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#29158 - 04/07/14 12:28 PM Television 2014
Rita Offline


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We seem to have lost our TV 2014 topic, so here's a new one.

Another raw episode of Those Who Kill. This show really makes you feel the awfulness of criminal behavior...nothing glib or perfunctory about it.
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I can't think of another crime show that has let a rapist go unpunished. Last night's episode ended with a shot of the rapist sitting on his porch, never held to account for the lethal events he set in motion. Chilling.
BBCAmerica is rerunning the first season of Orphan Black, and I watched the episode showing Alison's meltdown. What a gem of dark comedy that was! New episodes begin on 4/19.

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#29164 - 04/08/14 08:27 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
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I just read some bad news that at first glance appeared to be good news...a new Battlestar Galactica movie. But it's being produced by Glen Larson, who produced the original BSG, which lasted only one season and deservedly so. None of the people who made the second BSG so good are involved. Details in Variety.

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#29166 - 04/08/14 10:49 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
Austin
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Yucch. So Larson is "reimagining" his own show? I can understand wanting to go back and make something better, but how can he ignore the Ron Moore series?

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#29174 - 04/11/14 01:20 AM Re: Television 2014 [Re: ]
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Glen Larson is in his late 70s and doing what he has always done, selling series based on other people's ideas. IMO, his best series was Alias Smith and Jones, which was "inspired" by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The original BSG (bland and pedestrian) came into being only because Larson jumped on the SF bandwagon in the wake of the immense success of Star Wars. Buck Rogers was based on a comic book. Harlan Ellison called him Glen Larceny. I don't think we can expect much of this new venture.

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#29176 - 04/11/14 06:35 AM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
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BSG actually lasted two seasons, as I remember, although season 2 was immensely unlike season 1.
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#29195 - 04/17/14 06:51 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Pete]
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Did anyone watch Fargo? It was made with the Coens' blessing, and I can see why. Same set-up as the movie, but different plotlines. Normally I don't care for Billy Bob Thornton, but he's just right in this new series as an itinerant Bad Guy. The show draws you in quickly and doesn't let go.

If you missed it, FX Channel is repeating it every night until Tuesday, when the next episode airs.

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#29196 - 04/18/14 01:05 AM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
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Yes, it does draw you in, and it doesn't waste any time on subtlety. I thought Martin Freeman's performance was over the top. Yes, the character (similar to William Macy's in the movie) was a nervous wreck. But how could anyone even talk to the guy without saying "What the hell is wrong with you?" Still, I'll be back for more.

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#29198 - 04/18/14 12:46 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Barbara]
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Me too. The Big Bad's name is Malvo. As in Malvolio? Whatever, he certainly is Mal. The first hour had three murders -- the bully, the sheriff, and Walter's wife (inspired by Mal, if not actually committed by him). Did I miss anybody? The sheriff had to be killed to clear the way for his female deputy to step into the Frances McDormand role. Hell of a start.

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#29204 - 04/21/14 12:44 AM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Christopher]
Austin
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Orphan Black is back with a bang. Sarah is our point-of-view character, but I get a kick out of Alison. She does these dreadful things, and she's so funny doing them. And she can sing!

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#29205 - 04/21/14 06:07 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: ]
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I'm rather partial to Cosima myself, but yes, Alison is funny, even when allowing her neighbor to choke to death. Then she quick-stepped away from the house, her arms held motionless and tight to her sides. Even her walk was funny.

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