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Re: TV Shows

Postby knives of ice on Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:31 am

The Jinx should win every award. the very definition of riveting.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Jofa Guy on Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:46 am

Just watched an episode of NHL Tonight. It sucked, has anyone seen this show? :pop:
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Re: TV Shows

Postby meecrofilm on Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:59 am

canaan wrote:last man on earth. that girl is grating. i get that its the point. it just doesnt make for entertaining television for me.


Eh. Maybe I was expecting super annoying based on what I'd read before watching, but I haven't found her to be that bad. Certainly not so much to keep me from continuing to watch.

Jim wrote:I quit watching part way through ep2 and removed it from the DVR queue. Season 1 should have been the opening of the first episode. Him driving around the country looking for people and collecting all of the cool stuff that he set up in his house. They could have made it really funny AND interesting. Instead, they introduced a second person in a show called "Last Man on Earth" IN EPISODE 1!


There was probably a reason why they called it the "Last Man" and not the "Last Person." :pop:
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:02 am

Kimmy Schmidt is pretty damn funny and I love Ellie Kemper.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Jofa Guy on Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:57 pm

Just watched a few episodes of South Park, and they make me laugh every time. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are geniuses

I understand most people on here probably think it's a stupid show. But the Honey BooBoo episodes and "Jewpacabra" Episodes are great. I hope they don't offend anyone.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby shmenguin on Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:04 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:Kimmy Schmidt is pretty damn funny and I love Ellie Kemper.


haven't seen it, but my guess is that the latter heavily influences the former.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:23 pm

I am angry at The Blacklist for essentially airing a clip show last week. This isn't an 80's sitcom...
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:46 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:I am angry at The Blacklist for essentially airing a clip show last week. This isn't an 80's sitcom...


Oh wow. That's fantastic. I haven't seen a clip show episode in at least a decade and a half. Who could possibly think that was a good idea?
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Re: TV Shows

Postby relantel on Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:49 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I am angry at The Blacklist for essentially airing a clip show last week. This isn't an 80's sitcom...


Oh wow. That's fantastic. I haven't seen a clip show episode in at least a decade and a half. Who could possibly think that was a good idea?


There were points when it was hard to discern clips from current action. I kept thinking RR was part of flashback only to realize he was real-time.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:11 pm

The clip show montage is one of the criteria for "jumping the shark."

I don't remember the last time I watched a show that did that.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:18 pm

I found one. Episode 14 of season six of The Office was a clip show. I remember it being terrible. Last clip show episode I remember watching before that was the two part clip episode before the Seinfeld series finale.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:21 pm

It wasn't a full "clip show" but I would say just under 1/2 of the episode were clips from previous episodes. It reeked of "we couldn't even full 42 minutes of air time".
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Re: TV Shows

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:28 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:It wasn't a full "clip show" but I would say just under 1/2 of the episode were clips from previous episodes. It reeked of "we couldn't even full 42 minutes of air time".


I wouldn't say that. I'd say it reeked of "people are trying to catch up via streaming and we need to get them watching in real-time so that we can up our ad rates"
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:28 pm

relantel wrote:
Dickie Dunn wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I am angry at The Blacklist for essentially airing a clip show last week. This isn't an 80's sitcom...


Oh wow. That's fantastic. I haven't seen a clip show episode in at least a decade and a half. Who could possibly think that was a good idea?


There were points when it was hard to discern clips from current action. I kept thinking RR was part of flashback only to realize he was real-time.


i was having trouble with this as well
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Jofa Guy on Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:52 am

Silicone Valley Season 2 to air April 12th on HBO. Love this show
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Re: TV Shows

Postby shmenguin on Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:31 am

The Seinfeld finale being a clip show was a disgrace
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:01 am

knives of ice wrote:The Jinx should win every award. the very definition of riveting.


I watched the first episode last night. They mentioned he went to Scarsdale High School and showed his yearbook picture along with Dorothy Cine. I thought, how old is he? A quick google search showed he was born near the same year as my mom....who also went to Scarsdale High School. I have my mom's old year books so I went and had a look. Yup...there he is... It's kinda freaky...

/csb
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Factorial on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:07 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
knives of ice wrote:The Jinx should win every award. the very definition of riveting.


I watched the first episode last night. They mentioned he went to Scarsdale High School and showed his yearbook picture along with Dorothy Cine. I thought, how old is he? A quick google search showed he was born near the same year as my mom....who also went to Scarsdale High School. I have my mom's old year books so I went and had a look. Yup...there he is... It's kinda freaky...

/csb


Supposedly they are now looking into him being tied to the disappearance of two teenage girls, one who worked at a business he regularly frequented and another with no known ties to him.

The show gets much better by ep 3 so stick with it.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:10 am

I know nothing about him or the case. I am thinking the less I know the better. I'm still totally creeped out that this dude went to HS with my mom. I wish she were still around (for many reasons) so I could ask her about him.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby largegarlic on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:18 am

Dickie Dunn wrote:Kimmy Schmidt is pretty damn funny and I love Ellie Kemper.


I was unsure at first, but by the end of it, I thought the characters were more fleshed out and it got pretty good. This especially goes for Kimmy herself. I liked Ellie Kemper in small doses, but was worried about her doing the normal good-natured, incredibly naive schtick as the central character for a whole season. However, her character did get more nuanced and interesting as things progressed.

Spoiler for last several episodes:

Spoiler:
Jon Hamm's cameo as the nut job reverend was fantastic...definitely one of the funniest bits I've seen in any show in a while.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby eddysnake on Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:09 am

PensFanInDC wrote:I know nothing about him or the case. I am thinking the less I know the better. I'm still totally creeped out that this dude went to HS with my mom. I wish she were still around (for many reasons) so I could ask her about him.


that is definitely creepy, I've found myself become somewhat obsessed with his recent arrest. This guy is so bizarre. I'm a little ashamed to admit it, but after watching the documentary, I do find him somewhat likable. Anyone else get that? I don't feel bad for him or anything like that, but there is some strange likableness (is that a word?) to him...
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:20 am

I watched the first two episodes of the Kimmie show.

I thought she was funny, but I'm getting tired of the NYC centric shows. All these NYC elements are self evident at this point, putting a naive adult in NYC to experience the greatest city on earth is lame.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby eddysnake on Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:27 am

Troy Loney wrote:I watched the first two episodes of the Kimmie show.

I thought she was funny, but I'm getting tired of the NYC centric shows. All these NYC elements are self evident at this point, putting a naive adult in NYC to experience the greatest city on earth is lame.


yes, everyone knows Pittsburgh is the greatest city on earth (just not the happiest). They make all these movies here, why not a tv show?
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:35 am

eddysnake wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:I watched the first two episodes of the Kimmie show.

I thought she was funny, but I'm getting tired of the NYC centric shows. All these NYC elements are self evident at this point, putting a naive adult in NYC to experience the greatest city on earth is lame.


yes, everyone knows Pittsburgh is the greatest city on earth (just not the happiest). They make all these movies here, why not a tv show?


Hah, really. I'm just getting sick of the NYC setting character. You'd think after Seinfield, 30 Rock, Girls and Sex and the City (off the top of my head), we'd be over that theme.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby eddysnake on Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:53 am

Troy Loney wrote:
eddysnake wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:I watched the first two episodes of the Kimmie show.

I thought she was funny, but I'm getting tired of the NYC centric shows. All these NYC elements are self evident at this point, putting a naive adult in NYC to experience the greatest city on earth is lame.


yes, everyone knows Pittsburgh is the greatest city on earth (just not the happiest). They make all these movies here, why not a tv show?


Hah, really. I'm just getting sick of the NYC setting character. You'd think after Seinfield, 30 Rock, Girls and Sex and the City (off the top of my head), we'd be over that theme.


We have Daredevil starting up in a few weeks too
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