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Justified - I gave it a solid try, but I just find the lead actor unconvincing which somewhat ruins it for me. Might return to it at some point.
As someone who has seen every episode...you're not missing anything with Boardwalk Empire. It has the look, feel and roster of a prestige drama...but does not deliver. Doesn't help that the most interesting characters have either been killed off or marginalized.
Treme is not very good.
Hmm I'll give Treme another try. We saw most of the first season but when the Mardi Gras episode flopped so badly, I gave up.
Can you elaborate what you mean by flopped?
That strikes me as a really odd complaint. If he had given the show a show-stopper of a standard ALL THREADS TOGETHER Mardi Gras, that would be more in tune with life following the storm; but the idea that instead he gives slices of what might be considered normal for the people there and what they went through, THAT's judged as superficial outsider understanding of New Orleans life?
He let his desire to be recognized as in the know overcome his interest in the audience; it was self-indulgence over storytelling.
Instead, Simon seemed so pleased with himself for knowing that there are a variety of Mardi Gras experiences that it was even less interesting than the prior ones, and I decided it was all a vanity project for Simon to impress himself with his deep understanding of a place about which he had a superficial understanding.
I'm finally making my way through The Sopranos. I just finished season 2. Does it get better in future seasons?
Surprised that on this discussion of great TV dramas nobody's mentioned Battlestar Galactica yet. I just recently went through the whole series for the first time and I was quite blown away. And it actually managed to end in a way that lived up to the four seasons of material which had come before it, with an elaborate mythos and backstory that made sense within its own internal universe, plus a pleasantly shocking presence of an authentic spirtual/theological element that didn't just turn out to be another enervating "oh, it's really just all super-highly-evolved beings" crap answer. Nope. Really was a God after all.
Jax has dropped out as the lead of Fifty Shades of Grey.
In other television news, Jax has dropped out as the lead of Fifty Shades of Grey.
**the list of best television episodes i've ever seen includes:
battlstar galactica ('a disquiet follows my soul', 'the oath' and 'blood on the scales')
doctor who ('army of ghosts', 'doomsday')
the shield ('family meeting')
better off ted ('racial sensitivity')
south park ('scott tenorman must die')
TNG: the Best of Both Worlds I and II
doctor who ('army of ghosts', 'doomsday')
Really? Those were fine, but were not even the best of that series. That would be "The Girl in the Fireplace." And I'd take the "Impossible Planet/Satan Pit" two-parter as well. And arguably the Queen Victoria one. And if we're counting "The Christmas Invasion," that one, too.
And Lassus, don't make me smack you... Voyager did not suck.
Dude, my wife and I concluded our wedding ceremony with, "I now pronounce you man and wife, Live Long and Prosper" and even
Really? Those were fine, but were not even the best of that series. That would be "The Girl in the Fireplace."
Just looked it up and it's called "Blink." Seriously, if you're only ever going to watch one Dr. Who episode (and you don't even know much about the backstory or mythology), make this the one. It's utterly superb.
How about "Night of the Dead Living" or "Crosetti" from Homicide: Life on the Streets?
i had never seen doctor who before, and i was marathoning through the new series on netflix with no background knowledge of anything that had come before, and the moment where the ghosts emerged as cybermen and the daleks emerged from the voidship was just awesome. i have no doubt that it helped that i was new to the show and i think it helped that i was also watching the episodes one after another, but whatever the reason, that singular moment is one of my favorites of all time.
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
Voyager did not suck.
Voyager did not suck
Re Dr. Who: I watched the early years decades ago, and a lot of the Tom Baker because it was regularly available, but not much since, except for a few David Tennant shows.
Does he still wield a sonic screwdriver?
The fourth season I absolutely loved until the final episode, which was awful.
Can I get it Dr. Who on Netflix? I may have to sign up, if I can.
I hereby curse this thread and all who post within it.
I sense a 7 of 9 groupie. Whatever else was wrong with the show, they got her right.
but I'm actually more a Mulgrew and Picardo groupie. Tim Russ/Tuvok is also my favorite Vulcan from the universe.
I seem to recall that for one fleeting moment early on Neelix had some kind of surprising history as a soldier in a terrible war or something,
Now... don't you feel bad about ragging on poor Neelix?
Brannon Braga's a bigger idiot than Steven Moffat
The problem I have with Battlestar Galactica, along with Lost, is that after a number of great episodes, and a hell of a ride, the finales revealed them to essentially be shaggy dog stories. That's a huge black mark (although I acknowledge that many people love the endings) and really drops them down my rankings.
I finally watched Enterprise last year, which I didn't watch in its original run because I had ST fatigue and also the theme song was an atrocity. First two seasons are worse than anything in the ST canon except maybe the fifth film. The third season was ok. The fourth season I absolutely loved until the final episode, which was awful.
St Elsewhere, worst ending of any show that mattered, ever.
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