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Shows you expected to like, but didn't

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dylanemcgregor, May 12, 2012.

  1. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    I seem to watch pretty much the outer fringe of the mainstream stuff, I guess, so I haven't watched any of the ones mentioned.

    I thought I would like Kathy Griffin's new show. Hated it! About 1.2 eps in I ditched.
     
  2. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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  3. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I expected to love GCB but didn't make it past episode 3.
     
  4. brianric

    brianric Active Member

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    Survivor
    Mad Men
    Breaking Bad
    Amazing Race
    NCIS
    Person of Interest
    60 Minutes
    CBS Evening News
     
  5. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    Top Gear
     
  6. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    If you go back and look at the threads here, there were LOTS of people who didn't like it.

    I thought I'd like Once Upon a Time, but I really didn't. I probably would have stopped watching after the first 3-4 episodes or so but my kids enjoy it so I watch with them.
     
  7. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    I agree with about that show…what it name?? Gee I forgot…Oh wait it Unforgettable and it forgettable. Could not stand Ms. Poppys she was as boring as the show. :p

    Alcatraz and Terra Nova I would like to see another season of ten episodes. The dino’s could eat the Teens. :D
     
  8. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    You can scratch Alcatraz off your list, its been cancelled.

    Also cancelled
     
  9. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

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    I'll add on to the Alcatraz and Terra Nova pile.

    Missing had a couple of elements that I thought would make a good TV show. Ashley Judd in her predicable "woman in distress" role. The European locations are fantastic. I gave up after just a few episodes though because the stories were awkward and went way beyond my ability to suspend disbelief.

    Unforgettable and Person of Interest were just more bland CBS procedurals so I dropped those pretty quickly.

    Touch had an interesting premise but that was apparently the end of the idea factory for that one.

    On the flip side, I never expected to enjoy Revenge but it's turned into one of my favorite shows that's on TV right now. It feels like somebody actually planned the story out for a season of TV unlike the glut of these other shows that seem to start with an interesting idea but can't back it up for any amount of time at all.
     
  10. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    The Killing

    Terra Nova should have been much better but they ruined it with the teen kids.
     
  11. billboard_NE

    billboard_NE North Shore MA

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    I should like Big Bang Theory, but I can't stand the laugh track.

    In the past I watched How I Met Your Mother, but I have lost interest in it. Also Two and a Half men, have not watched a single episode without Charlie.
     
  12. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

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    Were we only supposed to mention shows still running?

    My list had several shows that aren't on anymore (Alcatraz was only one of them.) Many of the lists mentioned canceled / no longer running shows.
     
  13. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

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    BBT is so good I can actually look past the laugh track.

    BBT is, in fact, recorded before a studio audience, but it is obvious that the audiences reactions are extensively edited and "sweetened".

    I'd love it if the producers of BBT would realize how profoundly the laugh track isn't working and just go to taping without audience and not adding a laugh track. It would work fine to do this with BBT. It works (or worked) with The Office, Parks and Rec, My Name is Earl, Raising Hope, etc. etc....
     
  14. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    Could we PLEASE not turn this into yet another Laugh Track / Not a Laugh Track thread?????

    There are plenty of them out there if you want info or want to discuss that topic.

    Thanks.
     
  15. holee

    holee Uncertain

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    Alcatraz, Touch and Grimm.
     
  16. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    Vampire Diaries. As much as I like a good Vampire story, this seemed too much like a teen soap opera to me.
     
  17. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Person of Interest
    NCIS: LA (love the regular show)
     
  18. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    Why don’t like Grimm? I think that one of the better shows on TV.
     
  19. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    I want to know why some people don’t like NCIS:LA? I like this show better then NCIS because I am getting tire of Mark Hammal (Gibbs). They should have killed him off when he demanded a raise.
     
  20. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    That because it is a soap opera. :rolleyes:
     

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