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Old 01-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Showtime renews House of Lies, Shameless and Californication

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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What's House of Lies about?

Glad about Californication.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:05 PM   #3
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LOVE Shameless!!!

"House of Lies"....not so much. Nothing redeeming about it at all, IMHO!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #4
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Nothing redeeming about it at all, IMHO!
And such a waste of Kristen Bell, too.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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I want to like House of Lies, but it's hard. Don Cheadle = fantastic. Kristen Bell = hot/awesome. Ben Schwarz = funny in sleazy/dooshy way. But the show just doesn't work.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
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I want to like House of Lies, but it's hard. Don Cheadle = fantastic. Kristen Bell = hot/awesome. Ben Schwarz = funny in sleazy/dooshy way. But the show just doesn't work.
I agree. It doesn't work at all so much Showtime renewed it for a third season.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:07 PM   #7
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I agree. It doesn't work at all so much Showtime renewed it for a third season.
I agree. I watch but I don't really enjoy it much.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:18 PM   #8
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I agree. I watch but I don't really enjoy it much.
I agree. I watch but it is like sticking hot needles in my eyes. Fortunately, I like that.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:11 PM   #9
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I want to like House of Lies, but it's hard. Don Cheadle = fantastic. Kristen Bell = hot/awesome. Ben Schwarz = funny in sleazy/dooshy way. But the show just doesn't work.
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I agree. I watch but I don't really enjoy it much.
I agree 100%!! The actors are great but the overall show is just not very good. I am certainly no prude but all the sexual references get tired real quick.

Shameless, on the other hand, is great! Frank has become a real louse and has gone lower and lower this season!

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:12 PM   #10
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House of Lies is shallow but not really exciting enough to make up for it.

Californication lost its edge long ago.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:13 AM   #11
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I agree 100%!! The actors are great but the overall show is just not very good. I am certainly no prude but all the sexual references get tired real quick.

Shameless, on the other hand, is great! Frank has become a real louse and has gone lower and lower this season!

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Agree re both, House of Lies and Shameless.

I never watched Californication and hear that it's great. However, sounds like it's lost some of its punch, so not worth watching now, is that right? Or is this worth a DVD or streaming from Season 1?
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #12
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I'm about ready to give House of lies the ziggy. Been watching since the beginning and not getting anything out of it. Shameless on the other hand is great. Never watched Californication.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:07 PM   #13
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I guess I'm in the minority here, but I think House of Lies is pretty funny. I might not watch if it was an hour, but at half an hour I'm entertained enough to stick with it.

I even like Enlightenment.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:25 PM   #14
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I guess I'm in the minority here, but I think House of Lies is pretty funny. I might not watch if it was an hour, but at half an hour I'm entertained enough to stick with it....
30 mins is ideal for a show like this. I enjoy it...
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:27 PM   #15
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I guess I'm in the minority here, but I think House of Lies is pretty funny. I might not watch if it was an hour, but at half an hour I'm entertained enough to stick with it.
I enjoy it. It's a fast half hour, snappy dialogue, and Kristen Bell always toots my horn (or whatever those krazy kids call it these days).
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I enjoy it. It's a fast half hour, snappy dialogue, and Kristen Bell always toots my horn (or whatever those krazy kids call it these days).
I love Don Cheadle, and the actor that plays his son is a real find-reminds me of Justin from Ugly Betty. He's got a real future IMHO

And yes, Kristen Bell is wonderful, but geez-agreed-what a waste of her talent!
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #17
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I enjoy the show. Initially I thought the show was a waste of Kristen Bell but her character's gotten better.

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