2012 Fall TV Season - new and returning show

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Artemis@BC, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Dornbush 2015!!!

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    New/Returning shows for the week 2/3/2013-2/9/2013:

    Sunday, February 3
    6:30 Super Bowl XLVII (CBS)

    Monday, February 4
    8:30 Rules of Engagement (CBS)
    10:00 Monday Mornings (TNT)

    Tuesday, February 5
    9:00 Smash (NBC)
    10:00 Body of Proof (ABC)
    10:00 Tosh.0 (Comedy)

    Wednesday, February 6
    9:00 The Spies of Warsaw (BBCA)

    Thursday, February 7
    8:00 Community (NBC)
    11:30 Brand X with Russell Brand (FX)

    Friday, February 8
    8:00 The Job (CBS)
    8:00 Touch (FOX)
    10:30 The Jenny McCarthy Show (VH1)
     
  2. my little pony

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    they are doing a "celeb" version of the swan, no "celebs" cast yet

    since most "celebs", even jacked up ones, already have their own nose and boob jobs, i wonder what they will do for them that will be noticeably different?
     
  3. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    FYI: Body of Proof isn't debuting until February 19th. I read that ABC is holding that debut until the week after the President's State of the Union speech (Feb. 12th) to avoid the early break between episodes.
     
  4. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Oh bummer.... As hard as I try, I believe The Americans is not available in Canada. :( Hopefully it will show up somewhere soon.
     
  5. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Dornbush 2015!!!

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    Thanks. A week break after they return isn't a good idea. It's better they changed it.
     
  6. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    I have been watching the British TV series Sherlock. It's the inspiration behind Elementary. Benedict Cumberbatch really is darn good as the iconic detective, but nobody is a better Watson than Lucy Liu! She really rocks in that role. :respec: And Aiden Quinn is excellent in that series too, so I say overall the US series is better. But I do like both. :)
     
  7. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but you're just plain wrong on that one. :D

    While I'm surprised at how much I'm liking Elementary, Sherlock is superior on every level. Miller is very good, but Cumberbatch is perfect. Liu is very good (the biggest surprise for me), but Freeman is still the better Watson. More importanly, though, the interaction between the two is flawless. And the stories, dialogue, pacing, directing, settings, and tone are all better in Sherlock. It's just no contest.

    It is a bit of an unfair comparison, of course, as Sherlock has so far been only 6 episodes over 2 seasons, and each episode feels like a short movie. A 22-episode-a-year series like Elementary just can't match that intensity.

    The only things about Elementary that are better than Sherlock, imo, are Aiden Quinn, and the fact that we don't have to wait a year or more between seasons. :( And even saying Quinn is better Graves has an * beside it just because Graves' Lestrade is so completely undeveloped compared to Quinn's Gregson.
     
  8. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Cumberbatch is the better Sherlock but we will have to agree to disagree with the rest. :D. And season three of the Brit series starts shooting in March. Each episode is over an hour and a half so they are more like TV movies, so the format is different.c
     
  9. AliasJohnDoe

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  10. Artemis@BC

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    Any Canadians catch Motive last night on CTV? I was looking forward to it -- not that I need another cop drama in my life, but the premise is interesting, plus it's actually set in Vancouver instead of just filmed here. But it was scheduled for right after the Superbowl ... so it didn't actually air when it was supposed to. :mad: (Why do they do that?) Repeats tonight on CTV2, though, so I'm hoping to catch it then.
     
  11. 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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  12. 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:
     
  13. 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
     
  14. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Dornbush 2015!!!

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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.
     
  16. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  18. Yehudi

    Yehudi Well-Known Member

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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
     
  19. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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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
     
  20. AliasJohnDoe

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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.
     
  22. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    I am watching The Following. Very creepy, but good.
     
  23. 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?
     
  24. Mozart

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

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Watching House of Cards right now and am a bit bored.
     
  26. rjblue

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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!
     
  27. 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?)
     
  28. AliasJohnDoe

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  29. BigB08822

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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.
     
  30. AliasJohnDoe

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