"2013 Summer TV" - New/Returning Shows

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  1. A.H.Black

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    She's a really good actress; have seen her in various roles over decades and she never fails to impress.
     
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    Me, too.
     
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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/under-domes-brian-k-vaughan-578596

    'Under the Dome's' Brian K. Vaughan Previews New Side to Junior, Detour for Big Jim
    11:07 AM PDT 7/2/2013 by Lesley Goldberg

     
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    Fourth of July TV programming/ Marathons:
    http://www.channelguidemagblog.com/?p=87241


    I might watch each episode of "The Walking Dead" for the 20th time again. :D
     
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    That Jump the Shark marathon sounds . . . interesting. :lol:
     
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    :lol: No problem. It was kind of awful, I was posting more to find out why you thought it was awful! :D The beginning was good in that it ripped off Survivor perfectly. But the last half hour kind of petered out (so to speak). ;) I'm going to watch another episode or two before deciding if I will continue with it. Under The Dome's second episode was SO much better in comparison.
     
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    One good thing about the Jump the Shark marathon -- I rediscovered my love for "Mork and Mindy." :) I don't think their getting married was sharky at all, though. Now, House getting a whole new team (those eps are airing later today) -- that was sharky in the extreme.
     
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    New/Returning Shows for the week Sunday, July/07/2013 - Saturday, July/13/2013: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/05/17/list-of-tv-premiere-dates-for-summer-2013/183099/

    Sunday 7/07/2013:
    Bikinis & Boardwalks Travel 7:00 PM
    Endeavour (Masterpiece Mystery) PBS 9:00 PM
    Oprah's Lifeclass OWN 9:00 PM

    Monday 7/08/2013:
    Get Out Alive with Bear Grylis NBC 9:00 PM
    God, Guns & Automobiles History 10:00 PM

    Tuesday 7/09/2013:
    Interior Therapy w/Jeff Lewis Bravo 9:00 PM
    Storage Wars: New York A&E 9:00 PM
    Drunk History Comedy 10:00 PM
    Property Envy Bravo 10:00 PM
    The Jeselink Offensive Comedy 10:30 PM

    Wednesday 7/10/2013:
    Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up Velocity 9:00 PM
    Bridge, The FX 10:00 PM
    Camp NBC 10:00 PM
    The Challenge: Rivals II MTV 10:00 PM

    Thursday 7/11/2013:
    The Winner Is(Time Period Premiere) NBC 9:00 PM
    Hollywood Game Night NBC 10:00 PM

    Saturday 7/13/2013:
    Being Human BBC America 10:00 PM
    Bounty Hunters CMT 10:00 PM


    If I missed any shows for this week, please post.

    "The Bridge" looks interesting.
     
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    Camp (Wednesday) looks like it could be fun. Or really stupid. At least it makes a change from a summer of serial murderers and "reality" TV.
     
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    Good grief!!! I jumped when half of it fell over and I yelled "don't touch it". And the semi hitting the dome................. I think this show is going to make me nervous, but not as bad as the first episode of The Following did (couldn't watch any more of that one). How are they getting air and water and food, and "sewage" leaving? I guess that's part of the plot, huh............
     
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    Add me to the list of people who have always enjoyed and admired her. I know when I am flipping aimlessly through channels trying to find something to watch, that if Mare is in it......it will be good.

    Loved her on Grey's
     
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    Add me to the list of people who have always enjoyed and admired her. I know when I am flipping aimlessly through channels trying to find something to watch, that if Mare is in it......it will be good.

    Loved her on Grey's.

    The Newsroom starts on Sunday...........WHOOPPEE!
     
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    I'm looking forward to the new episode of Under the Dome tonight as well as the premiere of the new Bear Grylis show. :D
     
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    I have been enjoying "Crossing Lines" now that it's in the shorter, 1hr, episodes. Doesn't look like it has a future, though. I was never able to get into "Motive". It looks like there are enough people liking "Under the Dome" that it could have it's own thread.
     
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    Anyone still watching "Under the Dome"? I think the biggest suspension of belief (and there are a lot of them) is Junior-the-psychopath (who keeps calling Barbie a psychopath), because because the actor looks just like Andy Samberg, and amid all his lit brooding, I'm waiting for him to bust out with Dick in a Box.
     
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    I'm still watching...for now...but wasn't very impressed with tonight's episode...thought it was kinda boring. :yawn:

    Hadn't thought about it, but Junior does favor Samberg. :HA!:
     
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    Yeah, doesn't look to promising, does it, when it gets beat by 2 repeats. I'm enjoying it too, I find it very well written, but I'm not invested at all.
     
  26. Susan1

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    Can you tell me what happened in the second half? There was a severe thunderstorm/possible tornado north of here and they had the weather guy on from 10:30 to 11:00.

    I looked to see if this episode was going to rerun on Sunday night, like the last two, so I could record it, but I don't see it.............
     
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    You can watch it online at their show site:

    http://www.cbs.com/shows/under-the-...853-5F3D-ABEF36761ADB/under-the-dome-manhunt/
     
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    Not sure where the second half began, but...

    Lady cop fell for the most obvious faking-being-ill from Paul the cop who went nutso for no reason that we can tell, he bonked her on the head, locked her in the cell, took the rifle and fled.

    Daughter of 2 moms with the disturbingly large forehead met up with the sensitive teen boy who's got the house to himself. She invites herself over to "charge her phone" (not a euphamism...or is it?!?) since he's got a generator. She lies about her family, says she was on the way to visit her dad when the dome struck. Sensitive boy's best friend decides to invite the town's 20 billion teens over to the unsupervised electricity hub, and an older teen who's clearly up to no good decides he's king of the outlets and gets to decide who can use the power in someone else's house. We know he's no good because he brought BEER. Forehead girl challenges him with some basic 20th century US history facts, which fails to impress him. Sensitive boy prepares to get his ass kicked to save the girl, but then a power surge means no more electricity and every leaves. Immediately. Cool kids are so fickle! Older teen gives a menacing "this ain't over" to Sensitive boy before lurching out with the rest of the party circuit. Forehead girl's black mom shows up (she's been searching all over for the kid and encountering muchos provincialism re: same sex and biracial families...other mom was apparently not available for the taping of this episode), and the lie comes out.

    Kidnap girl (whose name I can actually remember - Angie) somehow has a radio in the bunker and is up on the latest from the local station. She hides it when the nefarious Junior comes down with eggs. She keeps changing her strategy for dealing with him, hoping to find the right one to get her free. She mentions some tunnels that the two of them explored in better days, and says if he can find a way out through them the two of them can escape and start over.

    Junior runs into Big Jim, who gives him crap for not being present at the fire last ep. As son to the most powerful guy in town, he needs to be a team player. BJ notices Junior's bruises, Junior relates that some guy named Barbie attacked him for no reason. "He's a psychopath"...which soon becomes Junior's favorite phrase.

    Big Jim finds Ana Lucia (sorry, the character reminds me of a poor man's Ana Lucia from LOST), questions her ability to keep things in check, and she storms off to find Paul. BJ goes to the diner to deputize two guys who gave Mom #1 crap earlier, plus the conveniently located Barbie. They go into the woods, and Barbie proves his worth by identifying Paul's fake trail and real trail. They catch up to Paul, who shoots one diner guy in the leg but can't hit anyone else despite all of them being biggish guys standing behind tiny trees. Two diner guys head out, BJ and Barbie have a weird bro posturing snark session that ends when Paul creeps up and aims his rifle at BJ. Barbie trains HIS rifle on Paul and they're in a standoff. BANG! Paul is dead and Ana Lucia proves she's not so hapless after all.

    Junior heads to the tunnels, intercepted by intrepid reporter girl and her fiery red hair. He blows her off in a very "stay away from me" way, so of course she follows him in the most obvious "stealth" way I've ever seen on tv or a movie. They go down the caves, and somehow, even though it's totally dark and Junior has a flashlight and she doesn't, she manages to NOT make any steps that would make a noise in the old decrepit place with lots of loose stones and probably beer bottles from all the kids partying. junior gets to the dome, can't get through and starts punching it in frustration. he drops the flashlight next tot eh dome and it starts vibrating. he reaches for it, and because she knows what happens to electronic/battery powered stuff by the dome, Red calls out "don't!". The flashlight explodes and the level of light in the tunnel stays exactly the same! MAGIC!!! Junior says she shouldn't have come, they try to get out but can't find their way even though Junior has been down here tons of times and it looked like he walked in a pretty straight path. Personal stories are revealed, including Junior repeating the story about Barbie-the-psychopath and Red telling us her lame story of professional blundering that led her to this podunk town. We learn that Junior would rather be called James, has always hated being called Junior. They find their way out.

    Barbie and BJ almost go for a bro-drink, but then Junior and Red pull up, Junior's shiner blazing in the moonlight. Junior gives both men a loathesome look as he brushes past tot he house. Barbie says maybe another time and gets in the car with Red. BJ pours himself a scotch and a glass of milk for his son, tells Junior to man up...and to drink his milk.
     
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    ^^ LOL!

    Okay, so a glaring omission has been sticking out at me like a sore thumb...why on earth aren't either side trying to communicate? I realize that sound doesn't pass through the barrier, but hello, writing! The only time you see someone using their brain is when Barbie gets out a quick note to the other side that they should call FAA and ground flights because the dome is so high. Beyond that, nothing. Right now, Chester's Mill is getting all their information by hacking into radio waves to catch snippets of conversation. It never occurred to them that it might just be easier to set up written communication by one of the roads? I mean, the outside world would have it easy; they could just hook up a large screen TV and type out stuff; the dome folks would have to make do with, I dunno, poster board. But still, no matter how laborous it might be, it sure is a heck of a lot better than what they're currently doing. I mean, they could be getting headcounts back and forth! Figure out exactly who is inside Chester's Mill and who's missing. Fiery reporter girl could get the other side looking for her husband; I think it would come back pretty quickly that he never left the area at all (hello, vehicles?).

    I also find it pretty strange that the Other side seem to be fairly indifferent to what goes on inside...for instance, the sheriff dies right there next to a group of Others when his pacemaker explodes, and everyone ignores him. Since I'm assuming that the affects of the dome goes both ways, wouldn't the Others show at least a LITTLE bit of concern? I get that they can't do anything to help, but I would think that they would want to document anything weird going on inside. Someone's heart exploding in their chest would certainly be something worth making note of.

    Sorry, ranting now...
     
  30. Susan1

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    All that happened in the first half (it was like 10:38 when the weather alert came on) and hardly anything in the second half? Guess I didn't miss anything "exciting". I loved your descriptions though.