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 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Been watching Season 1 of Damages. Good show, really reels you in. Biggest problem is that even though everyone talks about what a force to be reckoned with Rose Byrne's character is, she just comes across as a milksop, always looking a little deer-in-the-headlights and never sounding like a successful ambitious attorney, and certainly can't hold her own across from Glenn Close. Despite that casting flaw, though, I'm really enjoying this. Not sure it can sustain its gimmick or momentum for more than one season, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

I'm currently watching a lot of Doctor Who with my girlfriend. I first encountered the show as a kid in the '70s, when Tom Baker starred, and I grew up with a vague general awareness of it and some passing interest in getting around to following it one day, but over the years - decades! - I never really pursued it, until just the last year or so. What I'd really like to do is start at the very beginning and watch everything that's still available, but that's not a readily available option to me; I did watch the first several episodes from the very beginning (William Hartnell era), though, at the house of a couple friends who love the show and have a lot of the series (I'd just watch all of it there, but we live in different cities a couple hours' driving apart, so I don't get to see them as often as I'd like). I'm therefore currently just trying to watch the entire "modern" era (starting from the revival in 2005, going up to the present) with my girlfriend via Netflix streaming on the Wii. I've been through all of the Doctor's ninth incarnation and am well into the tenth (Eccleston to Tennant), and have just done the first few episodes with Martha Jones. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series (and the spinoffs!). I keep hearing high praise for Matt Smith, and I'm very looking forward to his portrayal, but I also love David Tennant in the role and I'm not quite looking forward to seeing him leave it.

My girlfriend and I also watch Jeopardy! regularly, and fantasize about competing on the show. A friend of ours from our gaming group was actually on just a couple years ago - he didn't win, alas, but at least he performed pretty well, I think.

We also watched the first season of The Walking Dead together, and are very much looking forward to the second.

Aside from these, most of the shows that interest me most aren't ones currently running. There are several recent science fiction shows I'm interested in but have seen little or nothing of them yet. There are also some not-so-recent ones, notably the various Star Trek series. For a while I Noreen and I were recording reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation so I could show them to her - she loves the original series but had seen almost nothing of any of the spin-offs until I started showing her a few of them. We haven't watched many of these in the last few months, though. We also watched a lot of Frasier reruns for a little while, though we're currently taking a bit of a break from that as well. I also showed her the entirety of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (followed by the four movies) not too long ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Old I LOVE LUCY TV Episodes. I bought the Complete Series set a few years ago and every once in a while I'll pull out a Disc at Random and have a few laughs.

Nothing compares to this Classic Show. The BEST Comedy EVER on TV!


Rest in Peace FRED, ETHEL , RICKY AND LUCY, William Frawley, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.


You will always bring a smile to my face and keep laughter in my heart!

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Lucy-Complete-Seasons-1-6/dp/B000E6EJWK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1309559230&sr=8-3

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)





Finished season 2 and had to immediately start season 3.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

i am ashamed to say, oh my girlfriend

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)



Originally Ran: 1990-1997

I recently finished streaming all eight seasons of Wings via Netflix, which took me just a little over three weeks. This was one of my favorite shows when I was growing up, but I hadn't seen it in about ten years. Rewatching it from beginning to end was such a blast and a trip back to my younger years, and there were some episodes I hadn't seen since they were first-runs. The show remains as funny as it was back then. I think a key to that kind of well-aging is when the humor is derived from the characters' personalities and the situations, rather than topical references. Aside from maybe the clothing in the early episodes, there's not much that dates this show. The cast is one of the best sitcom ensembles and they all have terrific chemistry with one another. Even the departure of original cast member Thomas Hayden Church (who I've never liked in anything else besides this) in the later episodes does little to affect the show.

I really miss the traditional multi-camera live-audience sitcom, which seems to be a rarity these days in favor of the single-camera pseudo-documentary style.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2011 - 2:22 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)



Just streamed the first season of Coupling. Strangely enough, it seemed like the odd-numbered episodes were the funniest, but they were all good, with many laugh out loud moments. My favorite episode was "The Girl with Two Breasts," in which one of the characters strikes up a conversation with a girl who doesn't speak a word of English. I loved the added touch of replaying the entire scene of their conversation a second time, but letting us hear what the girl was saying and discovering how they completely misunderstood each other.

I've read that it was hyped as an English version of Friends, but I actually got more of an "English Seinfeld" vibe. Jeff, the lead character's best friend, is definitely the equivalent of Kramer, right down to the old fashioned style of clothes he wears and his somewhat-wild hair. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the series.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)



Mary Shannon is a U.S. Federal Marshal who places people in the witness protection program. Some people are innocents who just happen to witness a crime, while others are criminals themselves, testifying against other criminals in exchange for a chance at a new life.

Even more than cop shows, I've always been drawn to shows/movies about US Marshals and had meant to watch this when it first started in 2008, but I missed the premiere, fell behind, and never got around to it. Until now. I've streamed the first two seasons from Netflix, and I have to say I love it. Mary McCormack is excellent as Mary Shannon. She's smart, tough, driven, and can kick major butt. Some people seem put off by Frederick Weller as her partner, but I find him hilarious. They have good chemistry together, and while sometimes he can go a few episodes without really getting much to do, he's always there for her at the end of the day and has gotten to take charge on occasion. I was initially put off by the family drama of Mary's personal life, involving her alcoholic mother and slightly-troublesome sister, but their story lines quickly took off beyond the premiere, and both have been given interesting developments that I've enjoyed watching them go through. The second season ends with a shocking finale when Mary is shot and remains unconscious in the hospital, with all the people who care about her torn emotionally, and her partner and boss determined to find the man responsible.

USA has already announced next year's fifth season will be its last, so it's a shame I'm just now getting into it. But I've still got the third and fourth season to catch up on, and hopefully I can watch Season 5 as it airs.

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Now that I just finished Farscape just a little bit back, I am looking for something new. I wanted to watch Deep Space Nine, but Netflix does not offer it as of yet.

Think I will begin Fringe tomorrow.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Anything as long as it is not on AMC.

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I started watching Kim Possible for the first time recently on DVD (got the first two seasons free thank to my accumulated Disney Movie Rewards points). A very fun, cute and appealing show, with excellent voice work and colorful animation.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Mr. Jack - Is the show actually available as season sets through Disney's Rewards club? I never could keep up with the show because of Disney's erratic scheduling habits, but I did often enjoy it when it was on and wouldn't mind getting the DVDs to watch it properly. I know there were some DVDs released, but mostly just compilations of various episodes.

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Mr. Jack - Is the show actually available as season sets through Disney's Rewards club?

The first two seasons are (21 and 30 episodes, respectively). The remaining two are still in limbo. Again, I'm a new fan, so I'm not exactly an expert. The only way to get them right now is via the DMR club (although it's free to join).



There are absolutely zero extras, but the transfers are nice and clean (although in 1:33.1...was the show animated in 1:85.1, or was it matted into "fake" widescreen for its Disney Channel airings?).

EDIT: You can also buy them on Amazon, although they might be a bit pricey.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Awesome! I had no idea. I have a bunch of points I've been accumulating, so I'll have to look them up and see if I have enough to redeem for them. I'm not sure about the ratio, but I'd guess it was produced 1.33:1 and simply matted for widescreen if it was ever shown that way.

In case you weren't aware, there's also two movies. The first is Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time, and the second is Kim Possible: So the Drama. The latter was originally going to be the series finale, but Disney ended up renewing the show for a forth season.

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Awesome! I had no idea. I have a bunch of points I've been accumulating, so I'll have to look them up and see if I have enough to redeem for them. I'm not sure about the ratio, but I'd guess it was produced 1.33:1 and simply matted for widescreen if it was ever shown that way.

You'll have to give up a whopping 1750(!) points for them, but for 51 episodes of a TV series, that seems reasonable. Plus, both sets will give you 125 DMR points back.

In case you weren't aware, there's also two movies. The first is Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time, and the second is Kim Possible: So the Drama. The latter was originally going to be the series finale, but Disney ended up renewing the show for a fourth season.

Sitch In Time is split into three individual episodes on the season two set. Once I'm through watching that season, I'll probably watch the rest of the episodes on YouTube (better than nothing) and Netflix So The Drama

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I started watching Kim Possible for the first time recently on DVD (got the first two seasons free thank to my accumulated Disney Movie Rewards points). A very fun, cute and appealing show, with excellent voice work and colorful animation.



Loved Kim Possible. Glad to hear others enjoy it. Wouldn't it be great if Adam Berry's scores were released?

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Finished off the Kim Possible DVDs and have moved onto YouTube for the remaining seasons. "Emotion Sickness" was a terrific episode, and...um...great googly-moogly...eek



Also "flirty" Shego was a riot. big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 9:35 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Bones Season 4

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2011 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

They are finally out on DVD now, so I'm catching up with the latest...

Dexter season 5
Supernatural season 6
Parenthood season 2

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2011 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

Reruns of NAKED CITY, which remains better than any show currently on television.

 
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