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"2013 Summer TV" - New/Returning Shows

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by AliasJohnDoe, May 18, 2013.

  1. AliasJohnDoe

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    I've never watched "Arrested Development" either but am going to give it a try starting with Season 1 on Netflix before I watch the new episodes.

    So glad I watched Season 1 (7 episodes) of "Breaking Bad" over the Memorial Day weekend on Netflix. I never thought it was a show that would appeal to me since I'm more into Sci-fi/Fantasy, so I never watched it. Now I'm addicted and can't wait to watch each season. I love this show I never wanted to watch!!!
     
  2. BigB08822

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    Stick with Arrested Development through the first few episodes. The pilot was rough but either it got better or I got used to its amateur feel. lol I am not in love but I should definitely finish season 1 before making a decision about whether I continue. Breaking Bad is amazing. The new and final season starts in August.
     
  3. Sparks

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    Buckle up for season 2 of Breaking Bad. It's crazy!
     
  4. Jenny

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    Random story - years ago I was at the airport and my flight was delayed so I headed to the bar and started chatting with a woman who was in the same boat. She was heading to LA, and soon revealed that she was going to see her son, who was an actor. I asked what I might have seen him in and she said "he's just signed to do a few movies, and he's currently on Arrested Development." Sadly I had say I didn't watch the show, and of course in the days and weeks following he was EVERYWHERE. I've always kinda felt bad about disappointing Michael Cera's mom like that.

    Last year I had a similar moment with a woman (at another bar no less) who told me she was a producer. Bad enough that I had never heard of the show she was working on. but when I looked her up later I realized that her daughter was the star of the show. If she had said that she also produced another one of her daughter's shows, Sabrina the Teenaged Witch, I might've figured out I was talking to Melissa Joan Hart's mother!
     
  5. AliasJohnDoe

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    "Big Brother 15: After Dark" moves from Showtime to TVGN: http://www.realitynation.com/tv-sho...rk-tvgn/34797/#_is=lwcsxw10godvtw44256560b670

    The move sucks IMO.
     
  7. BigB08822

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    I guess I don't mind since TVGN is something I get, I canceled Showtime a while back and while I am thinking about adding it this summer, I probably wont. After Dark has never been a big deal for me, though. I occasionally watched to try and see if I could figure out who won competitions before it was posted online but I could have easily passed and read it online 5 minutes later. The websites do a great of recapping everything that happens, no need to sit through all the boring dreck.
     
  8. Artemis@BC

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    I have no problems with Heche ... but holy cow was that some unbelievably bad writing. I managed to get through about 6 minutes, rolling my eyes about every 5 seconds, until I got to the scene where she was jumping on the bed. I just couldn't take any more after that.

    Y'know, I didn't have a lot of hope going in, even after watching the preview clip ... but I keep thinking about the great shows that explored issues of faith & spirituality in a new and non-preachy or thought-provoking way, but were cancelled before their time. Shows like Joan of Arcadia, The Book of Daniel, and Nothing Sacred. So then, by my reckoning, Save Me will be a smash hit.

    :confused::rolleyes::wall:
     
  9. Buzz

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    BBC News and Spike tv have both been moved and are now paid digital channels! GRRRR I do not want to have to pay for something I already thought I was already paying for.
     
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  11. genevieve

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    this was probably posted already, but I just saw last night that the remaining eps of "Don't Trust the B- in Apt 23" are available online at abc.com. The order of the eps is really screwy though. And it annoys me that as soon as an episode is over, the abc viewer automatically loads an episode of a different show they would like you to watch, instead of the next ep of the show you're already watching, and you have to go all the way back to the home page to get back to the show you want to watch.
     
  12. BigB08822

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    I have given up on Arrested Development. It has its funny moments (if Buster had more scenes that would help, he is way under-used) and I see why people like it so much but it just doesn't do it for me. I would be forcing myself to watch the remaining seasons and I don't feel like doing that. I was hardly watching as it is, I would just put an episode on and then play on my phone or laptop.

    I have been watching Scandal and like it a lot. The first season was only 7 episodes?
     
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  15. Artemis@BC

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    Arrested Development is definitely not for everyone. However I think part of the problem may be watching a bunch in a row. There are some series that really work better spread out with a week in between each. Watch them all at once and the weirdo-quirkiness becomes overwhelming and annoying. I found the same thing with Portlandia.

    Yes, it was a late-season start last year (March or April I think). It gets waaay more intense and twisty in season 2.
     
  16. BigB08822

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    That makes sense about Arrested Development. I had actually considered that already. I think dramas work better as a marathon. Comedies...not so much. Of course Netflix doesn't have Season 2 of Scandal but I bet they will right before season 3 gets going.
     
  17. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    Some shows, you just don't get.

    Like with me, because I'm an Arrested Development fan, my little brother told me I should check out The Office. He told me it has a similar feel and is very funny. I tried it out and just no. I tried watching multiple episodes from various seasons. It's just not funny at all imo.
     
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  18. AliasJohnDoe

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    FOX to air FX's "Anger Management" for 4 weeks starting on June 3 : http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/20...at-830-for-four-weeks-starting-june-2/185321/

    I don't understand how a show can get a "90 episode" pick-up after it's first season. Season 2 has dropped more than 50% from Season 1 ratings.


    FOX to re-air Season 1 of "The Following"on Fridays at 9 PM: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/20...ampaign=Feed:+Tvbythenumbers+(TVbytheNumbers)

     
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    New/Returning Shows for the week Sunday June/02/2013 - Saturday June/08/2013: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/05/17/list-of-tv-premiere-dates-for-summer-2013/183099/

    Sunday, June 02, 2013
    Killing, The AMC 8:00 PM
    Real Housewives of New Jersey Bravo 8:00 PM
    Call of the Wildman NatGeo Wild 9:00 PM
    Keeping Up with the Kardsashians E! 9:00 PM
    Next Food Network Star FOOD 9:00 PM
    Princesses: Long Island Bravo 9:00 PM
    Top Hooker Animal Planet 10:00 PM
    Wanted Life, The E! 10:00 PM
    Venture Bros., The Adult Swim 12:00 AM

    Monday, June 03, 2013
    Fosters, The ABC Family 9:00 PM
    Mistresses ABC 10:00 PM
    Push Girls Sundance 10:00 PM
    Teen Wolf MTV 10:00 PM

    Tuesday, June 04, 2013
    America's Got Talent NBC 9:00 PM
    Bang Goes the Theory BBC America 9:00 PM
    Total Blackout Syfy 9:00 PM
    Exit Syfy 10:00 PM
    Holliston FEARnet 10:00 PM
    Pretty Wicked Moms Lifetime 10:00 PM
    Swamp Murders ID 10:00 PM

    Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    Beverly Hills Pawn Reelz 9:00 PM ET
    Toddlers & Tiaras TLC 9:00 PM
    Chef Roble & Co. Bravo 10:00 PM
    Paranormal Witness Syfy 10:00 PM
    Though the Wormhole w/Morgan Freeman Science 10:00 PM
    Redneck Island CMT 10:30 PM

    Thursday, June 06, 2013
    Hero, The TNT 8:00 PM
    Style Pop Style 8:00 PM
    Burn Notice USA 9:00 PM
    LA Hair WEtv 9:00 PM
    Race to the Scene Reelz 9:00 PM
    72 Hours TNT 10:00 PM
    Graceland USA 10:00 PM
    In the Flesh BBC America 10:00 PM

    Friday, June 07, 2013
    Continuum Syfy 10:00 PM

    Saturday, June 08, 2013
    Sam & Cat NICK 8:00 PM
    Redneck Island (Time Period Premiere) CMT 9:00 PM
    Sinbad Syfy 9:00 PM
    Primeval: New World Syfy 10:00 PM
     
  22. Buzz

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    I might give The Killing a try this time. :lol:
     
  23. AliasJohnDoe

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    I might check out "Through the Wormhole w/Morgan Freeman" on the Science channel. Just to see if he dozes off. :p


    Looking forward to "Teen Wolf", "Primeval: New World" "Continuum","Venture Brothers" and "Sinbad" this week.

    I like Alyssa Milano, so I might check out "Mistresses".
     
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    I'm thinking of checking out Under the Dome; been reading a little about it, and it sounds like it might be worth my time.
     
  25. AliasJohnDoe

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    hmmmmm..... "Top Hooker" on Animal Planet. Wonder if it's something like Top Chef or Top Model? :lol:
     
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    I forgot "In The Flesh" on BBC America started this week!!!!: http://tv.yahoo.com/news/get-your-u...ca-s--in-the-flesh--232906952.html?.tsrc=bell

     
  28. Buzz

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    Watching The Killing on AMC right now and liking it. :respec:
     
  29. BigB08822

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    So I have decided maybe I do like Arrested Development. I quit watching it for a day and then found myself with nothing to do or watch so I would watch another episode. Then later, another. Now I have to see this through to the end. I don't love it but it is certainly good for a laugh or two when there is nothing else to watch.
     
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