2012 Fall TV Season - new and returning show

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  1. shutterbug

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    I did, and enjoyed it. Knowing who the killer was from the beginning didn’t reduce the suspense for me at all. I’ll tune in again next week. :) Apparently it’s also been picked up by ABC.

    ETA: Sounds like it did well: Canadian Viewers Find their MOTIVE: New Canadian Series Debuts with 1.23 Million Viewers
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  2. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    are you kidding meeeeeeee?!?! :swoon: that show was such a hot mess....although, yeah, seeing surgically altered pretty people get more surgery for free isn't that interesting. How about they take someone like Heidi Montag and try to undo all the damage she's done to herself and make her look remotely normal again?

    ps SMASH premiere tomorrow! :cheer2:
  3. my little pony

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    they reportedly are interested in erin moran and monica lewinsky

    if asked, i imagine erin will do it for the place to stay
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  5. Yehudi

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    Has anyone seen House of Cards on Netflix Streaming? It's directed by David Fincher and stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. I've seen two episodes so far and it is a great show. Hopefully, this leads to more original shows on Netflix.
  6. Buzz

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    I've heard about it and will check it out for sure. :respec:
  7. Artemis@BC

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    "Originial" -- well, kinda. :p

    Have you seen the original British version? It's superb. Not that the American remake can't also be great, and I hope I can find it somehow since I don't get Netflix.

    But do check out the British trilogy if you can: House of Cards, To Play the King, and The Final Cut. Ian Richardson is terrifying. The books (by Michael Dobbs) are pretty good too.
  8. Yehudi

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    Yeah I know it's a remake but what I meant by original was their own exclusive content rather than stuff they licensed from ABC, NBC etc.

    Btw, you could also argue the British series was a loose adaptation of Richard III :p
  9. Artemis@BC

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    ... with a nod to The Scottish Play as well, esp. re: the influence of the wives. But those in turn were influenced by the Senecan tragedy ...

    So really, there's nothing new under the sun. :D
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  11. znachki

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    I've seen the original and a couple episodes so far of the Spacey series (would be more but my streaming was having issues the other night). So far, I'm really liking it.
  12. Rob

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    I am watching The Following. Very creepy, but good.
  13. BigB08822

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    Wow, those ratings for Smash are worthy of a cancel. I am sure they will give it some time but that is really really low numbers for such an expensive show. Do you think it could have had something to do with a 2 hour premiere? It lists the time as 9-11 pm. Maybe people just were not interested in investing so much time and figured they would catch a rerun or just pick up with the next episode. Weren't the ratings good last year?
  14. Mozart

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    I'm loving House of Cards! Spacey is awesome!
  15. Buzz

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    Watching House of Cards right now and am a bit bored.
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    I just finished watching Lilyhammer on Netflix. I loved the way they mixed the two languages so it works in both Norway and English speaking countries. It was like Fargo crossed with Sopranos.

    And soon they have Arrested Development!
  17. Artemis@BC

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    I enjoyed it too, for the most part. I thought the device worked, and actually built suspense rather than lessened it.

    My main criticism was that it felt rushed. It almost seemed like they'd shot another 1/2 hour of story that ended up on the cutting room floor. They jumped from one part of the investigation to the next with no, well, investigation. That might have been an inexperience thing, though, so I'm hoping it will get better.

    My other quibble, and this it really nit-picky (as well as hugely subjective), was that they seemed to be trying too hard to market this to a US network. One of the reasons I was interested in watching the show was that it was supposed to be Vancouver, not Vancouver-as-Seattle. But it was littered with details that screamed American to me. Like the football game with the uniformed marching band. And a black police chief/captain/whatever his rank is. (Hard to know what the decision-making process was here. If he was an actor they really wanted for the part, that's fine. But if they wanted to have a racial minority chararacter in a position of power, how about someone that actually reflects the demographics of Vancouver, like Aboriginal, Chinese-Canadian, or Indo-Canadian?)
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    I've been watching House of Cards and I like it. I am not absolutely hooked and I often find myself doing other things while it is on but I still want to see what happens next and where it all goes. The only bad thing about this being on Netflix is that Netflix released all the episodes at once so you watch them all within a week and then you have to wait an entire year for the next season. That's a long time.
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  21. HeatherC

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  23. AliasJohnDoe

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    New/Returning shows for the week 2/10/2013-2/16/2013:
    http://cliqueclack.com/p/2013-midseason-tv-premiere-return-schedule/

    Sunday, February 10
    8:00 The Grammy Awards (CBS)
    9:00 Bar Rescue (Spike)
    9:00 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (Syfy)
    9:00 The Walking Dead (AMC)
    10:00 Car Lot Rescue (Spike)
    11:00 Talking Dead (AMC)

    Monday, February 11
    11:00 Inside Comedy (Showtime)

    Tuesday, February 12
    8:00 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (USA)

    Wednesday, February 13
    8:00 Survivor (CBS)
    10:00 Southland (TNT)

    Thursday, February 14
    8:00 Zero Hour (ABC)
    9:00 Comic Book Men (ABC)
    9:30 Freakshow (AMC)
    10:00 Immortalized (AMC)
  24. Buzz

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    Oh yeah! The Walking Dead is back on Sunday! :respec:
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    For Canadians who don't have digital channels (like me), it repeats on Discovery the following weekend. Part one on Sat. 16th at 9 am, part two on Sunday the 17th. The big challenge is staying spoiler-free in the interim!
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    Probably helps that they ditched Perky Blonde. Danny's new partner still isn't as good as Jackie, but at least she's not annoying.
  29. Buzz

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    When is Grimm returning? Friday night is just a bit more dull without it. :(
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    I saw the first one (nothing else on?). I will not be watching it again. Creepy is too mild a word.
  31. Buzz

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    I am hoping that they make both brothers partners soon! I cannot remember the last time a crime/cop drama had siblings as partners. Me thinks it'll be sooo cool. :shuffle:
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    I saw a commercial for it very recently (I think it was last night?) but I can't remember when they said it was coming back. It has to be somewhat soon though. Hopefully someone else has better information than me, LOL :lol:

    Edit: It comes back March 8th!!! I just saw the commercial again. :D
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  33. genevieve

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    I miss Grimm :wuzrobbed
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    I have so far watched the first 2 episodes on FX Canada, which was added to my cable package fairly recently. I am enjoying it despite the nasty aspects.
  35. Buzz

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    Oh bummer... I have basic cable so no FX for me. :(. Hopefully Netflix will pick it up soon.

    Thanks everyone for the Grimm info. I miss that show so much!
  36. Cachoo

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    I do too. These "holiday" breaks are way too long imho.
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    For Canadians who don't have FX Canada: The Americans will premier on Global this Tuesday.
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    WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! :cheer2:
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  40. Artemis@BC

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    That is good news! And it wasn't marked as "new" in my tv guide so I wouldn't have spotted it -- so thanks for the heads up!

    Though in Vancouver at least, it's on City, not Global. (Or does Global own City? I lose track of these things.)