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Old 01-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Official Television Thread v2.0

I decided to use the following topic to do a restart of this thread (with permission, btw). I just earlier tonight saw for the first time an extended preview for the new NBC series called Do No Harm. Now this will be tough to say because I really like the lead actor (Steven Pasquale from Rescue Me) but frankly this looks like a really lame, flat attempt to tell a classic story that was already done (what I'm reasonably presuming) FAR better only a few years ago.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8BayrcQ4oA

That's the trailer for Do No Harm. It's basically telling Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll & Hyde story as a modern day neurosurgeon. Thing is, back in 2007 Steven Moffat (Doctor Who and Sherlock) already wrote a truly excellent 6 episode series for the BBC simply titled Jekyll, starring James Nesbitt, whom you may recognize as one of the dwarves who actually gets a fair amount of lines in The Hobbit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAbprwIhWQQ

That's the trailer for Jekyll. What looks especially tired from the preview of this new American one, they're using the same details that the "evil personality" takes him over at the same time every day lasting 12 hours on/off, and that they even leave each other messages to keep them generally updated.


You may very well give this NBC series a chance, but do yourself a favor and at least also watch the BBC series. Like I said its 6 episodes, each about 55 minutes long. Oddly enough, while there is a satisfying enough conclusion to Moffat's 2007 series, he had in fact a 2nd series all mapped out and ready to go, and I don't know why (maybe low ratings?) but the BBC basically said thanks, but no thanks. Oh well, now we have him producing two of the best series in the world, so...
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    My list is dwindling. Fringe is gone. Alphas isn't returning. Breaking Bad is about to end.

    Now my 2013 list is:

    Shameless
    Californication
    HIMYM
    Hardcore Pawn & Pawn Stars
    Raising Hope
    Arrow
    Big Bang Theory
    Walking Dead
    Revolution
    Dexter
    Breaking Bad
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    Old 01-23-2013, 11:47 PM   #3
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    Re: Official Television Thread v2.0

    Why not just use the existing TV thread?
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    Old 01-23-2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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    Why not just use the existing TV thread?
    It's gone, it was deleted. But as I said, I checked with a mod before starting this up again.
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    Old 01-23-2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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    Why was it deleted? That seems strange.

    On topic - has anyone seen The Following? Worth checking out?
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    Old 01-24-2013, 01:30 AM   #6
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    Re: Official Television Thread v2.0

    Treme is ending this year. So is Breaking Bad.

    Justified is still gong strong. Same with Boardwalk Empire.

    Maybe we'll see more episodes of Luther, Futurama and Red Dwarf sometime?

    Not much more beyond that.

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    Old 01-24-2013, 01:42 AM   #7
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    Arrested Development returns this year.
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    Old 01-24-2013, 08:58 AM   #8
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    Anyone watch The Following with Kevin Bacon?

    Banshee on "Showtime"? or Starz is pretty good.
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    Old 01-24-2013, 11:09 AM   #9
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    Re: Official Television Thread v2.0

    Still a lot of strong TV shows out there. My List:

    Dexter
    Game of Thrones
    HIMYM
    Modern Family
    New Girl
    Homeland
    Mad Men
    Walking Dead
    Breaking Bad
    Parenthood (Hope it returns for 5th Season)
    Workaholics
    Arrested Development (Can't wait for return)

    I have not checked out the Following yet, but have heard the first episode was pretty good.
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    Old 01-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #10
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    Are they still going to make an Arrested Development movie? I hope not, it's not really the type of thing I want to watch in a theater.
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    Old 01-24-2013, 11:30 AM   #11
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    Re: Official Television Thread v2.0

    Breaking Bad
    Mad Men
    Arrested Development

    Those are the only shows I care about as of now. I might check out that "The Americans" show on FX. Saw a few previews and it looks interesting.
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    Old 01-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #12
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    Re: Official Television Thread v2.0

    Archer
    Don't Trust the B (Until they murder death killed it)
    Happy Endings
    Breaking Bad
    Mad Men (last season was kinda not so great though)
    Curb (if you will ever live again)
    Community
    Arrested Development (I have low expectations, though. Shoulda let it die, but it's like whatever)
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    Aqua Something You Know Whatever
    Squidbillies
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    Old 01-24-2013, 12:26 PM   #13
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    Why was it deleted? That seems strange.

    On topic - has anyone seen The Following? Worth checking out?
    Yes it is. Don't listen to Junior!
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    Old 01-24-2013, 12:29 PM   #14
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    Archer
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    Happy Endings
    Breaking Bad
    Mad Men (last season was kinda not so great though)
    Curb (if you will ever live again)
    Community
    Arrested Development (I have low expectations, though. Shoulda let it die, but it's like whatever)
    South Park
    Aqua Something You Know Whatever
    Squidbillies
    I thought the did: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/t...the-b/1857935/
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    Old 01-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #15
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    Re: Official Television Thread v2.0

    I won't watch a network show until it's like three seasons in. They all suck too much.
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    Old 01-24-2013, 12:32 PM   #16
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    Re: Official Television Thread v2.0

    Killed, not kill. I know it died. It makes me sad. I blame the unattractive chick who played June. Had the show been about Van Der Beek and Chloe it would have been the best show ever.
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    Yes it is. Don't listen to Junior!

    Hey, virtually every pilot is worth checking out. I happily invite anyone to watch the first episode of The Following. But I happen to think it was trash.
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    Old 01-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #18
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    Re: Official Television Thread v2.0

    I've been watching

    Girls
    Breaking bad
    Mad men
    Walking dead
    Community
    American horror story (this is hard for me to get into. Interesting original idea but I just don't like it got some strange reason)
    Shameless
    Boardwalk empire
    And I started watching Doctor who. I don't know if that's meant to be funny or not but its so silly that its hysterical.
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    Old 01-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #19
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    Justified, along with some shows on History Channel, TruTV, and A&E.
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    Old 01-24-2013, 03:47 PM   #20
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    Saw it coming, but my day was ruined yesterday when that news came out.
    I still blame the chick who played June getting creepy skinny and not being funny. I know she was the straight woman, but still though. That show could have been about Van Der Beek, Chloe and Van Der Beek's asssistant.
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    I got roku so Im catching up on some old shows in addition to the current shows.

    West Wing
    Downtown Abbey
    NYPD Blue
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    Old 01-24-2013, 05:00 PM   #23
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    Refer to my sig. A good mix of quality programming and shitty shows.
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    Why was it deleted? That seems strange.
    While I didn't see any of it myself, apparently there was some posting activity that displeased a mod to a certain degree, and it got deleted. That's really all that I know about it, the Mod can come in and elaborate on that if they so choose.


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    Are they still going to make an Arrested Development movie? I hope not, it's not really the type of thing I want to watch in a theater.
    I think so. Note that all the episode titles we found out about recently, they were each simple family character names. When this all started Hurwitz said the original plan was to have the series re-introduce the characters one by one, and all of those collectively would sorta be like the first act of a movie. Then at the end of the run the feature film would be done to finish out the overall story.
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    I still blame the chick who played June getting creepy skinny and not being funny. I know she was the straight woman, but still though. That show could have been about Van Der Beek, Chloe and Van Der Beek's asssistant.
    JVDB is the best.
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    Oh yeah, can't forget about Game of Thrones.
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    I only watch two shows on a weekly basis:

    Person Of Interest
    Last Man Standing
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    I still blame the chick who played June getting creepy skinny and not being funny. I know she was the straight woman, but still though. That show could have been about Van Der Beek, Chloe and Van Der Beek's asssistant.
    I didn't think it was June that was the problem. The biggest problem was it finding the right audience. I liked it, but I can see where a lot of people wouldn't enjoy it.

    Still, was sad to see this one go as I thought it potiential. Chole and JVDB were great.
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    Everything I'm current on:

    Click the "Show Spoiler" Button to reveal hidden text.
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    Re: Official Television Thread v2.0

    Everyone else is tossing in their current shows, so as the OP I will as well. This is everything that will air at some point in 2013, even if not on now.


    White Collar
    Modern Family
    Person Of Interest
    30 Rock
    Parks & Rec
    The Simpsons
    Arrested Development
    Doctor Who
    Sherlock
    Community
    Game Of Thrones
    Girls
    Louie
    Nurse Jackie
    Shameless
    The Walking Dead
    Mad Men
    The Newsroom


    I have plans to start catching up with both Dexter and Breaking Bad within this year. Technically I've watched about the first half season of Happy Endings and haven't gone back to it, still don't know if I will.
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