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Well there was a show I was watching that is a reality show that I found interesting, It had a few people under 30 and a few really old people over 70 that had to live with each other for a while, Austin Kutcher produces it, I found it funny, Its called "Forever Young"

 

As for reality in general, I don't like when they try to market to me cause they always are way off like MTV is, however I do enjoy shows like Hardcore Pawn and Storage wars once in awhile, Its interesting to see what people come in with/find.

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C) Andre Braugher, such a powerful actor, He was so convincing as a submarine pilot, his role on House was almost as good, People like him are the reason why shows win awards, rarely on TV do serious roles feel as serious as they should be, I've seen enough bad acting on shows that you would think most dramas are comedies, was really sad to see this one go.

Andre Braugher was also awesome in the highly acclaimed "Homicide: Life on the Street," a police procedural set in gritty Baltimore. Competitor "Law and Order" and its setting of New York City remains better known, but I tended to prefer "Homicide" as I became swiftly invested in the characters and was fascinated by the in-depth depiction of Baltimore, a city largely unfamiliar to me.

 

There are a lot of reasonable series, but some of them have been discontinue mostly due to the weakness of the public support.

Nathan FIllion was great in Firefly too bad it never got a chance.

 

Some of you may like the well-regarded 1995 series "Space: Above and Beyond," which portrayed the adventures of a squadron of the U.S. Marine Corps Space Aviator Cavalry aboard the space carrier USS Saratoga as it struggled through Earth's first interstellar war.  It really was the Pacific War in space, complete with opening surprise attacks on an unprepared extra-solar colony, planet-hopping against inscrutable alien soldier fanatics, and space carrier maneuvers against waves of kamikaze space Zeroes.  I did like that not only do we get the U.S. Marine Corps in space, we also got the Royal Navy expeditionary fleet in space and even the People's Liberation Army Navy space armada!  Too bad Earth under the ineffectual UN is losing the war...

 

Though this series predates the 2004 re-imaging of "Battlestar Galactica" by a decade, you can see that it laid much of the groundwork for the claustrophobic naval carrier style of the later series, such that in some points the two shows are almost identical clones of each other.  We might even point out clones of clones...

 

Thanks to the music used on this show, I'm always going associate Johnny Cash with voracious black holes and hear "Blitzkrieg Bop" by the Ramones playing on derelict probes on Mars:

 

 

LOL

 

FOX cancelled the show after just one season.  It was just too early for its time and the then-available CGI technology.

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My sister got Game of Thrones on DVD. And popped it into the BluRay player in the living room. Problem with this is that my rig is right next to the TV... in the living room. So I never really intended to watch it. It just happened.

 

But the show, as it turns out, is relatively interesting. Just not when it's going for seven hours straight when I'm trying to play SimCity4. 

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I love Once Upon a Time! I have seen every episode. I also like Doctor Who and the Big Bang Theory. The funny thing is that my sister (who is a cosmetology student, fashionista, gossip, socialite, and generally the type of popular girl who would seem to be the last girl to associate with that show) absolutely enjoys and adores the Big Bang Theory! She laughs at all the jokes (that she gets) harder than me! Another funny thing is that I got her hooked on Once Upon a Time as well and she used her friend's Netflix account to see the first season and made me set up a Hulu account to see the second season. --Ocram

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Andre Braugher was in a little-known movie named Duets with Paul Giamatti, Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow. It was about a homeless community of karaoke fans, evidently. He played a prison escapee convicted of murder and stood out in that role.

 

I'm a huge Firefly fan, and it taught many of us that the better a show is, the more likely Fox will cancel it. The broadcast networks have taught us that the worse a show is, the more likely it will become a huge hit.

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Seems like all the networks are doing that, and it's sad to me. And networks for some shows are making it so you can't download them or view them on Hulu. I'd really like to watch Person of Interest, but haven't seen it pop up on iTunes. The network is keeping it to themselves.

Space: Above and Beyond, that was a pretty good show. I watched it when it originally aired and go back to watch it every now and again. : ) Good Call Odainsaker

Andre Braugher was the Captain in Last Resort and I really liked his role in that one, you might like that Manticorefan if you haven't seen it yet.

Big Bang Theory is one of the best, of course Chuck Lorre is the man!!, I own them all and Friday mornings, (day after it airs, when I can DL it) are my favorite because I laugh my butt off before I got to work. Lots of fun that show is. I'll never play D&D quite the same ever again. : )) Bwahahaha!!

I'll try and check out that Forever Young. Sounds interesting, I hate reality TV, but I did enjoy the Surreal Life, where all the old actors and famous people share the house. The one with Tammy Faye(One of the world's biggest religious leaders) and Ron Jeremy (AKA The Hedgehog, and one of porn's biggest producers and stars) was hilarious... Had more drama than I care to admit watching, but I laughed : ))

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Space: Above and Beyond, that was a pretty good show. I watched it when it originally aired and go back to watch it every now and again. : ) Good Call Odainsaker

That was a great show. I hate though when shows have a cliffhanger at the end and the show gets cancelled! It was the same with the new V series. The second season ended with a major cliffhanger and then the show was cancelled. WTF?!?!

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I am now watching 'Endeavour', the ITV prequel of Inspector Morse. I thought episode 1 (broadcast last week on Belgian television) was pretty good.

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V, The Cape, Alphas, Lie to Me, Legend of The Seeker, Terra Nova, Stargate Universe (and Atlantis to a fashion), Odyssey 5, The Event, Caprica, Human Target, and The Finder. Flashforward was another great series that they ended hanging. The bad part is that they just needed to edit the last 4-5 minutes out of that one and it would have tied it off, well as best as it was going to ever be... I watched first 3 episodes of Zero Hour before they yanked it off the air. Still haven't seen the rest of the produced episodes, but apparently it got the lowest rating for a premiere pilot ever!! Sad, it wasn't the best thing out, but it sure wasn't bad enough to cancel. I was enjoying the treasure hunting aspect of the series. Which reminds me of how foolish it was to cancel The Finder. That show had great promise!! It'll be interesting to see how the industry changes over the next decade. I've seen Amazon and Netflix creating their own shows now, so I guess we'll see what we see ; ))


There is nothing wrong with reality TV that losing all its sponsors wouldn't fix.  Boycott them, and tell them why.

 

Couldn't have said it better myself. Personally I boycott all TV, but definitely reality TV needs it's carpet yanked out from underneath... Hehe

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I have a line to disk recorder but it is not connected, so I don't bother to record shows.  I just watch and if I am unhappy I either change the channel to some other useless, vapid program or switch to my music channels (I have 30 of them).  It fills the time of which I have much.

 

Today, I am looking forward to part 2 of an NCIS episode which could be called "Where, oh where, did my Marine really go?"  Some sort of Afghanistan propaganda plot.

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I rarely watch TV, except at my grandma's house. When I do, I like to watch shows on the Science Channel and Food Network. Unfortunately, Discovery and History Channel's programming have become slanted towards "reality" TV, instead of educational shows about science, history, learning, etc. Mythbusters by far used to be my favorite show, but now it seems to have been put on the back burner by Discovery, and the quality of the show has gone down from what it used to be. Like all their other programs, it seems like it's all about attracting views and putting on a show. But I digress; I could rant about Discovery and History and the downfall of television for hours. 

 

Back on the subject, since my grandma no longer has Science Channel included in her channel package, we mostly watch Chopped, Iron Chef America, and Restaurant Stakeout on the Food Network. Now that she has H2 (which, ironically, is where History airs shows actually relating to history), we've been watching some of it's programming. Sometimes we watch Mysteries at the Museum and Weird or What. Other times, we watch Everybody Loves Raymond and The King of Queens on TV Land. My favorite shows to watch, though, are ABC's sitcoms, The Middle, Modern Family, and The Neighbors (sadly, both are off the air for the summer) and Guys With Kids on NBC, which was cancelled, sadly. I also love Seinfeld, although it never seems to be on.

 

Most of the time, though, I avoid TV altogether. Daytime television makes me cringe, and most of the popular TV shows are reality garbage. I much prefer to watch videos on YouTube.

 

I am, however, looking forward to the second season of The Legend Of Korra, the sequel to the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender, which is rumored to air in the fall of this year. 

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I like the hodgepodge of shows on H2, NatGeo, Animal Planet, and the Military Channel. Not the silly trash like Ancient Aliens, but the documentaries. WW2 in HD, How The States Got Their Shapes, all that kind of nerdy stuff. They drift into wild-eyed conspiracy theory a bit too often on H2, and the flap over the Mermaid mockumentary on Animal Planet serves only to display just how far the collective intellect of the American people has fallen.

 

Sorry, I've forgotten how to edit photo sizes on ST or I would have made it smaller

 

 

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I cannot stand Ancient Aliens. It's all pseudoscience, and they don't provide other, reasonable theories to explain the subjects they cover. My grandma, who is a bit of a conspiracy theorist herself, loves it though.

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I love Ancient Aliens because it's fodder for some interesting sci-fi whether any of the theories are true or false.  I have seen neither proof for nor against the theories contemplated on Ancient Aliens.  

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Definitely more stimulating than another talk show about the woman who has 4 babies, and 5 different possible fathers, none of which she is sure, yeah I'm gonna say it, "Who the baby daddy??" Hehehe

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Ever heard the put-down "Son of a thousand fathers" or "Your mother wore army boots"? 

 

Things were so bad last night, I watched the news at 2200 and hit the sack.  A sweaty night.  The bedding is in the wash right now.

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Right now I am really enjoying Kevin Williamson's The Following. In Australia it has one episode to go in its first season and I can't wait until the next. Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy are really good at they're job I think. 

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Good call dude, the Following was great!! I too can't wait for next season. That show has great light and dark themes, and Kevin and James rock the house!! One thing I really like is the pace with which the show runs. It rolls right along, keeping you intrigued, suspended, and on the edge of your seat for more. I haven't seen anything drawn out. I did wait until all were available then watched it all in like 3-4 days. What a wild ride!! I've always enjoyed Kevin Bacon's work and he definitely hasn't let me down yet.

 

Yeah Nonny Moose, I've heard your mother wore combat boots, but not the son of a thousand fathers, but I like very much, more concise with a touch of poetry as I completely dog on you for your promiscuity, bwahahaha!! Yeah it's a little slow on the networks front, doing a rewatch of Awake while I wait for Falling Skies and Franklin& Bash to reappear. Going to be great!!

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Well right now I'm addicted to Parks and Recreation, The Office(UK) and Malcolm In the Middle. That isn't so bad......

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The BBC channel here is running the Father Brown series.  I hadn't seen many of them, so it is good to catch up. 

 

Poirot, art deco and all, is also running on one of the four or five PBS channels I get.  I find myself watching more PBS channels.  Their occasional begging periods are better than all the stupid commercials. 

 

Last night TVO ran an exploration of the Utah park around the Green and Colorado Rivers.  I never knew there were prehistoric rock drawings there.  At least two sets, with one overlaying the other.  Huge National Park, makes the Grand Canyon look tame.

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Last night's Mad Men episode was funny at the beginning then kinda changed gears. Anyone remember Harry Hamlin (LA Law, Clash Of The Titans v.1981)? He's almost completely unrecognizable now as Cutler.

 

3 more episodes left, and next season will be the last. I think the opening of the executive falling off the building is starting to come to fruition; as Don Draper's world is slowly but inevitably collapsing.

 

Bob Bensen's beach trip with Joan was a front, turns out he's gay and interested in the little worm Pete Campbell. If they had to have a gay character on the show, they should have brought back Salvatore. He was a much more interesting character, and funnier.

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So I watched the finale of Top Chef Canada last night.  Interesting twist using a quick fire elimination to get down to the two final chefs.

 

The elder won.  Who is surprised?  Nobody.  Age and subtlety will always defeat the young and brash.

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^ Try H. Beam Piper's Paratime Police stories.  The best one is probably the novel Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. 

 

I think we can all agree that time travel to the past in any form invokes the butterfly paradox, and is therefore a bust.  Guess why I don't watch that show?  It is also the reason I don't much care for the Terminator movies.

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