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Post by dxmnkd316 » Sun Sep 27 7:55 pm

So I'm guessing the other thread fell into disrepair and Jup deleted it which is fine.

Did anyone watch the Cleveland Show tonight? I'll be shocked if this show gets beyond it's original purchase. It's worse than Family Guy, which used to be funny. Seth McFarlane is one of the most overrated writers on earth.

Also, Community, the new show on NBC is pretty good. Joel McHale is absolutely hilarious. Plus it doesn't hurt to have CHevy Chase.
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Re: Television (2009/10 Season)

Post by st8ofhockey » Sun Sep 27 8:35 pm

That Family Guy episode was awful. They had a whole summer to think up new material and that's the best they can come up with!? With as little free time as I have to sit down and watch TV, I don't really follow a specific show week-by-week, but I have a feeling that won't be a problem this year...

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Post by Hobey Baker » Sun Sep 27 8:46 pm

Kent Hrbek has severed ties to the "Kent Hrbek Outdoors" show. Wall to Wall media bought the show two years ago. Herbie said it wasn't an amicable seperation.

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Post by Amonte_10 » Sun Sep 27 9:05 pm

Hobey Baker wrote:Kent Hrbek has severed ties to the "Kent Hrbek Outdoors" show. Wall to Wall media bought the show two years ago. Herbie said it wasn't an amicable seperation.

I will miss this show!!

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Post by HockeyBum » Sun Sep 27 10:06 pm

dxmnkd316 wrote:So I'm guessing the other thread fell into disrepair and Jup deleted it which is fine.

Did anyone watch the Cleveland Show tonight? I'll be shocked if this show gets beyond it's original purchase. It's worse than Family Guy, which used to be funny. Seth McFarlane is one of the most overrated writers on earth.


I watched about 5 minutes of the Cleveland Show. What little I saw was awful enough for me to change the channel. I had to record Family Guy since I was getting the kid ready for bed, but from what I read here it's probably not worth my time to sit down and watch it.

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Post by Gopherguy05 » Sun Sep 27 10:24 pm

HockeyBum wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:So I'm guessing the other thread fell into disrepair and Jup deleted it which is fine.

Did anyone watch the Cleveland Show tonight? I'll be shocked if this show gets beyond it's original purchase. It's worse than Family Guy, which used to be funny. Seth McFarlane is one of the most overrated writers on earth.


I watched about 5 minutes of the Cleveland Show. What little I saw was awful enough for me to change the channel. I had to record Family Guy since I was getting the kid ready for bed, but from what I read here it's probably not worth my time to sit down and watch it.



I thought it was one of the funnier episodes they had done in quite a while.....to each their own i guess...

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Post by dxmnkd316 » Sun Sep 27 10:37 pm

Gopherguy05 wrote:
HockeyBum wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:So I'm guessing the other thread fell into disrepair and Jup deleted it which is fine.

Did anyone watch the Cleveland Show tonight? I'll be shocked if this show gets beyond it's original purchase. It's worse than Family Guy, which used to be funny. Seth McFarlane is one of the most overrated writers on earth.


I watched about 5 minutes of the Cleveland Show. What little I saw was awful enough for me to change the channel. I had to record Family Guy since I was getting the kid ready for bed, but from what I read here it's probably not worth my time to sit down and watch it.



I thought it was one of the funnier episodes they had done in quite a while.....to each their own i guess...


Sad part is, as bad as the episode was, it was one of the funnier ones in a while. Which isn't saying much. I missed American Dad (the best of the three shows) because I couldn't take Seth McFarlane anymore.

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Post by Slap Shot » Mon Sep 28 4:04 am

I only saw the first few of Family Guy (recorded the rest) but I thought it was good. I made up my mind before not to watch Cleveland - it just looked bad.

I thought Modern Family was outstanding, although it might go the way of Arrested Development as it's probably not for the stupid masses.

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Post by dxmnkd316 » Fri Oct 02 4:49 pm

Either the questions on Jeopardy have gotten easier or I've gotten smarter. I know for a fact the latter isn't true so...

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Post by gopher6 » Fri Oct 16 9:04 am

this weekend gophers on FSN, wild on kstc45 close to the same time , why can't we get these two contracts to work together so there are not any tape delayed gopher puck games??

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Post by GophGeek » Fri Oct 16 10:58 am

Does anyone know if FSN has installed HD cammera's at Mariucci Arena or if any of the away games will be broadcast in HD. Hockey was made for HD!

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Post by Lars Sauve » Fri Oct 16 11:02 am

gopher6 wrote:this weekend gophers on FSN, wild on kstc45 close to the same time , why can't we get these two contracts to work together so there are not any tape delayed gopher puck games??


Because there are a dozen people who like to watch Wolves games.

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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Oct 16 12:31 pm

GophGeek wrote:Does anyone know if FSN has installed HD cammera's at Mariucci Arena or if any of the away games will be broadcast in HD. Hockey was made for HD!


As of right now the only HD games are the ones scheduled on BTN.

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Post by Orion » Fri Oct 16 6:54 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
GophGeek wrote:Does anyone know if FSN has installed HD cammera's at Mariucci Arena or if any of the away games will be broadcast in HD. Hockey was made for HD!


As of right now the only HD games are the ones scheduled on BTN.


FSN doesn't want to rush into anything. They have their HD switch over set for 2029.

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Post by dxmnkd316 » Sat Oct 31 2:01 am

I know this show isn't for everyone but Red Eye on fox news is one of the funniest shows on television.

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Post by gopheritall » Sat Oct 31 10:54 am

Orion wrote:
Slap Shot wrote:
GophGeek wrote:Does anyone know if FSN has installed HD cammera's at Mariucci Arena or if any of the away games will be broadcast in HD. Hockey was made for HD!


As of right now the only HD games are the ones scheduled on BTN.


FSN doesn't want to rush into anything. They have their HD switch over set for 2029.

The other stations will switch to SHD (Super HD) in 2021 so they are only goign to be 2 generations behind for 8 years... ;)

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Post by Doughboy » Sat Oct 31 11:54 am

Flash Forward and Fringe are the highlights for me this year.
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Post by dxmnkd316 » Tue Nov 03 10:51 pm

Haha, I was channel surfing and stopped on channel 2. A show called "Posh Nosh" was on. it's pretty damned funny.

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Post by Bushwood Gopher » Wed Nov 04 12:24 am

What did any of you fellow sci-fi junkies think of V?

I was a huge fan of the original miniseries/show in the 80's. The new one tonight was ok. I think it will be hard pressed to be as good as the original but we'll see.

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Post by nets33 » Wed Nov 04 11:42 am

I missed the previous thread on TV this season but I'm gonna have to say #1 show on right now has got to be Modern Family, Hilarious!

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Post by thedude » Wed Nov 04 11:45 am

Nothing beats Curb and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Both are brilliant.

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Post by Snowcool08 » Wed Nov 04 5:52 pm

Although I've been watching almost every single show talked about so far, my vote for bets shows so far goes with The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and Community. It's good to see some decent comedies come back in the recent years. The medical dramas were getting really boring.

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Post by dxmnkd316 » Wed Nov 04 7:26 pm

House is still the absolute best show on television (IMNSHO)

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Post by Zwak » Wed Nov 04 7:32 pm

dxmnkd316 wrote:House is still the absolute best show on television (IMNSHO)


Couldn't agree more. It would be very easy for this show to become stale as the premise is the same each week, but the writing keeps it fresh.

30 Rock is the (intentionally) funniest show on TV right now, IMO
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Post by dxmnkd316 » Wed Nov 04 7:35 pm

Zwak wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:House is still the absolute best show on television (IMNSHO)


Couldn't agree more. It would be very easy for this show to become stale as the premise is the same each week, but the writing keeps it fresh.

30 Rock is the (intentionally) funniest show on TV right now, IMO


I watched that show for a while but ended up hating it. I don't remember why but I just didn't mesh with it I guess.

The writing on house is fantastic. Plus the character development is some of the best I've ever seen.

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Post by g-manpuck » Wed Nov 04 8:24 pm

dxmnkd316 wrote:House is still the absolute best show on television (IMNSHO)


I am a big fan of House, Hugh Laurie is brilliant as that character. Towards the end of last season the whole hallucination thing bugged me then the season finale totally bowled me over...I didn't see the ending coming. So far this season is good, I love the writing....I wish my doctor could be that brutally honest!
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Post by dxmnkd316 » Wed Nov 04 9:17 pm

g_manpucker wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:House is still the absolute best show on television (IMNSHO)


I am a big fan of House, Hugh Laurie is brilliant as that character. Towards the end of last season the whole hallucination thing bugged me then the season finale totally bowled me over...I didn't see the ending coming. So far this season is good, I love the writing....I wish my doctor could be that brutally honest!


I am still a season behind.

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Post by Zwak » Wed Nov 04 9:20 pm

dxmnkd316 wrote:
g_manpucker wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:House is still the absolute best show on television (IMNSHO)


I am a big fan of House, Hugh Laurie is brilliant as that character. Towards the end of last season the whole hallucination thing bugged me then the season finale totally bowled me over...I didn't see the ending coming. So far this season is good, I love the writing....I wish my doctor could be that brutally honest!


I am still a season behind.


I can't believe House died.
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Post by dxmnkd316 » Wed Nov 04 9:28 pm

Zwak wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:
g_manpucker wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:House is still the absolute best show on television (IMNSHO)


I am a big fan of House, Hugh Laurie is brilliant as that character. Towards the end of last season the whole hallucination thing bugged me then the season finale totally bowled me over...I didn't see the ending coming. So far this season is good, I love the writing....I wish my doctor could be that brutally honest!


I am still a season behind.


I can't believe House died.


You literally got my heart to skip a beat. Then I realized you were screwing with me. Then I realized, I hate you :wink:

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Post by Armadillo » Wed Nov 04 10:16 pm

dxmnkd316 wrote:
Zwak wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:
g_manpucker wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:House is still the absolute best show on television (IMNSHO)


I am a big fan of House, Hugh Laurie is brilliant as that character. Towards the end of last season the whole hallucination thing bugged me then the season finale totally bowled me over...I didn't see the ending coming. So far this season is good, I love the writing....I wish my doctor could be that brutally honest!


I am still a season behind.


I can't believe House died.


You literally got my heart to skip a beat. Then I realized you were screwing with me. Then I realized, I hate you :wink:


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Post by melmac » Thu Nov 05 10:38 am

White Collar on USA Friday night is a new favorite for me.
Also absolutely LOVE Castle Monday night on ABC.
And Big Bang... well, it reminds me a lot of the Tech kids. :mrhappy:
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Post by Kelly Red » Thu Nov 05 10:55 am

Love Modern Family, am counting the days until Lost resumes, but my current favorite show? Shhhh, lean in so I can whisper....Sons of Anarchy. Arggg, I can't believe I admitted that I'm hooked on a show about a CA biker gang! I'm female, slightly mid-aged, normal in all relative aspects. I should be watching Desperate Housewives, The Good Wife, Ugly Betty, but noooooooo, give me biker gangs, father/son issues over power, cheap porn flick production as gang income. :lol:

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Thu Jan 28 8:13 pm

I'm :censored: watching Gordon :censored: Ramsay's "Kitchen :censored: Nightmares."

The man's ability to swear is stunning. :mrgreen:
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Post by Orion » Thu Jan 28 8:42 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:I'm :censored: watching Gordon :censored: Ramsay's "Kitchen :censored: Nightmares."

The man's ability to swear is stunning. :mrgreen:


The odd thing is about that show is that the original British version he is actually a very nice guy and a great motivator and manager. He cusses all the time still and can really be an arse when someone is not listening or giving him crap, but the US version basically makes him out to be an arse all the time.

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Post by gopherhockeyfan7 » Thu Jan 28 8:43 pm

Lost's final season starting next week. I really don't like the show as much as I did the 1st couple seasons... but I have to know what's going on! Talk about keeping people hooked...
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Post by SouthTexGopher » Thu Jan 28 8:52 pm

Orion wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:I'm :censored: watching Gordon :censored: Ramsay's "Kitchen :censored: Nightmares."

The man's ability to swear is stunning. :mrgreen:


The odd thing is about that show is that the original British version he is actually a very nice guy and a great motivator and manager. He cusses all the time still and can really be an arse when someone is not listening or giving him crap, but the US version basically makes him out to be an arse all the time.


I haven't seen the US version of the show...I'm watching it on BBC America. He doesn't come across as anything but passionate on the UK version. I am liking this show - it's the first time I've watched it.
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Post by dxmnkd316 » Thu Jan 28 9:12 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:
Orion wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:I'm :censored: watching Gordon :censored: Ramsay's "Kitchen :censored: Nightmares."

The man's ability to swear is stunning. :mrgreen:


The odd thing is about that show is that the original British version he is actually a very nice guy and a great motivator and manager. He cusses all the time still and can really be an arse when someone is not listening or giving him crap, but the US version basically makes him out to be an arse all the time.


I haven't seen the US version of the show...I'm watching it on BBC America. He doesn't come across as anything but passionate on the UK version. I am liking this show - it's the first time I've watched it.


I f:censored:king love kitchen nightmares. Makes me want to puke every now and then but whatever. Gordon Ramsey is the man.

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Post by stillgimpy » Fri Jan 29 10:01 am

Reading this thread is like watching or Listening to Rosen on KFAN or CCO at 5PM. I swear that guy must spend hours watching films. If he spent half that time going out to practices or games rather than taking his reports off line, he'd be a decent sportscaster once again. His coverage of hockey is terrible. He must be getting tired of his main job. WCCO is lucky the competition is weak. The woman on fox 9 does better than Rosen IMHO

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Post by pjoyn » Fri Jan 29 10:53 am

dxmnkd316 wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:
Orion wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:I'm :censored: watching Gordon :censored: Ramsay's "Kitchen :censored: Nightmares."

The man's ability to swear is stunning. :mrgreen:


The odd thing is about that show is that the original British version he is actually a very nice guy and a great motivator and manager. He cusses all the time still and can really be an arse when someone is not listening or giving him crap, but the US version basically makes him out to be an arse all the time.


I haven't seen the US version of the show...I'm watching it on BBC America. He doesn't come across as anything but passionate on the UK version. I am liking this show - it's the first time I've watched it.


I f:censored:king love kitchen nightmares. Makes me want to puke every now and then but whatever. Gordon Ramsey is the man.


Kitchen Nightmares (BBC version) is great, but I think The F Word is a better show.
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Post by SouthTexGopher » Fri Jan 29 11:22 am

pjoyn wrote:Kitchen Nightmares (BBC version) is great, but I think The F Word is a better show.


Last week they had a special on BBC America..."Top Gear" meets "The F Word." It was great. Here's a clip (not for the squeamish...and I'd suggest turning the sound way down if you're at work).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTOfhQ_SZEg[/youtube]
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Post by dxmnkd316 » Mon Feb 01 12:49 am

Wow, I just finished season 4 of Dexter. I think it would be an understatement to say season 5 needs to be out now.

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Post by Snowcool08 » Mon Feb 01 1:35 am

dxmnkd316 wrote:Wow, I just finished season 4 of Dexter. I think it would be an understatement to say season 5 needs to be out now.


I almost gave up on the series after a lackluster 2nd season and struggling through the first 2 episodes of season 3 on DVD, but someone told me season 4 was getting very good so I caught up and watched it. By far the best season and John Lithgow plays a great nemesis for Dexter. I have no idea where season 5 will go but I know it'll be very interesting.

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Post by dxmnkd316 » Mon Feb 01 6:51 am

Snowcool08 wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:Wow, I just finished season 4 of Dexter. I think it would be an understatement to say season 5 needs to be out now.


I almost gave up on the series after a lackluster 2nd season and struggling through the first 2 episodes of season 3 on DVD, but someone told me season 4 was getting very good so I caught up and watched it. By far the best season and John Lithgow plays a great nemesis for Dexter. I have no idea where season 5 will go but I know it'll be very interesting.


Season 2 was ok. But yes, this season easily ranks up there with the first season.

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Post by dxmnkd316 » Sun Apr 18 10:02 pm

Breaking Bad is amazing. The writing is up there with Dexter. Dexter has that quirky charm but Breaking Bad is far darker (if that's possible). Excellent show.

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Thu Apr 22 1:04 pm

An American version of Top Gear will begin showing on the History Channel this fall.

Yes, it’s true. The History channel and BBC Worldwide announced today that work has begun on an American version of TopGear, with US presenters fronting the new show.

The first series of ten episodes will air on History next fall (an American-only season not dissimilar to ‘autumn’, we believe), though exact dates are yet to be finalised. It will be hosted by Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood.


This version will likely be awful. 99% of what makes the UK version awesome is the three hosts. You can't replicate that.
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Post by gopherhockeyfan7 » Thu Apr 22 1:08 pm

This has been one of the best seasons of South Park so far. I laughed so hard during the medicinal marijuana episode. Abosolutely glorious :lol:
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In other news, FlashForward is really cool :)
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Post by Next Crosby » Thu Apr 22 1:48 pm

gopherhockeyfan7 wrote:This has been one of the best seasons of South Park so far. I laughed so hard during the medicinal marijuana episode. Abosolutely glorious :lol:


Matt Stone and Trey Parker are awesome. I love how they make fun of Tom Cruise, I hate that d-bag.

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Post by Luckygirl#13 » Thu Apr 22 2:08 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:An American version of Top Gear will begin showing on the History Channel this fall.

Yes, it’s true. The History channel and BBC Worldwide announced today that work has begun on an American version of TopGear, with US presenters fronting the new show.

The first series of ten episodes will air on History next fall (an American-only season not dissimilar to ‘autumn’, we believe), though exact dates are yet to be finalised. It will be hosted by Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood.


This version will likely be awful. 99% of what makes the UK version awesome is the three hosts. You can't replicate that.


:thumbup: I agree the American version will probably be terrible. I love this show and am addicted! Last week I asked my roommate how long it would be until the American version comes out. You knew it was inevitable. Yep...the 3 hosts make that show! And of course you can't forget about the Stig!

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SouthTexGopher wrote:An American version of Top Gear will begin showing on the History Channel this fall.

Yes, it’s true. The History channel and BBC Worldwide announced today that work has begun on an American version of TopGear, with US presenters fronting the new show.

The first series of ten episodes will air on History next fall (an American-only season not dissimilar to ‘autumn’, we believe), though exact dates are yet to be finalised. It will be hosted by Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood.


This version will likely be awful. 99% of what makes the UK version awesome is the three hosts. You can't replicate that.


I just started watching Top Gear. Absolutely fabulous. And I agree, no way they can replicate as even though the cars are fantastic the hosts truly make the show. The episode of them trekking across Bolivia in vehicles they purchased sight unseen is tremendous.
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The X Factor wrote:In other news, FlashForward is really cool :)


I wish more people felt that way. I've really enjoyed the show, but it's looking like a guarantee that it will be canceled after this season.

It's a really cool idea, though not always executed as well as it could have been. Plus, the extremely long winter break probably killed a lot of the following. Tonight's show should be pretty crazy though. I'm looking forward to it.

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FlashForward is the new Lost. It could get as big as Lost if they just gave it time. It's mostly the same writers and has a very similar feel to it. They'd better not cancel.

I've gotta catch up on Fringe too, that's another great show.
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SouthTexGopher wrote:An American version of Top Gear will begin showing on the History Channel this fall.

Yes, it’s true. The History channel and BBC Worldwide announced today that work has begun on an American version of TopGear, with US presenters fronting the new show.

The first series of ten episodes will air on History next fall (an American-only season not dissimilar to ‘autumn’, we believe), though exact dates are yet to be finalised. It will be hosted by Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood.


This version will likely be awful. 99% of what makes the UK version awesome is the three hosts. You can't replicate that.

The UK version I always forget that it's on until I catch the last 10 minutes of the show. You are right that the American version will fall WAAAYY short on hosts compared to the UK, but who really doesn't find those Brits witty?
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Maize wrote:
The X Factor wrote:In other news, FlashForward is really cool :)


I wish more people felt that way. I've really enjoyed the show, but it's looking like a guarantee that it will be canceled after this season.

It's a really cool idea, though not always executed as well as it could have been. Plus, the extremely long winter break probably killed a lot of the following. Tonight's show should be pretty crazy though. I'm looking forward to it.



Mark me down as a big fan as well. It will be interesting to see which direction the show goes. For the first 7 or 8 episodes it was average. The last half dozen or so have been very entertaining! It turned into a good show when Al Gough did you know what.

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killer4president wrote:
Maize wrote:
The X Factor wrote:In other news, FlashForward is really cool :)


I wish more people felt that way. I've really enjoyed the show, but it's looking like a guarantee that it will be canceled after this season.

It's a really cool idea, though not always executed as well as it could have been. Plus, the extremely long winter break probably killed a lot of the following. Tonight's show should be pretty crazy though. I'm looking forward to it.



Mark me down as a big fan as well. It will be interesting to see which direction the show goes. For the first 7 or 8 episodes it was average. The last half dozen or so have been very entertaining! It turned into a good show when Al Gough did you know what.

*I dont want to ruin it for anyone*


I always wanted to watch the show, but it's on the same time as the NBC comedies so I never got around to it. I will definitely have to buy the DVD of the show when it comes out then.

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Comedy Central is run by :censored: :chainsaw:

See: South Park 201 (this week's episode)



Did get hooked onto "Californication." Wow. :censored: up, good storylines, twisted humor. Full seal of approval here.
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The Rube wrote:Comedy Central is run by :censored: :chainsaw:

See: South Park 201 (this week's episode)


Totally agree, I'm sick of Comedy Central giving into the Muslim extremist assholes. Let's give into fear that'll show them. :roll:

Here's an article about the issue.

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Next Crosby wrote:
The Rube wrote:Comedy Central is run by :censored: :chainsaw:

See: South Park 201 (this week's episode)


Totally agree, I'm sick of Comedy Central giving into the Muslim extremist axxholes. Let's give into fear that'll show them. :roll:


Yea, this is a win for the bad guys. I guess the thing to do now a days is if you don't like someone's message, threaten violence against them :chainsaw: .
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Post by Eckes » Fri Apr 23 9:52 am

OMG FlashForward last night was really really intense! If you have even an inkling that you might like the show you have to do yourself a favor and watch it!
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Post by dxmnkd316 » Sun Apr 25 8:26 pm

So this series "The Story of Us" had me all excited. Not at all what I thought it would be though. The great historians featured so far: Gulianni, Donald Trump, Aaron Corkin (or something like that; a screenwriter), and Professor Gates of beer summit fame.

What a letdown...

Edit: Add Mayor Bloomberg to that list now...
And the co-founder of wikipedia...

This show just oozes respectability :roll:

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Post by Next Crosby » Sun Apr 25 9:10 pm

dxmnkd316 wrote:So this series "The Story of Us" had me all excited. Not at all what I thought it would be though. The great historians featured so far: Gulianni, Donald Trump, Aaron Corkin (or something like that; a screenwriter), and Professor Gates of beer summit fame.

What a letdown...

Edit: Add Mayor Bloomberg to that list now...
And the co-founder of wikipedia...

This show just oozes respectability :roll:


Visually it's a great show.

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Glad to see Lost finally kicked it into gear this week after a couple weeks of set-up episodes.

Flash Forward rules.

Patrick Warburton is the funniest man on TV (other than Peter Griffin). He should get an Emmy for "Rules of Engagement".
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Bigbeer wrote:Glad to see Lost finally kicked it into gear this week after a couple weeks of set-up episodes.

Flash Forward rules.

Patrick Warburton is the funniest man on TV (other than Peter Griffin). He should get an Emmy for "Rules of Engagement".


Well it's a good that Lost kicked it in to gear, but now we have to wait an extra week for the next episode and that drives me crazy.

I've watched every episode of Rules of Engagement and this season is by far the best. Patrick Warburton has just gotten funnier and I really like the addition of David Spade's assistant.

If anyone is looking for a good comedy to watch, Party Down is starting it's 2nd season on Starz and it is very entertaining. You can also catch up with the 1st season and watch 2nd season episodes after they are aired on Netflix.

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Snowcool08 wrote:
Bigbeer wrote:Glad to see Lost finally kicked it into gear this week after a couple weeks of set-up episodes.

Flash Forward rules.

Patrick Warburton is the funniest man on TV (other than Peter Griffin). He should get an Emmy for "Rules of Engagement".


Well it's a good that Lost kicked it in to gear, but now we have to wait an extra week for the next episode and that drives me crazy.

I've watched every episode of Rules of Engagement and this season is by far the best. Patrick Warburton has just gotten funnier and I really like the addition of David Spade's assistant.

If anyone is looking for a good comedy to watch, Party Down is starting it's 2nd season on Starz and it is very entertaining. You can also catch up with the 1st season and watch 2nd season episodes after they are aired on Netflix.


Party Down is great, although they are missing Jane Lynch. Should still be good.
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Post by Eckes » Mon May 10 4:07 pm

The X Factor wrote:FlashForward is the new Lost. It could get as big as Lost if they just gave it time. It's mostly the same writers and has a very similar feel to it. They'd better not cancel.

I've gotta catch up on Fringe too, that's another great show.


FYI, caught up on Fringe and I think it is a better and more intriguing show overall than FlashForward. JJ Abrams produced, Joshua Jackson / Anna Torv / John Noble are solid in their roles. Lots going on in the show that still hasn't been revealed yet. I'm really looking forward to part 1 of the season finale this thursday at 8
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Post by dxmnkd316 » Thu May 13 7:36 pm

Whoa... NBC cancels Law & Order... :(

Also, I completely missed this but apparently this is the final season of 24.

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Post by dxmnkd316 » Fri May 14 7:51 pm

Holy crap. Now Heroes has been canceled. Sorry Psych...

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Post by freighttrain » Fri May 14 10:40 pm

Sounds like FlashForward has also been canceled. I see some on here like it. After the break I couldnt get back into the show. Also the main people that made LOST dont have anything to do with Flashforward.

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Post by Jupiter » Fri May 14 11:02 pm

I am very happy to hear the Chuck was renewed for a 4th season.

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Jupiter wrote:I am very happy to hear the Chuck was renewed for a 4th season.


That's great news, NBC was still on the fence earlier in the week.

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Post by eddieshore » Sat May 15 11:37 am

For those with families... "Modern Family" is fantastic. Great cast and writing.

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Post by dxmnkd316 » Sat May 15 12:15 pm

eddieshore wrote:For those with families... "Modern Family" is fantastic. Great cast and writing.


Ed O'Neill is quite possibly the greatest actor of all time. (I'm only half joking. I love Ed O'Neill.)

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Post by bonesaw » Sun May 23 5:30 pm

LOST Series Finale is tonight... finally! :D :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Por favor. No lost spoilers? Or if you do any chance you can do the text as the same color as the background :)

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dxmnkd316 wrote:Por favor. No lost spoilers? Or if you do any chance you can do the text as the same color as the background :)


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