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  • Flightrisker 5 Mar 2011 13:19:03 18,138 posts
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    Most shows go on a break now and line up their big stories for the sweeps period. I guess if you have no break you might miss the sweeps entirely.
  • Mr-Brett 5 Mar 2011 13:28:12 12,787 posts
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    Ah right, so they're trying to get the most ratings in the sweeps period, so we can a lot of dramatic episodes after the break?

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  • Deleted user 5 March 2011 13:56:14
    santabakingapie wrote:
    RUBICON!

    ... which appears to be coming to BBC4.

    Hmm

    'The series is influenced by conspiracy films of the 1970s such as All The President's Men, Three Days of the Condor and The Parallax View'

    SOLD
  • Feanor 5 Mar 2011 14:28:02 14,166 posts
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    I highly recommend Univision's Eva Luna.
  • RMXtreme 5 Mar 2011 14:47:11 3,145 posts
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    Billy_sastard wrote:
    Thread hijack, American sitcoms please, likes are: Frasier, Cheers, Friends, An American Office, Third Rock From the Sun.
    The comedies I'm enjoying at the moment are Parks & Recreation, Cougar Town, Community, Archer, How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family (in order of preference). I've read good things about Louie, but that wasn't for me.
  • Machetazo 31 Oct 2011 17:46:25 6,372 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    crashVoodoo wrote:
    has anybody seen persons unknown ?

    its more lost/flash forward mindfuck-o-rama. i find myself arguing with the characters and yet still download the next ep ... it does seem to have 'cancelled' stamped all over it tho
    Yeah, I've been watching this. It's equal to Flash Forward, for me : not amazing tv, but very entertaining to waste 40 mins.
    starts on syfy tonight, in the UK. It was only ever intended to run a single season, according to ye venerable internet.
  • iokthemonkey 1 Nov 2011 22:31:32 4,664 posts
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    Billy_Sastard wrote:
    Thread hijack, American sitcoms please, likes are: Frasier, Cheers, Friends, An American Office, Third Rock From the Sun.
    30 Rock and Community are awesome. The latter may be a bit leftfield compared to the ones you listed but I'm sure you'll dig 30 Rock.

    As for other TV shows I've just started watching Strikeback via On Demand. Kind of like 24 meets Rainbow Six with gratuitous shagging and lots of technoporn.

    http://that-figures.blogspot.com/

  • Machetazo 1 Nov 2011 22:34:00 6,372 posts
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    Have you seen Strikeback: Project Dawn, iok, or is this your first series of the show (that has been confirmed renewed for next year! :D )
  • iokthemonkey 2 Nov 2011 15:04:24 4,664 posts
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    I'm still working through the first season. In the US it's just called ''Strike Back'' but it is the Project Dawn story line.

    http://that-figures.blogspot.com/

  • Derblington 2 Nov 2011 15:10:20 21,596 posts
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    Person of Interest, Hawaii Five-0 and castle are my main watches atm, as well as The Walking Dead. I got a few new series' first eps the other day, yet to work through them though: Pan-Am, Grimm, Once upon a time, The Playboy Club.
  • asha 2 Nov 2011 15:44:34 1,991 posts
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    Any good new american comedies? I'm looking for something similar to Bored to Death.

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  • iokthemonkey 2 Nov 2011 17:35:38 4,664 posts
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    Machetazo wrote:
    Have you seen Strikeback: Project Dawn, iok, or is this your first series of the show (that has been confirmed renewed for next year! :D )
    You're right - this is Project Dawn. It's the first season aired in the US as far as I'm aware though...

    http://that-figures.blogspot.com/

  • iokthemonkey 2 Nov 2011 17:36:22 4,664 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    Person of Interest, Hawaii Five-0 and castle are my main watches atm, as well as The Walking Dead. I got a few new series' first eps the other day, yet to work through them though: Pan-Am, Grimm, Once upon a time, The Playboy Club.
    I switched-off Grimm - it was the most cliched shite I've seen in ages. And I think The Playboy Club has been canned.

    http://that-figures.blogspot.com/

  • Deleted user 2 November 2011 17:54:07
    Yeah, Playboy Club got canned along with the Charlie's Angels reboot. Pan-Am is possibly headed the same way.

    I thought Grimm was alright, it's shaping up to be brainless police procedural with a twist. Not anything stellar, but watchable pap.

    Homeland is easily the best new show though.
  • iokthemonkey 2 Nov 2011 18:17:36 4,664 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Yeah, Playboy Club got canned along with the Charlie's Angels reboot. Pan-Am is possibly headed the same way.

    I thought Grimm was alright, it's shaping up to be brainless police procedural with a twist. Not anything stellar, but watchable pap.

    Homeland is easily the best new show though.
    I just couldn't get into Grimm. It just struck me as Buffy the Policeman.

    Haven't watched Homeland yet. I may give it a go once I'm through with Strike Back.

    http://that-figures.blogspot.com/

  • TheSaint 2 Nov 2011 18:31:09 14,368 posts
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    The Good Wife never seems to get mentioned around here (probably due to its terrible name). But it's probably the best drama on US network TV at the moment and seems to go largely unnoticed despite winning a fair few emmys.

    It has some great legal/political story lines and some top notch guest stars (Michael J Fox in particular).

    They also show it on channel 4 / more4 for the people who don't like to download stuff.

    Edited by TheSaint at 18:31:40 02-11-2011
  • RMXtreme 3 Nov 2011 00:27:30 3,145 posts
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    The Good Wife is a great show, probably my second favourite hour-long. The show I like better has an even worse name: The Vampire Diaries; it's just so much fun to watch.

    Best new broadcast show is probably Revenge by default, though I am enjoying it.
  • BinaryBob101 3 Nov 2011 13:49:33 22,899 posts
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    Boss seems to be where it's at.

    Kelsey Grammar is fucking amazing.

    The Grumpy Vaper

  • Mr-Brett 3 Nov 2011 14:07:46 12,787 posts
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    Another vote for Homeland, it's a cracking show.

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • crashVoodoo 3 Nov 2011 21:05:12 3,902 posts
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    its amazing how many are getting canned so early. i think most of the new season shows have been a bit wank. I'm still persevering with person of interest in the vague hope that it'll pick up.

    grimm might get good so i think i'll stick with it for now. so far tho, i'm unimpressed.

    RUBICON which was listed above, did they complete the story or just can it ?

    a Nexus a day keeps the apple away

  • RMXtreme 3 Nov 2011 22:17:27 3,145 posts
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    Person of Interest is on CBS though, it isn't going to get any better.

    I'll give Grimm only one more episode since the pilot was so poor.
  • LFMartins 3 Nov 2011 23:06:20 5,704 posts
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    Is anyone watching Revenge? Itīs surprisingly great.
  • captainrentboy 3 Nov 2011 23:12:19 991 posts
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    Homeland is definitely worth a gander, one of the better new US shows in a good while.
    Couldn't make it through half of Person Of Interest's pilot episode, just seemed bloody terrible, which was surprising considering some of the talent attached.
    Southland isn't too bad, obviously it's getting on a bit, and is a tad too censored if downloaded. But after four episodes it strikes me as The Shield-lite.
  • MightyMouse 3 Nov 2011 23:24:21 1,133 posts
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    Homeland's a very good show, strong performances all round and well paced.

    I know it's not new but I've only really just got into Fringe. Now that is amazing, it muddles along for a bit and then mid-season 1 becomes incredible.
  • varsas 3 Nov 2011 23:34:24 2,401 posts
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    meme wrote:
    I thought Grimm was alright, it's shaping up to be brainless police procedural with a twist. Not anything stellar, but watchable pap.
    Is it really possible to make that judgement after 1 episode? Buffy, Fringe and Supernatural hardly had amazing pilot episodes; given how Angel and all those shows developed I'd certainly give Greenwalt half a season to get things into gear.
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