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 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Gotcha. I didn't really care for how Seinfeld ended, but then again, is there any agreeable way for someone (or a series) you love to break up with you?

For me, it just has to do with crafting a finale that doesn't piss me off, like kill off a main character or some other lame shock value ending. For the record, Star Trek: The Next Generation has probably my favorite series finale.

Seinfeld's finale was weak, probably my least-favorite ever. While I liked their ability to bring together so many of the show's recurring and even one-off characters (dating back to the earliest seasons) for one single episode, storywise I thought it was disappointing and even somewhat out of character. The clipshow retrospective that aired just before it was more entertaining.

I finished the first 3 episodes of Brisc County this morning(that includes watching the pilot twice once without commentary, once with the Bruce Campbell and Carlton Cuse commentary). I loved the show when it first aired. It is fun seeing again "old friends" Brisco, Dixie Cousins, Lord Bowler, Prof. Wickwire (the wonderous John Astin) and Aristotle Poole ("That's Socrates.") The latter played by a young Christian Clemenson in his pre-Boston Legal and CSI Miami days. And I can't forget Comet, Brisco's horse.

Glad you're enjoying Brisco. Even though it only aired one season, it's one of Top 5 favorite shows.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

THE KENNEDYS-

On REELZ

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

More Super Password. This time the programs from January 1988 where a guy won $55,000 and then it turned out he was a wanted fugitive on insurance fraud charges, and when he get recognized after appearing on this show, they performed a sting operation and nabbed him when he came down to pick up his winnings.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)



Disc 1 Episodes 1 through 3.


BTW, this set is currently selling for only $14.99 at Costco. eek

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2011 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Re the Brisco set:

BTW, this set is currently selling for only $14.99 at Costco. eek

Yep I bought my set 2 weeks ago at Costco. I was sorely tempted by the Disney Afternoon animated sets Ducktales 1-3, Darkwing Duck1-2, Tailspin1-2, and Chip N Dales's Rescue Rangers1-2 which were about 8 dollars a box.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)



Disc 2 Episodes 4(No Man's Land with a nice guest starring turn by Denise Crosby post ST:TNG as the town sheriff) and 5 (Brisco and Socrates on the road together for the first time and the return of Dixie Cousins.)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)


Seinfeld's finale was weak, probably my least-favorite ever. While I liked their ability to bring together so many of the show's recurring and even one-off characters (dating back to the earliest seasons) for one single episode, storywise I thought it was disappointing and even somewhat out of character. The clipshow retrospective that aired just before it was more entertaining.




I'd have to agree there, it was a weak ending, it should have ended in Seinfeld's apartment. I haven't seen any of them for a few years. I knew the shows too well, so I put the box sets away, I'll give it another couple of years.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

MIAMI VICE. I recently purchased the complete series boxset
from Amazon's marketplace for 50 bucks. I just finished season one.
Now I'm watching DARKROOM (the thriller anthology from 1981)
hosted by James Coburn. I should be finished with the entire series -
all 7 episodes - by Saturday. Then I'll start on season two of MIAMI VICE.

Den

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Currently alternating three comedies: Seinfeld, Frasier, and Dr. Katz -- having a lot of fun. I haven't ever really done this with comedy DVDs, but I like switching gears after each episode and the "revolving door" method keeps things fresh. I find the episodes livelier and funnier this way (even though I've previously seen all three of these shows many, many times).

Periodically interjecting the fourth and final season of Felicity, which will soon draw the Felicity era to a close...for now.

Decided not to watch Dead Like Me and I don't find Spin City as enjoyable as I once did (I still love the show but I haven't been in the mood for it), so I pulled that one from rotation as well...that leaves Dollhouse and Sons of Anarchy on my shelf, in addition to old favorites ER and Lost which I feel a strong urge to revisit from their respective beginnings.

Meanwhile, Parenthood Season 1 and Six Feet Under Season 1 are currently in the mail on the way to my home.

After watching the first four seasons of Dexter monogamously and in rapid succession, I am changing it up by watching a little bit of a lot of shows. I'm sure sooner or later I'll zero in on one or two that are captivating me the most and stick with only those, probably alternating a sitcom/comedy and a hourlong drama series.

I love TV...

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Den -- what's Darkroom like? Tell me about it. How are you liking it?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Den -- what's Darkroom like? Tell me about it. How are you liking it?


DARKROOM was a horror-thriller anthology which basically borrowed
the multi-story segment format from Rod Serling's NIGHT GALLERY.
Each hour-long episode consists of two or three separate stories,
with on-camera intros by James Coburn hosting from a photo
darkroom in a vacant house. Universal produced the show (as they
did NIGHT GALLERY), and it was rather obvious they were trying to
resurrect the anthology format. It didn't catch on, because it was
canceled after only 7 hours (a total of 16 story segments) were aired.
Over the years though, the series gained a cult following because
anthology collectors have been trading tapes or dvd bootlegs recorded
from the Sci-Fi channel where reruns aired for a short while in the early 90's.

I watched it when it originally aired on ABC way back in '81. I haven't seen
it since then, so it's weird watching something with a 30 years gap between
each viewing. I actually remember several of the episode segments.
I love the show. It doesn't quite have the polish (or literary quality)
or seemingly big budget quality of NIGHT GALLERY. But it's still a lot of fun.
My opinion towards all these horror antholgies has mellowed over the years -
when comparing the 80's and 90's anthology shows to their earlier counterparts.
I have to admit that I pretty much like ALL of them now, even MONSTERS.
This might have to do with the fact that they simply don't make these
kind of shows anymore.

DARKROOM is curiously only available on dvd from Australia.
It's a beautifully packaged 2 disc set that comes with a nice
12 page booklet. So, if you want it, you have to order it through
Amazon.uk or ebay.uk., and you must have a multi-region player.

Den

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   Holly Mitchell   (Member)

Stargate SG-1: Season 1 Disc 1.

http://stargate.mgm.com/view/series/1/index.html

Just finished the Pilot (i.e. Episodes 1, 2 and 3).

Now on to Season 1 Disc 2 in the morrows.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   Holly Mitchell   (Member)

DARKROOM was a horror-thriller anthology which basically borrowed the multi-story segment format from Rod Serling's NIGHT GALLERY.

Nice! This sounds stella! I loved NIGHT GALLERY. I'll have to check this out, in my next life big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

DARKROOM was a horror-thriller anthology which basically borrowed the multi-story segment format from Rod Serling's NIGHT GALLERY.

Nice! This sounds stella! I loved NIGHT GALLERY. I'll have to check this out, in my next life big grin



No need to wait so long. It's available now. The ghosts of Rod Serling
and James Coburn command you to purchase it NOW! wink

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Oh, by the way....Christopher Crowe was the producer of DARKROOM.
David Shire composed the eerie theme music. Some of the guest stars
include Billy Crystal, Helen Hunt, Ronny Cox, Esther Rolle, David Carradine,
June Lockhart, Brian Dennehy, Robert Webber, Mary Frann, Gail Strickland,
Rue McClanahan, Lloyd Bochner, Eugene Roche, Misty Rowe, Claude Akins,
Samantha Eggar, and a few NG alumni like Michael Constatine and
Robert F. Lyons. One of the frequent writers on the show was
Robert Bloch. Great stuff!

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2011 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

The Cape has just premiered on TV in Australia

I know it is short lived and hasn't been highly reviewed by many people here but I am liking what I am seeing so far.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2011 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Just watched the latest episode of CSI

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2011 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Just finished the first season of Dollhouse and am enjoying the show very much. It is getting more and more complicated, and the "lost" episode that comes at the end of season 1 ("Epitaph One") is a mindbending sci-fi juggernaut of an episode, taking this series to a whole new level and dimension -- nay, taking television to a whole new level and dimension. Very challenging, and unique, and exciting. Am about to start the second and final season, also 12 episodes. So far, I cannot recommend this show enough. Do you like to be challenged intellectually? Do you enjoy original sci-fi? Do you enjoy sly humor, fierce action, and inventive twists? Dollhouse.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2011 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)



Disc 3

After spending yesterday at the Detroit Comic Con I needed some genre cult tv.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2011 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)




Disc 1

 
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