Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Artemis@BC, Aug 21, 2012.
I enjoy it too. Even with how much I despise Tom Selleck, both his acting and his politics.
"Bates Motel" premieres on A&E March 18:
I'm looking forward to this series. And Vera Farmiga.
Sounds very interesting and it is on basic cable so I can watch it.
The premise for Bates Motel sounds great ... I just wish it was on any network other than A&E. They haven't produced any watchable original programming in years, I have so little faith in them. But maybe if I go in with lowered expectations I won't be disappointed!
Meanwhile I'm looking forward to returning to my Sunday night juggling act tonight: OuaT, Revenge, Good Wife, Downton, Lewis, and New Tricks.
TV Ratings for Sunday 1/06/2013:
My guess is that a significant number of American (and Canadian) viewers were tuned into PBS last night.
I was hoping to see better ratings for "Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust The B" after they moved to Sunday. But no....
A new show for Canadian viewers on W tonight: Majumder Manor. It's a behind-the-scenes look at comedian and actor Shaun Majumder as he tries to fulfill a lifelong dream of building an inn in his small Newfoundland hometown. Not the type of show I'd normally care about, except that I like Majumder so much.
I think you were right:
I've just started rewatching Apt 23, I wish I'd tuned in earlier. June is from Queens, yeah. When a network burns off episodes twice a week, I don't think that's ever a good sign.
A new show called Deception starts tonight at 10. Looks like another soap it could be promising if they do a different murder very season or this show could be yet another reincarnation of Twin Peaks. But I hope to be able to watch it soon.
Deception was very Pilot-ty, but it was also a lot of fun. I will keep watching!
Not the smartest detective in the world. Why was she watching that video in the house? Not even in her bedroom!
TV Ratings for Monday 1/07/2013:
"Bones" renewed for a 9th season by FOX:
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I semi-enjoyed it, but I am really bothered by the lack of age difference between Victor Garber and Tate Donovan. Garber is only about 13 - 14 years older and we're supposed to think this is a father - son duo? Donovan looks at least 10 years too old for the part he is playing.
On the other hand I really have nothing better to do on Monday night so I'll tune in again.
Happy Endings makes me so happy. Max proclaiming that he is going to give up guys (but failing): "That's right--I'm straight now. From this moment forward, it's gonna be a steady diet of boobs and d...udes. Dammit! I am no longer interested in men, I am only interested in...m..en. Come on! From this moment forward it will be a steady diet of chicks with...di-AMMIT! I love gggg...uys. My favorite thing to touch is va-penis."
Parenthood was also excellent tonight.
TV Ratings for Tuesday 1/08/2013:
IKWYM ... but for me the issue was more that I think Garber looks waaaay younger than his real age!
I thought it had enough going for me to tune in for at least one more work. I'm not in love, but I liked it more than I thought I would. But it will also depend on The Carrie Diaries starting next Monday (tho in Canada it will air at 8:00 as well as the CW 10:00 timeslot), and on The Following starting Jan 21.
And if there's some super-sekret organization behind Vivian's (?) death ... I'm completely out. I'm so sick of that device, and just about ready to dump Revenge because of it.
manhn: I totally agree! Happy Endings is SO FLIPPING FUNNY! I loved Max trying to give up guys and failing spectacularly and Penny & Alex trying to help/hurt the pop star girl was funny too. I really wish more people were watching this show! It is hilarious all the time! (BTW-The much talked about Kickball episode is airing this coming Sunday and I am not missing that one! I think it was the lost episode from last year that never got aired. I'm super stoked they're finally airing it! )
TV Ratings for Wednesday 1/09/2013:
Is anyone else watching Betty White's Off Their Rockers? The scene in the train station where the lady sneezes into her dead husban's urn...I almost exploded I was laughing so hard!!!
I caught up with Cracked last night, which premiered on Tuesday. I was very pleasantly surprised -- most Canadian dramas are just so earnest, and so ... "look at us, we're Canadian." But this one was just a well-written, well-acted, straight-ahead police procedural drama with enought of a twist for it to be different but not so much it's wacky. (Of course some people might think that's not a good thing -- we get more than enough of that from the US network shows ...)
The premise: Aiden, a former SWAT officer with PTSD (maybe, or maybe something else, not doubt to be revealed) gets assigned to a new Psych Crimes and Crisis Unit. Their mandate is to deal with cases involving mental illness. Each cop is paired with a psychiatric doctor or nurse -- and in Aiden's case, his new partner spends as much time examining him as the case.
Of course in the interest of full disclosure ... I will admit that the primary attraction for me was David Sutcliffe. But there was lots else to like too. I'll definitely be tuning in again to this one. And, because it's CBC, there's pretty much zero chance that they'll pull the plug before airing at least the whole first season.
TV Ratings for Thursday 1/10/2013:
I've been enjoying "American Horror Story:Asylum" this season. Only 2 episodes left until the season finale.
I also linked the Jessica Lange "The Name Game" musical number from this weeks episode in the "AHS:Asylum" thread. Check it out.
ETA: Link to Jessica Lange's "The Name Game" musical number from "AHS:Asylum".
I remember that from when I was a kid. Of course, we always sniggered over the name Chuck, which never seemed to make it into any version of the song that was on radio or TV.
Last night's Big Bang Theory was one of the best episodes ever. And that's saying something, coz I don't think there's ever been a bad one.
I'm still giggling at the thought of Amy, Bernadette, and Penny arguing of the internal logic of the Mavel universe.
Yes, it was outstanding in a series that consistently makes me laugh out loud - I swear they raided the Star Trek sets for those costumes, and hired one of their makeup artists, and it was both hilarious and completely in character.
Just when you think it can't get any funnier...it does.
Loved the girls arguing over Thor's hammer and who can pick it up. Red Hulk picking up Thor while he holds the hammer means Red Hulk picked up the hammer too.
Penny's analogy: "so if I pick up a guy at a bar, and he picks up another girl to come with us...does that mean "I" picked up the girl?"
I loved the way that the writers evolved the whole bit as they went down the path. Also, the comic book store was hilarious.
TV Ratings for Friday 1/11/2013:
Reposting New and Returning Shows for the week 1/13/2013 - 1/19/2013:
Sunday, January 13
7:30 The Cleveland Show (FOX)
8:00 Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
9:00 Girls (HBO)
9:00 Shameless (Showtime)
9:30 Enlightened (HBO)
10:00 House of Lies (Showtime)
10:30 Californication (Showtime)
Monday, January 14
8:00 Bones (FOX)
8:00 The Carrie Diaries (CW)
8:00 Continuum (Syfy)
8:00 How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
9:00 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
9:00 Being Human (Syfy)
9:30 Mike & Molly (CBS)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
10:00 Lost Girl (Syfy)
Tuesday, January 15
8:00 Hart of Dixie (CW)
8:00 Pioneers of Television (PBS)
9:00 Face Off (Syfy)
9:00 The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (History)
10:00 Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)
10:30 Second Generation Wayans (BET)
10:30 Total Blackout (Syfy)
Wednesday, January 16
8:00 American Idol (FOX)
8:00 Arrow (CW)
9:00 Criminal Minds (CBS)
9:00 Ghost Hunters (Syfy)
9:00 Supernatural (CW)
10:00 Bobby’s Dinner Battle (Food)
10:00 CSI (CBS)
10:00 Ghost Mine (Syfy)
10:00 Workaholics (Comedy)
10:30 Kroll Show (Comedy)
Thursday, January 17
8:00 The Vampire Diaries (CW)
8:30 Parks & Recreation (NBC)
9:00 Anger Management (FX)
10:00 Archer (FX)
10:00 Suits (USA)
10:30 Legit (FX)
11:00 Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FX)
12:00AM Newsreaders (Adult Swim)
Friday, January 18
8:00 Nikita (CW)
10:00 Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday, January 19
9:00 Ripper Street (BBCA)
Edited my original post to say I googled and answered my own question. I am excited about this new series and hope it is a hit for the Syfy channel. Defiance the tv show starts April 15th I believe.
TV Ratings for Sunday 1/13/2013:
I looking forward to watching SYFY tonight.
New show "Continuum" begins @ 8pm. Returning shows "Being Human(US version)@9pm and "Lost Girl"@10pm.
Big Brother Canada LIVE FEEDS?!?! Big Brother Canada premieres February 27 on Slice. Possibly available in the USA too!!!
Rumour has it that ABC is looking to make a live action Star Wars tv show. We'll have to wait and see if this happens.
I am lovin' Deception. I just hope that they will at least last this season so we can get a proper resolution. And OMG, Miles from Lost!
Innnterresting ... Disney owns ABC and now Star Wars, so maybe this was part of their plan all along. There are plenty of stories in the Star Wars universe beyond the one depicted in the movies - see video games, many novels, comic books etc. If properly done, it could be good.
TV Ratings for Monday 1/14/2013:
"The Killing" is returning on AMC:
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