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    Good (& not so good) TV thread

    Anyone catch "Brew Masters" last night on Discovery? I had high hopes for this show, but it turned into basically a 60 minute infomercial for Dogfish Head Brewery and their annoying owner/head brewer (Sam?).

    Not sure what I expected, but it wasn't all that great. It actually seemed like a re-hashed episode of American Chopper -- only with beer instead of bikes. DFH was contacted by Sony Music to create a beer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Miles Davis' album "Bitches Brew" and it was about their process in doing that. It really just came across as a cookie-cutter reality-based drama, with a lot of staged moments and a ton of DFH marketing. And that Sam dude reminded me too much of an obnoxious frat boy.

    Anyway... this show probably doesn't deserve its own thread, so we can just have this be a generic place for TV discussion...

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    We are getting the 1st season of Burn Notice up here...apparently I am the only one who likes it amongst my friends, but I think it's a great show. (production quality, etc. isn't the best, but I imagine it was made on a much smaller budget...good show)

    Otherwise my fav shows are;

    - Community
    - 30 Rock
    - The Office
    - Outsourced (I quite like it for some reason even if it is cheesy)
    - Modern Family
    - Survivor
    - Walking Dead
    - Shattered
    - Big Bang Theory
    - Two and a Half Men
    - How I Met Your Mother
    - Fringe (although I am not digging this season so much)
    - American Pickers
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    Right now, I think the shows I find myself most looking forward to every week are:

    The Big Bang Theory
    Chuck (though the blatant Subway sponsorship is really starting to grind on me)
    Sons of Anarchy
    Merlin (I think this is only on in Britain, now)
    Misfits (Again may be only on in Britain)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamsterkill View Post
    Right now, I think the shows I find myself most looking forward to every week are:

    The Big Bang Theory
    Chuck (though the blatant Subway sponsorship is really starting to grind on me)
    Sons of Anarchy
    Merlin (I think this is only on in Britain, now)
    Misfits (Again may be only on in Britain)

    Honorable mention: Nikita and Sanctuary
    Seriously! (although watching Summer Glau with her sub was bearable )

    Chuck used to be one of my fav's...haven't liked the direction it's been taking since last year.

    I need to remember to rent Sons of Anarchy...wish we got it up here

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    Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_illin View Post
    We are getting the 1st season of Burn Notice up here...apparently I am the only one who likes it amongst my friends, but I think it's a great show. (production quality, etc. isn't the best, but I imagine it was made on a much smaller budget...good show)
    Burn Notice is a great show. They just started up the new season on USA network. Another beauty is a show called White Collar. I would certainly recommend checking it out.

    Some of my faves include:

    White Collar
    Burn Notice
    NCIS
    Pawn Stars
    Sons of Anarchy
    South Park (I would say this is the funniest season yet)

    Also, can't forget the REd Zone channel for football on Sundays.
    As well, I've been digging Chuck's Day Off on the cooking channel. It makes me want to trek it out to Montreal to check out his restaurant, amongst other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_illin View Post
    Seriously! (although watching Summer Glau with her sub was bearable )

    Chuck used to be one of my fav's...haven't liked the direction it's been taking since last year.

    I need to remember to rent Sons of Anarchy...wish we got it up here
    You get Lost Girl as a consolation prize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_illin View Post
    Seriously! (although watching Summer Glau with her sub was bearable )

    Chuck used to be one of my fav's...haven't liked the direction it's been taking since last year.

    I need to remember to rent Sons of Anarchy...wish we got it up here
    www.icefilms.info

    Also, first season is $27.99 on Amazon for the time being. Season two is $36.99. That's certainly the cheapest I've seen it. It's usually listed for $60

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_illin View Post
    We are getting the 1st season of Burn Notice up here...apparently I am the only one who likes it amongst my friends, but I think it's a great show. (production quality, etc. isn't the best, but I imagine it was made on a much smaller budget...good show)

    Otherwise my fav shows are;

    - Community
    - 30 Rock
    - The Office
    - Outsourced (I quite like it for some reason even if it is cheesy)
    - Modern Family
    - Survivor
    - Walking Dead
    - Shattered
    - Big Bang Theory
    - Two and a Half Men
    - How I Met Your Mother
    - Fringe (although I am not digging this season so much)
    - American Pickers
    Outsourced started off pretty poorly but has evolved very well, keeps getting better.

    I love this season of Fringe, the end of the last episode was pretty cool.

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    You know, while I watched Sons of Anarchy since it started, I didn't really look forward to it until the current season. Best season of it so far in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moans View Post
    Burn Notice is a great show. They just started up the new season on USA network. Another beauty is a show called White Collar. I would certainly recommend checking it out.

    Some of my faves include:

    White Collar
    Burn Notice
    NCIS
    Pawn Stars
    Sons of Anarchy
    South Park (I would say this is the funniest season yet)

    Also, can't forget the REd Zone channel for football on Sundays.
    As well, I've been digging Chuck's Day Off on the cooking channel. It makes me want to trek it out to Montreal to check out his restaurant, amongst other things.
    Wow, someone else watches White Collar...great show!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamsterkill View Post
    You get Lost Girl as a consolation prize.
    Another solid show. Lots of sexy shit in that show too....the main character is bi...and has had 3somes and other sexual escapades! My biggest disappointment was that I find Kenzi pretty hot...but then I saw she normally has curly (and not the good curly..she has the greasy curly) blonde hair and looks park compared to her little edgy black hair look.

    PS: I think she may have an eating disorder as well...she is way skinny compared to her old looks.





    Quote Originally Posted by HABS_FrEaK View Post
    Outsourced started off pretty poorly but has evolved very well, keeps getting better.

    I love this season of Fringe, the end of the last episode was pretty cool.
    Haven't seen it yet...yay PVR! (which btw is how I am able to watch as much TV as I do...watching when I want to watch plus doing it 2/3's the time!)

    I just don't like the Olivia storyline so far....kinda annoys me with the Olivia from the other side blah blah blah
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    Only shows I make sure I see every week are Dexter, "V" and recently Walking Dead. Two and a half men and Big Bang are comedies I'll watch if I happen to be sitting on the couch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fancy19 View Post
    Only shows I make sure I see every week are Dexter, "V" and recently Walking Dead. Two and a half men and Big Bang are comedies I'll watch if I happen to be sitting on the couch.
    Did the second season of V already start for you guys or are you getting the first season late?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamsterkill View Post
    Did the second season of V already start for you guys or are you getting the first season late?
    Must be the 1st season because 2nd season hasn't started yet to my knowledge. (I want to like V....but I find it keeps disappointing...I just keep watching in hopes they are just setting things up and it will get good)

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    The only shows I watch every week are:

    It's Always Sunny
    The League
    Hell's Kitchen

    Lately, I've been watching Weeds on Netflix and love it. I'm through the first three episodes of season 3. The cliffhanger at the end of season 2 must have been excruciating for the people who actually watched it as they came out with new episodes.

    If anyone is going to discuss Weeds, please put it in spoilers since I'm a few seasons behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soty View Post
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    I liked The League last season but the show seems so much better this season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctego View Post
    I liked The League last season but the show seems so much better this season.
    Never saw the first season would love to though. Your right Doc great show.










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    The shows that are currently on TV with new episodes which I like:
    The Office
    Community
    Walking Dead
    Boardwalk Empire
    Outsourced (its okay... gotten progressively better IMO)

    Shows currently on TV which i don't like:
    Two and a Half Men
    Two and a Half men
    Two and a Half Men
    Big Bang Theory (never liked it but never really hated it either)

    Awesome shows that i'm waiting for new seasons:
    Breaking Bad!!!!
    Mad Men!!!!
    How to make it in America
    Entourage (sort of getting shitty in recent seasons but still watchable)
    Parks and Recreation (where did this show go? it was awesome)
    Eastbound and Down (just finished season 2, hilarious)

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    I have to say, I don't understand how a simple sitcom like Two and Half Men seems to be so polarizing... Do people just hate Chuck Lorre?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjm View Post
    Entourage (sort of getting shitty in recent seasons but still watchable)
    I thought I read they cut this last season short because they wanted to move to feature films... which I don't really understand, given how bad the season was.

    edit: ok, I just looked it up and I guess they will come back for another short (6 episode) season this summer. apparently nothing official about a film deal afterward.

    hope the show rebounds, because it was once really entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamsterkill View Post
    I have to say, I don't understand how a simple sitcom like Two and Half Men seems to be so polarizing... Do people just hate Chuck Lorre?
    Who is Chuck Lorre? Nah, I hate Charlie Sheen. Really hate him.

    I just don't find it funny. It's one of those shows where if there was no laugh track it would be complete unbearable garbage. Feels really contrived. Curb Your Enthusiasm is a sitcom done right - doesn't need a laugh track to be hilarious.

    Case in point:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6adZU02alc"]YouTube - Two and a Half Men: The Laff Factory Goes to Oktoberfest (1 of 4)[/ame]

    Versus:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcf2CO65lf4"]YouTube - Curb Your Enthusiasm Buys weed[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjm View Post
    Who is Chuck Lorre? Nah, I hate Charlie Sheen. Really hate him.
    Creator of Two and Half Men and The Big Bang Theory.

    Why the hate for Sheen, then? I know he's got issues, but that hardly makes him unique in Hollywood.

    EDIT: By "laugh track" I'm guessing you mean "audience"? If you say so... I mean, Two and Half Men isn't really up my alley, either, but I can say that about a lot of other sitcoms too. I just don't see what makes it worse than other disliked sitcoms for people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamsterkill View Post
    Creator of Two and Half Men and The Big Bang Theory.

    Why the hate for Sheen, then? I know he's got issues, but that hardly makes him unique in Hollywood.
    I could care less about his issues to be honest. I just hate his style of "comedy" and I can't believe he gets paid the amount he does for what he produces.

    I don't know, I just can't watch that show, I hate it.

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    I want to start watching Boardwalk Empire I have heard great things about it and it looks pretty good.

    Shows I watch now:

    The Office - Still has its moments here and there.
    Outsourced - Like others have said, is getting better to my surprise.
    Survivor - Always watch it but hate the people this season.
    Dexter - Great show.
    Its Always Sunny - Really just started watching this series a few weeks ago and its hilarious!
    The League - Didnt watch last season but this season has been good.
    The Walking Dead - Really liking this show so far.

    My two favorite shows:

    Seinfeld re runs - Still classic and they never get old to me.
    BREAKING BAD! Still dont know how im going to make it till the next season starts in July Such a long time! Just an amazing show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjm View Post
    Parks and Recreation (where did this show go? it was awesome)
    It's coming back after the holidays. I can't wait, it was the best of the Thursday line up last year IMO

    Another show that I didn't love at first but just kept getting better

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    Oh, another show I forgot to mention that also just concluded their first (and only season): An Idiot Abroad. Hilarious travel-type show. Produced by Ricky Gervais. Follows a guy, Karl Pilkington, around to the 7 wonders of the world, and he hates every minute of it... amazing show, check it out.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpePyoqbtJ0"]YouTube - Karl Pilkington in An Idiot Abroad: First Look Sneak Peek Trailer[/ame]

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    Favourite shows:

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    I just bought breaking bad and I want to get caught up on that and I just finished watching every season of 24 except the last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ih8music View Post
    Anyone catch "Brew Masters" last night on Discovery? I had high hopes for this show, but it turned into basically a 60 minute infomercial for Dogfish Head Brewery and their annoying owner/head brewer (Sam?).

    Not sure what I expected, but it wasn't all that great. It actually seemed like a re-hashed episode of American Chopper -- only with beer instead of bikes. DFH was contacted by Sony Music to create a beer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Miles Davis' album "Bitches Brew" and it was about their process in doing that. It really just came across as a cookie-cutter reality-based drama, with a lot of staged moments and a ton of DFH marketing. And that Sam dude reminded me too much of an obnoxious frat boy.

    Anyway... this show probably doesn't deserve its own thread, so we can just have this be a generic place for TV discussion...
    Holy Shit, I had such high hopes for this show. A half an hour later and I never want to buy his product again because he is such a huge douche bag. About the worst possible scenario there.




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    I have not seen every episode, but from the few I have seen so far, Hawaii Five-O is not bad.

    Weeds is a good show as well. I find Mary-Louise Parker to be pretty hot, cant believe she's 46 years old.

    Modern Family is a good show as well, as is Cougar Town

    Watched the 1st season of The League on DVD as we dont get it here in Canada, good show I like it, looking forward to watching the 2nd season.
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