NBC Classics

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey


    For s specific show, definitely for the fans. For a thread like this, where there are numerous shows discussed, then fans and non fans are gonna argue the merits of a show. Sorry, that's the way it is. Just like a critic is gonna either like or not like a show, so might us, the great unwashed. These forums are meant for discussion, and not everyone is gonna agree with your opinion.
  2. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    Yeah, but the post in question wasn't about any particular show. It was a blanket threadcrap, about the nomenclature of this free streaming service, and the use of the word "Classics" in this particular context.

    I think some people just can't help themselves, they feel a compulsion to crap on anything and everything, just to bring attention to themselves, to try and blot out the haunting pangs of loneliness, and to try and fill a void they feel within themselves.

  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    *sigh* :rolleyes:
  4. jamesl

    jamesl Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    that's not what that show is at all

    but I guess you're not the kind of person to stick around for character development and see the story unfold
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey


    Honestly no, I'm not. As I said before, if a show doesn't capture me in 4-5 episodes I'm gone. With 1000s of hours of TV available to me, why would I? In those few episodes, it was as I described, tech finds bad guy, and they go and capture him, rinse and repeat. After a few episodes it gets old quick.

    Maybe I'll go back and revisit at your suggestion, but it will probably be a few years before I catch up on everything else I watch or want to watch, and there's the conundrum. So much TV and so little time :)

    Look there's a reason why CSI and NCIS and other CBS procedurals get huge ratings, but those shows are not for me. Heck people like Duck Dynasty too :) Viva la diference!!
  6. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    Actually I don't care for NCIS, haven't watched CSI in years, and PoI is one of my favorite shows.

    But I don't care if you watch it or not.
  7. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Blacklist had an overarching plot which was obvious from the first episode. PoI also has one, every bit (perhaps more) engaging, but it takes longer to become visible. However, even in the second episode the season arc for the first season begins to become visible, with dangling plotlines regarding Elias and Det. Carter starting up.

    I'd say it's around the 7th episode, "Witness" (which is really a fantastic episode in its own right!) you really start to see the first season arc come to the fore. Once that happens there are multiple long arcs, some which finish at the end of the season and some that go through to the next season. It can get pretty complex with things left dangling, unremarked, for multiple episodes before coming back.

    However, I enjoyed the first episodes for what they were as well: I thought it was a fun series and the additional depth just raised it, for me, up to one of the top shows on TV today. I agree it's probably not for everyone. I just wouldn't like someone who's never seen it to read this thread and think that PoI is similar to CSI, Law & Order, or Criminal Minds. It's much, much richer and more interesting than that.
  8. alpacaboy

    alpacaboy Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2004
    I agree though POI season 1 felt like another procedural, but one that appealed to me. Around the time of adding Sarah Shahi (who I like a lot) and Amy Acker (who I lovvvve), I think it's moved more to half-ish season stories.

    Now, it doesn't matter to _me_ if you watch POI or not, but I think that when someone new starts watching, a surveillance camera gets its wings.
  9. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

    Feb 2, 2004
    Moultrie, GA
    All Airwolf viewers were not let in on the secret of the Santini Air JeepWolf vehicle, used to quickly transport series personnel across large distances in mere minutes. :D
  10. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!!

    Jun 25, 2002
    Decatur, GA
    I wanted to watch a little Simon & Simon - yet the link indicated I could only watch from their app.
    So, I downloaded their app - and Simon & Simon isn't an option.

    Is there some lockout of ipad/tablet viewing, do you all know?
  11. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    I'm seeing the same thing on my iPhone. On the desktop here at work, the videos didn't play, but it looks like they should have. FYI, it looks like they only have season 2 & 3 of Simon & Simon.
  12. appleye1

    appleye1 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Back From...
    Oh yeah, And what about Seinfeld. 6 episodes a day in reruns isn't enough! I want to be able to watch all I want any time I want! What am I going to have to do, drag out my DVD player? ;)

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