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Old 02-11-2011, 01:29 PM
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He wanted more football. Just like how he wants more business in Mad Men.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:30 PM
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The final season kind of felt like an extended denouement. Which is fine! It sure pulled it off more gracefully than Babylon 5 did.
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He wanted more football. Just like how he wants more business in Mad Men.
Not necessarily more football scenes (although that wouldn't have hurt), but more football-related issues. They didn't delve enough into the East / West Dillon stuff, for instance (even if Dillon growing enough from Season 1 to 4 to suddenly have inner-city ghettos was the most ridiculous retcon in TV history).

I missed Smash, since he was the character that most of the sports-related storylines seemed to revolve around in the first few seasons. Taking him out and not really replacing him (Vince didn't count) hurt the overall feel of the show.

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Just like how he wants more business in Mad Men.
There's nothing wrong with that.
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I didn't say there was.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:56 PM
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Oh! I forgot about Always Sunny. I love that show to death. More shows need to be like that show.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:34 PM
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Seven years after getting into the show to make amends with an ex-girlfriend, I finally, finally finished Buffy. All I can say about the finale is that the last 20 minutes made up for the previous two and a half episodes.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:16 AM
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I think Secret Diary of a Call Girl has come back around to being a good comedy this season.

I mean, sure, the largest appeal of the series is still Billie Piper in ridiculously skimpy outfits, but I like where they're going with things.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:55 AM
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Big Love's fourth season is pretty balls-out ridiculous. So much manic shit happens in every episode that it came pretty close to making me lose any interest at all in any of the characters. The fifth so far has been somewhat more reasonably paced, though.
Yeah, the fourth season definitely goes over the top in spots. There's still some good drama in there, but the fourth season is so busy.
When Louis hacked off Hollis Green's arm (with shocking ease I might add) my first thought was the show jumped the shark. It was pretty funny. I'll still watch the fifth season though, when it comes to DVD. No doubt.
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Seven years after getting into the show to make amends with an ex-girlfriend, I finally, finally finished Buffy. All I can say about the finale is that the last 20 minutes made up for the previous two and a half episodes.
Yeah, wasn't a great finale (especially leading up to it), but was a serviceable one with a very nice close. More than you can really hope for with most shows.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:23 AM
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I'll still watch the fifth season though, when it comes to DVD. No doubt.
The fifth season's been alright so far, definitely less busy. If it weren't the final season I'd probably be close to not caring anymore, but as it is I'm interested to see how it all turns out.
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I'm interested too. And hey, at least Nicky starts to become somewhat likable in the fourth season. That's a plus.
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I'm interested too. And hey, at least Nicky starts to become somewhat likable in the fourth season. That's a plus.
Man, Nicki's unending stream of venom is the reason she's so amazing. She's got freaking out about every little thing down to a carefully crafted science.

Another thing I love about the show is no marital argument is too private to have in the middle of a crowded public place.
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The creators of The Bad Girls should re-title the show Overgrown Babies. These women are not tough and they're not bad asses. They live their lives exactly like the people on Jersey Shore, and the only difference between them is that the "bad" girls throw vicious temper tantrums any time something or someone rubs them the wrong way. I'd like to see the cast of Bad Girls survive in a female prison with the show's "no hitting" policy dropped for one season to test their "badness" but I know this show is designed to be a vicarious Barbie doll experience with attitude.
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Oh man you guys (and by that I mean Brickroad)

...Survivor this season is off da hook (and we're only 1 ep in)!!!
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Oh man you guys (and by that I mean Brickroad)

...Survivor this season is off da hook (and we're only 1 ep in)!!!
That was one of the most hilarious Tribal Councils I've ever seen. I admittedly haven't watched that many seasons. But still-
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:43 PM
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Finally watching "Dollhouse," after months of trying to convince my wife we should watch it because, hey, we've liked every Joss Whedon ever. (She didn't like the pilot when we we watched it two years ago, long before going through Buffy and Angel.)

So, as of episode 7, we like it a lot so far.
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So, as of episode 7, we like it a lot so far.
That's a good sign, because it gets so much better.
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Yeah. Season two is probably my second favorite batch of Whedon-related television ever.
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Yeah. Season two is probably my second favorite batch of Whedon-related television ever.
What's first? For me it's a tossup between Buffy season 3 and Angel season 5.
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I don't watch a lot of TV shows, so I want to make the time that I spend watching them really count. So here's my question for Talking Time: what are the three best TV shows of the last 10 years? Please specify if I should watch them from start to finish, in any order, or if I should ignore certain seasons (for example, in my opinion the first season of Six Feet Under is essential, but after that you should just stop).
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The Wire
Arrested Development
Breaking Bad (still airing)

Honorable Mention: Deadwood
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What's first? For me it's a tossup between Buffy season 3 and Angel season 5.
Firefly.

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I don't watch a lot of TV shows, so I want to make the time that I spend watching them really count. So here's my question for Talking Time: what are the three best TV shows of the last 10 years? Please specify if I should watch them from start to finish, in any order, or if I should ignore certain seasons (for example, in my opinion the first season of Six Feet Under is essential, but after that you should just stop).
The Wire, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad. Watch from the beginning.
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I don't watch a lot of TV shows, so I want to make the time that I spend watching them really count. So here's my question for Talking Time: what are the three best TV shows of the last 10 years? Please specify if I should watch them from start to finish, in any order, or if I should ignore certain seasons (for example, in my opinion the first season of Six Feet Under is essential, but after that you should just stop).
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The Wire
Arrested Development
Breaking Bad (still airing)
ringworm is right on the money.

(Correct me if I'm wrong, but you've seen at least some of Arrested Development, right? If so and you're looking for something else, sub in Mad Men for that. Granted, I haven't seen The Sopranos yet myself, but I sure do love me some Mad Men.)
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Firefly.
Oh, duh. Gotta admit I've never been quite as in love with it as the rest of the world, though I do really like it.

And I second your recommendations.
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I've recently started watching Community, and I just got to the Jack Black episode. That was some excellent self-parody. This show is quickly becoming my second favorite American sitcom ever (after Arrested Development, natch).
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Oh, duh. Gotta admit I've never been quite as in love with it as the rest of the world, though I do really like it.
This is because you're a reasonable individual! I mean, it's definitely a good show and I'm sad it was cancelled, but I just don't get why some people are so rabid about it.
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I didn't realize liking a show more than you made me unreasonable.
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I've recently started watching Community, and I just got to the Jack Black episode. That was some excellent self-parody. This show is quickly becoming my second favorite American sitcom ever (after Arrested Development, natch).
Agreed. I really like it, and I don't like anything.
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I've recently started watching Community, and I just got to the Jack Black episode. That was some excellent self-parody. This show is quickly becoming my second favorite American sitcom ever (after Arrested Development, natch).
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