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#4461 - 01/17/12 07:57 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Andrew]
Austin
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Four new shows on this week, and not one of them worth watching again! The Finder, The Firm, and Lost Girl are all boilerplate, but I had some hope for J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz . There's nothing awful about it, but it's obviously trying to be the new Lost, with its mysterious questions and heavy hints. And that huge facility built underneath the prison...that's straight out of an early James Bond movie. Disappointing.

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#4474 - 01/18/12 10:55 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
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It even takes its framing plot from another show, Brimstone. A specific number of bad guys go missing from Hell/Alcatraz and must be returned there, laying the groundwork for escapee-of-the-week episodes. Except the prisoners don't really escape; they're sent forward in time to do damage (we're supposed to be asking by whom? For what purpose? Why this particular year? Etc.). Even with all its borrowings, that's not a bad set-up for a series. But the show itself isn't...well, it just isn't.

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#4490 - 01/19/12 02:06 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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Harry in Harry's Law lost her last two cases, and both of them were quite touching. Barbara, did you watch last week's episode? Brian Markinson was in it.

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#4496 - 01/20/12 11:44 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Lorna]
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Missed it. I like the show when I watch but I keep forgetting about it. WEDNESDAY, right.

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#4506 - 01/20/12 07:33 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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I hate to tell you this, but Harry's Law is moving to Sundays in March.

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#4535 - 01/26/12 11:41 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Lorna]
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Did anyone watch the Touch pilot last night? I forgot all about it.

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#4542 - 01/27/12 01:02 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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Huh. I didn't even know it was on.

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#4566 - 01/31/12 12:09 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Christopher]
Austin
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Neither did I. But I did catch the pilot episode of Luck on HBO...anyone else? It looks like a winner to me.

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#4569 - 01/31/12 07:28 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
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It does to me too. Good cast, good dialog, racing and gambling -- the whole show has the aura of authenticity to it. I liked it all, the Santa Anita racetrack, the intricate betting schemes, even the steam rising from the horses' backs. This is what a first episode should be!

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#4572 - 02/01/12 09:53 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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I watched Ringer last night. I don't see how they are going to get this beyond one season.
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