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New TV 2008 Post-Strike Edition
Topic by: hamano
Posted: March 10, 2008 - 3:27 PM PDT
Last Reply: June 10, 2008 - 10:29 AM PDT

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author topic: New TV 2008 Post-Strike Edition
hamano
post #1  on March 10, 2008 - 3:27 PM PDT  
New season, new thread, for Battie....
hamano
post #2  on March 10, 2008 - 3:32 PM PDT  
So what's that Eli Stone? Like a male Ally McBeal? Anyone seen it?
troublemaker
post #3  on March 10, 2008 - 8:32 PM PDT  
> On March 10, 2008 - 3:32 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So what's that Eli Stone? Like a male Ally McBeal? Anyone seen it?
> ---------------------------------

Even if it was a good show I wouldn't watch it out of sheer resentment at all the ads that ruin my Lost viewing experience.
Vanamonde
post #4  on March 10, 2008 - 10:25 PM PDT  
> On March 10, 2008 - 3:32 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So what's that Eli Stone? Like a male Ally McBeal? Anyone seen it?
> ---------------------------------
Oh, I thought it might be a David E. Kelly show. It has been AGES since he had a show on other than "Boston Legal". At one time, he had three.

Kelly rules and rules all! But not this one.

AstroAppa
post #5  on March 10, 2008 - 11:36 PM PDT  
When are the office, scrubs, and entourage coming back!!?
Vanamonde
post #6  on March 11, 2008 - 10:24 PM PDT  
> On March 10, 2008 - 11:36 PM PDT AstroAppa wrote:
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> When are the office, scrubs, and entourage coming back!!?
> ---------------------------------

"Office" returns: 2008-04-10
"Scrubs" returns: 2008-04-10

I do not believe HBO has scheduled the return of "Entourage" yet.

and more importantly, "Battlestar Galactica" returns on 2008-04-04!!!! A Woo and a Hoo! and big fat FINALLY!

"24" will probably not back until 2009. Still, I admire Sutherland for stepping up and spending Christmas in jail for his DUI. The man is not whining "Madonna wannabe". I hope he can stay healthy.
Battie
post #7  on March 11, 2008 - 11:28 PM PDT  
> On March 10, 2008 - 3:32 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So what's that Eli Stone? Like a male Ally McBeal? Anyone seen it?
> ---------------------------------

Gawd, insanely lame. The first episode was kind of amusing, but it took a steep nosedive after that. Dude suddenly starts having visions that he has to interpret to figure out who he's supposed to help (and how). Usually his powerful lawyer mojo makes everything all better.

>_>
Battie
post #8  on March 11, 2008 - 11:52 PM PDT  
Reaper comes back this week! Nyuh! Supernatural may or may not have ended? Dunno, but it's been the best season yet. Makes the first seem downright unfunny.

I'm waiting for the Jericho guys to get to Texas. Personal curiosity.

The new season of South Park is out this week, along with Lewis Black's new show and The Return of Jezebel James (Parker Posey, YAY!).


I'd avoid Eli Stone...go watch New Amsterdam instead. Underdog made a comment on the old thread about ABC becoming Fox Lite..but I'm actually enjoying quite a few of Fox's shows, much to my liberal horror.

Maybe I dislike Eli Stone not just because of mediocre plot, but because Jonny Lee Miller (Eli) has played some good parts before.


*wonders whatever happened to Swingtown* I was so looking forward to some swappin'.


Meanwhile, Regenesis has begun airing its 4th season. Doctor Who begins in a few weeks, and Torchwood is still going strong. Has anyone been watching the Regenesis reruns on tv? (They finally ported it here.)

Sadly, I caught a teenaged spin-off of Doctor Who (Torchwood being the raunchy, adult spin-off), and it was lacking. The Sarah Jane Adventures are, by and large, completely boring. What I get for watching anything aimed at people under the age of 18. (Have I mentioned that I absolutely despise children now? Screaming kids in Wal-Mart...meet Slap.)
weezy
post #9  on March 13, 2008 - 5:53 PM PDT  
> The new season of South Park is out this week, along with Lewis Black's new show and The Return of Jezebel James (Parker Posey, YAY!).

YEESSSS the new South Park last night was hilarious. For those of you who missed it: Cartman gets AIDs. You can watch old South Park episodes at allsp.com.

I don't know how I feel about the format for Lewis Black's show yet. Last night's smack down was Oprah vs The Catholic Church. The person defending the Catholic Church as the root of all evil rehashed the old child molestation jokes tooo many times.

Top Chef is back! I do believe that Anthony Bourdain is a judge for ALL NEW EPISODES?! Hoorraaaay. The first episodes always suck in these type of reality show competitions, but I thought the concept of this episode was good - see who makes the best version of a classic dish in a heads up contest. No clear favs yet.

In other news - a reject from Tila Tequila's Shot at Love has his own show dating show at MTV - "That's Amore". You tube trailer here. Check out the stretch truck limo in red, green, and white Italian colors.






underdog
post #10  on March 13, 2008 - 7:15 PM PDT  
> On March 13, 2008 - 5:53 PM PDT weezy wrote:
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> > The new season of South Park is out this week, along with Lewis Black's new show and The Return of Jezebel James (Parker Posey, YAY!).
>

Or maybe not yay... I love Posey and Ambrose, but this one's a mess to start. I watched a bit of the pilot, and sounds from the review like they totally retooled it for the next one, which makes you wonder why they aired the pilot. But hey, remember that 30 Rock started off fumbling around a little before finding its rhythm so you never know. But this one might be DOA very quickly. Too bad.
Vanamonde
post #11  on March 14, 2008 - 2:46 AM PDT  
> On March 11, 2008 - 11:52 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ..but I'm actually enjoying quite a few of Fox's shows, much to my liberal horror.
> ---------------------------------

Hey, they've had "The Simpsons" for years! And "King of the Hill"!

FYI, I cannot stand "The Family Guy" or "American Dad"

underdog
post #12  on March 18, 2008 - 9:22 AM PDT  
I can't tell whether this sounds potentially cool or potentially awful - I guess it could be either, but just saw this:

George Lucas is working on a new live-action Star Wars series for television that is being described as Deadwood meets The Sopranos in outer space, the New York Post reported today (Monday), citing a report that appeared on the sci-fi website collider.com. Lucas's primary Star Wars characters, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Darth Vader, will not appear in the series, the newspaper said. The Post said that Lucas has held talks with HBO about carrying the series and has also approached at least one broadcast network, but he has yet to make a deal. The newspaper did not explain the reasons for the broadcast and cable networks' reluctance, especially since the Star Wars movies represent the most successful film franchise in history. Lucas is also working on an animated TV series, The Clone Wars, which is also based on the Star Wars tales.

(from imdb.com)
underdog
post #13  on March 18, 2008 - 9:23 AM PDT  
Btw, Deadwood in outer space... hmm...

I wonder if George ever watched any Firefly?
troublemaker
post #14  on March 18, 2008 - 11:23 AM PDT  
> On March 18, 2008 - 9:23 AM PDT underdog wrote:
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> Btw, Deadwood in outer space... hmm...
>
> I wonder if George ever watched any Firefly?
> ---------------------------------

Hmmm... at least the fx should be good?

Lucas is someone I don't quite get. The man is always constantly talking about finally branching off and doing more "independent" work but continues to wallow around in sci-fi territory. Don't get me wrong, I love sci-fi (I was a fervent fan of Whedon's Firefly ). It's just that I keep coming back to quotes from him talking about doing more auteur-esque material and what does he do.. starts up a project that seems to have been done many times over.
troublemaker
post #15  on March 19, 2008 - 4:15 PM PDT  
Thought I'd chime in and say that anyone who is a fan of absurd and goofy comedy sketch shows like Kids in the Hall should certainly give Human Giant a viewing.

I am thoroughly enjoying the new season thus far.


How many Jericho fans here? I have yet to watch an episode but my roommate caught up with show over the past few weeks by viewing them online. It is now his second favorite show after Lost at the moment. I don't know if time-wise, if my life can afford me catching up with another show right now.
Vanamonde
post #16  on March 20, 2008 - 4:19 AM PDT  
> On March 18, 2008 - 11:23 AM PDT troublemaker wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Lucas is someone I don't quite get. The man is always constantly talking about finally branching off and doing more "independent" work but continues to wallow around in sci-fi territory.
> ---------------------------------

Lucas is like an ole tyme blues man or vaudeville comedian who only steals ideas from the best. But he brings them all together and hires the best talent and was lucky enough to do this when the technology was booming. Now he has the money to do anything he wants and can greenline himself. That could be dangerous but I hope that the "The Clone Wars" is the last of the Star Wars francise. It is time to move one and there are thousands of great science fiction stories that have yet to be raided and made into great films.
Battie
post #17  on June 5, 2008 - 3:20 PM PDT  
So I was flipping channels today and flew past one of the CNN channels. Some stuffed shirt was whining about how Swingtown was bad for 'us'. I caught the tail-end of a caller's viewpoint...also whining about sex and drugs and orgies.

A) Don't watch it if it ain't your thing. No one's forcing your prudish self to. B) It'll be on CBS...not like any of it will be remotely titillating. I'd get hotter watching the CW. C) Does anyone in their right mind honestly believe that a show airing on network tv would be all about sex? Scratch that. All about kinky sex? (Or what goes for kinky in most people's minds.) D) Have ya seen the show to actually make the call that it's all about sex, drugs and orgies?

This is why I avoid watching the news. Between idiotic pieces (like how Obama and his wife did a 'fist bump') and whiney dumbasses (I'm talking about you, Glenn Beck), the news makes me wanna go jump off a very tall building.

(You know Glenn Beck was bullied constantly as a child; he just has that look about him - a scared rodent being cornered by a large cat. His face alone makes me wanna pound him, which is the first time I think I've ever said that.)


That aside, if you're interested in Swingtown, it airs tonight at 9pm on CBS. Sadly, Fear Itself also airs at 9pm, on NBC. D: Being forced to choose sucks!
Cinenaut
post #18  on June 6, 2008 - 9:26 AM PDT  
Did anybody watch Fear Itself last night? I missed it.
SirenTiger
post #19  on June 6, 2008 - 9:48 PM PDT  
> On June 5, 2008 - 3:20 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> This is why I avoid watching the news. Between idiotic pieces and whiney dumbasses, the news makes me wanna go jump off a very tall building.
>

Then this shall make you stop surfing the internet

What's up with shows like pushing Daisies and Dirty Fucking Money (or whatever it was called). Did the execs decide all the whole to call the entire 07 season a wash and start all over again?
Battie
post #20  on June 7, 2008 - 5:44 PM PDT  
> On June 6, 2008 - 9:48 PM PDT SirenTiger wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Then this shall make you stop surfing the internet
>

I'm not looking! D:

> What's up with shows like pushing Daisies and Dirty Fucking Money (or whatever it was called). Did the execs decide all the whole to call the entire 07 season a wash and start all over again?
> ---------------------------------

Hahaha. The strike ended everything prematurely. And generally when they have to split up and/or end new shows early, said shows failed. Think Commander-in-Chief.

*head explodes* Some chick was talking about that show on CNN yesterday. They were talking about Clinton bowing out the race (finally - wench is like a dog with a bone) and said stupid woman compared her to the show Commander-in-Chief. She then made the insightful (and completely wrong) comment that people just weren't ready for a woman president, which is why the show failed. The show failed because the network couldn't make up its mind when to show it. Weeks would go by without an episode, then they'd start showing eps on a different night, etc. I'd be flipping channels and land on it, then get pissed because not only had I not known it was on, I'd missed 2-3 episodes before! That killed Commander-in-Chief. So even if this season's shows had been glory itself, they'd still have suffered.
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