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Re: What to watch on TV

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:22 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:
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The Artful Dodger wrote:I'm nearly finished through Season 3 of Trailer Park Boys and it's absolutely brilliant comedy.

I've gotten around to watching all six episodes of the first An Idiot Abroad series. Think there was a thread on this some time ago. Anyway, it's about Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant sending the lovable dimwit Karl Pilkington to seeing the Seven Wonders of the World and along the way encountering awkward situations for mainly Gervais and Merchant's amusement. The second season of An Idiot Abroad is currently airing in the UK, but from what I've been told, it isn't nearly as funny as the first season although the last episode that's aired recently is by far the best this season.



It sounds like the Rickey Gervais Show. It was an animated show of him and Merchant just making fun of their stupid friend for 30 minutes. I'm a huge Gervais/Merchant fan but this show blew chunks. It was so tiring. But this did serve to remind me that for 13 episodes Extras was the funniest thing on tv. There were so many classic moments. The time that the girl kept confusing Samuel L Jackson with Laurence Fishburn, Orlando Bloom ranting about Johnny Depp...there are just so many great moments.


The show dynamic sort of mimics those of the podcasts too, but the most interesting aspect comes from Karl's observations about the notable things he comes across on his travels.

Oh, and I loved Extras too. I prefer The Office over Extras myself, as I thought quality-wise the former was a more consistent show. For flat-out LOL moments, Extras wins.



I don't mind Karl and the stupid things that he says it is the dynamic of Rickey and Steve laughing non-stop at the stupid things that gets really tiring.
Related video from your link - Gervais' just acting like a moron. He's just annoying with Karl.
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Re: What to watch on TV

Postby Metroid » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:23 pm

Tavish wrote:Started watching Mad Men (via Netflix) a few night ago. Seems pretty slow so far and probably would have benefited a ton if it was on a premium cable channel that allowed T&A and cursing.


It is a slow relatively calm show, but I love it. The characters and dialog is top notch. T&A and more naughty words might be nice, but honestly after watching a few episodes I didn't even notice.

AMC is killing it right now, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and that new show Hell on Wheels premiering Nov 6th looks like it might be a home run as well. I haven't watched The Killing, so I can't speak to that show. :-?
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Re: What to watch on TV

Postby Metroid » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:26 pm

Any zombie fans planning on watching "Zombies: A Living History" on the History Channel tonight at 8? :-D
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Re: What to watch on TV

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:58 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:The second season of An Idiot Abroad is currently airing in the UK, but from what I've been told, it isn't nearly as funny as the first season although the last episode that's aired recently is by far the best this season.

This season has been just as good. The Alaska episode wasn't great but the rest have been on par with season 1. The last episode was probably only the third best of the season though, behind 2 and 3.


Ah OK, I've only asked a couple of people and they prefer the first season. I'll eventually get my way around to watching the second season, either way.
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Re: What to watch on TV

Postby jfg » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:19 pm

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Mookie4ever wrote:Watched Once Upon a Time last night and was pleasantly surprised. Looks very interesting, seems like it has a really high budget, just don't know how they can keep it going once the main storyline is resolved at the end of the season.

Agreed. It doesn't seem like something they could drag out for too long, but I really enjoyed the pilot.


I really liked it too. It feels like it could take the road as Heroes where it flames out really quickly after the 1st season. Or it could drag out the plot through multiple seasons like Lost with a lot of episodes focused on certain fairy tales but without the mystery of Lost since you know how it is going to end.
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Re: What to watch on TV

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:34 am

Metroid wrote:Any zombie fans planning on watching "Zombies: A Living History" on the History Channel tonight at 8? :-D

So pissed I missed this. Need to see when it re-airs.
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Re: What to watch on TV

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:03 pm

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Metroid wrote:Any zombie fans planning on watching "Zombies: A Living History" on the History Channel tonight at 8? :-D

So pissed I missed this. Need to see when it re-airs.

It is the History channel so it will probably air 3 times a day for the next three weeks. :-D
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Re: What to watch on TV

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Re: What to watch on TV

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:01 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Dark Tower Coming to HBO
http://hbowatch.com/new-series-dark-tow ... ng-to-hbo/



8-o

where's Madison? He's a big Roland fan.
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Re: What to watch on TV

Postby Tavish » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:01 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Dark Tower Coming to HBO
http://hbowatch.com/new-series-dark-tow ... ng-to-hbo/

Could be pretty interesting, especially on HBO assuming it gets a decent budget. The Stand miniseries wasn't too bad although there are always going to be things people are upset about being changed. Bardem is just about perfect for Roland.
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