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#2642 - 12/20/10 02:05 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Well, Rita, you called it. Dan went first, then Holly, and then Fabio won. Lorna, that website that said Sash didn't get a single vote -- do you remember where it is? I believe everyone's first impression of Fabio was the correct one. He IS a goofball. Fabio was fun to watch, but he didn't outwit anyone; half the time he didn't even know what was going on. He's a default winner, just like whatsername in the last game. But I enjoyed this game more than the last one. No Russell.

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#2643 - 12/20/10 12:56 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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No, I don't remember which website. I wish I did. But it was pretty clear before the final votes were counted that Fabio was going to win. The editing made him the star of both episodes. Not only the youngest player to win Survivor, but also the dumbest. The manipulators haven't been doing too well on this show lately. A new trend?

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#2644 - 12/20/10 08:29 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Why did Dan wear $1600 shoes to play Survivor? Didn't he ever watch the show?

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#2645 - 12/21/10 01:07 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Dan likes to brag. He was right about Chase and Sash, but he's still a braggart.

I'm not sure this Redemption Island gimmick will work. It'll all depend on the kind of challenges the two outcasts are given. A contest of physical strength between Lawrence Taylor and Winona Ryder would be boring.

But at least they're not going to let quitters sit on the jury any more! That's one real contribution NaOnka and Purple Kelly made to the game.

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#2646 - 12/21/10 05:03 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Is that a certainty? It sounded to me as if Jeff said that they (meaning himself) would have the option of sending a quitter home instead of to the jury. Leaving himself some wiggle room, there.

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#2647 - 12/22/10 01:48 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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It sounded that way to me too. It's most likely a gesture intended to silence all the criticism of allowing the two quitters to sit on the jury while leaving the door open to do the same again if they want.

Does anyone remember the very first Survivor Reunion? It was hosted by Brian Gumbel, who'd had absolutely nothing to do with the show until then, because CBS considered Jeff Probst a no-name and they wanted star power for the finale. My, how things have changed.

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#2648 - 01/07/11 07:51 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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There are almost 30 new shows about to burst upon the scene, and I can't get excited about any of them. What looks best to me is Harry's Law (Jan. 17), but only because Kathy Bates is always watchable.

As for the rest...well, there's The Borgias on Showtime, with Jeremy Irons, a costume drama NOT made by the BBC. And a cop show called The Chicago Code (Feb. 7) from Shawn Ryan, the guy who did The Shield. Those might be worth a look.

[This message has been edited by Lorna (edited 01-07-2011).]

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#2649 - 01/11/11 04:08 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Last night Fox showed two new episodes of Lie to Me back-to-back. Not a two-part episode but two unconnected stories. Doesn't that usually happen when a network is getting ready to cancel a show?

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#2650 - 01/11/11 06:40 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Yep, that's not a good omen. Fox paid for the episodes and wants to use them up, naturally. Fox must have some new show it wants to put in that time slot.

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#2651 - 01/11/11 07:50 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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I've never heard of Showtime, but I read here that a somewhat sanitised US version of Britain's Channel 4 show Shameless (now into its eighth series over here) is imminent or has just started. Has anyone seen this?

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