TV Serieseseses



  • For me and the other guy still following Lost, due to start next Wednesday @ 2130, woo-f@ckin-hoo, last series!

    Also watched the True Blood series, which I found I enjoyed, although the 2nd series dragged out a bit.

    Also, just finished watching the 4th series of Dexter, after a slow start and deviating from the format that made the show, the last 5 episodes were excellent, really intense, John Lithgow as Dexter's nemesis of sorts was superb.

    possible spoiler

    with a very surprising, and in alot of ways, disappointing end, although I understand why, given this being a part of the reason it started slow IMO.



  • Yeah, the ending was pretty much of a cheap shot IMO. Didn't enjoy a lot of the 4th season. Probably won't bother watching the next.

    New [I]Breaking Bad[/I] coming soon. Can't wait.



  • [quote name='Tim']New [I]Breaking Bad[/I] coming soon. Can't wait.[/QUOTE]Excellent.

    Have been watching odd episodes of The Mentalist to pass the time, which is quite entertaining at times, pretty light-hearted.

    Has anyone seen Flashforward? I watched the first 10 episodes of Series 1 and quite enjoyed it. Decided to buy the book......nothing like the TV series at all, apart from being based on the same basic premise and having one or two characters of the same name.



  • I watch [I]Castle [/I]sometimes for a bit of light hearted fluff. The "ABC music" can be rather annoying though.



  • [quote name='Bones']Excellent.[/QUOTE]

    I wonder if the Jesse Pinkman character will have much of a role in it - provided some excellent comic relief at times.



  • Lost!!...yep last season cant fricken wait for it to be over...or will it be...
    maybe a movie to follow?...



  • Also on C4 starting tonight is the Family Guy spin Off 'The Cleveland Show'
    Have been watching it already, slow start but is finding its feet as it has gone on (currently up to episode 12 i think)



  • [quote name='taniwharugby']For me and the other guy still following Lost, due to start next Wednesday @ 2130, woo-f@ckin-hoo, last series!
    [/QUOTE]

    I [B]l-o-v-e[/B] LOST..!

    Last season had me sitting on the edge of my seat and I believe this, the final season, gets even darker (so is bound to have me biting my nails)



  • [quote name='Virgil']Lost!!...yep last season cant fricken wait for it to be over...or will it be...
    maybe a movie to follow?...[/QUOTE]

    I would so love a movie!

    Yeah, they'd have thought of that eh? fingers crossed



  • How about a "Draper's 11" spin off movie from Mad Men.



  • [quote name='Bones'] Have been watching odd episodes of The Mentalist to pass the time, which is quite entertaining at times, pretty light-hearted[/QUOTE]

    I think The Mentalist' is one of the best shows on at the moment. Lighthearted (love the deadpan-Korean guy) but has that darker storyline woven through it. I believe Red John' features a bit more in other series. I'm definately looking forward to its return. I think Simon Baker (Aussie actor) is cool too. I liked him in `The Guardian' as well.

    [quote name='Bones']Has anyone seen Flashforward? I watched the first 10 episodes of Series 1 and quite enjoyed it. Decided to buy the book......nothing like the TV series at all, apart from being based on the same basic premise and having one or two characters of the same name.[/QUOTE]

    I'm looking forward to this. I love Sci Fi.

    Is the book called `FlashForward'? I ask because often a television series will say based on the novel such-and-such by whoever.



  • [quote name='Tim']I wonder if the Jesse Pinkman character will have much of a role in it - provided some excellent comic relief at times.[/QUOTE]Gonna be interesting to see where it goes. Jesse used to wind me up something chronic with his ability to fuck shit up all the time. His missus was hot though.



  • [quote name='TeeJay']I think The Mentalist' is one of the best shows on at the moment. Lighthearted (love the deadpan-Korean guy) but has that darker storyline woven through it. I believe Red John' features a bit more in other series. I'm definately looking forward to its return. I think Simon Baker (Aussie actor) is cool too. I liked him in `The Guardian' as well.

    I'm looking forward to this. I love Sci Fi.

    Is the book called `FlashForward'? I ask because often a television series will say based on the novel such-and-such by whoever.[/QUOTE]Is it not on in NZ yet? Assume you're in NZ. Fiennes character can be a bit grating in a Horatio Kane kinda way, but it's a good watch. Yeah the book is of the same name.



  • Tim you underestimate the kiwi psyche.

    Your signature says "If you really believe in an impending alien invasion, you don’t spend most of the day watching “Three’s Company” reruns, hit Burger King, then go online and chat about the how the alien invasion has already begun for 45 minutes before a peaceful nights sleep."

    To be honest I think the only change I'd make is I'd have watched `Third Rock From The Sun' reruns.

    Which reminds me. Did anyone watch The Visitors' or Day of the Triffads'?

    I remember the originals (but I think The Visitors' was called V' back in the 1980s. The 80s version, I hate to say, was much better.

    I thought the recent television version of DOTT was pathetic. How can anyone make such a hash of such a classic?



  • [quote name='Bones']Is it not on in NZ yet? Assume you're in NZ. Fiennes character can be a bit grating in a Horatio Kane kinda way, but it's a good watch. Yeah the book is of the same name.[/QUOTE]

    Starts this coming week, as does Lost.

    Thanks for the heads up on Fiennes character.

    I hate to say it but I thought the character Horatio Kaine was so badly acted that I found I HAD to watch CSI Miami each week to get my fix.



  • [quote name='Bones']Gonna be interesting to see where it goes. Jesse used to wind me up something chronic with his ability to fuck shit up all the time. His missus was hot though.[/QUOTE]

    Yo! She was pretty much the perfect gothy model-actress-whatever.



  • [quote name='TeeJay']I hate to say it but I thought the character Horatio Kaine was so badly acted that I found I HAD to watch CSI Miami each week to get my fix. [/QUOTE]What we're gonna do is...



  • Started watching that Modern Family program a week or 2 ago and it was quite good for a laugh eh



  • [quote name='Bones']What we're gonna do is...[/QUOTE]

    What we're gonna do is ... take my sunglasses off and turn sideways and stand with my hands on my hips. 🆒



  • isnt that flash forward soemthing to do with the Lost team? I steer clear of anything that uses Lost as a reason to watch it!

    Yeah I like the Mentalist too, as you say, light hearted but with the darker story running trhough, and for the most part, most of how he solves things is explainable, not merely just he thinks it, and basically outwits them to get the answer.

    As for Horatio Caine...the looks, the turn of the shoulder to look into the distance while explaining to someone they are busted....oh, and the Hummer for the Police vehicles? C'mon!!

    ***Spoiler

    Tim; on Dexter, yeah I think the whole family thing is what has ruined it IMO, deviates his character away from what made him. Given his meticulous attention to detail, seeing him make all these elementary errors detracts form the show, so while ridding the show of one of the reasons he has been distracted, while appropriate, seemed pointless.

    Will still watch it if another series is made, as I still like it, but not with the enthusiasm I used to.



  • Yeah, totally agree. The family man thing brought the focus onto the stuff that the show is shit at.



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    I love this!



  • I saw Day of the triffids Teejay and totally agree. Hard to put your finger on it exactly but it was crap. No suspense, no drama, an irritating as fuck bad guy....also they changed a few things from the book which wound me up. They truly butchered it.



  • Currently watching House, Bones, Mentalist, Psych, NCIS, Leverage and White Collar. Looking forward to the return of CSI (I like it with Lawrence Fishburne, going back to its roots has really helped IMO), Warehouse 13 and Lie To Me.



  • [quote name='Godder']Currently watching House, Bones, Mentalist, Psych, NCIS, Leverage and White Collar. Looking forward to the return of CSI (I like it with Lawrence Fishburne, going back to its roots has really helped IMO), Warehouse 13 and Lie To Me.[/QUOTE]

    have watched House sporadically and have never really caught on. But watched the season opener last week when he was committed and thought it was bloody good TV. Laurie is excellent.



  • Watched the first 2 episodes of Caprica yesterday. So far so good, I liked it.

    Also love House.

    Lost interest in, er.. Lost after season 1 and a bit, when it became clear they were making it up as they went along and had no fucking clue where their show was going.



  • [quote name='Parcy Dal Païs']Watched the first 2 episodes of Caprica yesterday. So far so good, I liked it.

    Also love House.

    Lost interest in, er.. Lost after season 1 and a bit, when it became clear they were making it up as they went along and had no fucking clue where their show was going.[/QUOTE]

    Lost lost me too. How anyone can actually watch that shit is totally beyond me.



  • [quote name='Parcy Dal Païs'] Watched the first 2 episodes of Caprica yesterday. So far so good, I liked it.[/QUOTE]

    As in Battlestar? Is this a Gallactica spin-off or am I confusing myself?

    [quote name='Parcy Dal Païs']Lost interest in, er.. Lost after season 1 and a bit, when it became clear they were making it up as they went along and had no fucking clue where their show was going. [/QUOTE]

    Awww, you should you have stuck with it. They thought up a lot of good things as they went along - then got some proper writers in to make it a good series.



  • I also watch Criminal Minds, but not religiously, it is one of the better Crime ones where they deal with the psycho's, seems to have a little more realism to it than some of the CSI's.

    Been watching all the X-Files on The Box, been good watching the ones I some how missed all those years ago.

    Can't wait for the new series of 2.5 Men and Big Bang theory.

    As to Lost, which I have watched since the start, I have a horrid feeling we will get to the end and we will get some pathetically lame ending (like Jack wakes from a nightmare) or one that simply leaves loads of doors open for a spin off....



  • Season 3 of Underbelly is coming up soon isn't it?



  • New shows from 2009/2010 US season that I am watching and enjoying include (1) Caprica (2) Community (3) Modern Family (4) Castle (5) Glee (6) White Collar (7) The Good Wife. Also enjoyed the 2nd season of Dollhouse, which just ended. Joss Whedon got to speed it up and really advance the show once he knew it was DOA.

    I watched the Lost 2hr premiere last night. Pretty good. So many small details and things to notice. But no spoilers in this thread.

    The "must see" shows on my DVR series record list currently include (1) Friday Night Lights (best show on TV!) (2) Better off Ted (3) Chuck (4) Breaking Bad. And Season two of Party Down which starts in April.



  • [quote name='TeeJay']As in Battlestar? Is this a Gallactica spin-off or am I confusing myself?[/QUOTE]
    Prequel. Set 50 years or so before the Cylons nuke the 12 colonies. The show centers around how the first Cylons where created, and the role of two families in the creation, the Greystones and the Adamas.



  • And Eric Stoltz is in it. He's good, but they need to let him be more creepy.



  • Maybe they should get Cronenberg to direct some episodes.



  • [quote name='rustycruiser']New shows from 2009/2010 US season that I am watching and enjoying include (1) Caprica (2) Community (3) Modern Family (4) Castle (5) Glee (6) White Collar (7) The Good Wife. Also enjoyed the 2nd season of Dollhouse, which just ended. Joss Whedon got to speed it up and really advance the show once he knew it was DOA.

    I watched the Lost 2hr premiere last night. Pretty good. So many small details and things to notice. But no spoilers in this thread.

    The "must see" shows on my DVR series record list currently include (1) Friday Night Lights (best show on TV!) (2) Better off Ted (3) Chuck (4) Breaking Bad. And Season two of Party Down which starts in April.[/QUOTE]
    I will get Community, Modern Family and White Collar on your recommendation Rusty as we have usually agreed on tv shows. Although I am worried your tastes have been corrupted what with glee being included in there.

    Dollhouse was good but also annoyed me - I thought the bad guy choice was a cop out but probably forced on them by the ending of the series.
    I actually think Epitaph would have been a good series on its own (without the new characters who annoyed me also).

    Friday Night Lights is a good show (actually great in S1 and S3) but it has taken me until the latest episode to warm to the new characters (who have seemed like poorly drawn retreads of Matt, Tara, and Smash, less so Smash I guess.)



  • White Collar is cheesy crap. Heard good things about Community and Modern Family though.



  • Hmm, now I'm conflicted - oh well, I'll just watch the first episode and see.



  • Glee, once you get past the singing, is actually a black comedy, much like the Broderick/Withersoon movie Election. Jane Lynch is superb on it (see the aforementioned Party Down for more of her, and all of Rob Thomas's friends and cast from Veronica Mars days).

    Community, Better off Ted, and Modern Family are all smart comedies in the vein of 30 Rock, Arrested Development etc. Lots of subtle zingers and references to popular culture. White Collar stars (and is a vehicle for) the guy who played Bryce Larkin on Chuck. He plays a conman who is working with the FBI agent who caught him to catch other criminals. In return, he gets to leave jail under a work release program. Not a bad show, but so so. It is a USA show (like Burn Notice and Royal Pains). They tend to be more light hearted than a real drama.

    The key part of Friday Night Lights is Coach Taylor and Tami. Their marriage on the show is portrayed so lifelike, that I forget it is just acting. The transition to the new school and cast has been pretty good. The usual Hollywood BS would have Coach Toylor whip the team into shape from zeros to heroes, and miraculously make the semis in the first season. FNL doesn't go there. The team sucks, and the coach and players are all just hanging on. Great TV.



  • On the negative side, recently in Aus we have had the return of FGA (Fucking Grays Anatomy), Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, and Gossip Girl. You cannot imagine how much i am looking to getting the second TV back from the shop tomorrow.

    Yea Tim, the Underbelly marketing machine is in full effect over here, so can't be far off. Being that is based in Kings Cross, it should follow the usual formula of drugs, guns, and a whole heap of titties. And if its like the last one, that will lose its interest about halfway through the series.

    Waiting for new Top Gear, currently watching new Entourage and Two and a Half Men, and Cold Case (i like Lily Rush), and hanging out for the football codes to start so i can reclaim my TV from wife/M4L Jr.

    Oh and apparently new 24 coming too, lets hope who ever gets it doesn't keep fucking around with the scheduling.



  • [quote name='rustycruiser']Glee, once you get past the singing, is actually a black comedy, much like the Broderick/Withersoon movie Election. Jane Lynch is superb on it (see the aforementioned Party Down for more of her, and all of Rob Thomas's friends and cast from Veronica Mars days).

    Community, Better off Ted, and Modern Family are all smart comedies in the vein of 30 Rock, Arrested Development etc. Lots of subtle zingers and references to popular culture. White Collar stars (and is a vehicle for) the guy who played Bryce Larkin on Chuck. He plays a conman who is working with the FBI agent who caught him to catch other criminals. In return, he gets to leave jail under a work release program. Not a bad show, but so so. It is a USA show (like Burn Notice and Royal Pains). They tend to be more light hearted than a real drama.

    The key part of Friday Night Lights is Coach Taylor and Tami. Their marriage on the show is portrayed so lifelike, that I forget it is just acting. The transition to the new school and cast has been pretty good. The usual Hollywood BS would have Coach Toylor whip the team into shape from zeros to heroes, and miraculously make the semis in the first season. FNL doesn't go there. The team sucks, and the coach and players are all just hanging on. Great TV.[/QUOTE]
    I like Better of Ted - just haven't got around to watching a decent number of episodes yet.
    I couldn't stand Bryce Larkin on Chuck, maybe he's less annoying on this.

    Agree with you completely about Friday Night Lights re: coach and Mrs Coach.


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