Help me find this new show

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by murgatroyd, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Yeah, I should.

    I miss the old TV Guide Fall shows issues.
     
  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    ...and since then I've learned that Christina Ricci will be in "Pan Am". Why is she not mentioned in the ads?

    Also, Kat Dennings in "2 Broke Girls".
     
  3. rahnbo

    rahnbo Well-Known Member

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    LOL, why bother? Who can miss that wonderful forehead? :)
     
  4. jilter

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    Almost posted a thread on this topic this morning.

    I loved this time of year and looked so forward to the TV Guide Fall Preview.
    Now tv is all short seasons and reality tv.
     
  5. jilter

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    I Read 10 network shows with biggest buzz in yesterday's Suntimes. Reminiscent of the "ones to watch" in TV Guide. Worth a click.

    /off to Tivo.com to set season recordings
    ( I have "pilot" in my Wish list, but then if I don't watch them right away, I miss the second and third episodes of shows and lose interest because pilots are generally not that great.)

    Am I the only person who does not like FutonCritic.com?
    I find the site cumbersome and non-informative.
     
  6. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Not the only one. I have only gone there once.
     
  7. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    I find it extremely informative, but I could agree with cumbersome.
     
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    It's not a well-designed site, and navigating it can be an SOB at times. Cumbersome is an accurate description.

    Having said that, it has one essential function for me--the ability to create an upcoming shows list. I tell FC which shows I watch, and then weekly print out a "My Listings". I use that to double check my TiVo To-Do List to make sure everything will record.

    Yes, I am a tad anal about my TV watching.:)
     
  9. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I used to use MeeVee for the same reason.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I agree that FutonCritic is convoluted and difficult to navigate.

    There are tons of sites that will provide that same information that are much better organized.
     
  11. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    FutonCritic has its purposes. For example, I have yet to find a better list of past broadcast dates for a particular show (well, except maybe for the Simpsons one I maintain at PLUG REDACTED).

    (BTW, "Plug Redacted" was my doing - don't blame the moderators or any "board bots")
     
  12. rahnbo

    rahnbo Well-Known Member

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  13. jilter

    jilter Not.

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    You can do this once you are registered thru the "MyFuton" registration?

    I never really looked at that before.
     
  14. rahnbo

    rahnbo Well-Known Member

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    Love/Hate leaning toward hate. All my programs are already in it and I do like the email updates. However, most of the updates are just what the show is going to be about, not actual news about the show. As my list grows longer I hate having to check the box telling it I want mail for that show and then it jumps to the top of the list so if there are more shows I have to remember what it was and scroll all the way back down the list. They also starting putting in unblockable autoplay ads with LOUD noise which I hate so they have to go.

    Looking for the best alternatives for my weekend project of migrating all the shows over. I know TV Guide has a new interface but haven't seen it yet as does IMDB where my movies already are but don't know if they keep you up to date with show news (not just what the show is about)
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I always use the episode guides at TV.com for that.
     
  16. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Yes. And that's really all I use it for, so the general fugliness of the site doesn't bother me.

    Once you're registered, go to My Futon. Then when you are on a show's site, click the Add to MyFuton button
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    Then once you have some shows added, go to My Listings. Voila!
     
  17. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    My guess for the OP is "Free Agents," which features Anthony Stewart Head (of "Buffy" and "Merlin" fame). Just a guess, though.
     
  18. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Yeah, I kinda had already figured that out:

    We set a SP and I just watched the pilot tonight.

    Tony Head is the ****** boss. I suppose I should have seen that coming.

    It has promise.

    Now we're trying to figure out why Kathryn Hahn looks so familiar, because AFAIK I haven't seen any of the stuff that imdb lists for her.
     
  19. jilter

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    Jan - so sorry for the hijack.

    LS - nice call putting the thread back on topic, thanks!
     
  20. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Not to worry -- it seemed a natural progression to go from talking about my search for a specific show to a general discussion of "good ways to find out about new shows".

    Carry on, everyone!
     

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