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 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

For some reason, it's easier to start with these relatively short-lived shows (as opposed to marathon-running shows like THE DEAD ZONE), even though it's sometimes frustrating when the final episode leaves you hanging because of the cancellation.

I know the feeling. Picking up a show that ran 8 or 10 seasons sounds like a huge investment of time, even if it turns out to be consistently good.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Oh...and I also finished GAME OF THRONES recently, which was brilliant!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

For some reason, it's easier to start with these relatively short-lived shows (as opposed to marathon-running shows like THE DEAD ZONE), even though it's sometimes frustrating when the final episode leaves you hanging because of the cancellation.

I know the feeling. Picking up a show that ran 8 or 10 seasons sounds like a huge investment of time, even if it turns out to be consistently good.


Yes, I'm glad I watched X-FILES, for example, while it was running. It would be a chore to go through that now...especially since it's so good, so you couldn't just stop after a couple of seasons.

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   BobJ   (Member)

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









I just started watching this show 2 weeks ago on Netflix and am just pasted the halfway point in season 2. Strange show, even by sci-fi standards. It's not always good, and most of the sexual material feels like it was written by a 12 adolescent, but when it's good, it's real good.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2011 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Stuff like FARSCAPE is not my thing at all, I'm afraid. It's what I (perhaps somewhat derogatorily) refer to as "pointy ear sci fi" in my first post. There are some exceptions in which I've tolerated it, such as STAR WARS (mainly because of the whole space opera feel) and BABYLON 5 (mainly because the whole mythology was so well-written).

Otherwise, it's not really something I like to watch - be it STAR TREK (in any incarnation), the earlier STARGATE series (I loved UNIVERSE, though!) or FARSCAPE.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2011 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

OK, just finished the 5th season of PRIMEVAL.

Does anyone know if it has been renewed for a sixth?

That means there are currently no new shows to follow, but thankfully both TORCHWOOD and WAREHOUSE 13 will return in about a week or so.

Meanwhile, I'm still going through MIRACLES (the pilot was good, but it has plummeted ever since, with tons of clichées and cheap plots) and ODYSSEY 5 (so-so+).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2011 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Nobody knows anything about PRIMEVAL being renewed for a sixth season?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the new series FALLING SKIES yet. The series hasn't premiered in Norway yet (nor do I think it ever will), but it's certainly one I will be looking into somehow.

By the way, today is the premiere for TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY and WAREHOUSE 13 is back on Monday. Should be good.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2011 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

I liked TAKEN, which doesn't seem to be on this list.

The score, by Laura Karpman, was very good, too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2011 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I liked TAKEN, which doesn't seem to be on this list.

The score, by Laura Karpman, was very good, too.


True, can't believe I forgot that. Added to the list.

It's a good show, although I can't remember much of the plot anymore (beyond the aliens and generational thing).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2011 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

FALLING SKIES is really good so far. You could argue that the alien design is a bit "typical", but at least we get to SEE them (and they have the money for some proper visual effects).

I thought the premiere of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY was decent, but not really very engrossing. Could be because it's been so long since the last series that I've forgotten a lot of it. Does it have the record in elapsed time between two seasons?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2011 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Just finished the first season of FALLING SKIES. Great show! I hope they'll be able to keep it going for a few seasons.

I'm also nearing the end of the second and final season of CARNIVALE, which is really good.

I'm disappointed by TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, but am gonna stick with it.

WAREHOUSE 13 is always a nice, cozy series to watch with lots of humour motivated from within the fictional universe.

But I need a new show to watch now!

Perhaps DOLLHOUSE?

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2011 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   BobJ   (Member)

Dollhouse- Let's put it this way, I bought the season 1 set on sale to watch the show... I HATED IT. Now I literally cannot give the set away. Avoid.

Farscape-Just finished all four seasons of this show and have to say that over-all I did enjoy it. It's more Babylon 5 than Star Trek, but it really doesn't fit into either category. It is not however, a bump on the forehead of the week show like Star Trek. I would say it feels more like a well done version of Buck Rogers when it's good. But the show is a mixed bag. Alternating between good and bad episodes. Very uneven by the end of the mini-series, but it does at least wrap up many story-lines.

Primeval- Last I heard, the show had not been renewed. I hope that changes. Even though the show is not up to its former glory, I still enjoy it.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Dollhouse- Let's put it this way, I bought the season 1 set on sale to watch the show... I HATED IT. Now I literally cannot give the set away. Avoid.

Too late! I've already borrowed it from a friend's massive collection. Maybe my reaction will be different from yours?

Farscape-Just finished all four seasons of this show and have to say that over-all I did enjoy it. It's more Babylon 5 than Star Trek, but it really doesn't fit into either category. It is not however, a bump on the forehead of the week show like Star Trek. I would say it feels more like a well done version of Buck Rogers when it's good. But the show is a mixed bag. Alternating between good and bad episodes. Very uneven by the end of the mini-series, but it does at least wrap up many story-lines.

As I've said earlier, FARSCAPE is not my thing at all.

Primeval- Last I heard, the show had not been renewed. I hope that changes. Even though the show is not up to its former glory, I still enjoy it.

I sincerely hope they get to renew this and FRINGE.

By the way, just finished CARNIVALE. You can clearly tell they were rushing plotlines to wrap things more or less up in the last episode of season 2 (out of an intended 6-season run), knowing a cancellation was ahead, so that hampers things a bit. But there are still plenty of open threads that could have kept things going. So I would say it's somewhere between an unfulfilled cliffhanger and a resolved ending.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I saw INSIDIOUS a few weeks ago. Meh. Started out kind of interesting, but it just got dumber and dumber as it went along. Thumbs down.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well, I just saw the unaired pilot of DOLLHOUSE (excellent....too bad it didn't air!) and the first episode proper, which was good, but slightly more conventional.

Looks promising.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   BobJ   (Member)

There are two episodes I must admit to enjoying. I cannot explain them as it will give away future events, but they were very good. It's the episodes that rip off ideas you've seen a million time before I cannot stand. Like I believe the second or third episode is a direct rip off of The Most Dangerous Game. I mean really? We needed another take on that?

But I must be fair and say I did enjoy a couple of them. I never watched season 2.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2011 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I see now that they've spread out elements from the unaired pilot throughout the remainder of the season, like they used to do back in the ol' days.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well, I just finished DOLLHOUSE and MAN, what a great show!!!

I dug it from beginning to end. I don't like all of Whedon's creations, but this one hit a homerun with me. It's one of those shows you just can't stop watching.

Too bad it was cancelled (there were a lot of potentially interesting elements that could have been worth exploring here), but at least it came to some sort of conclusion, which seems to be a privilege these days.

Need another show now.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I saw INSIDIOUS a few weeks ago. Meh. Started out kind of interesting, but it just got dumber and dumber as it went along. Thumbs down.

INSIDIOUS, eh? I tried to google that, but found no tv show, only a film from 2010. Is that what you meant?

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Have you considered KINGS?

 
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