are dull when they aren't cliched, and this series' Dr. Doom is laughably bad (I think Megatron in the original Transformers was more successful in his plans, as well as more threatening).  The animation is notably worse than both the series it replaced on Cartoon Network (Justice League Unlimited) and its chief competitor on Nickelodeon (Avatar: the Last Airbender).  This could have been a good series if the writing weren't so bad, but as it is it's pretty average.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - 7/10 - Yeah, more a TV special than a TV series, but whatever.  The more I buy these Peanut Specials that I supposedly loved when I was a child, the more I wonder why I keep buying them because they're pretty damn depressing (aside from Snoopy's antics, which are still amusing).  That isn't so much an issue here, through, as the chief culprit this time was casting children to sing songs written for adults.  The songs are mostly fun and often catchy, but when will filmmakers ever learn this cardinal rule of life: CHILDREN CAN'T SING HIGH NOTES.  They will ALWAYS sing off-key when you do that.  There are also some real stinkers in this special (Lucy's Song about marrying Shroeder and both of Snoopy's songs), though they are counterbalanced somewhat by the clever "Book Report" and "Home on the Range" pieces.  The real gem, though, is "Happiness" which concludes the special.  I do wish this special had something approaching a story, though, as it's very disjointed with these random dialogue sequences between the songs.

And no second Special alongside the main feature this time is ridiculous given the rate that these DVDs are being released (4-5 a year).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on February 01, 2010, 02:43:50 AM
MASH Season 6 - 6/10

It seems like this show hit a peak in season 5, because very little in 6 sticks out. None of the guest stars are particularly interesting or bring a unique plot angle, though Winchester makes for a pretty good replacement for Burns. I can't believe he tried drugging up a mouse for a race! :Q

I finally got the slender case version and I'm quite happy it has the play all button, but it seems like the video quality isn't as cleaned up compared to the phat case editions. There's a lot of that dated, brownish home video look PLUS you can't skip right to the end of the opening credits.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 02, 2010, 03:07:44 AM
The Life and Times of Tim: Season 1

I think I made a thread about this before. I may have to bump it because this show is just so damn good. I rewatched the first season to prepare for the second one and the timing of the voice acting is perfect; the situations, hilarious; and the fact that it's on HBO makes the sky the limit. It's literally the best cartoon since Futurama; hands down. Episode 2 where Tim is forced by his boss to act Mexican is the funniest thing I've seen in a long ass time. I can't wait for the second season to air next week.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on February 02, 2010, 05:45:52 AM
So, I'm hyped for the last season of Lost starting today and will probably post about it a lot as it goes on. Should I put it in this thread or a start a new thread?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on February 02, 2010, 01:42:08 PM
Neither; you should utilize this thread (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=13462.0).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on February 02, 2010, 02:45:14 PM
That my friends, is called a Batman Gambit. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on February 03, 2010, 03:51:36 PM
Freaks and Geeks

Watched the entire series--all eighteen episodes--over the past couple weeks.  Enjoyable, but falls a bit short.  I like most of the characters, but since the series ended prematurely it's full of half-baked ideas the writers didn't get to fully flesh out.  It's neat seeing lots of familiar faces long before they started doing movies.  Even features a guest appearance by a very young Rashida Jones (from The Office).

I like the geeks more than the freaks.

3 Stars
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 03, 2010, 04:39:29 PM
I didn't like that show. If you enjoyed it, check out "Undeclarted," which is basically the same show, but in college. I thought it was funnier.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on February 05, 2010, 07:04:32 PM
For the past 2 to 3 weeks I've been watching the 1st and 2nd seasons of Supernatural, and my friend is bringing me the 3rd season on Monday. So far I like Supernatural. For the first 2 seasons I rate this series an 8.5/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Gameboy Freak on February 06, 2010, 12:25:22 AM
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Episode 2 - High Five

4/5

One of my favorite episodes as a kid! I am so glad they are re-airing episodes on Saturday mornings again! Even though they added a comic book like style to the episodes I still enjoy watching them.

Plus they re-released the MMPR toyline. Now I finally have the Original Mega Zord!  ;D
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 06, 2010, 01:05:07 AM
Smallville: Absolute Justice

A 2 hour made for TV movie episode. Hawk Man, Dr. Fate and Star Girl. All handled pretty good. Costumes were surprisingly better than you may expect and that's excellent for a show with Smallville's budget. It's not a movie you can watch independently of the show, but it was a really good of the show. The special effect weren't cheesy and there was quite a few of them through out the episode/movie.

I'm just hoping that this mean Clark turns into Superman sooner rather than later and that JLA gets up and running sooner rather than later too. This has honestly been the best season of Smallville since I think season 4 (it's on a questionable streak for quite some time) and I hope they are getting the rating for one last season to cap it all of at season 10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 06, 2010, 04:38:33 AM
I've been watching a lot of Cheers lately, and I have to give it a solid 9/10. It's a standard sitcom, but it's done extremely well, with a great ensemble cast and excellent timing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on February 07, 2010, 12:13:31 AM
Cheers is amazing. It holds up extremely well. Norm!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 07, 2010, 12:27:35 AM
I never really got into Cheers.  It was a little before my time.  I was a big fan of Fraiser, though I never really followed it that closely (I'll be surprised if I've seen more than half its episodes).  Lots of love for Murphy Brown as well.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 07, 2010, 05:04:20 PM
See, I prefer Cheers to Frasier. The latter derives half its plotlines to overusing audience conceits.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 07, 2010, 06:32:34 PM
Frasier is a spin off of Cheers right?
Dr. Frasier Krane or something like that?

I just watched an episode of Cheers last nite for the first time in a long time last nite since it was mentioned in this thread. Just as good now as it was then.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 07, 2010, 06:35:39 PM
Frasier is a spin off of Cheers right?
Dr. Frasier Krane or something like that?

I just watched an episode of Cheers last nite for the first time in a long time last nite since it was mentioned in this thread. Just as good now as it was then.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 10, 2010, 02:13:25 PM
Reboot - 8/10 - This one's been on my replay list for a while now, and it was fun actually watching the whole series from start to finish for a change (rather than the somewhat random order I saw the episodes on Cartoon Network).  This really is a show of 2 worlds, though: the first 1 1/2 seasons, and then the rest of the show.  The former is episodic, cheesy, boring, formulaic, and frankly sporting pretty ugly CGI (even for that era).  I don't think it's a coincidence that the show dramatically improves about the same time as Mainframe started working on Beast Wars, that company's best show.  Thankfully, once the war with the Web gets underway, the show becomes quite enjoyable and the CGI much more pleasant.  I still think the best section of the show is that small window where Enzo is learning to be a guardian and mount what little defense he can against MegaByte, before getting sent off to the Web after losing in Mortal Kombat.  I really would have liked to see where that story would have gone, but instead what follows that section takes a long time to grow interesting; Enzo becomes nearly unlikeable; and the plot really drags.  Once the show gets its plot threads in order, though, everything comes to an epic and very satisfying conclusion that would unfortunately be utterly destroyed by the pointless Reboot "Season 4" "movies".

Looking over the show, I'm a little surprised that given the information age that there haven't been more series like this.  The show is rough and often seems to be more interested in cute homages and parodies than quality writing (and often the quality of the episode is directly related to the quality of whatever Game is in town, but it's still a very enjoyable series with a novel concept.  Supposedly, we have a trio of Reboot movies on the horizon that...well..."reboot" the franchise, but it's starting to look doubtful that we'll ever see those.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 14, 2010, 01:05:39 AM
Survivors 9/10 Caught the premier on BBCA although that score means nothing. Not to be mistaken for Survivor the reality show. This is a British post apocalyptic post pandemic tv show about a couple of people that surved a deadly flu plague. Was pretty good, could become the next big thing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on February 16, 2010, 03:39:07 PM
I just got Weeds Season 5 and have gotten through the first 3 episodes. So far, not bad but definitely fails to live up to the first 3 seasons. Once they left Agrestic, the show hasn't been the same. Elizabeth Perkins' and Kevin Nealon's characters have both descended into near total triviality, Romany Malco's absence is sorely felt, and the suburban satire elements of the series are almost completely absent now. But Mary Louise Parker and Justin Kirk are still goddamn awesome actors and it's fun to see the kind of **** that Shane and Silas are getting into now. I'd give the first 3 seasons a 9/10 average and seasons 4 and 5 (so far) a 7/10.

EDIT: Why the hell is "s u b u r b a n" being changed to sUncleBob (is awesome!) (is awesome!)urban?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 16, 2010, 04:35:52 PM
I just got Weeds Season 5 and have gotten through the first 3 episodes. So far, not bad but definitely fails to live up to the first 3 seasons. Once they left Agrestic, the show hasn't been the same. Elizabeth Perkins' and Kevin Nealon's characters have both descended into near total triviality, Romany Malco's absence is sorely felt, and the suburban satire elements of the series are almost completely absent now. But Mary Louise Parker and Justin Kirk are still goddamn awesome actors and it's fun to see the kind of **** that Shane and Silas are getting into now. I'd give the first 3 seasons a 9/10 average and seasons 4 and 5 (so far) a 7/10.

I agree. I might have even rated it the same way somewhere earlier in this thread, but I agree.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on February 20, 2010, 02:02:17 PM
I just finished Weeds season 5, the final scene is AMAZING. The last few episodes in general are really good. They've set up season 6 pretty nicely. Even the Celia/Doug/Dean/Isabel crew have some interesting potential now for season 6.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 20, 2010, 02:08:52 PM
what happened at the end? I don't remember if I ever finished s5 or not.

please [spoiler] where necessary.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on February 20, 2010, 02:10:05 PM
Shane bashes Pilar in the head with a croquet mallet.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 20, 2010, 02:12:11 PM
Yep. I've seen it.
It's been a while since the season ended. Do you know when next season starts?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on February 20, 2010, 02:16:07 PM
I'm not positive but I think around May. I don't have Showtime and I don't think they put Weeds episodes online, so I might have to find other means to catch the show... I don't really want to wait till the Season 6 DVD comes out this time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 20, 2010, 02:28:31 PM
I have showtime at my moms house but not where I stay and I know for a fact that I'm not waiting till DVD hits, so if I find a way to watch it without going to my mom's house, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caterkiller on February 23, 2010, 03:07:43 AM
National Geographic Fight Science
 
Episode: Fight Like an Animal!
 
5/10 HORRENDUS! Take a look at the preview
 
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/fight-science/4323/Photos#tab-Videos/07717_00 (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/fight-science/4323/Photos#tab-Videos/07717_00)
 
I used to think Nat Geo was pure and true! Good god was I wrong!
 
First Glen Levy (yeah the guy who hit me with the devastating hammer fist) was representing Crane Wushu/Kungfu. He is a friend of mine and I love the guy, but trust me when I say he is NOT the guy who should be demonstrating that. It just looked really awful. And they barely talked about the combative techniques of the Crane. Terrible.
 
Li Jing of the Beijing wushu team was representing snake style. She knew what she was doing, but I wish she just composed herself differently during the tests if her hands were faster than the snakes. Plus she got picked over me and a few other guys in the next Star Wars video game so naturally I'm biased.
 
Tiger Guy was awesome, and what was said and done was great and spot on.
 
Wong Wei was the Mantis, dude is amazing! Also another friend of mine from China, who taught me many monkey techniques. His skill is top notch! But they had him literally catching flies like a mantis. They put him in a giant tank of hundreds of dirty flies too see if he could catch them. They gave all this sciency mumbo jumbo about how he caught 7 of them. LAME! Again nothing about how a Mantis guy would actually fight.
 
The monkey... ugh! This guy isn't even a Monkey Martial Artist, at least not as far as how they introduced him. He is a free runner who incorporated Monkey wushu into his movements! He is a blasted gymnast and they had him swinging on trusts like a monkey! That is absolutely not Monkey style! He did like 2 true monkey movements the entire time, and the rest was watching him flip and hang around like spider-man. You know what makes it worse?! I was auditioned by the producers to be the monkey on this episode, and obviously I was turned down. But it didn't matter to me because as far as monkey was concerned I felt there were people who were much better. BUT THIS GUY!? I bet not in a 100 years could he even explain how a monkey practitioner strikes!
 
NAT GEO really let me down with this one. I seriously have to think twice before I can trust something from them again.
 
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on February 23, 2010, 11:06:59 AM
I tend to not watch these kind of shows because they just seem like a circus act. I have respect for the martial artists, but the producers of this show have no respect for martial arts.

"Li Jing of the Beijing wushu team was representing snake style. She knew what she was doing, but I wish she just composed herself differently during the tests if her hands were faster than the snakes."

Would you be able to tell me if that Snake stance she used to strike the head can limit her striking speed? It just didn't seem that fast to me. I was watching some videos of Kendo, and some of the top guys in Japan had some mad striking speeds.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caterkiller on February 23, 2010, 12:54:12 PM
You know she was standing completely upright so I doubt her stance was limiting at all. But she is a bit past her prime, she is in her 30's now and not quite as fast as she used to be when she had to train on her team. I wouldn't doubt that she actually went faster than the snake if thats what the machines are saying, but there are much faster hands out there thats for sure. One thing I don't understand, is that they didn't measure the distance between the snake and the balloon. So how did they calculate the distance? Maybe i'm just remembering it wrong, but there was something that made me go "what a sec, how could they come to that when they didn't do this". Not sure though.

All I know is that fight like an Animal was a bunch of hogwash! I should of been the monkey consarnit!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 23, 2010, 01:05:22 PM
I hate it when American Idol is on. It screws up House' schedule.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 24, 2010, 06:55:53 PM
So you guys know how I've been hyping up The Life and Times of Tim, right? Well another show came on right after it on Friday on HBO and it's called The Ricky Gervais Show. Both of them are cartoons and both of them are hysterical. You guys should do whatever you have to do to watch these shows. Seriously, they are the funniest shows on television and I'm a big fan of Tosh.O.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 24, 2010, 07:05:06 PM
I watched both. Life & Times of Tim is always great. I was surprised at how much I ended up liking the Ricky Gervais Show, because it's basically a cartoon produced after-the-fact of Gervais' normal podcast, which I may have to subscribe to if it's free.

Who whole thing about the space monkey had me rolling on the floor.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 24, 2010, 07:11:33 PM
yeah, that bit was hilarious.

his podcast is free by the way.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 24, 2010, 07:21:12 PM
Well, I finally got around to watching the first 4 episodes of Caprica these last couple days (which, oddly enough, complement Heavy Rain very well), and although I generally liked the pilot episode I saw on DVD last year I'm really conflicted about this show.  On the one hand, it's well-acted and generally well-written, and I enjoy watching it and I want to see more of it.  On the other hand, calling this show's pacing "glacial" is an understatement.  Although there have been several interesting side plots explored thus far, there has been very little movement on the main story (which is cyber Zoe in the prototype Cylon).  I also have a general complaint about the setting: this is a futuristic society and is randomly advanced.  They have this virtual Ghost in the Shell-esque cyberspace with paper that can access the internet; space travel; and advanced robotics...but they drive 1950s cars and their buildings look modern at best.  This was an incongruity I had with Battlestar as well, but is a bigger issue here because you don't have the epic space battles and explosions to cover it up (besides, the Galactica was always supposed to be an ancient ship in the fleet with antiquated technology).  It's something that shouldn't bother me, but damn does it kill the immersion.  The world this show presents just doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 24, 2010, 07:40:25 PM
Funny you should call it "glacial." I don't watch Caprica but I do watch Mad Men, and that's a similar situation. Luckily, the setting holds up in Mad Men.

Also, Christina Hendricks is in Mad Men.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on February 26, 2010, 05:43:01 PM
Supernatural - Season 3: Frickin' awesome.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 26, 2010, 07:02:59 PM
Everybody Hates Chris - I love this damn show. I wish I watched it when it was new, but I was already juggling too many TV shows to fit in another. If only I had known. This show makes me think back to the behaviors of people in my family, especially when it comes to the things the mom would say. This show always has me LMAO. Do they still make new episodes?

Human Target - Did I mention how entertaining this show is? Just Watch it, it's based off some DC comic book or something. Always good action even on a TV show budget. Someone once described this show as Chuck minus all the romantic drama and "best Buy" stuff. pure SpyTV.

Burn Notice - Always a treat. Season 3 Finale is next week and it should be full of action.

Spartacus - This show is the best new show of the season. hands down. Sex, Violence, Nudity, Gore, Action and Drama all wrapped into a nice visual package with a good story so far. WATCH IT (if you have Starz or Netflix)!!!! It actually airs on Netflix before it airs on Starz. The last episode(#5 Shadow Games) had a huge build-up and an intense finale.
New episodes come Saturdays on Starz but ep6 is already up on Netflix as we speak.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 28, 2010, 12:58:04 AM
Last night I was flipping around the channels and nothing was on. I came across HBO On Demand and watched The Life and Times of Tim because Stogi was talking it up in this thread. It is indeed a fantastic show. The On Demand channel only had about 6 episodes; I've got to find another way to watch the rest of them.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on February 28, 2010, 04:28:12 PM
Twin Peaks

1st half of the series:  4.5 stars
2nd half of the series:  3.0 stars

David Lynch's version of a soap opera.  What a fucked up show.  Very entertaining.  Loses its way after they solve Laura Palmer's death but it finds its way before the series wraps up.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 28, 2010, 06:34:35 PM
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Episode 2 - High Five

4/5

One of my favorite episodes as a kid! I am so glad they are re-airing episodes on Saturday mornings again! Even though they added a comic book like style to the episodes I still enjoy watching them.

Plus they re-released the MMPR toyline. Now I finally have the Original Mega Zord!  ;D

I had noticed they re-released the toys, which i thought was cruel because only people my age would buy them. So, they have re-packeaged the shows? That makes more sense.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 01, 2010, 05:14:35 AM
Here's a music video for anyone that saw the latest episode of 'The Ricky Gervais Show'. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGxGgsGVbOs)

You're welcome :D
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 03, 2010, 01:54:21 AM
Hulu is having a Best In Show competition here they pit certain shows in certain categories up against each other and you vote for the best one.

http://www.hulu.com/spotlight/bestinshow/0

This is week 1 of 5, so get to voting.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: RABicle on March 03, 2010, 09:23:50 AM
Hungrybeast

10/10 Had a scene where tehy sliced off protuding labia. watch it for yourself! (http://hungrybeast.abc.net.au/stories/labiaplasty)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 03, 2010, 10:01:27 AM
that was the weirdest sentence I've heard in at least three weeks.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 03, 2010, 11:18:01 AM
Hungrybeast

10/10 Had a scene where tehy sliced off protuding labia. watch it for yourself! (http://hungrybeast.abc.net.au/stories/labiaplasty)
"Only viewable from within Australia."
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 03, 2010, 06:04:10 PM
Spartacus: Blood and Sand - This show is the best new show of the season. hands down. Sex, Violence, Nudity, Gore, Action and Drama all wrapped into a nice visual package with a good story so far. WATCH IT (if you have Starz or Netflix)!!!! It actually airs on Netflix before it airs on Starz. The last episode(#5 Shadow Games) had a huge build-up and an intense finale.
New episodes come Fridays on Starz but ep6 is already up on Netflix as we speak.

Here are some reasons to check out Spartacus. A few of the best ones I can think of....
NSFW The Bath Scene (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=gly&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=Lucy+Laless+nude+on+spartacus+egotastic&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=) NSFW
*click the first link*
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 03, 2010, 06:24:45 PM
I don't know if that link is kosher on these boards...

Haven't seen it, but I've been tempted to. Mostly by Xena, Warrior Princess.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 03, 2010, 06:41:06 PM
The link itself doesn't really show anything so I thought it would be alright to link to it. But if I need to add a buffer zone between here and the actual web page I can do that too.


I'll edit it just to be safe.

It's edited and even better since I linked to the actual video and not just the stills.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 03, 2010, 06:47:25 PM
Nice, thanks.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 03, 2010, 08:27:18 PM
I watched it all the way up to the most recent episode and its decent at best.

It seems like the director or writer before they made this show loved to beat off to 300. Seriously, this movie plays out more like a softcore porno with an exuberant budget and the plot of Gladiator attached, than a legit show. There's literally titties every five minutes...during every kind of scene...even the fighting ones! You'll see some dude get stabbed in the chest, then some lady in the crowd pulling out her babylons.

Then the show just seems to get more and more homoerotic. They make the gladiators constantly wear skippier and skippier underwear and towels (nothing but these sexy metal pants) until they aren't wearing anything at all. Then for some reason you have a dude fucking a little boy in jail cell. I mean...WTFuck.

Sure it's bloody and gorey and there's nudity and all that, but it really could do without that because one of the best parts about it is the story. It's actually very decent. It's the only reason I've watched thus far (Lucy Lawless titties were a bonus).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 03, 2010, 08:45:34 PM
It's supposed to be an accurate portrayal of the times, which means lots of nudity and gratuitous sex. And back then it as very common for there to be homosexual relationships as everyone was very open about sex, pleasure and eroticism in general.

Thems was some freaky times.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on March 03, 2010, 08:59:39 PM
LOL. I can wait till this show pops up in NZ. I have to say, based on what I have heard here, Blood and Sand is pure entertainment.

Trauma: A pretty new Medical drama set in San Francisco focus on first responder EMT/driver/pilot, with some pretty forgettable characters. One thing saves this show. I a man named Rabbit, played by no other than, Cliff Curtis. He just comes in and owns every scene he walks/fly/drives into. Rabbit 7.5/10 No Rabbit 5/10.

House Season :confused; Current one: Still good. Nice black Adder Cameo.

NCIS LA: Very touch and go so far. It has potential to turn in to CSI Miami of the NCIS franchise. Which is a bad thing. They have half pointless computer equipment and an extravagant HQ. No sunglasses yet, but there is a significant jump in shoot outs and body parts. Black dude needs surgery to get that stick out of his ass. 7/10

Winter Olympics Ice Hockey Final: DAAAAAMMMNNN that was a great game. I am no Hockey fan, but damn that was good. I was half expecting a fight to break out and was left disappointed in that regard. Canada now officially owns North America (at least got an IOU from it).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on March 08, 2010, 02:57:05 AM
I saw Chuck about an month back and am now addicted. I bought season 1 and 2 of it and have caught myself up in season 3. Damn, how did I miss this show for 3 year?!?!?! IT'S AWESOME!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on March 08, 2010, 10:10:40 AM
Hungrybeast

10/10 Had a scene where tehy sliced off protuding labia. watch it for yourself! (http://hungrybeast.abc.net.au/stories/labiaplasty)

Hungrybeast probably has one good story per episode and the rest is just trash. It's a pity.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 08, 2010, 10:28:30 AM
I saw Chuck about an month back and am now addicted. I bought season 1 and 2 of it and have caught myself up in season 3. Damn, how did I miss this show for 3 year?!?!?! IT'S AWESOME!

I guess I haven't done enough to promote the show around here. I almost missed the first season and I have to say that marathoning it will definitely get you hooked on the show.

But if you like this show, you should give Human Target a chance too. It's more Spy TV without the romantic drama/comedy angle and more focused on action with much better fight scenes. Wednesdays on FOX.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 13, 2010, 06:39:53 AM
Sparticus: Whore

So I saw the latest episode pre-air. I know what your thinking. "Weren't you the dude that ragged on it for being a shallow piece of ****?" Yeah...I was. But you see boobies every 5 minutes and see people get the **** kicked out of them! It's a man-code no brainer. BTW Lucy Lawless has some big ass nipples lol The amount of male nudity is toned way down in this latest episode and the drama is turned way up (my two biggest criticisms reversed). Also, I think I only heard the word "Cock" three times, which is way below the "Cock" quota of a 117. This was directly reflected in the dialogue feeling a bit more natural and less retarded (I still think everyone sucks at acting except the Domino's and Spartacus...luckily they talk the most).

Anyway, this latest episode was awesome; better than any before it (except maybe the pilot). It also gave me some awesome ideas. Fucking with masks on is going my check list. Can't see myself being painted gold though....but maybe if 6 women were forced to massage it on me, I might be more up to it....
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 13, 2010, 11:33:55 AM
I haven't watched this weeks episode yet, but I hear next weeks is even better.

And honestly, I think the 1st episode was the weakest and it only got better and better every single week.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 15, 2010, 04:02:22 AM
I just watched the latest ep of Spartacus and all i have to say is O.M.G.!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 19, 2010, 12:42:06 PM
I hear that last nights episode of The Daily Show was off the hook last night. half an episode of Jon tearing Glenn Beck a new asshole. Just giving anyone that would want to tune in a heads up.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 19, 2010, 01:05:58 PM
Yeah I watched it. I couldn't stop laughing!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 19, 2010, 01:09:50 PM
It was great, I was chuckling the whole time. I can't believe people actually WATCH Glenn Beck and take him seriously. I can't believe Glenn Beck takes Glenn Beck seriously.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 19, 2010, 02:19:23 PM
I don't think Glenn Beck takes himself seriously. I remember a clip somewhere of him saying that he's a character and and this is what his character does. Fox News' own Colbert type.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on March 19, 2010, 07:17:52 PM
So is Glenn Beck actually trying to satirize wingnut conspiracy theorists? I doubt it.

Here's the segment: http://is.gd/aPnep
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 19, 2010, 08:44:34 PM
I used to watch Beck, just because I found him an enjoyable entertainer about a year or so ago.  Then he plunged into a year-long series of conspiracy theorizing and economics lectures that bored me to tears.  I just wanted to hear responses to the news of the day, which he doesn't really do anymore.  When I watch for that, I watch Hannity now (but even that is rare with me working now).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 21, 2010, 05:29:41 PM
Ricky Gervais Show: The monkey's on call with the fire department. Brilliant!

Life & Times of Tim: God, this is a great show.

The Last Three Episodes of Lost: Good to be caught up. Sahid's clearly losing his mind.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 26, 2010, 01:37:04 AM
3rd Rock From The Sun (1st Season)

9.5/10

It's pure comedian genius... in my opinion of course.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 27, 2010, 07:46:31 AM
Blood+ - 9/10 - Well, after 2 years my long Odyssey of trying to get through this 50-episode show finally concludes, thanks to being able to multitask watching this while playing Resonance of Fate.  To this day, I still can't fathom Sony's decision to release this show in 2 $80+ sets with a 2-year window between releases.  Anyway, overall I really liked this show, and it's probably the only anime I've seen since Fullmetal Alchemist (with the exception of the recent Evangelion 1.11) that really reminded me of the kind of shows that got me into anime in the first place (Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Robotech, Gundam 8th MS Team, etc.).  It's certainly the only Production I.G. show I can stand so far.  Blood+ is also one of the very few series I've seen where I feel the 50-episode length was justified without having to rely on fanservice and padding, instead focusing squarely on good character development and a plot that surprised me at times with the directions it would go.  I really only have two big complaints: first, there's a pointless and irritating plot development that comes out of nowhere in the final 8 or so episodes that not only severely detracts from what was otherwise a very character-driven plot, but insults me as an American (seriously, the Japanese need to get over WWII).  The other complaint is that although I like Sony's English dub, it suffers from very obvious budget problems: Simply put, this is a massive story with a suitably-massive number of characters, but the dub cast by comparison is very small.  This means that you frequently have minor and less-major characters doubling up with the same actors, leading to scenes where it's quite common for an actor to be talking to himself...talking to himself...talking to himself in barely differentiated voices (Crispin Freeman is a repeat offender here with one of the most hilariously-bad French accents I've ever heard). 

On minor complaints, there's also a plot arc with a minor character that spends a great deal of time going exactly nowhere, with 2 characters basically shadowing the main group for well over half the series.  The show's also extremely heavy on the jargon, so if you aren't paying attention it can be easy to get lost.  Finally, the first half of the show seems to be where this show makes or breaks it with people: if you're expecting an action show like the original Blood: the Last Vampire (a movie I despise), look somewhere else.  There is action, but it's mostly a lot of talking and character development (though nowhere near the levels of endless vocal white noise you get in something like Ghost in the Shell).

On a sidenote, Marc Manchina's orchestral core for this series is fantastic and fits the animation perfectly.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on March 28, 2010, 10:26:11 PM
Well over the past few days I have been watching Spider-man:The Animated series.
It is a great series overall and a must watch show for fans of Spiderman and 90's animation in general.
5 out of 5.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 29, 2010, 05:15:34 AM
Well over the past few days I have been watching Spider-man:The Animated series.
It is a great series overall and a must watch show for fans of Spiderman and 90's animation in general.
5 out of 5.

If you haven't seen the recent Spectacular Spider-man, you should.  It completely annihilates the 90s animated series in everything but scope (which is a byproduct of one series lasting many years and another only 2).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 29, 2010, 10:42:34 PM
Sons of Tucson 7/10 it loses a half a point every time they reference Tucson without actually researching Tucson.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on March 30, 2010, 04:17:04 AM
Well over the past few days I have been watching Spider-man:The Animated series.
It is a great series overall and a must watch show for fans of Spiderman and 90's animation in general.
5 out of 5.

If you haven't seen the recent Spectacular Spider-man, you should.  It completely annihilates the 90s animated series in everything but scope (which is a byproduct of one series lasting many years and another only 2).
Well I started watching the series a little bit after your post here and finished the series a little while ago. My thoughts it is a pretty fun series. The combat is better in this series than the 90's series.
The story is ok. I felt myself getting into the 90's series more. Unfortunatly both series leaves a cliffhanger at the end of the respective series.

The 90's series grabbed my attention more and held it.
Both are good series.
5 out of 5.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 31, 2010, 03:13:05 AM
3rd Rock From The Sun (2nd Season)

9/10

Damn if this isn't some great comedy. I really liked their dream sequences, even though I didn't have 3D glasses to watch them with.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 31, 2010, 01:45:59 PM
Season 3 of Greek. My wife has been watching the whole series, and I sit on the couch and play Pokemon. I'm not that interested in the show (I really hate girlie politics, which is basically the whole show) but some of the ZBZ's are cute, and Cappy is funny.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on April 01, 2010, 02:30:46 AM
Supernatural Season 4. It was a great watch, but I think scope of the show has almost gotten too big for its own good. My favorite episodes are usually the monster of the week episodes (I think because they remind me so much of the X-files) but to bounce between "Teddy Bear comes to life" and "The fate of the universe is in your hands, kill your brother!" it is a tough thing to pull off.

3 stars
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on April 01, 2010, 10:11:26 AM
The scope of the show is even bigger in Season 5... I caved in and started downloading all the episodes so far because I couldn't wait any longer for the season to finish and for this season to come out on bluray.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Sessha on April 01, 2010, 12:01:18 PM
I seen Stogi already mentioned this on page 2 but Home Movies, one of my favorite shows I would give a 9/10 it would get a nine but season one had this terrible thing called squigglevision.  The other 3 seasons rely heavily on retroscripting and branching stories that meet up in the middle much like Seinfeld.  A drunk soccer coach that has no idea how to play soccer that somehow becomes a competent father figure somehow works so well.  If you start to watch I would suggest not starting with season 1. It only lasted 4 seasons but it has a proper season finale that wraps everything up so nicely.  I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLZgESsVeAY&feature=related
Short clip
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on April 01, 2010, 09:12:39 PM
AHAHAHAHAHA I just watched the new southpark!

**** was hysterical. Do yourself a favor and watch it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 02, 2010, 02:41:04 AM
Just wanna remind everyone that FOX is up on Netflix now.
Lots of FOX's TV shows are up for streaming.

We're talking about all seasons of:
Arrested Development, 24, Bones, Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, Prison Break, The Dead Zone, X-Files, Firefly, Sliders, 21 Jump Street, King of the Hill & Rescue me.

Most of them listed here:
http://www.netflix.com/WiGenre?trkid=1457040&sgid=1446&lnkce=mdp-genre (http://www.netflix.com/WiGenre?trkid=1457040&sgid=1446&lnkce=mdp-genre)

But this allows me to catch up on those last 6-7 episodes of 24 that I missed last season, that also prevented me from even watching it at all this season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on April 02, 2010, 12:07:13 PM
Speaking of Netflix, I started watching Buck Rogers. Awesome trip down memory lane, but my god is this show cheesey. I suppose if you keep it in context of 1978 then its not so bad. Also, Knight Rider, Airwolf, and The Incedible Hulk are more great early 80s hamfests.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on April 02, 2010, 01:14:40 PM
Just wanna remind everyone that FOX is up on Netflix now.
Lots of FOX's TV shows are up for streaming.

Sweet.  Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on April 03, 2010, 03:59:35 PM

Just wanna remind everyone that FOX is up on Netflix now.
Lots of FOX's TV shows are up for streaming.


We're talking about all seasons of:
Arrested Development, 24, Bones, Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, Prison Break, The Dead Zone, X-Files, Firefly, Sliders, 21 Jump Street, King of the Hill & Rescue me.


Most of them listed here:
http://www.netflix.com/WiGenre?trkid=1457040&sgid=1446&lnkce=mdp-genre (http://www.netflix.com/WiGenre?trkid=1457040&sgid=1446&lnkce=mdp-genre)


But this allows me to catch up on those last 6-7 episodes of 24 that I missed last season, that also prevented me from even watching it at all this season.


HELL YES.


I just added Arrested Development and the first episode of season 1 is DVD only, what the hell??
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on April 03, 2010, 04:06:25 PM
Doctor Who (Season 5) - The Eleventh Hour.

Matt Smith is... wow. It's found its feet pretty damn fast.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on April 04, 2010, 10:10:22 AM
YES!

"On 29 September 2009, it was announced that a deal had been struck between ITV, Watch, Impossible Pictures, German broadcaster Pro7 and BBC Worldwide to produce two new series of the show for transmission in 2011. [4]
Filming for series 4 and 5 of Primeval started on 22 March 2010 and is due to finish in November 2010,[citation needed] with a supposed January 2011 airdate. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primeval)"

I'm watching primeval again, this time I got the DVDs for Season 1 and 2 in one volume. Creatures from many time periods appearing in modern day England because of some temporal rifts that happen to pop up here and there, and the characters are quite likeable, and this show isn't as random as Doctor Who or Torchwood... this show is just made of awesome.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 04, 2010, 11:36:48 AM
Primeval s1, 2 & 3 are up on Netflix Instant Watch, so if it's as good as you say, maybe I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on April 04, 2010, 03:37:35 PM
It won't hurt to give it a try.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on April 04, 2010, 04:33:24 PM
YES!

"On 29 September 2009, it was announced that a deal had been struck between ITV, Watch, Impossible Pictures, German broadcaster Pro7 and BBC Worldwide to produce two new series of the show for transmission in 2011. [4]
Filming for series 4 and 5 of Primeval started on 22 March 2010 and is due to finish in November 2010,[citation needed] with a supposed January 2011 airdate. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primeval)"

I'm watching primeval again, this time I got the DVDs for Season 1 and 2 in one volume. Creatures from many time periods appearing in modern day England because of some temporal rifts that happen to pop up here and there, and the characters are quite likeable, and this show isn't as random as Doctor Who or Torchwood... this show is just made of awesome.

I made a big hubbub about this last year :D
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on April 04, 2010, 07:25:23 PM
You did? My bad. I need a new brain...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on April 06, 2010, 01:53:11 PM
I just added Arrested Development and the first episode of season 1 is DVD only, what the hell??

It's just the extended pilot that's disc-only.  Honestly, you're not missing much.  There's a few extra minutes of footage.  However, the pacing of the extended pilot isn't nearly as good as the final version.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 10, 2010, 07:27:15 PM
I am on a Firefly marathon right now (thanx Netflix & Fox) and I'm really disappointed that there are only 14 episodes of this show. I just finished ep9 and I've already seen the movie Serenity, but I can't see why this show didn't at least get a second season.

I mean Paris Hilton gets a job or gets a life or whatever that show was called has 2 or 3 seasons and that show was just stupid. Heroes might even get a 5th season and that show hasn't been good since the 1st season. Now I see why all those Firefly fans have been crying out for so long about this show and now I feel bad for never bothering to figure out what it was all about.

It is good to see that most of the people have moved on to other shows and I even recognized a few of them; like the "Companion" chick is Anna from V, John Casey from Chuck has pretty much the same character on this show, the pilot was also on V, the pilots wife was on several things including The Shield, the crazy chick was a Terminator and I think is now on Dollhouse and The Captain is on Castle (which I've never watched, but might check out now).

So far I give Firefly an 8.5/10
I'm gonna have to re-watch the movie again after this series and see if it get any better(I had already really liked the movie without ever having seen an episode of Firefly).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Spinnzilla on April 11, 2010, 12:39:00 AM
Just watched some of UFC 112.  Confirms my thoughts that Anderson Silva is a complete douche. 
 
 
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 12, 2010, 04:18:41 AM
ep 12 of Spartacus..... If you are not watching this show, then you are missing THE best new show on television this year.

Get past the 1st few episodes (since some don't like them) and get past the obvious comparisons to 300 (the stylized blood does pass) and stay for the character development, action, nudity ;) and story and you will just as ready for the season finale (which airs this week) as I am. Absolute craziness with how everything has developed up to this point. I can't wait to see how they bring all this to a close and set things up for season 2.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on April 12, 2010, 09:20:52 AM
To go back to the OP - if you're not watching Breaking Bad, you should be.  Season three is AWESOME.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Armak88 on April 12, 2010, 11:43:45 AM
To go back to the OP - if you're not watching Breaking Bad, you should be.  Season three is AWESOME.

I just got into breaking bad and have caught up on the first two seasons and it is awesome. I have been a little underwhelmed by the third season though. The second season was so good, and this season is taking forever to have anything happen. I know that things are building up towards something crazy, but I can't handle episode after episode of ratcheting up the tension without anything else happening. I think that the first two seasons did a great job of having multiple plot threads going on at once. In this season it seems like all of the plot threads are converging, which is cool, but there isn't really anything else going on in the meantime. I'm still watching because I'm completely hooked, but after yesterday's episode I felt a little let down.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 12, 2010, 12:27:13 PM
Breaking Bad is not up for Instant Watching, so it has to wait till I finish 6 Feet Under and I'm not sure how long that is gonna take.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on April 12, 2010, 12:57:38 PM
6 Feet Under is THE most depressing show I've ever seen. Watched the whole series, too.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 12, 2010, 02:15:36 PM
Tell me about it.... I'm at the last disc of s2 and while the show is intersting it is sort of a downer. Gay Dexter doesn't help either, but this show is the bookend on my death trilogy of Dead Like Me (Reapers taking souls just before they die), Pushing Daisies (Bringing those that just died back to life to help find who killed them) and now Six Feet Under (Undertakers restoring the bodies and putting them to final rest).

I plan on finishing the series, but it's few and far inbetween of getting season disc since I keep filling the space between the top and disc 5 with more recent movies. Is the 3rd season really good, should I keep watching till the end? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on April 12, 2010, 04:53:21 PM
NO! No there's not! Not at all! The show just gets into this horrible downward spiral. There is a GLIMMER of hope in the last episode, but up until then, it's just shitty situations piled on shitty situations.

It doesn't have to do with death, but if you liked Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies, you may well enjoy Wonder Falls, which was created by the same people (and it's very obvious).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 12, 2010, 04:57:37 PM
I liked Dead Like Me(but the movie sucked) and Pushing Daisies was alright(a little too Dr. Seuss for me), but if Wonder Falls is on Instant Watch, I might check it out.

edit: WF is not on IW, but I'll keep an eye out for it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on April 12, 2010, 07:50:57 PM
ep 12 of Spartacus..... If you are not watching this show, then you are missing THE best new show on television this year.

Get past the 1st few episodes (since some don't like them) and get past the obvious comparisons to 300 (the stylized blood does pass) and stay for the character development, action, nudity ;) and story and you will just as ready for the season finale (which airs this week) as I am. Absolute craziness with how everything has developed up to this point. I can't wait to see how they bring all this to a close and set things up for season 2.

(http://theinfosphere.org/images/thumb/e/eb/Scruffy_2.jpg/225px-Scruffy_2.jpg)

Second.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 12, 2010, 08:35:10 PM
ep 12 of Spartacus..... If you are not watching this show, then you are missing THE best new show on television this year.

Get past the 1st few episodes (since some don't like them) and get past the obvious comparisons to 300 (the stylized blood does pass) and stay for the character development, action, nudity ;) and story and you will just as ready for the season finale (which airs this week) as I am. Absolute craziness with how everything has developed up to this point. I can't wait to see how they bring all this to a close and set things up for season 2.

(http://theinfosphere.org/images/thumb/e/eb/Scruffy_2.jpg/225px-Scruffy_2.jpg)

Second.

I just want to add that everything that they have been building up to, all the plot points that have been created(starting in the 3rd or 4th episode), all the relationships that have made and all the characters that have been introduced all come to a point where all paths cross in the next episode.

This is a result of the entire story, including all the characters, dialog and plot twist for every episode being written out long before they even started filming. I guess it doesn't hurt that it has some historical reference to follow, but I just think it was an amazing build up from something that seemed so shallow to begin with to become what it is now.

I really hope they treat the second season the same if not better.

I'm really hoping that Batiatus and Sucretia make it to next season. Same with Ashur and Illithia. I guess I hoping that they don't end the story of the House of Batiatus just yet and save it for sometime next season instead.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on April 16, 2010, 03:22:12 PM
Haven't done one of these in a while, since I've mostly been embroiled in Final Fantasy.  Thanks to the seemingly-endless amount of grinding, though, required to complete some of the harder post-game content, though, I did manage to slip in...
 
Sakura Wars TV - 3/10 - Playing the recently-released (in the US) Sakura Wars 5 got me in the mood to try and watch this again.  Man, if I hadn't only been half-watching this as a distraction from all that tedious FF XIII grinding, I don't know how I would have gotten through this show.  I tried it once before and just couldn't.  Anyway, this series is pretty much a perfect example of why I find it hard to watch most anime from before 2001 or so: it's bland, it's boring, it's not terribly well-drawn or animated, and the English voice acting is terrible.  What's bizarre about this is that this series was supposedly animated by Studio Madhouse, an studio well-known for its awesome animation.  The show's plot just goes through the motions, never being outright bad and never being terribly good.  The villain is comically bad, which is sad because he has an interesting backstory that could have gone interesting places if the writers gave a damn.  He's evil because...Trix are for kids.  Hell if I know.  I guess he just picked up the script one day, saw that he was penciled in as a Stock Anime Villain Trying to Plunge the World Into Darkness with the Powers of Evil (TM), and just decided to go for it.
 
The one good thing this show has going for it is its insanely-catchy opening theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__DlvhFix60) (which I will now subject you to), produced in the days before the anime intro was so overwhelmingly J-pop singer-advertising as it is now.

Anyway, I've already devoted more words to this show than it deserves, but I will say this: I've started watching the movie that was produced shortly after this show concluded its run, and it's fairly enjoyable (and contains a few characters from Sakura Wars 5, if you're interested).  I'll have more to say about that in movie thread.
 
EDIT:  Actually, to the show's credit there is one other compliment I can give it: despite being a show about a bunch of teenage girls (and one gradeschooler) performing in plays and battling in steampunk robots, there's not a single goddamn exploitative scene in the show.  If this show were made nowadays, it would be covered in panty and breast shots, especially of the gradeschooler.  You can't imagine how refreshing it is (after all these years of watching anime) to see a show that has every opportunity to do so, but never sinks to that level.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on April 16, 2010, 04:12:27 PM
I'm currently going through Season 1 of Big Bang Theory.

Sheldon is annoying, but the show is good overall.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 18, 2010, 03:42:26 AM
Spartacus - Season Finale
Holy ****!!! 10/10

There was one scene that was straight out of a ghost horror movie. It was fuckin creepy, scary and OMG WTF crazy. You'll know the scene when you see it.

Season 2 couldn't come soon enough as I can't wait to see what happens next.

Best NEW show of 2010 confirmed.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on April 19, 2010, 12:22:34 PM
I still prefer Rome to Spartacus, but Spartacus is enjoyable to watch, and I too cannot wait to see what happens next.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 19, 2010, 01:12:07 PM
Looks like we're gonna find out what happened before season one before we find out what happens after it.

Starz is making a 6 episode Prequel to fill in for the delay since that actor that plays Spartacus was diagnosed with a form of cancer and production on s2 was halted so he could get it treated.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on April 19, 2010, 01:43:42 PM
Finished season one of The Big Bang Theory.

Math, science, history, discovering the mystery that all started with a big bang (BANG!)/10

Season ended on a high note. Sheldon is less annoying now that I've gotten used to him. I can't figure out if Penny is hot or merely cute. Sheldon's sister IS hot, though. Yabba-dabba-doo hot. A little tall.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 15, 2010, 12:34:12 AM
V is turning into power rangers
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 15, 2010, 12:40:48 AM
V is turning into power rangers

how so?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 15, 2010, 01:54:39 AM
Anna is turning into a Rita sort of character and the resistance are like the Power Rangers. The original series was about fascism. Though this would be like a much better version of power rangers. If there were zords and giant monsters though...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 15, 2010, 04:28:27 AM
Smallville season 9 finale - sogood.gif

2 cliffhangers in one episode and a huge tease right in the beginning.
Looks ti be a nice set-up for the final season, so I hope the get it together and do it right.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 15, 2010, 08:00:54 PM
Season Finale of Modern Family: WTF/10

There was more of the blonde in a bikini than Sofia Vergara. THERE IS NO JENOVA.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on May 15, 2010, 08:44:14 PM
Smallville season 9 finale - sogood.gif

2 cliffhangers in one episode and a huge tease right in the beginning.
Looks ti be a nice set-up for the final season, so I hope the get it together and do it right.

It was an amazing season finale, so many possibilities for season 10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 15, 2010, 09:43:58 PM
Smallville season 9 finale - sogood.gif

2 cliffhangers in one episode and a huge tease right in the beginning.
Looks ti be a nice set-up for the final season, so I hope the get it together and do it right.

It was an amazing season finale, so many possibilities for season 10.

who do you think was the old lady that went into Tess' room after she flatlined?
and what do you think it was that came ofter Ollie in the airvents? "Cloe, They're not Kandorians!"
he didn't really sound all that scared when he said that part.

Do you think That Clark pulls the dagger out and finally flys away, or that Martian Manhunter catches him since he has no superpowers with Blue Kryptonite near him?
Where do you think Aquaman and Impulse were? there were the only 2 missing members of JL I think.
How do you think Lois is gonna & Clark are gonna move forward now that Lois has finally figured out who The Blur is. You think Clark denies it or that Lois is now part of the secret squad and even more of a liability to Clark because she knows? Will they take her to Watch Tower? Will she find out Ollie is the Green Arrow and Chloe has been in on the secret almost the entire time Lois has been in the picture?

I think this whole season was solid. It's a shame they wasted season 5, 6 & 7 with so much nonsense. I also really hope that Lex(Rosenbaum) gets off his high horse and comes back for the final season so they can wrap this up properly.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on May 15, 2010, 11:19:49 PM
Smallville season 9 finale - sogood.gif

2 cliffhangers in one episode and a huge tease right in the beginning.
Looks ti be a nice set-up for the final season, so I hope the get it together and do it right.

It was an amazing season finale, so many possibilities for season 10.

who do you think was the old lady that went into Tess' room after she flatlined?
and what do you think it was that came ofter Ollie in the airvents? "Cloe, They're not Kandorians!"
he didn't really sound all that scared when he said that part.

Do you think That Clark pulls the dagger out and finally flys away, or that Martian Manhunter catches him since he has no superpowers with Blue Kryptonite near him?
Where do you think Aquaman and Impulse were? there were the only 2 missing members of JL I think.
How do you think Lois is gonna & Clark are gonna move forward now that Lois has finally figured out who The Blur is. You think Clark denies it or that Lois is now part of the secret squad and even more of a liability to Clark because she knows? Will they take her to Watch Tower? Will she find out Ollie is the Green Arrow and Chloe has been in on the secret almost the entire time Lois has been in the picture?

I think this whole season was solid. It's a shame they wasted season 5, 6 & 7 with so much nonsense. I also really hope that Lex(Rosenbaum) gets off his high horse and comes back for the final season so they can wrap this up properly.

Oh yes Seasons 5-7 were pretty disappointing, the creator's of the show leaving after season 7 was the best thing to happen to it. It is one of the few shows that improved tremendously later on its life.

I'm hoping the woman who is knitting is Granny Goodness, meaning Darkseid shows up in season 10 as the villain. Who knows what the things were that were attacking Green Arrow. What was especially awesome about this episode was the Clark "dream" about Metropolis in 2013 and receiving the superman uniform!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 15, 2010, 11:44:56 PM
Smallville season 9 finale - sogood.gif

2 cliffhangers in one episode and a huge tease right in the beginning.
Looks ti be a nice set-up for the final season, so I hope the get it together and do it right.

It was an amazing season finale, so many possibilities for season 10.

who do you think was the old lady that went into Tess' room after she flatlined?
and what do you think it was that came ofter Ollie in the airvents? "Cloe, They're not Kandorians!"
he didn't really sound all that scared when he said that part.

Do you think That Clark pulls the dagger out and finally flys away, or that Martian Manhunter catches him since he has no superpowers with Blue Kryptonite near him?
Where do you think Aquaman and Impulse were? there were the only 2 missing members of JL I think.
How do you think Lois is gonna & Clark are gonna move forward now that Lois has finally figured out who The Blur is. You think Clark denies it or that Lois is now part of the secret squad and even more of a liability to Clark because she knows? Will they take her to Watch Tower? Will she find out Ollie is the Green Arrow and Chloe has been in on the secret almost the entire time Lois has been in the picture?

I think this whole season was solid. It's a shame they wasted season 5, 6 & 7 with so much nonsense. I also really hope that Lex(Rosenbaum) gets off his high horse and comes back for the final season so they can wrap this up properly.

Oh yes Seasons 5-7 were pretty disappointing, the creator's of the show leaving after season 7 was the best thing to happen to it. It is one of the few shows that improved tremendously later on its life.

I'm hoping the woman who is knitting is Granny Goodness, meaning Darkseid shows up in season 10 as the villain. Who knows what the things were that were attacking Green Arrow. What was especially awesome about this episode was the Clark "dream" about Metropolis in 2013 and receiving the superman uniform!

I just watched the episode again and the dream actually hinted that Lois already knows Clark is Superman. Also they mentioned Jimmy Olsen, who only 3 years from now would only be about 12-15years old tops. I doubt he'd be working at the Daily Planet.
I've also heard speculation that Darkseid could be next, but I don't know anything about who Granny Goodness is(I was more of a Marvel kid).
Care to inform me?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on May 16, 2010, 03:06:08 AM
Smallville season 9 finale - sogood.gif

2 cliffhangers in one episode and a huge tease right in the beginning.
Looks ti be a nice set-up for the final season, so I hope the get it together and do it right.

It was an amazing season finale, so many possibilities for season 10.

who do you think was the old lady that went into Tess' room after she flatlined?
and what do you think it was that came ofter Ollie in the airvents? "Cloe, They're not Kandorians!"
he didn't really sound all that scared when he said that part.

Do you think That Clark pulls the dagger out and finally flys away, or that Martian Manhunter catches him since he has no superpowers with Blue Kryptonite near him?
Where do you think Aquaman and Impulse were? there were the only 2 missing members of JL I think.
How do you think Lois is gonna & Clark are gonna move forward now that Lois has finally figured out who The Blur is. You think Clark denies it or that Lois is now part of the secret squad and even more of a liability to Clark because she knows? Will they take her to Watch Tower? Will she find out Ollie is the Green Arrow and Chloe has been in on the secret almost the entire time Lois has been in the picture?

I think this whole season was solid. It's a shame they wasted season 5, 6 & 7 with so much nonsense. I also really hope that Lex(Rosenbaum) gets off his high horse and comes back for the final season so they can wrap this up properly.

Oh yes Seasons 5-7 were pretty disappointing, the creator's of the show leaving after season 7 was the best thing to happen to it. It is one of the few shows that improved tremendously later on its life.

I'm hoping the woman who is knitting is Granny Goodness, meaning Darkseid shows up in season 10 as the villain. Who knows what the things were that were attacking Green Arrow. What was especially awesome about this episode was the Clark "dream" about Metropolis in 2013 and receiving the superman uniform!

I just watched the episode again and the dream actually hinted that Lois already knows Clark is Superman. Also they mentioned Jimmy Olsen, who only 3 years from now would only be about 12-15years old tops. I doubt he'd be working at the Daily Planet.
I've also heard speculation that Darkseid could be next, but I don't know anything about who Granny Goodness is(I was more of a Marvel kid).
Care to inform me?

Ah ok

Granny Goodness is one of Darkseid's minions, she is usually represented as being more on the masculine side in regards to her physical looks and is one of Darkseid's best soldiers
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on May 17, 2010, 05:04:20 PM
I had no idea Smallville was still going.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 17, 2010, 05:17:00 PM
I had no idea Smallville was still going.

Not only still going, but best season is many many seasons.
Series finale is next season though, so if you were interested, this summeris the time to play catch-up

---------------

Community (on NBC)
Modern Warfare (http://www.hulu.com/watch/147571/community-modern-warfare)
^Hulu link to episode

A mash up of action movie stereotypes while the school is having a massive paintball fight where the last man standing gets a prize. Lots of laughs throughout the entire episode, especially the slow motion scene. Great execution on this episode.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on May 17, 2010, 06:06:01 PM
Would you recommend Smallville to someone who knows NOTHING about the mythology of Superman, or about comic books in general?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 17, 2010, 07:04:39 PM
yes. I don't know much about Superman comics myself, since I've never read one & I'm not a fan of Superman in general, but I'm a big Smallville fan (it start to fall apart somewhere around s5 an doesn't recover till s8. - <s9 just ended>)

I think it actually helps if you are unfamiliar with the mythos, but know who Superman is. Smallville covers from the beginning all the way up to his journey of becoming Superman, so you learn everything you need to during the show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on May 17, 2010, 09:19:42 PM
Would you recommend Smallville to someone who knows NOTHING about the mythology of Superman, or about comic books in general?

Not in the least, Smallville doesn't really follow the comics, just basic mythos picked here and there. It is its own unique entity and is completely stand alone. In fact fans of the comic whine all the time about how it doesn't follow them.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on May 18, 2010, 04:29:27 PM
I use to like smallville but gave up on it because there are way better series to watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on May 19, 2010, 10:00:33 PM
Well Smallville's season 10 will be its last.

http://tv.ign.com/articles/109/1091183p1.html (http://tv.ign.com/articles/109/1091183p1.html)

Kind of bitter sweet to me, because I still really enjoy the show especially these last couple of seasons, but I want the show to go out on its own, not by some last minute cancellation. This will give the writing staff time to build up to a proper ending for the series. So far the writing staff has improved every season and I hope the final season is one of the show's best now.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on May 19, 2010, 10:48:32 PM
The Good Guys - Awesome/12

I checked this out because I loved Bradley Whitford on The West Wing, and it did not disappoint. He plays his character fantastically well, with some really hilarious lines, and a pretty good supporting cast. Really funny show; I can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 20, 2010, 01:00:09 PM
Season finale of Modern Family. Such a good show. Also, Sofia Vergara is so unbelievably good looking.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 20, 2010, 01:26:24 PM
Season finale of Modern Family. Such a good show. Also, Sofia Vergara is so unbelievably good looking.

She was. In the last episode all wet in the bathing suit and especially hot in that white dress.
But I can't stand her voice sometimes. She reminds me of Fran Drescher (The Nanny).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 20, 2010, 01:37:14 PM
She said in an interview that she will exaggerate her accent on some words for comedic effect. But for the most part, that's what she really sounds like.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 20, 2010, 02:21:55 PM
That sux cause Fran Dreschers voice is nails on a chalkboard to me.

Her voice reminds me of it way too often. Especially when whe speaks loud or drags on a certain sound like JaaAAAy, you so crAAAAzy
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 23, 2010, 12:58:51 AM
The REAL Avatar (The Last Airbender) Books 1, 2 & 3 are streaming on Netflix
incase anyone wanted to catch up before the movie comes out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on May 23, 2010, 07:37:20 AM
Stargate Universe (Episode 18, Subversion) - 9/10. The perfect balance between humour and actual dramatic tension.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 23, 2010, 06:19:20 PM
both Modern Family and the Middle are great shows, whoever set that block up should get a promotion

the last time ABC had anything decent was home improvement, and before that was TGIF
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on May 24, 2010, 12:31:31 AM
ricky gervais show 1x13

funniest episode yet

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on May 24, 2010, 02:33:48 PM
Season 5 of Doctor Who

Bloody fantastic governor/10

The story dynamic has somewhat changed from last season with the change in doctors. Where in the last 3 seasons, the awesomeness that is David Tennant really helped carry the show, especially when he was attached to Martha Jones and at times questionable story telling. David had made it believable.

Matt Smith has massive shoes to fill and doesn't quite fill them, but he is still more than adequate for the job at hand. What is even more well planned and influential was the change in writers. With RTD stepping down has allowed some very fresh and most excellent writing. It's so good, that I am tempted to torrent the episodes instead of waiting for the broadcast.

The new companion Amy Pond/Karen Gillan is a feast for the eyes and full of baggage. Secondary characters are more important than ever and has more often than not displaced the doctor rendering him a observer himself.

Fantastic.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on May 25, 2010, 07:27:11 PM
Season 5 of Doctor Who

Bloody fantastic governor/10

The story dynamic has somewhat changed from last season with the change in doctors. Where in the last 3 seasons, the awesomeness that is David Tennant really helped carry the show, especially when he was attached to Martha Jones and at times questionable story telling. David had made it believable.

Matt Smith has massive shoes to fill and doesn't quite fill them, but he is still more than adequate for the job at hand. What is even more well planned and influential was the change in writers. With RTD stepping down has allowed some very fresh and most excellent writing. It's so good, that I am tempted to torrent the episodes instead of waiting for the broadcast.

The new companion Amy Pond/Karen Gillan is a feast for the eyes and full of baggage. Secondary characters are more important than ever and has more often than not displaced the doctor rendering him a observer himself.

Fantastic.

Have you seen The Time of Angels and Flesh & Stone?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on May 25, 2010, 07:47:59 PM
Yeah I am now on The Time of Angels. It hit me side on with a surprise 2 parter. Oh that was a clever as hell episode making the "Perception filter" 4th wall breaking. I mean, bloody hell I should have noticed it before the "reveal" but the writers had distracted me from the obvious the entire time. I can't wait for the next part. Oh, I love how the "Church" has finally moved on.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on May 25, 2010, 08:29:31 PM
the last time ABC had anything decent was home improvement

Speaking of which..

Home Improvement season 8 -- 6/10 augh??

Tacked-on Tool Time segments, throwaway cameos by half of the main cast, no more tool/life metaphors, boring guest stars. A couple very good eps here, but the disappointing ones stick out like a...sore, accidentally hammered thumb.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 25, 2010, 08:55:12 PM
back to Sofia Vergara, google image search her name and be very satisfied :P
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on May 30, 2010, 10:57:50 AM
Rome: 15/10

2 friends and I just watched the entire first season again over the course of 4 days and we're starting the second after we get back from Memorial Day vacation to Maine--I know weird, but IT is very good up here :) . Rome is the best show I have seen on T.V when done with this second season I will have watched it 8 or 9 times all the way through while watching episodes here and there as I introduced it to other people who loved it. It is for the most part historically accurate beginning with Caesar's rise to power and ending with Augutus becoming First Citizen. It tells the story of Rome mostly through the viewpoint of two of the greatest characters ever scripted in any T.V show. I could rant for hours and hours about this show, but I'll stop now.

Oh and Perm, thanks for the heads up... I like her better with dark hair, and that a$$!!!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 31, 2010, 11:18:31 PM
Season finale of House: They've been dragging the House/Cuddy thing on for WAY too long, so I'm SORT OF happy it's "resolved," but I also stopped caring a long time ago.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on June 01, 2010, 12:03:09 AM
I have to agree with you, Halbred. I hope that next season is the last. Did you notice near the end when the camera panned towards House's hand, and that it looked purple, as if it was ready to be amputated or something?

I think I'm the only one here that watches Supernatural, and I have to say that the season finale was awesome. I love this tv series.
I cannot wait for season 6. Even though this season was supposed to be the last, and it ended how the main producer/creator wanted it to end, I'm still excited for it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 01, 2010, 12:23:30 AM
I was watching Supernatural during this season, but stopped so I could watch it from the beginning (Why didn't I watch this show when it first started?). I was really enjoying it but seeing all the way through from the beginning sounded too tempting since I just started watching this season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 01, 2010, 12:28:53 AM
I will only mention new episodes (or at least new to me) I watch here since I watch a lot of re-runs. I thought tonights episode of WWE Raw was great. They really tried to elevate Evan Bourne and the renewed focus on the tag team division is nice.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on June 01, 2010, 12:45:40 AM
(Why didn't I watch this show when it first started?)

Same here. For a few years I have this policy to not watch TV, so most of the stuff I watch is downloaded because of word of mouth from here, or from local friends. It was a friend of mine that lent me his seasons 1 to 3 DVDs that made me change my mind. I was so hooked that I bought season 4 on bluray, and by then season 5 was running. I thought I could hold out until the season 5 bluray would come out, but I just couldn't.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 01, 2010, 12:52:48 AM
The thing is that I remember when it started. The main guy was a guest star for Smallville for one of it's worse seasons (s5) as Jason Tiege or something like that and he left that show in a hurry to start Supernatural. I saw the first episode, and I think it started at the same time as some 20 minute sitcom about the devil and I was just watching/following too much TV back then to make the time to give it a real chance.

I then caught an episode or 2 during s3 and really liked what I saw, but was still committed to too many shows at that time to add another one. I finally started watching this season, but starting from the beginning is the way to go since they keep referencing things I don't know about.

I would have started it already on Netflix, but my girl wants to finish 6 feet under first so she can see what happens to "Gay Dexter" (as she refers to him).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on June 01, 2010, 01:42:12 AM
Gay Dexter... ahahahahaha! I wonder if they recorded the newest season? I say this because Dexter had cancer, or so I was told.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 01, 2010, 04:31:03 AM
NewsRadio - 10/10

I started watching it again recently because it was the anniversary of the tragic death of Phil Hartman and I wanted to watch something with him in it, and I've already gone through a season and a half. I've called it the best live-action TV comedy ever made, and I stand by that. I consider Phil to be the funniest man who ever lived, and he's great in this, but he's not the best character; that would be station owner Jimmy James, played incredibly by the very underrated Stephen Root (probably most famous for being Milton in Office Space). From what I remember, the show kept getting better and better until Hartman's death between seasons 4 and 5, and I've put on hold watching shows that I'm watching for the first time to go through NewsRadio for what has got to be at least the third time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on June 01, 2010, 09:25:06 AM
Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994) - 7.5/10 - While I was trudging through the never-ending hell that is completing Resonance of Fate, I decided to throw on this show as background working through the entire series.  Overall, eh it's decent.  The show had an unfortunate habit of using stories from 60s-70s era Spider-Man, so there could be an awful lot of goofiness in the writing.  Unlike its successors, though, this show went on long enough to give characters time and space to develop and allow some interesting stories to form.  The show has an outstanding vocal cast, though Peter Parker's has a tendency to go into full-on "Speed Racer" mode with internal monologues that never seem to pause for more than a half of a second.  Where this show got hit hard, though, was with the censors, where this show was notorious for just head-scratching lunacy (example: one standards return the team got said that when Spider-Man lands on a rooftop, he's not allowed to disturb any nearby pigeons) that really toned down what they were allowed to do.  Still, despite the sometimes goofy writing; sometimes hideously bad episodes; at times laughably bad animation; constant flash-backing; and the looming threat of censorship, there are some really entertaining episodes here.  In fact, "Turning Point" (the Season 3 Finale) still holds up fantastically as one of the best Spider-Man episodes ever made across all series.  That's kind of the problem, though: the series peaked early with Seasons 2 and 3, and it never reached those heights again.  On the bright side, in general this show did excellent cross-overs between Spidey and multiple other Marvel properties that just could not be done these days due to legal issues.  Overall, I'd say the show's held up better than X-Men has and can be genuinely fun to watch, but it doesn't quite rise to the heights of Spectacular Spider-Man.  A pity that show was assassinated by Disney, because I would have liked to see where it could have gone with 65 episodes to work with like the 90s series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 01, 2010, 05:27:17 PM
i used to love that Spiderman show, but i watch it nowadays and the animation is soooo bad, the plots and setups are still pretty good though. The thing is though is that I remember thinking about how the animation was much better than previous incarnations when I was a kid. Same thing with X-men too. The new series have been out, but i have not been able to enjoy their plot lines.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 01, 2010, 05:41:51 PM
Spider-Man has aged a lot better than X-Mn has, and I still consider it my favorite incarnation of the character (by far better than the movies, and I won't get into how much I hate the "Ultimate" universe and what they did to Venom in it). I wish it would be released on DVD, but licensing issues may be a problem (Disney owns the rights to the Fox series, but Sony currently has the TV rights; things might be a little easier now that Disney owns Marvel since now that means any deal would only require two companies rather than three to reach a deal).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on June 02, 2010, 02:11:23 PM
I've recently started watching season 1 of X-Files.  First time seeing the show since it originally aired but I remember really liking it as a kid.

I'm about 8 episodes in and I gotta ask--when's it get good?   :-\
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on June 02, 2010, 02:41:24 PM
I recently watched the whole series via Netflix, Vudu.

The short answer is: it never really does. The show is VERY hit or miss from episode to episode. Once the writers find their core mythology (the Black Oil), which is relatively late in the show, it gets a little better, but it still has a lot of bad episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 02, 2010, 02:53:13 PM
How do you feel about Fringe?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on June 02, 2010, 03:32:26 PM
Never seen it, though I do keep meaning to put the first season on the queu.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on June 02, 2010, 03:43:14 PM
I think The X-files holds up if you watch it for the monster of the week episodes, the mythology episodes aren't nearly as strong.

Fringe starts out pretty dry but improves as it goes on. Season 2 is better than Season 1.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 02, 2010, 03:53:18 PM
Never seen it, though I do keep meaning to put the first season on the queu.

Halbred: click here (http://www.netflix.com/AddToQueue?authURL=1275508322703.Us7atQXbmwC5nGYUfyaUul9bxo4%3D&movieid=70100704&section=0&trkid=222336&strackid=665a83146da77bd8_0_srl&strkid=1421104308_0_0)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on June 02, 2010, 04:01:23 PM
I think The X-files holds up if you watch it for the monster of the week episodes, the mythology episodes aren't nearly as strong.

Fringe starts out pretty dry but improves as it goes on. Season 2 is better than Season 1.

I would hope so.  I've been watching Season 1 off and on for a few months now, and so far (my best friend and I just finished the first season) it's nothing special but it's serviceable.  In fact, we've had most of our enjoyment mocking several goofy aspects of it (the wondrous FBI database that can find exactly what you're looking for no matter how vague the search term, the special effects, the cow, etc.).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on June 02, 2010, 08:20:44 PM
broodwars, have you spotted an Observer in each episode?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on June 02, 2010, 08:27:12 PM
broodwars, have you spotted an Observer in each episode?

Not in each episode, no.  It's not like it's a series I've been hardcore watching.  My best friend just Netflixes the show and brings over a disc like once every 3-4 weeks or so, so I just casually watch it every once in a while.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on June 04, 2010, 12:30:57 PM
I've started rewatching X-Files too, and yeah, the show hasn't aged too well. I did love it as a kid, though, which seems weird to me now, given how dry and depressing the show seems to be most of the time. I'll keep watching though because I do remember the series getting better after Season 1.

insanolord, I like NewsRadio too, especially Stephen Root, but best live-action TV comedy of all time is a bit of a stretch IMO...

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on June 04, 2010, 12:37:38 PM
I would put Newradio in my top 10 sitcoms of all time.

In no paticular order:
News Radio
Cheers
Seinfeld
I Love Lucy
Taxi
Wings
The Cosby Show
The Office
Plus two more.

I noticed that most of the shows come from NBC.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on June 04, 2010, 12:41:43 PM
I would put Newradio in my top 10 sitcoms of all time.

In no paticular order:
News Radio
Cheers
Seinfeld
I Love Lucy
Taxi
Wings
The Cosby Show
The Office
Plus two more.

I noticed that most of the shows come from NBC.

Would Fraiser be one of the other comedies from that list?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 04, 2010, 12:54:23 PM
I would put Newradio in my top 10 sitcoms of all time.

In no paticular order:
News Radio
Cheers
Seinfeld
I Love Lucy
Taxi
Wings
The Cosby Show
The Office
Plus two more.

I noticed that most of the shows come from NBC.

Did you ever watch Golden Girls?

RIP Rue "Blanch" McClanahan
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Shaymin on June 04, 2010, 11:12:42 PM
Clearly Betty White is a Time Lord or something.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on June 05, 2010, 02:29:54 AM
Anybody remember the extremely short-lived, but very good Spider-Man series on MTV? One of the only good things that channel has ever produced. Very attractive CG models and great plots. It's a shame the first season ended on a GIGANTIC cliffhanger and was never renewed.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on June 05, 2010, 03:22:05 AM
Anybody remember the extremely short-lived, but very good Spider-Man series on MTV? One of the only good things that channel has ever produced. Very attractive CG models and great plots. It's a shame the first season ended on a GIGANTIC cliffhanger and was never renewed.

I remember it, didn't watch it because I thought it looked lame, same with that goofy looking "The Batman" series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on June 05, 2010, 05:04:44 AM
MTV had quite a line up of cartoons at one time. Now they seem to focus on trashy reality shows. Do even the teenie boppers care about MTV anymore?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on June 05, 2010, 12:43:03 PM
Anybody remember the extremely short-lived, but very good Spider-Man series on MTV? One of the only good things that channel has ever produced. Very attractive CG models and great plots. It's a shame the first season ended on a GIGANTIC cliffhanger and was never renewed.

Sure have, though I found it only "ok".  The series was done by Mainframe Entertainment, the folks who created my All Time favorite Transformers series: Beast Wars.  Unfortunately, they never really learned how to animate living beings.  The action sequences looked really good, but the sequences with the human characters were really robotic-looking.  The voice acting was also pretty terrible, especially the stunt casting they pulled for The Black Cat "not-Black Cat".  The series did probably have my favorite version of Electro, though, and although the writing was pretty mediocre for most of the show, it ended on a good note.  I would have liked to see where that show would have gone, but like all Spider-Man series after the 90s series it got canceled right before it really got a chance to shine.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 05, 2010, 02:10:41 PM
I thought MTV's version of Spider-Man sucked. I gave it a chance, but after about 3 episodes I still hated it. I guess I wasn't alone because it only lasted about one season. The only two Spider-Man shows i've enjoyed were the one Disney made for Fox, and I sorta liked The Spectacular Spider-Man (although much less). I hated MTV's Spider-Man and Spider-Man Unlimited. I haven't seen enough of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends to judge it.

Speaking of shows ending on cliff hangers,  I loved John Doe and hated that it ended on a huge cliffhanger. A few months later the creator of the show told TV Guide what they had planned to do in season 2 to resolve it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on June 07, 2010, 04:16:46 PM
Fringe (Season 2 201 & 202) - 5/10 - Yeah, they're still ripping off X-Files left and right (and, in the premier, the premier of the second season of Quantum Leap as well), dropping for the exciting possibilities that the Season 1 Finale left us at with the parallel universe and meeting Bell...at least until it's narratively convenient.  Honestly, that's probably the thing about this show that bugs me the most: it has the potential to handle the parallel universe theory in a manner that's never been done well before in Science Fiction television, but they're still pussyfooting around the X-Files' rejected scripts and stretching things out as much as humanly possible.  There are also three potential plot holes that just bug me:
 
1.  It's been a few months since I saw the season 1 finale, but I could have sworn it ended with Dunam walking into an office building, getting into an elevator, and getting zapped into the parallel universe so she could meet Bell.  When was she in a traffic accident before that?
 
2.  Why is no one bothered by the fact that she just appears in thin air around everyone crashing through the windshield of an empty vehicle?  I'll excuse Walter not being that bothered by it because he's well aware of the parallel universe and was expecting it, but c'mon neither Peter nor the new FBI agent OR Duman's supposed partner is bothered by this?
 
3.  What the hell happened in that first episode with Dunam in the hospital?  One moment she's in critical condition in a coma everyone said she'd never wake up from, including a scene where Peter and the Director are raising a toast to her in a bar.  The next moment, she's perfectly fine having only suffered minor damage.  WTF?

 
Oh, and Dunam's "partner" (and I put "partner" in the biggest air quotes imaginable because he's barely been on the show) has now been replaced by a shape shifter from the parallel dimension.  Well, nice knowing you, buddy!  Oh wait, we didn't know you at all!  I really wish Hollywood would get over that nasty habit of trying to give a character an extremely noticeable "moment" in the episode where they're about to kill them off.  Gee, why didn't they just have him give a speech about What He Was Going to Do When the War Case Was Over (TM) while they were at it, maybe a reference to a Girlfriend Back Home He was Going to Marry (TM) or something while they were at it?
 
Oh, and why cover the parallel universe when we can have a standalone case involving Gollum's stunt double?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on June 07, 2010, 04:49:52 PM
Boondocks Season 3

So far not as funny or original as the first two, but I never laughed so hard during Granddad's "nightmare". Fucking hysterical.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on June 07, 2010, 04:54:20 PM
Anybody remember the extremely short-lived, but very good Spider-Man series on MTV? One of the only good things that channel has ever produced. Very attractive CG models and great plots. It's a shame the first season ended on a GIGANTIC cliffhanger and was never renewed.

I remember it, didn't watch it because I thought it looked lame, same with that goofy looking "The Batman" series.

The Batman was a fine series.  It just took a few seasons to develop and realize it didn't have to be the exact opposite of Batman: The Animated Series (though there are episodes of Seasons 1 and 2 I really enjoyed), but when it came into its own around Season 3 (of 5) it was an excellent (if a little simple) series with interesting character designs and great animation.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 07, 2010, 05:20:08 PM
Boondocks Season 3

So far not as funny or original as the first two, but I never laughed so hard during Granddad's "nightmare". Fucking hysterical.

oh ****. that started already?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 07, 2010, 07:12:45 PM
A few weeks ago (they just aired episode 6 yesterday). I like "Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy", which has Stinkmeaner's old "gang" friends trying to kill Granddad, Huey, and Riley to get revenge for Granddad killing him.

BTW, watching the show on DVD is disturbing. The last thing I ever wanted to see was Granddad's penis (a season 1 episode had him working out in the nude, and they show it all uncensored on the DVD).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on June 08, 2010, 12:33:28 AM
Dexter season 3 disc 1. Jumping into another season of Dexter, I don't like the new Detective Quinn... 3 stars so far
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on June 12, 2010, 01:37:25 PM
Spider-Man The New Animated Series: GS122/10

Well, the hottest chick ever voiced Mary Jane and NPH voiced Peter Parker - it's worth watching just for that.

Ideally, the series is a follow-up to the first movie - and it's pretty good.  The animation... well... leaves a lot to be desired.  There are some points where it really shines, but, all-in-all, I prefer the style of the FOX series.

The show only had one season and just *ends* with no resolution on several plot points.  That's a real downer.  On the other hand, it's only 13 episodes and you can watch it all for free via Hulu, so, if you like Spider-Man, go for it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 12, 2010, 03:21:15 PM
If you're not watching The Good Guys, you really should be. Someone I know described it as "Monty Python meets Dragnet" and that seems about right. Bradley Whitford completely nails his part, which is good because he's the heart of the show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 12, 2010, 05:12:44 PM
I am watching The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 thanks to Netflix, I hadn't seen the show since Pax TV aired it like 12 years ago. It's not as bad as Zach said it was on the Newscast a few months ago, but it's not as good as The Super Mario Bros. Super Show.  It always annoyed me that Dic Entertainment changed the names of the Koopalings.

Also, it makes me sad that the Princess was a fan of Milli Vanilli (as was Kootie/Wendy Koopa). The plot of one episode had the Mario Bros., Toad, and the Princess attending a concert from them in the real world, then Kootie kidnapped them to make them perform just for her. Princess Toadstill even called them the greatest band in the world.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on June 12, 2010, 05:32:04 PM
I am watching The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 thanks to Netflix, I hadn't seen the show since Pax TV aired it like 12 years ago. It's not as bad as Zach said it was on the Newscast a few months ago, but it's not as good as The Super Mario Bros. Super Show.  It always annoyed me that Dic Entertainment changed the names of the Koopalings.

Also, it makes me sad that the Princess was a fan of Milli Vanilli (as was Kootie/Wendy Koopa). The plot of one episode had the Mario Bros., Toad, and the Princess attending a concert from them in the real world, then Kootie kidnapped them to make them perform just for her. Princess Toadstill even called them the greatest band in the world.

To be fair, what was your music preference in the 80's? ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 12, 2010, 05:41:22 PM
I was born in 1986, so pretty much the only music I heard in the 80s were the music to cartoons I watched (I still love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme).

One downside to Shout Factory DVD releases is that they don't pay music licensing fees, so they replace licensed songs. This was especially awkward in the Milli Vanilli episode as the scene has them "singing" to their song "Blame It On the Rain", but the DVD release has generic rock music playing (but still shows their mouths moving).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 12, 2010, 07:56:43 PM
Everyone was a fan of Milli Vanilli back in the day, that's what made the news of a lipsync "boy" band so controversial back then and why it's still remembered to this day.

"Blame it on the rain"
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 12, 2010, 08:50:56 PM
i was born in 1984, and i head 80s music all the time, and lots and lots of 70s music
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on June 13, 2010, 01:57:59 AM
I was born in 1986, so pretty much the only music I heard in the 80s were the music to cartoons I watched (I still love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme).

Forget the TV show theme.  Ice's Ninja Rap is where it's at, baby.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFLGRidfFo4
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on June 13, 2010, 11:40:04 PM
NINJA, NINJA RAP NINJA NINJA RAP
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on June 13, 2010, 11:56:21 PM
Was not impressed with Stargate Universe's season finale. Cliffhanger, after cliffhanger, after cliffhanger, because that's what took to finish off the first season: 3 episodes. *facepalm*
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on June 14, 2010, 01:27:29 AM
The cliff hanger nature of SGU I can deal with since it really helps to set itself apart. Instead a bunch of loosely associated stories which Atlantis/BSG became, it just one all continuos story. Their fight for survival doesn't stop because they solved this weeks problem. It actually feels really old school. I laughed a little with the next episode preview where everyone looks to be praying in a Universe where it's pretty much proven there is no God. Just entities of unimaginable power/technology. I know I am viewing that clip out of context, but I can't help it.

Mind that I have only seen the first 4 episodes. I hope they keep it tight the whole way through. I enjoyed Star trek Voyager for what it was, but we only need one Voyager and one show with massive amount of lost potential.

As for Doctor Who, I have just finished watching Amy's Choice. So far the episodes have had some fantastic writing except for the fact I am starting to dislike how each episode resolves themselves. I can't put my finger on it, but things feel rather unsatisfied. The new doctor is still weak since I felt he got out done by the guy who played Dream Lord.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on June 23, 2010, 06:36:33 AM
Star Trek The Next Generation season 1 -- 6.9/10

I like that they jump ahead 80 years or so and imagine how the technology will advance, while keeping the back history. I like that the red alert sound is reused, the away mission planets have that TOS horizon-glow, and the instrumental interludes are classy. Recycling whole episodes, not so much.

Unexpectedly, I found most episodes clunky and left me dry. The pilot feels long, there's a Q episode where he talks about having them play a "game" against some army but eventually it revolves around Riker getting Q powers, and the Ferengi ship's bridge is just a white screen like they forgot to build the set! Then there's weird 80s stuff like the running episode or the other one where these superpowered aliens kidnap all the children on board.. because they want to preserve their culture and can't produce any offspring of their own. I don't know if that's a specifically weird 80s thing? Were impotent couples kidnapping children back then or something? I don't feel like rooting for the alien kidnappers, and I'm not rooting for Wesley to be rescued; since I don't get what the message is supposed to be, it just comes off as creepy.

The holodeck is awesome and some other special effects are ahead of their time, but the first season is only memorable in that it, one, plants the seeds for future episodes to mine: Q's power, doomed aliens attempt to preserve their culture, holodeck goes haywire, debating whether a life form is sentient, etc; and two, for establishing a few interesting characters.

Also the unintentionally funny, (or intentionally?) funny moments make it worthwhile, but the running episode, "Justice", is pure lol. The Enterprise looks at this new planet to see if it'd be any good for spring break tourists, and it turns out that everyone is healthy and runs everywhere they go, and everyone is friendly. Worf approves with a "Nice planet!" that is so deadpan I can't believe it didn't win an Emmy.
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/117/l_89fd5c803ece4efe868de9046b4bea76.jpg)


Of course once they learn that capital punishment is the punishment for all crimes on this planet, they immediately need to find Wesley to warn about it, because even though he's supposed to be a child-genius, he's actually a terrible human being. That's not what they say, but it's so obviously implied, and then proven by the next scene where he falls while trying to catch a ball, that the Picard facepalm is truly understood.

A scene begins with the camera zooming out on this stuff.. WTF
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/114/l_ac8779acddeb43268fec799687594055.jpg)(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/128/l_1b7ff6b68c154f4084729d2c16e3f8a7.jpg)(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/132/l_9368f81fd079494fba4a194b454d391c.jpg)



Oh, and there's this other episode, "Symbiosis", wherein a whole planet of people need a steady supply of this 'medicine'....
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/150/l_31993744d9c849c8bd04cff03fec528c.jpg)

S.1 is disappointing but lolworthy
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 23, 2010, 09:55:19 AM
I've always thought TNG was overrated. It hits some amazing highs, but also has a lot of pretty mediocre episodes. It's not a bad show, but it's probably my least favorite Trek series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on June 23, 2010, 10:06:55 AM
TNG is probably my second-favorite Star Trek series, behind Enterprise (yes, I know that's a bizarre pick for favorite Trek series.  I just found the characters in that series more "human" than in previous Treks, and the last 2 years of its 4 years were fantastic.  Plus, Bakula.).  TNG was incredible from about Seasons 3-5, but was pretty mediocre to terrible in the first 2 and last 2 years.
 
And before someone mentions Deep Space Nine, yes that series was great as well...in its final 2-3 years when they decided to stop screwing around with the Dominion War and actually tell that story.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 23, 2010, 10:20:34 AM
I love Enterprise, it's my second favorite series. Seasons 3 and 4, especially 4, were fantastic, and I'd say seasons 1 and 2 were better than TNG on average. I loved DS9 the whole way, it's my favorite Trek series, but I agree that it took them a bit too long to get to the meat of the Dominion War.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on June 23, 2010, 02:14:25 PM
TNG's first two seasons are absolute drivel. They didn't get into the meat of the series until the third season, though parts of the second season are pretty great. My absolute favorite Star Trek episodes are from TNG, so it ranks right up there for me. Several stand out:

1) Data is on trial for being a toaster (not a joke--it's a great episode)
2) Moriarty escapes! It has one helluva twist.
3) The one where Counselor Troi is taken over by some dead woman's slutty spirit and winds up basically topless because she has a sheer nighty on and nothing else (ON NATIONAL TV, NO LESS) (and DVD). The episode is crap, but that scene is awesome.
4) THE BORG!
5) The final episode is pretty incredible, seriously.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 23, 2010, 03:00:48 PM
If I were making a list of the top 10 Star Trek episodes ever, TNG episodes would probably make up half of it, or close to it. After that top tier, though, the quality drops off fast.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 23, 2010, 03:34:19 PM
The first season of TNG was horrible, easily the worst of any season of any Trek show. There are TNG episodes, but it is my second least favorite Trek (I would rank them DS9, ENT, VOY, TNG, TOS; I have never seen TAS).

I wish more people had watched ENT, the Xindi arc that took up the whole third season was great (it was the same reason I loved the Dominion War that was the focus of the last 3 seasons of DS9). Season 4 gave us episodes to help bridge it with the other series (like the two part "In a Mirror, Darkly", the episode that finally explained why the Klingons of TOS looked so different than future Klingons, etc.).

BTW, I am so glad that after season 2 of TNG they realized that Trek fans do not want clip shows; the season finale of season 2 was a freaking clip show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 23, 2010, 04:42:37 PM
I watched Voyager, but i found the show lacking something, obviously maybe because it was on at the same time as DS9, and DS9 was awesome. I woulld have watched more  Enterprise, but it was never on at a good time and then it became unavailable in my area.

also, TAS is surprisingly good. I caught several episodes on netflix, and its entertaining in the same way the Twilight Zone is still entertaining. Not to mention that they have remastered the series, and despite the bright 60s colors it doesnt come off as camp and cheezy because of this. So, make sure you watch the remastered version. I think episodes are available on CBS.com too.

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 23, 2010, 05:23:16 PM
There are some great Original Series episodes, but more than half the series is completely unwatchable. "The City on the Edge of Forever" is one of the best Trek episodes ever, though, and a truly great sci-fi story.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 23, 2010, 08:38:16 PM
yeah, i read the episode description before i watched them...and i picked good ones. I dont have netflix anymore, and i havent checked it out on cbs.com yet. So, i have yet to see a terrible episode. I watched about 6-8 episodes or so.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on June 24, 2010, 05:52:30 PM
And before someone mentions Deep Space Nine, yes that series was great as well...in its final 2-3 years when they decided to stop screwing around with the Dominion War and actually tell that story.

The entire Klingon Arc in Season 4 was to do with Paramount saying they needed to shake up the story.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on June 24, 2010, 05:58:44 PM
And on the note of SGU, i liked the finale but i still don't connect to the characters yet.

Not sure why.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 24, 2010, 06:21:57 PM
SGU is forced on you
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on June 24, 2010, 06:28:33 PM
SGU is forced on you

How do you mean?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 24, 2010, 11:28:24 PM
as far as shows of its type, its all there is. If DS9 were new episodes and just had came out..which would you watch?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on June 24, 2010, 11:55:17 PM
DS9 and SGU do have some similarities. However early seasons of DS9 was no where as cohesive as SGU, at least not until the much later seasons. Even then you had episodes that had nothing to do with the big arc of the season.

If DS9 came out now and assuming I never got burned by Enterprise, I would watch it, but I would still be pissed off with the heavy handed religious rubbish that permeated that show.

Both SGU and later seasons of DS9 feel "real". With DS9 you had visits back to Earth where is it a garden of Eden, but going back to the station felt more like the real world. You still had the technology and the thinking that made earthly utopia possible, however it's is warped by the outside world to something more practical. Then you had section 13, which quite literally should have earned it's own spin off. Eden was good but not perfect as it needed dark men in the shadows to defend it from all who threaten it, internal or  external.

I would love to see a new Star Trek show based on Section 13. How much blood would you spill to protect Heaven?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on June 25, 2010, 08:11:20 AM
SGU has a feeling of realness, partly to do with the Stargate universe taking place at realtime - hence all of Season 1 took place in late 2009/early 2010.

I liked the religious angle in DS9 because its the opposite of what we know takes place in stargate. In the Star Trek universe its generally assumed there is no gods of any sort. But then we become aware of the Prophets who are gods almost, and can bend the rules as they see fit. It breaks established rules in the universe and does a lot to set it apart. They did spend a lot of time in Bajoran religion but that was the main context of the show. A lot of the more religious episodes i deliberately skipped.

In stargate there is assumed to be gods because earth culture (egyptian, medieval, i think aztec) was based on aliens coming to earth with their technology who built/wrote/told things based upon it.

The best episode of Season 1 SGU was Time simply because what it achieved was incredible. It was a triumph of how you can make interesting episodes about time travel yet be bold enough to deliberately playw ith your head and not neatly tie up the episode either.

To be fair if they were on now i'd be watching both of them. DS9 Season 1 was a wibbly mess and it only started to pick up from Season 3 onwards when they started knuckling down into the characters.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on June 25, 2010, 01:41:45 PM
First two episodes of the new season of "Bullsh*t!" (fast food and martial arts)

I love this show, although sometimes Penn comes off as a little angry. They're covering vaccines this season, which I'm REALLY looking forward to, although I imagine the people who need to hear it won't listen.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (disk 1 of season 1)

Not sure what to think yet. The production values are just as high as the original, most of the original cast is back, and there are some subtle changes in terms of characterization that I'm finding interesting. HOWEVER...it's the same show. According to Wikipedia, the original anime didn't break with the manga until after the brothers go back to re-train with their teacher. That's aways away.

I feel like I should just wait until THAT season comes out, then start there.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on June 25, 2010, 02:08:46 PM
First two episodes of the new season of "Bullsh*t!" (fast food and martial arts)

I love this show, although sometimes Penn comes off as a little angry. They're covering vaccines this season, which I'm REALLY looking forward to, although I imagine the people who need to hear it won't listen.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (disk 1 of season 1)

Not sure what to think yet. The production values are just as high as the original, most of the original cast is back, and there are some subtle changes in terms of characterization that I'm finding interesting. HOWEVER...it's the same show. According to Wikipedia, the original anime didn't break with the manga until after the brothers go back to re-train with their teacher. That's aways away.

I feel like I should just wait until THAT season comes out, then start there.

Like I said, the story diverges around episode 15, where the anime finally puts the brakes on after all the speeding it's been doing through rehashed material.  The brothers will be back with Izumi by the end of your set, so you'll be there before you know it.  And by the way, that's Disc 1 of Season 1 Part 1.   :P:
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on June 28, 2010, 02:37:46 PM
OMG. I never thought they would do a season 4, but they have. The IT Crowd. I'm so happy. I was chuckling all the way through episode 1.


By the way. Has anyone else seen the latest True Blood episode, episode 3? That was some fucked up **** at the end. Really fucked up.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 29, 2010, 04:56:13 PM
By the way. Has anyone else seen the latest True Blood episode, episode 3? That was some fucked up **** at the end. Really fucked up.

The scene with Bill?
yeah I saw that.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on June 29, 2010, 06:53:44 PM
Underbelly: 9/10 It's an Australian TV show that I pick up on BitTorrent and is also available on DirecTV, but not as current.

Great show! The thing I love best about it is that each season is different, and each season is based on a true story about the "Underbelly" of Aussie society. The third season has concluded and while not as great as seasons 1 and 2, it was still better than most of the crap on American TV. It's not your typical 'gangsta' stories, because 1. They are true stories, and 2. It's not American TV. Check it out.


Oh, and I liked the 1st season of TNG. Two Q episodes, we're introduced to Lore, and in another episode you get to see Lt. Yar's side boob right before she has sex with Data... CLASSIC! Sure the season as a whole was not as fluid as later seasons, but 'drivel' seems a little harsh considering that without the first two seasons, the rest of the show could not have taken place.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 29, 2010, 08:39:33 PM
There were some good episodes in the first two seasons, but the majority were terrible IMO. Some of the particularly bad ones that pop to mind include the one where Yar is kidnapped by this species that look and act like they are from 19th century Africa (you wonder how they even have warp drive), the episode where Yar was killed by a tar monster (which looked worse than even TOS's special effects), the episode where two Klingons try to take over Enterprise, and the episode where Troi becomes pregnant. I also did not like the second Q episode (where Riker is given the powers of a Q). I did like that Lore episode though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 29, 2010, 08:59:50 PM
i liked that Q episode where Riker gets powers, most Twilight Zone/ TOS/ Lost in Space episode i can think of.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Shorty McNostril on June 30, 2010, 04:25:21 AM
Underbelly: 9/10 It's an Australian TV show that I pick up on BitTorrent and is also available on DirecTV, but not as current.

Great show! The thing I love best about it is that each season is different, and each season is based on a true story about the "Underbelly" of Aussie society. The third season has concluded and while not as great as seasons 1 and 2, it was still better than most of the crap on American TV. It's not your typical 'gangsta' stories, because 1. They are true stories, and 2. It's not American TV. Check it out.


I can't believe I just read that.  Season 3 has been on TV for a couple of months now.  Or something like that anyway.  Now I have never watched it, so I won't criticize it.  It is given lots of praise here, but we Aussies must be pretty easy to please considering the other junk they call australian TV.  ANY other Australian show is absolute junk.  I can't stand it.  As soon as I see "New Australian Show" on an ad, that's my cue to avoid it like the plague and turn back over to NCIS, or Bones or something.

I might add that I am talking about my own countrymen television here, so I'm not biased.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on July 07, 2010, 04:49:51 PM
Second-to-last disk of Daria: 9/10

This may be MTV's best, most well-written TV show ever. It's a shame it's gone, and it's a shame these DVD's couldn't afford th licensed music that was originally on the show. Still, it's barely noticable because the writing and animation are so good. The show is wrapping up (the last disk has the two "movies") nicely--characters are maturing and Daria has a steady boyfriend. In fact, it's becoming apparent who ISN'T changing: Daria's father and Sandy are more annoying now than they were before, because everyone around them is maturing while they remain cardboard cutout characters.

Even Stacy is standing up to Sandy now, which is pretty big.

I'll be sad to see the show go, but I'm excited to see how the last two "movie" episodes wrap everything up.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on July 08, 2010, 08:39:27 PM
Just watched SGU Time. Holy hell that was brutal and is some of the best Sci-fi I have ever seen. I went back several times just to watch Chole die by bug. It's easily the strongest first season episode of any sci-fi. I would expect to see such a awesome episode at the end of a series.

The Rush/Eli combo continues to really carry the show through the rough spots like water/earth. I really like Greer.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on July 08, 2010, 09:44:55 PM
I think that Greer, Eli, and Young are great. I feel that all the other characters are just annoying, and the only eye candy on screen for me is Ms. James.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on July 10, 2010, 10:52:46 AM
Eureka's back. Oh man, what a great episode.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 10, 2010, 01:03:23 PM
Eureka's back. Oh man, what a great episode.

What!! were were all the ads? all I've seen advertised was Warehouse 13 and that got me thinking about Eureka. I was starting to think that it got quietly canceled.




edit: Are there any other good shows coming back for a summer run?
I just got a new DVR box (free for a whole year again) and had to reprogram everything.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on July 10, 2010, 01:57:00 PM
Eureka's back. Oh man, what a great episode.

What!! were were all the ads? all I've seen advertised was Warehouse 13 and that got me thinking about Eureka. I was starting to think that it got quietly canceled.




edit: Are there any other good shows coming back for a summer run?
I just got a new DVR box (free for a whole year again) and had to reprogram everything.

Well, you already mentioned it, but Warehouse 13 is an enjoyable show returning for the Summer.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on July 10, 2010, 02:02:23 PM
Eureka's back. Oh man, what a great episode.

What!!

I was just as surprised as you when I saw it listed yesterday on EZTV.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 10, 2010, 04:00:50 PM
I've never watched Warehouse 13, but maybe I'll play some catch up on s1 and start s2 too.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on July 15, 2010, 04:01:19 PM
Heroes Season 1:  3 Stars

I enjoyed it, but it started to get bogged down at the end as more and more characters were introduced that I really didn't care about.

I've heard that the other seasons aren't worth watching because the show quickly becomes a mess.  Is this true?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on July 15, 2010, 04:06:04 PM
Yes. Season 2 is virtually unwatchable, as is Season 3. I then completely tuned out, haven't looked back, and have't regretted it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 15, 2010, 04:10:01 PM
Heroes Season 1:  3 Stars

I enjoyed it, but it started to get bogged down at the end as more and more characters were introduced that I really didn't care about.

I've heard that the other seasons aren't worth watching because the show quickly becomes a mess.  Is this true?

It's not worth going any further if that's how you feel about s1. s2 is pointless and s3 isn't much better(until near the end, then it gets bad again at the end). s4 I finished only because I knew it had to end soon and wanted to see how they concluded it.

It was a show that had lots of potential in the beginning and then nosedived off a high cliff into a shallow pool.

In other words, don't bother, there are much better shows on TV to catch up on.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on July 15, 2010, 04:19:59 PM
I have to echo everyone else's sentiments.  I watched the first 2.5 seasons of Heroes, and the first one is easily the best.   Then the show just plunges into the depths of Total Suck and never emerges again.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on July 15, 2010, 04:33:48 PM
Just watched SGU Time. Holy hell that was brutal and is some of the best Sci-fi I have ever seen. I went back several times just to watch Chole die by bug. It's easily the strongest first season episode of any sci-fi. I would expect to see such a awesome episode at the end of a series.

The Rush/Eli combo continues to really carry the show through the rough spots like water/earth. I really like Greer.

It really is one of the best episodes Stargate, over the entire franchise, has produced.

The sad thing being that because its science fiction it's going to be ignored, and because its Stargate it's going to be avoided, so no emmies or awards.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on July 15, 2010, 08:54:20 PM
The same thing happened with the different Star Trek series. There were several episodes (especially TNG) that were worthy of awards, but didn't get them (people were shocked when the final season of TNG had several Emmy nominees, mainly because it was a syndicated show). The Stargate franchise has existed for over 15 years, but barely gets any mainstream attention.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on July 17, 2010, 06:43:39 PM
I am only through disc 2, but I am watching the first season of the current Doctor Who series. The episodes are not that bad, but I can't stand Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor, David Tennant was so much better.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: SixthAngel on July 18, 2010, 02:48:49 PM
Heroes was originally designed to be a one season story.  That is why the first season is good and the show drops like a rock right after.

Once it became super popular the studio basically forced it to keep going.  I read that the writers wanted to come up with a new group of Heroes for season 2  but the studio basically said "No, people like these characters so find a way to use them again."

This really helps you understand why season 2 was so ****ty Peter was supposed to die.  Sylar was supposed to die.  Peter's brother was supposed to die.  Instead in season two they need to "explain" how everyone miraculously survived and they need to find ways  to depower both Sylar and Peter because they are invincible as well as write in the other characters in whatever way possible.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 26, 2010, 04:52:42 AM
True Blood s3

The Cliffhanger endings with the scene skip continuations are really killing this show for me.
It's still very entertaining, but I HATE how they have a huge build up cliffhanger ending to each episode, and then the conflict is over and everyone is onto the next scene when the next episode starts.

It so fucking annoying. I wish they would quit it and stop cutting all the action.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on July 26, 2010, 11:03:25 AM
Yeah cliffhangers can be quite annoying. A lot of TV shows now are like that. It's pathetic.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on July 26, 2010, 11:17:32 AM
I don't mind cliffhangers too much (although I feel like killing network executives that cancel a show that ends on a cliffhanger and don't let them to a episode that concludes it). On a tangent, I hate the trend of shows to split up into two mini-seasons (i.e. South Park having one half in the spring and the other half in the fall, or Glee having the first half from September to November and having the second half from April to June).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 26, 2010, 11:30:18 AM
It's not the cliffhanger ending that bother me, it's the scene skip continuations that do.

Sookie is in a Werebar and everyone is transforming including her friend that tells her to get out NOW!!! episode ends.
The following week, they are safely back at his house or driving to his house in the car.
WTF happened at the bar? How did they get out? Why isn't he transformed anymore? Where is that 2-5 minute scene that explains shows what happened between last week and now?

You can't cliff hang just before an action scene and then continue the next episode after the action scene you never shot. Thats Bullshit.
They've done it to every single episode this season so far and I HATE it. It needs to stop, it's ruining the flow of the show for me.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on July 26, 2010, 12:57:46 PM
From what I have seen, most of the time that is done when the writers don't want to have to figure out a good way to resolve the situation.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on August 02, 2010, 09:53:28 PM
Almost done with King of the Hill on Netflix. What a ridiculously good show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 02, 2010, 10:17:48 PM
Too bad you can only watch a small amount of the episodes on Netflix. The show was on for 13 seasons but Fox has only released the first six on DVD, the last release being back in May 2006 (season six included a flyer advertising season 7 on DVD, but Fox stopped due to low DVD sales). Cartoon Network airs two episodes every night on their Adult Swim programming block though.

I loved the show and was disappointed when Fox canceled it, I hoped another network would pick it up but I guess it was just too expensive since it was gonna be the 14th season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 02, 2010, 10:32:39 PM
The whole series is available on Netflix Instant, even the seasons not out on DVD.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 03, 2010, 03:04:13 AM
Sherlock 8/10.

If you've seen the recent Robert Downey Jr movie, this is NOTHING like that. Even though its a unbelievably short season at 3 episodes, each one is 90 mins each giving you enough time to get soaked into the story. Benedic Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman work great together to product such a subtle attraction between their chararcters.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 03, 2010, 09:56:45 AM
The whole series is available on Netflix Instant, even the seasons not out on DVD.

Really? I guess Fox figured it costs them $0 to put them up on Netflix and they apparently have no interest in releasing the last 7 seasons on DVD, so why not put them up for streaming.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on August 04, 2010, 12:58:45 AM
Yep, the entire series is up on Netflix. It's amazing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 04, 2010, 01:17:03 AM
That's one of the great things about Netflix Instant. They also have the show Coach, a personal favorite of mine, in its entirety, despite only the first three seasons being available on DVD.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 04, 2010, 02:06:55 PM
And yet they only have the first two seasons of Dexter available for instant viewing.  :(
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 04, 2010, 04:07:46 PM
Because the studio that owns the show actually has interest in releasing it on DVD still. Fox and Universal have no interest in doing the same for KotH and Coach.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 04, 2010, 04:19:41 PM
Don't talk to me like I don't know why the latter seasons aren't available for instant viewing.  I didn't ask a question.

I'm just complaining.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 04, 2010, 05:19:39 PM
1st Season of Justice League (animated): Goddamn/10

Great show. Worthy successor to the Batman & Superman shows, and better than Batman Beyond. Flash is a player and Batman's a dick. It's so great!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UltimatePartyBear on August 04, 2010, 05:51:23 PM
Justice League took Batman's awesomeness to hilarious levels.  Say there were a bunch of robots attacking.  On Super Friends, Superman would punch dozens of them to pieces, and then Batman, with Robin, would use some gadget to knock just one over.  On Justice League, Superman would punch one to pieces, then look up to find Batman had disabled the rest already.  And then turned them on their creator.  And discovered free energy.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 04, 2010, 07:00:35 PM
I loved Justice League, the show got even better as time went on (like the episodes that crossed over into Batman Beyond). Some of my favorite episodes was the one where an alternate universe of the Justice League was formed after The Flash died, and they used their powers to basically become rulers of Earth. And in the episode "Injustice for All", Batman shows he can be a mack when he wants to when he got Cheetah to turn on Luthor and kissed him.

I also loved the moment when the Justice League was forced to go into hiding after Hawkgirl turned on them when hr people invaded Earth, they had to get rid of their costumes (Flash was reluctant to reveal his identity, but then Batman proceeded to reveal all of their real names, including his own).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 06, 2010, 04:06:46 AM
I've been watching 30 Rock on Hulu Plus lately. I just started the 4th season, and the show's writing just keeps getting better.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 06, 2010, 05:27:35 PM
the show's writing just keeps getting better.

Really?  I thought season 3 went downhill a bit after they started doing celebrity guest spots every week.  Still totally worth watching, but not as funny as the first season.

For what it's worth, I thought the Muppet scene (the world as viewed through Kenneth's eyes) is about the funniest thing I've ever seen on television.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 06, 2010, 05:37:39 PM
I'm fine with and actually like the constant guest appearances for the same reason I like the product placement: they're so blatant about it and go out of the way to make it seem forced that it becomes funny in and of itself. And when I praised the writing, it was mostly about the writing for Tracy. He's gotten a lot funnier over the last season I've watched; that's not to say he wasn't funny before, but they've really got a good handle on his character at this point.

The show is very good with what I think is one of the best ways to structure a TV joke: setting you up for what seems like a predictable line, and then giving you something different. Predictability is usually, in my opinion, a good indicator of the quality of a show; the less predictable it is, the better, at least to a certain point.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 08, 2010, 08:14:40 PM
I need some help deciding what to watch next.

Finished the first two seasons of Dexter (and the more recent ones aren't on Netflix Instant View).  Finished all of Lost.  Finished all but the last season of 24 (which isn't out yet).  Finished the first season of Heroes (and no interest in the other seasons).  Slowly making my way through The X Files.

What should I watch next?  Something preferably available on Netflix Instant View.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 08, 2010, 08:23:58 PM
Not sure if you are into the series, but I would suggest Doctor Who. The first four seasons of the current series are all available for instant streaming (along with all of the TV specials from those four seasons, except the special that had concluded David Tennant's run as the Tenth Doctor and being regenerated into the Eleventh Doctor). I didn't really like the first season that much as I didn't like Christoper Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, but even those aren't bad. The fifth season only just ended in the UK in June, so it's not available yet.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 08, 2010, 08:34:56 PM
What should I watch next?

Supernatural.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on August 08, 2010, 11:59:16 PM
Christopher Eccleston wasn't that bad and another season from him would have been alright, but if it meant sacrificing a season of David, then no. But David gets the weakest companion of the new series, Martha Jones. Just plain boring.

Go watch it and see something that isn't made in North America.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 09, 2010, 12:55:08 AM
I need some help deciding what to watch next.

Finished the first two seasons of Dexter (and the more recent ones aren't on Netflix Instant View).  Finished all of Lost.  Finished all but the last season of 24 (which isn't out yet).  Finished the first season of Heroes (and no interest in the other seasons).  Slowly making my way through The X Files.

What should I watch next?  Something preferably available on Netflix Instant View.

Finish Dexter.

Check your PM's.


What should I watch next?

Supernatural.

That is next in my queue after I finish 6 Feet Under.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 09, 2010, 10:06:14 AM
Christopher Eccleston wasn't that bad and another season from him would have been alright, but if it meant sacrificing a season of David, then no. But David gets the weakest companion of the new series, Martha Jones. Just plain boring.

Go watch it and see something that isn't made in North America.

I will admit that Eccleston got better as the season went along. I have to disagree on Marth though, I thought she was a good companion (not as good as Rose or Captain Jack, but slightly better than Donna; I won't get into the companions he only had for one or two episodes). I loved the season 4 two-part finale ("The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End") that had the Doctor united with the Children of Time to stop Davros and the New Dalek Empire.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 09, 2010, 12:24:44 PM
Donna is far and above the best companion simply because of the actress.

She's primarily a comedian and i thought that she couldn't act for poo. Her show was never funny and was usually based on repetition and shouting. There were elements of that in Who but when her character settled into the emotionally-driven (like in Silence in the Library & Forest of the Dead and Planet of the Ood) she really came into her own. The other companions bar Jack (ignoring Amy) weren't like that. Martha's blank stares didn't work for me a lot of the time.

To me she proved the actress has her chops. Rose and Martha... not so much.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 09, 2010, 12:35:49 PM
She may have been a good actress, but I didn't like her as a companion. Her voice was annoying (and she liked to talk a lot). Martha's stares were something I liked, and were never there for reason. Both Rose and Martha did improve over time, even more so when they came back after leaving the Doctor (Rose especially was great when she came back late in season 4).

The one time companions (mainly used for the TV specials, although they have had ones like Adam Mitchell; Adam was a companion to the Ninth Doctor for two episodes, he got kicked out of the TARDIS after the Doctor caught him trying to use future technology to help him and his family back in the present) have been pretty good and likeable. I think Jackson Lake would have been a pretty good Doctor (he was in the special "The Next Doctor".) I didn't like Michelle Ryan's character though, she was the Doctor's companion in the mediocre "Planet of the Dead" special.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Sarail on August 09, 2010, 12:46:56 PM
The IT Crowd - 5x2 out of 100/10

Fantastic show.  Hilarious characters, dialog, settings, etc..  everything!  My only disappointment is that each season is very short.  I wish there was more!

Although quite the normal person, Jen is very very odd.  And I love this about her. There's almost a bit of sexiness because of it.  I think the funniest/best episode thus far was definitely when they went to go see the "gay" theater play called.. well, "Gay!" Hah.  Every moment had some sort of comedic bit that I just could not stop laughing.  My jaws hurt so much by the time the episode was over.  Too hysterical. I love it.

And Moss? Oh man, Moss is great. Probably the most unique character I have ever seen in a tv show/movie EVER. He's phenomenal at his part.

There are only three seasons out so far, right?  Because I want more. :)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 09, 2010, 01:34:42 PM
It's run for 4 "seasons" so far (the fourth season just ended last week, so of coarse it is not up on Netflix yet), and a fifth and sixth season have been confirmed. I put "seasons" in quotations because each one is only six episodes, I have no idea why UK shows love to have seasons that are less than 10 episodes. This is odd to me because even a 13 episode season here is considered short. Standard TV seasons are between 20-25 episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 09, 2010, 01:36:07 PM
God, I hated that show. My wife and I watched the entire first disk of season 1 and found the comedy to be way too broad, as is the case with many British comedies.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 09, 2010, 04:24:39 PM
It's run for 4 "seasons" so far (the fourth season just ended last week, so of coarse it is not up on Netflix yet), and a fifth and sixth season have been confirmed. I put "seasons" in quotations because each one is only six episodes, I have no idea why UK shows love to have seasons that are less than 10 episodes. This is odd to me because even a 13 episode season here is considered short. Standard TV seasons are between 20-25 episodes.

Because we prefer short taught seasons rather than long drawn out ones. Plus we don't have a "TV season" that starts in september, so the budget means new shows all year around. Doctor Who is arguably the longest at 14 episodes a year.

On that note:

Sherlock 9/10. It's a THREE episode season at 90 mins each, but wow the finale was fantastic. Moriarty was so campified yet so entertaining to watch. I'm looking forward to seeing it come back next year for a slightly longer run.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 09, 2010, 04:47:16 PM
I don't think I could accept a show I like being so short. So what is the general opinion on most US shows that air over there (I have no idea how long other countries TV shows are)? Very few shows I like feel like they would be better with fewer episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 09, 2010, 05:39:55 PM
I don't think I could accept a show I like being so short. So what is the general opinion on most US shows that air over there (I have no idea how long other countries TV shows are)? Very few shows I like feel like they would be better with fewer episodes.

Most people i know tend to thing that most american seasons run too long. Heroes season 1, for instance, would have been perfect IMO if it was chopped from 24 (or 26?) episodes to 15.
CSI is too long at 24. 24 was too long, but the format of the show requires it. Stargate is too long at 20 and can safely be cut to 15. There's nearly always four or five filler eps which normally wouldn't happen if it was just a shorter season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Sarail on August 09, 2010, 05:49:15 PM
I can see how that would make you crave a show more -- especially if the writing is really phenomenal.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 09, 2010, 07:54:36 PM
Tried watching Dr. Who but was forced to turn it off after about 6 minutes.  OMG was it bad.  Some girl who needs acting classes gets attacked by living mannequins and then is rescued by some random dude?  Does it get any better?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 09, 2010, 08:56:31 PM
Yes, you are describing episode 1 of season 1 of the current series. That season gets better over time (the girl is Rose Taylor, who is the Doctor's companion for the first two seasons), and the series becomes vastly superior when David Tennant becomes the Doctor in season 2. I think seasons 2 & 3 are the best (I haven't seen season 5 yet because it is still airing in the UK I think).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 09, 2010, 11:11:30 PM
The IT Crowd - 5x2 out of 100/10

Moss, and Denholm are my favorite characters from The IT Crowd.

God, I hated that show. My wife and I watched the entire first disk of season 1 and found the comedy to be way too broad, as is the case with many British comedies.

Because The Big Bang Theory is so much better.

a fifth and sixth season [for The IT Crowd] have been confirmed.

Where did you read about this?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on August 10, 2010, 12:18:17 AM
My only disappointment is that each season is very short.  I wish there was more!

They do this with almost all UK TV shows. It's frustrating, but most of the time it's more quality over quantity type situation. I mean there's only 12 episodes of the UK version ofThe Office and that's was one of the most popular comedies of its time. It's short, but it's damn near perfect. Hell, Fawlty towers only has 12 episodes too and it's one of the greatest shows of all-time.

I guess this frustrating and annoying system they have prevents what happens with a lot of US comedies, where they keep dragging on and continually decline in quality. An example being the US version The Office, they should have culled it after Season 4.

God, I hated that show.
found the comedy to be way too broad,
as is the case with many British comedies.

Coming from an American this is lol.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 10, 2010, 12:24:40 AM
I have seen typical British "humor", and I can't believe that it is supposed to be funny (different people have different tastes I suppose). I don't  get why people find Ricky Gervais funny. I personally think everything of his I have seen has sucked, whether it is The Office (both US and UK versions) or even the episode of The Simpsons that he wrote and guest starred in (which is my least favorite episode of the series and one of the very few episodes I don't like).

Caliban, the show's creator announced it back in May during the preview screening for season 4 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/may/26/it-crowd-fifth-series (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/may/26/it-crowd-fifth-series)).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 10, 2010, 12:40:30 AM
Thanks TJ.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 10, 2010, 02:03:38 AM
Now now. There are some British shows I love, including "Are You Being Served" and "Fawlty Towers." Monty Python anything, really anything involving John Cleese. Look, there's a huge difference between the comedy of those older shows and The IT Crowd or Black Books (another show we tried and hated).

And yes, big Bang Theory is much funnier.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on August 10, 2010, 02:12:11 AM
What? No Harry and Paul? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKCAGb6Pzcg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKCAGb6Pzcg)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 10, 2010, 07:35:39 AM
Yes, you are describing episode 1 of season 1 of the current series. That season gets better over time (the girl is Rose Taylor, who is the Doctor's companion for the first two seasons), and the series becomes vastly superior when David Tennant becomes the Doctor in season 2. I think seasons 2 & 3 are the best (I haven't seen season 5 yet because it is still airing in the UK I think).

Season 5 finished airing in June.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on August 10, 2010, 11:01:16 AM
Coming from an American this is lol.

Yes, a ton of American sitcoms are extremely broad, but usually not the ones considered to be "good" by people who claim to have refined tastes. Anyway, the idea that British comedy is so much subtler and smarter than American comedy as a whole is pretty overblown. Even Simon Pegg agrees: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2007/feb/10/comedy.television
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on August 10, 2010, 12:26:07 PM
Look, there's a huge difference between the comedy of those older shows and The IT Crowd or Black Books (another show we tried and hated).

Not really. Well not as much as you seem to be implying.

Quote
And yes, big Bang Theory is much funnier.

Despite hating both shows, TBBT is the lesser of the two.

Coming from an American this is lol.

Yes, a ton of American sitcoms are extremely broad, but usually not the ones considered to be "good" by people who claim to have refined tastes. Anyway, the idea that British comedy is so much subtler and smarter than American comedy as a whole is pretty overblown. Even Simon Pegg agrees: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2007/feb/10/comedy.television

That article doesn't really say that at all. Basically he's saying despite the differences between the two styles of comedy some of the same jokes/situations/emotions can evoke the same reaction on both sides. He also goes on in length to essentially say that it's a fallacy that "Americans don't get irony", which is, of course, rubbish. It's just most UK humour relies on irony far more heavily than American humour.

There's obviously differences between US and UK comedy shows, to say there's not is stupid. Hell, the IT Crowd and The Big Bang Theory (both of which I greatly dislike) are essentially the same show told from each side of the Atlantic. US comedy is far more in your face, while Uk comedy is more subtle. It's just how it is. Which is better? To each his own, I guess.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 10, 2010, 01:32:14 PM
In the very first episode of IT Crowd, the one guy has a head wound for half the episode that he's unaware of but everyone else is. Ironic? Sure. Subtle? Not at all.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on August 10, 2010, 11:09:59 PM
Yes, yes. I'm sure we can all show specific examples within specific shows that are exceptions, but it doesn't really change anything on a larger scale, does it?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on August 11, 2010, 10:36:15 AM
There's obviously differences between US and UK comedy shows, to say there's not is stupid. Hell, the IT Crowd and The Big Bang Theory (both of which I greatly dislike) are essentially the same show told from each side of the Atlantic. US comedy is far more in your face, while Uk comedy is more subtle. It's just how it is. Which is better? To each his own, I guess.

I'd agree with that, I just wouldn't say either is intrinsically "smarter" than the other.


But I guess this whole argument was about "broadness", which I took to mean "stupidness" but I guess that's not really what it means, so never mind.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: blackfootsteps on August 12, 2010, 07:25:45 PM
I have seen typical British "humor", and I can't believe that it is supposed to be funny (different people have different tastes I suppose). I don't  get why people find Ricky Gervais funny. I personally think everything of his I have seen has sucked, whether it is The Office (both US and UK versions) or even the episode of The Simpsons that he wrote and guest starred in (which is my least favorite episode of the series and one of the very few episodes I don't like).

This upsets me greatly. I personally loved both Office and Extras but feel the standups and the podcast with Steve and the half-human half-godape Karl are the greatest things he's done. Although Karl deserves 90% of the credit for the podcasts.

A show for anyone who loves British humour is Plus One. 5 episodes only, but very clever, incredibly awkward, cringeworthy laughs abound. Pandas in negative have never been so funny.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 13, 2010, 05:58:30 AM
Seeing as everyone is all "british humour is x" right now, i highly suggest everyone go see Sherlock. It's Sherlock Holmes (as based on the books), but based in 2010 and the lead character is probably more socially inept than House.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on August 13, 2010, 03:57:30 PM
Yeah the animated version of the Ricky Gervais show is brilliant (the two episodes I've seen, anyway.)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 13, 2010, 04:31:37 PM
Yeah, it's very good. Karl Pilkington makes that show, of course.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 16, 2010, 03:10:56 AM
I've been keeping up with the 2nd Season of Warehouse 13, and overall it's been a pretty good season despite some visible wheel spinning as the show doesn't seem terribly interested in actually pursuing the plot arc established in the premier.  Considering this season's only 9 episodes long and episode 7 aires on Tuesday, that's not encouraging.  Still, the cast is as solid as ever, the special effects are marginally better than they were last year, and the writers seem to have gotten more comfortable writing for this show (despite the last episode being horrifically bad by focusing on Pete going crazy due to an artifact).

Something worth noting is the recent Warehouse 13/Eureka crossover week, where Fargo from Eureka guest starred on Warehouse 13 and Claudia guest starred on Eureka.  Interesting, the Warehouse 13 episode with Fargo was by far the better of the two.  The idea of crossover episodes is to introduce new fans to a show they potentially have never seen before, show how cool this "new" show is, and give the crossover character something interesting to do to represent their show.  The Warehouse 13 episode did that just fine as a standalone episode that highlighted what the show was and had some great moments.  Fargo even had some stand-out moments when Artie wasn't hilariously insulting him (as he does all young people who come into his warehouse and start messing with stuff).  The Eureka episode, on the other hand, was hard to get into because it seemed like an episode actually steeped in the story of the show, which didn't give people like me who had never seen the show a reference point to get into the story and know the characters.  Plus, Claudia didn't do jack in the episode except flirt and eventually make-out with Fargo (in a minefield, no less), which is stupid considering she's probably the second most competent character on Warehouse 13 (right after Artie).  Overall, I am interested in seeing Eureka now, but that episode was just written very sloppily in terms of being a crossover.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 16, 2010, 10:11:59 AM
The newest season of Eureka has been so-so. I like it, but not as much as the first 3 seasons. It's because they're stranded in an alternate Earth, so to me all the episodes they've done so far are just pointless even if they ever find a chance to come back.

Claudia's hot by the way. It was the first time I saw her because I don't watch warehouse 13.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UltimatePartyBear on August 16, 2010, 04:51:22 PM
The fact that so much of the plot of Eureka this season is dependent on the aftermath of accidental time travel made it a really bad time for the crossover.  Even the Warehouse 13 episode would have made more sense last season, when Fargo was still the lowly gofer they would have sent on an errand like that.

I've enjoyed this season of Eureka so far, though.  Among other things, the big mix-up let the writers freshen the romantic tension between Carter and Allison again, added a capable new rival for her affections, gave Fargo even more opportunity to get into trouble as well as opportunity to grow as a character, and once more made things difficult for Henry so that he isn't just the boring "fix everything" guy.  This show could easily end up in a rut of "guest star scientist's invention goes wrong, then Carter uses everyman logic and selfless heroism to save the day with Henry's counter-invention," so I welcome the changes, especially compared to the horrendous product placement season.  Also, despite how crazy and loose the "science" on the show usually is, this was probably one of the better handled time travel scenarios I've seen on TV SciFi.  If for no other reason than because it didn't work like a cosmic reset button after they wrote themselves into a corner.

Warehouse 13 has been more of the same this season, which I guess isn't so bad.  For some reason, the idea of seemingly normal objects having strange powers really appeals to me.  That probably colors my reaction to the show a bit rosier than it would be otherwise.  The season premiere's bad guy switch seemed unnecessary to me, though, especially since the new villain hasn't done anything yet.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 16, 2010, 07:36:37 PM
The wife and I just started watching Eureka through the magic of Netflix. Good show, but I wish there was some eye candy. Allison needs to eat an entire cow and the redhead is...I mean, she's clearly SUPPOSED to be the eye candy, but she's not doing it for me.

I like that the show often takes plotlines from something like Star Trek (sometimes blatently) but the Earthbound cast is able to make a whole different show out of it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 16, 2010, 10:42:58 PM
Allison needs to eat an entire cow

Go play Soul Calibur, or something.

and the redhead is...I mean, she's clearly SUPPOSED to be the eye candy, but she's not doing it for me.

Redhead? This actress (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0628120/)?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 17, 2010, 12:08:38 AM
No, the therapist spy woman. I know that not all shows can have Christina Hendricks, but...you know...why not?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 17, 2010, 01:01:20 AM
Oh I remember now. I figured you were talking about the latest season. My bad. She's old, but she's hot.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Barrett on August 17, 2010, 07:10:15 AM
breaking bad 8/10
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Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 18, 2010, 11:55:10 AM
I'm partially through the first season of Eureka, and so far I like the show but it feels very rough so far.  It can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be a lighter action/comedy like Warehouse 13, or a more serious (though factually goofy) pseudo-science mystery series like Fringe.  The characters are really hit or miss with me: Although I like most of the characters, Allison and the therapist/enigmatic spy just bug me.  I'm already sick of the cheap SyFy-grade "sexual tension" between Carter and Allison, and I was sick of the therapist by the second episode (seriously, she's not being particularly subtle about what she's doing).  You'd think someone would be able to add 2 + 2 and follow the trail of bodies and unexplained events to her.  I wish Warehouse 13 had this show's special effects budget, though.
 
I was looking into the DVDs, though, and a local Best Buy has the first season on sale for $10.  I'll pick it up later today.  I wish it were on Blu Ray instead of DVD, but whatever.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 18, 2010, 12:04:25 PM
I wish it were on Blu Ray instead of DVD, but whatever.

Ditto, but I will wait. I just know it's bound to happen. I was so pissed off when Rome was released on Blu Ray because I have the DVDs.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 18, 2010, 01:16:34 PM
The sexual tension between Allison & Carter continue throughout the entire season, and it's still going on in season 2 (which I'm watching).

Season 2 is not as good as season 1.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 18, 2010, 01:37:20 PM
The sexual tension between Allison & Carter continue throughout the entire season, and it's still going on in season 2 (which I'm watching).

Oh joy.  I wouldn't mind the romance angle if the writers weren't constantly trying to bash us over the head with it with increasingly contrived situations.  The episode where the two "accidentally" fall asleep in the same bed with Allison's purse "accidentally" left out on the couch just had me rolling my eyes.
 
On the flipside, though, I do enjoy the little comedy bits with Carter's experimental home.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UltimatePartyBear on August 18, 2010, 02:49:28 PM
You get breaks from the UST occasionally when one or the other gets into a temporary relationship, but no TV writer in existence can resist will-they-or-won't-they romantic subplots.  Or at least no TV producer is willing to let any TV writer avoid them.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 21, 2010, 06:49:49 AM
I know this is random, but "In The Pale Moonlight" is one of the darkest DS9 episodes they ever made  - and for that reason one of the best in the franchise.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 21, 2010, 01:23:58 PM
I know this is random, but "In The Pale Moonlight" is one of the darkest DS9 episodes they ever made  - and for that reason one of the best in the franchise.

That's my favorite episode of the series. It's a great story with a great twist.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 21, 2010, 03:58:08 PM
I know this is random, but "In The Pale Moonlight" is one of the darkest DS9 episodes they ever made  - and for that reason one of the best in the franchise.

That's my favorite episode of the series. It's a great story with a great twist.

It really is. It's no surprise that a lot of my favourite Trek episodes come from DS9. I still feel that even though the show ended eleven years ago its still one of the few sci-fi shows with a heavily developed range of characters both permanent and recurring. There's never been a character quite like Garak since.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 21, 2010, 04:31:22 PM
I wish Spike still aired Star Trek, they used to air TNG, DS9, and VOY. They stopped that though when they decided to air like 6 hours of CSI every day. DS9 is my favorite series of Trek and they did a phenomenal job with the multi-season Dominion War arc.

I don't know if I would call "In the Pale Moonlight" my favorite episode, but it is up there. Sisko knowing that he was responsible for Garak killing that Romulan senator (because Garak knew that the senator wouldn't believe the forged data rod) i order to convince them  to end their non-aggression pact with the Dominion and join the Federation Alliance. The ending is great too when Sisko admits that he would do it all again as he was getting tired of having to post casualty lists of thousands of people every week and is willing to do anything to end the war. One of my favorite quotes from the episode is Sisko quoting his father about "the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I laid the first stone right there."

This makes me wish that Paramount would go back to the real timeline rather that this alternate timeline created in the 11th and 12th movies. I especially want to see how the destruction of Romulus and Remus changed things, especially since the major powers (Federation, Klingons, Cardassians, and Romulans) were still recovering from the Dominion War. I was thinking that maybe the movies could focus on that alternate timeline while Paramount could launch a new TV show that would focus on the normal timeline.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 21, 2010, 11:25:41 PM
Which one is "Pale Moonlight?"

My favorite DS9 episode was the one where Sisko was trapped in the 1920's or something, and Ben was trying to get him back. That was cool.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 22, 2010, 12:08:50 AM
Brief description of "In the Pale Moonlight":

The Dominion War is going badly for the Federation Alliance. A ship that has a close friend of Dax's was destroyed by a Dominion ship that traveled through Romulan territory, something that was happening more and more since the Dominion and the Romulan Star Empire signed a non-aggression treaty (something several other species have done in order to avoid war). Sisko is determined to stop this and realizes that the only way to do that is to get the Romulans to join the war on the side of the Alliance. Sisko talks to Garak to have Garak use his few remaining contacts on Cardassia Prime to provide proof that the Dominion plans to invade Romulan space. A problem happens when all of Garak's contacts get killed less than a day after talking to him. Sisko and Garak decide to fake the evidence. Sisko calls in a favor to Chancellor Gowron to have a convicted criminal pardoned rather than be executed because Garak plans to have him create a data rod (basically a future version of a flash drive) that shows a security video of Weyounn and Damar planning a invasion of Romulus. Sisko convinces a influential Romulan senator to come to DS9 after meeting with the Dominion and view the recording. After the senator examines the data rod though, he realizes that it is a fake and tells Sisko that he plans to tell the Romulan Senate. As his shuttle is leaving though it blows up. When Sisko talks to Garak, Sisko realizes that Garak planned it. Garak said that he hoped that the data rod would be to fool him, but had a back-up plan just in-case. He planned that the ship would be blown up after leaving DS9, the Romulans would find the data rod in the debris and assume that the Dominion blew up the ship to prevent the evidence of the invasion from getting back to Romulus (with Garak saying that the Romulans would think that any flaws with the data rod would be blamed on the explosion). Sisko's plan worked and the Romulans entered the war on the side of the Alliance. The entire episode was told as a log entry by Sisko, with him struggling to cope with what he did under the gist that the end justifies the means. Sisko then admits that he would still do it again, then deletes the entire log.

Hal, I am not sure which episode you are talking about as that doesn't sound like any episode I have seen. I am trying to think of some. There are a couple of episodes involving "Benny Russell". Benny was a science-fiction writer in the 1950s. All of the DS9 regulars (including the actors who played Martok, Dukat, and Damar, among others) play characters in this world, letting us see what they look like out of make-up. The only time travel episode I can recall is the two-part episodes "Past Tense (Part I)" and "Past Tense (Part II)"  when Sisko, Dax, and Bashir end up in 2024 San Francisco and Sisko ends up having to replace Gabrielle Bell, a man who helped end massive riots and led to closing of the Sanctuary Disrticts (basically ghettos were mentally ill people, violent people, and homeless people, were all forced to live because the government had given up trying to help them) after people became outraged at what was happening in them and forced the government to pass real reforms. This was funny because Sisko's image replaced Bell's in history books and would be mentioned a few seasons later when Sisko got a visit from Temporal Investigations in "Trials and Tribble-ations".
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 22, 2010, 12:56:34 PM
Just finished the first two seasons of Eureka, and eh...it's ok.  The cast is excellent, the special effects are serviceable, and there is a good sense of fun to the series.  Unfortunately, the series seems so far to be in love with "everyone in Eureka is acting strange"-type plots, which gets old really fast.  Sometimes on top of the "everyone is acting strange" plot, they also toss in the "people are getting sick" plot, which is my most despised Television plot.  Seriously, does anyone take episodes where everyone's getting sick of some illness seriously?  We all know nothing of any consequence will happen, because the hero always shows up in the nick of time with the magic cure that makes everyone better.  Just once, I'd like to see someone important actually die in a "sick" episode.  And you already know my issues with this show and its habit of pandering with sexual innuendo.

I have Seasons 3 and (what's been aired of) 4 to watch now, but so far I've been enjoying the show despite its issues.  I just hope they start using some new material instead of seemingly-endlessly remixing the same stories that Star Trek already beat to death years ago.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 22, 2010, 01:40:35 PM
The episode that Halbred is referring to is called Far Beyond The Stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 22, 2010, 01:42:51 PM
That was a good one too, though they were pretty much all good ones. I'd be hard pressed to come up with more than a few I'd call bad.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 22, 2010, 02:31:01 PM
I didn't care for the first season of DS9 (although there are some good episodes in it), but that is really true for all of the Trek series as the actors are still getting used to the roles and the writers are still adjusting too.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 22, 2010, 02:41:39 PM
The only episode I can think of off the top of my head that I didn't like was the second of the three Lwaxana Troi episodes (the one where she's having all kinds of wacky effects on people's personalities and love lives). Considering how awful I found her character to be on TNG, though, it's a testament to the amazing quality of DS9's writing that they managed to make her not just bearable, but genuinely interesting, twice.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 22, 2010, 05:10:38 PM
I agree with that too. Characters like Lwaxana, Rom/Nog, Garak and Dukat are all very much recurring (Garak and Dukat being almost semi-permanent mainly due to the actors nailing it and the characters being such a hit) but they were nicely developed out as time went on.

What i did notice was how Voyager really doesn't hold up to scrutiny on repeat viewings. Endgame I and II are particularly weak compared against What You Leave Behind and the 10-part serial beforehand.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 22, 2010, 08:48:05 PM
"Year of Hell" was awful television. It was two episodes of awesome followed by "oh, it was just a dream (sorta)."
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 22, 2010, 09:31:46 PM
While I agree that reset devices are terrible on TV (basically saying that the audience wasted their time as nothing happened with the characters), the actual two episodes were pretty good in my opinion.

Hal, what do you think of the episode "Living Witness", which takes place 700 years in the future and doesn't  technically feature any of the characters? If you don't remember that episode based on the title, it's the one where a backup copy of the Doctor is activated 700 years in the future and basically has to correct what this alien species actually think Voyager did. The actual Doctor is not in the episode (it's just a backup of his program and has his memories) and the other characters are only represented by holograms in this holodeck recreation, so technically none of the characters appears ad it has no effect on the series (as it takes place hundreds of years i the future).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 23, 2010, 12:05:00 AM
I do remember that one, I think. Is that the episode where he gets his portable holo-emitter?

And I'll agree that "The Year of Hell" was actually pretty awesome, but I don't care how awesome something is if it ends in a dream sequence because the writers wrote themselves into a corner. As for "Living Witnesses," I like that premise because it's essentially archaeology.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 23, 2010, 07:22:20 AM
I do remember that one, I think. Is that the episode where he gets his portable holo-emitter?

And I'll agree that "The Year of Hell" was actually pretty awesome, but I don't care how awesome something is if it ends in a dream sequence because the writers wrote themselves into a corner. As for "Living Witnesses," I like that premise because it's essentially archaeology.

I liked the Year of Hell for what it did but ultimately the episode is now unwatchable because it means nothing to the characters or the story or anything. Skip right past it and you miss nothing. You learn only character moments and background history. The only people who may have been aware of the events of the episode was the Temporal Section of Starfleet. Which leads on nicely, because..

"Relativity" was a good episode because even though it sort of features a reset button Seven and Janeway are not allowed to talk about their experiences due to the Temporal Prime Directive they are both aware of it and its a good romp into past events and their own previous experiences.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 10:03:51 AM
How about something like "The Visitor" on Deep Space 9? I'd say it's one of the most emotionally powerful episodes of any Star Trek, but it gets reset at the end and nobody remembers what happened.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 23, 2010, 10:10:38 AM
Well,

Hal, the Doctor got his mobile emitter in the two-part episode "Future's End". Voyager ended up in 1996 Los Angeles and had to stop this man, Henry Starling, from using a 29th century starship (that he had stolen from the guy who crashed it) from going to the future to get technology and bring it back to the 20th century for profit (the storyline established that he had used technology from the future to basically invent every bit of computer technology we currently use, like microchips). At one point Starling managed to copy some stuff from Voyager's database, including the Doctor's program. He gave the mobile emitter to the Doctor and at the end of the episode the Doctor kept it.

Although the episode may not have affected the characters on Voyager, it was not quite a total reset device because it did affect the Krenim by undoing all changes that the temporal ship had done (including giving Annorax his wife back). Also, Kurtwood Smith is a great actor and it was nice seeing him.

insanolord, not quite. Captain Sisko remembers what happened.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 23, 2010, 12:31:25 PM
How about something like "The Visitor" on Deep Space 9? I'd say it's one of the most emotionally powerful episodes of any Star Trek, but it gets reset at the end and nobody remembers what happened.

That episode easily is the best of any Star Trek (including the movies), and yes it had a reset button, but Sisko remembers the experiences and the purpose of the episode at the end really is to solidify Jake and Ben's relationship.

The Year of Hell didn't have a character-aimed focus, but ultimately cancels out any and all forward momentum it created by blowing up the ship.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 12:39:50 PM
"The Visitor" is great, but to me it loses some of it's effect by being a DS9 episode, in the sense that the whole series is so great and because of that it doesn't stand out as much. On the flip side of that, I think I give "The City on the Edge of Forever" a little too much credit because of how much better it is than any other TOS episode, and any other episode of any TV series of that era.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 23, 2010, 12:47:35 PM
How about something like "The Visitor" on Deep Space 9? I'd say it's one of the most emotionally powerful episodes of any Star Trek, but it gets reset at the end and nobody remembers what happened.

That episode easily is the best of any Star Trek (including the movies), and yes it had a reset button

I think "The Inner Light" from Star Trek: TNG (that's the one where Picard gets zapped by an alien gizmo and lives out a lifetime as another person, right?) might have to disagree with you there.  "All Good Things" (the TNG series finale) and "Best of Both Worlds: Part 1" are also strong candidates for that honor.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Seacor on August 23, 2010, 01:34:02 PM
I always enjoy watching TNG's Yesterday's Enterprise and is in my top list of TNG episodes.  This is the episode where a temporal rift twists up the current timeline when the 20+ year old Enterprise C (with Tasha Yar) emerges into the timeline. The federation is at war with the Klingon empire and is nearly defeated.

Tapestry is also another favorite. This is where Picard is near death and Q allows him to go back in time to relive a portion of his life as an Ensign.  I also agree that Best of Both Worlds and Inner Light are great episodes as well.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 23, 2010, 02:31:36 PM
I liked the Moriarty episode of TNG with the big twist ending. That was kind of mind-blowing the first time I saw it, and it holds up today. Moriarty was a great villain.

I also liked the episode of Voyager with the Borg "children" who were freed from the collective but kept being sent into space as a sort of ritualistic offering to keep the Borg off their lawns. That episode featured particularly good character development for Seven.

Actually, one of the most interesting aspects of the later Voyager episodes was the mentor/apprentice relationship between Seven and Janeway.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Art_de_Cat on August 23, 2010, 03:41:52 PM
I havent really kept up with many tv series lately. The last full one being aired on TV was Avatar The Last Airbender.  I do still enjoy watching Law & Order, and Full Metal Alchemist when I can catch it on Cartoon Network if it is still on.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 23, 2010, 05:17:36 PM
How about something like "The Visitor" on Deep Space 9? I'd say it's one of the most emotionally powerful episodes of any Star Trek, but it gets reset at the end and nobody remembers what happened.

That episode easily is the best of any Star Trek (including the movies), and yes it had a reset button

I think "The Inner Light" from Star Trek: TNG (that's the one where Picard gets zapped by an alien gizmo and lives out a lifetime as another person, right?) might have to disagree with you there.  "All Good Things" (the TNG series finale) and "Best of Both Worlds: Part 1" are also strong candidates for that honor.

This will get me in hot water but Sisko was far better at gathering my attention. I don't want to degrade into X is better than Y but In The Pale Moonlight and his entire monologue is also a strong reason for why i like him so much.

TNG had great episodes too, but the story arc in DS9 set it apart from the other 4 series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 05:28:15 PM
How about something like "The Visitor" on Deep Space 9? I'd say it's one of the most emotionally powerful episodes of any Star Trek, but it gets reset at the end and nobody remembers what happened.

That episode easily is the best of any Star Trek (including the movies), and yes it had a reset button

I think "The Inner Light" from Star Trek: TNG (that's the one where Picard gets zapped by an alien gizmo and lives out a lifetime as another person, right?) might have to disagree with you there.  "All Good Things" (the TNG series finale) and "Best of Both Worlds: Part 1" are also strong candidates for that honor.

This will get me in hot water but Sisko was far better at gathering my attention. I don't want to degrade into X is better than Y but In The Pale Moonlight and his entire monologue is also a strong reason for why i like him so much.

TNG had great episodes too, but the story arc in DS9 set it apart from the other 4 series.

I agree with that last sentence 100%. DS9's writing is way better than that of any of the other series on a much more consistent basis. I think the biggest problem with Voyager was that it was too much like TNG and not enough like DS9. A Voyager with the tone of DS9, showing the desperation of the situation they were in, trapped and alone in the Delta Quadrant, would have been so much better than the way they did it. Enterprise had that problem early on, but I think they struck the right balance in the third and especially the fourth seasons.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 23, 2010, 06:05:59 PM
The big problem with DS9, though, is that the writers didn't start actually taking the Dominion War as something worth following till the 6th season, and they didn't really commit to it till the 7th.  Until then, the show just constantly flipped between caring about the Dominion War and focusing on the latest thingy of the week.  DS9 was a great show, but it took for-frickin'-EVER to get to the meat of the show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 06:13:04 PM
If they'd focused on it more earlier on it would have been over too soon or stretched too thin. I think the way they did it was the best of both worlds, allowing them to have a core storyline, but also letting them do other things.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 23, 2010, 07:54:09 PM
The big problem with DS9, though, is that the writers didn't start actually taking the Dominion War as something worth following till the 6th season, and they didn't really commit to it till the 7th.  Until then, the show just constantly flipped between caring about the Dominion War and focusing on the latest thingy of the week.  DS9 was a great show, but it took for-frickin'-EVER to get to the meat of the show.

actually, the wart being in the background is kinda a realistic thing, things like wars are of little concern until your forced to be involved. Like during WWII, U.S. Kinda avoided it until the Japanese forced them to get in.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 23, 2010, 07:55:09 PM
If they'd focused on it more earlier on it would have been over too soon or stretched too thin. I think the way they did it was the best of both worlds, allowing them to have a core storyline, but also letting them do other things.

IMO, the way they handled the Dominion War did stretch it out too thin, though.  If I remember correctly, the first open hostilities started somewhere around the finale to season 3.  Then for the next few years the writers basically gave off this half-hearted tone of "hey, did you hear there was a war going on?  Oh, but more importantly..."  Then suddenly in Season 6 it was as if the writers walked into the room and went "what the...hey, who left this war in here?!  Dude, there's a WAR going on here!"  It was so hard to take the Dominion War seriously for so many years because the show wasn't taking it seriously.  You're probably right that they couldn't have focused on it so hard all that earlier and made it work (Babylon 5 is a perfect example of the concept getting stretched too thin), but I could have done without 3 or so seasons of waiting for something to actually happen.  They didn't need to do so much teasing, especially since the almighty Dominion War was the only reason I even started watching DS9 from the beginning.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 08:07:37 PM
Most of those 3 years it wasn't actually a war, though; it was more of a cold war. There was clearly tension there, but fighting didn't break out until later. Dominion forces didn't even come through the wormhole until the middle of the 5th season, and major fighting started pretty soon after that, as the Season 5 finale involved the Dominion taking Deep Space 9. (I'm part proud and part ashamed that I didn't know all that by heart; I had to consult Memory Alpha.)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 23, 2010, 08:12:45 PM
I largely agree. I remember the final few seasons of DS9 really drew out that war. Remember how Voyager just got ass-deep in Borg crap for the last like three seasons? That's how I felt about the Dominion War.

I was also somewhat disappointed in DS9's finale because that episode wrapped up the war, AND NOTHING ELSE. It's because DS9 eventually became "that Star Trek series about the Dominion War." At least Voyager's finale brought closure to the entire arc of the show: Janeway ensuring that her crew gets back home.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 08:15:41 PM
The DS9 finale also brought closure to the story arc of the Bajoran religion and Sisko's ties to it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 23, 2010, 08:19:56 PM
That's true. I thought the "final battle" between Sisko and Gul Ducat was surprisingly disappointing. Sisko basically just shoved him into a lava pit or whatever that was.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 23, 2010, 08:39:19 PM
I had similar issues with the finale to DS9 as I did to the Battlestar Galactica finale (both, not-so-coincidentally, written by Ronald D. Moore): both are really stirring and emotionally satisfying finales destroyed by really half-assed/pretentious conclusions.  I can just see the writers room now for "What you leave Behind...":

Writer 1: "Wow, we have 1:40:00 of pure awesomness.  We resolved the Dominion War, we gave each character a proper send-off with a touching farewell speech, and we got it all done just in time for tomorrow's 9 AM deadline!"

Writer 2: "Yeah....oh crap, we forgot about Dukat!  Quick, to the Batcave!"

*5 minutes later*

Writer 2: "Ok, Dukat unleashes Zuul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RorXnigtCTM) (Not Safe for Work), and then Sisko kills him.  And then he becomes a God...some...how.  Oh well, off you go!"

To Deep Space Nine's credit, at least its rushed conclusion was only the last 20 minutes, not the entire second hour like Galactica's finale suffered under.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 08:42:53 PM
Deus ex machina isn't a problem when the gods are established characters on the show.


What bothers me about the DS9 finale is that Sisko's gone for pretty much no reason. I get that he went to be with the Prophets for a while, but it was clearly established that they exist outside linear time. He could stay with them for as long as they needed him, and still be back in his office on the station 2 minutes after he left, but the ending has him gone indefinitely just for effect.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 23, 2010, 10:50:02 PM
The ending to that scene was pretty fitting to me. Sisko (the emissary of the prophets and essentially "good") sacrificed himself to defeat Dukat (the epitome of "evil") once and for all. Sisko was rescued by the prophets but not allowed to return to Bajor due to a earlier promise made by the prophets. When the Federation Alliance was re-taking Deep Space 9 and theDefiant was in the wormhole trying to stop thousands of Dominion ships from getting through, Sisko and the crew were willing to sacrifice themselves fighting the Dominion. The prophets didn't accept this, but Sisko told them that he was trying to protect Bajor. When the prophets said they didn't involve themselves in corporeal matters, Siskso called them out on that and pointed out that they had gotten involved multiple times. Sisko even told them "You want to be gods, then BE gods" when saying that the only way Bajor would survive would be to stop the Dominion ships from getting through the wormhole. The prophets told him that he would never be able to return to Bajor. Sisko was actually supposed to die with no chance of coming back and Sisko becoming a prophet, but after shooting the scene Avery Brooks said he was unhappy with the scene as he was uncomfortable with the fact that they were basically having a black man leave his pregnant black wife to raise their child alone. That is why they quickly made the change. It's fitting that Sisko would become a prophet though since he was created by the prophets (the "Sarah" prophet inhabited the body of Sisko's mom, had her marry Sisko's dad, get pregnant and give birth to Sisko before leaving Sarah's body). It was not his choice to leave, they decided that it was finally his time to join them like they had basically been telling him for years.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 11:01:35 PM
I'm just saying, unless he was never coming back, which they seemed to indicate was not the case, there's no reason he couldn't come back immediately, at least from the perspective of our timeline.
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Post by: TJ Spyke on August 23, 2010, 11:12:33 PM
Maybe, but I guess part of that was because as I pointed out the scene was supposed to end with Sisko telling Kassidy that he was never coming back (they even shot the scene that way). Had they changed it before production started, they may have done something. The way I see it, Sisko could be happy with the prophets and just see Kassidy and their kid by coming to them in visions.

Not to open a can of worms, but this got me thinking about the Enterprise finale. That was very controversial as the entire finale was nothing more than a holodeck recreation (based on a real event, but still on the holodeck) set during a season 7 TNG episode ("The Pegasus"). There is also the fact that many fans, myself included, thought that killing Tucker and the way they did it was such a let-down. The ending scene was great though with them blending the three Enterprises (NX-01, 1701, and 1701-D) and having the "These are the Voyages" opening spoken by Archer/Kirk/Picard.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 23, 2010, 11:16:28 PM
Not to open a can of worms, but this got me thinking about the Enterprise finale. That was very controversial as the entire finale was nothing more than a holodeck recreation (based on a real event, but still on the holodeck) set during a season 7 TNG episode ("The Pegasus"). There is also the fact that many fans, myself included, thought that killing Tucker and the way they did it was such a let-down. The ending scene was great though with them blending the three Enterprises (NX-01, 1701, and 1701-D) and having the "These are the Voyages" opening spoken by Archer/Kirk/Picard.

That episode does not exist.  Its sheer putrid horribleness tore open a rift in space-time that wiped it from the face of the universe.  Enterprise ended with "Terra Prime", and let's let it remain that way.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 11:17:03 PM
"These Are The Voyages" taking place entirely in a holodeck simulation is the one thing that saves it. That one minor story choice opens the loophole that the Enterprise relaunch novels (which are completely awesome and I highly recommend to everyone) use to say that's not exactly what happened.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on August 23, 2010, 11:19:11 PM
What's everyone think of Redemption part I and II from TNG? I've tried watching it twice and just can't care, but I liked the other Klingon themed episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 11:22:02 PM
What's everyone think of Redemption part I and II from TNG? I've tried watching it twice and just can't care, but I liked the other Klingon themed episodes.

It's one of my favorite TNG episodes. I'm of the opinion that Worf didn't really get that good as a character until he was on DS9, but I thought that episode was among his best on TNG.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 23, 2010, 11:26:42 PM
One last thing on that last bit of that Enterprise episode that doesn't exist, TJ Spike: yes, the last 30 seconds or so was pretty cool, but there was just one little problem with it (http://www.youtube.com/watch#%21v=QU-JRD4_Ffk&feature=channel) from the perspective of an Enterprise fan.  See if you can figure out what it was.  ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 23, 2010, 11:44:32 PM
I remember the rumors that they wanted to have Archer actually say that in a new opening. It's a shame that they never got to do a fifth season since Manny Coto (who was a writer on the series and became showrunner in season 4) had some great ideas planned. Shran may have joined Enterprise as an adviser, they would have had a story arc showing the origins of the Federation (rather than having to cram it into the series finale), have the Romulans become major villians in order to foreshadow the Earth-Romulan War (which would have started in the shows possible sixth season as the war started in 2156), a major revisit to the Mirror Universe (possible four or five episodes in a mini-arc to show Hoshi Sato after she proclaimed herself Empress of the Terran Empire), have Alice Krige (who played the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact and the series finale of Star Trek: Voyager) play a medical technician who makes contact with the Borg and becomes the Borg Queen, and to have T'Pol meet her father and reveal that he is Romulan (making her half-Vulcan/half-Romulan). They also planned to do a prequel to the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode "The Slaver Weapon", which would have made the Kzinti canon.

There is also the intriguing idea that Russel T. Davies wanted to do a Enterprise/Doctor Who crossover, but those plans were nixed due to Enterprise being canceled.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 23, 2010, 11:52:25 PM
Seriously, everyone, read the Enterprise relaunch novels. They fixed it so Trip didn't die, told the original story behind the Kobayashi Maru, and started the Romulan War. They've explained how a few things fit into continuity, and are actually attempting to explain in a semi-reasoned way why TOS era things look the way they do despite being from 100 years after Enterprise.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 23, 2010, 11:54:17 PM
Seriously, everyone, read the Enterprise relaunch novels. They fixed it so Trip didn't die, told the original story behind the Kobayashi Maru, and started the Romulan War. They've explained how a few things fit into continuity, and are actually attempting to explain in a semi-reasoned way why TOS era things look the way they do despite being from 100 years after Enterprise.

I honestly didn't know Enterprise was popular enough to get a "relaunch" series of novels.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 24, 2010, 12:01:23 AM
Relaunch is the standard way to refer to Trek novels taking place after the series finale of one of the shows; they all have them. The great thing about the novels is that they don't even have to try to appeal to mainstream people; they know they're only going to sell to the fans, and because of that contain all kinds of great references only they'd get. These Enterprise novels, for instance, are full of offhand references to other series, like making Travis' family's cargo ship being the one that left the book "Chicago Mobs of the Twenties" on the planet from the TOS episode "A Piece of the Action."
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 24, 2010, 03:08:15 AM
The Dominion arc was building up slowly from Season 2. Season 4 with the Klingons was due to Paramount insisting on breaking up the flow (which IMO benefitted the show). Trom "Sacrifice of Angels" and "Waltz" which set Sisko and Dukat as enemies did the show start its final march to the finale.





There is also the intriguing idea that Russel T. Davies wanted to do a Enterprise/Doctor Who crossover, but those plans were nixed due to Enterprise being canceled.


I wonder how this would work when it's almost been completely established that the TARDIS is a more powerful ship than anything Starfleet has: For instance the ship can be directed to a particular point in time/space by an "emergency control disk" (a DVD, proven in Blink), if a companion is left inside the ship alone for 5 hours it will automatically return them to their time (in Silence in the Library), breathable atmosphere can be extended outside the ship (in The Beast Below and The Time of Angels) and the TARDIS automatically translates languages telepathically so everyone speaks english (in The Christmas Invasion), and if it crashes and wrecks itself it can rebuild itself (The Eleventh Hour). I wouldn't see the point the two having a crossover really.

EDIT: Oops, i forgot to press send on this message last night..
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 24, 2010, 01:47:49 PM
It would be cool to set a new Star Trek series one or two generations in the future (from TNG/DS9/Voyager's perspective) to see what the universe looks like now. What areas have been mapped, what technological advances have been made, etc.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 24, 2010, 04:11:37 PM
Mad Men 8/10 very entertaining. Need to watch season 3 and 4.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 25, 2010, 02:35:20 PM
Eureka - Season 3 - This is easily the best season of the show so far, as the writers tried to break out of the Eureka formula a bit with a couple interesting story arcs, not as much sexual pandering, and some needed character developments.  My only issue with it is that while the show was fairly-consistenty good (outside of a Recap episode and a few "sick" episodes, and I hate those), it rarely attempted to take that next step and be "great".  Incidentally, whatever happened to that Drycleaner lady that Carter was seeing for a while?  She was his girlfriend for several episodes, and then she was just...gone, replaced by Tess.  :confused;
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 25, 2010, 03:10:47 PM
Funnily enough, my wife and I just stopped watching Season 2 because it was so terrible and don't intend to pick up Season 3. I've got Justice League Unlimited on the way now. If its predecessor was any indication, JLU will be awesome.

I'm still waiting on Bones season 5...it comes out in October, which is annoying. I've been itching for that show for a loooong time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 25, 2010, 04:47:21 PM
i always liked Bones, its like a forensic show where I actually like the detectives.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on August 25, 2010, 05:24:32 PM
I watched a little Bones, maybe I got the wrong impression but it seems incredibly cliche and poorly-written... am I wrong?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 25, 2010, 05:45:42 PM
it is really cliché, but a good mix of cliché. Its pretty much your standard CSI show, just move on from there. No need to follow an ongoing serial plot. Something to watch when your bored. I like it better then CSI, only because Deshcanel and Boreanaz give off a Molder/Skully vibe. The Halloween episodes are always good.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 25, 2010, 06:37:06 PM
That's exactly why I like it: Bones and Booth make a great banter-driven team. I'd try the show again, Grant, but rent the first season and start from the beginning.
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Post by: UltimatePartyBear on August 27, 2010, 02:08:45 PM
Also, despite how crazy and loose the "science" on the show usually is, this was probably one of the better handled time travel scenarios I've seen on TV SciFi.  If for no other reason than because it didn't work like a cosmic reset button after they wrote themselves into a corner.

I am officially retracting this statement about Eureka because they're using the time travel plot to bring back a dead character, so it was a cosmic reset button after all.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 27, 2010, 02:09:55 PM
Also, despite how crazy and loose the "science" on the show usually is, this was probably one of the better handled time travel scenarios I've seen on TV SciFi.  If for no other reason than because it didn't work like a cosmic reset button after they wrote themselves into a corner.

I am officially retracting this statement about Eureka because they're using the time travel plot to bring back a dead character, so it was a cosmic reset button after all.

Let me guess: Nathan?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 30, 2010, 01:04:41 AM
Last week's episode of Mad Man: Meh/10

Indeed, how DOES Joan Holloway stand up? I'm really getting sick of the ex-Mrs. Draper. The daughter, Sally, is also starting to on my nerves. The show is becoming less and less about the business and more about these unresolved family issues that have been brewing since the 2nd season. Maybe Sally will die or something, and THAT will force Don and Betty to take a hard look at what they've been doing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 30, 2010, 10:19:04 AM
Also, despite how crazy and loose the "science" on the show usually is, this was probably one of the better handled time travel scenarios I've seen on TV SciFi.  If for no other reason than because it didn't work like a cosmic reset button after they wrote themselves into a corner.

I am officially retracting this statement about Eureka because they're using the time travel plot to bring back a dead character, so it was a cosmic reset button after all.

Let me guess: Nathan?

Huh? It was all an illusion of sorts. Nobody came back.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UltimatePartyBear on August 30, 2010, 11:09:26 AM
Also, despite how crazy and loose the "science" on the show usually is, this was probably one of the better handled time travel scenarios I've seen on TV SciFi.  If for no other reason than because it didn't work like a cosmic reset button after they wrote themselves into a corner.

I am officially retracting this statement about Eureka because they're using the time travel plot to bring back a dead character, so it was a cosmic reset button after all.

I am officially retracting this retraction because the time travel plot was unrelated to the incident to which I referred.  That's what I get for jumping the gun and basing my opinion on a preview.

Also I am officially apologizing to Caliban for not getting this retraction posted earlier to avoid confusion.


That said, the time travel thing does make me wonder why Carter was so sure the person in question was really supposed to be gone.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 30, 2010, 12:05:00 PM
It's alright. I actually thought you just didn't finish watching the episode the whole way through lol. I have to say though, if they do bring him back I would not mind.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 30, 2010, 12:20:39 PM
I still have one disc left, but I am watching Beast Machines: Transformers. I remember why I didn't like the show when it originally aired, it basically craps all over Beast Wars. On a commentary for the show, the showrunner even admits that Mainframe Entertainment (the animation company that made the show) hired him specifically because he was not a Transformers fan and told him to ignore Beast Wars because they didn't want to have a continuity to the show. They completely changed Rattrap's personality, the explanation for Rhinox becoming a Vehicon and wanting to destroy both Optimus Primal and Megatron is weak at best, and they never offer any explanation for why they lost their transmetal forms. I now realize why many of the events of it were basically retconned for the Transformers: Universe comic.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 30, 2010, 12:27:33 PM
I still have one disc left, but I am watching Beast Machines: Transformers. I remember why I didn't like the show when it originally aired, it basically craps all over Beast Wars. On a commentary for the show, the showrunner even admits that Mainframe Entertainment (the animation company that made the show) hired him specifically because he was not a Transformers fan and told him to ignore Beast Wars because they didn't want to have a continuity to the show. They completely changed Rattrap's personality, the explanation for Rhinox becoming a Vehicon and wanting to destroy both Optimus Primal and Megatron is weak at best, and they never offer any explanation for why they lost their transmetal forms. I now realize why many of the events of it were basically retconned for the Transformers: Universe comic.

I didn't like Beast Machines, either, when I originally saw it on TV.  I have the DVD boxset, though, and I thought the show dramatically improved in its second season and had a pretty impressive finale.  Rattrap in particular reverts back to something like his older self in the last batch of episode.
 
Also, to Beast Machines' credit, due to the stylization its animation has aged a lot better than Beast Wars' has.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 30, 2010, 12:37:39 PM
I don't know about that last point. I watched the original Beast Wars a few weeks ago and it still looks great. It looks pretty much the same as Beast Machines (which isn't that surprising since the same animation studio made both). I will admit that it got better in season 2, but it comes nowhere near as close as Beast Wars in quality.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 30, 2010, 12:48:02 PM
I don't know about that last point. I watched the original Beast Wars a few weeks ago and it still looks great. It looks pretty much the same as Beast Machines (which isn't that surprising since the same animation studio made both). I will admit that it got better in season 2, but it comes nowhere near as close as Beast Wars in quality.

The first season of Beast Wars looks terrible now in most episodes, with a sea of blurry textures and really bad-looking explosions and particle effects.  The second and third seasons have aged a lot better, though, since of the characters gained shiny (literally) new Transmetal models and the effects got a slight overhaul.
 
I definitely agree on the relative quality of the two properties, though: Beast Wars is IMO the best Transformers series ever made by sheer virtue of writing and imagination, which is why I'm both sad and a little annoyed that everyone gushes over the original crappy Transformers series instead and constantly demands that the original series is constantly remade in new TV, movie, and videogame projects.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 30, 2010, 12:59:33 PM
At least hardcore fans still enjoy it and they have continued to make Beast Wars comics. It would be nice to have a movie based on it (at least give us a DVD movie).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on August 30, 2010, 02:40:07 PM
I never got in to Beast Wars. I loved Reboot, but I never understood BW with it's even then terrible CG. There was a purpose to the CG in Reboot, but why bloody BW.

Part of it was me raging that Optimus wasn't a truck and me as a kid thinking WTF is going on? Feel free to blame it on kids like me for wanting G1 as retarded as I was back then.

Ahh, Reboot, learned much about computers that I needed to unlearn from that show. Running games kills your system. Running in 8bit mode is like an acid trip. Viruses taking their sweet time doing god knows what. The internet is a series of tubes with fly Galleons.

Good times.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caterkiller on August 30, 2010, 03:03:23 PM
Pheneas and Pherb! 10/10

I always just wrote this show off as another Disney mess, but after just one episode I became hooked! It is so clever and funny!
For me Fairly Odd Parents became the new Spongebob, now this is the new fairly Odd Parents. I havn't laughed even laughed at Family Guy like i've laughed at this in a long time.

But for those of you who have no soul and and can only laugh at adult low brow humor, this may not be for you. For everyone else, next time you are sitting around watching tv with the little ones, check it out!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 30, 2010, 03:41:23 PM
oohhboy, most people who felt like you did changed their mid when they actually watched the show and saw how great it was. Everybody is entitled to their opinions though. I hate The Office and Lost (for example), but I know both shows have big followings.

The Transformers franchise was almost dead at the time and this brought it back. They also wanted to differentiate it from the past 2 series, that is why they had the transformers land in prehistoic earth (and since this was before humans had even learned how to talk, they had no choice but to scan animals as their alternate forms. How can you call it terrible CG, especially when it's the same as ReBoot? It may not be state of the art now (although it still looks good), but it was the best thing going at the time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 30, 2010, 04:23:46 PM
I've learned not to trust TJ Spike's opinion on anything, his tastes work differently than other peoples, but it probably gives him a unique perspective.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 30, 2010, 05:10:53 PM
True Blood. I watched the first episode and thought its too much sex. I watched the second and right beyond the credits was more of it. Where's the story arc?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 31, 2010, 04:11:01 PM
Where's the story arc?

In my pants
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 31, 2010, 04:20:29 PM
Justice League Unlimited season 1:

Good stuff. Highlights:

1) Hawkgirl's redemption
2) Wonder Woman gets turned into a pig--Batman sings to save her
3) Black Canary generally
4) Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Superman, and Batman as kids

Great series, but not quite as good as the original Justice League series. The music, for one thing, is now hard rock and it sucks.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 31, 2010, 04:22:01 PM
Justice League Unlimited season 1:

Good stuff. Highlights:

1) Hawkgirl's redemption
2) Wonder Woman gets turned into a pig--Batman sings to save her
3) Black Canary generally
4) Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Superman, and Batman as kids

Great series, but not quite as good as the original Justice League series. The music, for one thing, is now hard rock and it sucks.

*starts chuckling, knowing that Halbred hasn't seen the Cadmus arc yet (including Batman Beyond references crossovers FTW!), which is among the most awesome things done in any DC: AU show.*
 
Personally, I didn't think Justice League was all that good of a show until its second season (and then Unlimited).  The way the show was structured just didn't work for me, nor some of the ho-hum scripts and iffy lighting the show suffered from for a while until they fixed their issues with the overseas animators.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 31, 2010, 04:39:13 PM
They're hinting at Cadmus, though: Power Girl Galaena, those cloned superhero kids, Joker's card-themed villains, and sending a Kryptonite nuke to take out Superman and Doomsday. That's the last episode I saw, actually, and Batman was telling Superman and Wonder Woman that the Cadmus people are right to be afraid of them, what with the dimension gun and the giant freaking laser in space.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on August 31, 2010, 04:59:25 PM
They're hinting at Cadmus, though: Power Girl Galaena, those cloned superhero kids, Joker's card-themed villains, and sending a Kryptonite nuke to take out Superman and Doomsday. That's the last episode I saw, actually, and Batman was telling Superman and Wonder Woman that the Cadmus people are right to be afraid of them, what with the dimension gun and the giant freaking laser in space.

Yeah, that's the beginning of the arc, anyway (and it's "Galatea", btw.  ^_- ).  Joker's card-themed goons are a reference to Batman Beyond's Royal Flush Gang as well.
 
btw, how are you liking the Jeffrey Combs-voiced "The Question"?  IMO, he comes close in Unlimited to almost being more awesome than Batman, and that's tough to do.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 31, 2010, 05:08:21 PM
Yeah, that dude's insane. He needs to be in every episode.

I also like that The Doctor (from Voyager) is the voice of the gold Android dude.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 31, 2010, 10:52:42 PM
I also like that The Doctor (from Voyager) is the voice of the gold Android dude.

Robert Picardo.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 31, 2010, 11:48:22 PM
Yup, that guy. It was driving me crazy, too. But it was a certain word or phrase where I was suddenly like "THE DOCTOR!"
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 01, 2010, 12:23:52 AM
Louie 9/10 su ch a great show, it was an instant hit with me
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on September 01, 2010, 12:44:44 AM
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Episodes 14-26 - (Viewed via recent "Season 1, Part 2" Blu Ray) - Wow, talk about the total opposite of the first set.  As a big fan of the first series, I was skeptical that this series would actually live up to the hype the manga nuts threw out.  Well, it turns out that after an incredibly rough first 13 episodes getting the show to the big breaking point with the first series at warp speed...yeah, it really did.  This was just an awesome volume, where there's just major event after major event, awesome (and often gruesome) animated sequence after awesome animated sequence.  What's nice, though, is that this series doesn't really feel like it's replacing the first series, as it's doing very much its own thing.  There are some things about the plot I care more for in the first series, and others in this series.

That said, I do have to scratch my head a bit at one of the major inclusions in this series that wasn't in the first: the characters from the land of Xing (who are so totally not based on the Chinese, I assure you.   ::) ).  While they can be amusing and Ling makes for a nice change in giving Ed someone besides Alphonse to talk to, they really don't do all that much (at least in this volume).  One of them even has a panda bear the size of a stuffed animal that rides on her shoulder, which feels kind of out of place in this show.  I can't say I care much for this version of Scar, either, and this show tends to rely on the "wacky" comedy a bit too much.  Still, this is definitely an awesome volume and highly recommended.  Man, the wait for the next set is going to be long.   :'(
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 01, 2010, 01:11:35 AM
Yup. Gotta rent that now.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on September 02, 2010, 08:21:59 AM
Where's the story arc?

In my pants

And thats why i cannot go there!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on September 02, 2010, 10:08:12 AM
Human Target

Oh my Giddy Aunt, what can I say about this. Seen the first two episodes and if nothing else I have to say that they really need to hire some real technical advisors and stop making **** up out of the writers collective arses.

Now the premise of the show is solid. Bodyguard gets one time high risk clients to protect with a small background team. The Bodyguard himself has a less that stellar past to be revealed as the show goes on. Unfortunately they got Mark Valley for the lead and I don't think that he is quite charismatic enough for the role.

However, actors are the least of their concerns. The writers just make **** up. Episode one is based on a train. Not something I know a lot about but even I know no sane engineer would allow the brakes on a bullet train to be enable without cutting power let alone let them overheat to the point where they fly out of their mountings in a fine display of "I told you so". The fact they can't cut power to slow the train even with the designer on board is just weak no matter how nice looking said designer is.

But damn it episode two is based on a plane. I am a fucking pilot and I bloody well know you can't fucking do that. The whole episode is full of "You can't fucking do that" and "That's not how is fucking works". Not sure what what altitude that were flying, but **** your flying on a commercial jet. The air is two thin up there for fire without pressurisation or oxygen source. The fire is in an unpressurised part of the aircraft started by a bullet piercing for what I can tell the reserve tank of bleed air used to pressurise the aircraft blowing air on some sparking wires cut by the Threat to force the a diversion. Except literally everything down there except for the fuel is inflammable. It has been that way for decades.

Stuff that all that. Smoke gets to the cockpit and this airline is so **** as to have both pilots oxygen masks fail. Out they come and our hero has to take the controls. Assuming the fire takes hold, our hero figures that they need to blow the fire out. Correct... If the fire was on the outside of the aircraft which our hero correctly figures isn't. He speeds the aircraft up to force more air, which actually does the opposite since none of the openings of the plane are in to the airflow. He decides to pop open the gear doors to allow more air and cranks up the pressurisation, where he finally takes the correct action by referring to the flight manual for all the wrong reasons like looking at the entire section devoted to an onboard fire. Doors open and surprise, not enough air.

So reasoning that the upper portion of the plane, because of air pressure would force more air through the plane decides that the rational thing to do is to fly upside down. Beside been wrong some more, I actually have no problem with them flying the plane upside down. Sort of. Most planes can fly upside down without needing to be designed to. The problem is fuel flow which isn't designed for inverted flight. So most panes will fly until the lines run dry. Lets ignore the fuel issue because the writers do something even more stupid. They crash the onboard computer because the plane is upside down. The computer locks the controls out which is designed to be overridden with a switch when said computer is said to have crashed.

So out comes our principal with a technobabble solution of routing the flight control software through their laptop. They get the software through the plane's manufacture's private network via the use of magic hacks. So they have to hop down to the unpressurised portion of the plane to hook the computer up. They reason it's cold down there and gear up. They forget there isn't enough air there for tem to breath. They don't care, so it isn't an issue. Quick patch work and a fight later with a revealing fact about our hero they land, some hint hint wink wink security speak goes down end of show.

The most harlious thing about all this is that our hero is still wearing the jacket that he used to protect himself from the cold all the way to the hand off at the end of the episode.

The rule of cool can't cover all these glaring mistakes. At this point it's just taking the piss. The character interactions are paper thin. The scipt is ok, the premise is solid. But the package is a block of **** wrapped in gold.

Rated

"Do not watch"
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 02, 2010, 11:49:53 AM
I like that show. It's meant to be exciting, not realistic, and most people that watch the show wouldn't know how that stuff works nor care.

You want mindless fun & action, then Human Target is a surprisingly decent show that provides both. You want intelligent realism that isn't based off a comic book, then you should probably look elsewhere.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on September 02, 2010, 12:30:43 PM
I like that show. It's meant to be exciting, not realistic, and most people that watch the show wouldn't know how that stuff works nor care.

You want mindless fun & action, then Human Target is a surprisingly decent show that provides both. You want intelligent realism that isn't based off a comic book, then you should probably look elsewhere.

I want to like the show and as I said the premise is good. The fights is pretty well shot and pretty well choreographed. They open up the episode pretty well by setting up the mystery of who is the threat for the episode or in the case of the second episode not only don't they know who the threat is, but they don't know who the principal is.

The problem is that the danger is so contrived. They have these potentially interesting characters with less than pure pasts saving people in badass ways. The problem is that it's so badass it's stupid. The writers must take every technical situation to it's most EXTREME.

There is no reason why you can have mindless fun and action with clever use of Macgyvery elements that make sense. Any other way is just plain lazy and shows they haven't done any homework.

If I want big, dumb and stupid, I would go watch Commando and that is an excellent movie. It's doesn't hide the fact it's stupid. **** blows up and the good guys go home. Fat Australian eats a pipe through and extra hole.

Human Target is nothing like that. You already have an external threat with each episode which provides more than enough reason for everyone to use a lot of violence. There is no need to add a death trap to it. The Threat should be more than enough. If they can work the show more towards that I don't see why this show can't continue.

Look at Shoot Them Up. An insane movie where all the protagonist's problems are solved with guns. Mindless fun and action, but it makes sense within his world. Human target is set in our world with no allusions to anything else.

I assume you have watch far more episodes than I have, does the show move away from moving death traps or death traps in general?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 02, 2010, 01:21:28 PM
I've seen them all and I agree that the show could be better, but it is based off a comic book and the show creates it problems based off the solutions it would like to use. Is it lazy? sure, is it fun to watch though if you don't really think about it? sure.

Lots of cool action scenes with questionable science behind most things that happen, but still fun.

Does it get away from the death trap scenario? not really.
There is always a situation that gets jacked up on roids and taken to the extreme, but that's just to keep the audience's attention.
This was a mid season show that was fighting for ratings so you have to take that into account. It's lucky to have found an audience and finished it's whole first run then get picked up for a second season.


Think of it as popcorn TV.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on September 03, 2010, 03:42:25 AM
Fringe is popcorn TV. You know what every they do in the episode it's going to be fucked up and they never try to sell it to you in any other way.

Until you told me, I never knew HT was based off a comic book. That makes it worse since you aren't told. There is a line that says "Developed for TV" which is pretty meaningless.

Christ, just looked up the source material and man they were digging deep. Quite frankly they should have just went all out and just straight up used it's comic roots fully by using the DC universe, not ours. I would watch the heck out of the original premise.

What wasted potential.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on September 06, 2010, 02:46:50 PM
I've been in the mood for something a little retro lately, so I've been rewatching my DVD of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.  While the animation is fairly average for 90s TV animation (and the CG animation is even worse than the first season of Reboot), overall I still really enjoy the writing in this series.  It's still refreshing to watch an adventure series where there is consequence: people die in these stories, and they often die on-screen.  The show also still has one of the most amazingly epic intros (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFccIOABuRE) of any show I've ever seen.  Thing is, watching this 13-episode DVD set always makes me angry, just as it does whenever I watch my Animaniacs or Gargoyles sets.  Why?  Because these are all series that their respective companies abandoned on DVD and didn't finish (Gargoyles especially hurts).  Right now, I'm downloading the remaining episodes of Jonny Quest just so I can see them again.  I shouldn't have to do that, and I don't want to do that.  I bought that first DVD set, and I would have bought all the others.  But because sales of the first set were apparently low, I'm stuck with an incomplete series.   :@   What happened to Animaniacs is especially head-scratching, because all the sets sold well yet we still don't have volume 4.

Maybe we'll luck out someday and remastered versions of these series will get released again.  I know WB is putting together an On-Demand service for burning DVDs for specific series like The Pirates of Dark Water on command, but the DVD-Rs they use have major compatibility issues.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 06, 2010, 07:03:26 PM
A lot people don't like it, but my wife and I love "'Til Death." We're both annoyed that seasons 3 and 4 haven't been released yet. Same story with "The New Adventures of Old Christine." I don't understand why some networks just don't bother releasing the entire show.

Brood, I'm assuming you've seen "Venture Bros."
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on September 06, 2010, 07:11:40 PM
A lot people don't like it, but my wife and I love "'Til Death." We're both annoyed that seasons 3 and 4 haven't been released yet. Same story with "The New Adventures of Old Christine." I don't understand why some networks just don't bother releasing the entire show.

Brood, I'm assuming you've seen "Venture Bros."

Yeah, I've seen Venture Bros. and I don't much care for it.  It just features too much of that "hilarious" "Adult Swim"-type humor for my tastes, which is a general problem I have with most Adult Swim shows.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 06, 2010, 07:59:49 PM
I like a few Adult Swim cartoons: The Boondocks, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, sometimes Robot Chicken. The rest I don't care for.

Hal, I agree with you. I like traditional sitcoms, so 'Til Death was right up my alley. I really liked the story arc in the final season with Doug becoming paranoid and thinking he was in a sitcom. Characters breaking the fourth wall is entertaining, and I liked how he pointed out that his wife looked different but no one noticed (they had four different actresses play his wife over the four seasons of the show; one played her seasons 1 & 2, another did season 3, one did the first half of season 4 and another did the last half).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 07, 2010, 01:03:06 AM
We saw that episode on a lark. It was great.
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Post by: ThePerm on September 07, 2010, 03:41:53 AM
its kidna funny to think, and i haven't watched the show, but a character believing they are on a sitcom....thats pretty interesting ,and unless they talk directly to you then they technically aren't breaking the 4th wall, unless there's a 5th wall. In which the character realizes the cameras are there, and then we see the camera and set for what it is. There's a Fresh Prince episode with that.
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Post by: TJ Spyke on September 07, 2010, 01:52:03 PM
Maybe it's not technically breaking the fourth wall, but it is close (and I didn't know this, but apparently there is now a "fifth wall" term, it's when they acknoledge critics). Take the Pokemon movies for example, in the third movie Team Rocket saves Ash. When Ash asks why they did it, they said without him they say that without him they would be out of show business. In the Pokemon Ranger movie (which aired during season 9), Meowth mentions Diamond and Pearl are good names for games, and later when James said they would find diamonds and pearls Meowth responded by saying  "let's get through this season first." (the next season was Pokemon Diamond and Pearl).

In the final season, Doug would point out sitcom cliches like when one of them would say they need something from the store and then right after the mom got home from the store with the items, or that all of the food items had generic names and looks (rather than brand names and having to pay for those). In one of the later episodes he starts seeing a shrink and the shrink is recording it (and has her own cameraman) to air as a show, so that adds in a whole new set of humor.

I think part of what hurt the show in ratings was that they kept moving it around, didn't advertise it, and just didn't seem to care. I think Sony Pictures Television (who made it) only wanted to keep it around so it could reach the 100 episode mark that really helps sell a show in syndication.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 07, 2010, 07:08:28 PM
Mark yon calendars: Modern Family starts back up on the 22nd.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 07, 2010, 07:25:59 PM
on the 5th wall

animaniacs would always make jokes about the censors, and would often have really dirty jokes that got by

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xmAC9Qu908
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 08, 2010, 09:52:13 AM
Over the weekend I watched the two day marathon of this season of Futurama on Comedy Central (they aired 6 episodes on Saturday and 6 on Sunday). Really good season, only 1 or 2 mediocre episodes. I won't spoil anything for people who haven't seen it, but I wonder if the way the season ended (with the mutants now being allowed to walk above ground whenever they want) will have much impact on next season. I also hope next season is more than just 12 episodes.
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Post by: gbuell on September 08, 2010, 09:52:36 AM
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Santa Claus. This one is delightfully bizarro.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 08, 2010, 11:50:13 PM
I wonder if the way the season ended (with the mutants now being allowed to walk above ground whenever they want) will have much impact on next season. I also hope next season is more than just 12 episodes.

That was the end of the season? Awww, I want more Futurama.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 09, 2010, 09:31:08 AM
Yeah, I thought it was gonna be longer too but Comedy Central (which airs it here in the US) kept mentioning in the ads that the season was over but they would air all 12 episodes in a marathon. I have no idea when the next season airs.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TheBlackCat on September 09, 2010, 10:38:27 PM
I watched the first episode of a great new show for Discovery Channel called "Bad Universe".  The guy doing the show is an astronomer and author I really like, Phil Plait, who wrote a book called Bad Astronomy (http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Astronomy-Misconceptions-Revealed-Astrology/dp/0471409766/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1284085627&sr=8-1) that dealt with astronomy myths and misconceptions and a second one called Death From the Skies (http://www.amazon.com/Death-Skies-These-Ways-World/dp/B001U0OGPE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1284085627&sr=8-4) that was about various astronomical threats to us, such as asteroid, comets, black holes, solar flares, alien attacks, supernovas, and gamma ray bursts. 

The show is along the lines of the book.  This episode was about asteroids and comets.  Like the book it starts off with a plausible scenario (in this case a few dozen meter asteroid hitting Sydney), then goes into more detail about the science behind asteroid and comet impacts, including a number of scale experiments to see what the effects would be and how effective different strategies would be for protecting us.  When I say "scale", I mean their first experiment is to blow up a 7000 pound fertilizer/fuel oil bomb (equivalent to about 3000 pounds of TNT) to see simulate an impact (that is about 1/20th scale for what they are looking at).

In short, imagine Mythbusters dealing with space, and a lot bigger explosions.  There was a lot of interesting science, cool facts, fancy CG reconstructions, explosions, big guns, lasers, and some more cartoony reconstructions (the dinosaur extinction event was made to look like an animated comic book, for instance).

I thought it was pretty cool, although he was really pushing for people to take this threat seriously (which I agree with).  It is pretty staggering how little effort is being put into this.  I am also a bit disappointed they didn't discuss more about the Tunguska impact, since I think that would have driven the message home more. 

This is just the first episode, judging from the intro they are also going to deal with at least: alien invasions, black holes, supernovas, and solar flares. 

So I would say, probably 9/10, only because I don't think the 3D reconstruction of the impact was as good as it could be, they skipped Tunguska, and Phil didn't come across as serious as he probably meant to when emphasizing the threat.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 14, 2010, 04:53:51 PM
i liked that episode, but i felt his simulation of a nuke impact wasn't accurate. He basically simulated just crashing the thing into the asteroid, not landing on the asteroid and then detonating it. A more accurate representation would be c4 on a boulder. Not enough impact to destroy the asteroid, but enough to create reverse propulsion. Although if the asteroid was the size of a football field then yes it would destroy it.


Burn Notice thumbs up+
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TheBlackCat on September 15, 2010, 02:36:04 PM
The problem with using explosives, and the reason the impact is a good model, is that there is no air in space.  That means there is nothing to carry the shockwave like there is on earth, all of the energy would be dumped into the asteroid at the point of the explosion (minus some negligible radiation damage).  In air the shockwave would be carried by the air as well, which completely changes how the damage is distributed.  So a kinetic energy impact against a solid object is a pretty good model for a nuke in a vacuum, much better than an explosion in air would be.

That is another problem with the show, he doesn't always do the best job of explaining why they used certain approaches.  He also doesn't explain much about the kinetic impactor model, the size, weight, or makeup of the model asteroid in that case (or why those parameters were selected), how they know how much it needed it to move, and so on.  Considering that is really the only approach that actually worked, they should have explained it in more detail perhaps at the expense of some of the other bits.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 16, 2010, 04:20:17 AM
even if there is no air, the rock would be superheated and some of it would become gas, also not to mention the gas created by fission. If I were to do the landing strategy I would pack it in a shell filled with metal dust.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TheBlackCat on September 16, 2010, 11:29:34 PM
There would be a tiny amount of gas, but nowhere near enough to carry a noticeable shockwave due to the very low density (it would be a vacuum) and the total kinetic energy would approximately zilch due to the really low mass (relative to the mass of the asteroid). 

With a nuke, metal dust would become gas, and if the gas is what you are looking for you are better of lining the walls of the nuke with a solid shell of depleted uranium or some other really dense material.  It doesn't really matter what you do, it would still be vaporized.  Of course nukes have that anyway because they need to keep the bomb together long enough for the nuclear reaction to take place (it's called a tamper).  But the affect of the gas would still be pretty much negligible because of the tiny mass and very low density.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on September 17, 2010, 01:38:48 AM
The mass of the nuke is negligible compared to the astroid no matter of what you used. What you need is multiple multi-stage thermonuclear warhead that can direct the force into the astroid like a shape charge. Losing more than half the energy to space is very wasteful You would need multiple hits anyway and from the side. The nukes would also have to be very sizeable in order to produce useful delta V (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta-v).

At best we can deflect, not stop and most certainly not shatter one without causing an internal explosion of insane proportions.

Give it a bunker buster design so you can vaporise the astroid to increase propellent which will increase energy delivered. However any plan would be based on how much time you have. Further out you detect it, more time you have to deflect, however it will also increases any inaccuracies. It means intervening could cause a near miss to be a hit. The bigger problem is that we can only scan a tiny proportion of the sky.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TheBlackCat on September 17, 2010, 09:06:16 PM
The solution the show settled on was a high-velocity kinetic impactor (basically a hunk of metal accelerated to really high speeds), which would push the asteroid out of the way at least for the impending impact.  This would be a lot more effective than a nuke, because a lot more of the energy would go into pushing the asteroid.  Then they would put a gravity tug next to it to pull it into a safe orbit over a longer period of time.  A gravity tug is just a satellite with a weak, long-lasting ion engine that you park next to the asteroid then use the thrusters to prevent the two from touching.  I think ideally we would crash it into the moon or one of the other planets just to be safe.  Throwing every nuke we could at it would be a last resort.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 19, 2010, 07:44:46 PM
"The Closer" (first two episodes)

Surprisingly good.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on September 20, 2010, 11:06:36 AM
Reno 911. Working through season 2. Some crazy funny moments in this one.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 20, 2010, 08:17:49 PM
Just finished Garfield and Friends season 1 thanks to Netflix. It was better as a kid, but I still enjoyed it (they even managed to sneak in a rare adult joke that kids wouldn't get).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on September 20, 2010, 11:06:19 PM
Hawaii Five-O seems cool a fun action show can always be good.

Chuck was good tonight, can't wait until they really get going with the season.

Now off to watch House and How I Met Your Mother.


All the shows I watch are on Mondays and Thursdays and at the same times as eachother... Annoying.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 20, 2010, 11:19:34 PM
Boardwalk Empire Pilot - 9/10

I only gave it a 9 because I think it has the potential to do even better in the future. A truly excellent show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 21, 2010, 12:24:21 AM
yeah the Boardwalk Empire Pilot was really good. It has a lot of potential. That time period is pretty interesting. People think society is going down the tubes, its a perennial complaint, but the truth is everything is always getting better. You can't get away with crime nowadays, so you hear about it all the time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 21, 2010, 02:18:47 AM
I watched the first 3 episodes, season 1, of Mad Men. I don't get what's the fuss about this show. I like the era, but that main character leaves much to be desired. All I see is falsity from him.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on September 21, 2010, 01:17:00 PM
I haven't seen Mad Men but I hear it really gets better after the first several episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 21, 2010, 01:19:49 PM
He gets more complicated as the show goes on, but Don Draper is NEVER likable. He's very much an anti-hero. Actually, almost none of the characters are likable. I'd say that Peggy (the new girl) sort of is, and Joan gets better as the show progresses. I like Roger, although he has his own demons, too.

Episode 1 of HOUSE!

Not that great. Kinda boring.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on September 21, 2010, 01:23:57 PM
I really like shows with unlikeable characters. I'll probably pull a Lost and wait for Mad Men to finish up and marathon the whole thing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 21, 2010, 07:18:02 PM
Mad Men to me is just entertaining, its basically just a high production value soap opera.

8.5/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 24, 2010, 09:25:46 AM
**** my dad says. Not bad for a 1st episode. It's a son and dad kind of comedy with William Shatner and some other guy.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on September 24, 2010, 10:52:35 AM
*snip*  Wrong Thread.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 24, 2010, 11:28:29 AM
brood, I think you meant to put that in the last movie thread, this is the last TV show thread.

Watched the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory last night, still one of the best shows on TV. I thought they did a good job with Sheldon going on his first date, and how one of the topics of discussion at dinner was him calculating that Penny has probably dated around 193 men in her life and had sex with about 30.93 (which he then rounded up to 31).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on September 24, 2010, 11:32:58 AM
brood, I think you meant to put that in the last movie thread, this is the last TV show thread.

Oops...yeah...*snip*
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 24, 2010, 01:41:53 PM
Season Premier of Modern Family: Excellent, as usual. As an added bonus, Sofia Vergara made chocolate milk the old-fashioned way in a low-cut top. Quality telemundo, right there.

Disks 1 & 2 of Season 3 of Big Bang Theory: Sheldon has leveled off somewhat, in a good way. I like the fact that Walowitz has a girlfriend who's basically autistic. I don't know how much I like the fact that Leonard and Penny are together now, though. I always thought they worked better together as friends. Also, is it just me, or is Kuthropali becoming really really gay (not that there's anything wrong with that)?

ANTM Cycle 15: I'm not rooting for ANY of the girls this year. Screw 'em all, even the one with G-cups. None of them can model their way out of a paper bag.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 24, 2010, 01:46:05 PM
**** my dad says. Not bad for a 1st episode. It's a son and dad kind of comedy with William Shatner and some other guy.

It's not based off the Twitter feed, is it?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on September 24, 2010, 01:50:41 PM
Yeah, it is. There's also a book.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 24, 2010, 03:12:11 PM
**** my dad says. Not bad for a 1st episode. It's a son and dad kind of comedy with William Shatner and some other guy.

It's not based off the Twitter feed, is it?
season opener of community was joking about that the whole episode.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 24, 2010, 04:16:11 PM
Really? Based off twitter? Oh my.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 24, 2010, 04:16:23 PM
**** my dad says. Not bad for a 1st episode. It's a son and dad kind of comedy with William Shatner and some other guy.

It's not based off the Twitter feed, is it?

For obvious reasons though, the show's name is actually $h*! My Dad Says (officially pronounced as Bleep My Dad Says). I don't see the concept lasting long though, it's like when they tried to take the GEICO Cavemen commercials and turn that idea into a show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 24, 2010, 04:18:38 PM
Really? Based off twitter? Oh my.

http://twitter.com/Shitmydadsays
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 24, 2010, 04:20:40 PM
Hmmmm...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Shaymin on September 24, 2010, 08:35:37 PM
*BEEP* My Dad Says: This shows lives and dies on William Shatner being a complete self-parody, and I thought they did a good job with the pilot at least.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 24, 2010, 08:38:36 PM
Nobody does self-parody better than William Shatner.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: apdude on September 24, 2010, 08:50:29 PM
Anyone know when FX will run a new season of Justified?
 
I really enjoyed the first season's blend of action, drama and humor.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on September 24, 2010, 09:15:24 PM
**** my dad says. Not bad for a 1st episode. It's a son and dad kind of comedy with William Shatner and some other guy.

The book was humorous enough to warrant the read. It's not very long, and can be finished in just a few hours.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 24, 2010, 09:38:18 PM
Anyone know when FX will run a new season of Justified?
 
I really enjoyed the first season's blend of action, drama and humor.

From what I could find, the second season is supposed to air in early 2011.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 25, 2010, 05:25:54 AM
Season Premier of Modern Family: Excellent, as usual. As an added bonus, Sofia Vergara made chocolate milk the old-fashioned way in a low-cut top. Quality telemundo, right there.

Disks 1 & 2 of Season 3 of Big Bang Theory: Sheldon has leveled off somewhat, in a good way. I like the fact that Walowitz has a girlfriend who's basically autistic. I don't know how much I like the fact that Leonard and Penny are together now, though. I always thought they worked better together as friends. Also, is it just me, or is Kuthropali becoming really really gay (not that there's anything wrong with that)?

ANTM Cycle 15: I'm not rooting for ANY of the girls this year. Screw 'em all, even the one with G-cups. None of them can model their way out of a paper bag.

yeah her stirring milk was awesome
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on September 25, 2010, 01:33:07 PM
Undercovers - While i can never get bored with the lead actors, it's fun and silly. A refreshing change to Fringe (which i'm on Season 1) and others.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on September 26, 2010, 12:59:56 AM
I've been keeping up with a couple shows lately:

Warehouse 13 - Well, season 2 has come and gone and...eh, it was a good season, though it ended on a spectacularly dull note.  Sure, on paper the idea of stopping a villain from destroying the world sounds like a good way to end a season, but it was one of those "stopped by the power of LOVE" kind of endings and just came off really lame.  The final episode couldn't have had a more perfect name: "Reset".  It took most of the meaningful direction this show was going this season and then threw it out the window, though I am interested to see what they do with Myka after this season.  As usual, Claudia and Artie were the shining stars of this show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on September 26, 2010, 01:03:27 AM
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Alright, this has been irritating me for a while now, but it's really become a problem in Season 3: 2 out of the first 3 episodes have been prequel episodes to events of the first season and the movie.  They did this last year, too, and it irritated me then as well.  I know that Lucasarts must be deathly afraid of actually moving forward with this story because they're starting to intrude upon Revenge of the Sith's time period, but character and story development moves forward not backwards.  All this time-wasting time-jumping is giving me a headache and just hurts the show overall, even if the actual episodes have been pretty decent.

EDIT:  I had to split the shows up into 2 separate posts due to  buggy forum code randomly bolding everything.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 26, 2010, 07:20:31 PM
Mad Men (last Sunday's episode): The problem now is that Don is getting more sympathetic and is actively working to improve himself, but Betty is just getting worse and worse. I wish she would die at this point. Her own daughter hates her, and I can't blame her for that.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 30, 2010, 02:05:18 AM
Terriers Episode 3. Watch this show. Tune in on FX Wednesdays, go to Hulu and watch the first three episodes. It's a dark private detective show with Donal Logue. Take Veronica Mars and go even harder Noir.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 30, 2010, 04:33:04 AM
you realize that the shows 4th episode aired tonite right?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 30, 2010, 04:50:13 AM
Have you seen the show? What did you think?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 30, 2010, 10:21:53 AM
I like it. I've started watching a few of the new shows from this new season though.

Terriers
Undercovers
Lone Star
No Ordinary Family
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on September 30, 2010, 11:43:40 AM
b[]Adventure Time with Finn & Jake: 9/10 This and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack are the best cartoons I have seen in a long time. I was thinking of theming my mafia game after Adventure Time, but I'm not sure enough people watch/like it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on September 30, 2010, 11:44:32 AM
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, why can't I edit my posts?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 30, 2010, 11:49:21 AM
Lone Star

So are you bummed that it was already canceled? Fox has said that they will still air the remaining episodes they already taped though, although they will be aired Saturdays at 11PM (like what ABC did after they canceled Pushing Daisies but still were willing to air the episodes already taped). I never watched the first two episodes because I was watching WWE Raw instead.

I really like Hell's Kitchen, last night's episode was pretty good. I also checked out the series premiere of Law & Order: Los Angeles, I didn't like it that much.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 30, 2010, 12:02:38 PM
Lone Star was cancelled already!?

But crap like Running Wilde continues on uninterrupted?

Oh well, guess I can stop watching it now. No need to get invested into something they aren't gonna finish.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 30, 2010, 12:14:12 PM
The show was getting very low ratings. It got about 4.1 million viewers (it's lead in show was House and that had 10.7 million viewers). Fellow rookie show The Event (which aired at the same time) had over 10 million viewers and Dancing With the Stars had over 20 million. It's a tough break for the show, which became the first show of the fall to get axed (last year that dishonor went to the Ashton Kutcher-produced show The Beautiful Life: TBL on The CW). Since the show was produced by Fox itself, there isn't much hope for another network to pick it up.

I haven't seen Running Wilde (although I hope it does well because of Will Arnett), but it does slightly better. Sitcoms also cost less money to make than dramas, so ratings are more important for dramas. If you want to consider specific demographics, Fox may have been disappointed that it got a 1.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo (compared to 4.2 for House).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 30, 2010, 12:51:32 PM
Supernatural (Season 6 - Episode 1)

It was a good start for the season. There were a few surprises of course, but they will all be sorted out I hope.

Stargate Universe (Season 2 -Episode 1)

I liked this episode a lot. There were 2 faces from the alliance that I don't remember seeing in the first season, this gorgeous lady (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1617837/) and this guy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0460694/). It's off to a good start, so let's see where Destiny leads them.

The Event (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Eh. One week ago, 2 hours ago, 4 years ago... just cut it already. It's annoying. I will still keep watching this show to see where it goes, but I'm not impressed.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 6 - Episode 1, 2)

These guys are awesome. The first 2 episodes are hilarious.

House (Season 7 - Episode 1, 2)

The first episode was ok. They had to make it a closure for what happened at the end of last season. The second episode was so much better because it was House (not the character) back to usual. I'm sad that 13 had to go, but I'm hoping there will be a return of some kind.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 30, 2010, 12:56:32 PM
Advertising for it was crap, especially compared to the wanna be LOST meets 24 show that is The Event (I was bored with the season opener but they advertised the hell out of that show since about 4 months back).

If more people gave it(Lone Star) a chance, and Fox had made it more known(& given it some time), I'm sure it would have found it's audience.

Running Wilde on the other hand is not funny, is only mildly entertaining, and I'm being nice because I really wanted to like it.
That is just based off the 1st 2 episodes that have aired so far.

Another new show that is pretty good is Boardwalk Empire on HBO.
Only 2 eps so far, but I'm liking it. Prohibition Age Atlantic City. rise of Al Capone seems to be a future plot point.

Another new show I checked out the other night was Raising Hope. I only saw the 2nd episode, but it was interesting enough that I'm trying to watch the 1st episode when I get a chance then probably the 3rd ep when it airs.
OMG @ the girl with the tooth. LOL.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 30, 2010, 01:07:37 PM
Another new show that is pretty good is Boardwalk Empire on HBO.
Only 2 eps so far, but I'm liking it. Prohibition Age Atlantic City. rise of Al Capone seems to be a future plot point.

Oh. I just put the first episode on my download list.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 30, 2010, 01:10:41 PM
My wife really likes "The C Word" on Showtime, which is about Laura Linney having cancer and not telling anybody about it. I don't really care for it. Even though the show has a totally different premise, it reminds me of "Weeds," another show I don't like.

Modern Family, episode 2: This show is so great.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 30, 2010, 01:15:10 PM
Yeah, I really liked LoneStar, too bad about it being canceled. Out of the new shows I've seen:

- The Event was horrible
- No Ordinary Family was a bad pilot, but it could get better
- Running Wilde was not funny
- Detroit 187 is good
- Hawaii 5-0 was surprisingly good
- Outsourced was dumb
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 30, 2010, 01:32:43 PM
I watched Detroit 1-8-7....
I haven't seen the second episode yet, but the 1st ep had me thinking that they want to be the next The Wire only using a character that was sorta Caruso-ish from CSI. I'm not really feeling that. I have the second ep recorded though, so I'll give that a watch and see how I feel about it.

No Ordinary Family I liked. It was like The Fantastic 4 meet The Incredibles. I expect entertainment out of that show. & it stars Vic Mackey so I'm a little biased going in. :P

I also just watched the 1st episode of Raising Hope. L.O.L.
I will definitely be watching episode 3 when it airs next week. If they can make me literally laugh out loud 3 episodes in a row, then they have my attention for the rest of the season. It's a bout a teenage kid with no direction in life, that has a dysfunctional white trash family and a senile grandma, who is suddenly stuck raising a baby. If you get a chance, check this one out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 30, 2010, 01:54:45 PM
The fact that Raising Hope is from the guy who created My Name is Earl (Greg Garcia) is enough to at least get me to check it out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 30, 2010, 03:57:48 PM
The Event (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Oh wow. I actually followed through the whole episode. I'm getting a "First Wave" vibe with this show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 30, 2010, 11:45:17 PM
Boardwalk Empire (Season 1 - Episode 1)

What a superb show. I'm glad I watched it in HD. The sets are just gorgeous. The actors/actresses also perform admirably.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 30, 2010, 11:47:49 PM
I watched the second episode of Undercovers.

I think the best part of this show is the wife.
She is like the NEW Jessica Alba. So hot!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on October 01, 2010, 11:19:38 AM
The Big Bang Theory - Good episode. Sheldon calculated that he would die just before they invent the technology to transfer your conscience into a robot, so he decides to take steps to increase his lifespan (like eating brussels sprouts on Thursdays instead of pizza, but that ends up causing him to fart a lot).

TNA Impact! - I am a big wrestling fan, so I watch most of the wrestling shows, this weeks episode was not as good as last weeks. Next week will be a live episode though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 01, 2010, 01:29:58 PM
I thought robo-Sheldon was hilarious, especially in the car.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on October 01, 2010, 01:51:25 PM
Sheldon is always entertaining, I like Leonard's reaction later when robo-Sheldon couldn't get into his office because of the doorknob (I am surprised Sheldon didn't think to put some sort of mechanical arms on it). Having a cameo from Steve Wozniak was pretty cool too (and him calling Sheldon a nerd).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 01, 2010, 06:03:26 PM
The C word premier was interesting, it seems like a show that I would like, but not be in love with. If there weren't so many good shows on television right now though it would be pretty much up there.

I think i mentioned it earler but board walk empire looks like it will be spectacular.

I started watching Grey's Anatomy and its the goriest doctor show i've seen. I am a horro buff and this show has made me cringe and dry heave on occasions. Its a bit soap opera-ish, but some of the episodes are really good.

Nurse Jackie is pretty funny, i saw most of the first season, but we canceled our premium channels.

Burn Notice is also great, so many awesome situations. Its smart and action packed.

Its Alway's Sunny this just reminds me of an extreme Seinfeld, where the characters are self serving sociopaths is taken to a new level. This brings me joy though. When I started watching them 2 years ago, i watched all the episodes over a period of a week, Then FX took them off their website the day after.

Curb your Enthusiasm Thank goodness for syndication, I'm kinda disappointed I didn't start watching this sooner.

 

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 04, 2010, 04:03:24 AM
The last episode of It's Alway's Sunny was perfect. Seriously, sitcom perfection was achieved.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 04, 2010, 05:55:44 AM
the funny thing is i knew what wuld happen right from the beginning, totally obvious really
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on October 04, 2010, 10:05:23 AM
I love Fox's Animation Domination block:

The Simpsons - I had no idea that Muhammad Yunus was a real person until the credits rolled and listed him as a guest star. Apparently he is the guy who  came up with this whole micro-loan program that Lisa did in the episode. Good episode, not great.

The Cleveland Show - Interesting concept with it being a "live" episode and like they were actors. I wonder why they took a jab at American Dad! and didn't even mention Futurama at the beginning. They also poked fun at how they get around actors supposedly being nude on sitcoms (like wearing underwear that is blocked from view by objects).

Family Guy - I am a little surprised that they actually kept Diane dead after Stewie killed her last week. I thought it was not realistic for Brian to suddenly change his opinions just because he read Limbaugh's book.

American Dad! - Apparently part one of a two part episode. Not sure why they had Haley decide to marry Jeff. It was funny listening to Deputy Director Bullock talking about how he missed banging Haley.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 04, 2010, 12:45:13 PM
Didn't watch the simpsons - have no interest in that show

The Cleve show - not very funny

Family guy - not funny

American Dad - much better than the other 2 I watched.

Overall - disappointed in last nights Animation block.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on October 04, 2010, 01:00:34 PM
Do you just not like those shows or was it the specific episodes?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 04, 2010, 01:35:39 PM
I like those shows, other than The Simpsons, it's just that none of them were particularly funny last night.

Famiily Guy has had some episodes that were hilarious like PTV, American Dad has had lots of laughs and Cleveland show has been sorta funny at times too, but last night was just disappointing. For the most part theyh just need to be highly entertaining even if not funny and I was just not feeling most of the 1st 2 shows and enjoyed the 3rd.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on October 04, 2010, 11:03:00 PM
Just finished the last episode of Family Guy, and I can safely say that I can place this episode right up there with Saw 6 under "entertainment" I find offensively bad.  Episodes like this remind me of the South Park episode "All About the Mormons", which spent a great deal of time making fun of the wacky history of my ancestry...and then actually ended with a very fair and balanced view of the matter.  I don't like South Park as a show (I just don't find its sense of humor altogether funny most of the time), but that show at least can sometimes leave off with a good message.  This episode just makes me...angry, as it was nothing but a platform for the show's creators to spout off on just how much they hate Conservatives.  And it wasn't even funny!  How do you do a show featuring Brian taking on Rush Limbaugh and not make it funny?!  ARGH!

Oh yeah, and Eureka Season 4 ended well, somehow managing to (thankfully) avoid performing the universal Reset it threatened so hard to do.  And somehow Star Wars: The Clone Wars managed to have an episode featuring Greedo and a George Lucas stand-in in a canteena and somehow not do a "Han shoots first" joke.  FAIL!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 04, 2010, 11:26:55 PM
Oh yeah, and Eureka Season 4 ended well

It's only a mid-season break.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on October 04, 2010, 11:50:54 PM
How do you do a show featuring Brian taking on Rush Limbaugh and not make it funny?!  ARGH!

By doing what they did, basically spend the whole episode praising Limbaugh. I was hoping they would make fun of him and conservatives (especially since Seth is a proud liberal).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on October 05, 2010, 05:07:37 PM
They had to write an episode Limbaugh was willing to appear in.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on October 05, 2010, 05:52:27 PM
Limbaugh also appeared in the hour-long episode "Blue Harvest" (which was the FG version of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 05, 2010, 06:19:24 PM
Did anyone watch the season openeer to Dexter sunday b4 last?

such a missed opportunity for a Six Feet Under reference by using the other brother from that show as the funeral director.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 05, 2010, 06:30:14 PM
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT!!!

It's gonna be a good season, though. However, it's going to be damn hard to top last season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on October 05, 2010, 06:31:20 PM
Limbaugh also appeared in the hour-long episode "Blue Harvest" (which was the FG version of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope).

I loved that cameo; it was a really funny little non sequitur joke.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 05, 2010, 07:09:21 PM
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT!!!

It's gonna be a good season, though. However, it's going to be damn hard to top last season.

(http://i52.tinypic.com/5bbigy.jpg)
"I'm sorry for your loss"

would have been so perfect and would've brought such a smile to my face, regardless of how sad that scene was supposed to be.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on October 05, 2010, 08:10:26 PM
How do you do a show featuring Brian taking on Rush Limbaugh and not make it funny?!  ARGH!

By doing what they did, basically spend the whole episode praising Limbaugh. I was hoping they would make fun of him and conservatives (especially since Seth is a proud liberal).

Were we watching the same episode?  :Q   There were loads of insults and insinuations aimed at Republicans and Rush in that episode.  They just weren't funny.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 06, 2010, 04:06:44 AM
Supernatural Season 1 - Good Television

Not every episode was the best but almost all were really entertaining. This is a show I wanted to watch when it started (during s5 of Smallville, and I know this because the actor from Smallville stars on this show) but I had a full load of shows to watch back then and my VHS tape could only handle so many recordings at a time (1, it could handle one recording at a time, it was a freakin VHS tape. Gimme a break, I didn't get my DVR box until 2006). But this show has been great so far, ghost, spirits, demons, possessions, magic, good, evil, life, death, humor and violence. what's not to like about this show? & Holy **** at the ending of the season. My Jaw dropped because it caught me off guard. Can't wait to see how season 2 starts.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 06, 2010, 11:35:43 AM
That has got to be one of the best season enders ever for TV history, or at least from what I've watched.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 06, 2010, 12:11:30 PM
That has got to be one of the best season enders ever for TV history, or at least from what I've watched.

Whats sucks is that after watching the season 2 opener I realize that it was all for nothing. It could have all been avoided and they could have ended up with the same result and had that demon dead. Sam will probably not know the truth for a while, but Dean knows since the dad whispered something in his ear(I assume that's the logical conclusion to make after finding out what the dad did to save him - and the secret about Dean being a chosen baby or something. I've only seen s2e1 so far.)

I really hope s2 is as good or better than s1. I caught a few eps from last season and that's what prompted me to finally start watching this show, but I doubt that really spoiled anything since there are 3 seasons I missed inbetweenlots of story to catch up on before knowing about being the Devil's vessel.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on October 06, 2010, 12:22:06 PM
I watched last night's episode of Glee, called "Grilled Cheesus" (it refers to a grilled cheese sandwich that Finn makes that has a image of Jesus burned into it). Not one of the best episodes IMO. It had some pretty good songs, like Finn singing "Losing My Religion" and the entire New Directions club performing "One of Us", but I was not a big fan of the religion themed episode. I did enjoy the storyline of Kurt and his father. Brittany had yet another memorable quote when she asked if God was a evil dwarf (it came after someone asked Kurt why he didn't believe in God and he basically responded that there is no proof it exists and said "You can't prove that there isn't a magic teapot floating around the dark side of the moon with a dwarf inside of it that reads romance novels and shoots lightning bolts out of its boobs, but it seems pretty unlikely, doesn't it?").
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 06, 2010, 01:30:11 PM
My wife and I have been watching Glee since the beginning, and we've both agreed that the show has gone steadily downhill since...well, the first episode. First they started hitting us with these really emotionally-driven storylines like with Kurt and his dad. Then the lead singer woman started becoming THE MOST IRRITATING PERSON ON THE PLANET, then these themed episodes. Madonna was bad enough, but Lady Gaga? Brittney? Religious songs?

It's like they're running out of ideas in the second season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 08, 2010, 10:08:43 PM
Supernatural: s2 - Prankster ep

This is by far the funniest episode of the series so far. The dynamic between the 2 brothers is always humorous, and Dean is always making small jokes, but the way he describes whats going on in this episode was just LOL. When Sam described it, it seemed so normal, nothing out of the ordinary, but when Dean starts talking, the whole situation is out of control. His whole portrayal of Sam had me laughin my ass off and I seriously hope they do more episodes like that.


-Supernatural marathon continues.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 09, 2010, 06:39:39 PM
Supernatural Season 2 - more great television!

If you are into anything that the name suggest, this is such a good show. Once again, not every episode is the best, but it's all handled very well and the special effects are pretty damn good for being television. The last ep got a little emotional at end, but things are looking good moving forward.

On to Season 3 now as the Supernatural marathon continues.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TheBlackCat on October 09, 2010, 09:35:06 PM
I watched bad universe episode 2.  This one deals with extraterrestrial attacks.  It had some cool stuff and some disappointments.  It was necessarily much more speculative than the last episode, but I don't think he adequately explained the issues with his arguments and I anticipate a lot of objections to his characterization of interstellar travel. 

For one thing, I do not think he adequately explained the flaws in the Drake equation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation) (we only have wild guesses for most of the numbers, making any conclusion totally meaningless).  I also don't think E. coli was a good choice at all as an example of a bacteria to smash into the ground.  On the other hand, I am glad he talked about the experiments with exposing bacteria and tardigrades to extended period of time in space (having a bacteria survive in space is okay, but having an animal able to survive is pretty amazing, plus they're my second favorite animal :) ). 

The last two segments are the best, but I think he explained the scenario von Neuman probes much better in his book.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 09, 2010, 09:40:18 PM
The thing with Supernatural is that I thought it just kept on getting better, and better, season after season. The last season (in regards to how the creator originally intended it to end, so basically the 5th season) pretty much does not have much filler episodes, and even any filler episodes in this series tend to be good to great.

By the way, season 3 is shorter because of the writers strike at the time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on October 09, 2010, 09:56:42 PM
Personally I have always preferred the "Monster of the Week" episodes in Supernatural, and there are some real doozies coming up for you, BnM.

Some of my favorites:
The Bank Job
Dean's unlucky day
Dean is scared
Ghostfacers
Old time monster movie
Scarecrow
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 09, 2010, 10:14:04 PM
The Hoodoo Rabbits Foot episode was f***in HILARIOUS.
even better than the Trixter episode.

Dean is crackin me up with all the movie references and just generally being Mr. Macho Man's Man.

Also the british chick in the red the episode after than is soo fine. Makes me think of what Lindsey Lohan should have grown up to look like if she hadn't wrecked herself in the meantime.


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Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 09, 2010, 11:59:49 PM
If it's hotties, these 2 are may favs:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1775214/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3004295/
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 10, 2010, 12:04:11 AM
If it's hotties, these 2 are may favs:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1775214/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3004295/

I'm not into blondes, but it seems like there is always a hottie of the week.
Like Dean's baby mama and the werewolf chick.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 12, 2010, 09:53:26 PM
Supernatural Season 3 & 4

OMG no more filler eps that aren't trixter related please!!!!
Monster Movie and GhostChasers made me want to skip to the next episode so many times.
Everything pushing the story forward is gold, and the monster of the week fillers are ok, but the silly themed or filler eps that aren't Trixter related have got to go. GhostChasers are cringeworth and the Monster Movie B&W episode was horrible.

But I'm into s5 now and there are a few eps from this season I've already watched when they aired like the the TV show parody episode (L.O.L.), so I'm really looking forward to this season and the 3 episodes this new season that have aired so far.

back to my Supernatural marathon...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 12, 2010, 11:39:33 PM
I wouldn't be so fixated on the Trickster if I were you...
Wasn't Dean's mom hot, or what lol.

For season 6 you can skip the first 2 episodes, but you might miss little hints of what Dean and Sam will encounter later on.
The 3rd episode was awesome, so don't miss it. After watching it I think I know what the brothers might have to do because it's going to be quite a journey.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on October 13, 2010, 10:39:43 AM
With no computer access at home, i've been watching a lot of Netflix on my PS3.

MythBusters: i've watched the first 3 collections (even though i've seen every episode on TV), and this is one of my favorite TV shows. It got even better when Grant, Kari, and Tory became regulars on the show.

Beavis and Butt-head: The Mike Judge Collection
Volumes 1 & 3: The downside to instant streaming is that you don't get any of the extras on the DVD release. For the Beavis and Butt-head releases, these extras include a bunch of those music video commentaries from them, features on the show (like developing it, the impact the show had on society, etc.). With the Instant Streaming, you just get the actual episodes themselves. Still funny.

Doctor Who: The City of Death: This was a four-part episode that originally aired in 1979. Tom Baker was OK as the Doctor, but it makes me wonder why people often call him the best Doctor (I think David Tennant was superior in every way). Maybe it's because I have no particular love for 70s sci-fi, but the special effects and costumes were so bad. The costume for the Jagoroth was especially bad. I did like Ramona as his companion though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 13, 2010, 02:01:56 PM
I wouldn't be so fixated on the Trickster if I were you...
Wasn't Dean's mom hot, or what lol.

For season 6 you can skip the first 2 episodes, but you might miss little hints of what Dean and Sam will encounter later on.
The 3rd episode was awesome, so don't miss it. After watching it I think I know what the brothers might have to do because it's going to be quite a journey.

Deans mom was pretty hot and the "trickster" episodes were all great, especially the TVLand episode.
But I'm not skipping any episodes. I'm watching season 5 right now and even though I've seen a block of about 7-8 eps before starting from the beginning, I'm now re-watching those eps in the context of the story line of the show where everything makes a lot more sense. Good or not so good, I'm watching it from beginning to end.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on October 13, 2010, 02:48:03 PM
"O Death" is great song from season 5. BnM, what do you think of Chuck?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 13, 2010, 08:57:05 PM
I like Chuck, but it doesn't capture me like it used to.
Now I continue to watch it out of habit and support, only I do it willingly(unlike the self-punishment that was Heroes) because I still enjoy Chuck.
The first 2 seasons were the best and the last 2 season have had their moments, but something about the show just isn't quite the same(or maybe it's too much the same {with a gimmick added ontop}, it's kinda hard for me to tell).

Either way, unless Chuck has a major jumping of the shark moment, I'll probably ride it out till the end(which seems to be every season). But it would be nice if NBC would let them tell the story they want instead of making them attempt to wrap up everything all nice and neat in uncertain season orders(ask for 13 episodes with possibility of a back 9 order, no certainty of a next season and blah blah blah, I really think it hurts the show).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 18, 2010, 11:03:01 AM
Is anyone else still watching Undercovers?

I watched the second episode and while its funny it does feel very episodic; little carried over into that ep and there's nothing in the way of a story arc. The chemistry of the lead actors won't carry the show alone.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 18, 2010, 01:09:57 PM
I still watch it, but mostly because the wife (Ugabi?) is pretty freakin hot. But you're right, their relationship issues and on screen chemistry needs to be met with a deeper season long story arc of some sort. They need a conspiracy to unravel, which was hinted at in the last episode, but there is no telling at this point if it will be interesting or more than a few episodes long.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 19, 2010, 06:51:29 AM
I need to watch episode 3 now to catch up. Hopefully it starts to progress forward.

I did watch episode 2 of The Event last night. Lost had the right idea when flashbacks were mainly used for character development and backstory about them. The Event, however, uses them to jump around to explain the narrative but instead jumps BACKWARDS on itself. First at the present moment then going back to a point to explain how he/she got there and what's happening. Makes for a confusing watch.


This guy who attempted to hijack the plane to prevent it being destroyed ran away because he pilot, who himself was coerced into crashing the plane, told him to or else he will die. "It's not help".
REALLY? Not a single reason was given as to why he should go. You've just been through a plane crash, helicopters and trucks are coming and you're going to believe the pilot who ATTEMPTED TO CRASH YOUR PLANE?


After Stargate Universe last week, I'm convinced its the new Lost. Except its actually answering questions at a very smooth pace. Any Lost fan i urge you to give it a go and watch through Season 1 to catch up to now. It's on Hulu. It's a little slow through Season 1 but works better for it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 19, 2010, 11:36:05 AM
This guy who attempted to hijack the plane to prevent it being destroyed ran away because he pilot, who himself was coerced into crashing the plane, told him to or else he will die. "It's not help".
REALLY? Not a single reason was given as to why he should go. You've just been through a plane crash, helicopters and trucks are coming and you're going to believe the pilot who ATTEMPTED TO CRASH YOUR PLANE?

You didn't notice that the pilot was the father of the babe that "this guy" is with?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 19, 2010, 11:43:07 AM
No, but it had been two weeks since i watched episode 1. Shows how much attention i've been paying :D
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 19, 2010, 12:42:13 PM
It's alright, the first 2 episodes can be a bit confusing, specially the first one. It does get better, less flashbacks, more story development.


Did anybody watch Sanctuary (Season 3 - episode 1)? It was great. I hope it continues to have good episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 20, 2010, 10:51:23 AM
It's alright, the first 2 episodes can be a bit confusing, specially the first one. It does get better, less flashbacks, more story development.

I watched episode 2 of The Event yesterday. What a weird episode. It definitely took a step forward but then almost ruined it with that truck/caravan crash in the middle of the desert for absolutely no reason. Did anybody check to see if the driver was alive or  not? Because it never was mentioned again.

Did anybody watch Sanctuary (Season 3 - episode 1)? It was great. I hope it continues to have good episodes.

I did enjoy Sanctuary too. Sanctuary really feels like the series Heroes could have became. I liked how the ending implied theres other powerful abnormals out there like Big Bertha. It really opens up other avenues where to go and how to lead.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 21, 2010, 03:51:42 PM
Out of curiosity after reading the show's summary I watched the only episode (the 10th) that was available where I usually get my episodes. Ugly Americans. It was in cartoon form to my surprise, but I like it. Hey, I would go as far as saying that it's as good as Metalocalypse, but without the Metal music, so at least it does have its own sense of being creative in its own way.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 21, 2010, 04:03:55 PM
Great episode (as usual) of Modern Family last night. I thought it was so great when the daughter carved a cell phone out of a piece of black soap. "She Shawshanked us!" And then the parrot comment by the neighbors...so great.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 22, 2010, 09:40:18 PM
This forum sooooo dead lately. It's a shame.

Latest episode of Community was so good. Episode before that was so stupid. This show is very hit and miss and the last 2 episodes have set the low bar and the high bar for this show for this season so far.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on October 23, 2010, 12:15:35 AM
I just finished the first season of Mr. Show with Bob and David, and it's one of the best sketch comedy shows I've ever seen, up there with SNL in its prime and Monty Python.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on October 23, 2010, 12:31:03 AM
I just finished the first season of Mr. Show with Bob and David, and it's one of the best sketch comedy shows I've ever seen, up there with SNL in its prime and Monty Python.

I love Mr. Show, although it rarely makes me laugh out loud - the sketches are super funny, but they're "thinkers" more than gut-busters. There are several exceptions to that though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 24, 2010, 10:28:19 PM
The Good Guys - 8/10

Such a good buddy cop show. I think it's starring Tom Hanks son or much younger brother or something. It kinda look like a family resemblance and they share the same last name. But back to the show... It's about an old-timey off the cuff detective that's been permanently demoted to the property crimes and continually lives on his shining glory of saving the Governors son back in the early 80's being paired up with an ambitious young detective who believes he is unfairly being punished by being paired up with this guy and has more to offer than being stuck in the property crimes division. This show does not take itself too seriously and is not a procedural cop show. Actually, the duo almost always find a way to turn some petty property crime (someone stole my bike, missing air conditioner, petty vandalism) and turn a big case out of it to the dismay of their divisions chief.
It's a very fun show to watch and the chemistry is just perfect.

I think it comes on Fridays on FOX.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on October 25, 2010, 07:57:52 AM
Yep, that's Tom Hanks' son.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on October 25, 2010, 04:07:48 PM
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - This show just continues to be mediocre this season, some episodes more than others.  The two-parter on Mandalore was pretty much a total wash unless you want to play a drinking game with the number of times the word "Corruption" is said.  Then what do you know?!  The following episode is another prequel episode to a previous season, and not only that, but the ending of that episode makes it clear that the 2-parter in Mandalore was as well.  What the ***, Lucasfilm?!  What is it going to take for you to actually tell an episode in Season 3 that actually takes place after Season 2?  And it's not like the individual episodes have been all that good, either.  Man, this season has been so frustrating, especially after Season 2 kicked so much ass.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on October 25, 2010, 05:03:43 PM
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
This show airs on DisneyXD and I found it surprisingly good. There's only been one episode so far (not including the episodes prior to the actual forming of the Avengers) but the action is good, voices are decent, stories compelling, and they even showed the death of Captain America's sidekick Bucky. I say that to say it's not a kiddy interpretaion of the Avengers, it's the real deal. I don't want to give away the villain, but he did a hell of a lot of damage, to the point where people had to have died. I'm very interested to see where they take this show. 7.5/10

Also, anyone watching Dexter this season? I was a little worried to see what not having Rita would mean for the show, but so far, so good, and next episode looks to a doozy. This is my favorite show on T.V right now 9/10.

Speaking of Dexter, the actress who played Rita is now the wife on No Ordinary Family, which I watched and wasn't disappointed, I don't really like the son but everything else is pretty good so far. Tentative 6.8/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on October 25, 2010, 05:06:04 PM
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
This show airs on DisneyXD and I found it surprisingly good. There's only been one episode so far (not including the episodes prior to the actual forming of the Avengers) but the action is good, voices are decent, stories compelling, and they even showed the death of Captain America's sidekick Bucky. I say that to say it's not a kiddy interpretaion of the Avengers, it's the real deal. I don't want to give away the villain, but he did a hell of a lot of damage, to the point where people had to have died. I'm very interested to see where they take this show. 7.5/10

Huh, I didn't know that this show existed.  I'll have to look into it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 25, 2010, 05:40:00 PM
MJ: Dexter has been good, but not great this season. I always liked it when Dexter was always trying to cover his ass and the past few episodes it finally seems like it's getting there.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on October 25, 2010, 06:35:10 PM
I agree that it's been good, and not great, for the same reason, but it was necessary. Rita was so important in his life, she could have been another aspect of his psyche like Harry is. They had to show him taking time to get over it, and of course not really know how to deal with it. Also losing the kids was big for him as they were basically extensions of Rita, and part of his grounding to humanity. Without them, he's gotten a little sloppy, none of his kills have gone smoothly and he's fighting with himself more than ever. I like what Julie Bowen's character (Lumen) is adding to the show, so I'm hopeful for this season.

I just want to give an honorable mention to The Big C which is also on Showtime. Interesting characters so far (except the husband who got slightly more interesting last episode) and a unique storyline.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 25, 2010, 07:03:59 PM
I like what Julie Bowen's character (Lumen) is adding to the show, so I'm hopeful for this season.

You mean Julia Stiles? Julie Bowen is the Blonde on Modern Family.

And Dexter has mediocre at best in comparison to past seasons. I haven't seen the preview for next week yet, but they really need to pick it up on this show. There are only 13 episodes and 5 have passed already. I need more drama(not of the Bautista/Laguerta type), suspense and excitement on this show. I know they are getting there and it takes time to build the suspense, but I just want things to pick up sooner.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on October 26, 2010, 12:44:52 PM
Lol yeah I get my blondes mixed up rather easily and I was thinking about posting about Modern Family which I love.

I agree on the Bautista story arc... BORING! If anything they should have continued the IA investigation for punching that guy out rather than this bs with his wife, which he was totally in the right about. Who knows, maybe it'll all come around somehow, Laguerta has always had a thing for Dexter...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 26, 2010, 01:40:58 PM
apparently she always had a thing s***ing c*** too.

And once you see that LaGuerta was undercover as a prostitute or a whore of some sort Bautista was probably a little turned on considering how he started his last relationship ;)

But Dexter is known for it's build up to conclusion, so maybe the jealous lover story line ends up working it's way into something much more interesting and not be a drag on the show which is already taking too long to build up something.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 26, 2010, 03:17:48 PM
I wouldn't mind the LaGuerta side story if she was hot.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 26, 2010, 04:02:10 PM
I wouldn't mind the LaGuerta side story if she was hot.
Same goes for Deb.
I know that's MCH's wife and all, but that chick needs to eat a sandwhich or something. That wouldn't fix her "hotness" problem, but atleast she wouldn't look so damn skinny.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 26, 2010, 04:24:31 PM
None of the women on Dexter have ever been especially good-looking. Remember that crazy pyro English chick from Season 2? Seriously, here was something wrong with her. Deb looks like a teenage boy, and LaGuerta's eyes are constantly in danger of popping out. I never liked Rita, either. Girl needed to put on some weight.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 26, 2010, 04:37:40 PM
I thought Lylah (chick from s2) was kinda sexy, but she was a little skinny too.

The hottest chicks I can think of from any season of Dexter is the latina cop that's on this season right now and Quinn's GF last season (Trinity's daughter), the female cop Dex off'd last season ("are you gonna rape me now?") and a not so close fourth would be Rita.

I can't remember any specific examples from season earlier than last season though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on October 26, 2010, 05:18:11 PM
I think the casting decisions for the characters in Dexter are intentional weird. Everyone in that show has some nasty flaw, some more nasty than others. Ritas personality is reflected in her weak body. Nicer looking the chick is, more insane they are. Deb is a tomboy of sorts.

Besides, it's more realistic not to have a world loaded with 10/10 good looking people.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on October 26, 2010, 08:18:45 PM
I was with you guys until you started hating on Rita, she's not skinny, she is seriously stacked up top and has a fairly round bottom for a non-thick chick. Face is only a 6 or 7 but I could work with it lol. I also thought Lylah was pretty hot, Quinn's gf last season and Deborah as well but not as much, but I kinda got a thing for thin.

I don't remember what the cop Dexter killed looked like, but I remember thinking she was hot.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 26, 2010, 08:30:33 PM
I was with you guys until you started hating on Rita, she's not skinny, she is seriously stacked up top...

"Stacked up top" is not a term one can apply to Rita. Here's a list of actresses/characters it DOES apply to:

1) Joan on Mad Men
2) Salma Hayek's characters on Ugly Betty & 30 Rock
3) Jeri Ryan on Voyager
4) The brunette on Stargate Universe
5) Counselor Troi on Next Generation (to a lesser degree)
6) Sofia Vergara on Modern Family

Standards, man. Get some. LOL
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 26, 2010, 08:40:07 PM
I don't remember what the cop Dexter killed looked like, but I remember thinking she was hot.

I just looked her up because I didn't really remember what she looked like either. She's not really that hot, but she looked good on Dexter. her name was Christina Cox if you wanna refresh your memory.

And Rita (Julie Benz - now starring on ABC's No Ordinary Family)was not too thin, she was in the area of decent body. not thick, but not skinny, not stacked but definitely not flat, a nice little booty and had an above average face. She is actually probably in her prime right now looks wise too as someone's "hot Mom" or MILF.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on October 26, 2010, 08:46:02 PM
Seriously, Google image search Julie Benz she's stacked WAY more than Troi from TNG not as much as Sofia Vegara and Christina Hendricks (Joan from Mad Men) but still stacked.

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Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 26, 2010, 09:26:24 PM
I thought Julie Benz looked good in Boondocks Saints II. I never thought she was unattractive, but blondes aren't my thing (unless they have an accent).

Deb is way too skinny...sickly so. Eat a steak for god sakes.

The hottest chick in any season thus far is that latina cop BnM mentioned (April Hernandez) and she's not even that hot, she just has a nice booty.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on October 26, 2010, 11:47:39 PM
Agreed on April Hernandez.

I just finished watching Sons of Anarchy which tonight was a good hour and a half long (though the numbers of commercials leads me to believe there was only like 10mins of extra show).

Very explosive episode, as usual; lots of action, nice plot turns and the deeper involvement of some new characters. I never thought I could get into a show about bikers but this is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on October 28, 2010, 12:28:34 PM
Last night's Modern Family, I usually don't like holiday themed episodes, but this show has managed to strike a good balance between the themes and the congruence of the show. Last season's Christmas episode was also well done for a theme show, but I still wish there were no holiday-themed episodes. Just do the shows with no respect to time, or anything else besides the characters.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 28, 2010, 01:29:49 PM
[size=78%]I liked it, and Raising Hope's Halloween episode was pretty good too.[/size]

[size=78%]I was loving the correction of Gloria's english words as I go through the same thing with my girl sometimes (she's Mexican and sometimes mispronounces stuff - instead of saying "hand me that bag", she might say "hand me that bog" :D ) but her talking in her "American" accent made me appreciate her Colombian accent more. I just wish she would tone down the high pitch JAAAAy come here JAAAAAy (ahhhh my ears... shut that parrot up!!!)[/size]


edit: since I never delivered the Gloria jiggle and shake form a few eps back

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Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 29, 2010, 05:25:53 PM
Is she jailbait, or can I legally think she's freaking HOT?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on October 30, 2010, 10:54:42 AM
Is she dressed as Bridgette in that last one?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on October 30, 2010, 12:50:24 PM
Looks like a slutty mother Theresa to me.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 30, 2010, 01:01:16 PM
Is she jailbait, or can I legally think she's freaking HOT?

She is 19 going on 20 in a few months. She was legal when the show started.

Is she dressed as Bridgette in that last one?

"Mother Teresa...when she was still hot"
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: vudu on October 30, 2010, 04:57:53 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v144/kingvudu/bridget.gif)

Sure looks like Bridget to me.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on October 31, 2010, 02:23:12 AM
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
This show airs on DisneyXD and I found it surprisingly good. There's only been one episode so far (not including the episodes prior to the actual forming of the Avengers) but the action is good, voices are decent, stories compelling, and they even showed the death of Captain America's sidekick Bucky. I say that to say it's not a kiddy interpretaion of the Avengers, it's the real deal. I don't want to give away the villain, but he did a hell of a lot of damage, to the point where people had to have died. I'm very interested to see where they take this show. 7.5/10

Based on your recommendation, I went back and started watching this series and I'm sorry man, but this show is weak (especially compared to the Marvel show that immediately preceded it, Spectacular Spider-Man).  The animation is just "blah" (with some particularly awful action animations that don't look anywhere near as powerful as the reaction they get), the writing is childish at best (and not in a good way like in Spectacular Spider-Man or Justice League), and the voice acting is spotty.  Probably the thing that bugs me most watching it, though, is that I just feel nothing watching it.  I don't hate it, but outside of a few witty lines (uttered by the Hulk of all people) the show's just so...average.  The show's also hit hard by the censorship mallet, as just in these opening episodes there are many times when an attack should have inflict major if not fatal injury that normal people just shrug off (a scene where a woman gets slammed upon by the sharp edge of a giant axe blade comes to mind, which only "slams her into the ground").  And where are the big name villains of the Marvel Universe?  It's pitiful when the biggest named villain I could find was The Crimson Dynamo.  The villains on this show don't look like they'd make a decent C or D-class Rogue's Gallery.  This show makes me very fearful of what Disney will turn out with Ultimate Spider-Man.

That isn't to say it's all bad, though.  Like I said, the writers occasionally slip in a funny line (as mentioned, one line from the Hulk when a villain decides turning his body to rock is a good idea is particularly amusing) and I do like the continuity between episodes.  I also like this duality angle they're exploiting with The Hulk, which hasn't really been done in animation before with the two sides of Banner talking with one another and reasoning through situations.  I'm hoping that this series manages to find a way to make Ant Man and The Wasp not completely and utterly lame, but that's like trying to make Aquaman not totally lame...oh wait...*eyes Justice League*

EDIT:  One other good thing about the series, though: it does have a pretty cool theme song, in that 80s/90s sort of way.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on October 31, 2010, 07:23:32 AM
Yeah, if you were expecting blood, you've come to the wrong show. I don't recall any 'normal' people getting hit with an axe, but there are quite a few 'supers' who could withstand such an attack.

I don't know what your problem is with the voices, Iron Man sounds like Robert Downy Jr and the only people with any inflections in their voice are Hulk and Thor, with only Thor's voice being a little off for me. The other character sound like normal everyday people.

And did you see the first 'official' episode? Gravitron?? If that's not a good enough villain from the Marvel universe to start off a series, I don't know who is.

Anyway, I gave it a 7.5/10 for potential, not exactly a glowing review, but I don't agree with, nor understand your grievances, but feel free to have them. :)

And, I'm very glad to hear that chick from Modern Family is of age. I was having a serious problem with myself for finding her so delectable at what I imagined was a young age. I notice they're using more adults to play children, the chick on No Ordinary Family has been around for awhile in some small roles (at least I've only seen her in such) and her character is around the same age as Cutie McCute Cute on Modern Family.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 31, 2010, 12:06:29 PM
And, I'm very glad to hear that chick from Modern Family is of age. I was having a serious problem with myself for finding her so delectable at what I imagined was a young age. I notice they're using more adults to play children, the chick on No Ordinary Family has been around for awhile in some small roles (at least I've only seen her in such) and her character is around the same age as Cutie McCute Cute on Modern Family.

yep, Kay Panabaker (No Ordinary Family) is 20 years old
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0659048/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0659048/)

and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) turns 20 next month
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0405103/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0405103/)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Shaymin on October 31, 2010, 08:10:07 PM
Neon Genesis Evangelion / End of Evangelion
What in the bluest of blue hells did I just witness / 10

I will say that after reading about Gainax's money and censorship troubles the last few episodes make a little bit of sense, but I'm still freaking lost about everything that happened after about episode 20.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on October 31, 2010, 08:14:52 PM
Neon Genesis Evangelion / End of Evangelion
What in the bluest of blue hells did I just witness / 10

I will say that after reading about Gainax's money and censorship troubles the last few episodes make a little bit of sense, but I'm still freaking lost about everything that happened after about episode 20.

Honestly, just ditch everything about the original Evangelion series and movies, and look forward to the new movies.  Evangelion 1.11 (the new reboot movie) is pretty awesome and what I've heard of Evangelion 2.0  tells me that they're fixing a lot of the problems the original series had.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on October 31, 2010, 08:56:51 PM
And, I'm very glad to hear that chick from Modern Family is of age. I was having a serious problem with myself for finding her so delectable at what I imagined was a young age. I notice they're using more adults to play children, the chick on No Ordinary Family has been around for awhile in some small roles (at least I've only seen her in such) and her character is around the same age as Cutie McCute Cute on Modern Family.

yep, Kay Panabaker (No Ordinary Family) is 20 years old
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0659048/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0659048/)

She looks likes she's 16 in No Ordinary Family. She's cute anyway. What's worse is that in episode 5 there were 2 of her friends that definitely looked like they were not from high school. By the way, is the dad from No Ordinary Family the same guy that played Thing from the Fantastic Four movies?

Edit: LOL Yeah, he is. Go figure why he's playing that role...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on October 31, 2010, 10:08:03 PM
Dare I say that I liked the Evangelion series and first movie? It was weird, and the story arced (sp?) strangely, but having watched the series twice the beginning explains the end in a strange fashion.

I haven't heard about a reboot movie, but I didn't like the Escaflowne (still my favorite all time anime series) movie which was basically a reboot of the series, or just blatantly incongruent which caught me wildly off guard.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on October 31, 2010, 11:52:03 PM
I have to second Broodwars suggestion. The reboot has made the original NGE pretty much obsolete. The last 1/4 of the original is BS and the movie they made to show the "real" ending was even more BS. I don't mind a touch of mysticism or psychology, but they went off the deep, then off a cliff. It was Southland Tales before Southland Tales.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 01, 2010, 12:26:34 AM
the walking dead- wishes do come true
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 01, 2010, 01:34:50 AM
Six Feet Under - The Entire Series

What a sad sad ending. Everything in this show just continually gets more and more depressing and complex. There were points when I wanted to stop watching, mostly somewhere near the end of the 3rd season and beginning of the 4th, but the 5th season was pretty damn interesting. It's still a trip to see Dexter as an openly Gay man and being the girl in his relationship (PMSing from time to time), but he played the role so damn well along with most everyone in the show. It was really good for what it was and if you like a good drama with interesting characters, this is a series worth checking out.

I have to admit that the death in the beginning of every episode stopped having a point and became just a signature act. there was almost no point to in throughout almost the entire 5th season and probably most of the 4th too.

I give the series as a whole an 8/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 01, 2010, 01:56:26 AM
God, I started hating that show the longer I watched it. Almost too depressing and melodramatic. NOBODY on that show is happy. Despite this, I couldn't stop watching it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 01, 2010, 03:40:36 AM
It seriously got to the point where you started expecting the worse to happen, and the minute it sounds like something may be going someones way, you can almost guess what is gonna **** it up.... well not really guess, but you know that something is gonna happen to take the wind out of anybodys potentially happy content sails. They all live under an eternal storm cloud, but yes the show was quite addicting. But to be honest, I never would have finished it if it wasn't for the fact that my girl really liked the show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 01, 2010, 09:37:11 AM
I've been meaning to check out Six Feet Under. I don't do the Netflix thing, but this series and others have me contemplating signing up.


How about last night's Dexter?
**Spoiler Alert**
Very nearly gets caught, covers up two murders while giving Deb a good case to wrap up in light of the Fuentes brothers 'failures', the Batista/Laguerta story arc wrapped up in a nice way, Quinn very nearly said 'I love you' to Deb (and the scenes from next weeks episode make it look like he does love her, to the point he may want to call off the disgraced cop), and the back and forth between Dexter and Lumen at the warehouse was freaking hilarious! I actually missed a few lines (before rewinding cuz I love me some Tivo) because I was laughing so much. It seems that in relying on Dexter, Lumen is coming to trust him; she let him touch her face, and didn't completely freak out when he was watching her in the tub, so she could turn into his new love interest, but I'm hoping that either they make a significant amount of time pass before their relationship is known, she dies before that, or gets caught before that (fingerprints on the hose nozzle) and exonerated because of what was done to her, perhaps even make Dexter a hero for freeing her before their relationship starts, for the sake of honoring Rita.

Anyone watching Boardwalk Empire? As a New Jersian I was hoping this show to be good, but it started off painfully slow, I missed two episode (I think 4 & 5) then I got back into it and it's pretty good so far, and last night's episode was particularly good. I like the soldier's returning from war aspect, hopefully it'll shed some more light on the fact that we're still facing the exact same problems today.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 01, 2010, 11:43:31 AM
Dexter last night was great.
Masuka FTMFW Autoerotic Mummification!!!? (http://i54.tinypic.com/123xhf5.jpg) where does he come up with this ****?
is that even something real? *loads up Google Search :P: *

but that one wrapped up a little too nice.
I'm not sure how you explain the blood trail and the phone thing and the lack of blood at the scene of the death even though "plastic man shot the other guy while being choked", but I guess that's why they faded out Masukas explanation of what happened. and Dexter responds with "The blood is consistent with Masukas theory" when he supposedly wouldn't have seen any of the blood because it's all in the warehouse, not at the scene of the death.

But finally an episode that I didn't think was just mediocre. Dexter and Lumen were great. Bautista actually surprised me. But I still don't trust Quinn(I have not seen next weeks previews) because I think he is playing Deb and their whole affair is a bullet train with no brakes heading down hill while carrying explosives on a track that dead ends at a cliff.


I'm also watching Boardwalk Empire, but I still need to watch the last 2 episodes. I like the show, but I never watch it on Sundays, usually in the middle of the middle of the week after a few episodes have gone by. I usually have to play catch up. Last episode I saw was that hooker getting her face slashed and then killing herself.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on November 02, 2010, 01:44:16 AM
I'm also watching Boardwalk Empire, but I still need to watch the last 2 episodes. I like the show, but I never watch it on Sundays, usually in the middle of the middle of the week after a few episodes have gone by. I usually have to play catch up. Last episode I saw was that hooker getting her face slashed and then killing herself.

The 2 episodes after that were great. Don't miss out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 02, 2010, 09:33:45 PM
Yeah, I was surprised at how easily Masuka filled in the blanks for Dexter's set up, and the funny thing is, when they investigate the guy Dexter was going to kill before Lumen interrupted him, he was into homo-erotic fantasies. Also, Lumen's fingerprints are probably still on the hose nozzle Masuka made a point of telling everyone not to touch and the guy Lumen wanted to kill is connected to Boyd who is a missing city worker, so this might not have wrapped up as easily as they want us to believe.

The episode of Boarwalk Empire with hooker getting her face slashed, is actually the one that convinved me to give the series another try.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on November 03, 2010, 11:22:52 AM
I'm finally watching Battlestar Galactica. I'm on the third episode after the miniseries. Good stuff so far, I like their depiction of a future with FTL travel and advanced robots alongside neckties, dry erase boards and wired telephones.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on November 03, 2010, 11:29:48 AM
I'm finally watching Battlestar Galactica. I'm on the third episode after the miniseries. Good stuff so far, I like their depiction of a future with FTL travel and advanced robots alongside neckties, dry erase boards and wired telephones.

My advice is to watch to the end of Season 2 and just stop.  Though the show did have standout episodes after that point, to me the show stopped being "fun" after Season 2 and started trying to be "about something" and just turned pretentious.  IMO, the show went downhill after Season 2.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 03, 2010, 01:50:46 PM
You can't just stop at that point. Season 2 ends with a massive cliffhanger; I don't think you can just walk away without seeing how it's resolved. Also, my favorite episode of the series, the Exodus two-parter, happens a few episodes into season 3.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 03, 2010, 03:06:26 PM
Haha yeah Masuka's little charades was hysterical, as was Lumen and Dexter fighting. Great episode can't wait to see how it all ends.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on November 03, 2010, 05:11:21 PM
Yeah I'm positive I will watch the whole thing. I don't mind when shows try to be "about something". It might annoy me but it'd be worse to not have the story finished.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Armak88 on November 06, 2010, 01:33:31 AM
I just finished watching the first season of Community. It started off a little slow. I was enjoying it, but I didn't find that I was laughing very often. By the fourth episode though, things really started clicking and it just kept getting better every episode after that. The cast chemistry is really great. I feel like it is difficult for a cast of seven main characters to be fair to each one, but I really felt like there was no weak link in the line up. At some point in the series every character had moments that I enjoyed or found funny. Highlights for me were the chicken finger mafia episode, the paint ball episode and Allison Brie's cleavage in the debate episode. I look forward to season two.     4/5
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 13, 2010, 07:36:14 PM
Misfits - 9/10

It's a UK show about some young adults that have to do community service and get struck by lightning and get some sort of "super" power. It's only a 6 episode first season, but every episode is good. Everyone that gets affected by the storm seemed to be affected by how they felt at the time of the storm..... all except for one guy who can't seem to figure out why he didn't get a super power. He also happens to be the comic relief of the series and a total and complete fuckin prick. The characters are so good but there is one chick whose accent is so horrid that I can't help but make fun of her. High recommendations for this one... If you can figure out how to watch it.


edit: S2 just started too and so far so good except why would there be a pipe like that in the locker room? that makes no sense.

and this is one of the many reasons why I like to watch this show:
(http://imgur.com/R3Z8e.jpg)

and here is where you can try to watch the show:
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/misfits/4od#3009365

and this is the shows website:
http://www.e4.com/misfits/index.html
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on November 13, 2010, 10:07:42 PM
Well, we're 9 episodes into Clone Wars: Season 1.5 (aka "Season 3") and the show just continues to find new ways to suck, the latest episode having the romance between an effeminate Hutt and that long-mouthed alien singer from Jabba's palace as a central part of the story.  Yeah...it's like Lucasfilm is going out of their way to try to kill any awesomeness this show acquired towards the end of Season 1 and Season 2.   :@

A show that is not sucking at the moment, though, is Disney's Avengers cartoon.  You might remember that I was very critical of this show, and I don't believe I was wrong in the slightest for finding the early episodes mediocre.  However, 10 episodes in the show seems to be settling into a comfortable groove and we're starting to see some genuinely good character interaction and some decent fight scenes.  Honestly, it reminds me a lot of the first season of Justice League: very rough and generic early on, but gradually things are beginning to gel and the writing is getting better.  Check it out if you're into Superhero animation.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 14, 2010, 11:19:12 AM
A show that is not sucking at the moment, though, is Disney's Avengers cartoon.  You might remember that I was very critical of this show, and I don't believe I was wrong in the slightest for finding the early episodes mediocre.  However, 10 episodes in the show seems to be settling into a comfortable groove and we're starting to see some genuinely good character interaction and some decent fight scenes.  Honestly, it reminds me a lot of the first season of Justice League: very rough and generic early on, but gradually things are beginning to gel and the writing is getting better.  Check it out if you're into Superhero animation.

Glad to see you've come around :)

It might help to know that there have only really been 5 episodes so far in the main story, and the other 5 were introductory episodes that were originally 5 minutes long, and then compiled into full episodes after the series official launch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Avengers:_Earth's_Mightiest_Heroes_episodes

They have a summary of the next episode there as well... I was disappointed to read despite knowing that it had to be coming eventually.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 14, 2010, 06:44:28 PM
Misfits - 9/10

It's a UK show about some young adults that have to do community service and get struck by lightning and get some sort of "super" power. It's only a 6 episode first season, but every episode is good. Everyone that gets affected by the storm seemed to be affected by how they felt at the time of the storm..... all except for one guy who can't seem to figure out why he didn't get a super power. He also happens to be the comic relief of the series and a total and complete fuckin prick. The characters are so good but there is one chick whose accent is so horrid that I can't help but make fun of her. High recommendations for this one... If you can figure out how to watch it.


edit: S2 just started too and so far so good except why would there be a pipe like that in the locker room? that makes no sense.

and this is one of the many reasons why I like to watch this show:
(http://imgur.com/R3Z8e.jpg)

and here is where you can try to watch the show:
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/misfits/4od#3009365 (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/misfits/4od#3009365)

and this is the shows website:
http://www.e4.com/misfits/index.html (http://www.e4.com/misfits/index.html)

I just wanted to temp all of you into checking this show out one more time.

The scene that makes the other chick such a draw to this show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0t2YVRHAZY&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0t2YVRHAZY&feature=related)

^just watch it^


p.s. NSFW
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 14, 2010, 08:49:32 PM
Just wondering if anyone is watching No Ordinary Family?

The title sucks, and I am worried that it'll turn into another Heroes, but right now they're doing a good job of combining family drama, super powers, and suspensful intrigue. On those three fonts I would say the show is working because none of them are taking the front seat, and are instead sharing it.

Every episode so far has shown their typical year 2000+ family issues, the advancing of their powers, and given small pieces of the overall picture of what's going on in the world around them and the mystery of their powers. Not so much on that last part in the most recent episode actually, but I would recomend this show and it's on Hulu, so you can watch the 1st episode and decide.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 14, 2010, 08:58:37 PM
Ever since teh son has come out to his family the show has gotten better. They dragged that on for too long and it was really working my nerves. I'm really liking the show so far though and after the last episode, you can really see the family starting to accept that they are different but that they can use it to be a better family and not just a family of freaks.

the show I linked above (Misfits) is better though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: greybrick on November 15, 2010, 04:00:38 AM
after the miniseries.

I just realized that I have been misreading the word, "miniseries" my entire life, and for some reason I thought it meant something entirely different than, "mini-series."
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 15, 2010, 04:58:07 AM
Dexter

This is the best show on television. It's always been on the up and up with few disappointments. Can't wait for next weeks episode!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on November 15, 2010, 06:21:01 AM
Dexter

This is the best show on television. It's always been on the up and up with few disappointments. Can't wait for next weeks episode!

Definitely. What I love about it is that each season has a different feel to it. I was afraid the quality would go down with the departure of the creator but this season is shaping up to be great.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on November 15, 2010, 07:52:20 AM
Undercovers:

Its episode 8 into a 13 episode season. Still no story arc. The lead actors are still a sight to behold but this just isn't clicking. It's already been reported that NBC isn't ordering any more yet gave The Event a full 22? episode season order WTF man! so the format clearly isn't resonating.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 15, 2010, 08:21:26 AM
I heard that Undercovers was already cancelled and they are gonna continue to air the remaining episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on November 15, 2010, 09:13:49 AM
I haven't seen an official cancellation announcement, but "not ordering any more episodes" usually amounts to the same thing.

The irony is, i looked at the entire credits and quite a lot of the producers and writers actually moved over from Lost.

Stargate Universe: THIS is the new Lost. Only it's doing it a lot better in terms of story development. It's just episode 2
7 of season 2 and they just revealed the purpose of the Destiny. For the equivalent on Lost it came about in Season 5.  I know Season 1 has had a lot of whining and moaning and bitching by the characters but as season 2 kicked off there's a lot of story elements and a gradual and smooth progression into the series arc. A lot of the undesirable elements have been toned down quite heavily.

I wish i could get more NWR folk to watch it but it appears the "cheesyness" of Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis (Atlantis in particular) has put people off from SGU.  To put it differently, SGU has the best actors, the better set and lighting and the better CGI talent. Not many shows can grab Robert Carlyle and Louis Fererra (who off-camera is a complete clown playing pranks on the cast/crew yet on-screen is very sour faced and ragged) and put them against each other.

I wish more people would watch, or at least give it a try.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on November 15, 2010, 09:44:10 AM
I love SGU. The characters are amazingly complex. Just as I like someone, they do something to rub me the wrong way. There are a lot of them I don't like, but respect. I am only barely halfway through season 1 on free to air TV, but at this point, I really can't just pick a guy and root for.

I use to be firmly in Dr Rushes camp, but his increasingly apparent lack of ethics/stability is starting to make me think twice. Col Young on the other hand I never really liked because he always comes off as weak and is always strong at the wrong moment. Not saying Rushe is always right, but Young's lack of real leadership make me wonder how he made Colonel in the first place.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on November 15, 2010, 09:48:38 AM
I watched the first season of Battlestar Galactica (the 2000s version, not 1970s), and I don't see what all the fuss was about. There were some good episodes, but overall the season did not make me interested enough to continue on with the series. Maybe it gets better? The first season of Seinfeld sucked, but it became a great show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 15, 2010, 10:48:03 AM
Last night's Dexter was one of the best episodes so far this season!

**Spoiler Alert**

It is going to be very interesting from here on out. Quinn knows Lumen's name, her prints were pulled off the hose nozzle from two episodes ago, and he seems to be falling hard for Deborah, the only thing I didn't like was his fear of the investigating cop, what happened to him being a borderline dirty cop? Why should he not be able to threaten an aging and disgraced ex-cop, especially one who is trying to extort him and threatening his girlfriend? I also liked how Lumen was tentative about seeing Dexter kill and being a part of his world, and Deborah's internal conflict about killing that guy. I can't believe the spanish cop sold out Deb and Batista is going to back her, but it does fit both characters. I wonder if Dexter is going to kill Quinn and his the old guy or if Deb will kill them to protect Dex, or if Quinn will kill the old guy and turn a blind eye to his suspicions about Dex for Deb's sake. Whatever happens, I love this friggin show!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on November 15, 2010, 01:22:48 PM
The Walking Dead

I've been downloading the episodes thus far, as I don't subscribe to any sort of television service. I had read the first sixty or so issues of the comic a while ago. From what I can recall, the show seems to be following the source pretty well. The acting is definitely up there, and the whole thing has a great look to it, both in the cinematography and the special effects (ie: not a lot of ridiculous CGI). It's directed as if it were a film, not a television show, and that helps it a lot. The pacing is slow, but so was the comic. This isn't a zombie killing splatter-fest, it's a character drama with the zombie apocalypse as a backdrop. I'd definitely recommend watching at least the first two episodes before deciding whether or not it's for you.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 15, 2010, 04:37:28 PM
I haven't seen an official cancellation announcement, but "not ordering any more episodes" usually amounts to the same thing.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/nbc-pulls-plug-undercovers-35799

Re: Dexter
Last nights episode was good, but how are they gonna explain the busted doors inbetween rooms when they realize head of security is missing and how did Robocop get pics of Dexter onthe boat when Dex usually heads out to sea to catch the gulf stream (ever since his last "burial ground" was found)?

Re: The Walking Dead
ep3 was good other than the whole cutting off the hand part. Who even not in their right mind wouldn't try to saw the handcuffs off before jumping to the last resort and cutting off your own freaking hand. You might even try breaking your own thumb to slip out of the cuffs before you cut your freaking hand off.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 15, 2010, 05:56:52 PM
BnM - I wondered that too. In fact, I remember saying "That's one hell of a camera." As for the door, I'm ok with the assumption that Dexter either fixed it or thinks it's alright.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 15, 2010, 06:04:09 PM
BnM - I wondered that too. In fact, I remember saying "That's one hell of a camera." As for the door, I'm ok with the assumption that Dexter either fixed it or thinks it's alright.

I'm guessing that he got pictures of them boarding the boat but probably not dumping anything even though the first pic is directly after they dumped(bad editing?). It would be pretty sloppy of the writers to forget how careful Dex is about dumping after the whole Bay Harbor Butcher case.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 15, 2010, 06:44:55 PM
With the broken door (he would only had to break the one on Dexter's side), the camera (though it was definitely that ginormous lense) and the hose nozzle, it seems to me that Lumen is breaking Dexter's focus and making him a little sloppy. He hasn't even seen the Harry side of himself for two(?) episodes, and neither has he been very concerned about Harrison and his development; everything is about Lumen. I understand that it's because he's been searching for someone like Lumen who could see who he is and not be repulsed or destroyed by it and he's sort of become mesmerized by her, but with Quinn having him tracked it's becoming a liability.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 18, 2010, 05:45:12 PM
Modern Family - *bouncy bouncy*

More than any other episode, this one featured Sofia Vergara's rack. So I loved it, naturally. But as usual, it was hilarious. Cam is so great.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 18, 2010, 10:58:26 PM
on walking dead

who would cut off a limb to escape?

haha, to answer your question...theres a whole movie out right now based on that idea

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

even though this didn't happen in the comic book...i have a pretty good idea where this is leading

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 18, 2010, 11:17:35 PM
^if that's you response to what I said about The Walking Dead, then you've completely missed the point I was making.
also 127 days involved breaking the arm so that the bone didn't have to be sawed through. he absolutely exhausted every other option before even coming to the conclusion that he needed to break and then saw off his own arm to ultimately survive.


I don't know if the movie followed that arm breaking part, but that's what happened in the actual story.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 19, 2010, 11:18:46 AM
@Halbred
Agreed on Sofia's rack, but I thought this episode was a little weak on the comedy (except Cam as you mentioned) while doing a better job of showing their ties as a family. Good episode, just not terribly funny.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 19, 2010, 11:37:37 AM
oh wow, i did miss the point haha. Yeah, that Mearle was kinda dumb, but the hand was kinda gory as in not the cleanest cut. He might have chewed his own hand off. He might not have accessed to the saw. Then again, he should have just chewed his thumb off. Also, at the end of the first season I don't expect anyone to be in their right mind.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on November 19, 2010, 06:01:21 PM
The metal bar looked thin enough to get through with a hacksaw. It sure would have been easier to cut than his own flesh and bone. :P
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 19, 2010, 06:30:21 PM
You ask "Who in their right mind would do that?" but he clearly wasn't in his right mind, as evidenced by his deliriousness earlier in the episode, as well as sheer terror from seeing the zombies at the door.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 19, 2010, 07:45:23 PM
wrong. that's not what I said.

Re: The Walking Dead
ep3 was good other than the whole cutting off the hand part. Who even not in their right mind wouldn't try to saw the handcuffs off before jumping to the last resort and cutting off your own freaking hand. You might even try breaking your own thumb to slip out of the cuffs before you cut your freaking hand off.

I know he wasn't in his right mind(that is what I said), but he also knew that his danger wasn't immediate from the zombies considering they had been having trouble getting through the door the entire time he was struggling. even the craziest of crazy people would explore other options if they knew they didn't need to be out of the cuffs in 2 seconds.

But I don't want to argue over that. Either they explain it in the next episode or they were following some storyline from the comic, but still, it just seems like lazy writing that could have easily been avoided by showing cut marks on the cuffs and on the bar.


It's the same type of bad writing that I had issue with on this weeks No Ordinary Family too.
I don't know if anyone here is watching that show too.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 19, 2010, 07:54:33 PM
I'm sorry, I misread what you said. Still, I think it's odd to assume that he would be thinking clearly enough in that situation to make that decision, and that it's a bit overly critical to call it lazy writing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 19, 2010, 08:46:27 PM
Overly critical to think that even in the most stressed out situations where death is not an immediate threat, you wouldn't automatically jump to cutting your own hand off instead of atleast trying to cut the cuffs or the bar they are attached to? maybe breaking your own thumb or something like that?

This ain't Evil Dead and he ain't Ash, and I got the impression that they were going for a "realistic" approach to surviving a Zombie Apocalypse. A man with only one hand will have a lot harder time defending himself when push comes to shove or run comes to climb.

The lazy part of the writing is not the cutting off of the hand, but the skipping what led to it. If they show what happens this week, then fine, but otherwise it really only would have taken a few attentions to details to not even have the thought come up.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 19, 2010, 09:03:49 PM
I don't think he saw it as a situation where death wasn't an immediate threat. He didn't see what the other guy did to lock the door so he didn't know how secure it was, and it doesn't seem like the kind of situation where you assume that you have time and are safe.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on November 19, 2010, 10:07:33 PM
This ain't Evil Dead and he ain't Ash [...]

Ain't that the truth. Now I want a Marvel Zombies miniseries... the Evil Dead based prequel to that was great.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on November 19, 2010, 11:09:36 PM
Just finished BSG S2.5 E6 , I can't believe they killed Billy! :( :( 
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 19, 2010, 11:24:45 PM
Oh man, I would love to be able to watch BSG for the first time again. You're getting into the best part of the series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 21, 2010, 02:25:02 AM
Skins - 8.5/10

I watched this show because I recently got into another UK show by the name of Misfits, and the way Misfits was described to me was "Skins with a heroic twist", so I decided that since I like Misfits so much, maybe I should check out Skins too. Well I went into Skins not knowing anything about it other than it was another UK show. A few episodes in and I wasn't 100% sold, but for some reason I just had to keep watching it. teens finishing their 2 years of College (equivalent of American 11th & 12th grade I think) who are involved in everything a normal teen is into back those days.... drugs, sex, more drugs, liquor, smoking, did I say drugs, girls/boys, partying & drugs.

The first 2 seasons were pretty good, good enough to keep me interested, but the 3rd season was probably my favorite. The first 2 seasons focus on 6 or 7 teens, and then the 3rd & 4th carry on by focusing on the sister of one of the 1st 2 seasons main characters and all her new friends as she starts the College her brother just graduated from. I wasn't really a fan of the 4th season outside of 2 episodes (Cook & JJ), but Oh **** at the way it ended.

My girl tried to relate it to Degrassi (which I've never seen), but I was told that this was nothing like Degrassi since it's actually good and the only similarity is that it follow kids in "High School". Very good watch. Looking forward to the 1st episode of s5 just to see the resolution of the end of s4.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on November 21, 2010, 12:21:26 PM
Just finished BSG season 2.5, WOW the plot really took a hard left turn didn't it?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on November 21, 2010, 01:29:00 PM
My girl tried to relate it to Degrassi (which I've never seen), but I was told that this was nothing like Degrassi since it's actually good and the only similarity is that it follow kids in "High School".

I'm pretty sure that Degrassi is a melodrama aimed at tweens. No high-school show will ever be better than Freaks and Geeks. :)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on November 22, 2010, 03:19:13 PM
Fringe just got moved to the friday night death slot. Not because it was performing badly but because they wanted to give American Idol "more market".

Goodbye Fringe. It's been fun.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on November 22, 2010, 03:33:24 PM
Fringe just got moved to the friday night death slot. Not because it was performing badly but because they wanted to give American Idol "more market".

Goodbye Fringe. It's been fun.

Honestly, I'm surprised that Fox has given this show 3 years.  This season has been ok, but it took too long to shed its "X-Files" facade and get into the real meat of the story.  Farewell, Fringe.  I shall miss mocking the absurdity of your increasingly-obtrusive location title cards.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on November 22, 2010, 04:13:00 PM
I agree it took too long.

And those location cards got more and more blatant. I'm only early season 2 but i eventually started looking for where it'll be spliced in.

Random sidebar: I HATE the new Sanctuary theme tune.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 22, 2010, 05:00:56 PM
Smallville has actually thrived on Friday nites over the last few years and even Supernatural its doing fine.

So don't write it off just yet
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on November 22, 2010, 07:40:29 PM
Funny you say that about Smallville. I use to hate it, but when they finally moved away from all the teenage melodrama  ie, moved to Metropolis, I have become regular to the show.

Also with the proliferation of DVRs that are easy to use with multiple tuners and digital TV, time slots are becoming less and less of an issue.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 22, 2010, 08:07:44 PM
True. With DVR, On Demand and Internet Streaming, when a show comes on is becoming less and less important.

If Fridays weren't a death sentence for the struggling Smallville 5 years ago till today, then Fringe may still have a chance.

What needs to change though is the Neilsen data collecting. They should just track everyone with a cable box/DVR, all online streaming from advertising sources like Hulu or the network websites. It's all digital nowadays so it really should be that hard to step the rating tracking into 2010 and out of 1985.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 23, 2010, 01:24:48 AM
Dexter

It was a decent filler episode up until the last minute. That's when it got fucking AWESOME!

Can't wait for next week!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 23, 2010, 01:56:29 AM
The Walking Dead is the best show on television.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 23, 2010, 02:48:03 AM
Dexter

It was a decent filler episode up until the last minute. That's when it got fucking AWESOME!

Can't wait for next week!

Agreed. I was also a little surprised that it was Astor that showed up. Dexter handling the friends mom's BF was great too.

The Walking Dead is the best show on television.

I don't exactly agree with that, but yesterdays episode was exactly what I want more of from this show. Slightly unexpected twist and lots of Zombie killings (that goes both ways). Great episode.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 23, 2010, 03:03:16 AM
Were you satisfied with the explanation they gave for the guy sawing off his hand?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 23, 2010, 03:09:55 AM
Were you satisfied with the explanation they gave for the guy sawing off his hand?

It is what it is, but at least they explained it.
I was just hoping they didn't gloss over it since it only took 3 seconds to explain or show what happened, and they gave a reason, so I'll accept it for what it is.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on November 23, 2010, 05:08:29 AM
What needs to change though is the Neilsen data collecting. They should just track everyone with a cable box/DVR, all online streaming from advertising sources like Hulu or the network websites. It's all digital nowadays so it really should be that hard to step the rating tracking into 2010 and out of 1985.

Bingo. People are saying that Stargate Universe is failing because 1# its an expensive show (at $1+ million per episode) and 2# it only gets ~1 million viewers live. When they looked at the numbers including DVR's (Live + 7 days) it registered a 78% increase. Hulu and other means push it up even further. But none of those numbers are considered important because in the case of SGU (or any other TV show except for those produced by commercial-free channels like the BBC) because none of them generate revenue for the network producing it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on November 23, 2010, 10:33:17 AM
Why doesn't Hulu generate revenue for the network? Shows on Hulu have ads. Are the networks getting no ad revenue from that?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 23, 2010, 11:12:09 AM
They do, and they also get from DVR as well, but less, through their blatant use of products during the show (like how often you see the Ford sign on Fringe).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on November 23, 2010, 03:19:29 PM
Two of the executive producers of SGU have actually said something along the lines of "'oh i went and downloaded it' doesn't help us. the only way to keep SGU is to watch it live". The other said that DVD sales and online streamings all help to mould its decision on renewal but do nothing to directly influence SyFy into keeping it.

This probably may differ on other shows, as MGM licenses the Stargate name to SyFy to use, but overall its sttill pretty accurate given how nielsen ratings are only measured by faces in front of boxes (and not how any faces in front of said boxes).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 23, 2010, 03:42:27 PM
Another really GOOD show in desperate need of LIVE viewers is Terriers on FX.

I believe it from one of the creators of The Shield and they also asked for live viewers if you want to help ratings.
I don't know if any of you watch that show, but it's not about dogs in literal sense.

It's about an Ex-Cop working with an Ex-Con as private detectives in a Southern California city. It's definitely worth checking out Wednesday nites at 10pm on FX.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on November 23, 2010, 08:08:10 PM
I don't get FX, so I can't watch their shows on TV.

As for Nielsen ratings, i've always had a problem with the fact that a few thousand households are used to predict what the entire country watches. I would support just tracking everyone with their cable/satellite packages, I have a feeling that some people would start complaining about big brother.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 23, 2010, 08:38:26 PM
But the cable companies already track cable box and DVR usage anyways. might as well make that the official rating to go by.

It also might speak well for shows on NBC (i.e. Chuck) when Comcast takes over, because they have direct viewership records so they know exactly who is watching what and can judge a show on actual ratings instead of just extrapolated ratings based on the television habits of a few people.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on November 23, 2010, 09:18:08 PM
Human Target, A revisit season 1

I was pretty harsh and critical of this show when I first saw it and in many ways I still am. The main arc took far too long to pick up. The situations/writing is still pretty poor and generally contrived. The show has little charm. Blackmild2k1 gave me enough of a nudge to keep it at least in the back ground.

However, one thing has saved it. It's season end episode. This episode finally breaks away from it's original contrived, repeating plot lines of death trap(s) of the week to what the meat of the show really should have been. Who is Christopher Chance. Who his support team is and how they relate to CC. CC's origins.

All said, it's still a poor show, but it might have finally found it's feet and is rubbish if you compare it to the much superior Burn Notice. It's still background watching, but I rescind the death wish.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on November 24, 2010, 12:46:27 AM
The Walking Dead is the best show on television.

I think that it has the potential to be. It's still too early for me to really decide however. Truthfully though, I'm not too fond of 99% of what's on television. I download the handful of shows that I'm interested in, and supplement my movies with NetFlix. :)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 24, 2010, 02:50:26 AM
There are still 2 shows I keep hearing about that I wanna check out in the near future.

1 is Mad Men and the other is Breaking Bad.

I've seen one of the episodes from teh 1st season of Breaking Bad and it looked pretty cool, so I might check that on out first.
Anybody have opinions on those 2 shows?


Re: Human Target - I think it's a fun show. It's not deep or anything but I would liken it to popcorn television. It was almost all action almost all the time. Supposedly they have made some changes behind the scenes and with the screen with this show. They added 2 female characters and want to focus less on the action bits, so it might appeal to your taste more now, but it's still too early to tell since there has only been 1 episode of season 2 so far.


No Ordinary Family was mostly a filler episode tonite. But what was the guys power that is keeping an eye on the family?
And why was the dad still going out without a mask on? wasn't the scare of the last guy seeing his face enough to make him think that maybe he should hide his identity if he is gonna be going out to fight crime? and what did he do with the car jackers? they got a good look at him and saw him use the powers in the bright of day. No way to avoid being identified unless he didn't actually turn them in.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on November 24, 2010, 04:49:37 AM
I don't mind action, just not how they do it in Human Target with it's asinine setups. It's like a nine year old writing an action sequence with each scene and twist "Bigger" and more contrived than the last. There is nothing technically wrong with the action, people get shot die, thrown out of windows etc, but it's like watching bad pxxx, it's got people going at it, the lighting is good, the camera work is a bit utilitarian, the female looks good, but damn, there is nothing exciting about it. You just don't care.

In many ways it's is the same show as Burn Notice, but it lacks any real charm, cleverness or intrigue you expect out of it. But with the season final, it finally got some of that, so hopefully it is mostly a first season issue.

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 24, 2010, 05:30:42 AM
There are still 2 shows I keep hearing about that I wanna check out in the near future.

1 is Mad Men and the other is Breaking Bad.

I've seen one of the episodes from teh 1st season of Breaking Bad and it looked pretty cool, so I might check that on out first.
Anybody have opinions on those 2 shows?


I watched the pilot of Breaking Bad on the advice of the same friend that got me to start watching The Walking Dead and loved it, but I haven't gotten back to it because I've been pretty busy. I've been using my current term break to get caught up with some stuff, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I recently picked up the complete series of The Wire on DVD pretty cheap based on near-universal praise, so I'll probably do that, then Breaking Bad, and then probably Mad Men, which I too have heard great things about.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 24, 2010, 11:34:35 AM
@BnM re: No Ordinary Family

The guy following the family is telekinetic, they haven't explicitly said so, but that what it looks like. Also, about the mask, I assume they are using the reasoning from the previous episode with the mobster about people seeing him; who will believe you, how do you find him, and how do you prove it? Lastly, what annoyed me was why ***spolier alert*** the wife's lip gloss caused an allergic reaction in Jim, but not in her. They plainly showed that the chemical affected the plant that gave them powers, and not just Jim uniquely. Other than that I liked it, except the asshole teacher having a hot wife...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 24, 2010, 12:13:09 PM
@BnM re: No Ordinary Family

The guy following the family is telekinetic, they haven't explicitly said so, but that what it looks like. Also, about the mask, I assume they are using the reasoning from the previous episode with the mobster about people seeing him; who will believe you, how do you find him, and how do you prove it?

I still thinks it's stupid. Anybody could see him jumping all over town and landing loudly on the roofs of buildings, not just the criminals. I hope some people recognize him on the street one day when he's just minding his own business. His boss (Guierrmo from Weeds) is already suspicious of his actions, so having someone come in to the station to describe the man they saw do something impossible (like land in the middle of an alley from somewhere over the building across the street, or get shot 7 times and not go down or pick up a van and toss it or stop a speeding car in it's tracks) then point out the sketch artist as the guy they saw would probably be a very bad idea and a good reason to conceal his identity while out doing things out of the ordinary.


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Lastly, what annoyed me was why ***spolier alert*** the wife's lip gloss caused an allergic reaction in Jim, but not in her. They plainly showed that the chemical affected the plant that gave them powers, and not just Jim uniquely. Other than that I liked it, except the asshole teacher having a hot wife...
I was talking to my girl about that. She said it was because she put it on and it got inside of him somehow. I said BS. They all got their powers from the same source so i fit doesn't affect her externally, then it shouldn't affect him either. It's not like he was licking the gloss off her lips and eating it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on November 24, 2010, 03:59:15 PM
So the lip gloss got "inside" of him "somehow"... aye? Hawt.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on November 30, 2010, 03:07:31 PM
Finished BSG, enjoyed it. I'm not sure why so many people seem to dislike the ending.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on November 30, 2010, 03:09:18 PM
Finished BSG, enjoyed it. I'm not sure why so many people seem to dislike the ending.

It's pretentious, overblown, and underwhelming.  The second half of the final episode just obliterates anything awesome about the first half.  On second thought, I think that just about sums up the last season in general.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 30, 2010, 05:45:08 PM
I liked BSG's ending, partially because it was one of the possible endings I came up with early in the run of the series. Pretty heavy deus ex machina, but it can be forgiven a bit considering the spiritual undertones of the series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on November 30, 2010, 06:14:24 PM
Dexter: 10.1/10
I loved how the interactions between Dex and Lumen turned murder into normal couple conversation. I honestly thought Lumen was about to ask if her outfit made her look butt look big.

***SPOILER ALERT***
I wish they would have shown the old cop planting the cameras because it took me by surprise that he had done so, so simply, but as I said before, I think Lumen is making Dexter a little sloppy.

I also wish they had waited one more episode for Dex and Lumen to hook up for the memory of Rita's sake, but I'm guessing watching her own rape was as therapeutic for Lumen as Dexter discovering all the details surrounding his mother's murder. Facing your demons does make them easier to deal with, but it still seemed a little sudden.

This by leaps and bounds the best show on television, and it makes me sad that there are only two episodes left this season, and there are rumors that the next season may be the last.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ejamer on November 30, 2010, 06:56:03 PM
Currently watching 3rd Season of Mad Men (just finished episode 9) on Netflix.


Good show.  It's got issues, and the storylines aren't always believable... but the characters are interesting enough to make up for the shortcomings.  I often find myself drawn in farther and the plot deserves.  Highly recommended, and good enough to justify the Netflix service even if we didn't watch other stuff too.






Regarding the final season (and more specifically, the final episode) of Battlestar Galactica, I also disliked it.  The "answers" they gave weren't satisfying and felt like a hollow resolution because the writers didn't plan well enough to provide a more compelling end to a tremendous show.  True: things are resolved well enough to end the series... but it just didn't give any sense of payoff after investing so much time in the series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 01, 2010, 08:50:29 AM
OK, seriously, the Season 3 opening theme music for Sanctuary is unbelievably bad.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on December 01, 2010, 11:58:04 AM
But this season's great so far. Who cares about the opening. It's an acceptable trade-off.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 01, 2010, 06:13:57 PM
The last episode was fantastic. Gasp.

FINE! You win.

For a 160 year old woman Helen Magnus can seriously kick ass.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: RABicle on December 02, 2010, 02:29:31 PM
Ok so I jsut watched the first 4 seasons of 30 Rock. I rate it the funniest american show I've ever watched. Everything about it is the best.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on December 02, 2010, 04:30:42 PM
This season of SGU is also great, and I'm just waiting for Destiny to transform into Voltron at one point or another.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on December 02, 2010, 06:58:58 PM
Ok so I jsut watched the first 4 seasons of 30 Rock. I rate it the funniest american show I've ever watched. Everything about it is the best.

Yes, it's unbelievable how good the writing on that show is.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 02, 2010, 07:06:01 PM
Ok so I jsut watched the first 4 seasons of 30 Rock. I rate it the funniest american show I've ever watched. Everything about it is the best.

You should watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is the one comedy on TV right now I consider better than 30 ROck.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on December 04, 2010, 02:35:30 AM
So I've watched a fair bit since I last posted here so I'm afraid it might be a bit of a longish one (by my standards at least).

Six Feet Under (Seasons 1-5): I watched this after a bunch of recomendations from friends. I'm not sure if I liked it, but I think that might have been the point. These unlikable characters doing fairly unlikable things, but remaining interesting at the same time. Looking back I'm not sure there was one character that I liked for the entire run, I think Nate was the closest I got, but he defintely had story arcs that shitted me off to no end. The only character that frustrated me the entire time was Ruth, man I wanted her to die, so bad. From the very first episode everything that woman did shat me to tears.

It's a weird show, that definitely made me think, but I'm not sure I liked it.

Community (Season 1): My brother bought the DVD and I had seen one episode and didn't vomit so I decided to watch this based on pretty much nothing. It was a pleasant surprise. I enjoy the mish-mash of crazy characters, doing crazy things in a quasi-realistic setting. It's pretty cool how they can do episodes like the paintball one and not make it seem unrealistic in the scheme of the show. Those zanier episodes weren't really my favourite ones though, and to unfortunatley they already have seemed to make a few more in season 2.

7.5/10

Eastbound & Down (Season 1): I love this show. I don;t know what it, but anything Danny McBride says I find instantly funny. Something about the phrasing or delivery I guess. Kenny Powers is over-the-top, crude and outrageous, but the show can be surprisingly dramatic at times, which is why I think it works so well. I've watched the first two episodes of Season 2, I'm missing April already.

8.5/10

Eh, I have more but I cbf writing' them now. I might later.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on December 04, 2010, 08:01:21 PM
Parks and Recreation Season 2, quite good. I'm loving the cast, especially Aubrey Plaza and Nick Offerman, but everyone's pretty great. Marked improvement over the first season, as they've fleshed Amy Poehler's character into something more than a female Michael Scott. It's a good watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 04, 2010, 08:45:05 PM
I stopped watching Parks & Rec pretty early on when it became clear it was a complete ripoff of The Office; the assertions of the Newscast and this thread that they've fixed that are making me want to give the show another shot.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 04, 2010, 08:49:09 PM
Bones season 5

Lovin' it so far. Booth is dealing with the repercussions of a brain tumor removal. Gordon Gordons (the always imaculate Stephen Fry) shows up in one episode. He's always welcome. There was an interesting episode that's obviously inspired by King of Kong (the bad guy has an American flag tie) while simultaneously advertising Avatar. Bones is trying to show 'em off more than usual this season, which I appreciate. She's growing as a character (finally), become more empathetic. God, Emily Deschannel is so goddamn gorgeous.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on December 04, 2010, 08:53:24 PM
I stopped watching Parks & Rec pretty early on when it became clear it was a complete ripoff of The Office; the assertions of the Newscast and this thread that they've fixed that are making me want to give the show another shot.

I agree with Andy that S2 is a lot better than S1, and there are several characters who don't have equivalents in The Office. To be honest though I'm not sure I'd still be watching if Aubrey Plaza wasn't in it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 06, 2010, 08:15:13 AM
This season of SGU is also great, and I'm just waiting for Destiny to transform into Voltron at one point or another.

The last episode was the perfect balance for me. A right twinge of the drama established from previous episodes Eli's grieving and Chloe's ongoing transformation and an immediate pressing problem to deal with.

Unfortunately it's now on hiatus to 2011 some time (lets hope its not April like last time!).

Which is a bugging problem for me. Why do shows like SGU take a break halfway through the run (when storywise it shouldn't) when shows like Glee which can be split more easier, don't?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on December 06, 2010, 10:38:35 AM
Actually, Glee WAS split into two last year. Season 1 had its first half air from September to December (not counting the sneak peak of the first episode in May), then aired the second half from April to June.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 06, 2010, 03:50:29 PM
Oh really? It didn't here.

I wish they do that to other shows like that more often to give shows like The Event and SGU and V the space they need uninterrupted.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on December 06, 2010, 04:35:05 PM
I tolerated it because it let me catch up on episodes I missed.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 09, 2010, 09:40:56 PM
I just watched the last two episodes of The Walking Dead. I can't really think of anything to say except "holy ****!"
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on December 09, 2010, 10:16:56 PM
Terriers Season Series finale. 10/10 a perfect first season, it died because you didn't watch it. Catch it in the future, everything ties up nicely in one season, so it's like a a 13 episode beach noir movie. Think one part Veronica Mars, one part Brick, and a Smidgen of the Big Lebowski.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 10, 2010, 03:04:23 AM
I didn't like Veronica Mars. It took itself so damn seriously. Got through about half of the first season, but couldn't bring myself to keep watching it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on December 11, 2010, 09:50:02 PM
The Whitest kids you know. Horribly offensive.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 12, 2010, 09:37:29 AM
I'm a huge Simpsons fan, and am so happy right now that my roommates, who had never watched it before, have become hooked on the show. It's also given me reason to watch some of the ones I haven't seen in a while. The second season is better than I remembered.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 12, 2010, 09:09:12 PM
The second season is the first season. That's how good it is.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 13, 2010, 02:09:45 PM
Dexter Season 5 - Disappointing.

Weakest season of the 5 as far as I'm concerned. It's almost as if nothing changed from last season other than Deb found a new side of herself and a BF. Quinn has the same exact suspicion(only much stronger). Dexter is alone with the kids again, the nanny had no purpose, Lumen is gone, La Guerta is still in charge, Deb is still a detective. This was like the second season of Heroes where nothing really mattered and you wouldn't miss anything if you skipped the entire season.

On the good note though, did you see Masuka's date at the end of the ep.
I'm gonna post a pic for those that missed it....
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2wovhtt.jpg) (http://i44.tinypic.com/6zc9rq.jpg)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 13, 2010, 04:17:58 PM
Yeah...it ended a little too nicely. I've been waiting so long for Deb to finally see Dexter for what he is, and it came so close to delivering it but yet again, it ended up being another dick tease.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 13, 2010, 08:59:56 PM
I started watching Community on the recommendation of the Newscast crew, and I'm really liking it. It's a great ensemble cast, but so far (8 episodes in) my clear favorite is Chevy Chase. He plays the part of the out of touch old guy so well, and I'd argue he's had the most consistent writing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on December 14, 2010, 12:44:48 PM
About Dexter
I loved this season. I also thought it wrapped up a little too nicely, but Lumen leaving kind of brought it back down to Earth.

Deb not finding out about Dexter made sense because she's a cop, and you could see how much she struggled letting them go; she shot at Lumen, and if she had seen them, how could she let them go?

While I didn't care much for the Batista/Laguerta story, it shows that the other characters aren't stagnant pieces of a story. They are integral to Dexter's life, and have lives of their own.

Laguerta protected Dexter from Quinn, which she might not have done except for the problems she was having with Batista, and her previous attraction to Dexter. Also, because Deb and Quinn got together, Quinn was willing to overlook the obvious fact that Dexter was involved in something sinister and killed Liddy. Their relationship is also what convinved Dexter to clear Quinn, rather than kill him, or turn him in. Quinn had no evidence so Dexter would have been in the clear.

All the pieces of the story came together, even Lumen leaving, which I didn't completely like, but it gives Dexter hope that one day, some sense of completion could rid him of his dark passenger.

That is what Dexter has always been about small problems and pieces coming together to roll into huge problems for Dexter and his killing of people, which in the end he solves by killing more people, in this case, Jordan Chase and his followers. This season also showed a lot more of what kind of person Deb is beyond a foul mouthed cop. She didn't even ask Dexter for help that much this season. Like Dexter, she's much different from her peers and has had problems finding love. This season, they both found great loves. Dexter lost his love, and saved Deb's; he's a killer, but a great brother, trying to be a good dad. He saw Rita as his connection to humanity, but in his lss, and throughout the season he got closer to and struggled to keep the rest of his family close, and happy. I thought it was the best season so far, maybe.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 14, 2010, 12:50:33 PM
Well said, er written.

Still, I don't know. I thought the 2nd season was probably the best.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 14, 2010, 01:23:40 PM
s5 was the weakest.
It started off really really bad and didn't start to pick up until halfway through the season.
There also wasn't a whole lot of tense situations this season, but it's really hard to follow last season, especially when you have a bunch of new writers on the show that were responsible for me losing interest in 24.

There was for too many instances where things wrapped up too neatly, things happened conveniently, and other things are just totally forgotten about. Like dexter finding the the video camera because of the baby monitor, which wasn't even on, but flickered the video signal on randomly. Or that Deb who was demoted to the file room was suddenly off demotion the next day and lead detective back on the Barrel Girl case and the new Laina cop who got promoted was no where to be seen again since her promotion. Or that Quinn is completely cleared from all charges in connection to Liddy's death because the blood didn't match, but we'll completely forget the voicemails/calls in his last hour or the fact that he was in possession of police surveillance equipment "signed" out by Quinn and that equipment was missing and that all the fingerprints on the van were Liddy & Quinns.


There are so many other things too, like how hey just completely gave up on the case that got Deb demoted in the first place (the other brother is still out there). And how the police never identified the 1st girl in the videos and never found out that Jordan Chase was an alias and his real name was Eugene Grier. When you check into someone like that I think it would be very weird if they just appeared on this earth at age 27 or whatever and hod no history before that. The police should have known it wasn't his real name.


I could keep going, but there was just too much of this this season that it broke the suspension of disbelief as there is always some stuff like that in shows like this, but this season just said **** it, and created things and forgot about things as they were needed to get to the very weak ending that this season served us. It was still a decent watch and I will definitely be there Day 1 for next season, but the season is easily the lowest on the totem pole.


s1 great
s4 great
s2 very good
s3 good
s5 ok
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on December 14, 2010, 02:07:12 PM
@ Unagi
I did say maybe lol. ;) Season 2 was pretty damn good.

@BnM
I think it's a little harsh to say it started off badly, it was slow, but I felt purposefully so, Dexter was lost without Rita, to the point that killing even lost some of its enjoyment for him. He had to rediscover himself, and didn't until Lumen came into the picture, and began turning things around for him.

Deb was reinstated because in being demoted to the file room she found new evidence, and Batista had her back, and Laguerta was both making up for her mistake in demoting her, and trying to make her husband happy; another validation of the Batista/Laguerta story.

Deb knew he was called Eugene Greer, I think she even mentioned it to Laguerta. The hole in the story was her not checking the name against property holdings like Dexter did, but I thought they were either trying to maintain Dexter's intellectual superiority, or Deb's overworking of the case made her overlook something. Also, Jordan had his name legally changed (if I'm not mistaken) at a young age, so technically there shouldn't have been any propety in his old name.

I forgot about the other killer brother, (hopefully they start next season with Dexter finding and killing him) but I imagined that Deb being reinstated meant there was no longer a place on their squad for the latina cop, and the fact she betrayed a cop that the rest of the unit defended, would have made her time there difficult.

As for Quinn, his fingerprints weren't inside the van, and a handwriting expert would have been able to tell his signature was forged. They kind of just skipped over the investigation, but I imagine that his being a cop makes it easier for his name to be cleared, much like Quinn was right that if Dexter wasn't part of their team they would've taken a harder look at him as a suspect.

I know I'm reading between the lines a little, but I think it's all there, except the other brother thing. Batista should have been investigating that since Deb and Quinn had lead on the barrel girls.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 14, 2010, 02:50:20 PM
But that was the problem, they just skipped over so many opportunities to build tension or a sense of panic/fear for whats gonna happen next, but they wasted too much time in the first half of the season just getting it going that there was no time left unless they extended the season (which I would have been fine with).

My main worry about Deb having gotten stuck down in the filing room was that she was look more into Dexter's past and piece together more clues about Dexter and his brother Brian Moser, but that plot line has been conveniently forgotten too. Not to mention the fact that Deb was still staying with Quinn even after she told him to **** Off!?
Another detail conveniently forgotten: The red car Dex stole from the dock to chase down Jordan to the camp. It was flipped over and had blood DNA (which Dex could contaminate later), but it would be known that it was stolen from the dock around the time the police were there and somehow ended up at the crime scene. That should raise a few questions at the very least.

There are a few things I would have done very differently that I think would have made for a better season and not followed Laguertas last lines "Lets' give us a seconds chance and start over from the beginning";

Debs demotion and reinstatement was a little quick. Was she even demoted for 24hrs? with all the red-tape that Laguerta kept talking about, you'd think that the case would have to carry on without her and she would have done some unofficial off the clock work on it herself. She would have dug more in to Dexter while in the file room and also have discovered the property owned by Eugene by making a few phone calls and then discovered (Dexter and/or) Lumen at the murder scene at the camp and then let it go since she was there in an unofficial capacity and sympathized with the effort. Having discovered Lumen's secret (being #13 and the vigilante) she would have assumed that Dexter was the one helping her and all the research she did in the file room (this season and previous ones) would start to slowly come together.
Having been found out, Lumen would have every reason to skip town while she could get away with it and then Deb would ask suspicious questions of Deter who would deny even knowing what she was talking about.

Dexter would have found out about the camera's in a slightly different way that actually made sense, and it wouldn't have been hard since he is such a neat freak. He could have noticed the small hole in the base of his lamp or gotten electrical interference from another device. Maybe he gets suspicious after he sees Liddy near his apartment getting into a van and that's after seeing Liddy at the police station rifling though Quinns desk. Either way the Liddy story plays out the same (Dead) but the case doesn't get dismissed (after Dex cleared the blood charge) and it is forcing to light the situation that Quinn had hired Liddy to investigate Dexter even though Laguerta had already suspended him for such actions (The scene where Deb tries to talk to Quinn in interrogation is where he tells her and only her about what Liddy was upto.) casting suspicion back on Dexter and triggering more thoughts in Deb's head as it all starts to come together for her, even if she keeps this theory to herself.

*some of this could still happen next season*

that's how I would have it all go down this season leading up some suspense for the next.




edited to clean up a few sentences and add more context.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 14, 2010, 08:56:53 PM
You bring up some great points. It all seemed very rushed didn't it?

Oh well...kinda makes me want to write my own show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 14, 2010, 09:02:36 PM
Oh well...kinda makes me want to write my own show.

Even without any knowledge of what it would be about, based purely on your posts, let me be the first to say I'd totally watch that.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on December 15, 2010, 10:59:56 AM
@BnM
Deb was demoted for the killer brothers, and reinstated for the barrel girls. All the red tape was for brothers' case since civilians got hurt. If she hadn't gone to the file room she would've stayed obsessed with finding the other brother. And they didn't forget about Dexter's brother, Deb mentions that she knows what the girls went through, and that was because of the Ice Truck Killer aka Dexter's brother, taking her hostage.

I also think (but not sure) that Deb complained to Quinn about going to the file room for 'another day' suggesting that it was more than one day. Like you, I thought Deb was going to find out more about Dexter through the file room (I was thinking the clerk would say something about Dex always wanting to look at old files) but they transferred that suspense to the fact that the barrels girls case was reopened, and that brought her directly in line with Dexter's extra activities.

I sort of assumed Dexter either burned the car, or with the hour Deb gave them, he would have flipped it back over with the bulldozer or whatever he ran into and used the car to escape since they had to carry Jordan's body. I also assumed Deb wouldn't have run into it because she wasn't in as much of a hurry, or as distracted, as Dex was.

I do like your ideas about Dexter finding the camera better than what happened, but it did add some suspense that Dexter might go after Quinn, it just could have been done a lot better.

I also wouldn't have minded an extended season. :)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 15, 2010, 12:01:25 PM
I'm pretty much done analyzing Dexter for all it's inserted conveniences, open plot threads/holes and missed opportunities to connect previous seasons to current season and actually add some real drama, but you don't get publicly demoted one day and then be lead detective on a different (higher profile) case 2 days later.

And I can accept that since Dex came from across the bay he might have entered the camp from a different side than Jordan and Deb so she wouldn't have seen the overturned car, but we know that's not true since Jordan passed that same bulldozer on the way in and Deb took the same route he did.... and apparently so did Dexter.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 15, 2010, 04:39:41 PM
Oh well...kinda makes me want to write my own show.

Even without any knowledge of what it would be about, based purely on your posts, let me be the first to say I'd totally watch that.

Haha that makes me want to start typing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 17, 2010, 06:45:52 AM
Stargate Universe has been cancelled. And that marks the end of the franchise.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on December 17, 2010, 01:07:38 PM
WHAT? They cancel it when it starts to get good. Of course if they had done the first season with a bang then maybe they wouldn't have cancelled, but who's to know anyway. It's going to be a bitch for them to have an ending that in a manner isn't made of suck. Oh well.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 17, 2010, 05:55:44 PM
canceling a decent series is a surefire way to keep cult fanship going
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 18, 2010, 03:11:13 AM
I didn't watch the show, but I'd always intended to, what with Julia Anderson (Benton) and all.

Here in Hawaii, I'm watching a lot of Family Guy reruns. The show maintains its humor extremely well.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on December 18, 2010, 10:23:25 AM
It's my least favorite of the MacFarlane shows though, I think both American Dad! and The Cleveland Show are great. Family Guy is really hit and miss.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on December 18, 2010, 11:07:01 AM
Stargate Universe has been cancelled. And that marks the end of the franchise.

Woohoo! Now nothing will get in the way of me watching wreslting on the Sci-Fi channel!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Shaymin on December 18, 2010, 04:33:33 PM
That's Syfy to you, sir.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on December 18, 2010, 05:12:02 PM
Does it really matter that much? I mean, SyFy is pretty much what Spike is nowadays... which is pretty much what TechTV became after G4 destroyed it. Television simply isn't worth watching.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on December 18, 2010, 05:51:26 PM
G4 was good at first, until it basically became a clone of Spike. I used to watch Spike when they aired a lot of Star Trek; now they are mostly CSI and UFC. I used to love watching The Twilight Zone on Syfy, now all I watch on it are ]Star Trek: Enterprise (which doesn't air on a regular basis) and WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 18, 2010, 07:09:41 PM
i wish there was a tv channel that focused on Science Fiction shows.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on December 18, 2010, 07:16:32 PM
This stuff doesn't bother me that much because I almost never watch live TV outside of sports. Pretty much everything I watch is through Hulu or Netflix or some other internet source, so I never have to worry about what channel has what and when it's on. It sucks when good shows suffer because of network politics, but that's inevitable.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on December 18, 2010, 07:26:31 PM
G4 was good at first, until it basically became a clone of Spike.

I can't agree with that. Everything that TechTV had was far superior. I mean, c'mon, the Screensavers?! Now the only thing that survives is a watered down X-Play. Of course, I remember spending a lot of time watching ZDTV back in the day, even before it was TechTV. It just goes to show that there is no place for intelligent programming. It's a big reason why I don't subscribe to any kind of television service... it simply isn't worth it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on December 18, 2010, 07:33:26 PM
G4 had a lot of good shows: Icons, Judgement Day, Electric Playground, Cinematech, G4TV.com, etc.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on December 20, 2010, 02:21:44 AM
4th season of the IT Crowd. Ploppers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiuoIfNCyhA). Love this show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on December 20, 2010, 01:12:29 PM
G4 had a lot of good shows: Icons, Judgement Day, Electric Playground, Cinematech, G4TV.com, etc.

If you say so. For me though, G4 is nothing more than an abomination of a once-great channel, catering only to retarded teenage boys who play way too much Xbox and love their right hand.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on December 20, 2010, 01:15:18 PM
Let's not generalize, 8-15% of them love their left hand.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 20, 2010, 02:10:34 PM
i just like attack of the show, xplay, and ninja warrior. I dont like campus p.d. and cops much sooooo they should start airing good stuff. I miss Cinematech, and Icons
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on January 03, 2011, 12:31:03 PM
Primeval, season 4, episode 1. It's made of awesome sauce.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 03, 2011, 06:03:11 PM
Boardwalk Empire

9/10

Awesome when it's awesome. Boring when it's boring. And it ended a bit too nicely. Still, some of the characters (especially Steve Buscemi) are some of the best and well rounded of any show I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 10, 2011, 07:08:14 PM
Among the other shows I watched in Animation Domination, I watched the series premiere of Bob's Burgers (from the same guy who created Home Movies). It was OK. but not great. I had no interest in the mom, and the story could have been better. Most of the family members sound alike, though I think that was on purpose.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Ian Sane on January 10, 2011, 07:59:20 PM
Being a big fan of Home Movies I watched Bob's Burgers last night.  It was okay but I expect a first episode to usually be a little rough.  I will give it a chance though.  They clearly have men voicing two female characters though and that is rather weird.  The mom's voice just irritated me.  It sounds too much like someone doing an unfunny stereotypical gay voice.

What is weird as all hell though is hearing all these voices from Home Movies coming out of different characters.  I hear McGuirk's voice but that's not McGuirk.  But then way back when King of the Hill debuted I had the same problem where Hank was just Mr. Anderson from Beavis & Butthead.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 10, 2011, 08:06:16 PM
King of the Hill also started pretty rough, but got better. That is why I will give this a chance too, maybe it will get better in time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on January 10, 2011, 11:41:15 PM
I always thought King of the Hill was a take off from Beavis and Butthead.

I tried to watch Bob's Burgers but I couldn't stand it. I don't need to watch yet another show about morons doing what morons do best. I had my fill with that thanks to Everyone Loves Raymond. Bob's Burgers wasn't even funny.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 10, 2011, 11:45:52 PM
I am sure you know that KOTH was from the same guy that created B&B (Mike Judge), so no surprise there.

I hope Fox at least gives it a chance, they didn't give Sit Down, Shut Up much time before they yanked it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 11, 2011, 01:13:13 AM
Well, it only took them half a season  ::) , but Lucasfilm has finally turned out a good episode of Season 3 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars with last Friday's episode.  I finally got around to watching it, and after the abysmal failure that was the first half of "this season" it was nice to finally see a Clone Wars episode that

A.) Actually takes place after Season 2.

and

B.) Actually focuses on the Clone Wars, the series' namesake.

The action is excellent with great staging and some decent animation, though I think the lightsaber duel that kicks off the episode looks very odd, with characters basically just snapping to poses as "fighting".  Thankfully, the duel that ends the episode is much better.  This episode also brings in elements that really made earlier episodes in the series shine: concepts adapted from expanded universe material and some unusually dark material (hello Force Lightning and Force Choke!).  I'm also surprised at how effective the exposition dump was halfway through the episode, where we finally get to see Ventruss' backstory (a character that, up till now, I never cared much for).

If this episode is a sign of things to come, the second half of Season 3 may just make up for the craptastic first half.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 11, 2011, 04:23:28 AM
The Cape - ....What can I say about The Cape

I can say that I really want to like this show. I can also say that they make it really hard to do that. ***Summer Glau looked damn good with the Cleopatra Cut at the end.
So much is left out that I have a hard time not only believing whats going on, but actually getting into it and the premiere is 2hrs long!
I can overlook the cheap special FX or the fact that a city in the USA would be able to privatize it's police force and it's jail system, but they way the main character "perfects" fighting and magic in what seems to be a day or 2, maybe a week at best or how he was even set up to begin with by the ARK corporation who happen to leave him with a master key card to everything the corporation is in charge of when he hadn't even started his new job yet at ARK Corp. and countless other little things that happen like falling out of a hi-rise window, landing on a car and walking away after being poisoned and still managing to walk away and survive till the next day with out any medical treatment (it apparently is a BIIIG city since it took hours to drive from the scene of the fall & stabbing/poisoning back to the circus where he got poisoned again to cure his first poisoning/stabbing.). Did I mention that Orwell - the eyes and ears of the city that seems to know more than the police, is a single female (Summer Glau) who has her own Batcave in her garage with a computer that is apparently capable of blocking cellphone traffic in specific locations of the city and maybe anything else The Cape ask of her since I don't remember them discussing everything that she is capable of with out leaving her computer chair.*
**The boat. How did he know what boat they were on? and why did the midget show up alone & how did the midget get past the other security.

The one thing that this superhero has going for him though is that atleast he has enough sense to wear a damn mask when patrolling the streets in pursuit of the badguys (yes I'm referring to No Ordinary Family). I just hope that now that they got the pilot out of the way (which I hear was re-edited and re-edited again before being aired) that it gets better, because it hasn't earned the benefit of being this lazy and still holding it's audience (like the middle seasons of Smallville) since it doesn't actually have an audience yet, This show has potential to be interesting(Spawn meets Batman meets Houdini), but if it doesn't get better from here on out, I don't see it lasting past this season if it even finishes this season at all.

Pilot episode - 5.5/10


*i fell asleep about 4 times during this episode and had to rewind numerous times in hopes that I didn't miss anything,
**edit
The pacing of this show was just bad. But like I said, I heard it was edited and then re-edited again after early reviews before airing (once or twice). So much seemed to have been left out, skipped over or just assumed, that it made the suspension of disbelief hard to maintain. Hopefully things get better in later episodes.
***edit 2
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on January 11, 2011, 12:17:06 PM
But then way back when King of the Hill debuted I had the same problem where Hank was just Mr. Anderson from Beavis & Butthead.

Uh... Hank isMr. Anderson for all intents and purposes. King of the Hill was a spin-off of Beavis & Butthead, just like Daria was. Daria is arguably the funniest of the three, even if King of the Hill did become much more humorous and satirical as it went on.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 11, 2011, 12:32:19 PM
KOTH was not a spin-off as it had nothing to do with Beavis and Butt-head. Yes Hank was basically the same look and voice of Mr. Anderson, but was still different and not related. I love Daria though, and picked up the complete series when it was finally released on DVD a few months ago (it's a good set, although they obviously had to change some of the music since the show used licensed songs sometimes; it doesn't hurt the episodes though). It's a shame that Fox didn't even let KOTH air all of their remaining episodes. After the last official episode aired, there were a few more episodes left that Fox let syndication stations choose when to air (which I hated because at that time my local Fox station was airing the series at 2AM).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on January 11, 2011, 05:21:17 PM
@BnM
I only read the first few lines of your post, just like I only watched the first few minutes of The Cape, but the prison system is already largely privatized (kind of a conspiracy theory, but I think it's a big reason we spend more money incarcerating instead of rehabilitating and why petty thieves and drug users get serious jail time) which is why I didn't think it was such a stretch for a privatized police force.

I fell asleep during The Cape, and I just gave up on it. Maybe I'll watch it again though, maybe not.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Ian Sane on January 11, 2011, 06:06:52 PM
At first The Cape sounded interesting but I eventually got sick of seeing ads for it during every single commercial break for every single Sunday Night Football game.  I find there is a general rule that hard sell = teh suck.  If they shill the absolute **** out of something it usually means that they know it's crap.  There will be no favourable reviews and no good word of mouth.  Therefore you bombard everyone with ads in hopes of grabbing the rubes before negative word gets out.  You really notice this with films where there is an obvious incentive to get suckers into seeing a bad film opening weekend before the bad word of mouth starts spreading.  With a show I'm not so sure how well the strategy works since a show's success requires repeat viewings.  You have to deliver in the eyes of the target audience.

I find if there is true confidence in a show or movie there is a little less desperation in the ads.  So they don't have to start running ads months ahead of time or show them in every single commercial break.  They probably figure that a truly worthwhile product will create it's own buzz with just a little bit of promotion while a dud product has to have an ad blitz to stay in peoples' minds.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 11, 2011, 06:13:50 PM
There's a hilarious review of "The Cape" at i09

http://io9.com/5729264/if-the-cape-is-really-our-new-hero-then-america-is-doomed

And Ian, I agree in some respect with your "Hard Sell = teh suck" theory, but plenty of movies have done just that and been fantastic. I think it's more of a marketing tactic used by companies who are either really insecure or completely confident. There isn't a comfortable inbetween.

And yes, just like you, I was sick of those commercials. But unlike you, I was sick of the commercial half-way through the first one. It looked so stupid and cheesy. Instead, I pictured the lazy TV exec listening to one of his "top" aides pandering an idea that because Super hero movies are doing well, a Super hero show could do well. And it wasn't a bad correlation. Even I would be intrigued, but I wouldn't take the first script out of the pile and make it. And that's exactly what "The Cape" seemed like to me. All that from half a commercial. I'm sure I'm not alone.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 11, 2011, 06:29:10 PM
the cape sounds like a second hand knockoff of The Shadow and The Spirit
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 11, 2011, 08:27:43 PM
MJ maybe I should have italicized the AND inbetween Police force and Prison System. That is corruption at it's finest from the get-go especially when it's within the same corporation and would never happen in real life.

But there was just so much wrong with that show. If I didn't know any better, the 2nd half of the 2hr premiere was actually the 3rd or 4th episode but they condensed all the previous episodes down into the 1st hour due to mixed early previews and no budget or time to re-shoot. I'll tune into the next episode or 2 and let you guys know if it gets any better, but if you don't hear about it again from me, just assume that it sucked and wasn't worth mentioning again.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 12, 2011, 03:36:25 AM
V was oddly topical today despite being filmed a while ago.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 16, 2011, 05:07:23 PM
Watched the first disk of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." I almost died I was laughing so hard. How have I not seen this show yet? Dee screaming in the bathroom at the old folk's home might have been the best thing EVER.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 16, 2011, 05:48:29 PM
Watched the first disk of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." I almost died I was laughing so hard. How have I not seen this show yet? Dee screaming in the bathroom at the old folk's home might have been the best thing EVER.
I've been meaning to start that show for so long (about 2 seasons ago), but just never found the time to fit it in.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on January 16, 2011, 05:49:54 PM
All my friends, and my "friends" on Facebook all love It' Always Sunny, but I've watched 3 episodes and I just don't get it. There was like one joke per episode I found funny, and not even laugh out loud funny... Is there some dynamic to this show that I'm just not getting?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 16, 2011, 06:24:09 PM
Watched the first disk of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." I almost died I was laughing so hard. How have I not seen this show yet? Dee screaming in the bathroom at the old folk's home might have been the best thing EVER.

The show keeps getting better, especially once Danny DeVito joins the cast. BnM, I definitely think you should find the time to watch it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 16, 2011, 06:28:23 PM
I just have sooo many shows on the roster right now.
I technically have the time, but not sure I want to invest it in another comedy right now. Especially one that is already 6 seasons deep and I have lots of catching up to do on. I'm already RLTTP, so there is no rush to get caught up right now.




My Television Backlog (off the top of my head) looks something like this right now.
Lost s6
Sopranos
Always Sunny
The last 3 seasons of South Park
Nip Tuck s4-6
last 2 seasons of 24 (will probably never watch)
and I'm sure there are more...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 16, 2011, 08:01:37 PM
South Park has been annoying me the last few seasons because they'll have like ten episodes (IF THAT) and call it a season. Bullshit. BlacknMild, how far into Sopranos are you? I got through the whole series in one big marathon and ended up liking it less and less.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 16, 2011, 08:13:14 PM
South Park has been annoying me the last few seasons because they'll have like ten episodes (IF THAT) and call it a season. Bullshit.

Every season has had at least 13 episodes. In fact, the last 8 seasons have each had 14 episodes (the shortest season was season 1, which had 13). It may not seem like that because they split each season into 2 (spring and fall). They usually split it into 7 episodes in March/April and the other 7 in October/November.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 16, 2011, 08:14:08 PM


South Park has been annoying me the last few seasons because they'll have like ten episodes (IF THAT) and call it a season. Bullshit. BlacknMild, how far into Sopranos are you? I got through the whole series in one big marathon and ended up liking it less and less.

I haven't started it yet. It's made it into my Netflix queue about 8 months ago and that is as far as it's gotten ;D
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 17, 2011, 01:41:20 AM
I recently started watching The Bob Newhart Show. I was reading an article somewhere (I think it was the Onion A.V. Club) that mentioned it as being really good, and then I noticed it was on Hulu (I subscribe to Hulu Plus; I'm not sure if the show requires it or not). It is quite good, with no real hook or gimmick, but very well written. Easily the best show from the 70s that I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on January 17, 2011, 10:47:18 AM
All my friends, and my "friends" on Facebook all love It' Always Sunny, but I've watched 3 episodes and I just don't get it. There was like one joke per episode I found funny, and not even laugh out loud funny... Is there some dynamic to this show that I'm just not getting?
Yes, everyone on the show is an asshole. I said it before, it's like Seinfeld but instead of generally likeable characters, they're all a bunch of self-serving asshole. It's a great show, but the last few have been pretty bland. The second part of the one where Charlie became a school janitor was hilarious though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 17, 2011, 10:59:07 AM
They were all self-serving assholes on Seinfeld too.


Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on January 17, 2011, 11:02:58 AM
I recently started watching The Bob Newhart Show. I was reading an article somewhere (I think it was the Onion A.V. Club) that mentioned it as being really good, and then I noticed it was on Hulu (I subscribe to Hulu Plus; I'm not sure if the show requires it or not). It is quite good, with no real hook or gimmick, but very well written. Easily the best show from the 70s that I've ever seen.

Did you watch Newhart, the show Bob did after The Bob Newhart Show? If not, you should. The last episode was a killer. But its one of those 'famous' moments so you probably already know about it. If you don't know about it, don't look it up without at least watching a number of episodes so things make sense. I watched it when it first aired and my jaw dropped.

Bob's sense of comedic timing is great, and his ability to be a vehicle that the viewer rides along with as craziness happens around him is what makes his shows special. He's not the one causing problems, he just happens to be there, and we laugh as he just shakes his head. Though when he does laugh, you know he was laughing the whole time.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 17, 2011, 11:37:22 AM
All my friends, and my "friends" on Facebook all love It' Always Sunny, but I've watched 3 episodes and I just don't get it. There was like one joke per episode I found funny, and not even laugh out loud funny... Is there some dynamic to this show that I'm just not getting?
Yes, everyone on the show is an asshole. I said it before, it's like Seinfeld but instead of generally likeable characters, they're all a bunch of self-serving asshole. It's a great show, but the last few have been pretty bland. The second part of the one where Charlie became a school janitor was hilarious though.

That's the one with Lethal Weapon 5, right? If so, then I strongly agree.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on January 17, 2011, 12:01:59 PM
Wait a minute there is a Lethal Weapon 5?!?! I thought they were too old for this **** since they DeKaffainated an embassy, burned down the housing development and drowned Jet Li by ventilating him while in sea water.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 17, 2011, 12:15:49 PM
Wait a minute there is a Lethal Weapon 5?!?! I thought they were too old for this **** since they DeKaffainated an embassy, burned down the housing development and drowned Jet Li by ventilating him while in sea water.

The characters in It's Always Sunny wrote and filmed their own Lethal Weapon movie, Lethal Weapon 5. It was, of course, a total trainwreck, in a hilarious way. Mac and Dennis switch roles halfway through the movie, making it even worse (better), with Dennis using a truly awful Australian accent and Mac in full-on blackface.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Ian Sane on January 17, 2011, 02:39:44 PM
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Did you watch Newhart, the show Bob did after The Bob Newhart Show? If not, you should.

My brother got the first season of Newhart on DVD last year.  Funny stuff though apparently the show gets better in later seasons.  But only the first season is on DVD.  Argh!
 
Bob Newhart's comedic timing is just brilliant.  The only problem I had with the first season of Newhart however was that it's an 80's sitcom and that means it has its fair share of broad comedy and feel good moments.  But I find that to be a problem with a lot of 70's or 80's sitcoms.  Even a classic like Cheers is going to have the occasional clunker episode full of hugs and applause from the studio audience.
 
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They were all self-serving assholes on Seinfeld too.

I never saw them like that.  Well George is but he always gets his come-uppance in the end.  I always felt the Seinfeld cast came across as very real people.  A lot of old comedies, even ones I like, are full of real do-gooder characters.  They'll always help and agree with each other.  One show I find really guilty of this is Taxi.  I always liked Louie in Taxi because, even though he is a jerk, he has some semblance to a normal person.  Everyone else is willing to help and do the right thing and when they decide to do something as a group they're all enthusiastic and everyone wants to be involved.  BULLSHIT!  Who the **** is like that in real life?
 
It is very normal in real life to be irritated by co-workers or to think your family is crazy or to have relationship problems due to bizarre mundane trivial things or to have a sarcastic attitude towards the bullshit you encounter in day-to-day life.  It does take it to a little bit of an extreme for comedic purposes but I always felt the characters were somewhat likeable because they seemed more like someone I would meet in real life and were living a life more like my own and those around me.  Most people in life aren't really bad people who try to screw everyone over but aren't really good people either that specifically go out of their way to help others.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 17, 2011, 03:10:43 PM
Always Sunny is hilarious. There's no need to catch up on any of it. Just watch it at random (there's only a couple of episodes that self-reference, but you don't have to have seen them in order to enjoy it).

Who ever said it was like Seinfield is correct, but it's like Seinfield on crack.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 17, 2011, 03:33:50 PM
it's like Seinfield on crack.

I can't emphasize enough how accurate this description is.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 17, 2011, 03:45:07 PM
I tend to agree that Seinfeld had fairly fleshed out characters most of the time, but they often emphasized their selfish natures, and of course the last episode of the series hinged entirely on the fact that they were basically self-centered people.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 17, 2011, 04:15:44 PM
I completed the 1st season of It's Always Sunny last night.
I liked it, but my girl tried to pretend she wasn't interested in it at all.

But I sat through her Better With You marathon, so the trade off was that she had to watch It's Always Sunny with me.
What she didn't realize is that I while I knowingly agreed to sit through 12 episodes of BWY, she unknowingly agreed to sit through 6 seasons of IAS with me ;D

BWY isn't a horrible show, it has it's funny moments, but I'm not really feeling it as most of it just feels so forced, but I'm liking IAS better since it's more of a guys line of thinking show. We were both laughing at the tranny scene in episode 5 or 6 though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 17, 2011, 04:56:55 PM
Just finished episode 18 of the new Avengers animated series.  Overall, I'm pretty conflicted about it.  On the one hand, the superhero action was awesome and the plot was suitably epic as the Avengers fight off a worldwide invasion.  This series has really come a long way from its pilot.  On the other hand, this story is way too big for a show this small.  Throughout the episode, we're told about fights all over the world, but apparently the ONLY target of interest in New York is the Avengers.  Where are the X-Men, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, or the Fantastic 4 (who have already been mentioned just an episode prior) just for starters?  And those are just the Marvel superheroes I can think of that live in New York!  Outside of a strange addition of some guy with a sword on a flying horse in what looks like Great Britain, apparently the only superheroes in the entire world on this show are the Avengers.  As a result, this story seems to be getting resolved way too easily and revolves around Tony Stark being artificially stupid.  I applaud the show for going for the brass ring, but there are just too many inconsistencies and logic holes given the vast Marvel universe.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Ian Sane on January 17, 2011, 05:07:34 PM
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  I tend to agree that Seinfeld had fairly fleshed out characters most of the time, but they often emphasized their selfish natures, and of course the last episode of the series hinged entirely on the fact that they were basically self-centered people.

Yeah, but what Seinfeld fan likes the last episode?  You might as well exclude it from the show.  You could never use it as an example because it does not represent what anyone actually watched Seinfeld for in the first place.  I will agree thought that it did tend to emphasize their selfishness for laughs.
 
Another aspect of the show that I feel really hits home is the isolation of the main cast from the rest of the world.  The four of them are a tight-knit group of friends and the rest of the world is on the outside.  Kramer is the only character who regularly appears to have friends outside the main cast (Newman, Mickie, Bob Sacamano).  The other three pretty much hang out exclusively with each other.  They date and have families but these other people are never part of the main group.  Jerry, Elaine and George see each other as mostly normal.  If anyone outside that group does, says or thinks things that are different from that norm they talk about it as if it is abnormal.  Hell, George pretty much talks about this in an episode Susan is starting to hang out with Elaine and how he doesn't want Independent George and Relationship George to collide.  Despite being his fiance, George doesn't regard Susan as part of the group and he knows their engagement is a huge mistake.
 
Real relationships are kind of like that.  There is a handful of people that really matter to you and represent what you consider to be normal.  Everyone else is outside that though once in a while you meet new people that enter in.  This is where private jokes come from.  When you encounter something unusual in your life, these are the people who talk to about it and their opinions on the matter shape what you consider normal and abnormal.  You save these people a spot in line at the expense of strangers.  It could be seen as somewhat selfish, particularly in a big picture "greater good" way.  But that's how life works.  Seinfeld gets that accurately.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 17, 2011, 05:25:25 PM
What are you talking about? The last episode was one of the best in the series. It's a must see for any fan (unlike the first season, which had several terrible episodes).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 17, 2011, 06:00:07 PM
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  I tend to agree that Seinfeld had fairly fleshed out characters most of the time, but they often emphasized their selfish natures, and of course the last episode of the series hinged entirely on the fact that they were basically self-centered people.

Yeah, but what Seinfeld fan likes the last episode?  You might as well exclude it from the show.

What does one's opinion of the episode have to do with anything? Disliking an episode doesn't magically banish it from existence. Either way, I thought it was a fine episode.

I agree with the rest of your post, but regardless of whether that's how "life works" or not, their social isolation only reinforces my point about their self-centeredness.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Ian Sane on January 17, 2011, 06:37:21 PM
I guess my argument is that if the Seinfeld cast is self-centered then so is pretty much everyone.

My point about the last episode is that because it is generally unpopular and came at the very end of the show it is not a good example to draw from.  I don't feel it is reflective of the overall series.

No last episode is really a good example because it is the one episode that can exist outside all others.  The writers can make whatever episode they want with no real repercussions if the viewers don't like it.  There is no audience to attract for next week.  You could kill off the main character or reveal that he's an alien or whatever batshit insane thing you want and it will have no effect on the show's continued success because there isn't one.

St. Elsewhere ended with the reveal that the "show" didn't exist at all and was entirely in the imagination of the one the characters.  Realistically it was a big "**** you" to anyone who was a fan of the show.  Odds are if such an episode aired anywhere else in the show's run it would have killed the viewership outright.  For shows where things went off the deep end and turned off the viewers (Roseanne is a great example of this) one would never use episodes from that time period as any example of the tone or feel of the show.  The last episode has special "immunity" of sorts from viewship killing disasters.  Thus the tone or feel of that one episode could be out of character with the rest of the show.

I always saw the Seinfeld finale as if the writers were telling us the characters we had loved for years were in fact unlikable jerks and that we were tools for liking them.  It's like the episode was written by people that didn't like the show and wanted to stick to everyone that did.  It's like turning on an episode of your favourite show and you just get an old man on a stool lecturing directly into the camera about how much of an idiot you are for watching the show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 17, 2011, 06:42:49 PM
the last episode is that because it is generally unpopular

What makes you think that? And if you don't like the end of St. Elsewhere because it turns out the show didn't exist, then you are gonna hate the end of Newhart because it does the exact same thing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 17, 2011, 06:56:35 PM
I guess my argument is that if the Seinfeld cast is self-centered then so is pretty much everyone.

Then we are in complete agreement.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 17, 2011, 07:19:36 PM
the last episode is that because it is generally unpopular

What makes you think that? And if you don't like the end of St. Elsewhere because it turns out the show didn't exist, then you are gonna hate the end of Newhart because it does the exact same thing.

Why would you spoil this when you know people are trying to get someone else interested in watching it?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 17, 2011, 07:37:55 PM
I'm going to modify that with spoiler tags, if no one minds.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 17, 2011, 07:40:33 PM
My mistake, usually I am more careful with spoilers.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on January 18, 2011, 08:24:23 AM
I always saw the Seinfeld finale as if the writers were telling us the characters we had loved for years were in fact unlikable jerks and that we were tools for liking them.  It's like the episode was written by people that didn't like the show and wanted to stick to everyone that did.  It's like turning on an episode of your favourite show and you just get an old man on a stool lecturing directly into the camera about how much of an idiot you are for watching the show.

Now that's hilarious. Seinfiled should have strived for more humor like that throughout it's run. It might have been worth watching then. :P
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on January 18, 2011, 12:55:56 PM
Actually, that sums up the whole series. They were a group of friends who had their own little inside jokes and nuances, and either messed with other people, each other, or got screwed over themselves and talked with their friends about how much people sucked.

They were all assholes, but they were funny. Curb Your Enthusiasm is built on that same premise except Larry David (creator of Seinfeld) is the only asshole.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 18, 2011, 01:13:30 PM
Larry David (creator of Seinfeld) is the only asshole.

That's far from true.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Ian Sane on January 18, 2011, 01:57:16 PM
In Curb Your Enthusiasm I often find myself siding with Larry.  Not always but quite often.  Where him and I differ is that I know when to pick my battles while he will be confrontational over the smallest things.  But a lot of Curb Your Enthusiam is Larry calling people on bullshit where you would think the same thing in the same situation only you wouldn't say anything and he does.

My brother loves the show but fails to realize that in a lot of ways he is Larry.  He resorts to the shouting match at the drop of a hat.  I've seen him in public getting into arguments with complete strangers who are telling him to go **** himself.  I don't think I've ever had any stranger ever yell and swear at me while for him this happens at least twice a year.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on January 18, 2011, 02:32:11 PM
These last couple of pages have been a window into Ian's psyche. It explains so much.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on January 18, 2011, 05:51:48 PM
@Grant
Okay, his best friend whose name I forget is also an asshole, and so was Jerry when they were doing the reunion show. Larry is just the biggest asshole, he's also kind of an idiot, but those are both the point of the show, George from Seinfeld was based on Larry David; a "careful" with money, self-righteous, uncaring, idiot.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 18, 2011, 06:00:34 PM
yeah the Jeff Green character is an asshole too

my two favorite sitcoms in the past couple of years is Curb and Sunny...both have Kaitlin Olson
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 18, 2011, 07:42:32 PM
Have you guys forgotten about Susie (Jeff's wife)?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on January 18, 2011, 09:14:46 PM
George from Seinfeld was based on Larry David; a "careful" with money, self-righteous, uncaring, idiot.

That doesn't mean he was based off of anyone... it just means he was the Jewish character. :P
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 19, 2011, 12:49:50 AM
George from Seinfeld was based on Larry David; a "careful" with money, self-righteous, uncaring, idiot.

That doesn't mean he was based off of anyone... it just means he was the Jewish character. :P

Trying to get banned?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on January 19, 2011, 09:30:15 AM
Seriously, and Jerry was the Jewish character...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on January 19, 2011, 10:25:10 AM
Seriously, and Jerry was the Jewish character...

George from Seinfeld was based on Larry David; a "careful" with money, self-righteous, uncaring, idiot.

That doesn't mean he was based off of anyone... it just means he was the Jewish character. :P

Trying to get banned?

What do you mean? The short fat guy was Jewish.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 19, 2011, 10:39:17 AM
And what relevance does that have in relation to the MaryJane sentence you quoted?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 19, 2011, 11:04:00 AM
And the only religion ever mentioned about George was being Latvian Orthodox.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 19, 2011, 11:16:45 AM
Wikipedia is amazing:

Quote from: Wikipedia
Although Estelle's ethnicity is never mentioned on the show, both Larry David and Jason Alexander considered her to be Jewish. David referred to George as "half-Jewish" in an interview [1], and Alexander stated that he had no fixed ideas about George's ethnicity until the casting of Harris as his mother, and said that "she can't be anything but Jewish." [2] In "The Strike," Frank Costanza refers to the genesis of Festivus as springing from an occasion in which he was buying a Christmas gift for George, showing that Christmas was celebrated in the household, likely by Frank who is Italian (although it has become a secular holiday).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 19, 2011, 11:25:10 AM
True, but I meant that it was never actually said on the show what other religion he had besides the one he convert to.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 19, 2011, 11:36:14 AM
Ugh...way too much nitpicking Seinfeld conversation.  I couldn't stand that show when it aired.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Ian Sane on January 19, 2011, 12:33:17 PM
Just to add to the Seinfeld nitpicking there is an episode where Kramer is hosting "Jewish Singles Night" and George's father lets him host it as the Knight of Columbus hall.  The Knights of Columbus are a Catholic fraternity.  Combining that with Frank being Italian I figured that George would be Catholic, if of any religion at all.  His father seems to be anyway.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 19, 2011, 12:38:52 PM
I think it's safe to say that George himself probably didn't practice any religion. Hell, he converted to Latvian Orthodox just to be with a woman.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 22, 2011, 01:31:00 AM
I've made it no secret over the past couple of years of my growing disdain for the Japanese animation industry's increasing dependency on the twisted Japanese otaku market, and as a result I've largely ignored anime (outside of Fullmetal Alchemist) for about 2 years now.  However, earlier this year Amazon practically had a fire sale on Funimation anime Blu-Ray sets, so I ended up purchasing quite a few sets I've had my eye on for a while now (most of which are upgrades).

The first of those to arrive was a very strange series called Heroic Age, ostensibly an epic fracking space opera.  Epic fracking space operas (preferably with epic fracking space battles) are my favorite kind of entertainment, so I popped it in and now that I've completed it...I'm very disappointed.  Vandread, this is not.  It's not that it's a bad show, just that it's an extremely unfocused one that can't make up its mind what it is and so pleases no one.  Frequently, the show will just crank up the epic orchestral music and bask in the glory of space travel and human interaction with other space-faring races, also known as the good parts.  However, to please the otaku culture's love for giant robots, we also have certain characters (who like to drone on about contracts and much ado about nothing for most of entire episodes) who can transform into essentially giant Evangelions with the power of Gods.  Then they proceed to fight each other for episode upon episode, and yet never seem to create an interesting fight because there's never any consequence.  These have to be the most mind-numbingly lame giant robot/beast fights I've ever seen, and they take up most of the running time and never move the plot forward.

The show also has a severe problem with technical jargon.  It's based on a series of light novels, and apparently the production company assumes we've read them because nothing about how this universe works is ever explained.  Then there are the characters, which there are too many of and there is too little character development.  You also could create a very dangerous drinking game around the number of times in every episode the lead character, the Princess, cries (though oddly enough, she's one of the stronger characters on the show).

So what saves the show?  Well, Japan really doesn't do epic space opera anymore (in favor of shows with fetishes that quite disgust me), so when this show does space opera it's quite good.  The animation is also pretty decent, which is kind of unusual for Xebec.  The music is awesome, and the show generally ends well.  Overall, if you like Star Trek you might like this series.  Just makes sure to get up and make a sandwich or something when the giant mecha beasts (called "Nodos") step on-screen.  I assure you that you can finish a 3-course meal by the time a given fight scene is over.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on January 22, 2011, 04:17:36 PM
Heroic Age was comparatively good to what is usually being produced these days. I can suggest Aquarion (Mechs), Eden of the East (Sci-Fi Conspiracy? lol), Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (Martial Arts), and Birdy The Mighty (Aliens) as good anime.

I've just been watching Dragon Ball lately. It's my favorite of the DB series, when Son Goku is still a kid and he just goes around exploring the world.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 22, 2011, 04:26:39 PM
Parks & Recreation came back as strong as ever. I strongly recommend everyone check it out. The first two seasons are on Netflix Instant Streaming; I recommend starting with the second season, as the first isn't that good and you'll get up to speed pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 22, 2011, 05:54:23 PM
Heroic Age was comparatively good to what is usually being produced these days. I can suggest Aquarion (Mechs), Eden of the East (Sci-Fi Conspiracy? lol), Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (Martial Arts), and Birdy The Mighty (Aliens) as good anime.

Funny you should mention Eden of the East, because it's also one of the Blu-Ray sets I have on backorder right now.  I ordered it at the beginning of the month, and Amazon's saying it should arrive by the beginning of the next.  Yeah, Amazon really thought ahead and made sure they had ample supply because they started that sale.  Incidentally, Tears to Tiara is the last "new" show scheduled to arrive sometime soon, and it should be here Monday or Tuesday because I ordered it from TSRI.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on January 23, 2011, 12:37:33 AM
I've been catching up on my 'toons the last two weeks or so.  Family Guy, American Dad, Cleveland Show, the Simpsons.  Ordered several of the sets I was behind on picking up (only have four left, including the latest season of Futurama).  Still have 8 sets left to watch.  Should I watch Simpsons season 20, or wait it out for seasons 14-19 to be released?

Anywhoo - American Dad is the far superior series to Family Guy.  It's funny though, re-watching the American Dad pilot - it really started out as a pure Family Guy clone, with the non-nonsensical cut-scenes and such.

Partial Terms of Endearment - it was an okay episode of Family Guy.  Not worth full price.  Glad I got it cheap. :D

Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy - Paid $2 for it.  Paid $3 too much.  It pretty much consists of Family Guy-esque cut-scenes.  Some are funny.  Most aren't.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 23, 2011, 12:42:08 AM
Don't bother with the season 20 set, it was nothing but a cheap cash-in. The set is literally nothing but the episodes, no extras (except a trailer for the fan special they aired last year). Eventually they will release the real season set.

I agree with American Dad! being superior to Family Guy. The Cleveland Show is also superior to FG. I have "Partial Terms of Endearment" on my Netflix que list, I have no intention of buying it.

I just bought Futurama season 5 on Blu-ray Disc, although I don't think there are any extras on it compared to the DVD version (at least based on the boxes). I saw all the episodes on TV, so I already know what to expect from the episodes themselves.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on January 23, 2011, 12:43:55 AM
I watched the Witchblade anime on Netflix, and while I enjoyed it, it had a bit of that weirdness to it. I miss shows like Robotech and Cowboy Beebop. Less silly crap and more action. Seems you can't get too far from the silly **** though. I like Full Metal, but I can do without the exagerated mouth drops and crosses on foreheads. Beebop did a little of it, but not much. I tried Aquarion, but couldn't get into it. I'll have to see what I can find on Eden of the East, too.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on January 23, 2011, 12:55:59 AM
Don't bother with the season 20 set, it was nothing but a cheap cash-in. The set is literally nothing but the episodes, no extras (except a trailer for the fan special they aired last year). Eventually they will release the real season set.

Well, I already bought it. ;)
The only extras I've ever gotten into with any of the sets is the commentary on Simpsons DVDs... which, sadly, this set is missing. :(  Lucky, I only paid about $10 for it. :D

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I agree with American Dad! being superior to Family Guy. The Cleveland Show is also superior to FG. I have "Partial Terms of Endearment" on my Netflix que list, I have no intention of buying it.

I do like the Cleveland Show - I ordered season 1 from Amazon for $13.99 - can't wait for it to arrive.  As for PTE - they should have just thrown it on Volume 9 and called it a day.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on January 23, 2011, 01:23:53 AM
You will like the season 1 set, the first episode even has Mike Henry doing a audio commentary in character as Cleveland. They also have a table reading of the episode featuring Kanye West (with West attending, which is rare for a guest star to attend table readings).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on January 23, 2011, 04:02:49 AM
I'm 4 episodes into The Wire, and so far it completely lives up to the massive amount of hype it gets. This show is amazing.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 23, 2011, 12:54:09 PM
If you are liking the first 4, it only gets better as you get more invested.

I would have to say that s3 on the docks was the weak point, but even at it's weakest point it is still far better than most shows at their peaks.

The only show I've watched that I think was on the same level of development of character was The Shield which I actually liked better because it had more action. So after you watch The Wire, watch The Shield and you would have watched 2 of the best shows on television in as long as I can remember.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 23, 2011, 11:33:09 PM
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

I think this episode has hit the record for Full Frontal in a single hour of scripted US television. But the show itself (a prequel to the 1st season) starts off very strong. If you were into the 1st season at all, then the second season opener does not disappoint.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on January 24, 2011, 12:18:15 AM
Totally agreed about Spartacus: GoA, it's Spartacus without Spartacus, and still good which is great for some of the characters. I was a little upset Lucy Lawless' character died, as I don't imagine she gets many offers for roles. Long live Xena!! I also hope the guy who played Spartacus makes a full recovery from his cancer, just like Dexter's actor did.

A couple other "premium" shows:
Shamless: I'm not sure I like this show, but it is horribly interesting. The reason I'm not sure I like it is because I don't really like any of the characters; I just don't get them. Having said that, I still badly want to see what happens. A character I especially don't like is the gay son, not because he's gay, but because he's the second gay (underage) son on Showtime to be having relations with an older man. I'm all for gay characters (Modern Family) but it really doesn't help the LGBT community to show older gay men as pedophiles.

Big Love: It's the final season, which I am disappointed about, but the complex dynamic that made the show great is still there, even if the first episode was a bit of a sleeper. It was just too obvious, which I may not have cared about, but this is the final season, and they only had a few things in there we couldn't have guessed would have happened.

The Onion News Network: Hilarious! If you've ever seen the movie, this is the same premise but with current issues and in half an hour form. From the way IFC promotes it, I guess they've done more than the movie, but it's all I've ever seen of them.


The Ricky Gervais Show: I almost don't like this show because I'm usually laughing so hard that I have to rewind to catch everything. Ricky Gervais can be sometime annoying, but the other two guys, especially the round headed guy make up for that. The round head guy is actually the star of the show, it is really fantastic.

Funny or Die Presents:

Absolute garbage, or just another show (like Always Sunny) that I just don't get.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 24, 2011, 12:37:32 AM
I'm not sure if you know this, but Shameless is based off a UK show that has already entered it's 8th season. I don't know how closelythey follow the story lines, but if you really wanna see where it might be going, you can check out the original.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on January 24, 2011, 09:31:27 AM
The Ricky Gervais Show: I almost don't like this show because I'm usually laughing so hard that I have to rewind to catch everything. Ricky Gervais can be sometime annoying, but the other two guys, especially the round headed guy make up for that. The round head guy is actually the star of the show, it is really fantastic.

Karl is a god. http://www.pilkipedia.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page (http://www.pilkipedia.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on January 24, 2011, 06:04:19 PM
I didn't know the details about Shameless, but I knew there was an original because IFC airs it. Now that I've started the new series I would hate to cheat on it with the original lol.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 24, 2011, 11:42:40 PM
Another of my long-backordered anime Blu-Rays arrived today, and man you couldn't ask for a more different show than Heroic Age.  I'm 4 or so episodes into Tears to Tiara, and so far I really like this series.  I'm a big fan of the Fate/Stay Night anime series from a few years back, and this series shares a similar origin: an anime based on a censored Playstation 3 RPG remake of a PC erotica game.  Fate/Stay Night hid its origins fairly well, focusing on the Highlander-esque storyline with a slightly harem twist...and a terribly-animated CG sex dragon.  And no, I'm not going to give you the context for that (not that it would help, anyway).  Tears to Tiara cleans up well from its sordid origins, though not as well as Fate did, leaving a surprisingly straight-forward fantasy series loosly based on a combination of Greek, Celtic, Welsh, and Arthurian lore.  And oddly enough, both series involve (King) Arthur.  It's no Record of Lodoss War, but it's probably as close as you can ask for in this era of anime.  The story moves at a decent pace, and the characters are fun to watch.  This series knows what is is, and it's just going with it.

There are a couple of interesting things about the Blu-Ray: first off, this has to be the laziest Blu-Ray I've seen in anime yet (and the first I've seen from the recently-resurrected and renamed ADV Films-successor Sentai Filmworks).  The main menu just features a chapter listing with a single piece of artwork and no music.  As for the transfer, maybe Heroic Age; Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood; and Full Metal Panic - The Second Raid spoiled me, but this transfer looks very soft and probably not that much of a step up over a DVD transfer.  This is probably an upconvert.  The big notable feature of this Blu-Ray is that it features an English dub.  Apparently, the subtitle-only DVDs sold well enough to justify one, and wow does this dub make me feel nostalgic: it's definitely an ADV Films dub, with all the familiar voice actors playing very familiar roles and the dub in general being kind of gimmicky.  What makes the dub unique, though, is that the ADR director decided the best way to suit a world composed of heavily Celtic overtones...is to have most of the actors perform using hilariously Irish accents that I'm sure would offend actual Irish.  It's especially hilarious hearing Tiffany Grant try to do an Irish Accent, considering her stock and trade is German accents in other anime, and the cast in general sometimes forgets they're supposed to have Irish accents.  Still, for some bizarre reason, this dub works and it breaths a little unique life into a series that could be very dry and dull with the wrong execution.

Anime has a tradition of continual failure IMO when it comes to telling a consistent story and then wrapping it up with a fitting ending (with notable exceptions), so we'll see how I feel about it towards the end, but so far I rather enjoy the series and recommend it to those looking for relatively-serious fantasy anime.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 25, 2011, 09:38:53 AM
Aw...it's almost adorable how much Sentai Filmworks wants to believe that this (http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Tears-to-Tiara/Rathy/) is a boy in the English dub of Tears to Tiara, and so cast Greg Ayers to voice her.  Granted, this isn't the best picture of her, but I guarantee you that a few minutes of googling would have cleared up the gender issue very quicklyOr if you just could not find the time, you could perhaps...use your eyes.  Ayers' performance is fine, but he is hilariously miscast.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on January 25, 2011, 01:27:49 PM
Speaking of Anime, just finished watching Gundam 00(Season 1 & 2) and have to report it's a lot of good looking wankery.

It's stuff like this that dissuade people from watching anime or put off fans. It contains a massive cast of characters that exist to be killed off, yet you just don't care as the show tries to develop them all with a terrible script which contains dialogue that doubles as comedy and torture. The protagonists are all cyphers with exactly one major flaw that is expected to be resolved in due time, with the grace of a sledgehammer and predicable enough to convince the audience think that they are clairvoyant. The villains are one dimensional psychopathic cut outs that love repeating themselves with motivations befitting cartoons like Elmer Fudd. Major political powers are not exempted from being given a cartoon once over.

Their idea of character development is to make everybody experience some "Tragedy", then proceed to have then do a 180 then resolve it through deus machina or in a lot of cases, in universe "Magical non-science". Plot lines tangle not unlike a smashed spiders web then straighten to form something linear.

The protagonists Gundams are so overpowered, it requires absolutely massive amount of plot wrangling to even present an illusion of tension. Sumeragi Lee Noriega (An export from Gundam Seed, Marrue Ramius who also has her counter part imported too) is an Operation Strategist who doesn't do her job very often and while elements of her plans are sort of clever, but at the end of the day it just comes down to the Gundams overpowering the opposing force. The writers then notice that they are overpowered, so they present a much stronger opposition to balance it out only to go too far only to re-compensate by making the protagonists even more powerful than ever, rinse and repeat until everything becomes arbitrary.

There are a lot of themes like war and peace. The nature of existence, vengeance and the like. It's handled clumsly and gets brushed aside whenever it is convenient for the action. The themes are distilled and reduced to mere slogans the characters shout like catch phrases. This insanity drives the characters to kill each other as they literally live these slogans without thought. God is tossed in and gets dropped halfway through, then picked back up as villains start proclaiming themsleves God.

Whoever wrote the dialogue, loves people's full names. Characters tell everybody else's full names like they are reading name tags regardless of how relevant or familiar they are. If you stacked all the full names end on end you could burn a full 60 Minutes out of the total 600 minutes running time of both seasons. Slogans abound and calling your attacks are back with a vengeance with a twist! They call half their attacks after they have attacked.

They also import Lacus Clyne in the name of Marina Ismail, the Princess "Elected Queen" of what is modern day Iran who's entire existence is utterly pointless unlike her original. She "sings" like Lacus, but it's entirely pointless like everything this character does and is so overpowered by the children singing with her, you could remove her voice and not notice. The opening and closing songs are justas bad as Marina Ismail, flat, uninspired, auto-tuned and equally pointless.

As the first Gundam series to be done in HD, it looks sharp. But the extra pixels are wasted. The only things that really benefit from this are the computer display text and the particles. Oh the particles, everything that moves spew particles. It a cheap effect to use now that everything mechanical is animated by computer, so is spammed relentlessly. While I don't like any of the designs of the Mobile suits, they are rendered well and animated with great precise fluidity only a computer can offer. Due to the lowered costs, there is very little recycling going on and battles are vast without losing much detail.

The incidental music is quite good, but lacking quantity. You hear the same loop from the beginning of the series to the final episode. While this normally wouldn't be too much a problem for a much shorter series, there is just too much repetition. Sounds effects are pretty standard, but lacking depth.

The director manages to pull out of all this some cool action scenes like the destruction of a space elevator and the resulting aftermath, but he is crippled by the vast collective weight of retardation over everything he has to work with.

This show is a gold plated poisonous turd attached to a jackhammer, just as aggravating and destructive. Watch at your own risk.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 25, 2011, 01:36:32 PM
Yeah, I've only seen the first half of Gundam 00 (I have the other half, but haven't gotten around to it yet), but that was roughly my opinion of the show as well.  It's a Gundam Seed-ized Gundam Wing, with just as much self-righteousness; just as much pretentiousness; and just as much poor writing.  I've had a bit of a falling out with Gundam since the mediocre-to-abysmal Seed Destiny, and this certainly didn't help matters.  Aside from the superb Gundam 8th MS Team; the second half of Gundam Seed; and some of the goofier bits of G Gundam, I can't say I really care for the franchise much anymore.
 
And what is up with all the pink explosions, anyway?   :confused;   I've never understood that addition to Gundam that's stuck around since Seed.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on January 25, 2011, 02:04:27 PM
They are purple in Gundam 00, but yeah, no bloody idea. I actually like the pink explosions over the purple ones. The purple is too dark, lacking in energy.

Gundam Seed is an excellent retelling of a classic story with the only flaw being the director's blatant abuse of flashbacks that becomes a systemic cancer with Destiny. While Destiny is heavily flawed, it's quite watchable and enjoyable compared to 00 or Wing(dings) or Victory Gundam which is another terrible Gundam that goes on for 51 episodes!.

Are you as confused aboutTieria Erde as I am? Well atleast I got a good laugh out of that character and some very messed up Bridget level of confusion.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 25, 2011, 02:05:40 PM
Are you as confused aboutTieria Erde as I am? Well atleast I got a good laugh out of that character and some very messed up Bridget level of confusion.

Sorry, I haven't seen the first half of Gundam 00 in probably about a year or so, so I have no idea who you're talking about.
 
Edit: *runs a Google Search*  Oh yeah...that prick.  He's...unlikeable, and it really shows how memorable that cast is if that's all I can think of to say about him.  I don't know about him being "confusing" since I haven't seen all of 00, though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on January 25, 2011, 02:21:32 PM
I believe this Link (http://l7world.com/2008/11/gundam-b00bs.html) will provide you all the info you need without causing too much damage.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 27, 2011, 09:49:11 PM
My Eden of the East Blu-Ray set arrived today, and I've delved into the first few episodes.  So far, I'm pretty happy with this Mystery series, despite the cliche right off the bat of the main character having a dark past but no memory of it.  It just clicks with me, reminding me somewhat of the days when I would watch the likes of Cowboy Bebop and other such shows that had wide appeal.  The dub's pretty good so far as well, but on the audio side what I'd really like to draw attention to is...well...

THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwLsw9MlzJQ&feature=related)

That is probably the most badass anime opening theme song I've heard since When They Cry's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hHKmiRwyBU); Shakugan no Shana's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBvpBCgiZ7M); and Code Geass' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHPRAI1RMZw&feature=fvst) a few years back.  I'm a strong proponent of music and audio in general in my entertainment, despite seemingly most people ignoring it in theirs.  Because of this, I can usually tell how good a piece of entertainment will be within the first 5 minutes by listening to the music.  If the creators cared enough to devote time and effort into something most people ignore on a conscious level, chances are they cared enough to put a AAA effort into everything else (also known as, to me, the "Yoko Kanno Principle"  ;) ).  That intro is just about perfect, very well timed and energetic, setting the tone and mood of the series excellently. 

Unfortunately, because the band Oasis and the record companies wanted licensing fees for every instance the song was used on the discs, Funimation could not obtain the rights to use the song on the North American DVDs/Blu-Rays beyond the first episode.  As a result, they were forced to use a secondary song the production company picked for the international release, and it's well...this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb09jB1BM9A&feature=related).  It's so generic; slow; and sets the completely wrong tone, lacking any of the energy of the original version and the animation obviously isn't timed to it.  Pity that music licensing rights had to get in the way, but at least Funimation was able to license the original song for the first episode's intro.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 28, 2011, 02:47:07 PM
Eden of the East (TV) - Yeah, I marathoned the whole 11-episode show in one night, and overall I do really like it...Buuuuuuuuuuutt, this is one of the more frustrating series I've seen in a while.  It's a good show that could have been great if Production I.G. had tightened up the script, because this show is full of plot holes and plot threads that don't really seem to go anywhere.  It's perfectly fine for the first 8 or so episodes moving at its own leisurely pace, and then suddenly in the last 3 episodes the writers just throw in information dump after flashback after plot convenience.  This series was originally supposed to have a second season, which then became 2 movies.  Something tells me that the writers suddenly realized in the last few episodes that they weren't going to get that second season so the series needed to end immediately and set up the movies, so they scrambled to just throw something up.  Sadly, this leads to a pretty sloppy open ending that feels impenetrable in its half-assed complexity and contrivance, as well as making the viewer wonder why several characters and plotlines in the story even needed to exist (especially since the main character has essentially a magic cellphone).  I also have to wonder why the show is called "Eden of the East", when the series' namesake only has a token role in the story.
 
Those gripes aside, this is still a fun, addictive, and most gratifyingly original show that will keep you hooked until the end.  The animation is excellent (though I see Production I.G. still can't animate CG cars with any semblance of believability), the English dub is excellent, and the music is above-average (especially the show's original intro, as I've detailed previously).  I'm looking forward to the show's 2 sequel movies releasing later this year, which perhaps might give this story a proper ending.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 29, 2011, 06:50:43 PM
Spartacus Season 2

This show picks up exactly where it left off -- being the best softcore porno I've ever seen. I mean, what other show has a chick orgasming in the same montage as a dude getting merked?

But in all seriousness, the best thing about the show is how conniving motherfuckers are willing to be.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on January 29, 2011, 07:24:35 PM
Where it left off? Season 2 is more of a prequel season than anything else. It's still enjoyable though.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 29, 2011, 07:33:30 PM
He explained what he meant. It's still the best softcore porno on cable TV.

And the way the season starts, it appears that it's all a flash back in Bautiatus' life in his last moments before death. Like a reflection of what got him to where we ended the 1st season.

My favorite new show by far. The deceit and backstabbery are top notch on this show. It's a shame that this season is only 6 episodes long especially since I was disappointed that last season was only 12 episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 29, 2011, 07:52:42 PM
This season is only 6 episodes long?

That blows.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on January 29, 2011, 11:42:19 PM
Eh, what a short season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 29, 2011, 11:57:04 PM
Well it was originally supposed to be a pre-season 2 filler that was gonna air to give time to Spartacus recover from his Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, but that didn't work out as planned, so now this is the new Season 2.

Only good thing about it is that they get to boil the story down to just what is important and avoid all the filler eps and drawn out plotlines and dialogue. Not that last season had any of that, but it was only 12 episodes long unlike most TV shows that might get drawn out to 20 or so episodes.

OTOH though, Dexter was only 12 episodes long and we just had an entire filler season. Most other shows could learn a lesson or two from Spartacus about storytelling and drawing a lot of emotion and character out of so few episodes. I could definitely do with more shorter but great shows than fewer longer but decent ones. But if that's not possible, then more shows could follow the half season story arcs instead.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 30, 2011, 12:14:19 AM
yeah, Walking dead was only 6 episodes the first season....what the heck with such short seasons lately? i guess budgetary restraints? The way its going is there is going to be 6 episodes a year on some of these shows...and the plotlines will go nowhere. A mini-series is 3 episodes....and each episode in a mini series is 1- 2 hours long....
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 30, 2011, 12:52:34 AM
Walking Dead had a really high budget for a TV show though, so they only ordered a 6 episode season just incase it didn't take off. In hind sight, I'm sure they wished they had ordered atleast a 9 episode run, but I'm not sure I would have like The Walking Dead if it was any longer. At least not if they stretched that same exact plot line out for another 3 episodes. They should go with 6 episode half seasons to keep the plot lines tight and the story moving along.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 30, 2011, 01:11:31 AM
thats the thing though....they dont have to write the plotlines! They deviated from the comic a bit, which is good, because otherwise it would be like watching something I read previously, but it was like the last episode was filler. This isn't the first post-apocalyptic show I've seen, the British show Survivors started off really good...and then got mind numbingly boring. The comics are full of action though. I always read the comics in the graphic novel form, which was like 6 months worth of comics. They were about a 2 hour read. If going by the comics...we aren't even on issue 6 yet(the comics are about 24 pages each). So, talk about dragging things out. It isn't like the show is bad, but it could head that way if it starts getting like Survivors.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 30, 2011, 03:55:46 PM
But they still have to adapt it to TV and that's not as easy as it sounds, and I'm not specifically focusing on just The Walking Dead, but all TV shows of it's type. It's best for certain types of shows to not drag things out longer than they need to just because they are trying to fill a certain number of programming slots throughout the year. It's also good for those types of shows to know when the story is over and end it on a high note and let everyone involved move onto a new project instead of dragging it out and ruining whatever the show had going for it.


But on a completely unrelated note. I'm all caught up on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Not quite as funny as it's been hyped up to be, but it definitely has it's moments.... quite a few of them actually. Everybody is a bunch of self-serving assholes with the combined common sense and maturity of a bunch of first time drunk & high 12 year olds. Since I marathoned it(all 6 seasons) over the last couple of weeks, everytime I feel the need to rant about something I always picture it happening the voice of Charlie with that raspy yell. Also Mac's portrayal of Dee at the costume party was probably the hardest laugh I had during the entire run so far.

Any word on when the 7th season starts?

also it it wrong that when I see of this
(http://i56.tinypic.com/b472nc.jpg)
I think of "Frank" wanting to play a prank on The Gang but something went wrong off screen at the last second and now he's trying to get the hell out of there instead?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 30, 2011, 06:52:20 PM
Shameless (US)

New show in Showtime that's a remake of a UK show that's in it's 8th or 9th season now. Down and out welfare family struggling on a day to day basis. Disabled alchololic dad that's more interested in being drunk than anything else. Early 20 something daughter who has had to take on role of caretaker. 2 Brothers, one smart the other gay. A younger sister and a youngest half brother all living in the same house. And the 2 neighbors that all contribute to this rag tag group of urban miscreants. Only 1 episode in, but so far I'm into it.

For some reason I find the oldest daughter to be really damn attractive. Like a mix of a young Julia Roberts meets this girl I went to HS with. Combined, she is hotter than them both. She is my main draw to this show ATM, but it is interesting.


(http://i56.tinypic.com/2qslxsn.jpg)


I've seen all 3 episodes, and I am just drawn in by her.
Emily Rossum I think.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 31, 2011, 12:03:52 AM
Well, I've finished Tears to Tiara, and overall I'm pretty satisfied with this relatively-straightforward fantasy anime.  The series has a good flow to it, character designs and personalities are nice and distinct, the animation is above average for television animation (though still nothing extraordinary), the quirky English dub is excellent, and for fracking ONCE the series features a satisfying ending that wraps up the major plot points of the series.  Aside from some rather convenient writing towards the end, a fairly bland music score, and a couple fairly wasted characters (the elves, mainly), there really isn't much to complain about here.  I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a successor to Record of Lodoss war.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 31, 2011, 05:18:54 PM
The Wire -- so far 11/10

I've been watching this show as if it were my job. I'm in the middle of the 3rd season and it's making me feel good. I've even clapped at the end of episodes as if it were the premiere of a hollywood blockbuster. This show is engaging, brilliant, and most of all, thorough. I know the characters so well that 99% of the time I can logically conclude what they are going to do. There are some curve balls but rarely though the characters themselves. You see the crossroads coming in regards to characters ambitions. They are that well-rounded and contemplated. It's unlike any show I've encountered. "Best show on TV"? More like "Best show period".
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 31, 2011, 10:14:48 PM
The Wire is great, but I still consider The Shield as my #1 Cop involved show ever. The Wire is a close 2nd though.
They are very different shows and not really directly comparable, but since they always seem to be, I thought I would make my preference known... again.

But as to why I came back into this thread;
I've decided that I'm never gonna finish 24 or Lost and that Sopranos was low on my watch list at this point in time. I'm all caught up on every other show I watch or have started at this time (except for Skins s5 UK), and that is ALOT of TV shows* at this point in time. So now I'm looking for a new show to watch inbetween all those other shows. Ive currently decided on Carnivale. A cancelled HBO show about a traveling Circus that has been highly rated by fans and supposedly abruptly ends somewhere in the 2nd season, yet is supposedly still very worth the watch.

I just put on the 1st episode of s1, should I continue knowing the show never finishes even though I am mildly interested in the first 15 minutes so far?
Is there something else worth checking out at the moment? preferably something that is many seasons deep and/or already off the air?


* Current DVR Schedule:
Sun: Family Guy, Cleveland, American Dad, Shameless
Mon: House, Chuck, Being Human
Tue: No Ordinary Family, V, Tosh.0
Wed: Human Target, Modern Family, The Middle, Cougar Town
Thu: Community, 30 Rock, Royal Pains
Fri: Smallville, Supernatural, Spartacus
Sat: N/A

Other Shows: Skins (UK), Misfits (UK), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dexter, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire

Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 31, 2011, 11:36:23 PM
Boardwalk Empire is dope. Slow but like The Wire, it's all for character development. And we know that's coming back with a second season later this year.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 01, 2011, 12:14:25 AM
yeah, I'm all caught up on that(it's listed at the bottom).

I just realized that Breaking Bad is also in my "to be watched soon" queue.
Maybe I'll watch that instead of Carnivale.... or maybe just finish Carnivale since it's only 2 seasons long.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 02, 2011, 02:01:37 AM
Well...I've lost all interest in The Wire. How after I was so ecstatic? Well because Stringer, my favorite character, has been murdered.

BnM, should I continue watching?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 02, 2011, 02:30:50 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2QdsQ.jpg)
That was Season 3 right? You are already past the worst (s2 @ The Docks) and the the show only gets better from there
Your most hated event is only leading up to a more intense show, so yes you should continue if for nothing else just to finish the story.

You can still root for Omar... even though you may not agree with all of his umm... lifestyle choices.
You only got 2 more seasons to go.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 02, 2011, 04:43:28 AM
Omar's my nigga, don't get me twisted. But Bell was me. The cold calculating type, with his mind on the end result. It's a shame that I basically died.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 02, 2011, 05:05:56 AM
"They seen your ghetto ass coming from a mile away"

Definitely finish the show. That was a Holy **** moment, but the rest of the show is still pretty good (s4 is barely better than s2, but s5 is really good).

Going off memory I think I would rank it like this;
s3 > s5 > s1 > s4 > s2
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 02, 2011, 06:52:23 PM
This was the worst season yet.

I have no one to root for.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 02, 2011, 07:06:58 PM
which season are you on?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 02, 2011, 07:58:11 PM
Just finished 3, bout to start 4.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 02, 2011, 11:33:07 PM
Did anyone watch Tosh.0 last night?

2 words. Vathighna & Thunt.

If you saw the episode, you would know what I'm talking about. That part had me almost spit-take my green tea.
I didn't see it on the Tosh.0 website, but I found the pic he used elsewhere
http://tinyurl.com/29lq53h (http://tinyurl.com/29lq53h) - NSFW (it is SFW, but it doesn't look like it is)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 03, 2011, 10:48:09 PM
Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations/Spring Thunder OVA Collection (Blu) - Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles is not a good anime series.  It's badly animated (Bee Train...ugh...), it's badly written, it's slightly boring to watch, and calling the story progression "glacial" is a vast understatement (you could literally cut out all but about 6-8 of the 52 episodes, and you'd lose nothing).  The main villain spends the entire run of the show sitting on a couch watching the action unfold, as if he's prepping to be Darkseid's understudy in Countdown (if you got that reference, congrats).  The show also literally doesn't end by the end of the 2nd season, insulting anyone who stuck around just to see how it would end.  Despite this, the show's something of a guilty pleasure for me and I really don't understand why, save that the character interactions are genuinely entertaining, the show has a generally-pleasing art design, and the anime-meets-Sliders concept is interesting to watch.  It's the kind of relaxed show you put on the background while you're doing something tedious to make the experience more bearable.

So naturally, Funimation recently released a Blu-Ray set containing the 5 OVA episodes produced after the series run, episodes that originally were only included as bonus pack-ins with volumes of the associated manga in Japan.  I just finished watching them, and...well...

Holy Crap.

Funimation should have changed the name of these OVAs to "Tsubasa: STUFF FINALLY ****ING HAPPENS!!!"  I'm serious, more happens in these 5 OVA episodes than happened in the entirety of the 52-episode TV series.  "Tokyo Revelations", indeed.  The main villain's plans are finally revealed (though he still never leaves that goddamn couch, and it's not really clear why his plan would fulfill his goal.   :@ ), the story takes many giant leaps forward (one too many, actually.  There's a major story arc that's shown only in pieces in flashback form that was a major storyline in the TV series), and some pretty brutal and messed-up stuff happens to the main characters.  The xxxHolic connections pretty much removed from the anime make a delightful return.  Even girly-girl Sakura actually does stuff in these episodes besides just sit around and look mopey as everyone fights on her behalf!  With Bee Train now out of the picture, Production I.G. takes up the animation reins, and words can't convey what an utter improvement that is.  Where was all this in the TV series?

Of course, though, just as these episodes were really gearing up and our heroes were set to take the fight to our villain...the set's over, and there has been no word of future Tsubasa releases since the last episodes of this set released in 2009.  How fitting.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 05, 2011, 03:35:06 AM
Whole lot of the Witchblade anime. I started not really liking it...way too overtly sexual in the beginning, but it's changing as the heroine becomes more in control of the Witchblade. It's not the best anime in the world (the animation is up and down) but it has its moments. I wish more crap was being explained, like exactly what Ex-Cons are.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 05, 2011, 11:08:46 PM
Smallville

HAHAHALOL
Smallville was the Matrix last night, Clark was Neo, Chloe was Trinity, VRA was the Agents and a lone Agent took over Chloe's Avatar and was Agent Smith.
They shamelessly ripped off the Matrix and I can't be sure but i think they even lifted some lines straight from the movie. On the plus side, Clark finally flew... but it was only in the virtual world. I guess you gotta take what you can get. It's a shame though, because Smallville has been on such a roll just before the break only to return with this episode. Hopefully next week is better.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 08, 2011, 03:04:41 AM
I'm a bit behind Unagi, so I just finished the first season of The Wire. The season was 13 episodes long, and I did that in three sittings, including the last 6 in a row just now. This show is just amazing. The thing is, while I'm glad there's more of it because it's so fantastic, I feel like if season 1 were a movie, I'd be upset if I heard they were making a sequel. Season 1 was just so perfect as it was; it doesn't seem to need anything further.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on February 08, 2011, 05:16:09 PM
Fringe is really ramping up in Season 3 as it heads first into its own thing. I really love the use of the twin towers as a stark contrast between each universe.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on February 11, 2011, 12:57:28 AM
Parks and Recreation - 9/10
This has pretty much become my favorite show. I'm not sure if it's because The Office started off weak this season (though it's become hilarious once again), but this show gets funnier every week. Only bad thing this week was a *huge* spoiler during a promo when the commercials started at the final break (before the credits/"bonus" 30 second scene), so if you are a fan and have it on DVR (and you should), I highly recommend fast forwarding through the commercials.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 11, 2011, 01:31:15 AM
I have it on DVR, but I'll probably watch it on Hulu; either way I'm good. It really is a fantastic show, the best comedy on television right now, especially given weaker than I expected showings this season from Community and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 11, 2011, 10:08:35 PM
In addition to all the new (and new to me) stuff I watch, I also tend to have a lot of older stuff I've seen before on in the background while I do other things. Recently, the rotation has brought me around to Spin City. It's a really good workplace comedy, with an excellent cast and great writing. I liked it the whole way through, but it was at its best in its first four seasons, before Michael J. Fox left.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on February 11, 2011, 10:12:28 PM
I loved Spin City, and I will agree that it was not as good once Charlie Sheen came in to replace Michael J. Fox (although I still like it later). Barry Bostwick was great as the mayor.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on February 12, 2011, 10:18:58 AM
Don't know if I mentioned it before, but the show Working with Fred Savage was hilarious (at least I thought).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 12, 2011, 12:49:49 PM
Don't know if I mentioned it before, but the show Working with Fred Savage was hilarious (at least I thought).

I second this. Office Crush episode was so true.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 13, 2011, 09:33:08 PM
Man, I need to rent Spin City. That show was so great!

If I recall correctly, early seasons featured Carla Gugino.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on February 13, 2011, 09:53:55 PM
You are correct...Jesus I wish there was a full color version of Sin City...at least certain scenes.

Edit - yes, I know you're talking about Spin City the TV show, but I'm referring to Sin City.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on February 15, 2011, 07:56:50 PM
Monday Night Raw was the most electrifying WWE programming in seven long years...

...if ya smeeeeelllllalalalalow...

...what The Rock...











...is cookin'.

10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on February 15, 2011, 08:08:23 PM
Huh? I actually like your post. That was easily the best part of Raw, and makes me wish more people were as good on the mic as him.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Shaymin on February 15, 2011, 08:11:23 PM
The man made "fruity pebbles" a badass insult last night.

I'm buying Wrestlemania just to see what happens.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on February 15, 2011, 08:23:42 PM
I wonder how serious he was about not going away again. I don't expect him to be there every week, but it would be nice to see him on a regular basis again.

And I guess the censor fell asleep or something, because the only part of his comments that got muted was during his line about being a jabroni-beating, pie eating...

There is apparently speculation that someone else will also be appearing on next week's Raw (one person is obviously The Undertaker, but the second video showed another person as well).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 15, 2011, 08:52:29 PM
The Rock is wrestling again?


Is Stone Cold still doing his thing?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on February 15, 2011, 09:07:28 PM
No, Rock returned to announce that he would be the "guest host" of WrestleMania XXVII. He did say he would not be leaving though.

Austin will probably never return full time due to injuries (he may have one match left though). Austin will be the host of Tough Enough when it returns the night after WrestleMania (it will then run every Monday night before Raw).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on February 15, 2011, 09:30:32 PM
Pretty sure RAW is technically over at 11:05, so anything in the over-run doesn't have to be TV-PG. Rock said he could never come back and fit in with the PG rating, looks like he was serious. He also pretty much said he plans on kicking John Cena's ass at some point, and single-handedly (as in the hand that was holding the microphone) bitch-slapped the past seven years of WWE programming. Jesus Christ that was awesome.

Edit - my "Finally the Rock Has Come Back to Orlando" shirt has been waiting in my closet for years...time to bust it back out! I wonder if he'll be at WrestleMania next year (it's in Miami after all). If he is, then I will be there too (I was at WM25 in Orlando).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 16, 2011, 07:06:01 PM
Human Life 10/10 if it keeps up like this

Made by the same people that gave us Planet Earth and Blue Planet, Human Life is an objective study about how we humans live and ultimately excel in whatever environment we are pitted against. There's only one episode out at this point and it was leaked, but it's enough for me to be enthralled in this should-be-great series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 21, 2011, 06:46:40 PM
I'm still waiting for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of this, but I've started watching the anime Soul Eater.  I'm up through the first 3 episodes, and while this show has some problems (I really can't stand one of the protagonists) I've found it pretty enjoyable.  The concept is paper-thin and involves a bunch of kids at a Death Training Academy training to battle (and subsequently take the souls) of evil beings that exist to devour others' souls.  Get 99 of those evil souls and the soul of a witch, and you become a member of Death's Army (yes, the Grim Reaper himself) as a "Deathscythe".  If this show sounds somewhat familiar to other shows in the Shonen model like Naruto and Bleach...that's because it is.  However, the show has a nice sense of "fun" to it, the dub is nice and quirky, the show has an interesting and extremely cartoony art style to it, and (being made by Bones) the show has some decent to above-average animation.  Best of all, in a genre filled with ludicrously long shows (200+ episodes), Soul Eater is blessedly only 52 episodes long so hopefully the filler will be kept to a minimum for a change.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on February 22, 2011, 01:46:54 AM
Soul Eater is great. Who is it that you can't stand?

I finished Basilisk. I enjoyed it, but the ending? Boooooooooo.

Started to watch Heroic Age on bluray. Love it even if it's the second time I'm watching it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 22, 2011, 03:41:26 AM
Soul Eater is great. Who is it that you can't stand?

Black Star.  His personality just grates on me, as if someone took the worst traits of Naruto and multiplied them x100.  Tsubaki, quite possibly the best and most versatile of the Weapons, is pretty much wasted on him.  I'm 10 episodes in, though, and he's starting to approach "tolerable".
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Caliban on February 22, 2011, 11:23:29 AM
Black Star is one of my favorites lol, but his character does get better.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 22, 2011, 11:27:16 AM
What is a hip/hop group doing in an Anime show?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 24, 2011, 02:58:46 PM
Carnivale

This show is much like that TV show Jericho in that it just took too long to get you invested into the show before it became really interesting. The characters seem interesting, but everything just slowly moved along slowly pulling back the curtain while they try to build the individual characters of the show. Problem is that it just took a little too long and it didn't help that there wasn't a single attractive person on the show... not even the ones that were getting naked.

Fortunately, things picked up in the second season, With all the character building out of the way, they were able to focus on the real story. The bad part is that the season ends leaving you wanting to know what was gonna happen next, but sadly we will never know since it was cancelled.


Currently enjoying Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 24, 2011, 04:34:33 PM
I just finished the second season of The Wire. If BnM is right and it is the weakest season, this is the greatest show in the history of television.

EDIT: Just to be clear, even if he's wrong, it's probably still the best show ever.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 24, 2011, 05:07:08 PM
s2 is the weakest season of the 5, but that doesn't mean it was bad. The Wire's weakest is still better than most good shows best.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 25, 2011, 07:16:46 PM
Breaking Bad

I just finished all 3 seasons of Breaking Bad and OMG, when does s4 start? Everytime things seem to start looking up, something has to go wrong or someone has to get greedy and **** everything thing up. Why can't people just be happy getting paid and getting paid good. They are constantly diving in head first and biting off more than they can chew. Constantly trying to compete 2 leagues above their station and always drowning in their own miserable self complicated existence. This show is great, I'm hooked, and if I had to rate the 3 seasons so far it would be 3>1>>2.

And for those wondering what the show is about, it's about a highly overqualified HS Chemistry teacher who finds out he has lung cancer even though he has never smoked or done anything of the sort during his entire life. He figures his time is almost up, his wife is pregnant again with an unexpected baby, his only son has Cerebral Palsy, they have a mortgage on the house and his death benefits are not likely to take care of his family for very long especially considering they don't have enough insurance to cover all his treatments for cancer. After seeing the amount of money that his DEA brother-in-law confiscated from a local Meth dealer, he decided that if some loser junkie flunky could cook up something to make that kind of money, how hard can it be for a very determined Doctorate owning chemistry specialist with a lot of free time and a clock winding down to it's last few ticks?
So he sets out to make his own meth and set his family up with enough cash to pay for his treatments and take care of them in his absence.






Up next on the watch list is Mad Men
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 25, 2011, 07:21:31 PM
Breaking Bad was already next on my list once I finish The Wire, and you just got me more excited for it.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 25, 2011, 09:33:00 PM
Where are you in the Wire?

And is The Shield on your list too? or have you already watched it?
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 25, 2011, 09:46:59 PM
Breaking Bad

I just finished all 3 seasons of Breaking Bad and OMG, when does s4 start? Everytime things seem to start looking up, something has to go wrong or someone has to get greedy and **** everything thing up. Why can't people just be happy getting paid and getting paid good. They are constantly diving in head first and biting off more than they can chew. Constantly trying to compete 2 leagues above their station and always drowning in their own miserable self complicated existence. This show is great, I'm hooked, and if I had to rate the 3 seasons so far it would be 3>1>>2.

And for those wondering what the show is about, it's about a highly overqualified HS Chemistry teacher who finds out he has lung cancer even though he has never smoked or done anything of the sort during his entire life. He figures his time is almost up, his wife is pregnant again with an unexpected baby, his only son has Cerebral Palsy, they have a mortgage on the house and his death benefits are not likely to take care of his family for very long especially considering they don't have enough insurance to cover all his treatments for cancer. After seeing the amount of money that his DEA brother-in-law confiscated from a local Meth dealer, he decided that if some loser junkie flunky could cook up something to make that kind of money, how hard can it be for a very determined Doctorate owning chemistry specialist with a lot of free time and a clock winding down to it's last few ticks?
So he sets out to make his own meth and set his family up with enough cash to pay for his treatments and take care of them in his absence.

Up next on the watch list is Mad Men

Breaking Bad always seemed like the kind of show that never lets up, like Six Feet Under. I just can't watch shows like that anymore.

Yet I like Mad Men. Go figure. Christina Hendricks helps.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 25, 2011, 09:53:41 PM
Where are you in the Wire?

And is The Shield on your list too? or have you already watched it?

I just finished season 2 yesterday, and am planning on starting the third tomorrow. I've never seen The Shield, but your talk about it earlier in the thread putting it in the same league as The Wire definitely made me interested in it at some point. I want to do Breaking Bad first, since a friend of mine has been bugging me to watch it for a long time (the new season starts in July, to answer your earlier question), and then I'll either watch The Shield or Mad Men, depending on how I'm feeling then.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 25, 2011, 11:15:19 PM
Breaking Bad

I just finished all 3 seasons of Breaking Bad and OMG, when does s4 start? Everytime things seem to start looking up, something has to go wrong or someone has to get greedy and **** everything thing up. Why can't people just be happy getting paid and getting paid good. They are constantly diving in head first and biting off more than they can chew. Constantly trying to compete 2 leagues above their station and always drowning in their own miserable self complicated existence. This show is great, I'm hooked, and if I had to rate the 3 seasons so far it would be 3>1>>2.

And for those wondering what the show is about, it's about a highly overqualified HS Chemistry teacher who finds out he has lung cancer even though he has never smoked or done anything of the sort during his entire life. He figures his time is almost up, his wife is pregnant again with an unexpected baby, his only son has Cerebral Palsy, they have a mortgage on the house and his death benefits are not likely to take care of his family for very long especially considering they don't have enough insurance to cover all his treatments for cancer. After seeing the amount of money that his DEA brother-in-law confiscated from a local Meth dealer, he decided that if some loser junkie flunky could cook up something to make that kind of money, how hard can it be for a very determined Doctorate owning chemistry specialist with a lot of free time and a clock winding down to it's last few ticks?
So he sets out to make his own meth and set his family up with enough cash to pay for his treatments and take care of them in his absence.

Up next on the watch list is Mad Men

Breaking Bad always seemed like the kind of show that never lets up, like Six Feet Under. I just can't watch shows like that anymore.

Yet I like Mad Men. Go figure. Christina Hendricks helps.

Breaking Bad is NOT Endlessly Depressing. In fact they almost never let you feel bad or depressed about anything or anyone. You watch a desperate man who only wants to provide for his family slowly become everything he never thought in his wildest dreams he would become. You see him transform from a by the book stand up guy just trying to stay within the lines to a bad ass take no ****  C.R.E.A.M. Get The Money Motherf***er.

As a matter of fact, there are so bad ass moments throughout Season 3. Make no mistake, this show is nothing like SixFeetUnder. not in tone, content or depression to the point of suicide storylines. This show is about someone that doesn't want to be depressed, sitting around waiting for death to finally snuff out their light. Someone that doesn't want to sit around and just see where things take him, so he takes life by the horns and and goes out to get his. It's actually quite the opposite to that horribly sad and depressing show, so considering how you feel about SFU, you might want to fast track this show up your list since you had it all wrong.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 26, 2011, 03:25:10 AM
Holy ****!!! @ the final blow in the opening games in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.

I almost thought it was a scene straight out of Saw.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 06, 2011, 11:48:30 PM
Mad Men Season 1

This show is nothing like I was expecting, and because of that, it took me a little while to get over it and enjoy it for what it actually was. I'm not so sure what my expectations were or how they got where they were, but I was expecting some mafioso type situation, not boardroom politics and backroom shenanigans.

This show is about The Advertising Business and more specifically, focusing mostly on one man at an Advertising Firm. It's an interesting, nothing too crazy happened, but Sterling Cooper sounds like the place to work back then (if you are a white male). It actually reminds me of 2 jobs I had where the men would conspire around the women of the office, some even benefiting from what I will refer to as "Office Syndrome"*  & others desperately throwing themselves out there for any sort of attention.

I've actually gotten into this show( and I might have given up if it weren't for my girl liking it), but up until near the end of the 1st season, I had to keep guessing what year it was and how much time was passing since they give you no reference of time. I noticed somewhere around the middle of the season that Peggy looked pregnant since she had a little gut growing on her. My girl thought I was crazy for even mentioning such a thin, But then she went from mousy unattractive to fat rat looking complete with chubby cheeks and second chins. My girl kept thinking I was an ass for thinking that she was pregnant, fat, ugly and disgusting[....and maybe I was, but my suspicions turned out to be true in the end, So whatever. We're still not sure how she could have given birth to a baby that big and healthy looking while barely showing and not even have known she was pregnant at all or that anything was wrong until she was about to pop the baby out

Also I can't stand the way Campbell talks, Cut throat Bitch is the neighbor to the Drapers (from House M.D.), Annie is much cuter on Community(she doesn't even look like the same person), Mrs. Draper looks like a Stepford Wife, Cooper looks like a short fat Colonel Sanders, Campbells secretary is the finest chick in the building and last but not least Christina Hendricks is beautiful on the show as she fits the style perfectly, but WTF is up with that 45o angled hinge on her neck? She needs posture lessons to bring her head straight up and her shoulders back.

Now having said all that.... On to Season 2.


edit: I forgot to mention that I love the intro music.
It's like a hip hop infused waltz or something. I keep picturing Antonio Banderas teaching a bunch of troubled highschool youth how to dance classically to it.


edit 2: I forgot to explain "Office Syndrome"
It's something that I've first seen explained on a TV show called Working (s1e2) starring Fred Savage (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118517/). Where you work in an office environment seeing the same people day in and day out. Some you find attractive and some you don't. Eventually the ones you don't start to slowly become attractive as you start overlooking the things that un-attracted you in the first place.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 07, 2011, 12:45:59 AM
I'm trying to somehow get through the pilot for the American version of "Being Human", just for something different to watch.  Unfortunately, the show is pretty bad.  The Werewolf is incredibly whiny, the vampire is a Twilight reject sans glitter sparkles (and it frustrated me that this "vampire" has a normal life and job during the day in full sunlight, which makes no sense), and the ghost is just annoying.  Maybe I was just expecting a more refined or interesting show than it is (an angsty drama for the 'tween" demographic), but I just do not like this show so far.  I haven't seen the UK version to compare, though I can't imagine it being any worse than "Siffy's" version.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: SixthAngel on March 07, 2011, 04:47:24 AM
Soul Eater is great. Who is it that you can't stand?

Black Star.  His personality just grates on me, as if someone took the worst traits of Naruto and multiplied them x100.  Tsubaki, quite possibly the best and most versatile of the Weapons, is pretty much wasted on him.  I'm 10 episodes in, though, and he's starting to approach "tolerable".

I hate Blackstar too.  I've only read the manga but I can't stand him.  One of my favorite parts was when Kid kicked the **** out of him.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 07, 2011, 04:56:30 AM
I'm trying to somehow get through the pilot for the American version of "Being Human", just for something different to watch.  Unfortunately, the show is pretty bad.  The Werewolf is incredibly whiny, the vampire is a Twilight reject sans glitter sparkles (and it frustrated me that this "vampire" has a normal life and job during the day in full sunlight, which makes no sense), and the ghost is just annoying.  Maybe I was just expecting a more refined or interesting show than it is (an angsty drama for the 'tween" demographic), but I just do not like this show so far.  I haven't seen the UK version to compare, though I can't imagine it being any worse than "Siffy's" version.

Give it a few more episodes. It gets better.
Of course this show would be alot better if it wasn't on SyFy and had been on FX or even premium cable, but it does get better.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 08, 2011, 12:08:52 AM
About Campbell on Mad Men

I just placed what the way he talks reminds me of. He sounds like Jon Lovits.
All of his lines are delivered like a slightly toned down Jon Lovits.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: RagnaBlade on March 09, 2011, 06:27:32 PM
Re-watching The West Wing. 14.5/10. Holy **** it's good.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 09, 2011, 06:44:15 PM
Ah! you just reminded me of the other show I wanted to get around to watching.

The West Wing +added to my TV Queue
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on March 09, 2011, 07:51:37 PM
I absolutely love The West Wing. If I didn't have so many things I wanted to watch that I haven't seen before, I'd love to go back and watch that again.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: RagnaBlade on March 10, 2011, 06:42:05 PM
It's so amazing. It's one of those shows that everyone should watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 14, 2011, 11:09:19 PM
*sigh*

Well, I finally got around to finishing my two sets of Xam'd: Lost Memories, and I should have known better than to start watching this show.  Eureka Seven was the anime that proved to me that despite their animation prowess, Studio Bones was perfectly capable of producing boring crap (no, I haven't seen Wolf's Rain, but I hear that was pretty terrible as well).  Fast forward through a few Fullmetal Alchemist series, and here is Bones once again with a show that bears an incredible visual similarity to Eureka Seven, and it sucks as well...and in half the time (E7 was a 2-season series, Xam'd is just one).  Man, where to begin with this show...

Actually, the show starts out fairly decently, also like E7, with a seemingly terrorist attack followed by the main character being granted this mysterious power/curse of Xam'd.  The first dozen or so episodes are pretty decent (even if there are some very nonsensical plot twists with some of the secondary characters), focusing mainly on Akiyuki learning how to deal with this power and learn to live with this strange cast of airborn postal workers.  Then suddenly the series decides it's going to spend 8 or so episodes doing absolutely NOTHING.  Akiyuki gets hit with an affliction that completely removes him as an active character in the story as he just wanders around for the rest of the show.  Then, 5 episodes before the end, the show suddenly (kind of) decides what it wants to be about and dumps every single plot thread and character outside of the main three and just collides into a very typically lame Japanese ending.  And if you've seen the show, I hope you understood what the ^&&*@ was going on with the story and world, because I couldn't tell you after watching 26 episodes of this crap.  This show just had no fracking idea what it wanted to be, so we have a war that's going on for...some reason we're never told; a race of spiritual people persecuted because...of some reason we're never told; we have a ship of postal workers who are important because...of some reason we're never told; we have all this business with creating Xam'ds and "The Quickening" (insert obligatory Highlander joke here) and "The Emperor" that...is never really explained and wrapped-up in a half-assed manner.  At least Eureka Seven, as spectacularly dull as that show got, had the kindness to let the audience in on what is going on for most of the series.

This is one of the worst anime series I have seen in quite some time, despite having a fairly decent opening.  Watching it reminds me of partly why I went on a multi-year hiatus from anime a while back: no respect for how to tell a proper story and no sense of pacing, just filling the void with mindless dialogue.  Bleh, I'm going to have to watch Full Metal Panic or something now to remind myself that the artform isn't beyond redemption.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on March 14, 2011, 11:39:58 PM
I like all the latest love for Breaking Bad... 1,100+ post later and about a year and a half later. Really... go back and read the first post. :D
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 14, 2011, 11:48:06 PM
I absolutely love The West Wing. If I didn't have so many things I wanted to watch that I haven't seen before, I'd love to go back and watch that again.

Ditto.  I'm not a big fan of the show's left-slanted political view (and because of this didn't start watching the show until it started releasing on DVD, and now I have the whole series on DVD), but the show does a good job of feeling fairly inclusive so you can enjoy it regardless of your political affiliation.  Plus, the dialogue is very well-written and frequently hilarious.  Pity the show starts going downhill in the last few seasons.  If it weren't for the fact that I have so much stuff to watch and play, I'd gladly rewatch that series.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on March 15, 2011, 09:08:36 AM
@broodwars

You missed something significant in Xam'd. All of your 'for some reason we're never told' moments were actually explained. Especially the reason for the war, why the postal people were important, and why the spiritual were being persecuted.

I'll give you that it got boring in the middle though, there's no denying that.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 15, 2011, 05:06:33 PM
@broodwars

You missed something significant in Xam'd. All of your 'for some reason we're never told' moments were actually explained. Especially the reason for the war, why the postal people were important, and why the spiritual were being persecuted.

I'll give you that it got boring in the middle though, there's no denying that.

Hmm...maybe that stuff was something revealed in one of the dozens of dialogue sequences in the show (especially towards the end) where the dialogue is so low that the music actually drowns it out (at least in the dub version).  In any case, considering that I watched almost the whole series with my best friend, and neither of us as of episode 20 (the last episode we both watched) could figure out any of those things, I still say the show does a pretty poor job of conveying that information.  I would rewatch the series to see if that info's really there, but to be honest I've moved on now and no longer care.

Anyone see the new Gibli Wizard of Earthsea movie ("Tales of Earthsea")?  I noticed it was somehow released last week with pretty much no fanfare and Best Buy at least isn't carrying it.  I kind of liked the original book so I have some interest in it, though to be honest I have a bad feeling I'll be incredibly annoyed by Gibli's likely inclusion of their usual monotonous pro-environment, anti-man additions (which creep up in pretty much anything related to miyazaki).
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on March 17, 2011, 06:43:20 AM
After watching the previous two episodes of Stargate Universe.... seriously. Damn. That show has some of the best CGI ever seen on television.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Toruresu on March 19, 2011, 12:09:42 AM
After watching the previous two episodes of Stargate Universe.... seriously. Damn. That show has some of the best CGI ever seen on television.
I was starting to like SGU too. I've been a fan of the franchise for a while, and just when SGU finds its groove, it gets canceled :(
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on March 19, 2011, 12:34:31 AM
SGU never had to find it's mojo, it had it back in episode one. I am only at the end of season one, but there has been no word as to whether they are going to continue showing the rest of the series here, so I might have to download to see it. Sify logo and all.

I rather like how they are fighting for survival instead of fighting some external enemy most of the time. I also like how you can't really like any of the characters too much.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 19, 2011, 04:46:37 AM
Mad Men s2 & s3

I'm into it, my girl is into it, but if I wasn't waiting for her to watch episodes, then I would have finished the entire series already. It's good drama and the the school teacher in s3 is Fiiiiine [/Pablo Francisco]. Just started s4 about 2 hrs ago. Will report back when its all wrapped up.


Luther

BBC UK show about a really smart detective with lots of emotion baggage and a weird relationship with a known criminal that was just too smart for him to bust. She got away with the crime and rubs it in his face all day everyday and he swears he's gonna take her down, but somewhere in their game of cat and mouse, there is a weird friendship. Starring Idris Elba, who played Stringer Bell on The Wire, and so far it's pretty good. 1st season is only 6 episodes long and I'm almost done with it, but i can definitely see myself tuning in for season 2, whenever that is.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on March 19, 2011, 02:49:00 PM
I just finished watching all of Seinfeld in order. I've always been a fan of the show, but I've never watched it that way before. It really adds something to it that you don't get from catching a rerun here or there. I didn't realize how much continuity the show had before this. I would argue that George Costanza is one of the best characters ever on television.

Also, if you're not watching Archer on FX, you need to rectify that. It was pretty good in the first season, but the second season has been amazing so far. It's got impeccable writing and a fantastic voice cast, and I'd argue it's easily the best comedy on television right now after Parks & Rec and Community.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on March 21, 2011, 10:04:11 AM
So I just finished watching Season 2 and (what there is of) Season 3 of Parks & Recreation. Why didn't anyone tell me this show got substantially better after Season 1? I guess I should have had more faith, I mean The US Office only got good in Season 2. Steve Carell actually created more of a character in Michael Scott instead of trying (and failing) to copy David Brent. The same thing basically happening with Leslie Knope basically just being a female Michael Scott in Season 1. Other things that improved where Andy became less annoying and is now one of the best characters in the show. Ron Swanson just became unstoppable. Everything that guy does is genius. Storylines improved (mainly because they had more time to develop them), the townfolk got more backstory (it's almost developing into a Simpsons style universe) and Aubrey Plaza is still (hot) in it.

I just feel like it's a feelgood comedy, there's no cringe-worthy moments and the humour insn't snarky or mean in any way (except to Jerry).

Fucking top stuff/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: the_dan_x on March 21, 2011, 10:47:58 AM
Recently, I've been watching Sherlock from the UK. If you guys haven't seen it, it's basically Sherlock Holmes, but in present day London. As far as I know, there is only one season and three episodes, but each episode is an hour and a half long. Pretty awesome stuff.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on March 21, 2011, 11:10:34 AM
So I just finished watching Season 2 and (what there is of) Season 3 of Parks & Recreation. Why didn't anyone tell me this show got substantially better after Season 1?

If you listened to NWR Newscast you'd have known that months ago! (Also I'm pretty sure people have said that on this thread.)

But yeah, great stuff. Andy and April are just lol.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on March 21, 2011, 03:01:42 PM
Last night on HBO, was the series finale of Big Love, which by far away was the most unique family drama on television.

If you don't know the series was about Bill Hendrickson, a wealthy polygamist Mormon, continually trying to better himself and his family. One of the ways he tries to make things better for his family is bringing polygamy into the open so they don't have to hide. He tries this many times in many ways with different results each time over the seasons, all the while trying to keep his family from breaking apart from the outside influence of other polygamist groups and family ties and questions of faith and morality from his three wives.

What made this show great, beyond its large, but never overwhelming, cast and interweaving story arcs, was the actors. From the first show to the last, their performances never broke, or felt forced. That also has to do with the excellent writing though, because the characters never really did any thing out of character. There were surprises to be sure, but they all were within the character's personality and history.

This was a great show, and it was very religous at points, but it was always religious for a reason relating to the character development or story advancement.

This was one of my favorite shows on television, but I hated its opening theme, and there were like 2 or 3 dull episodes in its 5 seasons. The last season also felt a little rushed, and I'm not sure yet if I liked the ending. All in all, I rate Big Love a 9.2/10

It will be missed.

"It's good to have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." - Nicki, my favorite character, because of her many flaws.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on March 22, 2011, 10:47:59 AM
Recently, I've been watching Sherlock from the UK. If you guys haven't seen it, it's basically Sherlock Holmes, but in present day London. As far as I know, there is only one season and three episodes, but each episode is an hour and a half long. Pretty awesome stuff.

It's made by the same exec producer who is heading up Doctor Who (hence why they are both stuffed full of awesome). Season 1 is only 3 episodes but it was such a smash hit over here (~10 million watched all three episodes) it got renewed for another 3 in Autumn/Fall 2011.


The reason why it only got another 3 episodes was because the same exec producer is busy nearly all-year-around with 14 episodes of Doctor Who and hence cant squeeze anymore out.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on March 22, 2011, 07:25:11 PM
Justified Season 2 episodes one and two on Hulu. 3.75 Stars

You should be watching this show.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 22, 2011, 10:28:13 PM
Luther (on BBC UK) - 4/5

What a way to end a 6 episode 1st season run. **** these short UK seasons. If they are gonna have seasons this short, then they need to have 2 of them a year. 1 in the spring and 1 in the fall or something. More like the USA & SyFy 1/2 season that work pretty well on Eureka, Pysch & Burn Notice. They really leave you on a cliffhanger with a whole year before you get a measly 6 more episodes. How do you Brits do it? That's gotta be torture for your favorite shows... but it does keep everything short and sweet, straight to the point and no time for filler, but the wait... the f'n wait.

Needless to say (because I've basically just said it) i await a 2nd season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on March 23, 2011, 05:17:42 AM
**** these short UK seasons.

To compensate we simply have more quantities of shows rather than fewer longer ones.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on March 23, 2011, 02:40:21 PM
I gave Justified a chance until the episode where he touched the hood of a car that was sitting in the middle of a desert and he said 'it's still warm'. Yeah... I bet it was really hot as a matter of fact.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 23, 2011, 02:45:59 PM
I think I saw the first 2 episodes of that one when it first aired. Didn't capture my interest. I think I will wait until it's cancelled next season, fans cry that it was unjustified & critics tell me it was much better than rating showed and then I'll play catch up.... :evil grin:

j/k, I might check it out again, but I think The Sopranos is next on my series catch-up list now that I'm almost done with Mad Men.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on March 23, 2011, 09:46:28 PM
Lost: Season 1 on Netflix Instant: I liked it, I genuinely liked it. There's definitely a lot of intrigue, and I think so far the show has been "answering questions" at a good pace. (I mean, how would you explain polar bears on tropical islands, anyway?) The characters are mostly likeable, Kate being the notable exception (though Jack is starting to get on my nerves). I think the whole "The island is soooo mysterious and powerful" angle is getting a bit annoying, but I'm willing to work with the show on that one.

The one thing that bothers me is that I don't think the show can maintain this level of quality for 6 seasons, not when they're this long. I didn't watch the show when it aired originally, but I was aware of all the attention it was getting. I wanted to watch it, but I thought seeing it all online all at once would be best.

We'll see how my interest holds up for season 2!
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on March 23, 2011, 09:57:31 PM
I've never watched Lost, and have come to the conclusion, based on reactions people had to it, that it's not worth it to me to attempt to do so, despite it being on Netflix.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on March 24, 2011, 08:52:49 AM
Lost is brilliant and totally worth watching. Season 1 is great but season 4 (and season 5, arguably) are just truly brilliant. If you can make it through the relative lull of season 3 (which ends amazingly, by the way), you will find it well worth the effort I think.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on March 24, 2011, 10:49:18 AM
Oh Christ, the last episode(Introduction to Statistics (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1528909/)) of Community had me crying from laughter and we are still in season 1. Pierce (Chevy Chase (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000331/) ) really gets to shine this episode. This quite effectively sums up the insanity that is Community
Quote
Professor Michelle Slater (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0196913/) : Are you like a court appointed guardian to these people?
Jeff Winger (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0164636/) : No, uhmm, they are my classmates.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on March 24, 2011, 01:34:33 PM
I've never watched Lost, and have come to the conclusion, based on reactions people had to it, that it's not worth it to me to attempt to do so, despite it being on Netflix.

Lost exists to make dumb people feel smart. It's convoluted to the point of being ridiculous. Of course, it stands to reason that anything that got as much attention as it did during it's run is going to be lackluster one way or another.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 24, 2011, 02:01:16 PM
Save yourself. I realized it too late and will never watch the final season of Lost, but you are still very early into it. You can still save yourself.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 24, 2011, 02:09:45 PM
I've never watched Lost, and have come to the conclusion, based on reactions people had to it, that it's not worth it to me to attempt to do so, despite it being on Netflix.

Lost exists to make dumb people feel smart. It's convoluted to the point of being ridiculous. Of course, it stands to reason that anything that got as much attention as it did during it's run is going to be lackluster one way or another.

I think the world must be coming to an end: we actually agree on something.   :Q   Lost is one of the most over-rated, badly written shows I've ever seen.  The show has plenty of good moments and twists, but the show just can't string them together well and before too long the show's formula really drags.  It's a whole lot of build-up without any good pay-off.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: gbuell on March 24, 2011, 02:11:25 PM
EYEROLL.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 24, 2011, 02:19:55 PM
It's funny. My telecom AI loved this show and couldn't help but talk about it during our discussions. And I couldn't help making fun of him for it.

He rated it above Soprano's. Now I haven't seen lost, save for a few minutes, but I've seen quite a bit of the Soprano's and that comment blew my mind.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Morari on March 24, 2011, 04:23:30 PM
I've never watched Lost, and have come to the conclusion, based on reactions people had to it, that it's not worth it to me to attempt to do so, despite it being on Netflix.

Lost exists to make dumb people feel smart. It's convoluted to the point of being ridiculous. Of course, it stands to reason that anything that got as much attention as it did during it's run is going to be lackluster one way or another.

I think the world must be coming to an end: we actually agree on something.   :Q

There's more where that came from. You never want to just talk anymore though.

As I recall, we both like romantic walks on the beach... ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 24, 2011, 04:30:55 PM
I've never watched Lost, and have come to the conclusion, based on reactions people had to it, that it's not worth it to me to attempt to do so, despite it being on Netflix.

Lost exists to make dumb people feel smart. It's convoluted to the point of being ridiculous. Of course, it stands to reason that anything that got as much attention as it did during it's run is going to be lackluster one way or another.

I think the world must be coming to an end: we actually agree on something.   :Q

There's more where that came from. You never want to just talk anymore though.

As I recall, we both like romantic walks on the beach... ;)

OMG!!! THIS WHOLE TIME YOU 2 HAVE JUST BEEN FLIRTING WITH EACH OTHER!!!???
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on March 24, 2011, 06:56:29 PM
Actually, that would explain a lot...
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on March 24, 2011, 11:17:47 PM
Yeah it would, because Lost was great and stupid people couldn't figure it out. Not saying you guys are stupid, but how does confusing a stupid person make them feel smart?

I was a Lost hater (because like which ever of the lovers mentioned, I thought its popularity meant I wouldn't like it) until I was at a friend's house and too 'lazy' to tell him to change the channel. I don't even remember what episode it was (I would if I saw it again) but it blew my mind, and I was hooked. The show was nothing like I thought it was, and absolutely incredible. Though I will say that my friends who watched the show missed some intricacies and I missed some as well, so that was always great.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on March 25, 2011, 03:56:30 PM
NOOZ!

Both Futurama AND Fringe has been renewed :D
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 25, 2011, 03:59:29 PM
Fringe made the cut!?

That's good, I've been meaning to play catch up on that series, restarting from the very first episode.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: SixthAngel on March 25, 2011, 10:35:01 PM
Yeah it would, because Lost was great and stupid people couldn't figure it out. Not saying you guys are stupid, but how does confusing a stupid person make them feel smart?

I was a Lost hater (because like which ever of the lovers mentioned, I thought its popularity meant I wouldn't like it) until I was at a friend's house and too 'lazy' to tell him to change the channel. I don't even remember what episode it was (I would if I saw it again) but it blew my mind, and I was hooked. The show was nothing like I thought it was, and absolutely incredible. Though I will say that my friends who watched the show missed some intricacies and I missed some as well, so that was always great.

I really enjoyed Lost as well.  There aren't enough serials out there and all the attempts to recapture the magic of Lost have all fallen flat on their face (Flashforward and The Event).  I really wanted to like these other shows because having series long or season long stories just makes them much more rewarding and gives the characters and events time to really develop.  I gave Heroes a shot but it turned horrible after the first season (it was made to be one season originally) and I tried Prison Break but it was a later season and the all the main characters were trying to break out of a second prison they purposely entered in Mexico or something. :Q It made me lose all interest.  When Prison Break was airing it was huge here in China too.  The guy who played Michael Scoffield is still on all kinds of billboards.

I think a lot of the non-popularity based hate for Lost comes from the fact that everyone in the tail end was killed because of DUI's and real life circumstances.  It made quite a few things change and made one of the seasons weaker than the others.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on March 25, 2011, 10:42:35 PM
I didn't like Flash Forward or The Event. I felt both shows were trying way too hard, especially The Event. Every week witht he latter was a cock tease and then a poor attempt at hype because no matter what happened, it wasn't "The Event." I couldn't even watch it long enough to care if anyone actually said what the event was or if it even happened. My friends liked Flash Forward, but I couldn't get in to it. It started off feeling pretentious and didn't stop feeling that way. Twists in the plot seemed to hurt the overall story than enhance it.

In any case, I'm gonna stick it out with Lost. I have my reservations and doubts, but I had those before and now I'm pretty hooked in to the story. I'll keep posting my thoughts on each season.
Title: Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on March 25, 2011, 10:48:06 PM
Yeah it would, because Lost was great and stupid people couldn't figure it out. Not saying you guys are stupid, but how does confusing a stupid person