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Too many great shows. Not enough time.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. NashvilleKat

    NashvilleKat Retired Old Fart

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    We have a sizeable backlog of shows also but don't sweat it. We offload them to the NAS if they aren't copy protected and eventually we'll either get to them or we won't. We watch maybe a couple of hours of "mutual" TV each day and aren't going to binge just to catch up.
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Haven benefits from very unlike the book, for which I contend King owes me a refund and a personal apology.
     
  3. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

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    Apparently, Stephen King (or his webmaster) doesn't feel his book was actually adapted for TV. It's missing from the list of his books that were done as a TV series or show on his official website.

    http://www.stephenking.com/library/television/
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    It's adapted to the extent that it includes two old guys running a newspaper and a young-ish female who comes from out of town, and that's about it, although they did eventually include mention of someone called the Colorado Kid (who really bore no resemblance to the one in the book).

    But the TV show benefits by not being based on the book enough to be worth noticing, because a faithful adaption of the book to the screen, big or little, would have left 99.99% of the viewers feeling cheated.

    The book has a fatal flaw, for which King's "explanation" is basically "Too bad, deal with it", rather than "I wasn't really a good enough writer to pull this off".
     
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I agree. I've stuck through those three shows much longer than I should have because of that. Which is why I would have stuck with Seinfeld in the DVR era. Revolution I watched a season plus a few episodes into the second. FF I watched the whole thing (not sure why), same with UTD, but I won't be back for S2.
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    This, well, except basketball which I haven't watched a full game on TV since the last time the Knicks were in the finals (late 1990s)?

    I still watch Rangers games over just about everything else, but where I used to watch most Yankee games, I only watch parts of the games now unless it's an important one, or I'll come to the game toward the end.
     

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