Fall 2012 & Spring/Summer 2013 TV Catch-all

ranalin wrote:
Serengeti wrote:
Serengeti wrote:

Hmm, I don't see SoA season 5 on Amazon Instant. Isn't FX usually pretty good about putting their shows on Amazon? I've been watching this season of Wilfred on Amazon, so it seems weird that they wouldn't have SoA there. Well, maybe it'll pop up next week.

And nothing. Can't say I understand the thought process behind FX putting some shows on Amazon and not others. Well, guess they won't be getting my money this season since I'll just go watch it at a friend's house.

They probably will. I know i used them to catch up on a couple shows last season when my DVR was freaking out on me.

I know they will eventually, but that does me no good now, and I know some of their shows are available on Amazon the same day they air.

mr_n00b wrote:

Got a chance to watch the first episode of Last Resort on Yahoo. Think Crimson Tide with a sprinkle of island adventure and intrigue. With a large cast of great TV actors and Shawn Ryan helming I think this has the potential to be ABC's next Lost.

After The Shield and Terriers, I'll try anything Shawn Ryan's involved with. Even this rumored Beverly Hills Cop series he's developing.

I'm torn on Revolution as the structure of the TV season tends to frustrate me and I'm thinking since this is an American election year there are likely to be even more interruptions than usual which leaves me hesitant to dive into something story driven. So did anyone catch the premiere last night? Thoughts?

Oh... so Bridget Regan (Kahlan from Legend of the Seeker) is on Perception this and next week... I'll be in my bunk.

krev82 wrote:

I'm torn on Revolution as the structure of the TV season tends to frustrate me and I'm thinking since this is an American election year there are likely to be even more interruptions than usual which leaves me hesitant to dive into something story driven. So did anyone catch the premiere last night? Thoughts?

Giancarlo Esposito. I still haven't much interest in the show but that guy alone will keep me watching, and if the first episode is any indication he's going to make for one hell of a villain. And we all know how well he fits that role.

I think Revolution has potential but for the moment it's merely adequate.

Also, it was a bit distracting how everyone in the world was dirty and disheveled except for the main characters, who were all immaculately clean and dressed in designer clothing.

Nosferatu wrote:

Oh... so Bridget Regan (Kahlan from Legend of the Seeker) is on Perception this and next week... I'll be in my bunk.

OMG, no kidding. She looks amazing with her bright red hair, even more so than the dark auburn she had in Seeker.

Premiere of Glee irritated me more than any previous episode of Glee ever has.

ruhk wrote:

I think Revolution has potential but for the moment it's merely adequate.

Also, it was a bit distracting how everyone in the world was dirty and disheveled except for the main characters, who were all immaculately clean and dressed in designer clothing.

I really don't need that Taylor what's his face lookalike as a teenage dramatastic romance subplot. All the rest of the characters were cool, ESPECIALLY Giancarlo Esposito as the Insurance Adjuster turned scary mofo of a villian. Curious to see more and find out what's going on here, but PLEASE J.J. just let the teenage romance go, no one is watching this for that. I want more Fallout world!

Survivor kicked off with a good episode last night. They brought back three former survivors that had been taken from the game due to medical emergencies for a second chance. Of the three, I'm rooting for Jonathon Penner, who was taen out hen an infection took hold in his knee. The other two the guy from Season Two that passed out and fell into the campfire, and the a few seasons ago that passed out from dehydration in the middle of a challenge.

And this year there are two former celebrities playing as normal contestants, Lisa Welch, who played Blair on Facts of Life, former baseball player, Jeff Kent.

They are starting off in three tribes of six this season, and immunity idols are in play. It's kind of funny how Russell has changed one component of the game, as every year we now have contestants searching for the idols before getting clues. I'd like to see them move the idols back to a separate location like it was when they introduced them.

But overall, it looks like a fun season. So far I am rooting for the sex therapist from Iowa that may as well be Ellen Ripley.

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Revolution has a lot of potential, can't wait to see more of it. I also found it funny that every none main character was drab and dirty but the main characters were all clean and wearing designer patchwork leather and what not. Definite spoiler for the episode coming up next!

Spoiler:

The fact the group didn't immediately kill, or run off the kid who looks way to clean and well dressed to have been living in the wilderness was the dumbest plot oversight in the episode. It was so obvious he was a spy he might as well have written it on his forehead.

It was nice to have survivor back. Looking forward to the season.

Spoiler:

My god Russell Swan can't get voted off soon enough, and I laughed pretty hard once all the votes had been counted. The person who got sent of was an idiot, I saw what he was trying to do but he played it so badly it was hilarious!

USA just changed their lineup.

Any idea when Psych returns? (My daughter's driving me a little crazy since it isn't posted on the USA site)

Woohoo. The big week is here.

ruhk wrote:

I think Revolution has potential but for the moment it's merely adequate.

Also, it was a bit distracting how everyone in the world was dirty and disheveled except for the main characters, who were all immaculately clean and dressed in designer clothing.

I think it's that they're all so damn colorful.

I don't think Revolution is all that great, but I kinda like that it's shockingly violent for network TV. I mean, the protagonists are making mofos D.E.A.D. dead. Odds are good I'll keep watching, just because I like a sword fight.

I'll chime in on Last Resort. Good premise, great acting, and horrible military consulting. Pay me half of what they gave their "military realism" guy and I will be happy. Show as a whole was good enough for me to come back and watch next episode.

Yeah, I don't think I'll continue watching Revolution at this point. It's just dumb. Going to give Last Resort a shot but if it's just "submarine people defect and start a new country", I'm not sure it'll last.

Last Resort seems like a nice movie premise, or maybe a mini-series. I don't see how it can last for 20+ episodes though, much less multiple seasons..

SpyNavy wrote:

I'll chime in on Last Resort. Good premise, great acting, and horrible military consulting. Pay me half of what they gave their "military realism" guy and I will be happy. Show as a whole was good enough for me to come back and watch next episode.

I was an extra in a military-themed movie once, and the Army consultant was way more Hollywood than hooah.

Cougar Town isn't back until Jan 8.

But they've made a nice 2-min video to announce that.

http://www.tbs.com/shows/cougar-town/

Enjoy.

Nothing about Last Resort, really?! That might be the most impressive pilot I've seen since Lost. Not sure how they'll build from there, but as a short movie I thought it was great.

Person of Interest was good, not great, but gave the necessary foundation for the season, and some tense drama/action.

I enjoyed Elementary as well. The mystery and story structure were good, and I liked Sherlock but I think I'll have to warm up to Watson. Being slightly independent of Sherlock's behavior when the time calls for it, and being slightly bright herself isn't much to grab onto, much to keep me engaged. Good start.

I hate Fall, too many shows.

cyrax wrote:

Nothing about Last Resort, really?! That might be the most impressive pilot I've seen since Lost. Not sure how they'll build from there, but as a short movie I thought it was great.

Person of Interest was good, not great, but gave the necessary foundation for the season, and some tense drama/action.

I enjoyed Elementary as well. The mystery and story structure were good, and I liked Sherlock but I think I'll have to warm up to Watson. Being slightly independent of Sherlock's behavior when the time calls for it, and being slightly bright herself isn't much to grab onto, much to keep me engaged. Good start.

I hate Fall, too many shows.

Don't worry. In a couple of weeks Fox will cancel the shows you like and you'll only have a few to follow.

Modern Family was great as always last night.

I'm enjoying Elementary so far. I've missed watching both Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller on television. So it's great to see them in quite an interesting show.

Also, Grey's Anatomy came back, and it gave me Whedon-esque feels.

Is anyone going to watch Arrow? AKA the Green Arrow show.

Last Resort was pretty good although I still don't get how this is going to be a TV show.

Elementary compares poorly to the BBC's Sherlock, but my wife and I will give it a few episodes to see if it develops into something good all its own.

TempestBlayze wrote:

Is anyone going to watch Arrow? AKA the Green Arrow show.

I thought this was mandatory for all geeks? That way we can gush or hate on it.

Tagging in on this thread. Man, I've missed Person of Interest.

LiquidMantis wrote:

Tagging in on this thread. Man, I've missed Person of Interest.

It was great return, wasn't it?

And now he has a dog! Batman has a dog. My wife squealed with delight.