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post #21 of 45

i usually pick one show every season and decide that this is gonna be "my show".  this season it was prime suspect.  sadly, i don't think it's going to be my show much longer.  having trouble finding an audience.  they've only aired four (i think) shows so far and have been airing them again and again on different nights.  too bad, i really like it.

 

i tried up all night because i love will arnett.  it was absolute rubbish.

 

think i might try grimm, only because i don't think prime suspect is gonna last. 

post #22 of 45

LOVING Once Upon A Time, New Girl, Secret Circle and American Horror Story. Can't wait for Grimm!!

post #23 of 45

I watched Grimm, but I spent most of the time channel surfing.  It just didn't draw me in.  I loved the concept of the show, but it bored me and I definitely didn't feel any connection - or even any interest - with the main characters.  

post #24 of 45

I concur with PP about Grimm.  I watched it on hulu but was doing a lot of other stuff.  Wanted it to be better....

 

post #25 of 45
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I watched Grimm, but I spent most of the time channel surfing.  It just didn't draw me in.  I loved the concept of the show, but it bored me and I definitely didn't feel any connection - or even any interest - with the main characters.  


 

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I concur with PP about Grimm.  I watched it on hulu but was doing a lot of other stuff.  Wanted it to be better....

 


good to know.  i was going to watch grimm, but forgot.  probably won't bother now.

 

post #26 of 45
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I watched Grimm, but I spent most of the time channel surfing.  It just didn't draw me in.  I loved the concept of the show, but it bored me and I definitely didn't feel any connection - or even any interest - with the main characters.  


I watched it too, I was alone and with nothing else really happening on a Friday night and I like reading fairy tale re-tellings, so I thought I'd check it out. 

 

Do you think Joss Whedon should sue?

 

An ordinary guy is astonished to find out that he's the last of a line of monster slayers. He starts collecting a motley group to help him fight the evil that infects his hometown. He is guided by a ...wait for it....librarian. He researches the "monster of the week" in old books before hunting them down and defeating them. 

 

It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer all over again - without the interesting characters, witty dialogue, thought-provoking subtext, or imaginative storytelling. So disappointing and just a little aggravating.

 

  

post #27 of 45
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I watched it too, I was alone and with nothing else really happening on a Friday night and I like reading fairy tale re-tellings, so I thought I'd check it out. 

 

Do you think Joss Whedon should sue?

 

An ordinary guy is astonished to find out that he's the last of a line of monster slayers. He starts collecting a motley group to help him fight the evil that infects his hometown. He is guided by a ...wait for it....librarian. He researches the "monster of the week" in old books before hunting them down and defeating them. 

 

It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer all over again - without the interesting characters, witty dialogue, thought-provoking subtext, or imaginative storytelling. So disappointing and just a little aggravating.

 

  


Funny (or perhaps very sad), I didn't even watch it closely enough - all that channel surfing - to pick up any Buffy parallels.  Honestly, I remember very little of the episode, which says a lot.     

 

post #28 of 45
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Do you think Joss Whedon should sue?

 

An ordinary guy is astonished to find out that he's the last of a line of monster slayers. He starts collecting a motley group to help him fight the evil that infects his hometown. He is guided by a ...wait for it....librarian. He researches the "monster of the week" in old books before hunting them down and defeating them. 

 

It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer all over again - without the interesting characters, witty dialogue, thought-provoking subtext, or imaginative storytelling. So disappointing and just a little aggravating.

 

  


well, now i definitely won't bother, but will check out the complete buffy series instead.  have never seen a single episode, but know many people who were fans.  perhaps it's time. 

 

post #29 of 45

Checked out Once Upon a Time and definitely like it. Will be watching again. Still have not seen Grimm, but as others mentioned sounds very Buffy like. However, I think that plotline is probably used a lot, well beyond Buffy.

 

DH and are I watching a Canadian Showcase (not Showtime, eh) show called LostGirl. About a "succubus/fairy" who was raised by humans and didn't understand her powers. When she realized she was Fae, she refused to take alligence to the Light or Dark Fae. So she and her human side kick started a Detective agency to help humans and fae with Monster (Fae) of the Week type problems. Their motley crew includes a werewolf and siren who are both police detectives in human world.

post #30 of 45
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DH and are I watching a Canadian Showcase (not Showtime, eh) show called LostGirl. About a "succubus/fairy" who was raised by humans and didn't understand her powers. When she realized she was Fae, she refused to take alligence to the Light or Dark Fae. So she and her human side kick started a Detective agency to help humans and fae with Monster (Fae) of the Week type problems. Their motley crew includes a werewolf and siren who are both police detectives in human world.


Oooh, that sounds good!  I might have to search and see if I can find it. 

 

post #31 of 45
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Checked out Once Upon a Time and definitely like it. Will be watching again. Still have not seen Grimm, but as others mentioned sounds very Buffy like. However, I think that plotline is probably used a lot, well beyond Buffy.

 

DH and are I watching a Canadian Showcase (not Showtime, eh) show called LostGirl. About a "succubus/fairy" who was raised by humans and didn't understand her powers. When she realized she was Fae, she refused to take alligence to the Light or Dark Fae. So she and her human side kick started a Detective agency to help humans and fae with Monster (Fae) of the Week type problems. Their motley crew includes a werewolf and siren who are both police detectives in human world.


Yeah, I know that there are a lot of concepts that get re-used, over and over again. There are lots of generic doctor shows or police procedurals or lawyer shows. I was just hoping for something a little more inventive and a little less of an obvious, shameless rip-off. When the aunt/mentor was identified as a librarian and our innocent hero started leafing through ancient texts, that's when I lost all hope. There are a lot of really good fairy tale re-tellings in novels these days. I suppose it was asking too much for a network to come up with something more creative. 

 

Aside from the badly warmed-over concept, the rest of the show was poorly done. It's supposed to be a police procedural and the hero is supposed to be an experienced homicide detective. Yet he repeatedly ignored basic police technique and engaged in all sorts of unlawful activity - illegal surveillance, illegal entry, illegal custody of a suspect, brutality. They shot a suspect in the back as he was running away. The writers obviously felt that if the audience bought into the idea that fairy tales are real and monsters walk amongst us, we were also gullible enough to believe that basic police work doesn't matter in a police procedural. Ugh.

 

The acting was pedestrian, the lead was not convincing, the writing was dull, and the story was nothing new.  The cinematography and sets were good (especially the werewolf's little cottage in the woods) but overall - meh. 

 

 

post #32 of 45

Most of the time we give a show 1 pilot and 2 episodes before we ditch it.  We ditched Pan Am but obviously everyone thought it was terrible!  I didn't like that show but I think they're too quick to cancel stuff.

 

We will watch Grimm and Once Upon a Time.

 

We just started watching Terra Nova.

post #33 of 45

We like Terra Nova but we usually get into sci-fi fantasy shows easily. The only I don't like and it's no fault of the show really, is that I was hoping it would be more family friendly. I have an almost 8 year and who LOVES dinosaurs and I was hoping for a show we can watch together. I would say the commericials showed lots of clips of dinosaurs, jungle and the family including a little girl. Sorta a new life for a nice family, with a prehistoric twist.

 

DH suggested we preview it, but I forgot when it first aired.... and DS started viewing it with me. Big mistake. The whole apocolyptic opening scene almost had him in tears. He was freaked out and I couldn't turn it off fast enough.

 

Now the other episodes havn't been so intense, but definitely violent, adult social/political power struggles and plenty of teen angst. Not what my kiddo wants to watch.

 

I will say I read a review of Terra Nova that supported what I had noticed. The commericials pushing a family show, when it reality it's a big budget sci-fi drama - which isn't bad at all :-)

 

Regarding LostGirl. It's pretty good. I like the Fae aspect and charactor chemistry. It's pertty light "drama" that doesn't bog down week to week. But ya know since the main charactors a succubus (feeds off human sexual energy/chi) it brings some interesting scenes into the plotline hehehehe PG 13 - R in language, nudity and sexuality. For adults but not TrueBlood softcore LOL

 

 

post #34 of 45
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Regarding LostGirl. It's pretty good. I like the Fae aspect and charactor chemistry. It's pertty light "drama" that doesn't bog down week to week. But ya know since the main charactors a succubus (feeds off human sexual energy/chi) it brings some interesting scenes into the plotline hehehehe PG 13 - R in language, nudity and sexuality. For adults but not TrueBlood softcore LOL

 

 


Are you located in Canada?  If not, how/where are you watching it? 

 

post #35 of 45

i've been watching Revenge not sure where its going tho, also loving Pan Am and Once upon a Time so far, would like to try and catch up on Terra Nova i love sci-fi 

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Are you located in Canada?  If not, how/where are you watching it? 

 



I am in the US and we watch most shows... from uhhhhh *coughTorrentcough* that DH downloads. Shows just appear on the thumb drive we play on our TV and I just dont' ask where they come from... but sometimes the russian subtitles give it away LOL

post #37 of 45
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DH and are I watching a Canadian Showcase (not Showtime, eh) show called LostGirl. About a "succubus/fairy" who was raised by humans and didn't understand her powers. When she realized she was Fae, she refused to take alligence to the Light or Dark Fae. So she and her human side kick started a Detective agency to help humans and fae with Monster (Fae) of the Week type problems. Their motley crew includes a werewolf and siren who are both police detectives in human world.

sounds like a series I was reading- I think it was called the Mercy Thompson series. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mercedes_Thompson_Series


Did Pan Am get axed?
post #38 of 45

I'm loving Once Upon A Time and American Horror Story is DH's new favorite. Grimm was interesting but I will see what the new episode tomorrow night is like before blocking out that time to watch it every Friday.

 

post #39 of 45

YES to American Horror Story! I'm catching up on the episodes while DD is at school 

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Did Pan Am get axed?

Someone had told me it did but I can't find any evidence of that.
 

 

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