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#6462 - 01/21/13 06:15 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Barbara]
Rita Offline


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The Following starts tonight, on Fox.

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#6469 - 01/22/13 03:29 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Rita]
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Meh.

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#6470 - 01/22/13 06:53 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Barbara]
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Really? I thought it was scary...the thought of that guy out there who could get in any place he wanted and kill right under the police's nose. And so much blood!

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#6473 - 01/23/13 10:50 AM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Lorna]
Austin
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It was intense, but not as much as Rita's quote indicated. I thought it was OK.

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#6476 - 01/23/13 07:05 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: ]
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I didn't. So far it's just slice-and-dice for grown-ups. Too many clichés, starting with the burned-out alcoholic ex-cop who's called back to duty because of special circumstances. The body count is higher than on other shows...is that what's called "original" in the biz? How many people died in that pilot episode? I lost count.

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#6540 - 02/06/13 08:42 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Christopher]
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Did anyone watch the new-directions, revamped Smash? It looked about the same to me.

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#6541 - 02/07/13 01:19 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Rita]
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To me too. And Karen still takes a breath in the middle of a musical phrase.

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#6546 - 02/08/13 03:26 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Barbara]
Lorna Offline
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I thought it was OK. But I'm going to have trouble believing a Broadway musical can grow out of one tune overheard in a bar.

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#6548 - 02/08/13 07:10 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Lorna]
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Registered: 09/22/04
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Two new medical shows this week. Monday Mornings is so called because that's when the hospital staff meets to review the previous week's cases. The first episode started with a doctor getting fired and ended with another being reprimanded. No last-minute solutions on this show! The other medical show probably won't be around long, because the pilot episode of Do No Harm drew the smallest audience in the history of the four major broadcast networks. It's a Jekyll/Hyde story. Every night at 8:25, the hero doctor turns into someone else, an evil version of himself. The second episode showed the good self dealing with the consequences of some illegal activity the bad self was involved in. I thought it was pretty good.

Tonight season 2 of Touch begins. I hope it's better than season 1.

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#6550 - 02/09/13 12:39 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Rita]
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Registered: 09/27/11
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Loc: York, England
Just a note on what's on on BBC4 these days. All three of ''The Killing''s (in Danish with English subtitles) are now finished, and there won't be any more. The ending of series 3 was rather ambiguous. Series 2 of ''Borgen'' finished last week, and I gather that series 3, apparently currently showing in Denmark, will also be the last. It's interesting to see some people in either of those series popping up in the other - indeed, two out of three of Lund's partners in ''The Killing'', who both met sticky ends, popped up in ''Borgen'', one of them the Prime Minister's husband and the other a television supremo. And the (different) Prime Minister in ''The Killing 3'' turned up as the father of a Danish soldier killed in Afghanistan in ''Borgen 2''! Maybe there aren't many actors in Denmark.

In other news, ''The Bridge'' (only series 1 so far seen in Britain) looks as if there will be another two series. And this evening, a new series of ''Spiral'' (aka ''Engrenages'', in French with English subtitles), is starting this evening. Yippee!

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