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TV series thread
« on: July 28, 2008, 08:13:05 AM »
What are you watching?


Dexter - A serial killer who also happens to be working for the police as a forensics expert as the main protagonist is just wow.  Partly narrative, which sinks your brain to the who, why, how.  The twist at the end of season 1 was totally not expected coming from a series made in Hollywood.  They are getting better and better.

Burn notice - Set in Miami.  A spy recently disavowed by the US Government uses his Special Ops training to help others in trouble.  There are also education segments when he turns ordinary household items into counter intelligence devices. 

Psych - Why wasn't I watching this before.

Middleman - 60s scifi alien monster show.  Not for everyone.  Dialogue is like "Goshdang It To Heck," "Gee golly whiz," "Grapes of wrath Dubby"  It all seems like random banter, but when you let it float for a bit, then bam the comedy hits you - well something like that. 

mentalist - saw a preair, seems like a serious version of psych. Hyperobservant.

The cleaner - "The Cleaner," inspired by the true story of a real-life "extreme interventionist," stars Benjamin Bratt as William "The Cleaner" Banks, who, after hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions after the birth of his daughter, strikes a tentative deal with God. Now along with his unconventional team, he helps people get away from their addictions by any means necessary.

Weeds - Elizabeth Perkins.  Comedy about a suburban mother turned marijuana dealer.

Fringe - x-files clone.

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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 11:18:14 PM »
house
heroes
smallville
chuck
csi (all of them)
simpsons
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 03:16:05 AM »
Lost
Heroes
Prison Break
House

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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 05:39:42 AM »
Jericho
Lost
Heroes
House
Prison Break
How I Met Your Mother
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 06:31:52 AM »
Eureka is back

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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 08:09:02 AM »
House will be back September 16.

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Hugh Laurie interview about Season 5
http://www.houseisright.com/2008/07/27/another-hugh-laurie-interview-about-season-5/

Season 5 promo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHeoOkLewBU


I read somewhere they're going to introduce a new character, a PI, laying ground for a spin off series.



Anybody watching "Generation kill" ?

'Generation Kill,' HBO's seven-part miniseries set in Iraq, is a searing, apolitical look at life of soldiers
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 08:16:11 AM »

Here's something new from the BBC - House Of Saddam: a compelling drama for BBC Two, charting the rise and fall of a dictator

"Don't tell me about the law. The law is anything I write on a scrap of paper." Saddam Hussein
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/07_july/04/saddam.shtml

hmmmm.."the cave of osama" should be next right?
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 08:49:33 AM »

Middleman - 60s scifi alien monster show.  Not for everyone.  Dialogue is like "Goshdang It To Heck," "Gee golly whiz," "Grapes of wrath Dubby"  It all seems like random banter, but when you let it float for a bit, then bam the comedy hits you - well something like that. 

i think this is set in the present day. not in the 60s.

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Fringe - x-files clone.

is this officially airing already or just a pre-air?

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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 09:46:16 AM »
Not yet, what I saw was a preair.  You're right about middleman, its set at present day though the feel and tone is 60s retro scifi.
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2008, 11:00:15 PM »
anybody here watch pushing daisies? I just finished watching one episode on axn beyond and I found it weirdly interesting...

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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2008, 11:28:44 PM »
flashpoint - (currently episode 5) astig!
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2008, 08:52:42 AM »
your lucky you got to watched those series. in our house...
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2008, 09:09:26 AM »
your lucky you got to watched those series. in our house...
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i just play dota over gg client...

you are the winner!!!!

though in our house it's the "kapamilya" station  :angry:
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2008, 11:19:36 AM »
+1 for Flashpoint, best new show of this season.


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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2008, 01:28:16 PM »
IMDB entry of Flashpoint still sports 0 votes. looks like am passing up on it and do Generation Kill instead
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2008, 05:02:16 PM »
for tv show reviews, check out tv.com

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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2008, 05:37:18 PM »
ep5 Generation kill best ep so far, lots of action.
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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2008, 06:56:11 PM »
Current favorites:
Lost
Pushing Daisies
Dirty Sexy Money
Heroes
How I Met Your Mother

Everything's on hiatus now so I'm watching old series... on season 2 of Frasier now  :)

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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2008, 08:19:59 PM »
- How I Met Your Mother (watching it over and over again and still funny)
- Generation Kill
- Big Bang Theory
- Chuck

I'm gonna check It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia soon.



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Re: TV series thread
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2008, 10:32:34 PM »
- How I Met Your Mother (watching it over and over again and still funny)
- Generation Kill
- Big Bang Theory
- Chuck

I'm gonna check It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia soon.
Big Bang Theory is teh Bomb (no pun intended)  :wacko:

All of the main stream shows are on hiatus, but most will be back in September. 

I really really recommend Dexter. 
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