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 Posted:   Apr 4, 2011 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

A big thumbs up to the two above me. A very fine show indeed. A shame it was cancelled.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2011 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Never a big fan of QUANTUM LEAP, I'm afraid (a bit too lightweight and not very supernatural beyond the time leap thing), but I would check another, perhaps more serious take on the same basic premise. Filmatically, it's a bit like MACGYVER...

By the way, I'm about half way into season 4 of SUPERNATURAL and it's building towards the climax. God knows how they will be able to top this in season 5 and 6 (and please, no spoilers!).

In other news, I'm glad to see DR. WHO back on the air (even though it's not as good as in the Davies/Tennant years), especially now that STARGATE: UNIVERSE is nearing its final end. frown

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2011 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

And now I'm finally up-to-date on SUPERNATURAL. Great show.

Now, what should I check out next? The 4400, perhaps?

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2011 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

And now I'm finally up-to-date on SUPERNATURAL. Great show.

Now, what should I check out next? The 4400, perhaps?


I wouldn't. LOL

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2011 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Why not? I like the premise.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2011 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Reaper -- Another of the paranormal shows that keeps up the funny. Our hero is an ambitionless slacker when some unknown stuff from his past comes to light and he ends up reaping escaped souls for the Devil, played awesomely by Ray Wise. The protagonist is kind of dull, but his supporting cast is strong and hilarious.

Another vote for Reaper. This show is streaming on Netflix, and my wife and I just started this series. We are 7 episodes into the series, and we are really enjoying the show. The Devil is definitely the highlight of the show for me, and the rest of the supporting cast is strong.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2011 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I tried to watch REAPER once (that's the one with Leland Palmer as the devil, right?), but didn't really connect with me. Just seemed like a sit com/drama with no real story arch or nothing to grab on to, and the comedy aspect turned me off. But I thought it was called THE DEVIL'S APPRENTICE or some such thing? Am I confusing it with another show?

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2011 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Don't watch Being Human. I think it's great, so you'll hate it. smile

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2011 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I tried to watch REAPER once (that's the one with Leland Palmer as the devil, right?), but didn't really connect with me. Just seemed like a sit com/drama with no real story arch or nothing to grab on to, and the comedy aspect turned me off. But I thought it was called THE DEVIL'S APPRENTICE or some such thing? Am I confusing it with another show?

That's the one. It does start out pretty monster-of-the-week-ish, but bigger story- and character arcs do develop. Maybe it has a different title out of the US?

Jehannum (is your name a Donaldson reference?), do you like the BBC Being Human or the US remake? Because I rather enjoyed the first season of the original, but didn't make it two episodes into the remake, and have been wondering whether it improves.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 9:38 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Poltergeist: The Legacy wasn't half bad, even if it did have a damned cheek for associating itself with that movie....

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

FYI, I've now started THE 4400, and am 3 episodes in. Not that remarkable, and a little too much "village drama", but has potential. I considered tracking down THE DEAD ZONE, but wanted something shorter first.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Watch Threshold, Thor.

The above only makes sense if "Please, in the name of all that's holy, do not" comes before the first word.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I kinda liked THRESHOLD, from what I can remember.

It would be interesting to know the reasons WHY people like or dislike something.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2011 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Jehannum (is your name a Donaldson reference?), do you like the BBC Being Human or the US remake? Because I rather enjoyed the first season of the original, but didn't make it two episodes into the remake, and have been wondering whether it improves.

I have not seen the US remake at all. Yes, my username is a Donaldson reference.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2011 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Just finished all four seasons of THE 4400, once again ending on an open note as the series was cancelled prematurely.

Well, it does have some redeeming values, but for the most part it's really disappointing. Lots of plot holes and meaningless "abilities" that aren't really in tune with the mythology it tries to draw up (the whole future thing, which is quite shaky in the first place). And some irritating characters.

I've not seen a single episode of HEROES, but I suspect that is a better show based on the same premise.

Anyways, what to see next?

THE DEAD ZONE is a little too massive to start with. Need something shorter first. I also need something that isn't comedy and something that has an engrossing mythology running through the whole thing.

Maybe AMERICAN GOTHIC? Or is that more individual episode narratives?

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2011 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Incidentally, it's a bit of a vacant spot now in terms of my favourite ongoing shows in the genre.

SUPERNATURAL (6) and FRINGE (3) have both ended their seasons, but there are thankfully more on the horizon.

STARGATE UNIVERSE (2) just ended forever.

DR WHO is in the middle of the 6th season (well, 32nd, strictly speaking), but it just gets worse and worse. I HATE Matt Smith's portrayal, and when there were TWO of him in the last episode (about those flesh thingies), I actually caught myself swearing at the screen! Severely dislike Moffat's direction too. So while it is still ongoing, I can't say for sure how long I will be following it. I loved the Tennant/Davies years; I really dislike the Moffat/Smith.

BUT.....PRIMEVAL just returned for a 5th season. Hopefully, it's better than the last. I liked the first episode, with the future bugs (something I've advertised for!) as well as the ending, where much of the upcoming mythology is set.

WAREHOUSE 13 and TORCHWOOD (at last!) will both return in July. THE WALKING DEAD will return in October. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME some time after that, I guess.

And that's it for now.

Keep suggestions coming, guys!

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2011 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

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I've not seen a single episode of HEROES, but I suspect that is a better show based on the same premise.

Anyways, what to see next?

Maybe AMERICAN GOTHIC? Or is that more individual episode narratives?


HEROES season one was phenomenal in my opinion. It was fresh, fun and exciting. Then came season 2... a 50% reduction in creativity and storytelling. It was obvious they didnt know what to do next. Then season 3 was just plain abysmal. A boring story line, a lack of a credible villain, etc.

Enjoy Season 1 on its own. It's really that good. Just a shame the rest was bunk.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2011 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The much missed Farscape. I recently bought all four seasons for $10 each.





 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2011 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

You might give DOLLHOUSE a try. I couldn't follow this show during broadcast, so I'm catching up on it via DVD. I wouldn't call myself a Whedon fanatic, but what I've seen of the show so far has been interesting... despite the network interference. Had the original pilot been broadcast, I definitely would've been tuning in every week.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2011 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

After having failed to track down HAUNTED, I've now begun watching AMERICAN GOTHIC and JEREMIAH.

I haven't quite hooked on to the former yet, even though I'm about 7 episodes in. Gary Cole is fine as the bad guy/devil, but it annoys me that no one questions his presence or does in any way think in the supernatural area. Sometimes, you need to verbalize these things.

I've seen the pilot of JEREMIAH and really liked that. I LOVE post-apocalyptic stuff.

I've also edited the first post to include all the titles mentioned in this thread, for future reference.

 
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