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Old 01-12-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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Wow, quite a night for new shows

I see that tonight is the beginning for Shameless, Girls, Episodes, and True Detective. Lots of good stuff!
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:45 PM   #2
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I'll be watching all four of those, but most likely not tonight.

When Walking Dead (and TD for some of us) comes back next month, and I think a couple other shows, Sundays will be smoking hot again.
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:49 PM   #3
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House of Lies also starts tonight
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:57 PM   #4
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Oh yay! Love 'House of Lies' too. I really need to look through my 'to do' lists, as I have no idea that some shows are back. I've been concentrating on getting a few new shows lined up lately.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:48 PM   #5
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Saw S1 and S2 of 'Girls' recently. My god, what a train wreck. Comes across as a hipster version of Seinfeld. One of them reminds me of Sara Silverman. Still interesting, however.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:59 PM   #6
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Damn, I just cancelled Showtime on Wednesday. I had no idea Episodes was coming back.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:06 PM   #7
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I just signed back up for showtime this weekend, Love "Episodes" and "Shameless".
Caught some of "House of lies" marathon today.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:33 PM   #8
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The Golden Globe awards are on tonight as well.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:10 AM   #9
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It was an easy decision for me. Rangers vs. Flyers It helps to have 5 tuners on the DVR. I don't get Showtime, so that rules those shows out. I'm only mildly interested in True Detective, so I recorded that one which I'll get to at some point. Girls..meh, I'm not the right demo for that show, I watched it a few times and it doesn't appeal to me. I did record 60 Minutes and The Good Wife, which aren't new.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:11 AM   #10
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Didn't like Girls, gave it half of the first season, but Episodes is good? Might have to give that a shot
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:33 AM   #11
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Didn't like Girls, gave it half of the first season, but Episodes is good? Might have to give that a shot
I like Girls...watch it via Netflix so usually a season behind.

Episodes is really solid. Matt LeBlanc is great as himself

House of Lies is OK. Not great. Not awful. It's a "fun" show. Some good comedy from the lessor consultants.

Shameless is awesome. So wrong, but yet so funny. Maybe the funniest show on TV.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:54 AM   #12
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I watched both Girls last night and True Detective.

Girls is what it is. I understand that it is about unsympathetic characters but I still think you get something out of their relationships with each other.

My greatest wonder on True Detectives is if they have enough pot on set with both Matthew and Woody known to like their mary jane.

J/k I thought it was pretty interesting and will give it another watch or two. This will be a show that you will have to watch start to finish not one episode here or there.
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I watched like half of the very first episode of Girls and gave up. I really like Episodes. I liked the first season of House of Lies. I watched 2-3 eps of season 2 and haven't watched the rest. Maybe I'll get back to that show some day.
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J/k I thought it was pretty interesting and will give it another watch or two. This will be a show that you will have to watch start to finish not one episode here or there.
I'm missing something. what show is "J/k" ?
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j/k = just kidding
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:33 AM   #16
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For Sundays Walking Dead followed by Shameless will be my priority sequence, the rest may have to punt to Monday night.

Showtime is so strong now with Homeland, Nurse Jackie, ... that I have both HBO and Showtime.
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I'm missing something. what show is "J/k" ?
Sorry, i guess my teens have worn off on me. It is just kidding.
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Didn't like Girls, gave it half of the first season, but Episodes is good? Might have to give that a shot
I watched almost all of S1 of Girls before I figured out I really didn't like it.

Episodes is one of the best sitcoms on TV. Absolutely cutting edge funny.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:11 PM   #19
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Watched True Detectives last night: excellent stuff. Woody Harrelson is hilarious.
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Every time I watch girls, I finish the episode and ask myself why I watched it. Nothing redeeming about any of the characters. Lena Dunham is about as pretentious as it comes. Her family is hipster to the core:
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:59 AM   #21
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I feel like one day Lena can totally hit the jackpot, either with a TV series or a movie, but so far, her stuff doesn't really add up.

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Lena Dunham to me always seems like one of those celebrities that the Hollywood insiders really want to make it, but she just doesn't translate to most people. And none of the characters on this show make me want to come back and watch them. They are pretentious and annoying and not in a good or entertaining way. But I don't think the show speaks to 50 something males like me. I'm certainly not a Brooklyn hipster (and boy my old Borough might be the most pretentious place to live in America, if you believe TV, it's no longer the middle class enclave it was when i was growing up). I tried watching it a few times for perhaps some gratuitous nudity...but, well there's Lena Dunham.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:45 AM   #23
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I stopped watching Girls after a few episodes in the 2nd season. I struggled through the first season and almost stopped about halfway through, then it started getting a little better so I stuck around to the end of the season. I started into the second season and then asked myself, "What valid reason do I have for wasting my time with this show?" I couldn't come up with a reasonable answer so I stopped watching it. There is no way in Hell this show should be nominated for any type of awards.

I haven't subscribed to Showtime in forever so I get my shows via torrents. What's funny is that the first episodes of all three shows were available a week earlier than they actually aired. I was expecting to download the 2nd episodes of each of them on Monday only to find that they aren't available yet.

True Detective looks like a winner. Dark and gritty with a touch of Hannibal. I started another thread to discuss it.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:32 AM   #24
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Episodes is one of the best comedies ever made, IMO. VERY tight and sharp writing and performances. Also, hilarious
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Didn't like Girls, gave it half of the first season, but Episodes is good? Might have to give that a shot
Do yourself a favor and catch up on Episodes. You will not regret it.

I'm with you on Girls...it kept getting these great reviews so I stayed with it for almost the whole first season. It is utter crap.
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Do yourself a favor and catch up on Episodes. You will not regret it.

I'm with you on Girls...it kept getting these great reviews so I stayed with it for almost the whole first season. It is utter crap.
Getting backlogged again!!!

To Watch: (probably in this order)
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hmm I know there are a few more too
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Getting backlogged again!!!

To Watch: (probably in this order)
House of Cards
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hmm I know there are a few more too
Episodes fly by like it's 5 minutes...the season is usually very short as well...worst case, you have something to watch during the summer!

I'm saving Continuum and True Detectives for the summer (or until I hear that True Detectives is not worth watching).
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Nothing redeeming about any of the characters.
I've never seen any episodes of it, but that sounds a lot like the beloved show "Breaking Bad". A show about a drug dealer? Yes, I watch plenty of shows with "bad" characters (Sopranos, etc., but actually I still haven't watched the last half of the last season, I liked it but was never as enthralled as everyone else)..

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Is Cougar Town on Netflix streaming or anything else? I have actually been recording/slowly watching the reruns of the cable-original season that were rerun again before the new season, but if they were on streaming (hopefully uncut), I'd be tempted to do a month of netflix and gorge on it and various other shows.
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I've never seen any episodes of it, but that sounds a lot like the beloved show "Breaking Bad". A show about a drug dealer? Yes, I watch plenty of shows with "bad" characters (Sopranos, etc., but actually I still haven't watched the last half of the last season, I liked it but was never as enthralled as everyone else)


No....no...no...
Breaking bad was the exact OPPOSITE of girls. The fact that he was a drug dealer was juxtaposed with the fact that he started doing it to support his family. The entire series you end up asking yourself, why am I rooting for this guy? He's supposed to be BAD!

Girls just continuously has women that are stuck up and arrogant with nothing like virtuous qualitys that would make you want to forgive the pretentiousness. It would be different if any of the main characters had anything like a sympathetic cause.
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No....no...no...
Breaking bad was the exact OPPOSITE of girls. The fact that he was a drug dealer was juxtaposed with the fact that he started doing it to support his family. The entire series you end up asking yourself, why am I rooting for this guy? He's supposed to be BAD!

Girls just continuously has women that are stuck up and arrogant with nothing like virtuous qualitys that would make you want to forgive the pretentiousness. It would be different if any of the main characters had anything like a sympathetic cause.
I agree with mattick (Breaking Bad) and you (Girls). In the first case, I found myself saying "Why do I even care about a guy who thinks it's ok to MAKE and sell drugs, even to support his family? And becomes ruthless doing so. And I realized I just didn't. If I met someone like that in real life, I'd have ZERO sympathy. In the second, the girls on Girls, they are pretentious, self centered and annoying. Even in the very first episode (I think) when Lena has lunch with her parents, and they try to explain to her about life, she wants nothing to do with it. And it goes on and on like that, at least as long as I watched, where these girls could do pretty much anything they wanted with no recourse. And they all felt this sense of entitlement. But again, I admit, I am of a different generation, and maybe I just don't "get it".

From what I watched of that night, The Good Wife was awesome! The Springsteen soundtrack was just the icing on the cake. If that show was on cable, and they threw in a few curse words and a wee bit of nudity, they'd be taking about The Good Wife the same way they talk about Mad Men or Breaking Bad. But since it's network, it CAN'T be as good. That's the critic's rules these days.
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