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« Reply #30: September 15, 2008, 10:00:06 am »

We have threads dedicated to favorite movies, bands and songs, but I noticed that we have none for favorite TV shows.

So what are your favorite TV shows?

There are only two shows I feel I need to watch every week, House and Ghost Hunters.  I do enjoy the CSIs, Law & Orders, and Futurama on occasion. 

I saw the first episode of Fringe last night; anybody else see it?  It is reminiscent of The X-Files, which was one of my favorite shows, way back in the day.  It has me interested enough to watch the next episode, but so far I'm not convinced it will make it.  The main charecter is pretty lame.  In fact, the crazy guy is the only real interesting charecter so far.
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« Reply #31: September 15, 2008, 10:10:45 am »

I saw the first episode of Fringe last night; anybody else see it?  It is reminiscent of The X-Files, which was one of my favorite shows, way back in the day.  It has me interested enough to watch the next episode, but so far I'm not convinced it will make it.  The main charecter is pretty lame.  In fact, the crazy guy is the only real interesting charecter so far.

I watched about half of it and gave up.  I was BORED.

It's like they took a random selection of X-files things and tried to turn it into a show, and forgot the concept of characterization or something.  yaaaaaawn.
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« Reply #32: September 15, 2008, 10:38:06 am »

I watched about half of it and gave up.  I was BORED.

It's like they took a random selection of X-files things and tried to turn it into a show, and forgot the concept of characterization or something.  yaaaaaawn.

My favorite X-Files shows were the ones that didn't involve aliens.  It was good that they gave the alien-government conspiracy theory a rest once in awhile, to keep things fresh. 

The Massive Dynamics conspiracy theory plot of Fringe seems like it could get old quick, especially with a lack of interesting charecters.  So we'll see.
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« Reply #33: September 15, 2008, 11:04:50 am »

My favorite X-Files shows were the ones that didn't involve aliens.  It was good that they gave the alien-government conspiracy theory a rest once in awhile, to keep things fresh. 

The Massive Dynamics conspiracy theory plot of Fringe seems like it could get old quick, especially with a lack of interesting charecters.  So we'll see.

I wasn't even thinking of the alien thing - I wasn't thrilled by the conspiracy angle either.

I'm just thinking of stuff like interpersonal dynamics - there was NO sense that these were real people actually interacting and giving a damn, or hating each other, or whatever.  They were just flat.

You'd think a woman that had just lost her boyfriend to maybe-death and was fighting to save his life would have more EMOTION!  she had great lines and delivered them so flatly .. and the response was flat .. all flat.  yuck.
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« Reply #34: September 15, 2008, 11:26:23 am »

I wasn't even thinking of the alien thing - I wasn't thrilled by the conspiracy angle either.
I was referring to the aliens in the X-Files.  There were no aliens in Fringe, but there was the conspiracy angle.


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She did a good job of being pouty and sorry for herself.  It got old quick.  I was hoping she'd toughen up and get angry instead. 
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« Reply #35: September 15, 2008, 11:34:26 am »

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed this.  I occasionally joke that the stuff that happens in the show is just what they tell people.  The show is actually about a closeted gay couple who pretend to be brothers. :p

Hee!  You should see the fanfiction.  And I love how the homoeroticism is acknowledged and played with on the show; it's a running bit that they keep getting taken for a couple.   One of the head writers said her vision of the series was "the epic love story of Sam and Dean."  Cheesy 
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« Reply #36: September 15, 2008, 11:56:15 am »

Hee!  You should see the fanfiction.  And I love how the homoeroticism is acknowledged and played with on the show; it's a running bit that they keep getting taken for a couple.   One of the head writers said her vision of the series was "the epic love story of Sam and Dean."  Cheesy 

Lol.  And yeah, they do play with it on the show, and it's one of the things I like.  It's a pretty playful series.

Plus, you know.  Jensen Ackles.  <daydreams>
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« Reply #37: September 15, 2008, 12:44:41 pm »

Hubby and GeekyFriend and I were talking about it when I first discovered the rumour, and we think they face serious problems with casting just about everyone except Ein.  (Although Ed does have her particular challenges above and beyond the rest, I'll admit.)  I'm just really, really hoping this is not true.  Bebop is fine just the way it is; Keanu or no Keanu, there's no need to screw with it by trying to make some sort of live action travesty.

Heck, I think I'd be suspicious even of another animated movie right now.  The story is complete, or as much so as it needs to be.  Let it be.  (But if you have to mess with it--live action?  Seriously?  Why?)

This also relates to my extreme suspicions regarding Avatar: The Last Airbender (one of my very favourite cartoons on Nick) being optioned as a live-action movie, directed by none other than M. Night Shyamalan. (If anyone has seen this show besides me, they will understand my WTF? response) Avatar, just as much as Bebop, belongs in the animated realm only. Furthermore, Night would bring nothing to the show--he's all wrong for it.

I agree. Just let the thing be, and let not our images of it be marred by Neo running around pretending to be awesome.  Tongue
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« Reply #38: September 15, 2008, 12:48:23 pm »

I agree. Just let the thing be, and let not our images of it be marred by Neo running around pretending to be awesome.  Tongue

Well, the live action Anime genre has actually been popular in Japan for a while now (I even have copies of the two live-action Death Note movies, though I've not had the courage to watch them yet), and movies like Casshern and The Returner certainly have their roots in anime.

I still can't believe that the first anime Hollywood decided to attempt as live action is Dragon Ball, though.  Of all the anime I would never expect to see live, that one's got to be close to the top.
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« Reply #39: September 15, 2008, 12:51:47 pm »

I still can't believe that the first anime Hollywood decided to attempt as live action is Dragon Ball, though.  Of all the anime I would never expect to see live, that one's got to be close to the top.

Oh lord, I forgot about that--what is it going to be, three hours of Goku powering up and staring down the latest challenger bent on conquering the universe? Super-Sayan times 5!  Tongue
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« Reply #40: September 15, 2008, 01:06:17 pm »

Lol.  And yeah, they do play with it on the show, and it's one of the things I like.  It's a pretty playful series.

Plus, you know.  Jensen Ackles.  <daydreams>

I don't think Jensen Ackles is human.  He's just *too pretty*.  (My husband, on seeing the first episode, sat there with his mouth hanging open, and finally stuttered out that JA was the hottest man he had ever seen.)   Worse, he comes across, in interviews, as smart, rather dorky, and shy, and that's just not freaking FAIR.
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« Reply #41: September 15, 2008, 01:20:35 pm »

I don't think Jensen Ackles is human.  He's just *too pretty*.  (My husband, on seeing the first episode, sat there with his mouth hanging open, and finally stuttered out that JA was the hottest man he had ever seen.)   Worse, he comes across, in interviews, as smart, rather dorky, and shy, and that's just not freaking FAIR.


Yeah.  Life is endlessly cruel.

Bizaarely my boyfriend prefers Jared Padlecki (and he has a go at me if I use a non-Polish pronunciation.)
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« Reply #42: September 15, 2008, 01:26:57 pm »

Oh lord, I forgot about that--what is it going to be, three hours of Goku powering up and staring down the latest challenger bent on conquering the universe? Super-Sayan times 5!  Tongue

You know, I was a fan of Dragonball during my teens, but this hurts my head.  Cheesy and animated does not translate well to live-action. 

Same for Avatar- my husband and I own the DVDs and enjoy them, but I cringe when I hear rumors of live-action movies.  Yuck.

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« Reply #43: September 15, 2008, 01:59:36 pm »

My favorite X-Files shows were the ones that didn't involve aliens.  It was good that they gave the alien-government conspiracy theory a rest once in awhile, to keep things fresh. 

My favorite X-Files was the one with Peter Boyle in it, Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose.  But any of the ones that were more on humor, less on grey aliens I really enjoyed.

I still can't believe that the first anime Hollywood decided to attempt as live action is Dragon Ball, though.  Of all the anime I would never expect to see live, that one's got to be close to the top.

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« Reply #44: September 15, 2008, 02:05:08 pm »

My favorite X-Files was the one with Peter Boyle in it, Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose

That was an excellent episode.  I think my favorite episode was the spoof on old horror comics, though, The Post-Modern Prometheus.  It was a lot of fun to see The X-Files paying tribute to the campy old "B" movies that inspired a lot of their material.
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