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#4753 - 03/10/12 02:33 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
Barbara Offline
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Ha! Awake hasn't shown us anything in way of dates -- newspapers, calendars, etc. -- on purpose, I'd guess. In this second episode, there was a lot of quick switching back and forth between the two realities. Perhaps Britten is living the same day twice. Or simultaneously?

Isn't it a little early in the run to be revealing there is something nefarious behind Britten's condition? It seems to me he has enough on his plate as it is to keep the show rolling for a few more episodes. But I do like this cast. Jason Isaacs is perfect as Britten, a grown-up, got-it-together man dealing with an impossible situation. One of his therapists is B.D. Wong, who also plays a psychiatrist on L&O:SVU. The other therapist is Cherry Jones, demoted from her last TV job as US President on 24. This show is looking good.

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#4755 - 03/10/12 09:37 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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I just got around to watching this week's Survivor, and WOW!! For those of you not watching, who I'm assuming is everybody reading this, it's a men vs. women competition this time. This last immunity challenge was won by the men...BUT THEY GAVE THE IMMUNITY IDOL TO THE WOMEN'S TRIBE. Why? Because the snotty guy calling the shots for the men didn't like one of his tribe members and wanted to get rid of him. And all the other men did as he said, the stupid sheep. There have been a lot of idiotic moves made in Survivor over the years, but this one tops them all. Giving up immunity! The look on Jeff Probst's face when the men walked into Tribal Council was absolutely priceless.

The women are laughing their heads off.

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#4756 - 03/11/12 12:43 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Rita]
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Good lord. I guess the show's screening process doesn't include sanity checks.

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#4764 - 03/12/12 04:06 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
Austin
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I guess I'd better come clean and admit I'm watching Survivor as well. Colton (the snotty guy) is a rich Alabama college kid who says things like "Country Club people have more intellect"...more than poor people or the lower classes or something. The guy Colton wanted to get rid of was Bill, who is black and poor and is trying to make it as a stand-up comic. Colton hated Bill from Day One because he's not "the right sort" (Colton's words). It's racism at its ugliest, because Colton got the rest of the tribe to follow his lead -- and that is the most incredible thing I've seen on this show. Completely defies explanation.

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#4769 - 03/13/12 06:45 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
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I'm not sorry to have missed that. It sounds as if they're scraping the bottom of the barrel for contestants.

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#4780 - 03/16/12 01:12 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Lorna]
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More likely that's the kind of contestant they're seeking out now, people who are likely to stir up controversy. Nasty people. Isn't it interesting how the nature of the game has changed? I watched this week's episode, and I've already forgotten who was voted out.

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#4787 - 03/17/12 04:11 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Christopher]
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Did anyone watch the new show Missing? Ashley Judd as a retired CIA agent whose son goes to Europe and is kidnapped so she follows to rescue him. Wasn't that a movie with Liam Neeson as the agent going after his kidnapped daughter?

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#4795 - 03/18/12 01:13 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Lorna]
Austin
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Yep, it was. I think it's called Taken. Judd is OK, but Neeson is more convincing as ex-CIA.

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#4796 - 03/18/12 05:18 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
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I haven't seen Taken, but there's one thing Missing got right and that's the aftereffects of a fight. Most TV heroes skip away without a scratch, but Ashley Judd was scraped bloody and bruised, and she walked stiffly, obviously in pain. Judd is a middle-aged woman playing a middle-aged woman. Of course she's going to be hurt when she takes on an armed male assassin. The show didn't strike me as particularly engaging, but I do appreciate that one dollop of verisimilitude.

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#4800 - 03/18/12 07:19 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Rita]
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Do you suppose that's one of the reasons the L&O franchise has lasted so long? No fist fights?

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