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Post by L-Jam3 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:46 am

Didn't see it, so I'll start a temp one here.

Did anyone else see the complete moprons on The Amazing Race? It made the kids on Jeopardy last month who all ended up with zero look like Kasparov in comparison.
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Post by Test Ride the Sybian » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:25 am

ljam1.5 wrote:Didn't see it, so I'll start a temp one here.

Did anyone else see the complete moprons on The Amazing Race? It made the kids on Jeopardy last month who all ended up with zero look like Kasparov in comparison.
That is one reality show I probably would like, but never watched.

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Post by Inanimate Carbon Rod » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:53 pm

ljam1.5 wrote:Didn't see it, so I'll start a temp one here.

Did anyone else see the complete moprons on The Amazing Race? It made the kids on Jeopardy last month who all ended up with zero look like Kasparov in comparison.
Ridiculous. It looked to me life the girlfriend was biting her tongue on not calling out ratface for not using the FF. Dumbest move ever on a show filled with dumb moves.

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Post by temporassy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:27 am

"Too big to nail"

Aubrey Plaza: Hotter when threatening to stab herself in the neck or when singing "Time After Time" into an eraser? It has taken a while, and it might be a moot point next season as her show is probably going to outlast the others, but I think she has beaten out Jenna Fischer and the Community girls (and Rashida Jones I guess) as the queen of NBC Thursday comedies (for me).

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Post by BSF21 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:48 am

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Next Episode Of 'Girls' To Feature Lena Dunham Shitting Herself During Gyno Exam While Eating A Burrito
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Secondly, watching the scene between creepy guy and his new girlfriend was awful. I don't need to watch rape. They took it right to the edge of rape and then made it pretty fucking clear that the female was not a willing participant to what was happening. It was unsettling to watch. Not what I signed up for.
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Post by brian » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:02 pm

I have an audition for Jeopardy in LA on May 9. I almost crapped my pants when I got the e-mail. Turd, I might be hitting you up for some pointers here very shortly.

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Post by A_B » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:05 pm

brian wrote:I have an audition for Jeopardy in LA on May 9. I almost crapped my pants when I got the e-mail. Turd, I might be hitting you up for some pointers here very shortly.

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Post by Jerloma » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:23 pm

Don't you have to be able to retain a fuck-ton of useless knowledge?
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Post by brian » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:26 pm

Jerloma wrote:Don't you have to be able to retain a fuck-ton of useless knowledge?
That's generally the idea, yeah. Unfortunately, there are very few opportunities to make money because of that skill.

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Jerloma wrote:Don't you have to be able to retain a fuck-ton of useless knowledge?
It won't be useless if he wins.
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First adult beverage to wash away your failure is on me.
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DSafetyGuy wrote:First adult beverage to wash away your failure is on me.
Thanks. I think.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:09 pm

brian wrote:
DSafetyGuy wrote:First adult beverage to wash away your failure is on me.
Thanks. I think.
It seemed like a better offer than getting you tanked the night before to ruin your brain.

Seriously though, does this mean two trips out this way in a couple weeks' time (you still thinking about DET-LAA thirdt weekend in April)?
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DSafetyGuy wrote:
brian wrote:
DSafetyGuy wrote:First adult beverage to wash away your failure is on me.
Thanks. I think.
It seemed like a better offer than getting you tanked the night before to ruin your brain.

Seriously though, does this mean two trips out this way in a couple weeks' time (you still thinking about DET-LAA thirdt weekend in April)?
DET-LAA is unfortunately probably scrubbed now. It wasn't looking good to begin with since I'm going to PHX the weekend before for a half marathon and Lucero concert. But I had already planning a trip to LA in June so that's still probably on.

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Post by ZMan » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:13 pm

Is S1 of Game of Throne available anywhere on the easy? Just checked HBO on demand, and they start with S2-01. What's up with that? Kind of useless, no?
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Post by A_B » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:08 am

ZMan wrote:Is S1 of Game of Throne available anywhere on the easy? Just checked HBO on demand, and they start with S2-01. What's up with that? Kind of useless, no?
If you're gonna download one, do that one. They don't seem to care that people download them. They're hip to these young 'uns these days.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:20 pm

Not that many here would/should care, but NBC made it official today that Leno will hand over the Tonight Show to Fallon next year.

My mom forwarded the story to me with the note "What? He's not even funny!" My response: "Which one?"
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Post by Johnnie » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:08 pm

I've come around on Fallon a bit. I still won't forget how he nearly ruined every SNL skit he's ever been in by breaking character, but the History of Rap stuff he did with JT is awesome. As is his house band.
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Post by Scottie » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:09 pm

I don't watch any of that shit. But if you're Fallon? Fuck, yeah, take the cash; it's NBA star money. And resign yourself that it's as far as your career is going to ever go, become immune to terrible generic sterilized network monologue "writing", learn to tune out the trained-seal laugh track, get used to interviewing whatever shitball has a new appallingly bad teenage vampire movie out, become proficient at acting like you give a fuck and laughing along with some asshole you aren't evening listening to, wait until some soon-to-be dustbin of history crappy band closes the show so you can walk off the set, go home, and try to wash the stink off with pills and more expensive booze than your audience drinks as they watch you, as if you're NyQuil, so they can fall asleep not having to worry about missing anything of any meaning.
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Post by Shirley » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:44 pm

I don't think I've ever seen Fallon's show. But I've liked a lot of the "Hey watch this!" videos from his show that people post various places - usually him doing songs of some sort. Like Johnnie, I've been impressed by his talent, because he never seemed that good on SNL. He basically got by on charm, which I guess still put him way ahead of most SNL actors nowadays.
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Post by Giff » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:49 am

I think Fallon's show is hilarious...Thank You Notes is my favorite sketch. And as Johnnie mentioned, the house band is awesome. I'd figure this site would love him just for the musical guests.
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Post by The Sybian » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:12 am

Scottie wrote:I don't watch any of that shit. But if you're Fallon? Fuck, yeah, take the cash; it's NBA star money. And resign yourself that it's as far as your career is going to ever go, become immune to terrible generic sterilized network monologue "writing", learn to tune out the trained-seal laugh track, get used to interviewing whatever shitball has a new appallingly bad teenage vampire movie out, become proficient at acting like you give a fuck and laughing along with some asshole you aren't evening listening to, wait until some soon-to-be dustbin of history crappy band closes the show so you can walk off the set, go home, and try to wash the stink off with pills and more expensive booze than your audience drinks as they watch you, as if you're NyQuil, so they can fall asleep not having to worry about missing anything of any meaning.
I'm with Shirley, don't think I've actually ever watched beyond clips people post on Facebook and the like, but from interviews and said clips, I get the sense that hosting the this format is Fallon's dream job and he loves every second of it. Some of the clips are really funny, but I have no desire to wade through a show. I liked Letterman in High School, but got bored of the format of latenight shows. Somehow, my parents still watch Dave. They e-mail me clips on occasion, and the guy is still telling the same jokes, exactly the same way 25 years later. They don't seem to notice or mind though.
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Post by howard » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:28 pm

Yep. Letterman was cool 30 years ago because he was different. Larry 'Bud' Melman and Chris Elliot different.

(And good bands, like Graham Parker and the Rumour.)
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:39 pm

howard wrote:Yep. Letterman was cool 30 years ago because he was different. Larry 'Bud' Melman and Chris Elliot different.

(And good bands, like Graham Parker and the Rumour.)
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Post by Johnnie » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:28 am

So wait, Californication finished up this week? Why was I able to get a hold of the final episode last week then?
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Post by Giff » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:30 am

Johnnie wrote:So wait, Californication finished up this week? Why was I able to get a hold of the final episode last week then?
I think Showtime makes episodes available on their website the week before.

Justified's finale was satisfying. Next season should see some pretty awesome Boyd/Winn Duffy scenes.
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Post by travzilla » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:55 pm

Anyone watch Hanibal on NBC?

I guess I went in with too high of expectations based on initial reviews, but I don't think it's going to be anything special. Definitely could tell the writing and production was a big step above Criminal Minds (which it seems like it will be similar to on a week by week basis, story-wise), but I was hoping for more I guess.

Still waiting for a network show to even approach what cable does in terms of drama quality.

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Post by howard » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:11 pm

I watched it. A little bit too cute. I give wide latitude to the pilot/first episode of a promising show, as introduction of the premise and the main characters is a big chore that can bleed off quality. But I am not hopeful. Or, maybe Lawrence Fishburne's thing is over-the-top acting; I hadn't noticed anything he's dons since The Matrix.

The only movie in the Hannibal line I've seen is Silence, so I am unfamiliar with the Will Graham character. And I am interested. But I have the feeling I am going to be longing for Ed Norton (at least more than usual), even though I missed Red Dragon.
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Post by Scottie » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:30 pm

I saw it, too. To anyone that hasn't, I'd recommend not getting one's hopes up.

The Red Dragon films, yes, there's two of the same story, one with William Petersen and the other with Edward Norton, are both superior to Silence Of The Lambs (the story of a woman horrified by protein-based food who falls in love with a cannibal, go figure). And the TV show is just what you'd expect; dumbed down (even further) and sterilized. Mads Mikkelsen is a decent enough actor; quite good in this role. Hugh Dancy is just a TMZ-level pretty boy and is utterly unconvincing in the role of Will Graham. "Wooden" is a useful adjective.

On a related note, from the "you get what you wish for" department, at least the networks are not pushing out teenage vampire crap as much. The downside is that they've shifted to serial killers; The Cult, The Following, Hannibal, Whatever Is Next.

That's the one whacky thing about America that I could never quite get my finger on. It's the most Christian of countries, yet there are no mainstream Christian shows. Don't get me wrong, that's not a complaint. But something like 80% of Americans identify themselves as Christians and about 1% (surely less) of what comes from the networks/Hollywood is faith-based. Americans are generally God-fearing people who are tough on crime, yet worship serial killers and Godless (beyond themselves, of course) characters as heroes.

The anti-hero. Cervantes and Shakespeare (and, later, Joyce) were really on to something, back in the day.
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Post by brian » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:43 pm

Scottie wrote:The Red Dragon films, yes, there's two of the same story, one with William Petersen....
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Post by Giff » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:55 pm

FX is developing a vampire show based on the The Strain trilogy.
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Post by vandwagon » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:03 am

Watched a recorded How I Met Your Mother last night. I've never enjoyed a show as much as this one where the main character and the main story line are so fucking horrible?

I'm behind on Justified too. Watched the one where they have Drew Thompson and need to get him back to Lexington. Damn, who knew Constable Bob was such a badass?

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:56 am

I've really gotten hooked on The Americans.
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Post by ZMan » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:58 am

Scottie wrote:That's the one whacky thing about America that I could never quite get my finger on. It's the most Christian of countries, yet there are no mainstream Christian shows. Don't get me wrong, that's not a complaint. But something like 80% of Americans identify themselves as Christians and about 1% (surely less) of what comes from the networks/Hollywood is faith-based. Americans are generally God-fearing people who are tough on crime, yet worship serial killers and Godless (beyond themselves, of course) characters as heroes.
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Post by vandwagon » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:04 am

Steve of phpBB wrote:I've really gotten hooked on The Americans.
I'll second that. Excellent show.

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Post by timgod99X » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:29 pm

Giff wrote:Justified's finale was satisfying. Next season should see some pretty awesome Boyd/Winn Duffy scenes.
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Not one of their best seasons, but still better than a lot of junk that's out there. Was weird not having it on the DVR last night.

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Post by howard » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:43 pm

I could not think of too many. Touched by an Angel, mentioned above. Joan of Arcadia. Highway to Heaven. Father Murphy. The Flying Nun. And, of course, Morel Orel/Davy and Goliath. That's all I got.
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