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Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 1st, 2017, 10:18 am
by Jack
This week's episode of Arrow.

This season has been a VAST improvement in the show, the last several episodes especially. Glad to see it back on track.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 2nd, 2017, 2:44 am
by Lord Tesla
More Season Three Doctor Who, "The Sound of Drums."

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 2nd, 2017, 5:07 pm
by Rollafett
Twin Peaks, 4 episodes from season 2.

Mrs. Rollafett had to talk me into watching this years ago, and I didn't regret it. Now, a new season is fast approaching on Showtime and we want to refresh our memories prior to. It's still good, but good lord, is the pacing flat out glacial. I've had to fight off nodding off several times. Now, that's not to say that it is bad....it's quite good, in fact, but the pacing is far slower than I recall, and we haven't even ventured into where the show pretty much went off the rails about halfway through the 2nd season.

All of that said, very much looking forward to the new season in May.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 3rd, 2017, 3:40 am
by Lord Tesla
Rollafett wrote:
April 2nd, 2017, 5:07 pm
Twin Peaks, 4 episodes from season 2.

Mrs. Rollafett had to talk me into watching this years ago, and I didn't regret it. Now, a new season is fast approaching on Showtime and we want to refresh our memories prior to. It's still good, but good lord, is the pacing flat out glacial. I've had to fight off nodding off several times. Now, that's not to say that it is bad....it's quite good, in fact, but the pacing is far slower than I recall, and we haven't even ventured into where the show pretty much went off the rails about halfway through the 2nd season.

All of that said, very much looking forward to the new season in May.
Good Grief, they've brought back Twin Peaks?

Never missed an episode during the original run, but dang if can remember much about it other than the log lady and Agent Mulder in drag...and something about...pie?

Oh, well.

Last television show I watched was...

The Walking Dead, season 7 finale. Best episode of the season, slow start apart. Do we have spoiler tags? Let's see. Okay, that's a negative, so I'll keep my comments to myself. Say this, it rectified a situation that had existed since episode 7.1, and which drained most of the enjoyment from the season for me, up until tonight. Outstanding.

Waitaminnit...I must be more tired than I realized: after that, I watched Into the Badlands and then Talking Dead, as well.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 3rd, 2017, 3:00 pm
by Jack
Last night's excellent Walking Dead finale and last week's typically mediocre Supergirl.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 4th, 2017, 11:07 am
by Jack
Last week's Legends of Tomorrow.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 6th, 2017, 2:32 am
by Lord Tesla
Tuesday's Marvel's Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. Not bad. More fun than Tuesday night's movie...

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 6th, 2017, 10:32 am
by Jack
The season finale of Legends of Tomorrow. I can't ever tell if the show wants to be campy or serious. More often than not, it finds a balance somewhere between, but it's still an odd combination.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 8th, 2017, 2:18 am
by Lord Tesla
Humans, Episode 1.6. Pretty good.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 8th, 2017, 10:09 am
by Jjm3233
Powerless

Fear the Walking Dead (with my oldest Son) S.1 ep.4

Digimon (with my younger son)

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 8th, 2017, 10:13 am
by Jack
Comic Book Men S01E05.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 8th, 2017, 9:39 pm
by Jjm3233
Some Burn Notice.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 9th, 2017, 4:39 pm
by Lord Tesla
Continuing a run through The X-Files, I watched... "GenderBender." Not pretty. I think I'm about halfway through that first season, and it's amazing to me how rough these early episodes are. I wonder not only only why I'm watching them again (other than that they're there, and I haven't seen them a gazillion times), but why I ever kept watching them in the first place. Of course, television was a different proposition then, and there wasn't really anything else like The X-Files.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 9th, 2017, 5:21 pm
by Jack
The Detroit Tigers (loss :( ) vs. the Boston Red Sox.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 10th, 2017, 3:37 am
by Lord Tesla
Into the Badlands: Episode 2.4 (if memory serves) "Palm of the Iron Fox." They come up with some titles...

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 10th, 2017, 12:17 pm
by Jack
Comic Book Men S02E02 & E03

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 10th, 2017, 4:49 pm
by kommandant felix
Been re-watching the A-Team with my family lately!

I forgot how much I loved that show. All the gratuitous violence, gunfire, and car crashes...and none of the messy cleanup! It's so 80's...and that's why it's so great. Also, the catchphrase "I love it when a plan comes together" is the best. :lol:

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 13th, 2017, 1:23 pm
by Lord Tesla
The X-Files, Season One: "Young at Heart." I continue to be amazed that the program made such an impact at the time, until, of course, I recall the time, which I do just before nodding off and missing the payoff, as I did last night.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 13th, 2017, 3:41 pm
by borgmatrix
Lord Tesla wrote:
April 13th, 2017, 1:23 pm
The X-Files, Season One: "Young at Heart." I continue to be amazed that the program made such an impact at the time, until, of course, I recall the time, which I do just before nodding off and missing the payoff, as I did last night.
I don't think I ever saw the first season. Maybe not even the second. I think I started watching during the 3rd. I imagine, by that point, that it was more like a well-oiled machine, and smoother in presentation and overall quality. Of course, it eventually sank in its final couple seasons. But I remember those middle seasons as being quite good, quite effective.

Never seriously considered rewatching the series because the last few left such a bad taste in my mouth and pretty much destroyed any enthusiasm I used to have for the show. Surprised myself by watching the 6 new episodes they released a year or two ago, but found those largely disappointing.

It was among my favorite shows when it was on, probably seasons 3-5 or so, but boy its not on my list of favorites now.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 13th, 2017, 9:08 pm
by Jack
Some more CBM. Don't remember which ones.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 14th, 2017, 4:55 pm
by Master Magnus
A few episodes of the seventh season of Modern Family on Netflix.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 17th, 2017, 2:05 pm
by Jack
CBM.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 20th, 2017, 3:38 pm
by Lord Tesla
Humans, Episode 1.8. Interesting, open-ended, but that's what season 2 is for. One criticism I would make is that there a virtual blackout on the technique by which these beings are made, programmed, and operate in this fictional universe. They run off wall current, and have rechargeable batteries, but, otherwise, their technical details, which I would think a good source of story material, is ignored or glossed over with vague muttering about "code." I suppose it's a matter of the program about the people, not the technology, as The Walking Dead is about people, not zombies.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 20th, 2017, 3:57 pm
by Lord Tesla
borgmatrix wrote:
April 13th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Lord Tesla wrote:
April 13th, 2017, 1:23 pm
The X-Files, Season One: "Young at Heart." I continue to be amazed that the program made such an impact at the time, until, of course, I recall the time, which I do just before nodding off and missing the payoff, as I did last night.
I don't think I ever saw the first season. Maybe not even the second. I think I started watching during the 3rd. I imagine, by that point, that it was more like a well-oiled machine, and smoother in presentation and overall quality. Of course, it eventually sank in its final couple seasons. But I remember those middle seasons as being quite good, quite effective.

Never seriously considered rewatching the series because the last few left such a bad taste in my mouth and pretty much destroyed any enthusiasm I used to have for the show. Surprised myself by watching the 6 new episodes they released a year or two ago, but found those largely disappointing.

It was among my favorite shows when it was on, probably seasons 3-5 or so, but boy its not on my list of favorites now.
I missed only one episode, which I believe was a Lone Gunmen story..."Three of a Kind," I think. (The airdate was 2 May 1999, if memory serves, and that fits the timeline: I set the VCR and went to the midnight toy launch for TPM at Toys 'r' Us; VCR malfunctioned, as I discovered when I went to catch up. But, if memory serves, they often replayed episodes a short time later on FX, in those days, and I was able to catch up.)

I remember the first season as being a lot better than it looks now, but, that was then, as I noted: TV's a lot different now, and a lot of pixels have passed through the pupil since then. But my memory is usually a lot better, and a lot less prone to nostalgic fuzziness, than that.

The program definitely went into steep decline after Season Five, with Duchovny acting up, shooting moving to sunny Southern California from gloomy Vancouver, which trashed the program's atmospherics, and the increasing dead weight of the inconsistent, inconclusive, and insoluble mythology choking the story.

I'm trying to go through the whole series again--I mean, the discs are there, why not? It's not as if there's anything new on TV it's interfering with--for the second time. The last time was right after the DVDs started to come out, and the quality differential made me sad enough to stop. I'm closing in on the end of Season One now. Next month, probably, onward to Season Two, Scully's abduction, and all that weird stuff!

I thought the recent "event" series was interesting, and really pretty good. They put it back together with remarkable accuracy, I thought. I didn't much like them leaving us on one of those patented cliffhangers promising revelations too-good-to-be-true, which they never delivered on, and so were. But I'd tune in again, just to see if they could prove me wrong this time.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 3:45 am
by Lord Tesla
The X-Files:"Miracle Man."

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 9:00 am
by borgmatrix
Episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. And before that, the Cavs comeback over the Pacers in game 3 last night.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 22nd, 2017, 3:28 am
by Lord Tesla
Doctor Who, Series 4, "Fires of Pompeii." First time I made it all the way through the episode without nodding off.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 22nd, 2017, 10:38 am
by Jack
Some more CBM.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 23rd, 2017, 3:18 am
by Lord Tesla
The X-Files, from season one, "Shapes." Alas, it induced snores.

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Posted: April 23rd, 2017, 12:20 pm
by borgmatrix
Lord Tesla wrote:
March 27th, 2017, 4:59 pm
That said, I'm not having as much fun with it as I did in the earlier seasons, for reasons I won't go into in details about since you're not caught up. Suffice it to say that I think they're having having some trouble because of the constraints production places on the story.
I think you're right.

I've been hot and cold on the series, I think because the show runs the same way. Stretches of it are very compelling, while others are boring and overstay their welcome. I'll probably dive back in a some point.
Now, Into the Badlands--have you seen Season One? I can wholehearted recommend it. Just six episodes, really quite entertaining. A different post-apocalyptic scenario, plenty of martial arts action. Good pacing. Good performances. Interesting mysteries.
Haven't seen any of it. But I think I need to bump it up to the top of my list. Sounds great.