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What Television Series Are You Watching?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by topbroker, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Brian278

    Brian278 Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of that, we're still slowly working our way through West Wing. We just finished season two, where, without spoiling for anyone who hasn't seen it, the "Two Cathedrals" episode took place. That episode= pure amazingness.

    "Have I displeased you, you feckless thug?" I forgot how damn good those first 5 seasons were.
     
  2. kwilkinson

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    "Have I displeased you, you feckless thug?" I forgot how damn good those first 5 seasons were.

    Those first 5? Were the last 2 not very good??

    P.S. ---> yeah the first two have been incredible. So well written. If only it were like that in reality.
     
  3. xchen

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    Last summer I was watching the first season of Miami Vice. I have a few episodes left to finish and then I might watch season 2, but I'll likely hold these until the summer time once Lost and the Office are done.

    Oh yeah, I've been watching Ax Men a lot lately. This show is really manly and good.
     
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    Those first 5? Were the last 2 not very good?? P.S. ---> yeah the first two have been incredible. So well written. If only it were like that in reality.
    They were good by the standard of regular television, and I watched all of them, but Sorkin left after the 4th season (also Rob Lowe). Obviously, the dialogue changed, and story shifted focus a bit, most significantly in the final 2 seasons (I won't spoil it for you). For whatever reason, I remember the 5th season as pretty similar to the first 4, but after that there was a more marked change. As good as the writing was, it's the cast that always kills me about the West Wing...every last one of them was exceptional. Of course, the writing/direction/production makes everybody look good. So yeah, enjoy those first 5. Really great show.
     
  5. kwilkinson

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    They were good by the standard of regular television, and I watched all of them, but Sorkin left after the 4th season (also Rob Lowe). Obviously, the dialogue changed, and story shifted focus a bit, most significantly in the final 2 seasons (I won't spoil it for you). For whatever reason, I remember the 5th season as pretty similar to the first 4, but after that there was a more marked change. As good as the writing was, it's the cast that always kills me about the West Wing...every last one of them was exceptional. Of course, the writing/direction/production makes everybody look good.

    So yeah, enjoy those first 5. Really great show.


    Well I look forward to finding out, definitely.

    Just watched the episode Isaac and Ishmael. I think it would have been really moving and even more powerful if I had seen it when it aired originally, after the 9/11 attacks.
     
  6. Joffrey

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    The Ultimate Fighter 7 : Team Rampage vs Team Griffin
     
  7. xchen

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    I just remembered. The Office comes back tonight.

    Since I haven't had much to watch lately I've been watching The History Channel, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic more than normal.

    There was an awesome documentary on Discovery HD Theater last night called The Real Superhumans. It was done really well an very interesting. There was a guy who can create algorithms in his head to compute unbelievably large numbers and there was another guy who was born without eyes who could paint and draw fairly well. One guy could warm his body up automatically if he started getting too cold.
     
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    I just remembered. The Office comes back tonight.


    [​IMG] Thanks for the reminder! 9 pm- yes?
     
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    My guilty pleasure is Psych! with all its 80's pop trivia. It is a very fun show.
    I enjoy this one too. The characters are really well-developed.

    I just remembered. The Office comes back tonight.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Should be awesome.
     
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    Dexter
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    Wire in the Blood
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    Reruns of Huff
     
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    [​IMG] Thanks for the reminder! 9 pm- yes?

    Yes, it's at 9. Seems like it ought to be funny!
     
  12. kwilkinson

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    Yes, it's at 9. Seems like it ought to be funny!

    Well, overall it was pretty good.

    It could have been better..... but it was great to see Jim's combination of
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    The Hunter CD bit was a funny touch, as was Jan thinking Pam and Michael used to date! And Angela with the rose Andy tried to give her. "What am I supposed to do with this?" and then smashing the ice cream on his car! lol
     
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    I just finished Season 1 of Battlestar Galactica, after watching the mini series of course. I finally got into it after everyone kept raving about it. I'm hooked! It's incredible.
     
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    I thought it was an enjoyable episode as well.

    And Angela with the rose Andy tried to give her. "What am I supposed to do with this?" and then smashing the ice cream on his car! lol

    Angela Kinsey (the actress who plays Angela Martin in The Office) is pregnant. I'm really hoping that it's written into the storyline as Dwight's baby.
     
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    I'm not sure if I'm the only one but I think Angela Kinsey is kind of hot. I liked the episode last night but I wish they were all an hour.
     
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    I'm not sure if I'm the only one but I think Angela Kinsey is kind of hot. I liked the episode last night but I wish they were all an hour.

    I've always thought she was hot in an odd way too.

    Karim--- That'd be classic. The baby could grow up to be a beet farmer!
     
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    Last episode ever of Scrubs is tonight. I'm pretty sad! I loved that show and have seen every episode. Not to mention the GD writer's strike made this season only have a total of like 11 episodes.
     
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    Last episode ever of Scrubs is tonight. I'm pretty sad! I loved that show and have seen every episode. Not to mention the GD writer's strike made this season only have a total of like 11 episodes.

    Big, giant +1.
     
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    Big, giant +1.

    What'd you think of it?
     
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    What'd you think of it?
    Disappointing. The final episode of a series should capture all the quintessential properties of the series, IMO, this one didn't. It barely even took place in the hospital, didn't wrap anything up, it wasn't that funny...just not how you should end 7 years of an audience getting to know and love the characters, which is sort of what the show hangs its hat on. Oh well. This is all assuming that it is, indeed, the series finale. There have been a lot of talks about ABC picking up the final dozen or so episode that are probably written but not filmed. The Scrubs page on NBC's website is only referring to it as the season finale, so here's hoping. That would go a long way in explaining the awkward conclusion, which makes a lot more sense as a stepping stone towards the inevitable feel-good ending to the Elliot/JD will-they-won't-they than as a series ender.
     

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