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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby so sorry on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:58 am

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:Has anyone watched Hell on Wheels? Can anyone tell me if it is worth it?



Never heard of it....
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby John-Locke on Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:16 pm

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:Has anyone watched Hell on Wheels? Can anyone tell me if it is worth it?


I've been watching it, some of it is a bit hokey, especially some of the earlier stuff with the Natives, I am enjoying it enough to watch each week though, the main character is straight out of Red Dead Redemption and I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves the nasty character that is "The Swede".
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Bloo on Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:19 pm

it's good, I've deemed it "Deadwood Lite"

And the Swede is amazing
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Re: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY

Postby TheButcher on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:51 pm

From Collider:
Director Stephen Daldry Talks EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE and THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY Miniseries
Steve 'FROSTY' Weintraub wrote:TV has become huge on HBO, FX, AMC. Is there any desire for you to do something in the TV world or are you sticking, for sure, in the feature film world?

Daldry: No, I’d love to do something for TV.

Is there something that’s been bubbling up?

Daldry: Yeah, I want to do Kavalier and Clay on HBO as an eight-parter.

That is where it deserves to be. I love that book.

Daldry: It would be so much better as a series, honestly. If you could put that in the article and ring up HBO and tell them that’s what I want to do, I’d really appreciate it.

I have no problem doing that. Do you, by any chance, have the rights or is this just the dream?

Daldry: What a good question! I spent a year working on it with Michael Chabon, so we’re pretty close. And the rights…good question. Will Paramount give them to me? I don’t know.

For the love of God, you guys need to do that. That is where it deserves to be, on HBO. It really is.

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It’ll be a really good one. We want to take over from Boardwalk Empire. It’ll be fantastic.


Stephen Daldry Wants to Adapt Michael Chabon’s THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY as 8-Part HBO Miniseries
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby papalazeru on Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:34 pm

So, did anyone watch the season of BOSS?

Absolutely fucking incredible!

For those unaware of good entertainment, it's a show about the Major of Chicago, Tom Kane, played by Kelsey Grammer as he manipulates, squeezes, abuses, molests, wrangles and batters his way to keep himself at the top of a collosal shit heap of troubles while running a city.

I've watched the entire run now and I can feel good in the knowledge that I watched it.

It's dark,funny and very very powerful in places.

A standing O for everyone involved in the making of this show.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Ribbons on Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:31 pm

I thought Boss sucked! But I also didn't watch it, so take that with a grain of salt.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby papalazeru on Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:44 am

Ribbons wrote:I thought Boss sucked! But I also didn't watch it, so take that with a grain of salt.


It's a shame Ribs.

It's really very watchable.
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Re: Star Trek: Federation?

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Ribbons on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:31 pm

Well I like both those guys, but I'll believe it when I see it. This is probably just some bullshit that came up while they were doing press for Mockingbird Lane and not something they've seriously talked about doing.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby The Vicar on Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:07 am

Ribbons wrote:Well I like both those guys, but I'll believe it when I see it. This is probably just some bullshit that came up while they were doing press for Mockingbird Lane and not something they've seriously talked about doing.


Yeah, that story sort of gave me the same impression. Too bad. I'm on for this. I think everyone has pretty much forgotten the last Star Trek
series, so maybe it's time again.
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Re: Star Trek: Federation?

Postby TheButcher on Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:03 pm

From Trek Movie October 22, 2008:
Bryan Fuller Serious About Creating Star Trek Series – Wants Return To TOS style

From Trek Movie April 16, 2011:
Exclusive Details & Excerpts From “Star Trek: Federation” Series Proposal
Anthony Pascale wrote:On Thursday TrekMovie reported the true story of the supposed pitch of a Star Trek TV series from director Bryan Singer. We revealed that there was indeed a "Star Trek: Federation" series proposal written at the behest of Bryan Singer as a possible pitch for his Bad Hat Harry production company. However, while Singer and screenwriter Chris McQuarrie were at the inception of the project at a Sushi dinner in late 2005, the actual 25-page long document was written by Robert Meyer Burnett (also at that dinner) along with Geoffrey Thorne. And after JJ Abrams signed on to produce a new Star Trek movie in early 2006, the “Federation” project was shelved along with the first (and only) draft of the series proposal.

While it never was actually pitched to CBS or Paramount, the "Star Trek: Federation" series proposal still makes an interesting read. Today TrekMovie reveals (and analyzes) "Star Trek: Federation" another Trek not taken.

The approach — Something old and something new

The 2006 "Star Trek: Federation" series proposal starts with a forward outlining how the creative team of Bryan Singer, Ralph McQuarrie and Robert Meyer Burnett planned to make Star Trek on TV competitive again. Their solution was two pronged: Firstly acknowledge that "television storytelling had evolved" away from the five-act story structure of Star Trek with shows like The West Wing, Lost, The X-Files, Desperate Housewives and Battlestar Galactica taking on "more complex serialized stories." Secondly they planned to return Star Trek to its roots of telling "compelling stories about our world today" instead of just telling stories more about the Trek universe itself. The "Federation" solution was laid out thusly:
Let STAR TREK breathe. Let it return to the marketplace in the hands of people willing to write the sort of stories that confront and entertain today’s audiences. Let’s grapple again with the issues of the day- issues of diversity, government power, gender frictions, a controversial war on foreign soil, and a host of other things. Embrace modern television storytelling techniques. Most importantly, as with the original STAR TREK and THE NEXT GENERATION audiences must recognize the world they live in today in the far-flung future, then take the show’s concepts and lessons with them back into their everyday lives.

However, unlike the 2004 "re-boot the Star Trek universe" pitch from Bryce Zabel (Dark Skies) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), The "Star Trek" Federation" team proposes to "not start from scratch", as noted in the forward:
The great strength of STAR TREK is the very Universe in which it’s set. The Characters. The Starships. The Aliens. The stories.

Gene Roddenberry himself provided the perfect example how to create a wildly successfully new STAR TREK series…

Acknowledge what’s come before, but then set your stage far enough in the STAR TREK future when everything old is new again.

Turn the STAR TREK Universe upside down. Shake vigorously.


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Exclusive: The True Story Behind The Bryan Singer ‘Pitch’ of “Star Trek: Federation”
Anthony Pascale wrote:The rumored and discussed "Bryan Singer Star Trek Pitch" is actually a proposal for a show to be called "Star Trek: Federation". TrekMovie has a copy of the series proposal and this week spoke to one of document’s authors, Robert Meyer Burnett (currently directing episodes of Cinemax’s Femme Fatales) to get the real story behind the supposed pitch.

The story of "Star Trek: Federation" begins way back in late 2005, before this website even existed. This is the same year that Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled, ending 17 years of consistent Star Trek on TV. It was also the same year that Erik Jendresen’s prequel script Star Trek: The Beginning died at Paramount, leaving no active Star Trek projects going on at the studio for the first time in decades.

So at a Seattle sushi restaurant in December 2005, three big Star Trek fans started to talk about creating the next Star Trek TV show, but these weren’t just three ordinary fans. This particular dinner was with director Bryan Singer (X-Men), Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and director/documentarian Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise). Singer and Burnett were working on Superman Returns at the time and the pair were visiting Singer’s long-time friend and collaborator McQuarrie to talk about their next project (the Tom Cruise WWII film Valkyrie).

At the dinner, the topic of "wouldn’t it be cool to create the next Star Trek TV show?" came up. The group of Trek fans saw that with no one at Paramount or CBS doing Star Trek, the door was open for new ideas. The team of three then hatched the beginnings of a plan to create a pitch for a new Star Trek series to be produced by Singer’s Bad Hat Harry production company, with a pilot written by McQuarrie and directed by Singer, with Burnett on board as an executive producer. This arrangement would not be dissimilar to how Singer put together the deal for the hit Fox medical drama House, which premiered the previous year.

At the dinner it was decided that Burnett would draft a series proposal document, which the team would tweak and then take to CBS Paramount TV in 2006. Burnett then turned to writer Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage, Law & Order: CI) a fellow Trekkie with a few stories published in Star Trek anthologies, who Burnett was already working with on a comic book ("The Red Line").

Burnett and Thorne then put together a 25-page long "series proposal", which outlined a new Star Trek series set in the year 3000 of the same continuity of the previous five Trek TV series, but in a Federation that has been on the decline. Burnett explains that they wanted to create an allegory both to the decline of the Roman Empire as well as to the 21st century "American Empire" which had started showing strains. The premise has a new threat facing the Federation with a brand new USS Enterprise (and a brand new Kirk) trying to return Starfleet to the glory days. Here is an excerpt from the document:
The Federation hasn’t had a flagship in over two hundred years. They haven’t done anything either scientifically or in terms of exploration that comes near the deeds done in the long ago Age of Expansion.

There is no sense of true unity in the Federation and unity will be required if these new aliens return in force. The people need a symbol to remind them who they are, what they mean to each other and that there are prices to be paid for living in paradise.

They need, in short, a sense of Enterprise…
- from "Star Trek: Federation" series proposal

The series proposal contains a forward (assessing the state of TV drama and Star Trek), a "Welcome to the Future of the Future"/"Welcome to the United Federation of Planets in the Year 3000" outline of the "Star Trek: Federation" universe, a "The Crew" section on main characters for the show, plus outlines of the first four episodes. There are also two appendices: one on the technology of the new USS Enterprise, and one on the possible use of some "virtual sets" using CGI. The "Star Trek: Federation" The pitch document even had a new logo created by veteran Star Trek designer Mike Okuda.

The proposal was finished in late January 2006 and was sent to Singer and McQuarrie for review. At the time Singer was deep into post-production on Superman Returns and the notion was to pick up on the Star Trek project later in the year, refine the pitch, and then try and sell the show. However, in April Paramount revealed they were working with producer JJ Abrams on a new Star Trek feature film. As Star Trek was once again under new management, the Singer team felt that the window for new pitches had closed and so they dropped their plan and moved on to other projects.

So the truth is that the "Bryan Singer Star Trek Pitch" was never actually pitched. It was really more of a plan to make a pitch, but there were no meetings with Paramount or CBS. And although Singer and McQuarrie were at the dinner where it all started, neither ever had the chance to make comments on the first (and only) draft of the "Star Trek: Federation" series proposal written by Burnett and Thorne.
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Re: No Reservations and The Layover

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From CNN:
Anthony Bourdain: 'We are food pornographers'
Brandon Griggs wrote:Food-travel TV host Anthony Bourdain doesn't really get why people snap photos of all their meals and share them on blogs, Facebook or other social networks. He'd rather just eat his beef-tongue tacos or sea-urchin sushi than treat them like starlets on the red carpet.

But he doesn't want to be a hypocrite, either.

"We are food pornographers ourselves," he said of his popular shows, "No Reservations" and "The Layover," which follow him around the globe in search of authentic, exotic regional grub.

Bourdain seems to have mixed feelings about social media, which he called "a big bathroom wall where anyone can write anything." But he's pretty adept at it. He has almost 800,000 followers on Twitter and more than 1.4 million fans on Facebook, where he posts jokes, show plugs and ... yes, pictures of food.

"We took over the Twitter handle (in 2008) so it wouldn't suck," the ever-quotable Bourdain said with characteristic bluntness.

He and his TV crew spoke Tuesday afternoon at the South By Southwest Interactive conference, which invited them to discuss how they use digital media to engage with fans. Bourdain took the stage with a beer in hand -- a rarity even for this casual event -- and the resulting conversation was freewheeling, funny and a little profane.

Here are some of the highlights:

-- The sometime New York City chef described the formula for his TV shows in simple terms: "I go someplace, I eat a lot of food, I learn something, and I go home." He said that although he and his crew are miserable at the time, the trips where "things go terribly, terribly wrong" often make for the best television.

-- Bourdain hates it when governments or tourism officials try to choreograph his visits and steer him toward posh, shiny eateries instead of hole-in-the-wall places or street food. Nor is he a huge fan of clean, orderly countries: "I like hot, messy, dysfunctional countries that are barely keeping their s*** together."

-- His shows rely on local bloggers when trying to decide where to eat: "We pay a lot of attention to bloggers and actively recruit them as fixers (people who help arrange meals and sometimes appear on the show)."

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Re: DALLAS

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Re: Random Coaxial

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Re: Random Coaxial

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Re: Allan Quatermain

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MIPTV 2012: Swashbuckling Hero Who Inspired Indiana Jones Set for TV Series
Sonar Entertainment and Ecosse Films team up for a $30 million action-adventure show based on the Allan Quatermain books.
Kate Bulkley wrote:A development deal unveiled today at MIPTV will see Allan Quatermain, the swash-buckling character from the 1880s who inspired Indiana Jones become the subject of a new 10-part, $30 million series.

The project is a joint venture between Sonar Entertainment and Ecosse Films (Camelot, Monarch of the Glen). Writers Richard Kurti and Bez Doyle (Going Postal) are already signed up.

“It’s an incredible character from a range of best selling books,” Stewart Till, CEO of Sonar Entertainment, told THR. “I read all the books as a child and it is something that many Brits have grown up with. It’s also the kind of high-concept adventure that broadcasters are looking for.”

No talent is yet on board but Till says he has some in mind. “There are many British male actors in their early 30s who could play this rugged adventurer.” He expects the script to be written in the next two to three months and the projected budget is around $3 million per one-hour episode.

With plans to shoot in Africa, Till believes the subject matter and rich story lines will make putting together the production financing easier than most.

“It is in exotic settings with lost tribes and treasures and African superstitions and big adventures, so its got everything,” said Till.
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Re: The Blues Brothers

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From THR:
Blues Brothers and Panacea Entertainment Have Big Plans
Paula Zulian wrote:The newly formed Blues Brothers Approved Ventures LLC has teamed with Panacea Entertainment to manage the Blues Brothers property, which Panacea founder and chairman Eric Gardner will oversee.

The news comes months after it was announced that Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi (John Belushi's widow) and Gardner would be developing and producing a Blues Brothers primetime TV series.

The trio are eyeing an animated series, a Broadway musical, licensing, endorsements, a branded radio network, book publishing, telephony and an accelerated Web and social networking presence. Also, a Las Vegas residency is being pursued for The Official Blues Brothers Revue, which stars Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood.

"Thirty years after Jake passed through the veil, the Blues Brothers are being introduced to not one but two entirely new generations of music lovers,” Aykroyd said. “Judy and I welcome the experienced guiding hand of Eric Gardner, who envisions ways of expanding our reach and impact which we never even thought of."

Said Gardner: "The Blues Brothers is one of the world's most iconic brands. Like Coca-Cola and Nike, it speaks volumes that Jake and Elwood are instantaneously recognizable simply from a few illustrative brushstrokes: black fedoras, sunglasses and skinny ties. I look forward to working with Danny and Judy to expand their brand across multiple platforms around the globe."

The Blues Brothers were created by Aykroyd and John Belushi in the late 1970s and first appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The group, which included Steve Cropper and Donald "Duck" Dunn from Booker T. and the MG's, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1979 with the live album Briefcase Full of Blues. The following year, John Landis directed The Blues Brothers, a feature that starred Aykroyd and Belushi and boasted a host of soul and R&B legends including James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles.

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'Blues Brothers' readies for primetime - Belushi, Beatts write script as possible series
Stuart Levine wrote:Jake and Elwood Blues are on a new mission: to find a place in primetime.

A new incarnation of the Blues Brothers, the duo made famous by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the late 1970s, is about to be pitched to studios and networks in the form of a new TV series.Current TV rights have long been owned by Aykroyd and Judy Belushi -- John's ex-wife -- while Universal owns the film rights. Belushi and former "Saturday Night Live" writer Anne Beatts, along with Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty, have penned a pilot.

Script has the pair out of jail and Elwood, who was raised in an orphanage, looking for his real dad. Casting has yet to be determined.

Beatts, Belushi and Eric Gardner of Panacea Entertainment would exec produce. Aykroyd will participate in the project as the voice of Jake and Elwood's parole officer.

The Blues Brothers debuted in a 1978 "Saturday Night Live" episode hosted by Steve Martin. The popularity of Belushi's and Aykroyd's characters quickly took off, and soon the pair went on to form a band that toured the country. A bigscreen pic, 1980's "The Blues Brothers," directed by John Landis, grossed more than $100 million worldwide.

After Belushi died in 1982, Aykroyd kept the spirit of the Blues Brothers alive. He was an investor in the nationwide House of Blues venues and often toured and sang with John's brother, Jim Belushi, as the Blues Brothers. A movie sequel, "Blues Brothers 2000," was released in 1998.

"I think these are great American characters," Judy Belushi told Variety. "We want to keep them alive. We chose to introduce them as new characters but do it in an way that they have some history, have some life behind them."

Added Beatts: "We're not trying to replicate Dan and John but Jake and Elwood."

If the pilot goes to series, each episode would include a musical number, presumably featuring a new Blues Brothers band.

"It would be 'Route 66' meets 'Glee,' and it all goes to hell in a handbasket," Beatts said.

Gardner is hoping that, in addition to a TV series, there would also be branding opportunities for Blue Brothers merchandise, including the Bluesmobile.

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Re: Star Trek: Federation?

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Fievel on Mon May 14, 2012 2:43 pm

New NBC Shows' Trailers

I only watched Revolution's trailer, and I'll definitely be watching that this fall. Have been burned before on post-apocalyptic shows (Jericho), but this looks really interesting. Love the fact that it takes place 15 years AFTER the incident. And.... it's got Giancarlo Esposito. The pilot is directed by Favreau.... so what's not to like, other than the probability of it being cancelled before reaching any sort of satisfying conclusion?

Also, I was a sucker for that series "Life After People," and this has that series' look all over it.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby so sorry on Mon May 14, 2012 4:25 pm

Fievel wrote:New NBC Shows' Trailers

I only watched Revolution's trailer, and I'll definitely be watching that this fall. Have been burned before on post-apocalyptic shows (Jericho), but this looks really interesting. Love the fact that it takes place 15 years AFTER the incident. And.... it's got Giancarlo Esposito. The pilot is directed by Favreau.... so what's not to like, other than the probability of it being cancelled before reaching any sort of satisfying conclusion?

Also, I was a sucker for that series "Life After People," and this has that series' look all over it.


That Chandler show looks dreadful. He should give up the dramedy route and just go back to a freaking sitcom. Worked for Courtney Cox.
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Re: No Reservations and The Layover

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby SilentBobX on Thu May 31, 2012 6:01 pm

Damn, and I was just starting to get into Bourdain's show. I love the one where he travels to Vienna and he's on the famous ferris wheel from The 3rd Man. Love that episode.



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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:36 am

Bourdain rubs me the wrong way. too smug. i'd like his show better if he weren't on it.
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Re: No Reservations and The Layover

Postby TheButcher on Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:47 pm

ABC Orders Cooking Competition With Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson
Already ordered to series and casting professional and amateur foodies, the untitled project marks the network's first primetime foray into culinary programming
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby SilentBobX on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:37 pm

May seem more than a bit late on this, but did anyone else see the Hatfields and McCoys miniseries on the History Channel? I thought it was quite well done, but wish they'd shot it in West Virginia and Kentucky(Romania was the locale and it shows, goddamn budget).

My personal opinion is that it had good performances by Costner and Paxton, as well as Powers Boothe and a damn near unrecognizable Tom Berenger. The story stood close to the truth of the conflict between the two families, even throwing in the true love story of a Hatfield and McCoy who wed in a vain attempt to bring the families together.

The problems are clearly evident throughout, and they can take their toll on the viewer. The story plods at times, the absolute necessity for a true shot of the Blue Ridge Mountains goes unanswered, and it comes across as more of a documentary if anything else. Which of course being done by the History Channel, makes sense. I guess it's hard to break away from the Hitler and Shark rut the channel's been in since its inception.


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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby BuckyO'harre on Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:16 pm

I saw it, and found it worthwhile based on the strength of the performances of Costner, Booth, and Berenger*. Bill Paxton however, remains one of those inconsistent actors who constantly shifts between good and awful. The supporting cast was a mixed bag as well, but the action was well staged. I'll at least give future HC productions a shot based on the overall quality.

On the subject of Tom Berenger, does anyone else miss Peacemakers? That Old West CSI-type show he starred in back in 2003.
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Re: DALLAS

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Re: TNT's DALLAS

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:20 am

TNT's 'Dallas' Premiere Scores Just South (Fork) of 7 Million Viewers
UPDATED: The revival of the two-decades-dead series scores the highest cable series opener of 2012 -- though it's still a long way off from 1991's 33.3 million haul for the CBS original's finale.
Michael O'Connell wrote:Nearly a year after baiting audiences with its first promo, TNT finally unveiled the new incarnation of iconic CBS primetime soap Dallas on Wednesday night.

The first outing drew 6.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched cable series premiere of the year, following in the footsteps of the network's recent summer debuts of Falling Skies in 2011 and Rizzoli & Isles in 2010.

Dallas made TNT the top-scoring basic cable network of the night, with the two-hour premiere even besting broadcast networks between 9-11 p.m. The two-hour premiere also drew 1.9 million adults 18-49 and 2.5 million in TNT's favorable adults 25-54 demo.

The haul outpaced TNT's current summer heavyweight, Rizzoli & Isles, by more than 1 million viewers. It also topped last summer's Falling Skies debut (5.9 million) by nearly the same number.

For some historical context, it should be noted that this score marks a nearly 80 percent drop since the last episode of Dallas. The 1991 series finale of the original show, which aired for 13 seasons on a vastly different TV landscape, took in 33.3 million viewers.

And those numbers were nothing foreign to the series. The 1980 "Who Shot J.R.?" episode still stands as the second-highest-rated entertainment broadcast in U.S. history with 41.5 million viewers. The 1983 series finale of CBS' M*A*S*H is the all-time leader with 50.2 million.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:18 am

House Hunters is fake!


i always had questions about this show (anyone who's gone house shopping knows you look at way more than just 3 houses when you're buying a house, but i always figured they looked at a bunch and then picked out 3 to choose between, then went back to those for the show). but i didn't know it was THIS fake.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby SilentBobX on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:08 pm

TheBaxter wrote:House Hunters is fake!


i always had questions about this show (anyone who's gone house shopping knows you look at way more than just 3 houses when you're buying a house, but i always figured they looked at a bunch and then picked out 3 to choose between, then went back to those for the show). but i didn't know it was THIS fake.


Damn, that's shitty. I actually remember liking this show. It lost my interest several months back actually.


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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby so sorry on Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:30 pm

TheBaxter wrote:House Hunters is fake!


i always had questions about this show (anyone who's gone house shopping knows you look at way more than just 3 houses when you're buying a house, but i always figured they looked at a bunch and then picked out 3 to choose between, then went back to those for the show). but i didn't know it was THIS fake.


Well FUCK. My wife and I watch this show alot (its practically on every night, and its great "filler" material when we are sitting around reading/cleaning and what-not).

I had the same idea Bax...I knew the couples looked at a shit ton more than 3 houses, but figured the 3 featured were the selected ones to highlight. I shouldn't be surprised about a reality show being fake, but c'mon, they can't figure out how to do this show's format without this seediness?
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:36 am

so sorry wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:House Hunters is fake!


i always had questions about this show (anyone who's gone house shopping knows you look at way more than just 3 houses when you're buying a house, but i always figured they looked at a bunch and then picked out 3 to choose between, then went back to those for the show). but i didn't know it was THIS fake.


Well FUCK. My wife and I watch this show alot (its practically on every night, and its great "filler" material when we are sitting around reading/cleaning and what-not).

I had the same idea Bax...I knew the couples looked at a shit ton more than 3 houses, but figured the 3 featured were the selected ones to highlight. I shouldn't be surprised about a reality show being fake, but c'mon, they can't figure out how to do this show's format without this seediness?


yeah, i wouldn't mind it if it was presented like "we already bought one of these houses, but can you guess which one?" but for people to go into houses and act like they've never been there before and like they're going through some tortured decision to pick which one to buy when they already bought and own the home, is pretty lame.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Ribbons on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:06 am

TheBaxter wrote:
so sorry wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:House Hunters is fake!

i always had questions about this show (anyone who's gone house shopping knows you look at way more than just 3 houses when you're buying a house, but i always figured they looked at a bunch and then picked out 3 to choose between, then went back to those for the show). but i didn't know it was THIS fake.


Well FUCK. My wife and I watch this show alot (its practically on every night, and its great "filler" material when we are sitting around reading/cleaning and what-not).

I had the same idea Bax...I knew the couples looked at a shit ton more than 3 houses, but figured the 3 featured were the selected ones to highlight. I shouldn't be surprised about a reality show being fake, but c'mon, they can't figure out how to do this show's format without this seediness?


yeah, i wouldn't mind it if it was presented like "we already bought one of these houses, but can you guess which one?" but for people to go into houses and act like they've never been there before and like they're going through some tortured decision to pick which one to buy when they already bought and own the home, is pretty lame.


Dammit! Next they're going to tell me My Strange Addiction is fake. :(
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:49 am

even worse. the people on Extreme Couponing don't actually clip their own coupons. they have a staff of professional coupon-clippers who sit in a room all day and do it for them.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby justcheckin on Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:19 pm

TheBaxter wrote:even worse. the people on Extreme Couponing don't actually clip their own coupons. they have a staff of professional coupon-clippers who sit in a room all day and do it for them.


Wow... no wonder. I think that is cheating... I don't really watch the show anyway. Who needs 500 bars of soap.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby so sorry on Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:23 pm

NBC has been pushing this Revolution show pretty hard during the Olympics. I'm intrigued, but that could be due to the brainwashing they are putting me thru with the commercials.

Interesting premise (watch the extended preview if you don't know it)...I'll probably give it a go.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:02 pm

yeah, they've also been pushing that Veterinarian comedy and that Matthew Perry comedy. i can't decide which is more annoying.

as for Revolution, besides the basic premise, all i can remember from all those promos is the teenage girl going around shooting a bow. i should also mention (speaking of random) that i'm still watching teen wolf on MTV, and this season it has been featuring the female teenage lead who ALSO goes around shooting werewolves with a bow. any resemblance to Hunger Games is completely, totally, 100% coincidental i'm sure.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Bloo on Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:46 pm

3 new pilots from ABC

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-tom-sawyer-huckleberry-finn-show-pilot-development-363795

a reimagined Tom and Huck set in New Orleans? A supernatural drama featuring Dorian Gray? what the fuck?
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Ribbons on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:09 am

Somebody at the network's been re-watching LXG!
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Bloo on Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:55 pm

Ribbons wrote:Somebody at the network's been re-watching LXG!


at least someone has been watching that piece of shit, Swell Dude needs to eat
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Re: AIRWOLF

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DennisMM wrote:On the far right in the logo bar is Barry Van Dyke, who also played St. John Hawke in the Airwolf revival. That guy had quite the talent for downgrading already lame programs.

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DennisMM wrote:...St. John Hawke...


You mean Stringfellow Hawke?

Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:Nope, St. John was Stringfellow's brother and the reason Stringfellow stole the helicopter in the first place. "You can have it back when I find my brother."

DennisMM wrote:In the made-for-USA cable season, Dominic Santini was killed, Stringfellow was badly injured, and Dom's daughter took over the air service. St. John was rescued from a Vietnamese POW camp and took over as the pilot of Airwolf.

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Postby so sorry on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:26 am

If you aren't watching Happy Endings you are missing out.
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