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  •  I love TV too. (2+ / 0-)
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    pucklady, StellaRay

    I'm a news junkie but hate reality shows. Don't watch even one except for maybe that race thing before The Good Wife's background noise.

    DH made me watch Duck Dynasty and it is not realistic, those are not rednecks, they seem pretty average to me, probably above average. I think it's all the facial hair that sets them apart. They seem like good guys.

    I like Grimm. I love Hawaii 5-0 because I like seeing Hawaii, even though the acting is a little cheesy, the characters are fun.

    I like all the forensic-y crime murder police stuff. Southland is excellent. The new Dallas is really good. Copper, Ripper Street are exquisite for the sets and wardrobe alone.

    I bought the first two seasons of Game of Thrones, now I want the books.

    There are a couple of shows that were spectacular and they were canceled, like Jericho, Flash Forward and Journeyman, Terra Nova; they probably hit too close to home is my guess.

    Revolution is good. Something new is coming, something sci fi, I forget what it is called.

    •  Flash Forward is one of the biggest (1+ / 0-)
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      disappointments that I can remember.

      It was so effing good at the beginning. You see the flash forward and watch as everything comes to pass. It was edge-of-your-seat great.

      But then suddenly, it lost its way. It went from awesome to suck all at once. (Actually, it's a meme I like to call the Heroes Syndrome)

      I watched every single episode. And I really wanted it to get picked up for the second season to fix everything that went so wrong 2/3 of the way through the first. And it ended on a cliffhanger. Not fair!

      Hopefully ...... soon, Mom. My political compass: - 8.38,-6.97

      by pucklady on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 08:12:44 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, the cancelled show you loved is (2+ / 0-)
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      a whole other diary. For me recently, that was "Boss" starring Kelsey Grammar, on STARZ.

      Just two seasons, and it's gone. It was a grim, but oh so compelling show.  From the amazing credits and series intro music, and right through to every last dastardly detail, this show was fantastic.

      You may not like Kelsey Grammar for his politics, but he is absofreakinglutely brilliant as the protagonist of this series. If you get the chance to watch it, you'll appreciate how completely Grammar blows all memories of Frasier to the wind, and insists through the force of his acting talent, that you believe him in a totally different and polar opposite role---a difficult thing for any actor to do.

      I'm hoping maybe HBO or Showtime, networks with the muscle to market their shows, might pick up "Boss."  But I'm not holding my breath.  Still, even at just two seasons, this series was another amazing "TV" accomplishment.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 09:46:52 PM PDT

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