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Old 10-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #141
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Oh I plowed through Cards in a weekend, it definitely hooked me.

I will watch Rectify soon. U2DM fan will kill me if I do not.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #142
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It's an impressive list and I watch about half of it (plus some others).

But what I meant was that there's not much on tv right now, as in currently airing this week. There's basically:

Boardwalk (gave up after 3 seasons)
The Walking Dead (ditto but far worse)
Sons of Anarchy (starting to improve after a dire start this year but not great)
Homeland (waiting for year end to hear if the season was worthwhile)
Masters of Sex (keen, but letting pile up for a binge)
Downton Abbey (not for me)
American Horror Story (ditto)

So right now it's all just a bit meh. I'm rewatching Mad Men and catching up on The Fall, which is top notch so far. Treme, Sherlock, True Detective, Girls, Banshee and The Americans all on their way soon though.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #143
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This is what my DVR/Netflix is for.

Agreed that as for currently airing new fare, it's light.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #144
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Stopped watching after S1, but I hear Dana had a sex scene this season and now I'm going to go catch up on the rest of the series.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #145
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Agreed that as for currently airing new fare, it's light.
Which is a good thing considering all the catch-up we have to play. One kind of wishes it were the mid 90's again. Then you could just watch The X-Files every week and have a life.



Downton Abbey completely sucks now. American critics will dig into it when it airs here next year. I'll finish the season, but I'll only watch it further on because:

1) The ending could be around the corner. I can't imagine them stretching it out past Season 5. The mainstay actors are all clearly becoming bored.

2) My girlfriend will watch it regardless (we watch most of these shows together) and it's a short season every year, so it's not a horrible proposition.


Boardwalk Empire has to be one of the most underrated shows in television history. It started out pretty strong and got better from Season 1-3, only to have television critics take less and less notice (despite them all agreeing it was improving and one of the best shows around). At the very least, it's the greatest show ever made on a technical level (direction, cinematography, set, etc.) and the many Emmys it has won can attest to that (including five this year). In fact, the show has won 17 Emmys which is more than even Mad Men (15) and Breaking Bad (10). Perhaps the most decorated drama series via the Emmys since The Sopranos (21).
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Are people still watching this?

I feel like it's gone off the rails. They should have killed Brody last season.
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #147
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I ended up dropping it a handful of weeks ago.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:31 PM   #148
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I gave up 4 episodes into this season. Was not even a decision, per se, I just lost the desire to watch.....they're still in my DVR.

You know what's exciting? Season 2 of The Americans coming soon. There you go.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:45 PM   #149
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Yes! I am pumped about The Americans! I thought it was coming a bit later because of the Olympics. Can't wait, it's such a great show and also stylistically pleasant to watch. Let's hope it stays on that level in S2.

I think I'm watching Homeland out of habit more than anything. I also don't really watch much TV otherwise. But geez, it's really become ridic.
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I jumped on the Homeland a few months ago and recently finished Season 2 on Netflix. I'm now watching Season 3 OnDemand.

I think I really watch it for Claire Danes. She really is a great actress and is amazing to watch.

I never could grasp how the audience was supposed to view Brody. Were we supposed to sympathize with him for being brainwashed, or hate him for practically being a terrorist? Maybe it was how the character was written or how the actor portrayed him, but I was always puzzled.

Two episodes into Season 3 and I already don't get all the focus on Dana. If the show wants to portray how Brody's family is coping with all the chaos he left behind, that's one thing, but to go deep into her boyfriend and mental health is pointless.

I find the love story between Brody and Carrie silly. It should've stayed where it was at the end of Season 1 where they became antagonists rather than lovers. The whole "saving the bad guy from his demons" was ridiculous.

Finally, I wished the terrorist attack at the end of Season 2 didn't have so many deaths. A few dozen would've been fine, not 219. That scene with all the body bags was heart wrenching.
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The later episodes of season three are somewhat better than the early ones. But I'm not sure I'm going to be intrigued enough to watch next season....

The Americans is on my long to-do list!
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The Americans is on my long to-do list!
It will be worth it!
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:14 AM   #153
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They're two very different shows. In particular, The Americans is pretty good whereas Homeland lately seems to suck cock and love it. Yummy yummy.
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That was awful
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ugh what's the point now. i don't see this as worth watching next season..
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