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Re: TV Shows

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:51 am

Amazing Race

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I'm glad the father/son Achilles Heel team dropped out. No sense risking permanent injury for a chance at winning. One is never more than one bad taxi driver away from being eliminated on this show. Really want the Youtube twerps to go away.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby canaan on Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:19 pm

Amazing Race

Spoiler:
the youtubers are incredible annoying. still rooting for bates battaglia
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Re: TV Shows

Postby columbia on Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:23 pm

the wicked child wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:I got hooked on Moonshiners even though I'm pretty sure it's fake.

It's definitely fake. That said, Tickle and Jim Tom are both damn amusing.


TIL that my coworker's former son in law is on that show: some dude named Bill.
She says that he is a lot of things, but that he is not a moonshiner.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:31 pm

4 episodes in to game of thrones. so good
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Re: TV Shows

Postby eddysnake on Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:01 pm

nocera wrote:
eddysnake wrote:I've been enjoying community quite a bit this year


They rely on gimmick episodes because the writing is spotty and the characters are extremely superficial. I won't miss it when it's gone.


some of them are pretty horrible (claymation episodes) but I think its been more hit than miss recently
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Re: TV Shows

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:42 pm

I finally gave The Bible a shot tonight.

-as dramatic entertainment, i think it falls pretty flat. there isnt enough narrative to draw emotion
-as a tool to teach biblical stories, i think it works pretty well. most people have heard of moses, abraham, king david, etc, but dont really know their stories which i think is kind of interesting. growing up and even in schools you learn stories about hercules, perseus, odysseus, beowulf, king arthur, etc, but you never touch any of this stuff. even during the course of normal church services you never hear these stories - its like you were supposed to doing the readings before showing up to class where the prof talks about something else.

i think the people who really like it/are giving it the high ratings are people already very familiar with the stories and are using their own imaginations to fill in what the show is missing.

and it has a special guest star

Spoiler:
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Re: TV Shows

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:09 pm

I started watching David Attenborough's The Blue Planet. It's pretty solid for being made over 10 years ago.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:14 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I started watching David Attenborough's The Blue Planet. It's pretty solid for being made over 10 years ago.


I love those BBC documentaries. Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Frozen Planet. So much awesomeness.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby relantel on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:11 am

HIMYM "Fortress":
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made fun of Downton Abbey (by a fictional name); Barney tries to sell his apartment/explains the tricks and features in the process; Marshall/Ted pretend to be gay to help Ted pick up a girl
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:19 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:even during the course of normal church services you never hear these stories...


You need to find a new church :D :pop:
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Re: TV Shows

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:38 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:even during the course of normal church services you never hear these stories...


You need to find a new church :D :pop:


have you been watching? what do you think?
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:00 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:even during the course of normal church services you never hear these stories...


You need to find a new church :D :pop:


have you been watching? what do you think?


It's all on my DVR at the moment. I caught about 10 minutes of episode 1. Saw the last plague through the parting of the Red Sea. Visually it was cool. It could use some more production value but you get what you pay for.

A friend of mine summed it up well I think (based on the little I saw):

Remember – this is a televised interpretation and retelling of the Bible; it is not the actual thing. Any time the story is transposed from it’s original medium (either the Hebrew Scrolls or Greek Papyri), it loses some meaning and eliminates important points. We have to remind ourselves that this is not the inspired Word of God; it is a tool that points viewers to the inspired Word of God by displaying some of its features. By nature, the miniseries cannot be 100% accurate; only the Word itself is totally infallible and inerrant. This is not the Word of God – but the word of man about the Word of God. Having said that, I believe it has thus far been sound.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby viva la ben on Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:31 am

columbia wrote:
the wicked child wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:I got hooked on Moonshiners even though I'm pretty sure it's fake.

It's definitely fake. That said, Tickle and Jim Tom are both damn amusing.


TIL that my coworker's former son in law is on that show: some dude named Bill.
She says that he is a lot of things, but that he is not a moonshiner.

The show may not be real, but they have an honest to goodness drunk in Tickle......and Tickle is his real name.

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Re: TV Shows

Postby relantel on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:01 am

New Girl - mostly ho-hum episode last night,
Mindy Project - entirely forgettable.
Cougar Town - decent episode, centered on dodgeball.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:08 am

I accidentally watched a few minutes of the mindy project once. I regretted it.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby newarenanow on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:35 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I accidentally watched a few minutes of the mindy project once. I regretted it.


We have friends who absolutely love the show. Convinced the wife and I to watch an episode or two. We haven't watched any since.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:39 am

It was the exact degree and style of awful that I expected when I heard she had a show coming out.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby newarenanow on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:42 am

Idoit40fans wrote:It was the exact degree and style of awful that I expected when I heard she had a show coming out.


Agree. The episode or two we watched was exactly what I expected.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby relantel on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:46 am

there have been some good episodes. Just last night was a bore.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby eddysnake on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:30 am

Girl meets world starts filming. I think i'm way more excited than I need to be about this.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby newarenanow on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:59 am

eddysnake wrote:Girl meets world starts filming. I think i'm way more excited than I need to be about this.
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I've been watching some old Boy Meets World episodes while getting ready for work in the mornings.

I'm actually excited to see how this turns out. Hopefully it's more of like Season 1-4 with BMW than seasons 5-7.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:07 am

It sounds like everyone hates hit but I watched an episode of 1600 Penn last night and enjoyed it.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby newarenanow on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:16 am

PensFanInDC wrote:It sounds like everyone hates hit but I watched an episode of 1600 Penn last night and enjoyed it.


The wife and I have enjoyed that show. But it will probably be cancelled.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:18 am

newarenanow wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:It sounds like everyone hates hit but I watched an episode of 1600 Penn last night and enjoyed it.


The wife and I have enjoyed that show. But it will probably be cancelled.


I mean, it's not the best comedy on TV but I laughed. Based on 1 episode the cast has good chemistry. Bill Pullman is not aging well though....
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Re: TV Shows

Postby newarenanow on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:32 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
newarenanow wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:It sounds like everyone hates hit but I watched an episode of 1600 Penn last night and enjoyed it.


The wife and I have enjoyed that show. But it will probably be cancelled.


I mean, it's not the best comedy on TV but I laughed. Based on 1 episode the cast has good chemistry. Bill Pullman is not aging well though....


Agree. It definitely is not the best, but we've watched ever episode so far, and we enjoy the characters and I think they've done a good job on the story lines.

And agree, Bill Pullman does look like he put on a few lbs and did not take care of himself sicne he was Lonestar.

Jenna Elfman looks good though.
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