Thread: Best (or your most favorite) show on TV?

awman - 11/18/2004 at 01:49 AM

Well let's try something that's (maybe) not so polarizing...

Not counting sports events, what's your favorite show? I think I might be the only one to say this, but I still plan to watch only one series every week...NYPD Blue.

And WHEN is The Shield going to EVER return???


Brendan - 11/18/2004 at 01:54 AM

Try LOST. I think it's really good. Very creative.


Hophead - 11/18/2004 at 01:57 AM


I like MXC (Most Extreme Elimination Challenge) on Spike TV and Good Eats on the Food Network.


awman - 11/18/2004 at 01:58 AM

Funny you mention that Brendan, cause just today there was an article on that in USA Today...bout how people theorize about the "real" meaning of the show, etc. If you are a fan you would enjoy the article, suppose it's up on their webiste. I missed the first few episodes and wish I hadn't. Cause if it doesn't get too loony they can really do some things with that premise. What's the deal with some dude hearing radio waves??? And the eternal question...Mary Ann or Ginger??? I still go with Lovey...give me the cash...


ABBstillrockin04 - 11/18/2004 at 02:01 AM

Seinfeld!

Then the rest:
King of the hill
Simpsons
Real World(just my backup when theres nothing on)


lalo - 11/18/2004 at 02:04 AM

my all time fave.....Alf!!!!!!!!!

[Edited on 11/18/2004 by lalo]


awman - 11/18/2004 at 02:11 AM

Speaking of the Food Network, I like the show where they show how foods are manufactured. I always enjoy watching shows on how products are produced...amazing stuff.


LinnieX - 11/18/2004 at 02:11 AM

The Simpsons (Best Show EVER)
TWIN PEAKS
Seinfeld
Sopranos

and thats it. i think TV rots your brain.


Benjamin - 11/18/2004 at 02:20 AM

No TV in our house.


SantaCruzBluz - 11/18/2004 at 02:32 AM

Hardball, sometimes Seinfeld or Friends reruns. I'm not much of a TV person.


Mtn_Jam28 - 11/18/2004 at 02:56 AM

Seinfeld,
The Simpsons,
and of course, Family Guy (my favorite)


WharfRat - 11/18/2004 at 05:56 AM

Sopranos
ER
King Of Queens
24


PeterNelson - 11/18/2004 at 06:05 AM

Sorry, Sang, Otie, and all--it's not The Emily Procter Hour. The only drama I try to watch every week:
Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Much better than the other L&Os and the CSIs.
Vincent D'Onofrio stars as a detective who really has a way of getting inside the suspects' heads--excellent actor, excellent character, solid stories that are neither cliched nor at all gory.

I watched CSI: New York tonight, and I am reminded how much I feel my time is wasted on all the forensic stuff in the CSIs and elsewhere anymore: grisly dissections and other lurid handling of corpses in various states of damage and decomposition, constant dusting for fingerprints and other technical procedures for evidence gathering, lab machines that don't exist in the real world (to a smooth-modern soundtrack)--probably 15 minutes of each CSI episode.

On L&O:CI they don't waste time with courtroom and other legal wrangling, either, like on the original L&O, though they do deal with the D.A.'s office (Courtney Vance) in formulating strategy. Also, D'Onofrio doesn't go out of his way to be a grim hard*ss cop all the time, like the guy and Martiska Hargitay on L&O: SVU and everybody on NYPD Blue. He psychologically intimidates the perps, but at first subtly--without verbally or physically brutalizing them (the latter of course provides a cheap vicarious thrill for many viewers). Once he's certain which suspect is the perp, he gradually turns up the mental heat, before going in for the kill at the end of the episode.

L&O: CI doesn't delve much into the detectives' personal lives, like NYPD Blue, especially--just expound the mystery and show D'Onofrio (as Det. Robert Goren) and his partner (Det. Eames) piecing the bits and pieces all together and figuring out how to get to the perps. D'Onofrio portrays Goren with plenty of interesting personal idiosyncrasies, and we know Goren's mother's mental illness spurred an early attraction to psychology in him, but we don't need to be distracted with personal melodrama extraneous to the mystery solving.

Sundays at 8 CST on NBC.

[Edited on 2004.11.18 by PeterNelson]


toovakynd - 11/18/2004 at 06:33 AM

Antiques Road Show- "veneer!"
PBS's science, nature and history shows in general:
NOVA
The American Experience
Nature
Any of Ken Burn's series
and on Sundays......
Football,Football, and...Football(go Steelers!)
BTW- What about the hoo-hah over the intro on Monday Night Football this week?
It was pretty tame, really,and funny.


Brendan - 11/18/2004 at 02:07 PM

quote:
Funny you mention that Brendan, cause just today there was an article on that in USA Today...bout how people theorize about the "real" meaning of the show, etc. If you are a fan you would enjoy the article, suppose it's up on their webiste. I missed the first few episodes and wish I hadn't. Cause if it doesn't get too loony they can really do some things with that premise. What's the deal with some dude hearing radio waves??? And the eternal question...Mary Ann or Ginger??? I still go with Lovey...give me the cash...




You should check it out anyway. And, every other Saturday, ABC runs the past two episodes back to back, so you can catch up a bit. The only problem starting now is that you've missed a lot of the background of the various characters. I would explain some, but it would literally take hours.


starjfa - 11/18/2004 at 02:16 PM

Dark Shadows


BeautifullyBroken - 11/18/2004 at 02:17 PM

The Daily Show
Family Bonds
Curb Your Enthusiasm
the Soprano's
and that IFC show, I think it's called Dinner for Five


SquatchTexas - 11/18/2004 at 02:19 PM

Seinfeld (cant wait for the renunion show!)
Family Guy (35 new episodes in March '05)
Simpsons
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (funny as hell and some awesome stuff they do with peoples lives)
Practically anything on Discovery
Ghost Hunters (dont know about this one yet, but its ok so far)
Mythbusters
American Chopper (they need to show Police Bike 2 so I can get closure)
Antiques Roadshow
Are You Being Served? (Britcom)
Fear Factor (are you afraid? You shouldnt be...)


BigDaveOnBass - 11/18/2004 at 02:26 PM

Current favs...

ER
NYPD Blue
Lost

Past favs...

St. Elsewhere
30 Something
and others that the names of escape me at the moment.


Sang - 11/18/2004 at 02:46 PM

Only shows I schedule around are NYPD Blue, CSI Miami and CSI. I'm not as impressed with CSI NY.

I watch ER occasionally, but it doesn't grab my attention like it used to.

I also like the Daily Show whenever I catch it.

My other favorites used to be Homicide and X-Files. Homicide was an edgy show. I also liked the show with Jessica Alba, for various reasons....

[Edited on 11/18/2004 by Sang]


Sandman - 11/18/2004 at 02:48 PM

I always liked "BJ and the Bear"....



Sang - 11/18/2004 at 03:08 PM

Wasn't that the number one show in Iowa? Or was it behind Green Acres and HeeHaw?


Sandman - 11/18/2004 at 03:17 PM

I think Different Strokes and Knight Rider were both ahead of BJ and the Bear.....


stellablue73 - 11/18/2004 at 03:46 PM

i try to watch all the "Law & Order"s
Thrid Watch
That 70's Show
and any old reruns of Friends or Roseanne that I come across


rockbass - 11/18/2004 at 03:56 PM

Charles in Charge!! hands down


johnwott - 11/18/2004 at 04:37 PM

Last of the Summer Wine.

I like the episodes with Foggy and Compo the best.

Peace
John


slidemon - 11/18/2004 at 04:44 PM

I'm into "Lost" also. I will also admit, somewhat guiltily, that I watch "O.C." - but only because my girlfriend likes it....

Oh yeah, "The Apprentice", too. I can't get enough of The Donald, at least for the rest of this season.


tuna - 11/18/2004 at 04:58 PM

STARGATE SG1!


chris - 11/18/2004 at 06:42 PM

The Family Guy!!!!!!!!!!!
It's Fricken Schweeet!


DougMacKenzie - 11/18/2004 at 07:21 PM

NYPD Blue and anything that involves a ball of some kind.


BigJAR - 11/18/2004 at 07:47 PM

Hardcastle and McCormick would have kicked the shiznit out of knight rider any day!


BigJAR - 11/18/2004 at 07:50 PM

Hardcastle and McCormick would have kicked the shiznit out of knight rider any day!


Sandman - 11/18/2004 at 07:56 PM

quote:
Hardcastle and McCormick would have kicked the shiznit out of knight rider any day!


Actually that brings up an interesting point. Who would win a combination off road/hard surface race: the "General Lee" of Dukes of Hazard or "K.I.T.T." of Knight Rider?


johnwott - 11/18/2004 at 08:22 PM

KITT be eating dust

Peace
John


Sandman - 11/18/2004 at 08:24 PM

But KITT could go like 300 mph....


LinnieX - 11/18/2004 at 08:25 PM

quote:
Who would win a combination off road/hard surface race: the "General Lee" of Dukes of Hazard or "K.I.T.T." of Knight Rider?


well, i'd take bo and luke duke over michael knight any day of the week....

and at least KITT had doors that opened....


TopDroog - 11/18/2004 at 08:27 PM

quote:
Wasn't that the number one show in Iowa?


Still is . . .


TopDroog - 11/18/2004 at 08:32 PM

I only watch TV for 13 weeks every other year. Sunday nights, 9:00 central, HBO

Other than that I'll watch a little Comedy Central when it's my turn to clean the kitchen, which usually means Mad TV re-runs. Hmmmm . . . I try to catch Chapelle when he's on, but don't really go out of my way for it, maybe a CSI here or there. WWE maybe once a month. NBA during playoff season.

That would be about it.


TopDroog - 11/18/2004 at 08:33 PM

quote:

I like MXC (Most Extreme Elimination Challenge) on Spike TV


I'll catch this every now and then, too.


Stephane - 11/18/2004 at 11:45 PM

Shelley
The Sopranos
WKRP in Cincinnati


Stephane - 11/18/2004 at 11:47 PM

Hardcastle and McCormick yeah that was good too.


tuna - 11/19/2004 at 01:43 AM

quote:
anything that involves a ball of some kind.

do they show poprn on tv these days?


WharfRat - 11/19/2004 at 01:46 AM

quote:
quote:
Hardcastle and McCormick would have kicked the shiznit out of knight rider any day!


Actually that brings up an interesting point. Who would win a combination off road/hard surface race: the "General Lee" of Dukes of Hazard or "K.I.T.T." of Knight Rider?




Depends.

Is Daisy driving the General Lee?


gotdrumz - 11/19/2004 at 01:47 AM

King of the Hill


PeterNelson - 11/19/2004 at 03:11 AM

quote:
quote:
anything that involves a ball of some kind.

do they show poprn on tv these days?
Popcorn ball?


DerekFromCincinnati - 11/19/2004 at 03:30 AM

The Andy Griffith Show

NYPD BLue

Nova

PBS Jubilee

Steinfeld

Original Twilight Zone

Everybody Loves Raymond

Bonanza

Star Trek

Star Trek Next Generation

Richard Pryor Show

The Honeymooners

DW News out of Germany

Australian Rules Football

The RFD Rural Network

DH


awman - 11/19/2004 at 04:29 AM

quote:
Current favs...

ER
NYPD Blue
Lost

Past favs...

St. Elsewhere
30 Something
and others that the names of escape me at the moment.


Damn...someone else still likes NYPD Blue...ALLRIGHT!!!


awman - 11/19/2004 at 04:32 AM

I'm kinda glad to see little or no mention of the "reality" shows like Survivor, The Amazing Race, etc. Who's watching these that makes them consistently in the Top 10? Not many people I talk to...


musicalbeds - 11/19/2004 at 04:40 AM

Rescue Me with Dennis Leary is pretty good. It's a new show, an hour long "drama" but it's also go it's funny bits as well. It's about New York firefighters, and it's well done in the vein of the Soprano's.


PhotoRon286 - 11/19/2004 at 04:52 AM

quote:
Hardcastle and McCormick would have kicked the shiznit out of knight rider any day!


Didn't Barnaby Jones beat up Night Rider in a bar fight?


PhotoRon286 - 11/19/2004 at 04:55 AM

We like LOST.

Simpsons

King of the Hill

Arrested Development

SU Basketball

Hockey when they play

Football


Jack - 11/19/2004 at 09:15 PM

Speed Channel. If it's got wheels,an engine and races I'll watch it...


PeterNelson - 11/22/2004 at 04:20 AM

I have to chirp up about Law & Order: Criminal Intent again. Tonight's episode was very good, revolving around a Steven Hawking - type physics genius in a motorized wheelchair, only this one could talk. Not the chair, like KITT!--the physicist!

Sang, half the time I still watch X Files reruns on Sundays at 11 p.m. I don't know about watching tonight, since I've seen it a couple times already--they're in the middle of that series of shows where Mulder is on a train with the E.T.-dissecting Japanese doctors.


ozzypie - 11/23/2004 at 03:51 PM

Agreeing with Peter, D'Onofrio is a GREAT actor. Criminal intent is the best Law & Order in my book. Don't watch it as much as I'd like 'cause it conflicts with The Wire, and The Sopranos. Also loved Deadwood. Good job by HBO on all 3 shows. Same to CBS for Raymond,King of Queens and Charlie Sheens show (name escapes me). Star Trek 'Enterprise' is good because, well, it's STAR TREK!! Finally I must confess I not only watch, but enjoy 7th Heaven.Maybe because I come from a dysfunctional family or maybe because it's pretty damn funny sometimes.Oh, and I watch a wee bit of sports too...


ozzypie - 11/23/2004 at 04:01 PM

... and I've watched some ER this year, really good too. Maura Tierney is an awesome actress. I loved her on Newsradio but as a dramatic actress she's taken it to a new level. Adding Parminder Nagra should help the show too, she was great in 'Bend it like Beckham'. I like what I've seen so far this year, nice to see the show back on the upswing (IMO)


KnownRider - 11/23/2004 at 04:54 PM

Sopranos, Frontline, ER, Six Feet Under, Oz, Seinfeld, Happy Days, the Honeymooners, all the Star Treks, Boomtown and the Odd Couple.

The piece d'resitance: Hawaii 5-0. Evil in paradise.


johnwott - 11/23/2004 at 04:57 PM

http://www.redgreen.com/


peace
John


CowboyNeil - 11/23/2004 at 06:22 PM

Third Rock from The Sun


Libby - 11/23/2004 at 06:58 PM

I don't watch much TV, although I've gotten into the series "24" recently. I've seen Seasons 1&2, Season 3 isn't on DVD and the shows future is up in limbo. I've jinxed Kiefer!


Libby - 11/23/2004 at 07:01 PM

I just checked Amazon.com....the complete 3rd season of "24" will be available December 7th.


PeterNelson - 11/27/2004 at 02:42 PM

Libby, just yesterday I noticed that Fox is now running commercials for 24's new season, starting in January!
24 is a top-shelf show.


dutchoneill - 11/27/2004 at 08:28 PM

My fav NEW show is Lost. I'm still hanging on to law and Order and Law and Order/SVU. ER still gets a look every week. Original CSI is a must watch each week and my guilty pleasure is, Joan of Arcadia


Mtn_Jam28 - 11/28/2004 at 12:45 AM

quote:

Curb Your Enthusiasm



I havent seen it too much on this topic, but it's a great show


PeterNelson - 12/20/2004 at 12:28 PM

Good morning, Libby!



"24 returns with a one-time-only 2-hour event on
Sunday, January 9, at 8/7c.
It will move to its regular night the following
Monday, January 10, at 9/8c."

I hope my favorite show, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, is showing a rerun that Sunday! Even if it isn't, I'll have to watch the 24 premiere!

http://fox40.trb.com/entertainment/foxnetwork/stv-24-pkg.special?track=fif


Marley - 12/20/2004 at 01:18 PM

I'm also looking forward to the new 24. I still watch the Simpsons all the time, but the funniest show on TV right now might be Arrested Development. If we're just counting episodic TV (and throwing out sports), the only other show I always make sure to catch is Futurama, sadly only in reruns. I'm hoping to get some DVDs of it soon.


PhotoRon286 - 12/20/2004 at 02:04 PM

quote:
the funniest show on TV right now might be Arrested Development.


They're laughing WITH me!


Marley - 12/20/2004 at 02:30 PM

Yeah, G.O.B. might be my favorite too.

"Something's gone wrong."

Then again, you've got Tobias with "I thought if I blue myself now, I'd be nice and relaxed for a 9 p.m. dinner."


Tinkerbell1 - 12/23/2004 at 10:13 PM

Best show on TV: CSI


nlitndrog - 12/23/2004 at 11:23 PM

My Favorite: West Wing


PeterNelson - 1/9/2005 at 08:07 PM



Libby and Marley, it is imperative that you station yourselves between CTU and the Pentagon tonight to await further instructions.

quote:
"24 returns with a one-time-only 2-hour event on
Sunday, January 9, at 8/7c.
It will move to its regular night the following
Monday, January 10, at 9/8c." {This will also be 2 hours.}

http://fox40.trb.com/entertainment/foxnetwork/stv-24-pkg.special?track=fif
On Monday it's again a 2-hour 24, according to Keifer on David Letterman last week (also according to my local TV listings), only starting an hour earlier.


PeterNelson - 1/10/2005 at 12:43 AM

Here's an interesting true-life story connected with Law & Order (the regular one, not my L&O: Criminal Intent):

New Trial for a Mother Who Drowned 5 Children
By ADAM LIPTAK
Published: January 7, 2005

Andrea Yates, the Texas woman convicted of drowning her children in a bathtub, was granted a new trial by an appeals court in Houston yesterday. The court ruled that a prosecution expert's false testimony about the television program Law & Order required a retrial. . . .

Yesterday's ruling was narrow and novel. It turned on testimony by Dr. Park Dietz, a psychiatrist who was the prosecution's sole mental health expert. Dr. Dietz testified that Ms. Yates was psychotic at the time of the murders but knew right from wrong. The latter conclusion meant that she was not insane under Texas' unusually narrow definition of legal insanity.

On cross-examination, Dr. Dietz was asked about his work as a consultant on Law & Order, a program Ms. Yates, the appeals court said, "was known to watch." He was asked whether any of the episodes he had worked on concerned "postpartum depression or women's mental health."

"As a matter of fact," he answered, "there was a show of a woman with postpartum depression who drowned her children in the bathtub and was found insane, and it was aired shortly before the crime occurred."

That statement was false: There was no such episode. The falsehood was discovered after the jury convicted Ms. Yates. . . .

"The state used Dr. Dietz's false testimony to suggest to the jury that appellant patterned her actions after that Law & Order episode," the decision said. "We conclude that there is a reasonable likelihood that Dr. Dietz's false testimony could have affected the judgment of the jury."

Dr. Dietz did not explain the supposed significance of the Law & Order episode at the trial. But prosecutors returned to the subject in a separate cross-examination and in closing arguments, suggesting that she had copied the program in a way that implied lucid planning and premeditation.

Dr. Lucy Puryear, a psychiatric expert for the defense, was questioned about the nonexistent episode. In an interview yesterday, Dr. Puryear said the questions to her conveyed a powerful impression to jurors.

"Had she seen that show and gotten ideas from it," she said, "it would say that she had the ability to think in an abstract way and come up with a plan. That would mean she could tell the difference between right and wrong." . . .

"It wasn't material," Mr. Owmby {one of the prosecutors} said, meaning that Dr. Dietz's testimony about Law & Order was not a significant factor in the jury's decisions. "It didn't affect her fair and just trial rights at the trial level." . . .

Deborah W. Denno, a law professor at Fordham University who has studied and written extensively about the Yates case, was critical of other aspects of Dr. Dietz's testimony, too. He testified, for instance, that Ms. Yates's delusions that her thoughts were coming from Satan indicated that she must have known they were wrong.

"He interpreted everything she did as evidence of premeditation and intention," Professor Denno said. "He is a hired gun in the worst sense."

In an interview with the New York Times a month after Ms. Yates was convicted, Dr. Dietz said he had found the case troubling.

"It would have been the easier course of action," he said of his own testimony, "to distort the law a little, ignore the evidence a little and pretend that she didn't know what she did was wrong."

Full story
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/07/national/07yates.html?ex=1106144021&e i=1&en=79b273ba9cbe8fcd


WharfRat - 1/10/2005 at 12:50 AM

quote:


Libby and Marley, it is imperative that you station yourselves between CTU and the Pentagon tonight to await further instructions.
quote:
"24 returns with a one-time-only 2-hour event on
Sunday, January 9, at 8/7c.
It will move to its regular night the following
Monday, January 10, at 9/8c." {This will also be 2 hours.}

http://fox40.trb.com/entertainment/foxnetwork/stv-24-pkg.special?track=fif
On Monday it's again a 2-hour 24, according to Keifer on David Letterman last week (also according to my local TV listings), only starting an hour earlier.



My favorite show returns in 10 mins


ABBcujo - 1/10/2005 at 01:16 AM

Simpsons
Everybody Loves Raymond
CSI
Medium
Family Guy
Stargate SG-1

Old shows:
Too Close For Comfort
Alf
ThunderCats
You Bet Your Life
Seinfeld
Third Rock From The Sun
GI Joe
Farscape


Libby - 1/10/2005 at 01:50 AM

Peter, Wharfy..... I'm not gonna watch it........ I haven't seen all of Season 3 yet. I received the Box Set for Christmas..... I'll catch up!

I'm dying to turn on the TV!

24

[Edited on 1/10/2005 by Libby]


PeterNelson - 1/10/2005 at 06:00 PM

quote:
Peter, Wharfy..... I'm not gonna watch it........ I haven't seen all of Season 3 yet. I received the Box Set for Christmas..... I'll catch up!

I'm dying to turn on the TV! {Do it, Libby!}

24
Wharfy, that was a great start, wasn't it?! I'd be laughing with edgy glee when they went into commercial, like "Oo-hoo-hoo, this is tense!"

Libby, please finish your Season 3 before 8 p.m. EST (7 normal time) tonight so you can watch! Of course there are new faces this season, but if you had watched the first two episodes last night, it would not have ruined anything at the end of Season 3 for you. And tonight is two more episodes, so you don't want to get too far behind--1/6 of the day (7-11 a.m.) already after tonight.

[Edited on 2005.1.10 by PeterNelson]


brocklang - 1/10/2005 at 07:10 PM

I'm glad to see that I'm not alone with my addiction to 24. I haven't ever watched this show as it came on tv. I bought Season 1 on DVD and I've been hooked ever since. I always end up watching 3 or 4 episodes at once because they always leave it hanging with something so great that I have to watch the next one. I guess I'll have to wait a few months for Season 4 to come out on DVD. 24 is possibly my favorite TV show of all-time. A few other favorites are Cheers, That 70's show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Dog the Bounty Hunter, etc...


rosshmusic - 1/10/2005 at 07:40 PM

the new 24 was great last night.... they haven't let me down yet......

Cant wait for two more hours tonight!


johnwott - 1/10/2005 at 07:48 PM

Boston Legal is getting good.

Spader, Captain Kirk and Murphy Brown what a combo.

I love Captian Kirk, still catch the original Star Trek on SciFi channel.

Peace
John


misdirection - 1/20/2005 at 04:54 PM

CSI

it used to be tech tv's "The Screen Savers" but they changed the cr3w & the new show discusses gaming stuph mainly, with alot of unimportant tech news & some of the most ridiculous, off-the-wall "black hat hacking" tips!!! *grrrr....


Tinkerbell1 - 1/22/2005 at 02:23 AM

Allow me to rephrase this:

Best shows, favorite shows, and only shows I watch: "CSI" and "CSI: Miami"

every once in a great while, I'll watch "Without a Trace" but I guess I'll need to check out "24" at some point since everybody keeps talking about it...


MundeleinHoward - 1/24/2005 at 12:30 AM


Any MONK fans out there? every Friday at 10 pm ET/9 CT/8 MT/7 PT on USA network
Obessive /compulsive Sherlock Holmes type,very funny!!
Also Enterprise,the latest Star Trek offering,set 150 years from now
I love 24 as well,these 3 are the only shows I make sure to watch!!!


jim - 1/24/2005 at 03:07 AM

Don't really watch too many shows anymore, but all time favorites for me are All In The Family, and the Simpsons...I love satire of American society.

I have to say, the makeover show they do on Sunday nights on ABC, when they do over a family's house always gets me. Let us not forget the Surreal Life too. Mini Me riding around nude on a cart and pissing in front of Peter Brady's door is priceless.


Marley - 1/24/2005 at 03:13 AM

I'm gonna revise my statement and say that Arrested is definitely the funniest show out there right now. I can't think of anything close.


PeterNelson - 1/24/2005 at 08:25 AM

I've always liked the half-hour commercial for The Ultimate Carson Collection.



See you, Johnny!


JaminRebel - 1/24/2005 at 08:56 AM

quote:
The Simpsons (Best Show EVER)
TWIN PEAKS
Seinfeld
Sopranos

and thats it. i think TV rots your brain.




COME ON Linnie, jeez, TV rots your brain? What about this website, the interminable posting of drivel, collecting hundreds of abb shows. You know, Grateful Dead fans were coined Dead Heads due to their lifestyle, and I've heard of the collector types in general referred to as SH!T HEADS, but of course it feels better to be called a Peach Head, or a Parrot Head, but Dick Head never seems to feel good even if you like Dickey Betts.


JaminRebel - 1/24/2005 at 09:09 AM



I was watching Nip Tuck there for a while until it got ridiculous, violent, very depraved and redundant.

I was watching Shield reruns and found it to be very corrupt, and sort of defiling to watch.

I watch King of the Hill, and have seen too many of them already.

I like King of Queens, it is decent, but not a classic show. I watch it for the chick. Fatso is overacting all the time.

I took to collecting dvd series recently.


I have Buffy the Vampire Slayer, years 1, 2, 3, 5, 6.

I have The Twilght Zone Volume One, and then they released it as the Definitive Edition, the first year and invalidated what I had bought. Pissed me off.

The Honeymooners, and then recently some college found a LOST episode and it got aired on Nick at Night, or something. Pissed me OFF again.

Star Trek season one

Simpsons seasons one and two.

Ren and Stimpy

Good Times, season One. Dynomite!!




PeterNelson - 1/27/2005 at 05:38 PM

Kiefer Sutherland with Leno Friday

Libby, have you caught up with 24 yet this season?

24 star K.S. (Jack Bauer) is zipping over from CTU to Burbank to be the main guest on The Tonight Show this Friday, 01.28.


PeterNelson - 2/7/2005 at 10:04 AM

Warning: 24 spoiler content!

Libby, don't read this unless you're caught up with the new season!

I talked with my mom on the phone last evening and warned her that she and her husband are in peril unless CTU can get control of those remaining 6 nuclear plants.

As you know from watching last week, the terrorists--or whoever they really are--had slipped in code to take control of all the nation's nuclear reactors, with the possible result that meltdowns would soon be triggered. Edgar at CTU was able to undo the code and start to regain control of all the reactors. One by one across these United States, the plants were freed of the malicious control, as monitored on the big electronic map, and the folks in CTU started celebrating.

Edgar was the first to notice, though--and the others followed suit--that a handful of nuclear plants could not be wrested back from the saboteurs' code. Six symbols on the map continued flashing, meaning that their meltdown was still on track. I was personally alarmed to see that the Cordova, Illinois, plant was one of them.



Cordova is on the Mississippi across the state from Chicago (old map--all the plants have long been online, except Savanna never got built, and Zion and one of the Dresden reactors have since been mothballed).

The Cordova plant is 15 miles NE of the Quad Cities, where the Mississippi jogs west for a while. This plant supplied electricity for my stereo and guitar amp while I was a teen, and my mom and her husband have lived back in the Quads for some time now. I told Mom that unless Jack Bauer and the others can get positive results, the saboteurs could soon turn the beautiful Quad Cities into an American Chernobyl. I urged her to watch 24 Monday night and pray that Jack and CTU are able to prevent this catastrophe.

If Jack and them are not successful, I will mourn briefly but immediately fly to L.A. to offer my services to CTU. I have a personal stake in this, and terrorists and saboteurs beware, once you cross me.

Mom said she couldn't watch the show, though, because Carl gets confused watching dramas, especially with bad guys, and later will worry that they're in the house. She says they have recently watched The Andy Griffith Show and All in the Family, plus sports, where Carl is either not threatened or can tell the difference between the TV and the family room.


PauliG - 2/8/2005 at 12:09 AM

The Simpsons

I've been taping since the very first episode and I still love it! Best show ever!

Other than that I don't watch too much TV


PeterNelson - 2/9/2005 at 04:35 AM

quote:
I'm gonna revise my statement and say that Arrested is definitely the funniest show out there right now. I can't think of anything close.
Marley and Photo Ron, guess who Charlie Rose's guests are tonight?

Yes, Natan Sharansky. But after him, for the second half-hour.

Right--the principals of Arrested Development!

The Charlie Rose Show
----------------------------------
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11:00 p.m. ET. (Topics subject to change.)
Please go to http://www.charlierose.com/ for an updated show schedule
{Check local listings--it airs at 11 CST here.}

- Tonight's Show

NATAN SHARANSKY
Government Minister, Israel / Author, "The Case for Democracy"

Arrested Development
JASON BATEMAN, Actor
BRIAN GRAZER & RON HOWARD, Executive Producers
MITCHELL HURWITZ, Creator / Head Writer


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2005 at 05:29 PM

Wish I had read this yesterday.


PeterNelson - 4/6/2005 at 11:15 PM

24 episode to be replayed this weekend

If you're like me, you were tied up with the NCAA championship game and missed Monday's hour of 24. This was the first one I've missed since this "day" started in January, and I was wondering what should be done to get back on track.

I went to the 24 website to read an episode synopsis, which would give enough of an outline for me to be able to get into next week's hour easily, but without totally ruining everything for when I finally saw that episode in its entirety. On the homepage of the website, though, there's this message:

The only time you'll get 3 chances!
Since this episode is so important, you can catch an encore of show 416, "10p-11p,"
on Friday 4/8 @ 9/8c
and on Sunday 4/10 @ 9/8c
(but don't get used to the repeats . . .)

Since Sunday 4/10 @ 8c I will be in the midst of greatly enjoying an early show featuring the guitar magic of Sonny Landreth, it looks like Friday it is!


john17 - 4/6/2005 at 11:47 PM

Definitely The simpsons, although I do have to say the newer episodes seem to be decreasing in how funny they are .


LexABB - 4/7/2005 at 12:29 AM

I love Everybody loves Raymond even though it is going off but it will live in Syndication forever


hotfoot28 - 4/7/2005 at 12:34 AM

I am absolutely addicted to the original "Law and Order" and I don't know why. I just can't stop watching it, and they won't stop showing it. I guess it works out for everyone.


hotfoot28 - 4/7/2005 at 12:37 AM

Also a big fan of the Simpsons, Family Guy, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and this new show on MTV 2 called Wonder Showzen. It's absolutely crazy. It's like a fake kids show. It really is Sesame Street on acid.


LinnieX - 4/7/2005 at 02:59 AM

easy....most memorable...i was a HUGE Twin Peaks fan...also, Monty Pythons Flying Circus...and Seinfeld of course.

favorite still on: The Simpsons and The Chapelle Show. also a big fan of Family Guy and Southpark. Oh, the Soprano's, but their season breaks are always so long that i forget that they are still on.


WharfRat - 4/7/2005 at 03:09 AM

24. Only show I watch regularly..

Until the Sopranos comes back


No1ToRunWith - 4/7/2005 at 04:22 PM

24 and The Family Guy. Just started watching a show on Comedy Central
"Trigger Happy Tv" Hilarious!!!!!!!


OldSchool - 4/7/2005 at 07:53 PM

"24" & "Lost" are the only prime time TV shows I watch.PeterN & anyone who missed this weeks 24,definately check it out this weekend,it's a good one

best show ever?Why,of course it's......

STAR TREK


hoffcl - 4/7/2005 at 08:38 PM

We just finished watching the best season "The West Wing" has ever had...Funny, I can't remember who the Republican candidate will be, but he sure was a hoot when he was an army medic in Korean war!

I also am a faithful watcher of the news...The Daily Show is the best, most informative and most trustworthy newscast on television and I should know - I work in the business.

The best and most realistic family-type show is "King of the Hill" too!


CEEJ - 4/7/2005 at 09:03 PM

quote:
The Daily Show is the best, most informative and most trustworthy newscast on television


Agreed.

Peace.

Erik


PeterNelson - 4/9/2005 at 12:30 AM

quote:
"24" & "Lost" are the only prime time TV shows I watch.PeterN & anyone who missed this weeks 24,definately check it out this weekend,it's a good one
OldSchool, thanks--I'll be watching in 35 minutes!
quote:
We just finished watching the best season "The West Wing" has ever had...Funny, I can't remember who the Republican candidate will be, but he sure was a hoot when he was an army medic in Korean war!
Hoffcl, I guess I just finished not watching the best season The West Wing has ever had--no offense--but from commercials I get the impression the presidential candidates are Alan Alda (Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H) and Jimmy Smits. I hope with a new president, The West Wing brings in some decent set lighting! My perennial complaint is that every time I've tried to watch the show, I know my TV has "brightness" on maximum, but it looks like they film The West Wing in a cave! I do realize, of course, that fans find other aspects of the show appealing enough to overcome this distraction.


TopDroog - 4/9/2005 at 03:38 AM

Sopranos, WWE, Tilt, I'll watch a little CSI now and then. SNL reruns on E!, a little MadTV, SpongeBob Squarepants. I was also a huge Star Trek: TNG fan. MXC is cool, too.


WharfRat - 4/9/2005 at 03:43 AM

24 was effin unbelievable this week

And John Cena finally won the WWE title .. WoooHoooo


yankweed1 - 4/9/2005 at 02:34 PM

the best show on now seinfeld,, the best show last 10 years seinfeld!!!!!!


PeterNelson - 4/26/2005 at 07:30 AM

Over the weekend I read an article on Bob Newhart that mentioned a fact that might have something to do with my general distate for the current crop of sitcoms:

Back in the '70s, the typical half-hour sitcom consisted of a full 23.5 minutes of content (over 75%) and 6.5 minutes of commercials.
Now the average is 19 (less than 63%) and 11!

In other words, the content has decreased by 19%,
while the ads have increased by 69%!


PeterNelson - 4/26/2005 at 07:37 AM

Wharfy, OldSchool, No1TRW, and everybody, that was an excellent one. And how about this week's hour?! Wow! Chloe!


bluefinch - 4/27/2005 at 03:03 PM

I been diggin' on the Office since it started stateside about a month ago. Missed the season finale last night though...


bluesbasscat - 4/27/2005 at 03:51 PM

TV has finally become the proverbial wasteland for me. Outside of That 70s Show and a couple of the CSI shows I don't watch at all.
Probably one of my all time favorite shows was an animated series called God , The Devil , And Bob that featured the voices of French Stewart , James Garner , and Laurie Metcalfe amongst others.
The premise of the show was that God and the Devil are hanging out in a bar and make a bet that if an Average Joe can't prove that good still exists in the world , he'll let the Devil destroy it and they pick Stewart's porn watching , beer swillling schlub for the gig.
James Garner's take on God with a very Jerry Garcia looking character was very amusing to say the least.
NBC lost their nerve on this one and pulled it after 3 episodes , but it has resurfaced on DVD recently.
Family Pride was pretty damn funny too.


Bobo - 4/27/2005 at 06:54 PM

Favorite TV Show? Do they still have the "Test Pattern?"


PeterNelson - 5/23/2005 at 11:00 PM

24 finale starts early tonight

The final 2 hours of this "day" are both being shown tonight, starting about an hour from now, 8 EDT, 7 CDT, 5 a.m. CTU time.



Chloe did such a bangup job in the field a few weeks ago, I think Jack should team up with her to rescue Tony and capture Marwan--again! Not sure what they can do when they see that nuclear cruise missile coming their way.


DerekFromCincinnati - 5/23/2005 at 11:05 PM




quote:
By GARY GENTILE Associated Press Writer
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES May 23, 2005 — Comic actor Howard Morris, best known for his portrayal of Ernest T. Bass on the Andy Griffith Show, died at his home in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. He was 85. Morris died Saturday of natural causes, his son David said Monday.

Morris enjoyed a long and varied career in show business, from being a key player in the acting ensemble of Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" in the 1950s, to his stint on the Griffith Show, to providing voices for dozens of animated characters, including Beetle Bailey and Atom Ant.

He also directed TV shows and films, including the pilot episode of the Mel Brooks series "Get Smart," the Doris Day film "With Six you get Eggroll," and the film version of Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water," starring Jackie Gleason.

But it was probably as the love-challenged, poetry-spouting hillbilly on "The Andy Griffith Show" that most people remember Morris. His fan Web site is named for the character that appeared in only a handful of episodes, but made a large impact with viewers.

Morris was born in the Bronx, New York, on Sept. 4, 1919. He served in the entertainment unit of the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Hawaii.

After the war, he appeared on stage and enjoyed a brief stint as a Shakespearian actor.

In the 1950s, he joined a comedy sketch group including Carl Reiner and Imogene Coca on several TV variety shows, including "Admiral Broadway Review," "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour."

After his work on "The Andy Griffith Show," Morris provided the voices of possums, birds, monkeys, cats and alligators on several animated TV shows. He is credited as the "third buffalo" in a Flintstones episode that aired in 1963.

Also in 1963, Morris played the nebbish character "George P. Hanley" on an episode of "The Twilight Zone" entitled "I Dream of Genie." Hanley, hopelessly inept in social situations, is given one wish by a genie that appears after he rubs a lamp. After considering and rejecting numerous options, Hanley's wish is granted he becomes the genie.



WharfRat - 5/24/2005 at 02:14 AM

I find it hard to believe that Keifer Sutherland is no longer on 24

Ifhe IS.. well i guess I need to find a new favorite TV show.


WharfRat - 5/24/2005 at 02:47 AM

quote:
quote:
I find it hard to believe that Keifer Sutherland is no longer on 24

Ifhe IS.. well i guess I need to find a new favorite TV show.


What are you talking about?


Guess you didnt get the West Coast feed yet


PeterNelson - 5/24/2005 at 05:44 PM

Wharfy, don't worry: 24 is signed up with Fox for another 2 seasons, and there's no way Kiefer won't still be the star.

quote:
I find it hard to believe that Keifer Sutherland is no longer on 24

Ifhe IS.. well i guess I need to find a new favorite TV show.
Look how Tony went to prison for saving Michelle last year, and the show pulled him back into the action in a few hours this year, too. Kiefer/Jack can go to Mexico or wherever and be involved in action there, or he can sneak back into the U.S. and be an ultracovert agent, or whatever.

CTU doesn't even have to be the center of action, and since so few of them (Tony, Michelle, Chloe, maybe Buchanan) are in on Jack's secret, the show doesn't have to come back to L.A. next year. Tony and Michelle are supposedly quitting the CTU lifestyle, Buchanan will probably return to Seattle, and Chloe could go freelance and give Jack tech support as needed.

Lots of things can happen in Day 5, and Jack can be in the middle of it all!


fensranger - 5/24/2005 at 07:21 PM

law and order reruns!!!!


PeterNelson - 5/25/2005 at 01:34 AM

Fensranger, did you see the L&O: Criminal Intent several weeks ago where Chris Noth came back as a guest star?

quote:
law and order reruns!!!!
Noth was Det. Mike Logan way back in the original L&O. Well, he's going to star on LOCI next year, alternating weeks with Vincent D'Onofrio (Det. Robert Goren). That is, they won't be on the same case together as in Noth's guest appearance; Noth will have one episode, D'Onofrio the next, then Noth again--not working together. I think the only thing in common would be probably working out of the same Major Case office, with the same Capt. Deakin and D.A. Carver.


PeterNelson - 9/19/2005 at 06:00 AM

24 returns--in syndication

I don't suppose Day 5 starts up until January, but tonight on my local Fox affiliate, I noticed commercials for 24 reruns. It'll be shown both Saturday and Sunday nights. I really didn't catch Days 1 and 2 at all, so this is great!


musichick3 - 9/19/2005 at 12:54 PM

Family Guy, Simpsons and old Frasier reruns


CrozetBob - 9/19/2005 at 05:43 PM

Hawaii Five-O, Fawlty Towers, Family Guy, WKRP and The Munsters.


OldSchool - 9/19/2005 at 07:12 PM

quote:
24 returns--in syndication

I don't suppose Day 5 starts up until January, but tonight on my local Fox affiliate, I noticed commercials for 24 reruns. It'll be shown both Saturday and Sunday nights. I really didn't catch Days 1 and 2 at all, so this is great!


It's also on A&E Mondays from 8AM to 6PM,they started with season 1 last week...


OldSchool - 9/19/2005 at 07:22 PM

quote:
Wharfy, don't worry: 24 is signed up with Fox for another 2 seasons, and there's no way Kiefer won't still be the star.
quote:
I find it hard to believe that Keifer Sutherland is no longer on 24

Ifhe IS.. well i guess I need to find a new favorite TV show.
Look how Tony went to prison for saving Michelle last year, and the show pulled him back into the action in a few hours this year, too. Kiefer/Jack can go to Mexico or wherever and be involved in action there, or he can sneak back into the U.S. and be an ultracovert agent, or whatever.

CTU doesn't even have to be the center of action, and since so few of them (Tony, Michelle, Chloe, maybe Buchanan) are in on Jack's secret, the show doesn't have to come back to L.A. next year. Tony and Michelle are supposedly quitting the CTU lifestyle, Buchanan will probably return to Seattle, and Chloe could go freelance and give Jack tech support as needed.

Lots of things can happen in Day 5, and Jack can be in the middle of it all!


I agree Peter,the show may center aound Jack with none of the other CTU operatives(by the way,Buchanon thinks Jack is dead).I just watched the last few hours of last season again in syndication because i was too drunk the first time to remember what had happened & how it endedMaybe they will bring his daughter back into it
My real question is this;How many really bad days can 1 guy have?


Peachypetewi - 9/20/2005 at 03:00 AM

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Real Time with Bill Maher


WharfRat - 9/20/2005 at 03:03 AM

quote:
24. Only show I watch regularly..

Until the Sopranos comes back


Ok, so I lied.

Rescue me is awesome!!

Too bad the season just ended.


PeterNelson - 9/20/2005 at 09:11 PM

Hi, OldSchool!

quote:
I agree Peter,the show may center aound Jack with none of the other CTU operatives(by the way,Buchanon thinks Jack is dead). . . . Maybe they will bring his daughter back into it
I'd like her back there, as Jack inconspicuously (ha!) roams the netherworld but has to keep in touch with his personal life (family, now that he and Audrey are history) and CTU (through Chloe and Tony).
quote:

My real question is this;How many really bad days can 1 guy have?
Oh, it's not so bad--only 1 bad day per year!

OS, you'd get a kick out of this forum once the series gets rolling again :
http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showforum=589


nikinou - 9/21/2005 at 04:33 PM

quote:
Rescue me is awesome!! Too bad the season just ended.


I love Rescue Me
I also watched My Name is Earl last night.....very funny, different show.

I love Law and Order, in all shapes and forms.

Sex and the City....still is fun to watch the old episodes.

I've had plenty of laughs watching Curb Your Enthusiasm....my very favorite one was the opening night of the restaurant, with the chef with Tourette's....a classic!


dutchoneill - 9/21/2005 at 04:43 PM

LOST


Denza - 9/21/2005 at 05:40 PM

I don't know how I missed this thread...24 has been my favorite show since Season 2 when I first watched it. I watched that premiere and was so hooked I went out the next day to find the first season. The guy behind the counter at Blockbuster music was such a 24 fanatic he practically gave me the first season on DVD. I'm not a big TV guy, but I never missed an episode since.

Prison Break has a lot of promise, has a 24 kind of feel to it.


Looking forward to the return of the Soprano's...when is that BTW?



Got hooked up with the first season of Miami Vice out now on DVD. That oughta be good for a flashback or two.



[Edited on 9/21/2005 by Denza]


TerriB - 9/21/2005 at 08:32 PM

quote:
Looking forward to the return of the Soprano's...when is that BTW?


March

2006 (I hope that's what they meant!)

I also watched My Name is Earl last night...LOVED it! It was so good, it could be an HBO show


OldSchool - 9/21/2005 at 11:38 PM

quote:
LOST


Oh hell yeah,double season premiere tonight at 8!


PeterNelson - 9/22/2005 at 02:02 AM

quote:
I don't know how I missed this thread...24 has been my favorite show since Season 2 when I first watched it. I watched that premiere and was so hooked I went out the next day to find the first season. The guy behind the counter at Blockbuster music was such a 24 fanatic he practically gave me the first season on DVD. I'm not a big TV guy, but I never missed an episode since.
Denza, I tried not watching the first couple of "days," but once I started, I was completely hooked, too. It ruined me for the rest of TV on Mondays, that's for sure. I couldn't stand to tune into The Emily Procter Hour right after a 24 episode had ended--due to no fault of Emily's.
quote:
Prison Break has a lot of promise, has a 24 kind of feel to it.
I saw the pilot of Prison Break and liked it except for the rough stuff, like taking off the hero's toe with the garden shears. Otherwise, seeing the old Joliet State Pen brought back happy memories.






Uh, of The Blues Brothers, that is!


OldSchool - 9/22/2005 at 02:46 AM

quote:
OS, you'd get a kick out of this forum once the series gets rolling again :
http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showforum=589


Cool forum Peter,I'm checkin out the 'Battlestar Galactica' pages now,that show's a trip..


OldSchool - 9/22/2005 at 02:50 AM

I wonder if there's any truth to the rumor that Donald Sutherland is going to apear this season as Jacks father?


Denza - 9/22/2005 at 03:33 PM

Anybody catch the premiere of "Invasion" last night?

Looks like those folks need tin foil hats...bad.


OldSchool - 9/22/2005 at 04:38 PM

quote:
Anybody catch the premiere of "Invasion" last night?

Looks like those folks need tin foil hats...bad.


Where's Cody when he's needed?


mash535 - 9/24/2005 at 08:21 AM

24, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Simpsons, Family Guy


WharfRat - 9/26/2005 at 09:08 AM

quote:
quote:
Looking forward to the return of the Soprano's...when is that BTW?


March

2006 (I hope that's what they meant!)




Better be

Its been waaaay too long.


And the new season of 24 in Jan!


piacere - 9/26/2005 at 01:48 PM

Hmmmm, let's see.

I enjoyed watching the Patriots-Steelers game yesterday.


OldSchool - 9/26/2005 at 02:29 PM

The Dead Zone is a pretty decent show,just seeing rusty from 'Vacation' & 'The Breakfast Club' all grown up is a trip in itself.'The 4400' improved in its 2nd season,'Stargate' is OK.Actuallt I watch more shows in primetime now than I have in years....For some reason 'The Sureal Life' keeps me watching like a car crash...


PeterNelson - 9/28/2005 at 11:49 PM

Hmmm . . . I watched my local Fox affiliate at the announced times, but they weren't showing 24 reruns. Maybe those start this coming weekend.

In the meantime, the same station has replaced Sunday night X-Files with Sex and the City. I did find a VHS of the X-Files movie at a garage sale a couple weeks ago, though--along with Animal House and The Blues Brothers.


PeterNelson - 10/19/2005 at 02:25 PM

My Fox affiliate has started up Day 1 reruns of 24, after all. Now they're on hiatus, though, while the baseball postseason plays out on Fox.

quote:
I wonder if there's any truth to the rumor that Donald Sutherland is going to apear this season as Jacks father?
Old School, I don't think that will happen this year, since Donald S. is costarring with Geena Davis in the new series Commander in Chief.



It'd sure be interesting to see Kiefer's real dad play Jack Bauer's dad, though! We might gain some insight into how Jack got so darned intense!


PeterNelson - 10/31/2005 at 04:42 AM

quote:
My Fox affiliate has started up Day 1 reruns of 24, after all. Now they're on hiatus, though, while the baseball postseason plays out on Fox.
I wrote that post after seeing Hour (episode) 1 of Day (season) 1. I was thinking, Great--I can see the whole thing from the beginning, and it should be no prob, since the local station shows each episode both Saturday at dinnertime and Sunday at 9.

Then there were a couple weeks when the baseball playoffs were going on both Saturdays and both Sundays during the crucial time slots, so no 24.

So, tonight, instead of picking back up with Hour 2, they showed Hour 4. Hours 2 and 3 were lost to the scheduling conflict!

Oh well . . . I'm back on it now.


PeterNelson - 1/12/2006 at 11:56 PM

quote:
Better be

Its been waaaay too long.


And the new season of 24 in Jan!
Wharfy, of course you, Denza, Old School, mash, and everybody know that Day 5 of 24 has its premiere this Sunday evening--2 hours, followed by 2 hours Monday. That should get things off and running!

I'd noticed that Kiefer was going to be on Letterman tonight, and when checking the 24 website, I see they conveniently provide such appearances in the "News" box:
* Kiefer will be on Letterman 1/12, Regis & Kelly 1/13, Charlie Rose 1/13
* Jean Smart will be on Ellen 1/13
* Connie Britton will be on Craig Ferguson 1/12

Also, whatever this means:
* Kiefer and 24 introduce this Sunday's playoff game - 4pm ET/1pm PT

As for those cast members making the rounds, Jean Smart was one of the Designing Women, I think. Maybe since we can't have Donald play Jack's dad, Jean can be his mom, as Jack pretends to be dead but can't help getting dragged out of his basement hideout at Mom's into saving the country again.
I don't know who this Connie Britton is--we'll see.

http://www.fox.com/24/

[Edited on 2006.1.14 by PeterNelson]


Hophead - 1/13/2006 at 12:09 AM


So this is the 24 thread? Sorry, never seen it. Last show on network TV that really had me hooked was Northern Exposure.


reneed - 1/13/2006 at 12:11 AM

i love bugs bunny and road runner. that's about as intellectual as i can get without going into racing, which is a sport, which was disallowed in the beginning.


staceyj - 1/13/2006 at 12:33 AM

quote:
i love bugs bunny and road runner. that's about as intellectual as i can get without going into racing, which is a sport, which was disallowed in the beginning.


Oh my GOD - I think you may be right - any possibilities of a missing sibling...


reneed - 1/13/2006 at 01:48 AM

]

Oh my GOD - I think you may be right - any possibilities of a missing sibling...



i have been told that i was adopted cause i just didn't act like the other children.


staceyj - 1/13/2006 at 01:56 AM

quote:
]

Oh my GOD - I think you may be right - any possibilities of a missing sibling...



i have been told that i was adopted cause i just didn't act like the other children.


I'm an only child - well actually mother always said they found me because I am not like the rest of the family... HumF? Seeing a pattern


Sang - 1/13/2006 at 04:45 AM

CSI, CSI Miami, 24

Watched 24 for the first time last year - intense show. I have seen seasons 1 & 2 on DVD, and have access to season 3 - I just don't have 24 hours to watch it. Once you start, it is hard to stop watching.


Looking forward to the first 4 episodes in 2 days. starting Sunday....


MoreCowbell - 1/14/2006 at 12:45 AM

The new season of The Shield started this week. Sometimes shows seem to drop off a bit after a couple of seasons. Based on the season opener thing look real interesting


PeterNelson - 1/17/2006 at 03:44 PM

quote:
CSI, CSI Miami, 24

Watched 24 for the first time last year - intense show. I have seen seasons 1 & 2 on DVD, and have access to season 3 - I just don't have 24 hours to watch it. Once you start, it is hard to stop watching.

Looking forward to the first 4 episodes in 2 days. starting Sunday....
Sang, what do you think? Did 24 come through, or what?!


Libby - 1/18/2006 at 04:28 AM

I've got to get caught up on 24. I've seen Seasons 1-3. Sang , you're right on with this show being intense and addicting. I usually take an entire weekend to watch a full season. Once I get started, I can't turn it off.


WharfRat - 1/18/2006 at 04:31 AM

I have not missed an episode of 24 yet.

Cant believe they knocked off Michelle


Libby - 1/18/2006 at 04:36 AM

Denza was telling me last season was an entire about face with character changes. I doubt I would even know anyone if I were to pick up now, so I'll just stay with the DVD's. I need to pick up Season 4, to me, the show is so great I don't mind spending the money for the DVD sets.


Denza - 1/18/2006 at 05:22 AM

quote:
quote:
I have not missed an episode of 24 yet.

Cant believe they knocked off Michelle




They knocked off Michelle?


Yeah, they had President Palmer and Michelle taking a dirt nap by the first commercial break of the season opener. That must have been a short contract negotiation.


Haisija - 1/18/2006 at 06:11 AM

Saw 24 for the first time last year and the show reminds me of some of Tom Clancey's high tech op novels. Really enjoyed last season.


PeterNelson - 3/6/2006 at 04:12 PM

Don't want anybody to miss a single hour:
Tonight there will be two hours of 24, starting an hour early: 7 Central Standard Time.
http://www.fox.com/24/

My prediction of the hour: The First Lady is going to be a little upset with the President.


johnwott - 3/6/2006 at 05:02 PM

Boston Legal

A kinky James Spader and a deranged Captian Kirk

wott's not to like?


Sang - 3/6/2006 at 05:08 PM

Watched Boston Legal last week - seemed pretty funny.....


BikeNJ420 - 3/6/2006 at 06:53 PM

Shatner is great on Boston Legal. That show has been my new favorite.


oldcoot - 3/6/2006 at 07:13 PM

24 is my favorite currently now that Arrested Development seems finished.

Although, G4 last night showed two hours of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog routines from Conan's show.

Damn funny stuff! Particularly the "Star Wars" bit and the Westminster Dog Show ones.


OldDirtRoad - 3/6/2006 at 11:47 PM




Currently :

Family Guy
The Simpsons
King of the Hill
Futurama (Adult Swim)
American Dad
That 70's show
Boondocks (Adult Swim)
Robot Chicken (Adult Swim)


WharfRat - 3/7/2006 at 12:52 AM

quote:
Don't want anybody to miss a single hour:
Tonight there will be two hours of 24, starting an hour early: 7 Central Standard Time.
http://www.fox.com/24/

My prediction of the hour: The First Lady is going to be a little upset with the President.



Cant wait for this one



And The Sopranos are back on Sunday!!

Just when I thought March couldnt get any better


GreenbackGuinea-pig - 3/7/2006 at 07:53 PM

the office


Denza - 3/7/2006 at 11:59 PM

One helluva episode of 24 last night.


PeterNelson - 3/8/2006 at 08:20 PM

quote:
One helluva episode of 24 last night.
For sure, Dennis! It had everything going on, and every character was full-on. I can't believe you-know-who died, though.


Denza - 3/8/2006 at 11:49 PM

Yeah Peter, I couldn't believe _____ died. It even made Chloe even lose the scrunchy face. Notice there was no thumping of the clock at the end...just silence...

I'm sure Kim is really glad to be back visiting CTU.

If you know what Henderson isn't telling, PM me. I have a theory, but that one is giving me some logic convulsions.


nypeachhead - 3/8/2006 at 11:59 PM

24 is one of my favs. But I have to admit, Lost is giving it a run for the money. I love that show.

And of course this Sunday, THE best show on TV returns. The Sopranos!!


Denza - 3/9/2006 at 12:01 AM

quote:
And of course this Sunday, THE best show on TV returns. The Sopranos!!


And about damn time!


PeterNelson - 3/9/2006 at 03:59 AM

quote:
Yeah Peter, I couldn't believe _____ died. It even made Chloe even lose the scrunchy face. Notice there was no thumping of the clock at the end...just silence...
I was sorta losing it to see Chloe losing it. Her acting was excellent. As for ____, here's an "obit" in USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2006-03-07-24_x.htm

I didn't notice that about the clock, Dennis. Good touch, and good catch.
quote:
I'm sure Kim is really glad to be back visiting CTU.
If Kim's shrink is also her boyfriend, I want Jack to make him pay! It almost happened when Jack and Kim were reunited, and that Barry, I think his name is, kept butting in and telling Jack how Kim felt. Now they're all sealed up in the "executive suite" together. Don't they have gas masks all over CTU in the cabinets, along with weapons and flak jackets?
quote:
If you know what Henderson isn't telling, PM me. I have a theory, but that one is giving me some logic convulsions.
I could speculate in a PM, Dennis, because I think HTW PMs are transmitted in an encrypted form that even Chloe couldn't hack into. I really can't comment on it in this post, because CTU-Midwest would pick up on it, haul me into the torture chamber, and fill my veins with that poison ivy sap they're using on Henderson.


WharfRat - 3/9/2006 at 04:10 AM

quote:
I could speculate in a PM, Dennis, because I think HTW PMs are transmitted in an encrypted form that even Chloe couldn't hack into. I really can't comment on it in this post, because CTU-Midwest would pick up on it, haul me into the torture chamber, and fill my veins with that poison ivy sap they're using on Henderson


You have been chatting with gina again, havent you



And I cant believe _______ died on 24 either


Glad to see Kim back though


PeterNelson - 3/26/2006 at 09:48 PM

The Simpsons tonight
Tonight on The Simpsons will be a first:
a live-action opening sequence, with human actors. This will be funny!

24 note
If we had a hard time believing ___ died, how about the next week when not just Lynn but ____ did?!


PeterNelson - 3/27/2006 at 10:41 PM

Well, that live-action Simpsons opening wasn't really funny--just different. "Bart" was the only one who really looked the part, and Lisa was way off! It was a really funny episode, though.

Something I like about the weekends on TV: My local Fox affiliate has just finished rerunning Day 1 of 24 about 3 weeks ago--and started right up with Day 2. This is on Saturday and again on Sunday. Then we have the current 24--Day 5--on Monday night. It's kinda freaky looking forward to two different 24 days all the time.

Except for Jack and Kim, there aren't many characters in both days! Let's see . . .
* Secret Service agent Aaron Pierce was in Day 1, I haven't seen him in Day 2 yet, and his character's gotten a boost in prominence in Day 5.
* Presidential advisor Mike Novick has been prominent in both Days 1 and 5 (now chief of staff), and his name was mentioned this past hour in Day 2, so he'll be showing up there, too.

Right now, Wayne Palmer, who was just forced off the road at the West Coast Wing compound by gunmen in a black van, somehow has to get to Aaron before the black-van guys get to him, to Wayne. Aaron might enlist the help of Mike, and possibly the First Lady, in the matter Wayne needs to bring to official attention.


Rydethwind - 3/28/2006 at 02:10 AM

lost it is just like the weather here in Idaho if you do not like it wait 5 mins. and it will be all different.


PeterNelson - 5/22/2006 at 04:46 PM

The season finale of 24 is tonight. It starts an hour early because it's going to be both Hours 23 and 24, so 7 CDT.

Either that or this on ABC:
http://abc.go.com/primetime/legendsball/

P.s. I got this videotape at a yard sale Saturday:


musichick3 - 5/22/2006 at 05:13 PM

The Daily Show


Sheepy - 5/23/2006 at 01:03 AM

The Simpsons, Sopranos, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Cartoons are funny You get funnier things in cartoons that regular comedy sitcoms don't have.


BIGV - 5/23/2006 at 05:59 AM

I'm pretty much a Sports, Movies, & News kind of guy when it comes to TV. But if you have not seen this Yet...Give it a shot....

"My Name is Earl"


musichick3 - 5/23/2006 at 05:49 PM

I've seen "Earl" It's pretty funny!


PeterNelson - 8/28/2006 at 05:33 PM

Normally, I hate polls and awards--until they start agreeing with me!

24 Is Among the Big Winners as Television Presents Its Emmy Awards
By EDWARD WYATT
Published: August 28, 2006

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 — 24, the Fox thriller that set in motion the current trend for serial dramas when it made its debut in 2001, won three Emmy Awards on Sunday night, cementing its reputation as one of the most provocative and influential series on television at the 58th annual awards ceremony.

Not only did the show win the award for best drama series, but its star, Kiefer Sutherland, a fan favorite, won the Emmy for best actor in a drama, his first victory after five acting nominations. {Too bad Alan Alda and Blythe Danner beat Gregory Itzin and Jean Smart [24's Pres. and Mrs. Logan] for the supporting actor and actress awards.}



"Now will someone please get me off this Chinese freighter?!"

And Jon Cassar won for best director for a drama series for the episode “7 a.m. to 8 a.m.” Each season of 24 follows a federal agent named Jack Bauer for an entire day. {This winning episode was the season opener:

7:00 A.M.
Jack waits to be hired at an oil refinery in the Mojave desert. The foreman refers to him as “Frank Flynn.” . . .
7:55 A.M.
Jack orders Chloe to walk away with Derek. He tells Haas that he will only receive medical attention if he confesses why they are after him. Haas says that Palmer was the primary target and the others were just a diversion to make it look like Jack did it. Haas doesn’t know who hired him. When Jack learns that this is the man who killed Palmer, he shoots him. Chloe and Derek wince as they watch.
http://www.fox.com/24/episodes/7am.htm

. . . The Fox thriller 24 led all series with 12 nominations. . . .

{Whole Emmys article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/28/arts/television/28emmy.html?ex=1157428800 &en=99235dee790d5ec4&ei=5070&emc=eta1

{Technical Emmys reported at show website}
Congratulations to the show's 2 Emmy wins! Best Dramatic Underscore Music Compostition and Best Single Camera Editing. {Not saying on 24, but I have heard compositions that remind me of compost.}
http://www.fox.com/24/

24 nominations
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kiefer Sutherland)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Gregory Itzin)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Smart)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Serie-"9:00PM-10:00PM"
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series-"7:00AM-8:00AM"
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series-"7:00AM-8:00AM"
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series-"9:00AM-10:00AM"
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)-"6:00AM-7:00AM"
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series-"9:00PM-10:00PM"
Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series-"7:00AM-8:00AM"
Outstanding Stunt Coordination-"9:00AM-10:00AM"
http://www.fox.com/specials/emmy2006/index.htm


Peachypetewi - 8/28/2006 at 06:04 PM

The Office is just a scream. It's rapidly reaching the same esteem I hold Curb Your Enthusiasm. Just a bit above Arrested Development.


whatiyam - 8/28/2006 at 06:16 PM



is that the simpsons live action intro that has millions of views on youtube?

quote:
The Simpsons tonight
Tonight on The Simpsons will be a first:
a live-action opening sequence, with human actors. This will be funny!

24 note
If we had a hard time believing ___ died, how about the next week when not just Lynn but ____ did?!


TopDroog - 8/28/2006 at 07:39 PM

I tried watching The 4400 for a while. I like the premise of the show, and some of the characters, and the overall story, but the episodes just move a bit too slowly for me. So, that'll be one to catch up on when DVD's are available.

The one new show that I'm digging quite a bit is Psych.


PeterNelson - 8/28/2006 at 11:46 PM

quote:
is that the simpsons live action intro that has millions of views on youtube?
quote:
The Simpsons tonight
Tonight on The Simpsons will be a first:
a live-action opening sequence, with human actors. This will be funny!

It may be, whatiyam--I haven't seen the YouTube clip. It was a pretty ordinary intro--not really funny--only with people playing Homer and everybody. I was hoping they'd really go nuts with the actors, having totally wack stuff happen to them, not to mention having actors that more closely looked like their characters in the first place.

Droogie, those shows you mention: Are they on HBO or something?


whatiyam - 8/29/2006 at 04:20 PM

csi, daily show, colbert, numbers is okay

csi episodes are on google video, small image but FREE


moonlight2714 - 8/30/2006 at 03:48 AM

OK Let's see, h-m-m-m-m
Family Guy
X-Files
Friends
Cold Case
Sopranos
HGTV
CSI Miami, New York and Las Vegas
Extreme Makeover
David Letterman

[Edited on 8/30/2006 by moonlight2714]


cogger - 8/30/2006 at 08:40 PM

Not much TV here but
History channel
Vh1 Classic

My kids got me into Family Guy a little bit.

American Idol sucks


PeterNelson - 11/10/2006 at 04:28 AM

Kiefer tonight on Late Show with David Letterman



Thursday, November 9
Kiefer Sutherland (I Trust You To Kill Me)
Jenna Fischer (The Office)
Rocco DeLuca (CD, I Trust You To Kill Me): Kiefer has dabbled in managing a rock band, but I don't know whether this performance has anything to do with that, other than the CD looks like it's from Kiefer's new movie.

Edit: This was Jack's band. The new movie is a documentary looking at Jack on the road with them and trying to be a road manager.

Hahaaaa--did I just call Kiefer "Jack"?

My local Fox station is currently running reruns of Day 3, so I'm rounding out my 24 experience by catching up on those, since I didn't get hooked on 24 until near the end of the original season of Day 3. Right now in the reruns, it's at the point where Jack has busted Salazar outta the pen, and Jack's been knocked out and taken aboard the plane to Mexico. Also, Kim has just been caught by Gael in that tech room where Gael was monitoring stuff for the Salazars.

[Edited on 2006.11.10 by PeterNelson]


heineken515 - 11/10/2006 at 04:43 AM

My new favorite show is Classic Albums on VH1 Classic.

A current interview type rehash of the making of...with whomever is still alive anyhow...that had a part in making, well, classic albums.

I've seen Who's Next and Dark Side of the Moon.

Both great hour long shows.


PhotoRon286 - 11/10/2006 at 04:55 AM




heineken515 - 11/10/2006 at 05:00 AM

Oh also, my kids and I are hooked on The Office.


johnwott - 11/10/2006 at 05:12 AM

ABC took Boston Legal off the air for election coverage.

BASTIDS


OldDirtRoad - 11/12/2006 at 03:59 PM



Current shows:


Family Guy
The Simpsons
American Dad
King of the Hill
Robot Chicken
Boondocks
The War at Home

That is the only stuff I watch of the current shows.


WharfRat - 11/12/2006 at 04:00 PM

2 more months till the return of 24


piacere - 11/12/2006 at 04:09 PM

not much tv. History Channel, mostly.

one network show me and the sweetie watch together and without fail: The Office.




whatiyam - 11/12/2006 at 06:01 PM


i am up late at night so i caught a canadian syndicated show here in new york, Da Vinci's Inquest, it is the biggest show in canada, it is set in vancouver. it is like csi in that it is about a coroner and cops, but it is not at all like american tv, very low key, a nice change of pace in fact. the actors are great, the multiple story lines run across shows. it takes a couple of shows to grow on you but give it a try.
look to see if it is running in your area, not a network show, but picked up in larger markets.


er1016 - 11/12/2006 at 06:15 PM

NCIS
SHARK


PeterNelson - 11/14/2006 at 06:36 AM

quote:
2 more months till the return of 24
Wharfy, they showed that 24 preview during the World Series, but I never watch 24 previews--or even commercials. So, don't tell me what's going to happen!

.

Left: Actual Vice President Gardner, 1933-41
Right
24's Vice President Gardner, 2006-?

That show really goes through the presidents pretty quick! Let's see what President Twin Peaks has to do to help Jack excape from the Chinese. Well, except President Logan won't necessarily have resigned by the time this next day starts.


AlohaEd - 11/14/2006 at 12:54 PM

OMG, too many.

Currently -
24
The Shield
Mythbusters
Rescue Me
Antiques Roadshow
Simpsons
Amazing Race
Survivor
Lost
Eureka
Deadliest Catch
Food Network
Any football game J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, JETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Past -
NYPD Blue
Cheers
Third Watch
Deadwood

And some great shows that the networks cancelled -
Odyssey 5 (Showtime)
Threshold
Invasion
Surface


BIGV - 11/16/2006 at 12:28 AM

Hands Down....."My Name is Earl"


DanB - 11/16/2006 at 12:52 PM

The Office
My Name is Earl


CanPeach - 11/16/2006 at 02:10 PM

Current:
Battlestar Gallactica
Coronation Street (British show)
Jericho
Trailer Park Boys

Classic shows

Cheers
Seinfeld
Beverly Hillbillies
Leave It To Beaver (Still watch at noon when I'm home from work)
Hill Street Blues
Star Trek
Twilight Zone
Kung Fu
On The Buses (British Show)


metsman5 - 11/18/2006 at 04:06 PM

Thankfully, I don't watch television. Gave it up about 4 years ago. Rots the mind.


Sheepy - 11/18/2006 at 07:32 PM

Da Ali G Show!!!


Bird - 11/20/2006 at 06:11 AM

Sopranos
Rome
Entourage
Ali G Show
Six Feet Under

Andy Griffith Show
Beverly Hillbillies
Seinfeld

David Letterman
Red Skelton
Ed Sullivan


Bird - 11/20/2006 at 06:13 AM

Oh Lord !!! I forgot !!!

DEADWOOD!!!!!!!!!


Jack - 11/21/2006 at 06:42 PM

Hey Neil,another Coronation Street fan...used to watch it with Beth's grandmother in the 70's and never stopped.An aquired taste...

Current stuff:

Heroes
NCIS
Numbers


mulehead13 - 11/21/2006 at 07:48 PM

HOUSE!! Just a great show that is well written and acted.


PeterNelson - 1/30/2007 at 03:51 PM

mulehead, it's funny that yours is the last post in this thread, because I'm digging it up because of House.

24 is still my favorite show on TV, but House has risen in the rankings this year. It's on at the same time as another of my favorites, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which is coincidentally declining a bit. So, I'm not sure which one I'll end up watching tonight.

This morning's online NY Times has this interesting article on House, which I'm excerpting here (my comments in curly brackets {/}):

House, Already Strong, Gets a Boost
By BILL CARTER
Published: January 30, 2007

LOS ANGELES — Even after a couple of weeks of giddy two-hour ratings for American Idol on Tuesday nights, the Fox network has no trepidation in turning to a drama to follow Idol at 9 {8 Central} this Tuesday, because the drama in question, House, is already the strongest scripted hour that Fox has to offer.

{House may be the verbally most dense for 60 minutes, but I wouldn't say it's more "strongly scripted" than 24.}

. . . All this success comes from a series that at first seemed to belong on a different network, that struggled so much in its early weeks that Fox cut back its order of episodes, and that at one point defied what sounded like a fix-or-be-canceled order from executives. . . .

But as its top producers, David Shore and Katie Jacobs, noted in an interview in their offices here on the Fox Studio lot, it also took some preposterous luck in casting and some exquisite timing in scheduling.

Things might never have worked out had a largely unknown British actor named Hugh Laurie not sent in an audition tape at just the right time. Or had all of Fox’s other new series in the fall of 2004 not failed so quickly that by the time American Idol came the next January, House was the show selected to be placed immediately behind it. . . .

What House really had was a creative team committed to its vision of a singular lead character. “What they pitched was a doctor who hates people but solves insoluble medical mysteries,” said Craig Erwich, executive vice president of programming at Fox. . . .

“The Sherlock Holmes thing was part of it from the beginning,” Mr. Shore said. It is also the reason the character is called House. “That was our little joke,” Mr. Shore said. “Holmes, as in ‘home,’ becomes House.” . . . a clever touch by the Fox graphics department, putting a square around the first letter in “House” to signal the setting of the hospital.

Mr. Laurie, who was in Namibia shooting a film when he made the initial audition tape, had received only a few pages of the script and thought that House, as nasty as he was, must surely be a supporting character. Mr. Shore knew Mr. Laurie from his comic work in England in shows like Black Adder. “I knew him as a British twit,” he said.

{Hilarious string of series, the Black Adder seasons, and the Hugh Laurie character(s) was (were) indeed always (a) twit(s) --but one(s) whose twitty nature was changing with the setting and era of the season. Rowan Atkinson was tremendous, too.

Great show. I wish my PBS station would run Black Adder instead of the dull Britcoms they have. Actually, I wish my PBS station would run Black Adder instead of America's Ballroom Challenge and News Hour with Jim Lehrer.}

After an appearance that Mr. Erwich called “one of the great auditions of all time,” no one else needed to apply. . . .

Mr. Laurie has since won two Golden Globe awards as best actor. Mr. Shore gave Fox credit for appreciating down deep what the show was all about.

“There was a reason a network should have been scared” of this character, he said, adding, “Fox was never scared. The phone call I expected to get from Day 1 I never got: ‘Everything is great, great; but you’ve got to make the character more likeable.’ You always get that call, and we never got that call.”

{Frankly, the constant unlikability of Dr. House is what kept me away from the show completely at first and keeps me from being a bigger fan now. Sure, sometimes he's really funny, and he's usually very clever, but his darkness and disrespect for others are too unrelenting and even predictable, and in the end just way too nasty.

The other thing about House that I don't like is that you have to be a medical specialist to follow most of the medical jargon 100%, so I don't really know whether the diagnoses are brilliant. The lay viewer just has to take it on faith that House is a brilliant doctor. In "regular" mysteries and detective shows, the nature of the mystery and terminology used by the crime-solvers are not so esoteric that you can't follow along--and sometimes even stay a step ahead of the crime-solvers.}

Full story 6X as long:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/30/arts/television/30hous.html?th&emc=th


TopDroog - 1/30/2007 at 07:46 PM

I gobble up everything Rowan Atkinson touches.

Wait . . . that didn't come out right. Let me rephrase that - I'm a big fan of Rowan Atkinson's work.

My library has the entire Black Adder series on DVD, Peter. You might want to check that out. You can probably find it through WorldCat . . . but I'm sure you know this.

Peace.


PeterNelson - 1/31/2007 at 12:51 AM

No, I never looked at WorldCat before, Droogie--thanks! I guess that's like a nationwide version of going through a local library for Illinois Interlibrary Loan (infrequently resorted to).



I don't remember wassup with Hugh's hair--was he a barrister at Rowan's court-martial or something?

From WorldCat, it doesn't look like a nearby library has all the Black Adder series, but next time I'm going by this offbeat video store on campus that has all sorts of cult favorites, I should check.


PeterNelson - 2/6/2007 at 05:56 PM

Nelson Ratings



Prime-time shows from the Big 4 commercial networks plus PBS I might watch this week
Sunday: Part of Old School (ABC)
Monday: 24 (Fox), part of At Close Range with National Geographic (PBS)
Tuesday: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC) or House (Fox) [same hour]
Wednesday: America's Ballroom Challenge (PBS) [just kidding ]
Thursday: My Name Is Earl (NBC) and The Office (NBC), Secrets of New York: Secrets in the Sky: The Towers of Gotham (PBS)
Friday: Independent Lens: Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (PBS), A. Lincoln: Attorney at Law (PBS)
Saturday: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC)

Source: Nelson Media Research


Prompted by this article:
A New Boss at NBC, and Even Newer Issues
By BILL CARTER
Published: February 6, 2007

When Jeff Zucker is named the new chief executive of NBC Universal today, succeeding Bob Wright, he will be completing one of the most spectacular ascents of any recent media executive: from part-time sports researcher in 1986 to corporate C.E.O two decades later. {Is it what you'd call fun to bust the Times for omitting a period in "C.E.O."? }. . .

One of the downturns for the company occurred on Mr. Zucker’s watch when he ran the network’s entertainment division in California. NBC fell from first place to last in prime time in 2004, just after Mr. Zucker finished his run as president of NBC Entertainment. {Zucker was promoted at that point to president of the NBC Universal Television Group, which means head of entertainment plus production. See in the graph how bad the NBC decline under Zucker has been.

{Zucker seemed to be the force behind Fear Factor and the lamest and most imitative of the reality and prime-time game shows. [I'm not willing to give Zucker credit for the NBC shows I do watch. ] Note that NBC is even behind Fox, which has 25% less prime time every night, since Fox puts up nothing in the 10-11 EST [9 Central] slot.} . . .

Competitors in Hollywood — and some critics in the press — have pointed to those struggles and asked why Mr. Zucker was not held more responsible for them. . . .
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/business/media/06nbc.html?_r=1&th& ;emc=th&oref=slogin


Daisymae - 2/6/2007 at 06:47 PM

My fav is Arrested Development...I don't know how that was cancelled and Wife Swap remains...

I also love Family Guy


leafsfan - 2/8/2007 at 06:09 AM

The ffice (Uk or us version) and Andy Griffeth "thats right Aunt Bea"


PeterNelson - 2/8/2007 at 06:49 AM

leafsfan, I've been liking The Office so much lately, I think sometime I'm going to track down the British version for the sake of comparison. Could they possibly have a receptionist who's more of a sweetheart than Pam?

quote:
Prime-time shows from the Big 4 commercial networks plus PBS I might watch this week
. . .
Tuesday: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC) or House (Fox) [same hour]

These were both new episodes, and I ended up choosing LOCI because
1. it was Detectives Goren & Eames, not the other pair; and
2. Xander Berkeley, who was George Mason on 24, was a guest star.

.

P.s. All you 24 fans know that in real life Berkeley married Sarah "Nina" Clarke?


rosshmusic - 2/8/2007 at 02:42 PM

I may have even replied already but I list the shows I hate to miss...

#1) Heroes - Great show for us geeks I think Droog would like this one though I don't know if he watches it

#2) Lost

#3) 24

#4) The Office and My Name is Earl

#5) Prison Break

thats about it for shows I get upset about missing..


TopDroog - 2/8/2007 at 04:15 PM

quote:
I may have even replied already but I list the shows I hate to miss...

#1) Heroes - Great show for us geeks I think Droog would like this one though I don't know if he watches it



Nope . . . I've hardly even heard of it. What's the premise?

I'm a new 24 convert - just started watching this season with the two-day, four-hour opener. Good stuff. I think we're getting two hours next week, too.

My general overall favorite though is the Sopranos, when it's in season.

I watch a little SVU or Criminal Intent on USA when I'm in the kitchen - cooking, cleaning, eating, etc. Maybe a little CSI Las Vegas - the only one of the three I like.

Maybe a little Reno 911.


rosshmusic - 2/8/2007 at 04:25 PM

Droog,

Heroes is about folks that have "superhero" type powers... they do a good job of showing people discovering their powers and showing that some want them... some don't... some are dangerous... some are not...

it's on NBC at the same time as 24 (which sucks...) so I normally tape one and then watch the other...

I think they are upto episode 13 maybe... and you really need to watch the early episode to get a lot of whats going on now... being as you like the sci-fi stuff I think you would dig this... it's done really well...

I can send you xvid copies of all the episodes up till now if you want... you'll have to watch them on your computer unless you have something that plays back mpeg-4 video on your TV (my computer is hooked to my TV)... an hour long (42 minutes actually cause all the commercails are cut out)... is about 350MB


PeterNelson - 2/12/2007 at 05:55 PM

quote:
I'm a new 24 convert - just started watching this season with the two-day, four-hour opener. Good stuff. I think we're getting two hours next week, too.

Droogie, rrosshh, and other 24 watchers:
Don't forget that tonight it's a special 2-hour Lincoln's Birthday presentation of 24 , starting an hour earlier.


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