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 Posted:   Sep 13, 2011 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   GreatGonzo   (Member)

Just started Season 2 of WAREHOUSE 13; who would have thought that a tv show based on the final shot of a 1981 Spielberg movie could be this much goofy fun?

I want a Farnsworth for Christmas!

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2011 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Fringe season 3. Glad to say its just as engaging as the other seasons.

Plus the occassional episode of TOS season 3.

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2011 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I finally finished watching the last episodes of Kim Possible on YouTube. "Graduation, Parts 1 & 2" were a fitting send-off for Ron and Kim. While it's always bittersweet when a show you enjoy reaches the end of its run, I'm glad Kim Possible left the air while it was still at a peak of creativity, rather than grinding on for 20+ years like a certain other animated show I could mention. Seeing Kim and Ron in their college years and beyond would be kind of strange.

It'd also be nice to see the remaining two seasons of the show preserved on DVD, but Disney is notorious for abandoning their animated TV shows halfway through their runs and never releasing the last handful of episodes. I can't think of one of their cartoon shows that was released in its entirety on DVD (Gargoyles never made it past the first season, as I recall).

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2012 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Just starting episode 4 of season 1 of Damages...this show holds top honors in webs of webs of intricate labrynthine lies and double crosses. Ya gotta pay attention to this show, that's for sure...thank goodness for the episode recaps at the start of each one.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2012 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I still have a Tuesday night appointment with Justified




After 5 seasons I finally got hooked on The Big Bang Theory, watching reruns nightly but I think this needs to be watched in order instead of scattershot episodes nightly.



That's pretty much it - tonight does bring the new Amazing Race which I never miss -



Now...if SyFy ever gets their shit in gear and schedules season 5 of the best show they treat like crap,

Destination Truth




...all will be well...

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2012 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I still have a Tuesday night appointment with Justified

My favorite show on TV right now. smile

After 5 seasons I finally got hooked on The Big Bang Theory, watching reruns nightly but I think this needs to be watched in order instead of scattershot episodes nightly.

And also because TBS and ION seem to only show the same episodes over and over, despite the fact there are four seasons worth of episodes available for syndication.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2012 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I still have a Tuesday night appointment with Justified

My favorite show on TV right now. smile

Me too. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

Timothy Olyphant is the very definition of a true Hollywood leading man, and he's never needed box office blowouts to prove it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2012 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I still have a Tuesday night appointment with Justified

My favorite show on TV right now. smile


Me too. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

Timothy Olyphant is the very definition of a true Hollywood leading man, and he's never needed box office blowouts to prove it.


The show really captures the essence of Elmore Leonard, and it didn't hurt that in the first season, huge chucks of episodes were lifted right from Riding the Rap and Pronto, the first 2 novels to feature Givens. The new novel, Raylan, also shows up in several dialogue scenes this season, and in last week's kidney stealing plot.

There's nothing better on TV right now

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2012 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I've really been wanting to ready Leonard's Raylan stories since watching Justified, but haven't had a chance to get them yet. I've read that the second season also used some story elements from the newest book in regards to the Bennett family, as he was working on it at the time and would share the material with the show's staff.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2012 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I've really been wanting to ready Leonard's Raylan stories since watching Justified, but haven't had a chance to get them yet. I've read that the second season also used some story elements from the newest book in regards to the Bennett family, as he was working on it at the time and would share the material with the show's staff.



Yep the Bennet clan shows up, but some key characters are changed. I'd recommend starting with Pronto and then Riding the Rap and then Raylan. The first short story with Raylan and Boyd, Fire In The Hole, which is pretty much the very first Justified episode, has been reprinted as well

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2012 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

These are the shows I'm watching this season.

Tuesday:



It's no Home Improvement, but it makes me laugh and it's just nice to see that some people can still make multi-camera, studio audience sitcoms, which I prefer over the single-camera, pseudo-documentary approach that so many tend to do these days.



It has an interesting angle for a crime drama, and plus star Poppy Montgomery is quite a looker. roll eyes



My favorite current show on TV, which I never thought I'd say about an FX series.

Thursday:



Hands down the funniest show I've watched in a long time. Always cracks me up.

Friday:



I'm usually not much for medical dramas, but this has been my favorite new show of the season. It's been great watching Patrick Wilson's character develop. I'm just afraid this may be the only season.



Along with Justified, this is one of the best crime dramas in a long time. It's nice to have a show with cops who are actually likable (unlike, say, the ones over on the Law & Order shows), not to mention good and honorable. I've never been a fan of corrupt cop shows. Plus, it has a refreshingly strong sense of family that has sorely been missing from TV in recent years.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2012 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I recently watched the entire series of Steve Carell's The Office (up to present) and now that I've finished that I have started Cheers from the very beginning. I've only ever seen a handful of those episodes in my life, so I'm looking forward to discovering it, and rediscovering the episodes that I watched as a younger version of myself, which will surely be a blast of nostalgia.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2012 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)



Just finished discs 1 and 2

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 12:31 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

proceeding to the end of rewatching Lost Season 2...

simultaneously..

revving up Damages Season 2.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2012 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Damages Season 2

I'd say this season was only slightly less than the first (the juggling of multiple storylines was handled a bit better the first go-around), but still brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Damages seems to somehow pull together dream casts effortlessly, as well as bring out the best in its already incredibly talented ensembles.

I think I literally jumped up and cheered when Timothy Olyphant popped that evil scumbag corrupt cop Rick Messer!



As he is my favorite actor these days, I have to (yes, again) single out the typically cool and nuanced performance by the mega-busy Timothy Olyphant:

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2012 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

In case my fellow board members can't tell, I'm currently obsessed with Fringe. It's the best thing I've ever seen. It's so intelligent, so moving, so high-concept that I can't believe it ever managed to get to the airwaves. It's a prime example of what real, nuanced acting is (Anna Torv & John Noble being the prime examples of this). It's also got spot-on directing, cinematograph, special effects and music. I highly recommend it to anyone in search of heartwarming, meaningful storytelling. It's a masterpiece in the making and I really hope that it gets picked up for a 5th season. This show needs a proper ending.

I also never saw a frame of it until last summer via Netflix so those of you who fear not being able to catch up shan't worry. Once the show hits its stride, you'll be whipping through discs faster than a jukebox.

Other shows I'm watching, in a far less obsessive manner, are Mad Men, New Girl, 30 Rock, and Mythbusters.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2012 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   gmontag451   (Member)

Following my classic Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980 binge six months ago, I'm currently working through my Netflix streaming queue. I'm alternating between:

The Twilight Zone
Kolchak
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Dark Shadows

and classic Star Trek (restored versions)

I'm watching Star Trek mostly to see what CBS did with the new CGI effects. I'm not overly excited about them but it's interesting. Also *really* enjoying the stories, acting and music in their own right. The restored image quality really brings out the amazing lighting and detail on this series. It's truly like watching it for the first time.

Twilight Zone, Hitchcock and Trek really showcase the lost art of cinematography. They just don't make anything like that anymore. Every frame is a piece of art.

I'd love to add Doctor Who and The Outer Limits to this list, but they aren't on streaming at the moment.

Michael

EDIT: *Highly* recommended shows:
Arrested Development
Party Down
30 Rock
Torchwood
Firefly
(but not so much the movie)
Adventures of Mark and Olly

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2012 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

A number of shows I'm enjoying at the moment:

Community - Talented ensemble and very smart writing.

Once Upon a Time - Never much got into "Lost", but this show (from two of its writers) very much has that vibe. Kind of a kick seeing how many fairy tale characters they work in.

2 Broke Girls - Go ahead and scoff, but there are some funny lines and the chemistry between Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs is electric.

Mad Men - I won't lie. The siren song that is Christina Hendricks drew me in initially, though I now enjoy much about this show.

How I Met Your Mother - Kind of wish they'd wrap it up, but the cast is good (Neil Patrick Harris, in particular, is a howl) and the writing fairly solid...at least when it avoids 'will they/won't they' between Ted & Robin and Barney & Robin (which this season hasn't avoided, sadly).

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2012 - 4:49 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Party Down

I second this! A hilarious show. Was so sad it ended so soon. Ken Marino is comic gold. Gold, Jerry, gold! Forget guys like Danny McBride; this guy needs his own show.

Marino the boss to Jane Lynch the employee, who's talking on her cell phone on "company time":
"Constance! We do not conduct personal business on...?"

Lynch:
"On golden pond?"

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2012 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

From a recent conversation in another thread...

(players: nxbusby, losher22, and myself)

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I miss it very much. In my opinion, there will never ever be a greater show then Lost. I love Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones, but as good as they are, theres just that certain something that Lost had, that was just so fantastic. Can never be topped.

I couldn't be more obsessed with Breaking Bad - thanks for mentioning it. In my humble opinion, the ONLY thing that series is missing is more music! And yet, that's one of the cache characteristics of the show - I almost don't miss music's presence.


Awesome you guys...cuz Breaking Bad is at the top of my list of shows to watch. Very much looking forward to it. But first I will finish my Lost revisit, then pick back up with Damages Season 3. I was going to go the Sons of Anarchy route after that, but I keep thinking more and more (and hearing it from others) that Breaking Bad earns priority. Unless Season 4 of Damages becomes available on Netflix streaming before I finish Lost, Breaking Bad will be next up.

And of course, when Season 7 of Supernatural is released, that gets immediate attention, as does Season 6 of Dexter...neither of which have announced their release dates. frown

I also desperately want to revisit one of my all-time favorites that I've only seen all through once, Alias. Outstanding series, that. But that is another story for another time.

 
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