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3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

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3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby babelfish » Wed May 25, 2011 12:37 pm

the killing, AMC sun at 9

top chef masters, Bravo wed at 9

friday night lights, NBC fri at 7

honorable mention - the voice, hard times of rj berger
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby fisticuffs » Wed May 25, 2011 12:38 pm

Game of Thrones.
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby O.J. » Wed May 25, 2011 12:48 pm

The Killing is the only show currently on that is a must watch for me. When Fringe and Top Chef come back on, they'll be on the list. To a lesser extent, Hell's Kitchen and Haven.

I think this year's Top Chef Masters sucks ass. Curtis Stone is terrible, the judges are a bunch of yahoos(the critics table is completely lacking in drama), the competitions they put the chefs through are ridiculous, and, unlike Top Chef, there isn't that connection you seem to make with the contestants. Bleh. That said, I still watch it every week.
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed May 25, 2011 1:09 pm

Friday Night Lights: Over. Really. Series finale aired in February.

The Killing: Every critic seems to be backing away from this series, fast.

Top Chef Masters: Okay, I watch this, and it's kind of fun. But this season is terrible.

Try (when they come back for next season, in the case of the first two):

Fringe. Justified. Doctor Who.

(Get distracted, sit on a post, and watch it become slightly less relevant. Jinx, OJ.)
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby rabble » Wed May 25, 2011 1:12 pm

NCIS (NCIS/LA kinda sorta)
Burn Notice
Daily Show
Colbert
Haven
Warehouse 13
Sanctuary
Eureka
InWisconsin

The wife likes Game of Thrones. I'm kinda interested mostly because of Peter Dinklage, but don't mind skipping a show or two and having her catch me up on the latest gutripping soap opera segments.

And there's probably none of those that I'd put in that category if I couldn't record them and watch when I felt like it. Sometimes I find I've got three weeks worth of catching up to do.

I watched Fringe when it started but they went into such a long hiatus that I lost interest and never went back. Haven't even checked out Justified yet.
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby dave esmond » Wed May 25, 2011 1:16 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:Try (when they come back for next season, in the case of the first two):

Fringe. Justified. Doctor Who.


Kinda out of the loop on this. Is Fringe coming back?

I hope so.
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed May 25, 2011 1:17 pm

rabble wrote:I watched Fringe when it started but they went into such a long hiatus

Huh? They've run September-May seasons ever year so far. Or do you mean skipping March for new episodes in Seasons 1 and 2? NCIS is on the same schedule, and typically only airs one new episode--maybe two--between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

And re: Fringe, dave, yes. They were announced as a renewal in somewhat unexpected fashion a couple weeks before the S3 finale aired.
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby Ducatista » Wed May 25, 2011 1:22 pm

I, too, am disappointed with this season of Top Chef Masters. There's nobody as appealing as Jonathan Waxman—how could there be?—and Hugh the Monobrow bugs me. And still I watch it every damned week.

The Good Wife. LOVE it. It's the first weekly drama I've watched in I don't know how many years. Actually wrote down a Christine Baranski quote from the last episode. Season's over now, bummer.

Guilty pleasure: Tosh.0. Used to be a Soup regular, too, but I now I get my McHale fix with Community on demand.

We record & watch all first-run SNLs. The finale with Justin Timberlake was outSTANDing. That is one talented, funny dude.

We're 30 Rock junkies, but we grab the season DVDs and binge rather than stringing along week to week.
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby supaunknown » Wed May 25, 2011 1:25 pm

Have to watch? Or else?
Some we enjoy:

Deadliest Catch
Celeb Apprentice
Mr. Sunshine
Swamp People
Big Bang Theory
SNL
Gigilos

I've never seen the much-hyped Friday Night Lights. Is it about high school football or something?
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby dave esmond » Wed May 25, 2011 1:28 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:And re: Fringe, dave, yes. They were announced as a renewal in somewhat unexpected fashion a couple weeks before the S3 finale aired.


Nice. Last I heard they were a goner.

I'm still hooked on 30 Rock.

And I'm liking Law & Order : LA way more then the other L&O's these days.

I'm an over the air and Hulu only person so I have to wait for DVDs or streaming for some of the cable shows I'd like to check out.
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed May 25, 2011 1:30 pm

dave esmond wrote:Nice. Last I heard they were a goner.

...

And I'm liking Law & Order : LA way more then the other L&O's these days.

Erm, speaking of. (L-O-L-A L&O:LA has been asked to dance up on out of here.)
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby rabble » Wed May 25, 2011 1:36 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
rabble wrote:I watched Fringe when it started but they went into such a long hiatus

Huh? They've run September-May seasons ever year so far. Or do you mean skipping March for new episodes in Seasons 1 and 2?

I'm probably thinking about another show. I could have lost interest just on general principles.
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby jman111 » Wed May 25, 2011 1:38 pm

Sorry, just one:

Big Bang Theory
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby dave esmond » Wed May 25, 2011 1:46 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:Erm, speaking of. (L-O-L-A L&O:LA has been asked to dance up on out of here.)


Dang it.

SVU has been horrible of late. The various L&O's used to be my fallback if I just wanted something to watch. Not always great but they'd kill an hour just fine.
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Re: 3 weekly shows you absolutely have to watch

Postby rabble » Wed May 25, 2011 1:55 pm

jman111 wrote:Sorry, just one:

Big Bang Theory

Drat, forgot about that one.
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