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Re: TV Shows

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:04 am

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio ... 1407220039

The simpsons will air their 26th season this year. Some highlights:

- A regular character will die in the season premier. The title is "A Clown in the Dumps" so people are speculating if it's Krusty or Sideshow Mel
- There will be a Simpsons/Family Guy hourlong crossover episode for the Family Guy premier
- FXX will start airing the simpsons in syndication numerous times a day, and on Sundays will have an 8 episode mini-marathon leading into the new episode on big FOX
- There is an app with FXX that you can access all Simpsons episodes anytime, anywhere
- Starting I thin on Aug 21, FXX will air all 552 episodes in order in a row. This will end on Sept 1st
- The producers said they do not see an end in sight as of right now. Could go on for a few more years
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:16 am

I've tried watching the simpsons a few times in the past few years and I just don't seem to like it much anymore. I will probably check out the season premier to see who dies. When a final season is announced I will certainly watch the final episode if not more of that season. Even if I don't like it all that much now it's still a big part of my TV history.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Pitt87 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:24 am

PensFanInDC wrote:I've tried watching the simpsons a few times in the past few years and I just don't seem to like it much anymore. I will probably check out the season premier to see who dies. When a final season is announced I will certainly watch the final episode if not more of that season. Even if I don't like it all that much now it's still a big part of my TV history.


It sort of did the opposite of South Park, in that the shows are very much the same as they always were in the 90's and 2000's, where SP is much more pop-culture focused. Each relevant in their own ways, though.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:26 am

PensFanInDC wrote:I've tried watching the simpsons a few times in the past few years and I just don't seem to like it much anymore. I will probably check out the season premier to see who dies. When a final season is announced I will certainly watch the final episode if not more of that season. Even if I don't like it all that much now it's still a big part of my TV history.


I feel the same. I've stated it numerous times in this thread, that post season 9/10, it just hasn't been that great. Now, in the last 5 years or so, it has definitely gotten better, but it's no where near the "golden" years of like seasons 3-9.

I think I continue to watch it because I've been doing it for 25 years. I don't hate it, which is why I still watch it, but it is not as good as the early years. And I don't think it's because I've gotten older, because I still laugh my butt off when I watch the older episodes, I just think they have pushed so much focus on making Homer stupid in such a blantant way, it's just over the top and takes away from the rest of the show.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:15 am

Is it weird my kids (8 and 5) don't know who Bart Simpson is? Their first exposure to the Simpsons was the Simpsons Lego House at a Mall. :lol:

I know they are a little young for most of the humor, but still...
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Re: TV Shows

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:22 am

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Is it weird my kids (8 and 5) don't know who Bart Simpson is? Their first exposure to the Simpsons was the Simpsons Lego House at a Mall. :lol:

I know they are a little young for most of the humor, but still...


My daughter who is 4 knows who they are, but it's because she'll watch the Simpsons with me.

My other nieces and nephews have no idea who they are.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:40 am

nan do you let your daughter play your nintendo games? or is that off limits?
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Re: TV Shows

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:42 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:nan do you let your daughter play your nintendo games? or is that off limits?


She hasn't really expressed any interest in video games yet. I'd let her play the Wii. I don't want her dirty hands on my NES stuff though.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby relantel on Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:23 pm

Watched last week's (7-16) Graceland last night... Agent Warren is so...
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BUSTED
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caught between his two women, who both figure it out when the DC one surprise-visits Graceland



Anyone else still watching FOX's Gang Related? We've fallen 8 eps behind on that one and I'm not really feeling it.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:08 pm

GAH!!! I forgot that show was back on! How many episodes have we missed?
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Crankshaft on Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:28 pm

Haven't watched this week's Graceland yet.

I watched the first episode of Gang Related. Decided to put it on the DVR. Haven't watched it since. I'm leaving it there for a rainy day.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:31 pm

newarenanow wrote:
Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Is it weird my kids (8 and 5) don't know who Bart Simpson is? Their first exposure to the Simpsons was the Simpsons Lego House at a Mall. :lol:

I know they are a little young for most of the humor, but still...


My daughter who is 4 knows who they are, but it's because she'll watch the Simpsons with me.

My other nieces and nephews have no idea who they are.


The marathon of all 522 episodes is coming. It's a learning opportunity.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:45 pm

I'm actually a little happy that I forgot about Graceland. I now have 6 episodes to binge watch. I loved the first season.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Beveridge on Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:51 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:I'm actually a little happy that I forgot about Graceland. I now have 6 episodes to binge watch. I loved the first season.


I've enjoyed the 2nd season to date.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:00 pm

I still have no idea how you have a second season. Pumped to find out...
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Re: TV Shows

Postby skullman80 on Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:40 am

So I finished Season 4 of Breaking Bad tonight... holy crap. Started the first few episodes of season 5 as well. It's so hard to stop watching, but have to sleep at some point.

Still so far I think the last two episodes of Season 3 are my favorite over all in the series.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby largegarlic on Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:48 pm

skullman80 wrote:So I finished Season 4 of Breaking Bad tonight... holy crap. Started the first few episodes of season 5 as well. It's so hard to stop watching, but have to sleep at some point.

Still so far I think the last two episodes of Season 3 are my favorite over all in the series.


I'm not even sure I remember the end of season 3, since the events of seasons 4, 5, and 6 kind of eclipsed that in my mind.

Was the end of season 3
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Jesse shooting Gale?
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Re: TV Shows

Postby shmenguin on Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:48 pm

Yes
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Staggy on Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:04 pm

Crawl Space near the end of season 4 was one of my favorite episodes of the series. I can't believe Cranston didn't win the Emmy with that episode.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby skullman80 on Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:01 pm

Staggy wrote:Crawl Space near the end of season 4 was one of my favorite episodes of the series. I can't believe Cranston didn't win the Emmy with that episode.


Agree on that episode.

I'm on pace to finish the series by the end of this weekend or Monday. I'm through the first 4 episodes of season 5A, probably finish off the last 4 of the 5a tonight, and start 5B tomorrow at some point.

I have to force myself to stop watching. My wife says I'm an addict haha.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby skullman80 on Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:02 pm

largegarlic wrote:
skullman80 wrote:So I finished Season 4 of Breaking Bad tonight... holy crap. Started the first few episodes of season 5 as well. It's so hard to stop watching, but have to sleep at some point.

Still so far I think the last two episodes of Season 3 are my favorite over all in the series.


I'm not even sure I remember the end of season 3, since the events of seasons 4, 5, and 6 kind of eclipsed that in my mind.

Was the end of season 3
Spoiler:
Jesse shooting Gale?


Yes... I thought those last two episodes just fit together like a glove and were an awesome 90 minutes or so of TV. It really set the tone for what happened in season 4 and beyond as well.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:52 pm

skullman80 wrote:
Staggy wrote:Crawl Space near the end of season 4 was one of my favorite episodes of the series. I can't believe Cranston didn't win the Emmy with that episode.


Agree on that episode.

I'm on pace to finish the series by the end of this weekend or Monday. I'm through the first 4 episodes of season 5A, probably finish off the last 4 of the 5a tonight, and start 5B tomorrow at some point.

I have to force myself to stop watching. My wife says I'm an addict haha.


Breaking Bad is a hell of a drug
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Re: TV Shows

Postby the wicked child on Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:51 pm

I honestly no longer remember a lot of the individual episodes since I binge watched the crap out of the first 4 seasons.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:00 am

the wicked child wrote:I honestly no longer remember a lot of the individual episodes since I binge watched the crap out of the first 4 seasons.

Yeah, me too. All I remember now is that there wasn't a terrible episode at any point.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Staggy on Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:18 pm

skullman80 wrote:
Staggy wrote:Crawl Space near the end of season 4 was one of my favorite episodes of the series. I can't believe Cranston didn't win the Emmy with that episode.


Agree on that episode.

I'm on pace to finish the series by the end of this weekend or Monday. I'm through the first 4 episodes of season 5A, probably finish off the last 4 of the 5a tonight, and start 5B tomorrow at some point.

I have to force myself to stop watching. My wife says I'm an addict haha.


I always try to get people that are binge watching it to take a day off in between every episode in the last half season just so they can soak everything. Never works haha
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