2012 Fall TV Season - new and returning show

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

  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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  2. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

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    ^ I can't wait!! I so hope this show does not disappoint!
     
  3. Buzz

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    I will check it out but I do not expect much and doubt very much this thing will last more than a season.
     
  4. MarieM

    MarieM Grumpy Cynical Ice Dance Lover

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    Revolution is just my new show. I am dying to see the second episode since the first one can be found everywhere :)

    I hope it won't get canceled and that they'll give time for the story to developp without going nuts in the conspiration theories !
     
  5. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    I feel like such a nerd - I got the new tv guide this week with the previews of all the new shows and programmed my tivo for all the ones I want to try. I'd feel even more pathetic if I weren't so eager for the new shows. :shuffle:
     
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  6. MarieM

    MarieM Grumpy Cynical Ice Dance Lover

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    Do you think they'll order Alcatraz back ? I want it back :(
     
  7. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I watched the Coma miniseries this weekend. zOMG it was SO terrible! Not even so-bad-it's-good, just bad. :lol: the writing, the direction, the props budget - they must have blown their budget on landing Ellen Burstyn (who was the only good thing about the series - and she was GREAT), Geena Davis, James Woods and Richard Dreyfuss, because everything else about the production was cheap.

    Geena Davis is now married to a plastic surgeon, and I'm sorry to see he's been experimenting on her. A lot. :(

    I already saw the pilot for Revolution - wish tonight had the 2nd ep already. Maybe I'll watch it again though. I really like it - in the same way I really liked The Event and FlashForward, so my best hope is that they let the show finish the season when they cancel it next month :(
     
  8. Bostonfan

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    You're not alone. I do the same thing every year! I love this time of year when you can sample a bunch of new shows and fervently hope that a few will hook me!
     
  9. Artemis@BC

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    Yeah, I read similar reviews on imdb. So I didn't feel the least bit disappointed when I missed recording the 2nd part (I had assumed it would air a week later, but apparently it was the next day). That's 4 hours of my life I didn't waste! But I feel for those who did ... ((genevieve))

    Like I say, I didn't have very high hopes anyway. When was the last time A&E had any decent "original" programming?
     
  10. Artemis@BC

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    My favourite must-see-TV show comes back tomorrow night: The Rick Mercer Report. :cheer2:

    And as a preview, he (Rick) was on Peter Mansbridge One-on-One yesterday, and will be the inagural guest on Strombo's new 7:00 half-hour show tonight. You can't have too much Mercer IMO. :D
     
  11. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    OK, I'm intrigued by Revolution and will definitely be watching again next week although there wasn't enough Elizabeth Mitchell in it for this fangirl, LOL :p
     
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    Is her role recurrent, i.e., is mom not really dead?
     
  13. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    They keep saying that she's only going to appear in the flashbacks but they actually recast this role because they were able to get her for it and said that things changed once they did that so I have NO idea if the mother is really dead or not. Wouldn't surprise me if she's out there somewhere and a key to the whole mystery. Why do you hire Elizabeth Mitchell for a role if there's not something awesome about it?! :p
     
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    Wiki described her character as "Is said to have died in the fifteen years........."

    I wondered then if she was still alive somewhere.
     
  15. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    you can never have too much Elizabeth Mitchell :shuffle:

    I feel bad for the original actress though. "thanks for playing, but we got the actress we actually wanted now kthxbai"
     
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    The only thing that kept me going on Terra Nova was cheering the dinosaurs on to devour each and every one of the vastly stupid homo sapiens. Oh, Revolution, how I wish they could be transported to your domain. It is one freckle-faced urchin short of being unwatchable.
     
  17. Buzz

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    :lol:
     
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    I have to admit that at one point I thought, "PLEASE don't let this be one of those 'stupid people doing stupid things' shows". Surely after 15 years, the herd would be weeded out of most of the stupid? But there are a few characters that give me hope. Plus the two young males are so extraordinarily handsome that they will keep me around for at least a couple of extra episodes (than other shows might). :grope: :lol:

    By the way, what does everyone think about the show being centred around Chicago? All these people have remained in this spot because of it's mild winters where one simply needs to throw an extra log on the fire to ward off that slight chill in the air? :p

    I love how everybody loves her. I'm hoping hubby gave her all the info she needed as a safeguard, then they faked her death. She will end up being the leader/saviour of the world. All hail Queen Elizabeth! :D
     
  19. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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    Chicago seems to be popular with tv writers right now - Mike & Molly and Happy Endings are also in Chicago.

    But lol about the winters. I can see Minnesota (where one assumes the village might have been, since they passed through O'Hare before getting downtown) perhaps for the fishing and foraging.

    My beef, other than some of the bland casting and not great acting, was that everyone had to have a million torches and candles on. Unless they're all saving fat to make candles but the bulk, and have found a magic kerosene source, you'd think they'd conserve a little, no?
     
  20. Catherine M

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    My biggest problem with Revolution was the actress playing Charlie. Girl can NOT act. Plus giving her perfect hair and clothes doesn't make any sense. Can't they put her hair in a ponytail to make it half way plausible. Or give her some split ends!?!

    And I totally think they left it open for the Mom to be alive and the key to getting the power back on.
     
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    O'Hare was one of the many roll-eyes moments in this show. No way would those planes not have been stripped completely bare for parts. (There's a excellent scene in the movie Lord of War showing a cargo plane getting stripped over the course of a day)

    I'm somewhat interested in finding out what pseudo-science explanation they finagle for how the power went out and how the amulets work. I would hand-wave a guess about an EMP or something like that frying all computer chips in existence except for some extra special ones contained in the amulets. But even then people should have been able to steampunk or wind/solar their way to a power source. Batteries and thermoelectrics should still work. Unless the actual laws of physics went crazy. But....combustion still works. So maybe it's just "A wizard/alien did it."
     
  22. Jenny

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    Yeah the batteries are a puzzle - the other is why they aren't using coal, oil, wind, nuclear power etc. I guess electricity is involved in their production on a mass scale, but people used coal power long before electricity.
     
  23. Buzz

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    Was not able to watch it but will catch it later on OnDemand. I was excited at the idea of the show but the trailer was a real turnoff. One of the things that bothered me was the clothes, and now that you mentioned it, the actress playing Charlie. Another thing was bro challenging a group of gun totting men with a bow and arrow. I would have given him a lot more thn just a swat over the head. And yeah, there is so much that is not connected to the grid, why don't any of it work anymore? How come jr. found uncle so easily? And where did he get his super ninja skills from? I should really just watch the show first before being too critical. LOL

    I still mss Terra Nova! :(
     
  24. HeatherC

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    Supposedly there's an explanation for the blackout that makes sense (I read an article somewhere that said the writers/producers consulted a physicist to see if their ideas could work and they apparently do) but I have no clue how long they're going to drag it all out or when we may find out that information. I'll keep watching for now though. It wasn't the smartest show I've ever seen but it did entertain me and for a Monday evening, that's all I ask for before I go to bed. :p
     
  25. FGRSK8

    FGRSK8 In Search of a Lost Chord

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    Read the book, "One Second After", by William Fortschen.

    It describes what really happens after EMP wipes out everything electronic.
     
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    Caught up with Revolution last night. As much as I love post-apocalyptic stories, I doubt I'll be sticking with this one. I objected strenuously to the really bad acting (particularly Charlie), the preposterous fight scenes (esp. the one in the hotel), and the inconsistency of the details like clothing. I'm also incredibly skeptical about the physics of the basic premise, but since so little of that has been shown there may be some plausible explanation there.

    Mostly, though, I feel like they don't deserve my business because their pilot was so poorly designed without any attempt to draw people in: zero character development, abrupt beginning with virtually no "setting the stage," and no clue about pacing or how to build dramatic tension. It's almost as if they thought "Hey, people will think this is cool and like Lost so they'll watch, we don't have to do anything else." :mad:

    I'll probably give it one more week, but so far this is not looking like a keeper for me.

    But I'm also completely ok with that. With all the good stuff on Sunday nights, my Monday TV viewing will be more than full with catching up!
     
  27. Jenny

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    Every time they were walking through a field and especially when they came up on the planes, all I could think is how much better this would be if Sawyer was with them :lol:

    The costumes were the same, the Google employee is Hurley, Miles is supposed to be Jack but without the god-like abilities and inner conflict, the woman in the farmhouse is Rose (not just because she's black - it was her wise looks and compassion that did it for me), and Charlie is a junior Kate without a :kickass: backstory. And none of them can fight like Sayid :lol:

    Even the reveal of Monroe reminded me of Jacob at his loom in the statue, and any minute now we're going to find out that the lead militia guy is in fact immortal. :p

    I'm going to give it an ep or two to see if it settles into something, but I might just go back to Hawaii 5-0. It's plots are simple and scripts cliche, but at least I can buy into the lead character's superhuman skills (he's ex SEAL) and there's humour with Scott Caan. And of course Alex O'Loughlin is :swoon:
     
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    I always try to do that at the beginning of the season. There can be a lot of change between the pilot, which was used to sell the show, and the next few episodes.

    I haven't seen Revolution yet. I figured I'd wait so that I could see a couple in a row.
     
  29. Artemis@BC

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    Which is why I'm not holding out a lot of hope for Revolution -- since the pilot was so incredibly non-selling of either the premise or the characters.

    At least, not a sell to the viewers. Obviously they managed to successfully "sell" it to the network and advertisers ... :rolleyes:
     
  30. Buzz

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    I am sooooo loving Copper! It's a keeper! :cheer2: