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Don't know if anyone else was watching Life on Mars, but I thought it wrapped up in a pretty cool way. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have liked the resolution as much if the show had gone on for years, so maybe it all was for the best. The show also ended an odd week of Dean Winters sightings, as he played little Sam's dad in the Life on Mars finale after popping up again the week before on both 30 Rock and The Sarah Conner Chronicles.

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42. No subject Apr 4, 2009, 21:19 space captain
 
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41. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2009, 01:28 zincthallinide
 
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40. Re: 24 Apr 4, 2009, 00:46 Creston
 
Don't y'all like the mindless action that is 24?

I do. This season has been excellent, imo.

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39. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2009, 00:45 Creston
 
I was under the impression people raved about season 4, is that not the case?

If you like being so depressed after watching a show that you'll feel like slicing your own wrists, you'll LOVE season 4.

Otherwise, yeah, you might not be too happy with it. Does main characters committing suicide sound like fun?

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38. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 22:39 Rigs
 
And, I mean, they had Edward James Olmos, one of the best actors ever.

I'll second that, tho I don't understand why (spoiler! if you haven't seen the last episode) they had so much fluff about his character in the final ep. What was the point of showing him puking on himself outside the bar? Only to drive home the fact that, yes, he is a human male, and all human males, at some time or another in their short lives end up puking in the dirt and then sit there and smile at the stars for hours for no apparent reason...I thought that was just common sense?

And the actor playing Baltar was amazing.

Yup, I'll second that one, too. Him, Adama, Lee and Starbuck were the only ones I really gave a damn about. But BSG would be nothing without Baltar's excellent performances...and self humiliations. I mean, even though he got smacked around every other ep, he still got the girls and stuck to his convictions...Is there a better example of what a man should be?

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37. Re: 24 Apr 3, 2009, 22:33 Ray Marden
 
I really dug the first two or so years of the show.

However, some one-hundred similar seasons later , it takes a bit for me to really get into the show. Generally, I will ignore a year or two, let some time pass, and then rent a full year from Netflix and watch it all immediatley back to back.

I do enjoy the show, but the number of times this oen person saves the world or the number of inane double-crossings.....
ZOMG I DIED BUT I DID NOT DIE AND I SAVED THE WORLD BUT NOW I AM BAD!
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36. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 22:27 Ray Marden
 
It has received crital acclaim through all "four" seasons, but a significant twist occured halfway through and, at that point, it became an entirely different show.

I still think the "new" show is good in its own little existential way, but it is a shame that they could not finish the "original" series. It has a completely different tone and push to it. Some people (stupidly) thought it was too dark or tense, but that is what originally sold people on the show.

Toss in the ending (which I would argue is justified for the "new" show, but is 100% not what I wanted, to say nothing of most people) and it just compounds how much the show changed.
Then again, compared to the utter sh*t on most channels...
Vaguely following Lost, but otherwise bored with television,
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35. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 21:44 everyone
 
Sorry blue, but I gotta say, when I read comments like in this thread about all the troubles people have with ads, I'm glad I use AdBlock. The page is a whole lot cleaner too.

I hate ads on TV, and that's probably one of the main reasons I don't watch TV. When they try to follow me online, it just irritates me, so I'm thankful to have the tools to ignore them.

Most ads these days are just so bloody invasive, it's disgusting. I don't like seeing huge page-sprawling ads or gigantic Flash ads, or anything that makes my speakers talk to me. When I read comments about ads disrupting people's browsing experiences, that's just going way too far. If ads were less annoying, I wouldn't have a problem disabling AdBlock for sites like this. :\
 
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34. 24 Apr 3, 2009, 21:20 banddirector
 

Don't y'all like the mindless action that is 24?

 
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33. Terminator:SCC Apr 3, 2009, 18:49 space captain
 
its an fairly decent show.. the characters are a bit goofy, and the attempts at artsy stylized parts are heavy handed and hokey ... but the overall storyline is somehow really interesting and the action is solid

odd mix tho
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 17:21 nin
 
BSG does not.
It starts great. Season 1 is great. Season 2 is good. The test, spiral towards crappiness.

I was under the impression people raved about season 4, is that not the case?

 
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31. Re: Dark Matter Signals Apr 3, 2009, 17:19 theAntiELVIS
 
The signals have been deciphered:

"Please...send...batteries...for...flashlight...can't...find...car...keys"

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30. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 17:12 Enahs
 
This is exactly why I've not watched Lost, and am waiting for the last of the BSG dvds to come out...

If it ends as good as it starts, THEN I'll watch it...

BSG does not.
It starts great. Season 1 is great. Season 2 is good. The test, spiral towards crappiness.

And, I mean, they had Edward James Olmos, one of the best actors ever. They started his character off great, as an amazing commander. But then they just did stupid stuff with it.

And the actor playing Baltar was amazing. But again, went a stupid direction with that character.

I would netflix it before you buy it.
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 16:50 nin
 
As it is now with TV shows, it's basically like buying a book and hoping all the pages are there. (And in most cases they aren't.)

This is exactly why I've not watched Lost, and am waiting for the last of the BSG dvds to come out...

If it ends as good as it starts, THEN I'll watch it...

 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 16:45 Creston
 
FWIW British channels do it when it's cheap enough - The Deadliest Catch has a different narrator for the US and UK broadcasts.

This irritates me to no end. I'm sure it's just because I'm used to them, but I love Mike Rowe's narrating for the Deadliest Catch, and I love the guy who does the US version of Mythbusters.

Then I go visit my folks in Holland and we end up watching a lot of Discovery because my wife ofcourse can't understand the dutch television. And the narrators are different and it just grates on me. Especially since the UK narrators are, imo, nowhere near as good as the US ones.

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27. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 16:41 Creston
 
"Don't know if anyone else was watching Life on Mars"

It only ran for 17 episodes, so apparently not.


At least they FINISHED it (from what I can tell.)

I never watch a first season of a show anymore because I'll get invested in it, and then the fucking network cancels it after five episodes and you're left with a completely unfinished story. And if there's one thing I hate it's an unfinished story. I doubt I'm the only one who feels this way.

They should make series that have a definite story in season 1, and allow the whole season to finish. Then if it gets enough viewers, make a second season and write a new story, basically. (or a follow-up, whatever.)

I think more people would watch new shows if they knew it would be on for at least a season and would wrap up the major points of the story at that point.

As it is now with TV shows, it's basically like buying a book and hoping all the pages are there. (And in most cases they aren't.)

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26. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 14:25 Cutter
 
Watch the British comedy, No Heroics, funny as all hell.

Finally got around to watching Eastbound and Down too. I like Kenny McBride, but I don't know about the show. It certainly has funny moments, but it seems pretty depressing overall.
 
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25. Re: Weekend Sales Apr 3, 2009, 14:13 Dev
 
I edited my comment. I'm not sure how much that link will help you, because sometimes these things go through several links and sites and referrers before they end up somewhere. Anyway, I really appreciate your site. I visit it multiple times a day and its on one of my always open tabs.  
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 14:05  Blue 
 
Blue:
The page it took me to was:

Thanks much for that - I know I have a tendency to close those things so fast I can't figure out where they are from. Hopefully it can be tracked down quickly this way.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 14:02 Dev
 
Blue:
The page the fake anti spyware ad involuntarily took me to was:
total-virusprotection dot com/xpprot/2/?a=ks125&s=mfcrxpainting&z=
Unfortunately I don't see the specific ad link that took me there, so this probalby doesn't help you much.

To all: DONT VISIT THAT SITE unless you want it to try and take over your stuff. Only visit it if you have stuff locked down, and don't use IE.

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