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#3728 - 10/11/11 11:30 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
Austin
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Well, the premise isn't exactly new -- a returning war hero who may have been turned. The Manchurian Candidate fed off a national paranoia in its day, but maybe it's time for that again. The show is well done, and I like Mandy Patinkin in anything he does. But it looks to me as if the role of Carrie was written to give Claire Danes a shot at winning another Emmy. The role doesn't ring true to me; there's a note of falseness in it, of artificiality. And since Carrie is the focal point for the series, that note of falseness colors the rest of what's going on. I'll watch it again, but my expectations aren't very high.

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#3736 - 10/12/11 07:53 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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Sportelli, the Metro detective on NCIS...he looks so much like John Schuck that I'm thinking they must be related. Does anyone remember John Schuck?

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#3737 - 10/13/11 11:25 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
Austin
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John Schuck, sure. He made a great Klingon. But I've missed the last few NCIS episodes.

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#3742 - 10/13/11 09:13 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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The actor playing Sportelli is named Jack Conley, and he doesn't seem to be related to John Schuck in spite of the resemblance. Not much info on the web.

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#3784 - 10/16/11 07:32 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Christopher]
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Tonight Masterpiece Mystery is showing an adaptation of Kate Atkinson's Case Histories. Real scenes, with dialogue! Yay!

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#3799 - 10/18/11 11:48 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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Registered: 09/22/04
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Did anyone recognize Ronny Cox in Dexter? That grotesque, bloated old man in Jockey briefs...that happened between SG-1 and Dexter? Whew.

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#3801 - 10/18/11 08:03 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
Austin
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That was Senator Kinsey? Geez, I didn't recognize him.

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#3806 - 10/20/11 07:49 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
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I am sick to death of both Ozzie and Coach. A pox on 'em and their inflated egos. Last night was my last episode of Survivor.

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#3812 - 10/20/11 04:57 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Rita]
Christopher Offline
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Hmm. Didn't you swear off Survivor once before?

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#3821 - 10/21/11 08:36 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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I find Survivor (and, indeed, all "reality" shows) very easy to ignore. I just tune in a cop show instead. Or the TNT network if there's no cop show on.
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