We are a bunch of geeks

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    I agree. There's usually just not a lot to say about many of those. Plus sci-fi shows lend themselves to more interesting (IMO) speculation about plot points past and present.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Unless he has MPD, in which case he may have inferred that from what he said.
     
  3. jilter

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    Emily, you must watch BBT.
    It is a great well-written show.
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Was, anyway. I think it has dropped off pretty dramatically this season.

    But the first season was great, and the second magnificent.
     
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    My geek card is in tact...my grammer card on the other hand....
     
  6. Supfreak26

    Supfreak26 Go Cowboys!

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    I think we used to have some big Desperate Housewives threads in the first season. That really was a great season. Now it's just run-of-the-mill soap opera crap so there isn't much to talk about. (I still watch it though. I'm secretly in love with Bree. :) )

    And what about 24? Would that be considered a "geek" show?
     
  7. mattack

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    Your spelling card is not intact either.
     
  8. Bob_Newhart

    Bob_Newhart My Custom User Title

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    Leah Remini is STILL fat.
     
  9. emandbri

    emandbri TV junkie!

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    Could be. First season was good because they had it all planned out before they started filming, later they didn't have a plan and the show suffered. We stopped watching when Jack lost a signal in "the mountains of Iowa."
     
  10. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Wrong thread......:D
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Ironically, they planned a little too well. They weren't sure whether it would be picked up for the back half of the season, so they built in a stopping point midway through, with a new plot twist that would kick off the second half. Unfortunately, the show kind of thudded to a stop and took a couple weeks to get its momentum back.

    I've always wondered what it would have been like if they had used that kind of planning with the confidence of a full-season order. I guess we'll never know. I stopped watching in the Washington DC season; it just got too silly and relentlessly stream-of-consciousness. In the early days, when they pretended to be vaguely realistic, it was very tense and gripping, but as it got more and more absurd, it got to the point where anything could happen at any moment, which meant that nothing really meant anything. I remember an interview with the idiot Vice President who turned out to be the Big Bad; he regretted not knowing that he was going to be the Big Bad earlier, so he could have tuned his performance. Apparently, the decision wasn't made until the last minute. That's just bad writing.
     

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