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04-13-2003, 03:18 PM
What is the one show you just won't miss, and why?
I have gotten into the Dead Zone, though the season 2 finale was kind of a disappointment. I like Hall as an actor, and the characters seem very believable to me. I liked the book, and didn't know how it would play out as a series, but overall I have been pleasantly surprised.
04-13-2003, 04:58 PM
I have the time and inclination for maybe one regular show every week. Right now it's West Wing. Before that it was Homicide. These shows feature really good writing, interesting perspectives, and compelling characters.
04-13-2003, 05:23 PM
Boomtown's got me hooked. I usually try to make time every week to at least tape it.
04-13-2003, 06:06 PM
Mine was Farscape, until the fuckwits at the Sci-Fi Channel pulled the plug on it before they could film its 5th (and final) season.
04-13-2003, 06:13 PM
04-13-2003, 06:19 PM
Pardon the Interruption
04-13-2003, 11:17 PM
I'd say the Shield, but that's only good for like 13 weeks out of the year. I make great pains to see Alias, Buffy and Angel as well. My VCR can get a pretty good work out, and I'll find and download VCDs/SVCDs/Divx copies of anything I manage to miss.
04-14-2003, 01:08 AM
The only thing I make time for on TV is 24 on tuesdays, South Park on wednesdays and The Simpsons, Oliver Beene and Malcom in the Middle on sundays.
04-14-2003, 02:24 AM
Once you get a TiVo the question becomes kind of irrelevant.
04-14-2003, 08:27 AM
I am with Union Carbide.
24 and The Simpsons or as my 2-year old calls it, "Hiiii Simpsimps."
04-14-2003, 08:30 AM
Mine says "Homa on!"
She also says "D'oh"... I sometimes fear I'm doing her irreparable harm but I'm lightning quick to change the channel at the first sign of "Itchy & Scratchy".
Troy S Goodfellow
04-14-2003, 08:42 AM
The Simpsons and South Park.
04-14-2003, 01:43 PM
and then 24 (minus Kim thread, well unless she's in a shower or something)
04-14-2003, 02:49 PM
24 - speaking of which - Roger you never provided the link to the newer site hosting the 24 episodes.
04-14-2003, 03:02 PM
Sopranos and Six Feet Under. On network I don't really have any must see shows. I love CSI and ER, but I regularly miss episodes without becoming upset. Although I am getting heavily addicted to the Daily Show again.
Ohhhh, Kingpin. I love that show, hopefully it comes back on the air someday.
04-14-2003, 06:48 PM
The Sopranos and Curb Your Enthusiasm jump to the top of my priority list when they are in season. Whenever the hell that is.
04-14-2003, 07:52 PM
It's first season was about as perfect and magical as any TV series has ever achieved (even more amazing that this was during the first season, when most shows are still finding their voices). Seasons 2 and 3 haven't been anywhere up to par (the townies have sometimes veered toward caricature status, and Jess, in retrospect, feels like a mistake, thank god he's leaving), but it's still a pretty damn good show. Two gorgeous lead actresses, stellar supporting cast, sharp, witty scripts, and great musical taste.
04-14-2003, 11:06 PM
No doubt, awesome show. I used to watch it pretty obsessively the first couple seasons but cooled off a bit.
Smallville was another show I really really liked for a while. But then I started noticing how most the episodes would have some scene with a cemetary and it started to bug me.
04-15-2003, 09:29 AM
Curb Your Enthusiasm! I loved that show before our pirated cable got turned off! Is there a way to get it on the 'net like the other shows?
04-15-2003, 09:56 AM
Doh! That's me just above....
04-15-2003, 10:37 AM
I have a great many things season-passed on my TiVo, but chief among them are:
Malcom in the Middle
Oliver Beene (not great but I'm giving it a chance)
The Daily Show
Six Feet Under
Sex in the City (or as I like to call it, the Samantha Jones show)
Pen & Teller: Bullshit
That 70s Show
Will & Grace
04-15-2003, 11:09 AM
I only watch 2 shows:
04-16-2003, 09:57 AM
Only two for me, too, but they're not quite as, um, divergent as Desslock's two:
-Curb Your Enthusiasm
-Futurama (missed it the first time around; much sharper than recent seasons of the Simpsons)
04-16-2003, 02:27 PM
this is one of the few 'network' shows that we TiVo. and by few i mean we TiVo like 3.
i soooo wish i had been smart enough (or hip enough) to have seen the first season.
04-16-2003, 02:52 PM
I don't get a chance to watch TV any more, but I do manage to catch the occasional Simpsons and Saturday Night Live.
I was a fanatic at one point for Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, Six Feet Under, Simpsons, Jackass and a few others.
04-17-2003, 07:40 AM
Law and Order - not Law and Order:SVU, or Law and Order: Criminal Intent, or Law and Order: Trafiic Detail, or any other variant. The original Law and Order.
For me, it is more consistently "good" in every axis as any show on TV. When they handle a contraversial issue they rarely make it out to be black and white; the show deals in many shades of grey. I also will watch the older shows on TNT - the level of quality that the show has maintained over many years and many cast changes is remarkable.
04-17-2003, 08:33 AM
I also will watch the older shows on TNT - the level of quality that the show has maintained over many years and many cast changes is remarkable.
I never watched the show until I began working a 2 to 11 and caught the re-runs on A&E. At the time, it had just gone into syndication and having never seen an episode, I had five years worth to see. That is a wonderful show. I miss MIchael Moriarty, though.
04-17-2003, 02:35 PM
I haven't watched TV regularly for at least 7 years now, and I don't miss it at all. Everyone once in a long while I make an attempt to watch some random show, and usually I don't find myself missing anything when I turn it off. I do use the TV, but just as a display device for the DVD player, which for me either plays old movies, foreign movies, or anime.... and that's not more than 4 hours a week of viewing on average, either.
I don't pretend that not watching TV makes me a superior person, I just can't stand it anymore.
First of all I've grown nearly as sensitive to advertising as Cayce in Pattern Recognition, so I just can't bear to watch unfiltered television anymore no matter what the show is. It's very sad that the commercials actually have ten times the wit, intelligence, creativity, and production values of the actual programs. So it's a shame that commercials are EVIL...
Of course, with a Tivo it's possible to skip the ads. However, I also find that only a miniscule percentage of television programs are even of the slightest interest, and that of that percentage, hardly any are actually any good.
If I had a Tivo I suppose I would use it for South Park and maybe the occasional miniseries, but it's not worth it to me to get one just for such a limited amount of viewing, so instead I just blow off the entire medium.
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