Fall 2012 & Spring/Summer 2013 TV Catch-all

Serengeti wrote:

Survivor:

Spoiler:

Well f*ck me sideways, Abi pulled that out of her ass. Tribal was a nail biter. Thank god Denise didn't go home, that would have sucked. On the other hand, it was probably a strategic mistake for Lisa to vote for Penner. Denise and Malcolm pretty much have the game locked down now; it's their game to lose at this point.

Loving this season!

Spoiler:

Locked down in terms of jury votes? Sure. They still have a few crucial tribal councils to go. But, given Lisa's unlikelihood to flip, it seems incredibly likely either Malcolm or Denise is in the finale. Only thing that could mess that up is if Carter goes on a win streak, which is likely given his past performance. I wonder if Lisa wouldn't flip even if it meant being voted out otherwise.

The past few episodes since the merge I've thought that Lisa had a real chance at the money, but now she isn't making any moves and actively not playing the game. The only way she wins from this play is if Mike, Abi, and/or Carter is with her.

I do get the feeling that all the interesting moves/gameplay are out of the way, and now it's just down to immunities and the social game.

The Hour Series 2 premiered last night on BBC America. Looks like this season will focus on fascist youth, immigration, pornography and police corruption in London. Series 1 made this one of my favorite shows last year so I have pretty high expectations this time around. So far they have not disappointed

cyrax wrote:

I do get the feeling that all the interesting moves/gameplay are out of the way, and now it's just down to immunities and the social game.

Yup, as is usually the case, immunities are the only thing that can really throw a wrench into the game at this point.

Spoiler:

I don't see Carter pulling off a streak though. He's strong, but so are Denise and Mike. Add to that that usually the last couple immunities are endurance contests and I just don't think he has what it takes.

BTW, if you haven't been watching them, check out the Ponderosa videos on YouTube. Really interesting to see how the contestants act when they've been voted out but still have to hang around as jury members. WARNING: If you click on that link, you will see video titles with the names of people who have been voted out, so don't click if you're not caught up!

Spoiler:

Can't wait for the inevitable Abi vs RC fight in Ponderosa!

I must say, Revolution has become a guilty pleasure much like Terra Nova and Falling. I am actually enjoying it even though I am fully aware that the show isnt well written and that there are plot holes the size of space. Still a pretty fun ride and looking forward to the next half of the season.

Man, having no Stargate on TV really makes starving for more Sci-Fi...

Probably a bit early to bring it up, but the wife and are excited to check out The Following. Not too many shows are coming out anymore that are really striking a chord with us, so it's nice to have one that we're anticipating.

TempestBlayze wrote:

Man, having no Stargate on TV really makes starving for more Sci-Fi...

A million times this! The GF and I just finished a complete re-watch(for me) first time seeing it for her. Makes me miss having some sort of Stargate on TV even more.

While American Horror story is not quite living up to last season, or even what the first few episodes promised, it should be pretty fun this week. It's a Very Special Briarcliff Christmas, featuring Ian McShane as Santa!

This is a pretty cool look at the art direction the show uses, which is actually pretty cool.
It also highlights just how totally crazy this season has been.

Ian McShane did not disappoint, and AHS seems to have regained its footing. Last week's Dark Cousin episode was strong and brought some of the emotional aspects back to the show after things started getting a little crazy.

This week was fun, as Lily Rabe is having a blast playing the possessed nun. I'm starting to see where they are headed with all of the storylines, and I think it will be a wild ride to the end of the season.

Survivor:

Spoiler:

Hell yeah. About time Abi got her ass kicked off. I wonder if she'll learn anything watching herself after the fact. My guess would be no

Dying to watch the Ponderosa vids, but promised the wife I'd wait till she got home tonight...

Serengeti wrote:

Survivor:

Spoiler:

Hell yeah. About time Abi got her ass kicked off. I wonder if she'll learn anything watching herself after the fact. My guess would be no

Dying to watch the Ponderosa vids, but promised the wife I'd wait till she got home tonight...

We've been rooting for Malcom and Denise all season, but

Spoiler:

my wife would have found Malcom and punched him in his stupid face if Denise went home because he wanted a trophy.

It was nice to see Abi finally go, but she was a certain kind of entertaining brainless bitch. Skupin and Lisa absolutely should have gotten rid of Denise. And really, Malcolm wins this in a walk if Denise leaves.

Lisa has played a terrible game from start to finish. Skupin has essentially bumbled his way through the game. Their only shot an winning is if one of them goes up against both Denise and Malcolm, who split enough votes that they can sneak away with a win.

Holy crap did anyone catch the latest "The League". I was tearing up at Andre's dress up of the crew. And the subsequent burn from Andre for not having enough swag.

mooosicle wrote:

Holy crap did anyone catch the latest "The League". I was tearing up at Andre's dress up of the crew. And the subsequent burn from Andre for not having enough swag.

Yes, agreed, and agreed. The League is great, and the only one better than Andre is Rafi.

Just saw the last Person of Interest before the Christmas Break. Nice cliffhanger! Such a fun show.

Anyone catch the season finale of Homeland? Now that I know the show was created by some of the people from 24 I can't help but see the similarities and absolutely love the differences. For example there was such a great moment in the final scene of Homelands season finale. It was so well done. Spoiler for those who haven't seen the episode yet!

Spoiler:

Saul believes Carrie is dead, and is praying over the dead bodies. He doesn't see Carrie walk in and she calls out his name. Saul pauses for a quick moment and in that moment I felt like the character thought he was hearing voices in his head. As if her ghost was calling out to him. He quickly recovers and goes on to finish his prayer and then he hears her again much clearer. Turns around realizes she is alive and we see that huge smile on his face.

It was such a small moment, but it was so well crafted! Everything from the audio and the timing was just perfect. Loved it!

It's moments like those that separate the good shows from the mediocre.

Gaald wrote:

Just saw the last Person of Interest before the Christmas Break. Nice cliffhanger! Such a fun show.

Anyone catch the season finale of Homeland? Now that I know the show was created by some of the people from 24 I can't help but see the similarities and absolutely love the differences. For example there was such a great moment in the final scene of Homelands season finale. It was so well done. Spoiler for those who haven't seen the episode yet!

Spoiler:

Saul believes Carrie is dead, and is praying over the dead bodies. He doesn't see Carrie walk in and she calls out his name. Saul pauses for a quick moment and in that moment I felt like the character thought he was hearing voices in his head. As if her ghost was calling out to him. He quickly recovers and goes on to finish his prayer and then he hears her again much clearer. Turns around realizes she is alive and we see that huge smile on his face.

It was such a small moment, but it was so well crafted! Everything from the audio and the timing was just perfect. Loved it!

It's moments like those that separate the good shows from the mediocre.

Yea, me and my wife finally watched the Season 2 finale last night and MAN! I'm so glad they played the relationships in this show the way they did. I was always guessing and always skeptical. To be honest I liked this season finale better than the first. I felt like the end of the first season was a little heavy handed, but this season they end with subtle, touching moments.

Still don't think this show deserves "Best Drama" over Breaking Bad, but almost definitely in the top three (Game of Thrones still holds a place in my heart, although not as well written as Mad Men...but come on! GoT is so, so good!)

SpacePPoliceman wrote:
mooosicle wrote:

Holy crap did anyone catch the latest "The League". I was tearing up at Andre's dress up of the crew. And the subsequent burn from Andre for not having enough swag.

Yes, agreed, and agreed. The League is great, and the only one better than Andre is Rafi.

The League is currently my favorite show, though I think this season has been hit or miss. But, man, when it hits, it hits hard. The episode with Kevin and Taco's mom may be my favorite this year.

Nevin73 wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:
mooosicle wrote:

Holy crap did anyone catch the latest "The League". I was tearing up at Andre's dress up of the crew. And the subsequent burn from Andre for not having enough swag.

Yes, agreed, and agreed. The League is great, and the only one better than Andre is Rafi.

The League is currently my favorite show, though I think this season has been hit or miss. But, man, when it hits, it hits hard. The episode with Kevin and Taco's mom may be my favorite this year.

I had several episodes saved on my DVR and ran through them last night. There is no comedy that makes me laugh harder than The League when it's on. Rafi is up there with Ron Swanson for my favorite TV character.

That last episode with Andre's shopping escapade was amazing.

Gaald wrote:

Just saw the last Person of Interest before the Christmas Break. Nice cliffhanger! Such a fun show.

Anyone catch the season finale of Homeland? Now that I know the show was created by some of the people from 24 I can't help but see the similarities and absolutely love the differences. For example there was such a great moment in the final scene of Homelands season finale. It was so well done. Spoiler for those who haven't seen the episode yet!

Spoiler:

Saul believes Carrie is dead, and is praying over the dead bodies. He doesn't see Carrie walk in and she calls out his name. Saul pauses for a quick moment and in that moment I felt like the character thought he was hearing voices in his head. As if her ghost was calling out to him. He quickly recovers and goes on to finish his prayer and then he hears her again much clearer. Turns around realizes she is alive and we see that huge smile on his face.

It was such a small moment, but it was so well crafted! Everything from the audio and the timing was just perfect. Loved it!

It's moments like those that separate the good shows from the mediocre.

Oof, wow.

I started watching Lost in Austen on Hulu just now. It seems like it could be really good. There are only 2 episodes up so far. Anyone else give this a try? It's a U.K. show.

I'm pretty sure that last episode of The League was the funniest episode of anything I've seen all year. I was almost crying multiple times.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I started watching Lost in Austen on Hulu just now. It seems like it could be really good. There are only 2 episodes up so far. Anyone else give this a try? It's a U.K. show.

Oh my god, Dr. Who's wife is Mrs. Bennet. Still haven't finished the first episode, but this may end up being a good show.

Edit: Also, Mr. Bennet is played by Hugh Bonneville (Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey).

Dyni wrote:

I'm pretty sure that last episode of The League was the funniest episode of anything I've seen all year. I was almost crying multiple times.

Suicide scrot!

oldmanscene24 wrote:
Dyni wrote:

I'm pretty sure that last episode of The League was the funniest episode of anything I've seen all year. I was almost crying multiple times.

Suicide scrot!

That was hilarious.

I'm not sure I am as fond of The League as most of you. When I first started watching it, I found it pretty hilarious but as the seasons have progressed they have gotten more and more raunchy. I find that they often go overboard now. There are still plenty of great moments though, enough to keep me watching.

Man, I laughed so hard at the last episode of the League that my wife thought I was having a stroke.

Look at me so I can finish!

So funny. Yes, it has grown more raunchy, but I'm just fine with that. I'm wondering who Ted will be.

Gaald wrote:

I'm not sure I am as fond of The League as most of you. When I first started watching it, I found it pretty hilarious but as the seasons have progressed they have gotten more and more raunchy. I find that they often go overboard now. There are still plenty of great moments though, enough to keep me watching.

That is very true. If you don't like raunchy, vulgar humor, stay far, far away from the League.

If that kind of humor doesn't bother you, you're missing out big time if you haven't seen this show. You most certainly do not need to be into football or fantasy football for the humor to register.

So, Leverage is over.

A decent ending, but not it's most exciting episode.

It wasn't very edgy or challenging, but it was always entertaining, and I'll miss it. But maybe it's best for it to go out before it completely ran out of gas.

If you haven't caught the American version of Sherlock, the most recent episode is totally worth it. Decent show overall, but the last one really hit its stride with the characters and the crime, and the entire thing was great from start to finish.

Yeah. The last Sherlock was by far the best of the season so far, and has me encouraged about the direction of the show.

We've been enjoying the show a ton. My wife even proclaimed it her favorite show on TV right now.

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller are developing better chemistry every week as the writers seem to get a good grasp on where they want to go.

Also, was it just me or did Homeland go from one of the smartest shows on TV to a complete trainwreck of ridiculous plots and storylies in record time?

Jayhawker wrote:

Also, was it just me or did Homeland go from one of the smartest shows on TV to a complete trainwreck of ridiculous plots and storylies in record time?

It's not just you, it got a tad bit messy about a 1/3 of the way through the season. I got to say though, that finale was killer and made up for any nitpicks I'd been harboring up to that point. Except for Dana, I did not enjoy that story line whatsoever.

mr_n00b wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

Also, was it just me or did Homeland go from one of the smartest shows on TV to a complete trainwreck of ridiculous plots and storylies in record time?

It's not just you, it got a tad bit messy about a 1/3 of the way through the season. I got to say though, that finale was killer and made up for any nitpicks I'd been harboring up to that point. Except for Dana, I did not enjoy that story line whatsoever.

Yeah, the finale was pretty awesome. My favorite line was,

Spoiler:

"Or you'll find me back in this bedroom one night. Right back in that chair...'cause I'm the guy that kills bad guys."

sheared wrote:

Yeah. The last Sherlock was by far the best of the season so far, and has me encouraged about the direction of the show.

Naturally, that's the one my wife and I skipped due to increasing lack of interest over the course of the season. Guess we should maybe give tonight's episode a shot.