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Anyone watching Manhattan?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mwhip, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Aug 9, 2014 #81 of 181
    SullyND

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    We don't get WGN America (I think because we are in Chicago, home to WGN) and they're not airing it on WGN, but fortunately I can watch it on VOD. I'm really liking it so far.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2014 #82 of 181
    aaronwt

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    How many episodes is the season supposed to have?

    EDIT: Nevermind. I just found this.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_(TV_series)
     
  3. Aug 10, 2014 #83 of 181
    Inundated

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    WGN America is indeed separately programmed from WGN/9 in Chicago. There are some remnants of the connection, like local news and sports, but even that's been going away...they pulled the WGN Noon News from WGNA and some of the sports won't be coming back.

    Tribune still owns WGN America. But it's more like the relationship between cable's TBS and its former over-air home, WTBS/17 Atlanta (now WPCH "Peachtree TV", entirely separate from the cable side.)

    This show aired on the Tribune-owned over-air stations, including Fox affiliate WJW/8 here, just once as a teaser. (I think the over-air WGN/9 aired it that one week under this plan.)

    On cable here, WGN America is still on an expanded basic/analog channel.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2014 #84 of 181
    SullyND

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    And Tribune recently split in two - the newspaper and media (TV/Radio) are now two separate companies.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2014 #85 of 181
    Inundated

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    Yep, basically I'm talking about the broadcast/digital side of the house, anyway.

    Tribune just bought our Fox affiliate. If "Manhattan" started six months ago, that premiere "teaser" wouldn't have aired on it...
     
  6. Aug 10, 2014 #86 of 181
    stellie93

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    I don't know why the guy who stole the papers from a "secure" facility was so upset that he got in trouble for it. He should have just taken his way out.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2014 #87 of 181
    aaronwt

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    Well it was certainly his own stupiditity for getting shot. For being a physicist he was very stupid. Why someone that just escaped would go to an exit gate of a highly secure facility with a gun lying on the seat is beyond stupid.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2014 #88 of 181
    Steveknj

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    Since they essentially split, I wonder why they still show the local Chicago news at all, AND, why they are still allowed to show Cubs/White Sox games out of market? I know that TBS gave up showing Braves games after awhile (perhaps as part of it's deal to get a national TV package?)
     
  9. Aug 12, 2014 #89 of 181
    Steveknj

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    This past episode annoyed me. WAY too much "mourning" for Charlie. I don't know why, but I am much more interested in the wives' stories than the men. The men ALL seem like a bunch of jerks and are totally unlikable. I get that they are trying to show that they all have these huge egos and are willing to stab each other in the back at the drop of a hat. But there's not a likable one in the bunch.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2014 #90 of 181
    Inundated

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    WGN as a SuperStation was very popular in the Midwest, and that's presumably why they keep at least a couple of newscasts around. Ditto for the sports.

    The former seems almost silly anymore, with WGN America's efforts at original programming...and the fact that you can stream any WGN newscast live now.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2014 #91 of 181
    Steveknj

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    The Superstation format is pretty much dead. When I first got cable (in Arizona) I think we had 5 different ones (WOR from NY, WGN in Chicago, WTBS in Atlanta, An L.A. station (I think it was Channel 5) and I think also WPIX in NY. I think there were a few others at an additional charge. I really am surprised MLB lets WGN show those baseball games nationally. You'd think they could sell more subscriptions to their EI or MLB.TV services if they got rid of those games. It also shouldn't be fair to other teams in the midwest that the Cubs and Sox can gain a fan base like that. I'd think teams like the Cards and Royals and Tigers would cry foul.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2014 #92 of 181
    Inundated

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    Starting in January, WGN America converts to a basic cable channel a la TBS, so it will indeed lose the Chicago sports.

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140530/NEWS01/140539978/wgn-america-to-drop-chicago-sports

     
  13. Aug 12, 2014 #93 of 181
    aaronwt

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    DevdogAZ

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    That's what I said early in this thread. I've always considered WGN as one of the few channels that you'd get even if you only had limited basic. At least that's how it's been where I've lived. But apparently that's not the case everywhere as I learned from how many in this thread have never even heard of the channel and don't have it on their cable subscriptions, or have to have a special tier to get it.
     
  15. Aug 13, 2014 #95 of 181
    Steveknj

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    Is this just a case of semantics? I've always considered TBS, WGN and the other superstations also basic cable channels, simply because they generally are offered with other basic cable channels in the non premium channel tiers. My definition of a basic cable channel has always been a channel that you don't have to pay a premium to get that channel (or a series of related channels). A&E, Discover, CNN, Fox News, TBS, Comedy Central are all "basic cable" The HBO, Cinemax, Showtime family of channels aren't.
     
  16. Aug 13, 2014 #96 of 181
    pdhenry

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    Mentioned upthread; I have limited basic (locals only, plus things like CSPAN, no "basic cable" stations) and for some reason WGN America is included in my lineup. It's only in SD so I watch Manhattan via Hulu+.
     
  17. Aug 13, 2014 #97 of 181
    TiVo'Brien

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    Ahem, getting the discussion about Manhattan back on track..........


    Agree on the too much mourning for Charlie. It seemed like 2/3 of the show was about him, which sort of tells me the pacing we can expect from the show - slooow.

    And yeah, the women's story lines are more interesting. Maybe even a little lesbian action coming soon? ;) It makes sense now that I think of it, but having the operators listening in on every phone conversation was pretty shocking.

    Gotta give props to Frank for his clever way of getting a meeting with the base commander guy, aka Duck Phillips. :p
     
  18. Aug 13, 2014 #98 of 181
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    No, that would be Salem. Both are solid shows though. WGN is off to a great start in providing original programming. :up::up:
     
  19. Aug 14, 2014 #99 of 181
    aaronwt

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    How else could they know what was being said on the phone in a secure area?
     
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    I liked Salem, my wife more than me. Manhattan, so far, is a "must see" for me. I like the show.
     

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