2012 Fall TV Season - new and returning show

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

  1. Impromptu

    Impromptu Well-Known Member

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    I checked out both Arrow and Nashville, and enjoyed them both, although I'm not sure if either will continue to be must watch for me. Arrow seemed like a meld between Hamlet and Batman - didn't think it broke any new ground in the comic book genre, but I was entertained. I just wish there had been more humor. Or, any humor.

    I watched Nashville for Connie Britton, and she did not disappoint. I'm not really a fan of soap operas though, so the genre was working against it. I'll watch a few more times though - I liked the music storylines better than the family/political ones.
     
  2. Wyliefan

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    Yeah, the "nearly all men have short brown hair and similar builds" trope was a bad idea. The first time I watched the pilot, I had no idea whom Juliette turned away at the door OR whom she was straddling on the sofa. :lol:

    On the other hand, considering that the real Nashville's only three surefire female hitmakers at the moment are all blonde, I found the women's appearances kind of fitting!
     
  3. Jenny

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    Funny I usually go through the same thing with new shows, but I had no trouble sorting out who's who and their relationships to each other with this one!
     
  4. gkelly

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    I only watched it once, so I still don't know. :D
     
  5. Jenny

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    Juliette turned away the record producer at the door, Randy. He is Rayna's producer as well, and she went storming over to his apartment about the way the record company was jerking her around, and while he confessed he's working with Juliette too, Rayna didn't realize she was listening from his bedroom. It seems clear they were both sleeping together for career advancement, with Juliette dumping him in favour of ...

    Deacon, Rayna's long time band leader and guitarist, who Juliette was straddling at the end. She had previously tried to woo him away from Rayna to work with her, and also approached him at the Bluebird saying she wanted to record the song he had played. Deacon and Rayna have a complicated history - she never recorded his songs because they're mostly about her, and it sounds like one of her children might be his.

    :)
     
  6. dbell1

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    Add me to the list! I want the generic guys to wear name badges or stupid hats or something. :shuffle:

    Tuned in because of Connie Britton and the music angle (I love some country music and hate some of it too). :p

    I went immediately to iTunes after the show to download "If I Didn't Know Better".

    I've started watching Revolution, but it's not keeping my interest. It's like The Hunger Games without lights or makeup.

    Love Last Resort, but honestly, Andre Braugher could read the phone book and I'd watch.
     
  7. gkelly

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    Maybe one of them can grow a beard...

    I guess I'm interested in a career-focused plot centered on women, with the men as backup players and eye candy, since so much of popular entertainment has been the opposite.
     
  8. Wyliefan

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    If things keep going the way they've been, they could wear nametags that say "Juliette's Ex #1," "Juliette's Ex #2," "Juliette's Ex #3" . . . :D
     
  9. A.H.Black

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    Anyone watch "Beauty and the Beast" tonight? I probably won't be back. This version lacks the romance of the Linda Hamilton/Ron Perlman version.

    I think the only reason I found it was because "Scandal" was pre-empted tonight by the debate.
     
  10. manhn

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    I did not really like it either. But it's not bad while I cook dinner. While I liked Beauty, the actor playing the Beast was beyond boring.
     
  11. Buzz

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    Me three. I loved the original and Ron Pearlman the best! Plus he was always in the beast character. This guy changes and is rarely in beast mode, so the show just feels like a copy of a couple existing shows. The new B&B feels... :blah:
     
  12. PeterG

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    I quite liked Beauty and the Beast. The original was a favourite, although I gave up on it after a couple of years. With the new version, I wasn't expecting to like Kristin Kreuk for some reason (I know very little about her other than she was on Smallville - which I did not follow). But I liked her, and the male lead as well, although no matter what he does, he will never be Ron Perlman. But nobody could fill Mr. P.'s shoes, IMHO! :) The highlight of this re-boot is that finally there's some genuine romance on TV!!! :cheer2: :cheer: There were a couple of deliciously slow, tentative, tender moments between the two leads that were wonderful. Can't wait for more moments like these! :respec:
     
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  13. skatesindreams

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    The Hamilton/Perlman "Beauty and the Beast" was unique.
    I agree that no one will match him in the role.

    I adore the Cocteau movie, also.
     
  14. star_gazer11

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    I had no interest in Nashville, but to my surprise I liked it. I checked it out for Chip Esten, of Whose Line fame. Thank you Colin Mochrie for tweeting about it, never would have tuned in otherwise. :lol:
     
  15. PeterG

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    Finally watched Arrow. Loved it!!! :cheer2: :D Great story-telling, lots of twists and turns and so much story to tell still. Likeable characters...or interesting if not likeable. Loved the parkour/Ninja Warrior aspects, which made it exciting. And Stephen Amell (as the title character) makes for very pleasurable viewing. :swoon:

    Nashville was well done, but I don't like anyone on the show. Overall, the theme of the show is a real downer. Lots of hurt and/or lousy people doing hurtful, negative things to one another. Plus they didn't even bother to showcase all the great eye candy in any way. Makes me think a heterosexual male was the director. :lol: I won't be watching episode two.
     
  16. Wyliefan

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    See, I'm seeing that as a plus. TV has a way of making me love characters and then putting them through the wringer and breaking my heart. I'm thinking that a little detachment, so I don't even care if they get hurt or do colossally stupid things, may be just what the doctor ordered. :)
     
  17. A.H.Black

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    I didn't love like you do. Since it's on on Friday (and I don't like much else on Friday) I may watch for a while.
     
  18. Buzz

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    There is a walking dead marathon on today. Does that mean the new season starts soon?
     
  19. TygerLily

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    There are articles about The Walking Dead S3 all over the entertainment blogs, so probably. :)

    I liked Nashville, too. I didn't know what to expect and was hesitant since I strongly dislike whatsherface (Juliette/The Cheerleader), but it turns out that's okay since she's not a likeable character. It's like how I only like Kira Knightly when she's playing a unlikeable character.
     
  20. PeterG

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    You betcha! Come join us in the FSU Walking Dead thread. :D
     
  21. my little pony

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    could anyone make out anything from sasha's suicide note on 666 park ave?
     
  22. ssminnow

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    Something about her father being evil.
     
  23. HeatherC

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    Something about how she couldn't take it anymore and one part that we could see clearly was "He's evil" but the rest went by too fast. I'm still watching this show but I'm honestly still not sure how I feel about it.
     
  24. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    666 Park Avenue...it feels like it's trying to be a couple of different shows all at once. there are some truly creepy scenes but we have to endure dopey subplots like the philandering husband (who looks way too much like Justin Timberlake in The Social Network) who simply cannot resist the wiles of the comely blonde across the street and his oblivious wife.
     
  25. manhn

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    I am still enjoying 666 Park Avenue, although I don't love it. I wonder if watching three shows with twisting mythologies in one night is just too much. Contrast that with my Monday schedule, which is 90210, Gossip Girl and Revolutions.

    I don't know any of these characters' names yet. The suicide note makes me wonder if Vanessa Williams is trying to ruin John Locke. While Locke tries to raise Sally Field's son as his protege, Wilhelmina Slater is going to get Charlie's Angel on her side. That'll be a very interesting battle.

    The tenant of the week plotlines bore me. I hate procedurals. Get rid of them.
     
  26. MarieM

    MarieM Grumpy Cynical Ice Dance Lover

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    666 Park Avenue is beginning to feel a lot like Rosemary's baby. Creepy. Will I keep it ?

    Nashville is a good surprise considering I don't care for country music :)
     
  27. my little pony

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    i cant wait until this emily owens pilot airs. the commercials are on my last nerve. specifically, i cant stand how this streep spawn delivers her lines. when she says in a super cloying voice that she is bad with names, i have a strong desire to punch her.
     
  28. PeterG

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    Probably just one snippet that sounds annoying edited into it's only little bit. Gummer was amazing on The Good Wife, so I can't wait to see more of her. :cheer:
     
  29. my little pony

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    there's also the commercial where she gets into and loses a fight to a tween. she doesnt come across any better in that snippet.
     
  30. PeterG

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    Honestly, my little pony. I'm sorrow that Zinnemann chose Streep for "Julia" instead of you. Get over it already!!

    :p