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#4637 - 02/14/12 11:52 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Andrew]
Barbara Offline
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Miracle of miracles, it IS being shown here! Very limited viewing, unfortunately. It's carried on Link TV, one of those small channels buried in a bunch of other small channels so that you don't even notice it's there. Channel 375 on DirecTV; Dish also carries it but Comcast does not. An episode of Borgen is scheduled to be shown tonight.

An American version is in the works at NBC.

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#4639 - 02/14/12 05:07 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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Registered: 09/27/11
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Loc: York, England
Glad to hear that, Barbara. I'll be interested to hear what you thought of it. (BTW, one problem for me was that the subtitles are often in white against a white or light background, so I had to get closer to the TV and switch the light off. The Killing mostly took place in Stygian gloom (as against normal daylight in Borgen), so the titles there were easier to read.)

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#4641 - 02/14/12 07:16 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Andrew]
Austin
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Never heard of Link TV, but on checking I find we do get it! And Borgen is indeed on tonight.

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#4642 - 02/14/12 11:22 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
Austin
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Uh, did I read the schedule wrong?

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#4647 - 02/15/12 10:16 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
Barbara Offline
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If you did, so did I. Now the listings are saying two episodes this weekend, one Saturday and one Sunday.

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#4648 - 02/15/12 11:58 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
Christopher Offline
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The Sunday episode is scheduled to be shown three times that day, so I guess that one's the more recent of the two. So, Andrew, in addition to the show, you also gave us a new TV channel we didn't know we had. cool

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#4654 - 02/16/12 11:11 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Christopher]
Rita Offline


Registered: 09/22/04
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New Survivor last night. Did anyone bother to watch?

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#4657 - 02/16/12 03:07 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Rita]
Christopher Offline
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Nope. And a new TAR this Sunday. I'm not sure I'll watch that, either.

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#4659 - 02/17/12 07:47 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Christopher]
Lorna Offline
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Registered: 04/22/05
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Oh, I will. I'm not completely tired of it yet. Did anyone watch Smash? It's supposed to be Glee for grown-ups, but since I never watched Glee I don't know if that's accurate or not.

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#4668 - 02/18/12 10:37 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
Jon Offline


Registered: 04/25/99
Posts: 6422
Loc: Newark, Delaware, USA
I've been watching Smash. I thought I would love Glee when it began, being a music teacher and all, but I found I couldn't stand it. Smash is better, so far, but still ridiculous in relation to how a musical is actually created, and stuffed full of every primetime-soap cliché you can name. (The marriage conflicted over adoption and the time it takes; the greedy assistant out of All About Eve; the choice between the capable pro and the fresh-faced unknown for the new starring role; the casting couch; the divorcée producer who fast-tracks the production because she sees it as her chance to stay in the game; and on and on.)

It doesn't help that the "unknown," Katherine McPhee, is the one who apparently is supposed to be the draw to TV audiences (she lost on American Idol years ago), and she's just a mediocre pop-style singer, a minimal actress, and no dancer. It's absurd that they would spend half a second vacillating between casting her or Meg Hilty.

But I'll admit that it's fun to see actual NYC locations as part of the show every week, and stage actors I like such as Hilty, Christian Borle, and Brian d'Arcy James. I wish they had fresher material. I don't know how long I'll stick with it.

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