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Initial post: Mar 6, 2013 2:58:26 AM PST
Oz le Fou says:
Yup. You heard me. An official small screen invasion into the movie forum. An official place to chat about the mini-series, the sitcoms, the reality shows, the documentaries, the soaps, the cartoons, the cooking shows, the travel shows, the dramas (family/legal/medical/police/political/serial/teen), the news, the sci-fi, the fantasy/adventures, the talk shows, the game shows, the tv movies (for the sticklers), and last but not least, the infomercials (The Schticky!)

So, whatcha watchin'?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2013 5:30:54 AM PST
Crikey. I don't watch much cable. But if it's any consolation, I used to follow South Park quite a bit, and I still like watching episodes from time to time.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2013 6:32:37 AM PST
El Emmarino says:
"So, whatcha watchin'?"

Lately I've been obsessed with streaming "Locked Up Abroad". The majority of episodes follow the same formula... guy/girl meets a stranger at a club/bar. The stranger offers an all expense paid vacation to Peru/Bangladesh/Mexico/Thailand/etc... In return, the person just needs to smuggle back a little cocaine/heroin/hashish/etc... BUT NO WORRIES! The stranger has a fool proof plan to avoid the authorities. What could possibly go wrong? The last half of the show focuses on the eventual arrest and prison sentence of our beloved smuggler. I probably shouldn't be laughing at this show... but I just can't help myself.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2013 6:33:15 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2013 7:06:09 AM PST
El Emmarino says:
Muppets,
Have you seen "6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park"? It's a forty minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show and how each episode is made in six days. I'm not a fan of the show, but thought this was an interesting special.

EDIT: Last I checked, it was available for streaming on Netflix.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2013 7:02:36 AM PST
Haven't seen it, but will definitely look into it. Thanks!

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 11:08:42 AM PST
D. Larson says:
"Justified"!

I love that Elmore Leonard dialog, I love the hardscrabble setting, I love the tortured father/son relationship between Arlo and Raylan Givens (Dad Arlo has tried to kill his boy Deputy Marshal Raylan from time to time), and mostly I love Boyd Crowder.

Ambitious Boyd, with his oxycontin business and brothel and bar, has his eyes on the prize this year, leaving petty crime behind and climbing up Clover Hill to have his grandchildren be "completely bona fide".

Only one darn thing after another gets in the way. As Boyd remarked the other week, "Who'd have guessed that running a criminal enterprise would be so stressful?"

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 11:15:58 AM PST
Balok says:
I actually don't watch much TV, and what I do watch tends to be at least a year old (thanks to our cheapskate cable company here in the hinterlands). I happen to like _The Middle._ -- at least up to the end of last season. I find it considerably more bearable than _Malcolm in the Middle_ (to which it is frequently compared) ever was, and much easier to take than _Roseanne_, possibly because it's less full of itself. And I say that as someone who finds Patricia Heaton's politics to be, let us try to find a polite word, objectionable.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 1:25:03 PM PST
Kacee says:
I watched the first episode of the new itv series called Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman.
David plays dour DI Alec Hardy newly assigned to the seaside town of Broadchurch in Dorset. A terrible murder crime has been committed and he vows to the family and the residents that he will find the murderer.
There are eight episodes in total, and if they are as good as this opening episode, then we are in for a fantastic series.
My rating so far is 4 out of 5 stars. I rate David a 20 out of 5 :))))))))))))))))

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2013 3:11:22 PM PST
Oz le Fou says:
Padre,
I haven't watched South Park for years. I blame the missus, who can't stand it, so every time I flick it on, she grumbles and groans...and yet I am the epitome of understanding when the Lifestyle channel runs 24/7!!

Home Improvement, Home by the Sea, Homes For Sale, Houses I Will Never Be Able To Afford, A new reality show called Sloany or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Just Enjoy Being Waterboarded Instead of Watching the Lifestyle Channel (very good show, by the way).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2013 3:12:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2013 5:00:35 PM PST
Oz le Fou says:
Em,
I caught eps of that one here and there (down here, the show is called [I kid you not] 'Banged Up Abroad'). It raises one, simple question: Why are people so stupid?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2013 3:14:15 PM PST
Oz le Fou says:
D,
I've been meaning to watch that show since I first saw it advertised. Elmore Leonard dialog sounds good to me.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 7:42:14 PM PST
Kelly says:
Arlo isn't going to do it now

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 11:01:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2013 11:02:35 PM PST
Of the current TV series, Ive been watching -
That Metal Show
Grimm
The Following
Southland
Person Of Interest
Vegas
Whitney
The Mentalist
Rules Of Engagement
The Simpsons
Family Guy
was watching 666 Park Avenue til they cancelled it.

Documentary shows I watch-
The First 48
Cops

Old shows I watch
The Fugitive
Route 66
The Wild Wild West
Rockford Files
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
Get Smart
The Twilight Zone

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 6:50:40 AM PST
D. Larson says:
Nope, Arlo isn't ever going to satisfy that particular ambition. I'll miss him; he was the toughest old bird ever to come out of Harlan County. And Harlan County has the market cornered on hard cases.

And, not to brag, but I picked the real Drew even before they started dropping bigger and bigger hints. I still don't quite get Hunter's insane degree of loyalty to Drew, but there's another tough customer. Hope he gets to enjoy Supermax long enough to somehow escape and meet up with Raylan one more time.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 6:54:46 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2013 6:56:14 PM PST
Somehow my current favorites are heavy on cartoons - specifically Archer, Bob's Burgers, and The Venture Brothers (even with its comet-like season occurrence). Also a big fan of Community, Parks and Rec, and I can justify keeping cable just to watch Top Gear (UK).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 8:39:25 PM PST
stevign says:
* Breaking Bad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--z4YzxlT8o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYBTX_GmSM8

* Justified
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UZlz8J4iGk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl9fBpoZKVo

* The Mentalist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNNVF8rJjrw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k8JHiI68CM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgGExB74-H8

* Person of Interest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xAK3ueOJxE

* NCIS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjdDIhG5WvU

* Bones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoMdxLqB39U

* The Good Wife
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXVub2cgWC8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D3e31ILK0o

Posted on Mar 9, 2013 1:02:23 AM PST
Kacee says:
Has anyone purchased an Xhose?

I've just watched the infomercial for it and it sounds great. Hubby's birthday is next week so I thought it may be a good gift idea?

I appreciate any thoughts on this.

https://www.xhose.com/index.php?page=Home

Posted on Mar 10, 2013 3:31:05 PM PDT
El Emmarino says:
'Archer' series 3 in now available for streaming on Netflix. Such a hilarious show...picture Arrested Development meets James Bond.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 11:30:13 PM PDT
Kacee says:
This looks good:-

The Lady Vanishes (BBC One)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmYTkfXGwPg
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