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Old 07-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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I hate the Olympics! What should I watch?

What's on the next few weeks? Any movies premiering?
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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They should have a puppy bowl or something like that


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Old 07-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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Any paint drying in your home you could watch?
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #6
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They should have a puppy bowl or something like that


They actually did for Beijing called the Puppy Games which they ran against the opening ceremonies. I'm surprised that Animal Planet isn't doing one this year.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #7
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I vote "Watch the Olympics anyway!"
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #8
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:48 PM   #9
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My latest new fav is a new original TBS sitcom called 'Sullivan and Son'. It's just a sitcom, so it's not like the best thing you ever saw on tv, but it is funny as hell. There are quite a few hilarious characters.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:06 PM   #10
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Yeah I dislike the whole Olympics thing as well, but we will find several other shows to watch/DVR I'm sure. Stuff on Food Network, SyFy, HGTV etc etc. Plus Big Brother is on now so there's that.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:43 PM   #11
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The Olympics. The original "Reality TV".

I hate them, too, so I won't be watching even 1 minute of them. But I have lots of other things to fill my time, so I likely won't even notice.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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I hate the Olympics too! Solidarity!


I don't really hate them. I just don't care about them (never have).
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:09 PM   #13
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I think there are marathons of Mythbusters and Deadliest Catch airing sometime in the next couple of days. I noticed because there weren't episode descriptions and my Tivo was going to record dozens of episodes.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:11 PM   #14
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I don't hate the Olympics per se, but can't stand to watch them due to the commentators that NEVER SHUT UP!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
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"Chariots of Fire" is on HBO this month.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:34 AM   #16
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:46 AM   #17
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I signed up for the free month of netflix and just finished watching the first two seasons of Warehouse 13. Now I'm starting season 1 of The Glades.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:05 AM   #18
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:05 AM   #19
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I don't really hate them. I just don't care about them (never have).
Pretty much reflects my feelings about them.

For some years when the Olympics were on, I watched 0 minutes of it.

I did watch China's opening ceremony, which was amazing. Closing ceremony was not bad as well but the segue to London sucked. I even spoke to some Brits not long afterward and they agreed that portion sucked.

Not sure if I'll bother watching London's opening ceremony since many have said it sucked.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:59 AM   #20
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I don't hate the Olympics per se, but can't stand to watch them due to the commentators that NEVER SHUT UP!
If Bob Costas is around, the other commentators dont get much chance to talk anyway.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #21
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Pretty much reflects my feelings about them.

For some years when the Olympics were on, I watched 0 minutes of it.
Shoot, for the vast majority of Olympics I've watched zero hours.

The only part I can clearly remember watching at all were some of Nadia Comaneci's gymnastics. Never watched Mark Spitz or Bruce Jenner, or that US/Russia hockey game (or the movie about it), or the "dream team", or...I can't even come up with any other highlights.

It just never interested me.

Although I do think that the "dream team" was a total ripoff and those pros should never have been allowed to compete.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #22
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If you subscribe to premium channels there's Newsroom and True Blood on HBO, Weeds and Episodes on Showtime.
F/X has Anger Management and Louie. There's new episodes of Futurama on Comedy Central.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:41 AM   #23
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Do you have netflix streaming? That opens up lots of possibilities.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:30 PM   #24
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I usually watch the trampoline when that's on, but I'm not even motivated to do that this year. I hope to watch zero.

I do not have Netflix. I wish I did. My Tivo is full of crap from the spring that I probably should just delete because I have no desire to watch it.

I think I am going to check into Sharkster's recommendation. I've enjoyed the TBS comedies thus far. Thanks for that one.

I could Redbox something...but eh. Nearest redbox is 20 minutes away.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #25
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I'll be watching some of the games, but even if I had no interest, I don't see how the games would affect my TV viewing and have me seeking alternatives.
i.e., it's not like I watch NBC anyways for much anyways. Given that it's the middle of Summer, I watch it pretty much never.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #26
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:34 PM   #27
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LOL. I don't mind reading the sports section. I think the last Olympics i watched was a winter Olympics and I watched the snowboarding. I loved the fact they were judging amplitude. I had never heard that word in connection with a sport.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #28
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I have NBC News SPs.

Did all other news in the world stop (week ago, even?)

The network news isn't enough, so the local NBC news alos has people in London.

We get it NBC, you pay way too much for the rights to the Olympics.

"When we come back, in other news, the city of nnn was leveled in an unprovoked attack by unknown forces. Now back to our London coverage."
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #29
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Yeah. I have been watching CNN and ABC. Though since the Olympics is in London and somewhat live, it has been ending at 2 or 4 pm PDT and I have been watching the talking head shows I enjoy. BTW, I think there is an election coming up in the USA. I suspect it is important.
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I usually watch the trampoline when that's on, but I'm not even motivated to do that this year.
The trampoline is an Olympic event? I had no idea.
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