What shows shocked you by NOT sucking?

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  1. Nov 3, 2007 #1 of 52
    Cathy/Vik

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    There are always shows that I think are going to suck, but I check 'em out anyway. (Usually because there's nothing else on :rolleyes: ) Occasionally, I'm pleasantly surprised.

    This year's MAJOR shock is Cavemen. It's not great, but it's not nearly as horrible as it should be.

    I was tentative about Moonlight, but have quickly become a huge fan.

    What shows have shocked you so far this season?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2007 #2 of 52
    mwhip

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    Moonlight. The pilot was not great but it got better.
     
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    Fleegle

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    Angel. I never liked the Buffy/Angel dynamic on Buffy, but I loved Cordelia, so I checked out Angel's show. I ended up liking Angel better than Buffy.
     
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    MickeS

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    "The Office". After loving the UK version, I was sure it would suck.
     
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    Jesda

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    Cavemen isn't that great, but I expected FAR worse.

    Carpoolers.
     
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    wmcbrine

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    The Big Bang Theory. I thought it would totally suck, but it's threatening to become my favorite show.
     
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    EVizzle

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    The teasers for Chuck made it look like the worst show ever. I am actually a fan of it now!
     
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    balboa dave

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    Nothing in the descriptions for Life seemed promising. An ex-con released and pardoned for a crime he didn't committ sounded too much like Rockford Files, which is probably my favorite show of all time, and no way could a remake be any good. But I was wrong. Everything about the show is excellent: the writing, the casting, the acting, and the stories. I think it's easily the best new drama of the season. And it's nothing like Rockford Files.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2007 #9 of 52
    schmatt

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    For me it was not about good surprise as it was bad surprise. I had high hopes for the following shows but they just didn't suck me in for repeat viewing and definitely not a season pass:

    Bionic Woman
    Life
    Moonlight
    Pushing Daisies
    and many others.

    But I have been watching Carpoolers, Cavemen, Big Bang. Few laughs in there.
     
  10. dansee

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    I completely agree on this one.

    I came in not expecting much, and gave it a try because of the LA Times review. Was completely blown away by the quality of the show. It's easily my favorite new series, and fast becoming my favorite show, period.
     
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    Carpoolers. I set a SP just to laugh at the inevitable carnage, and I'm actually really enjoying it.
     
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    Samantha Who?

    For some reason, I expected Life to be great, and it is. It's my new favorite show. :up:
     
  13. bicker

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    I cannot decide which of the three is the biggest shock: Samantha Who, Life or Moonlight. All three are a lot better than I expected.
     
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    Bio gurl, more the same, been done to death, that ship has sailed
     
  15. Graymalkin

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    Life, Gossip Girl, Dirty Sexy Money, Moonlight, Samantha Who.
     
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    Kid Nation and Samantha Who?

    and I'll have to admit, with exception of the first episode, Cavemen hasn't been as bad as I expected on the couple of times I have managed to catch it. Still not worthy of a SP for me though.

    LOVE Big Bang Theory also, but then again I expected to. :)
     
  18. newsposter

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    viva laughlin
     
  19. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Agreed, I'm a geek, so I had every thought that it would be a one trick pony and not be able to keep it up, yet it keeps up the level of humor.
     
  20. steve614

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    I thought there was NO WAY I would get into Pushing Daisies, but it has grown on me.
     

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