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#6726 - 03/15/13 07:33 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Barbara]
Lorna Offline
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Jeff Probst said in an interview that while Brandon was ranting, he was whispering into his mike for security to send back-up. Also, that shoulder massage he gave Brandon was not solely an attempt to relax him, but to give himself an edge if it did turn physical. He'd decided right away to hold Tribal right then and there, for if he didn't, Brandon would go back to the Favorites' camp and no good could come of that. All in all, Jeff handled it pretty well.

Did you ever wonder where the players go when they walk off into the darkness after being voted off? They meet with a psychologist. A psychologist was waiting for Brandon when he walked off in the direction Jeff pointed to.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/03/14/survivor-caramoan-jeff-probst-brandon-hantz-meltdown/

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#6729 - 03/16/13 10:15 AM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Lorna]
Austin
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Arrgghh! I missed it!

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#6733 - 03/16/13 03:49 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: ]
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It looked to me as if the shoulder massage was at least in part a nervous reaction on Jeff's part to a tense situation. It gave him something to do other than just stand there and listen to the vitriol pouring out of Brandon's mouth. But, yes, he did handle the situation well.

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#6756 - 03/21/13 08:34 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Barbara]
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I've watched one episode of Southland now, and I see what you're talking about. It certainly does feel real, even without Mike to vouch for it. No background music helps, and the street people are all so believable. I need to get more familiar with the regular cast.

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#6771 - 03/24/13 11:08 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Rita]
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Does anyone else find the current TAR rather lame?

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#6772 - 03/25/13 01:10 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Christopher]
Rita Offline


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Yes. Even the scorpion hunt couldn't pep things up.

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#6773 - 03/25/13 08:04 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Rita]
Austin
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No villains to hate, no heroes to root for. Bland. The hockey players aren't too bad, I guess. At least they can laugh at themselves.

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#6780 - 03/27/13 09:15 AM Re: Television 2013 [Re: ]
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I'm giving up on The Following. I don't think anyone in that show has a working brain. One example...Kevin Bacon is supposed to be protecting a woman in an isolated house. It's night, there are bad guys out there, shots have been fired. So what does he do? He goes out on a well-lighted porch to look around into the darkness. Perfect target. The only reason he isn't killed right there is that he's the star of the series. Phooey.

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#6783 - 03/27/13 05:44 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Rita]
Lorna Offline
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This last episode is full of the kind of gaps in logic that were standard for 24, but that show managed to keep you engaged just the same. A more charismatic cast, for one thing.

It was good to see Jamey Sheridan as McGee's father in NCIS. He must be recovered from his Bell's palsy.

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#6814 - 04/02/13 07:14 PM Re: Television 2013 [Re: Lorna]
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The Following looks as if it's trying to be the new 24, depending on inconsistencies and wild improbabilities to keep the action grinding on. I think Rita's right -- no working brains in view.

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